Day 1 – Airport Transfer to hotel in San Jose
At your arrival, will have a representative past the immigration point at the end of the ramp, waiting for you, holding a visible placard with your last name. The representative will not be able to provide assistance with your luggage inside the airport, as you’re the only person permitted to do so.
Once you have exited the airport, our driver will gladly assist you with your luggage and private transportation to the hotel in San Jose.
Day 2 – Combo Tour ( Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
We will first drive you through the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. On the way to the volcano we will visit Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast and a coffee tour, in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica.
After the coffee tour we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park. Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Water Fall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail that leads to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the largest butterfly observatory in the country, the impressive hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house and the frog’s exhibit. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in San José.
Day 3 – Adventure Combo: Canopy, rafting or horseback riding
Costa Rica provides White Water Rafting experiences that take your adrenaline to top levels and fascinating Canopy Tours going high above the treetops. Now you can enjoy the two activities in an extraordinary way. Discover the natural marvels of Sarapiqui; an extensive territory located in the northeastern parts of the country, with a variety of crystal clear rivers, an abundance of beautiful tropical forests and villages inhabited by friendly and laborious people.
Leaving San José the tour traverses the majestic scenary of Braulio Carrillo National Park and arriving in Sarapiqui we will enjoy two adventurous attractions: the Canopy Tour in the middle of a secondary forest with trees of high altitude and after lunch the White Water Rafting in the agitating waters of the Sarapiqui River.
The Canopy Tour takes about an hour and a half and the nine cables of different length stretch over the forest with the last one crossing the Sarapiqui River.
The rafting at Sarapiqui River has different levels between class II and class III, presenting vibrant scenary to those who want to participate in this exciting activity. Nine miles of unexpected rapids in combination with calm and relaxing intervals makes this an unforgettable experience for bird watchers and nature lovers. After the tour, we will take you back to your hotel in San José.
Day 4 – Tour to the Arenal Volcano Area & visit to Tabacon Hotsprings Resort
One of the most popular tours that we offer. This tour shows the best of both worlds, in terms of the raw untamed beauty of the imposing Arenal Volcano, which is juxtaposed against the lush and soothing thermal waters of Tabacon Hot Springs. All this set against a backdrop of lush vegetation and breathtaking views of the nearly perfect conical shaped lines of the volcano.
Enroute to the Arenal Volcano there will be a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, known as the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. In Sarchi, you can see many of the handicrafts that Costa Rica has to offer, as well as the possibility of feasting your eyes on the world largest ox cart. For the record, according to the Guinness book of world recorded, the cart is nearly 45 feet long (14 meters) and weighs 4400 lbs (2 tons).
The journey will then continue, traversing diverse plantations with agricultural products until arriving to the small town of La Fortuna, and stopping to enjoy lunch at a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the volcano.
Then you will go on to relax at one of the best hot springs in the area where you will revel in the cleansing and rejuvenating effects of the thermal waters, as well as an optional massage or other special treatment, if you choose, that must be reserved ahead of time to ensure availability.
Tabacon Hot springs combines the four elements of nature; the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest, and the fertile earth of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region, to provided visitors with a first rate experience.
And for a perfect ending, before going back to San José, a wonderful dinner will be served with a great view of the volcano.
Day 5 – San José City Tour
This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. It begins with an orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, we will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece of art and architecture. Afterwards we will visit one of the many museums of Costa Rica.
We will continue heading to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various sites of interest. A brief stop will be made in a beautiful art craft shopping store, allowing you to browse through it before returning to your hotel and why not, buy some souvenirs for those who are expecting you back at home. After your tour we will take you back to your hotel.
Day 6 – Day at leisure
Optional tours available (not included)
Day 7 – Airport Transfer
Transfer from your hotel in San Jose to the International Airport for your flight home.
•Private round-trip airport transfers
•6 nights in a San Jose hotel (Standard room, breakfast and taxes included).
•Combo Tour (Entrance fee to Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour and La Paz Waterfall Garden)
•Adventure Combo (Visit to Sarapiqui, equipment for rafting, equipment for canopy)
•Arenal Volcano Tour (Visit to Sarchí and entrance fee to Tabacon Hot Springs)
•San Jose City Tour (Entrance fee to The National Theater and Golden Museum)
•Meals not mentioned
•Airport Departure taxes (US$29.00 per person).
•Hotel extras (phone calls, laundry, room service, etc.)
•Tips (not mandatory but appreciated)