Day 1 – Airport Transfer to hotel in San Jose
At your arrival,we 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 – Transfer to Arenal Area
Situated 91 km northwest of San José, the Arenal Volcano is one the most active volcanoes in the Americas. In 1968 it erupted decimating the small town of Tabacón.
Day 4 – Day at leisure in Arenal Volcano Area.
Day 5 – Transfer to Monteverde and afternoon at leisure
Monteverde means Green Mountain in Spanish, and rightly so, as it is a lush, misty and cloudy small town nestled in the North Region at the edge of the Tilaran range, 110 miles from San Jose, but well worth the trek, as it is considered a premiere ecotourism destination. Newsweek recently named it as one of the 100 Places to Remember before They Disappear, appearing as the Americas’ No. 14. National Geographic has named it the “the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves.” It is no surprise that tourists and naturalists flock to this region to experience the captivating natural beauty, and unrivaled biodiversity that is Monteverde.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve was created in 1972, and is a 10,500 hectare region, composed of 90% untouched virgin forest, and thus considered one of the regions most prized travel locations.
Montverde’s’ variable climate and high altitude has helped to produce an extremely high level of biodiversity. It is home to 2500 plant species – containing an unprecedented 34 out of 500 species worldwide, the highest concentration in any area.
The region boasts 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects.
Day 6 – Day at leisure in Monteverde
Day 7 – Transfer from Monteverde to San Jose & day at leisure in San José
Breakfast at your hotel in Monteverde.
Transfer from Monteverde to San Jose, by shuttle.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in San Jose.
Day 8 – Airport Transfer
Transfer from your hotel in San Jose to the International Airport for your flight home.