Day 1 – Airport Transfer to hotel in San Jose
At your arrival, you 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 – San Jose City Tour (B)
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 in art and architecture. Afterwards we will visit one of the many unique 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.
Day 3 – Combo Tour (Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour & La Paz Waterfall Gardens) (B/L)
Poas Volcano 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 4 – Transfer to Arenal Volcano Area & Area & Visit to Tabacon Hotsprings (B/L/D)
Situated a mere 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.
Shortly after marveling at the magnificent Arenal Volcano, we will visit the Tabacon Hot Springs where we will bask in the soothing waters and be caressed by the cool night air while observing the stars and the incredible night sky above the volcano. At a convenient time after your arrival to the resort, we will treat you to a scrumptious dinner and at the end of the evening you will be transferred to your hotel in Arenal.
Day 5 – Day at leisure in the Arenal Volcano (B)
Day 6 – Transfer to Monteverde & day at leisure in Monteverde (B)
Day 7 – Hanging Bridges at Sky Adventures
Day 8 – Transfer from Monteverde to San Jose & day at leisure in San José (B)
Day 9 – Upon arrival at Corcovado
Transportation to local airport for a 45-minute flight to Palmar Sur, followed by a 30-minute airport transfer to La Hacienda reception center in Sierpe. Then we will take a scenic 90-minute boat trip down the Sierpe River, where we can admire the mangrove wetlands.
Upon arrival at Casa Corcovado, you will enjoy a complementary welcome cocktail before lunch and you will have time to explore the nature trails and the beach before dinner.
Day 10 – Corcovado National Park (B/L/D)
Full day excursion in Corcovado National Park, which includes a picnic lunch and nature guide.
Day 11 – Caño Negro Biological Reserve Tour (B/L/D)
Full day excursion in Corcovado, which includes a picnic lunch and a snorkeling adventure, along with a nature guide.
Day 12 – Domestic Flight back to San Jose (B)
Day 13 – Airport Transfer
Transfer from your hotel in San Jose to the International Airport for your flight home.