An ideal option for first-time visitors to Costa Rica, this 8-night vacation features the country’s most interesting and popular highlights –allowing you to experience the beautiful scenery, fascinating culture, and warm and wonderful people! Your welcome to the Rainforest vacation will begin and end your stay with a night in San Jose, the country’s capital city and cultural hub, located in the Central Valley at a sea level that blesses it with spring like temperatures, all year-round. The second destination will be Tortuguero, which is only accessible by boat or small aircraft. A true ecotourism paradise in the middle of the tropical rainforest, Tortuguero will provide a panoramic view of the Caribbean side of the country, with its winding waterways and abundant flora and fauna. Your next stop will be the Arenal Volcano, one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world and a fascinating natural wonder, which regularly delights viewers with its spectacular conic shape. The journey continues to the Monteverde area, known for its spectacular scenery and diverse, rich tropical cloud forest. With its alpine-like weather, it has captured the attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists from around the world.
Your package includes

  • Regular transportation from Juan Santamaria Int’l Airport (SJO) to San Jose area
  • 8 night accommodation
  • Regular package at Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero, Includes: Ground and boat transportation (San Jose – Tortuguero – Guapiles), lodging, daily meals, tour to the secondary Tortuguero canals and visit to the Tortuguero Village
  • Regular transportation from Guapiles to Arenal Volcano
  • Evening Visit to Tabacón Hot Springs, Includes: Transportation, entrance fee & dinner
  • Regular transportation from Arenal Volcano to Monteverde Cloud Forest, Crossing the Arenal Lake by boat
  • Regular half day Trapiche Cultural tour, Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide and entrance fee
  • Regular transfer from Monteverde Cloud Forest to San Jose area
  • Regular transfer from San José to Juan Santamaría Int’l Airport (SJO)
  • Meals : 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Not included
International airfare ・Optional excursions ・Beverages・Gratuities to hotel personnel & guides

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DAY 1 SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT · SAN JOSE


Arrive in San Jose; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel in San Jose.
Accommodation: San Jose for 1 night
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DAY 2 SAN JOSE · TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK


Today you will get an early start in heading towards the Northern Caribbean’s lowlands. In the first part of the trip you will admire beautiful evergreen mountains and beautiful landscapes of the Braulio Carrillo National Park.Once on the Caribbean side you will continue to the local dock area, where the boats are waiting for you to transfer you to the Tortuguero National Park. A scenic two and half hour boat ride will take you through the canals sheltered in the jungle of the rainforest, and from the boat, you will be able to admire the unique flora and fauna of this region. Upon arrival, you will receive a short briefing of your hotel and the surrounding area, followed by lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the village of Tortuguero, where you will learn the lifestyle o f local residents and the significant conservation efforts that some NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have developed to protect sea turtles that come to spawn each year along the 22 miles of protected coastline. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Tortuguero for 2 nights
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DAY 3 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK


Today, we will visit Tortuguero National Park secondary canals that will dazzle you with its enormous biodiversity. From the boat, you can feel a pure contact with nature in a paradise that offers visitors 2000
species of plants and 400 species of trees, just as you can observe some of the 405 bird species here is also presence of crocodiles, different species of turtles and freshwater fish. Tortuguero will definitely offer a unique and unforgettable experience. Much of the National Park extends along its unspoiled beaches that serve as refuge for spawning of the sea turtles, this event occurs between the months of July to September (extra cost visit). Overnight at Pachira Lodge. (B/L/D)

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