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About this Tour

10 Days - 9 Nights
San Jose (3 nts) / Tortuguero (2 nts) / Arenal (2 nts) / Monteverde (2 nts)

Tour / Package Extensions, Local Sightseeing Tours, Car Rental and/or other services can be arranged, subject to availability and price alteration.

A varied ecological experience combining an independent stay in San Jose with a guided tour cruising the canals of Tortuguero National Park, where you will see a variety of birds, monkeys, sloths and crocodiles, as well as a chauffeur driven tour of northern Costa Rica. Poas Volcano with its mile wide active crater and hot water lake, is followed by a visit to Arenal, where you can bathe in the Tabacon Hot Springs, with a view of Arenal volcano that has frequent fire eruptions. In Monteverde Cloud Forest in addition to seeing an immense variety of birds including the splendid Quetzal you can visit a butterfly farm. On the way back to San Jose you can go shopping for souvenirs in Sarchi village, Costa Rica's main handicraft center including the traditional hand-painted oxcart.
Suggested Intinerary
  Day 1 - USA / San Jose
Flight to San Jose. Arrival transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore the surroundings.
    Day 6 - Arenal
Day at leisure in Arenal. You can enjoy a swim in the hotel's pool or bathe in the hot springs of Tabacon Spa. In the evening you can have dinner at the Spa's panoramic restaurant overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano, with its frequent fire eruptions. (B)
  Day 2 - San Jose
Day free. You can go on a city tour of San Jose or one of the many other optional tours available, including Rain Forest Aerial Tram; Lankester Gardens; Coffee Plantation or White Water Rafting. (B)
    Day 7 - Arenal / Monteverde
Morning at leisure in Arenal. Afternoon drive alongside the Arenal Lake, where you will enjoy splendid views, before going through the Tilaran Mountains to Monteverde Cloud Forest. (B)
  Day 3 - San Jose / Tortuguero
This morning travelling east towards the Caribbean coast, you will visit Braulio Carrillo National Park and will see a variety of landscapes including cloud forest, dense jungle, rivers and waterfalls. On the coast you will board a boat, which will take you through the Tortuguero canals to the Lodge. (L,D)
    Day 8 - Monteverde
After breakfast you will visit Monteverde Biological Reserve. Composed of diverse ecological communities of flora and fauna, this large private reserve is home to an immense variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and hundreds of bird species, including the legendary Quetzal. Afternoon free. You can go hiking, horseback riding, or visit the Butterfly Garden and the Hummingbird Gallery. (B)
  Day 4 - Tortuguero
Your morning boat tour will take you through one of the most biologically diverse areas in the country. The National Park of Tortuguero is a nesting site for the green turtle and you will have the opportunity to see monkeys and other mammals, as well as an immense variety of birds. The afternoon is at leisure and you can rent a canoe to explore the area at your own pace. (B,L,D)
    Day 9 - Monteverde / Sarchi / San Jose
Today you will visit the village of Sarchi, the country's most famous crafts center. You can watch craftsmen hand-paint the traditional oxcarts and shop for souvenirs. Continue to San Jose for overnight. (B)
  Day 5 - Tortuguero / Poas / Arenal
Early morning departure for your flight to San Jose. You will be met at the airport and travel north to see the mighty Poas Volcano, with its mile wide active crater and hot water lake. Continue through the farmland of San Carlos to Arenal. (B)
    Day 10 - San Jose / USA
Morning free. Afternoon departure for your return flight to USA. (B)
Hotels Featured     Package Features
No.of Nts   Location   Hotel Name   Category
  San Jose   Melia Cariari  
* * * * *


  Mawamba Lodge  
* * *
Montana del Fuego
* * * *
  Monteverde   Belmar  
* * *
Descriptions and prices, available upon request.

• Round trip airfare.
• Accommodation for 9 nights at the hotels listed.
• Round trip airport transfers, plus transportation by small plane (8-12 seats), minibus or car (if applicable), as per the itinerary.
• Breakfast daily. Other meals as listed on the itinerary, as follows:
(B) = Breakfast / (L) = Lunch / (D) = Dinner
• Escorted sightseeing tours as per the itinerary.
• Hotel taxes and service charges.
• Services of the local Skyline's Representatives.

DEPARTURE DATES: Daily departures
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