GT-604 – COSTA RICA – A RAINFOREST & VOLCANO EXPEDITION

GT-604

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San Jose, Tortuguero, and Arenal
Seven Days / Six Nights
Minimum two passengers

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival in San Jose

Meet and greet at Juan Santamaría International airport and transfer to your hotel in San Jose.
Overnight accommodations Aurola Holiday Inn Hotel – Standard Double Room

DAY 2: San José – Tortuguero (B, L, D)

Early pick up from your hotel. Admire the biodiversity of an astonishing protected area in Costa Rica as the bus drives through Braulio Carrillo National Park. Stop on route to have a delicious typical breakfast. Be a special guest in a banana processing and packing plant and learn more about one of Costa Rica’s prime product (subject to availability). Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to Caño Blanco pier and let this extraordinary exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero canals. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious lunch as you arrive to the lodge. After lunch, visit to the picturesque town, the green turtle museum and the beach area. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
From July to September: Optional night tour (not included in the package) to observe the turtle nesting.
Overnight accommodations Pachira Lodge – Standard double room)

DAY 3: Tortuguero (B, L, D)

After breakfast, guided walking tour through the trails. Free time before lunch. In the afternoon, visit to Tortuguero National Park exploring the canals in small, open boats to allow a better visibility. Tortuguero is a network of navigable lakes, rivers and canals (both natural and man-made) that are used for transportation and are a great place for observing local wildlife such as birds, monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, American crocodiles and caimans.

The canals also provide shelter to endangered animals such as the Oriental Indian Manatee, crocodiles, a large variety of crustaceous and about 30 species of sweet water fish, including the Gaspar, considered as a living fossil. Free time before dinner is served. Dinner included.
Overnight accommodations Pachira Lodge – Standard double room)

DAY 4: Tortuguero – Arenal (B, L)

After breakfast, shared boat transfer back to Caño Blanco and then shared ground transfer to Siquirres where you will take a shuttle bus to Arenal/La Fortuna. Lunch is included along the way.
Overnight accommodations Arenal Springs Hotel – Junior Suite Room Double

DAY 5: Arenal (B, D)

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, take a shared tour to Arenal Volcano & Tabacón Hot Springs. Dinner is included. See from up close the activities of the great colossus, its constant emissions of gases, vapors of water and explosions of fireworks. Follow this with a fabulous and healthful bath in the hot springs.
Few sites in Costa Rica inspire more respect and admiration than Arenal Volcano. At 5437 feet, its tall and conical shape stands imposing over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remains Costa Rica’s most active volcano for the past 43 years. Its history is charged with eruptions – both major and minor – that have intimately affected the region and the people who live here.
This tour will allow you to enjoy the most extraordinary views of Arenal Volcano during a gentle hike along the lower slopes of the colossus. The walk begins in one of the trails close to the volcano and continues through the forest until reaching the area destroyed in its first eruption, back in 1968. This tour takes approximately 2 ½ hours.
After the hike, a relaxing soak into the natural mineral waters of the Tabacon Hot Springs will finish a perfect day. Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth’s energy.
Included: Entrance fee, guide, transfers and dinner
Overnight accommodations Arenal Springs Hotel – Junior Suite Room Double

DAY 6: Arenal – San Jose (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a shared ground transfer bus from Arenal to San José. Upon arrival there transfer to hotel for overnight.
Overnight accommodations Aurola Holiday Inn Hotel – Standard Double Room

DAY 7: Departur San Jose (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.. Private transfer to Juan Santamaría International airport for your flight to your next destination.

RATE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $880.00

INCLUDED:

Private arrival transfers with English speaking assistance Daily breakfast All meals, tours and entrance to the National Park while in Tortuguero 2 nights at the Aurola Holiday Inn
2 nights at Pachira Lodge 2 nights at Arenal Springs Hotel. All ground shared transfers within Costa Rica Shared walking tour to Tortuguero village Shared boat tour to Tortuguero National Park Entrance fee to Tortuguero National park Shared tour to Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs. Dinner included Private departure transfer All hotel taxes

NOT INCLUDED:

International ir between USA and Costa Rica. Departure tax (US$29 per person), tips, optional tours, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, air tickets to/from Costa Rica

 

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