Animal-lovers will be spoilt for choice on our Classic Costa Rica Tour with everything from sloths to caiman and capuchins to dolphins calling the conservationist’s dream their home. Jungle, volcanoes, cloud forests and beaches, this itinerary has it all!
Welcome to Costa Rica! For your added comfort, once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will have one of our representatives waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you to your hotel in San José.
Prepare for a day of adventure this morning as you board a comfortable, shared touring bus at your hotel in San José. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you make your way through the city to Braulio Carrillo National Park. Once you’ve arrived at the port, you will be transferred by boat to the lodge. Here is your chance to experience the beautiful Tortuguero River and Tortuguero National Park canals.
Head out in search of adventure. You can do your own walk on the hotel trails or take an optional excursion. In the afternoon join a guided Canal Tour to experience the jungle which surrounds the nearby canals. Through an infinite network of river canals and mangroves you will experience a truly unique contact with nature. Your guide will explain what they’ve learnt about this beautiful jungle flora and fauna.
Arenal Volcano located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.
Hike along a 1.5-kilometer section of the National Park Peninsula (1.5-mile) easy trail for approximately one hour; During the whole trip you will be able to enjoy excellent landscapes with view to the Lake Arenal and Volcanic Range of Tilarán in the different observation bays that are along the whole trail. Take a trip along the wooded shores of Lake Arenal and islets to try to find some animals. This is the ideal place to make the best scenic photographs of the volcano, if it is clear after about 45 minutes, the boat docks in the sector of the Arenal Dam.
Free day to explore the area around Arenal Volcano
Drive to Monteverde then enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.
A startling haven for all that is living and natural, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve promises a journey that will make you one with nature–at a whole new level.
Embark on the Hanging bridges tour! Selvatura’s Tree Top Walkways consist of a 1.9-mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that leads you through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet (50 meters) and 510 feet (170 meters) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet (12 meters) and 180 feet (60 meters).
Drive to Tamarindo
Tamarindo, with its glorious beaches, offers outstanding surfing opportunities for beginners, intermediate and experienced surfers. Watch the majestic leatherback turtles come upon shore to nest at Playa Grande or enjoy an early bird watching tour. Take a kayak snorkeling tour, horseback ride along beautiful beaches, or zip through the canopy of the tropical dry forest on a canopy tour.
The tour starts aboard our luxury, stable catamaran at the Flamingo Marina area. Our crew will set the sail (depending on wind) and navigate for about 5 miles giving us access to some of the beautiful isolates beaches and snorkel locations of Costa Rica. A snorkeling guide will be pleasuring to show you the marine wildlife such as: pufferfish, starfish, sea turtle, dolphin, and whale.
Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.
Drive back to San Jose
A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer from your hotel to San José Airport today. Depart from International Airport
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