Costa Rica Budget Vacation - Costa Rica Holiday with special discounts: A beautiful combination of rainforest, Caribbean beaches, Volcanoes, and Cloud forest.
Package # 3 (11 d/10 n) -San Jose – Tortuguero National Park – Puerto Viejo beach -Arenal Volcano- Monteverde Cloud Forest-San Jose
Day 01: San Jose
Upon arrival at Juan Santamaría International airport, our driver will meet and transfer you to Colaye hotel in San José, all the rooms have air conditioning, TV cable, private bathroom with hot water and internet access.
Day 02: San Jose/ Tortuguero
Tour to Tortuguero National Park. Typical breakfast included on the way and visit to a banana plantation. Boat transfer to your lodge. Lunch. In the afternoon visit to Tortuguero town and the small museum of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. Dinner. Overnight at Evergreen Lodge.
Boat ride to the National Park, hidden canals and lagoons around the park. Breakfast. Hiking guided tour in beautiful trails near your hotel. Lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner. Overnight at Evergreen Lodge.
Day 04: Tortuguero/ Puerto Viejo beach
After breakfast boat and land transfer to Siquirres area. Lunch. Transfer with the shuttle bus to Puerto Viejo beach. Overnight at Azania Bungalows. Designed and crafted in a unique style that blends traditional materials, exotic woods and thatched-palm roofs, with a modern building concept, each bungalow has a particular atmosphere.
Day 05: Puerto Viejo beach/ snorkeling and hiking in Cahuita National park
Breakfast. Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park. You will visit the many unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Cahuita National Park; its one of the most beautiful regions of the country. Its main attraction is a picture postcard reality of white sandy beaches, thousands of swaying palm trees, a calm sea of crystal-clear water and a live coral reef. In a glass fiber boat, plus Capitan and guide, you will be able to appreciate: 35 different coral species such as: You can practice the snorkelling for 2 or 3 hours, in different places of the most important Coral Reef of Costa Rica. After the snorkelling, the boat capitan will take you to Cahuita Point. Right there, if you want, you can swim in the peaceful and warm water of the Caribbean Sea while you take a refreshment of tropical fruits. The tour includes lunch. Overnight at Azania bungalows.
Day 06: Puerto Viejo/ Pacuare river rafting/ Arenal
Pacuare river rafting. We'll stop for a delicious breakfast along the way. Once we arrive at the verdant banks of the Pacuare River, our professional guides will instruct you on paddling techniques and safety procedures before you don your helmets, grab you paddles and climb aboard the inflatable rafts for an unforgettable adventure. The Pacuare is a swift flowing river that offers visitors a unique and exciting rafting experience within one of Costa Rica's most unspoiled wilderness areas. In fact, expert rafters call the Pacuare one of the world's best white-water runs. Once in the river, you'll battle powerful rapids and rolling waves that spill over the sides of the raft drenching everyone with excitement and fun. Lunch on the way. Continue to Arenal area. Dinner. Overnight at La Pradera hotel in a room with view to Arenal Volcano.
Day 07: Arenal/ Baldi Hot Springs
In the afternoon visit to Arenal Volcano National Park and Baldi Hot Springs, our hike takes you to the active side of the volcano where our naturalist guide will take you through rain forest trails for a nice and gentle hike where you can see a great diversity of flora and fauna and animals such as, monkeys, toucans, iguanas, plenty of birds and sometimes snakes. Once we arrive at the observation point we will be able to hear and feel the deep rumbling that proceeds occasional eruptions of steam, smoke and molten lava. At night if it is not to cloudy the show is even more incredible as the mammoth volcano spews red lava and huge rocks glowing against the black sky. While watching the volcano and taking pictures, our guide will share some information and history about the area and the volcano’s activity. Then we will continue our way down to the exotic and relaxing Hot Springs nearby, to sit back and relax in the volcanic water and sooth every aching muscle. Dinner. Overnight at La Pradera hotel.
Day 08: Arenal/ Monteverde
Breakfast. In the morning, you will travel to Monteverde by land and boat transportation crossing the Arenal Lake. Monteverde is the Costa Rica's premier cloud forest. This 26,000-acre reserve is home to an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Overnight at Claro de Luna hotel.
Day 09: Monteverde/ Selvatura park
After breakfast, you will be taken to Selvatura walkways; this is a unique system of suspension bridges that zigzag through deep canyons at the level of the treetops and also enjoy the canopy tour adventure, then you will have free afternoon to enjoy other attractions of the area. Overnight at Claro de Luna hotel.
Day 10: Monteverde/ San Jose
Breakfast. Free morning to enjoy the area. In the afternoon transfer with the shuttle bus to San Jose area. Overnight at Colaye hotel.
Day 11: San Jose/ Flight back home
After breakfast our drive will transfer you to the International Airport.
Rate: from $909.00 per person based on double occupancy
Not included in the rate: Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park $10,00 per person. Optional night tour to see the turtles nesting $35,00 per person from July to October
Important note: Rates in US dollars, valid just for this quotation