This 7-night tour takes you around the most impressive natural jewels of Costa Rica including the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Poas Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park and beach. All in the comfort of a state of the art bus with an expert guide and professional photographer throughout the tour.
Why Stay Here
This 8-day tour includes all transfers between the hotels, airport and visited attractions. Breakfast every day of your stay is also included along with stays at carefully selected hotels including brand name resorts like the DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton, the recognized Baldi Hot Springs resort, and the largest hotel in Monteverde: El Establo Mountain Resort. In Jaco Beach, you will stay at the top rated Oceano Jaco Hotel and Residence and in Samara at the popular Villas Playa Samara beachfront resort.
- 8 Day / 7 Night Tour
- Bilingual Guide / Photographer / Driver
- 4 Star Hotel Accommodations
- 10 Included Activities
- Capital City of Costa Rica
- Poas Volcano
- La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- Arenal Volcano
- Samara Beach
- Jaco Beach
- Tarcoles River Bridge
- Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Tarcoles River Bridge
- Manuel Antonio National Park
- Jaco Beach
This Tour takes place every week on FRIDAYS
and SUNDAYS Only
. Please search dates for 8 Days - 7 nights only arriving and departing from San Jose [SJO
Bilingual guide [Spanish / English] certified by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute.Meals
Breakfast is included every morning of your stay.
Some other meals are included as specified above.
Some hotels offer Guests special discounts at property restaurants and bars. Please inquire at the front desk of each hotel.
- DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton Hotel in San Jose or similar hotel in San Jose
- Baldi Hotel and Hotsprings Resort or similar hotel in the Arenal Volcano area
- Hotel Villas Playa Samara or similar hotel for the nights in Guanacaste
- Hotel El Establo or similar hotel for the night in Monteverde
- Oceano Jaco Hotel and Residences or similar hotel in Jaco Beach.
All bedding selection at each listed hotel or similar hotel are subject to hotel availability upon arrival.
Entertainment & Activities
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica!
After your flight into San Jose International Airport [SJO], you`ll find the DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton Hotel complimentary shuttle which will take you to the hotel for the first night. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure by venturing into the city or enjoying the resorts amenities. You should prepare for breakfast at 7 am in the morning of Day 2.
Breakfast will be ready for you bright and early on the second day [and every day of the tour] at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari. At breakfast you will meet the rest of your group as well as your guide who will gladly answer any pressing questions you have, and you and your group will go over all the details of your trip including documentation.
After breakfast we depart for the Poas Volcano National Park, and, weather permitting, you will gaze upon one of the largest volcanic craters in the world. During the hike up to the volcano, you will be met by a tropical highland rainforest with matchless and vibrant vegetation. Entrance to the park is included in the initial cost of the tour.
Next, we`ll take a short drive from the Poas Volcano National Park and stop at La Paz Waterfall Gardens; one of the most popular natural attractions in Costa Rica. This theme park revolves around animals, insects, plants and the terrain of Costa Rica, and features a beautiful waterfall as well as carefully designed enclosures. Displays of some of the most well-known natural inhabitants of Costa Rica abound at La Paz. While visiting the waterfall gardens there will be a sumptuous lunch featuring some of Costa Ricas local cuisine and popular dishes.
From La Paz Waterfall Gardens we`ll continue the adventure towards Costa Ricas Northern Plains and the crown jewel of Arenal Volcano. We will arrive around sunset, just in time to check-in. After check-in, you can enjoy access to Baldi Hot Springs Resort`s world famous hot springs with multiple temperatures and sizes which are also included as part of the tours cost. There are 25 thermo-mineral pools at Baldi, and a relaxing soak will be perfect to prepare you for day 3.
A day of exploration or adventure awaits, and it is your choice! You can select between a national park hike or Cano Negro wildlife refuge excursion or an exhilarating white-water expedition in the Balsa River rapids, an adrenaline packed canyon climbing, rappelling and discovery excursion.
At the end of the day, cool down in the relaxing hot springs at Baldi Hot Springs Resort and Spa, where you can enjoy the thermal hot springs nestled within the misty tropical jungle of Costa Rica. You will enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, and spend the night at this beautiful resort where you`ll take in breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano from the mineral baths. There are also two restaurants, a dry bar and a wet bar if you are famished or thirsty from your day of authentic Costa Rica adventure.
Time for some relaxing beach time! Today we visit Costa Ricas world famous gold coast, Guanacaste; known for its amazing weather year round, pristine beaches, and for being the last tropical dry forest in the world.
We will take you for 2 nights at the beautiful Villas Playa Samara Resort, right on the water in beautiful Samara beach, rated in the top 10 beaches of Costa Rica by Tripadvisor.com. The Resort boasts rooms featuring modern interior design while maintaining an authentic harmony with its exuberant natural surroundings.
Recharge your batteries lounging by the pool or visit the tour desk at the resort and choose from a varied array of activities available for purchase, ranging from deep sea fishing to cool surf lessons. You can also choose to relax in one of the best beaches in Guanacaste, with warm haute colored sand, tranquil waters and the amazing view of Isla Chora.
Today you will go to another Costa Rica`s natural jewels: the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The cloud forest was named for its permanent cloud cover, and not only boasts its own micro climate but it is also one of the most bio diverse regions on Earth. It has been ranked 14th in terms of places you must visit in the world by Newsweek, and you will trek through the cloud forest on board the included and top selling Sky Walk, Sky Tram and Sky Trek Tour. The Sky Adventures, Sky Trek tour is the BEST in Costa Rica and features the longest zip line cable in the country.
The cloud forest is simply stunning, and you will observe wildlife as it happens as the sky tram passes high over the forest canopy. After trekking through the cloud forest, you will have the remainder of the evening at your disposal to either discover the village of Monteverde or relax and enjoy the amenities of Hotel El Establo where you will be staying for the night.
Manuel Antonio National Park is on the agenda after breakfast on Day 7. The crown jewel of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has been voted one of the 12 most beautiful national parks in the world by Forbes due to its inspiring mix of rainforest, pristine warm waters, clear colored sand and impressive wildlife. On the way we will stop at Tarcoles River Bridge to spot wild crocodiles.
Afterwards, get ready for a guided hike of the park, where the opportunity to spot wild sloths, monkeys, marine birds and much more is more than likely. Also, explore the most unspoiled beaches that Costa Rica has to offer.
Transportation will be provided to Jaco for check-in at the brand new Oceano Jaco Hotel and Residences or Tramonto Hotel in popular Jaco Beach. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying the hotels amenities or discovery the bustling night life and entertainment of Jaco Beach.
Time to go back home! There will be 1 departure at 7 am from Oceano Jaco Hotel and Residence or Tramonto Hotel for your convenience. Drive time to the airport is about 1.5 hour from Jaco Beach. You must be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure time.
Must book at least 15 days prior to arrival date.
Please Bring for this tour:
- Comfortable Hiking Shoes
- Flip-Flops or Sandals
- Summer Clothes
- Swim Trunks
- Sun Block
- Insect Repellent
- Sun Glasses
All transfers as described above are included in the package.
Comfortable touring bus the entire trip.Flights
This tour is best enjoyed with flights arriving and departing from San Jose [SJO] Airport.
Bookit.com suggests that you look for a flight arriving into San Jose no later
on Day 1 and your departure on Day 11 no earlier
than 12:00PM (Noon).