11D/10N PURA VIDA NATURAL JEWELS
From SGD 3578
Located in between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is characterized with volcanoes, mountains, rainforests and beaches. It is a true adventure to travel across these impressive landscapes. While in Costa Rica go and look for the Costa Rican Pura Vida which means pure life, however to the people it means much more than just that, it is about looking at what you have instead of what you don´t have and start living your life!
Day 01: San José
Welcome to San José, Costa Rica. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Explore the city and its charms, its theaters, museums, shopping, or just enjoy a coffee while watching the daily life of the “Ticos”. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02: San José – Tortuguero
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will drive through the majestic Braulio Carrillo National Park on your way Guapiles, where you will enjoy a delicious typical breakfast. Our destination is a boat dock to board our river launch and embark on a 1 hour 30 minutes journey through the rivers and canals of Tortuguero before arriving at our hotel. After lunch, we will visit the town of Tortuguero. Dinner is included. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Tortuguero
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will hike throw the private trails of the Hotel. After lunch you will tour by boat through the canals of Tortuguero. The Tortuguero National Park is famous for being the habitat for seven species of turtles, a great diversity of crustaceans and many species of freshwater fish. Also, we recommend the night tour to see nesting sea turtles (July to September). Dinner is included. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 04: Tortuguero – Arenal volcano
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel back through the canals of Tortuguero to reach the pier where your ground transportation will meet you. Awaiting you today in the Northern Plains is the impressive Arenal Volcano, a natural wonder offering you the chance to witness the cone-shaped crater. Along the way there, you will see various agricultural and ornamental plant plantations and cattle ranches, until you reach the town of La Fortuna. The town is worth visiting to walk and to have lunch or dinner. Your hotel is strategically located to appreciate the Volcano. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 05: Arenal volcano
Breakfast at the hotel. The resorts with hot springs and Spas are one of the biggest attractions to enjoy in this region. Another claim to fame in the area is the amount of activities available: canopy tours, suspension bridges, aerial trams, a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall either by walking or horseback riding, as well as other activities on Lake Arenal. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 06: Arenal volcano – Monteverde
Breakfast at the hotel. Our transfer to the Monteverde Cloud Forest will be a combination of land, water, and land again. This option is the best way to travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde. Our minibus will pick you up at your hotel to take you to Lake Arenal, where we will board a motorized canoe across Lake Arenal to get to Rio Chiquito; then, another minibus will take you to your hotel in beautiful Monteverde. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 07: Monteverde
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day. Monteverde is globally recognized for its cloud forest that extends to both sides of the Continental Divide. Currently, there are two reserves in the area: the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. You will be amazed at the area’s diversity and richness of nature walking along the numerous trails in either reserve. In the higher parts of the forest, there exists what is called “natural Elfin Forest” (the climate is such that the tallest trees do not exceed 10 meters). There are many activities in the area to complement your visit: adventure zip line tours, hanging bridges, hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, a Serpentarium (one of the best in the country), a nocturnal wildlife tour, horseback riding, a cheese tour (cheeses made in the town are the best in Costa Rica), etc. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 08: Monteverde – Manuel Antonio
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will journey down the mountains to the warm Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is your next destination; it is home to the smallest but most visited national parks in Costa Rica. During our trip, we will stop at the famous Tarcoles River Bridge to observe giant crocodiles. The lush landscape along the Central Pacific Coast is composed of rice and palm oil plantations. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09: Manuel Antonio
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day. The Manuel Antonio National Park is known for its beautiful beaches between mountains and forests. It has several trails for walking, viewpoints, and a high probability of seeing animals, especially the 4 species of Costa Rican monkeys, sloths, coatis, and raccoons. Many adventures are available in the Manuel Antonio area, such as canopy tours, horseback riding, sunset cruises to see dolphins and whales, and whitewater rafting on the Savegre River. The area offers a wide variety of cuisine for all tastes. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Manuel Antonio
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the facilities of the Hotel as well the sun and the sea. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 11: Manuel Antonio – San José
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appointed hour, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
- Accommodation in 3 & 4 start Hotels with Breakfast
- Meals: 10B 2L 2D • Transfers as mentioned
- Regular excursion: Hike in the Tortuguero Village
- Regular excursion: Hike in the private trails of the hotel
- Regular excursion: Boat excursion through the Tortuguero Canals
- Entrance fee to the Tortuguero National Park
- Sales tax
- Infants from 0-5 years are free of charge
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Price is per person on sharing basis
- Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
- All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
- All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions
- Prices do not include any additional Airport charges or other charges