Jewels of Costa Rica
- Duration: 7 Days
¡Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! After your flight into San Jose
International Airport (SJO), you’ll find the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari
complimentary shuttle which will take you to the hotel for the first night.
Upon check-in, a welcome packet with important information about the adventure
you are about to embark on will be delivered. You can spend the rest of the day
at your leisure by venturing into the city or enjoying the resort’s 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
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
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 Rica’s local cuisine and popular dishes.
From La Paz Waterfall
Gardens we’ll continue our adventure towards Costa Rica’s 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 tour’s 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 sugar cane
and pineapple plantation, national park hike or caño negro wildlife refuge
tarpon fishing excursion or an exhilarating white water expedition in the Balsa
River rapids, an adrenaline packed canyon climbing, rappelling and discovery
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 Rica’s 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. The Resort boasts rooms featuring modern interior
design while maintaining an authentic harmony with its exuberant natural
Recharge your batteries
lounging by the pool or visit our Monkey Tours 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 we will drive you
to another one of 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
The cloud forest as seen
from a bird’s eye view 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 world’s most beautiful beaches
due to its inspiring mix of rainforest, pristine warm waters and clear colored
sand. On the way we will stop at Tarcoles River Bridge to spot wild crocodiles and
also at the popular Jaco Beach.
Afterwards, we will take
you on a beautiful guided hike of the park, where the opportunity to spot wild
sloths, monkeys, macaws and much more is more than likely. Also, explore the
most unspoiled beaches that Costa Rica has to offer.
We will then check-in at the
beautiful Shana Hotel and Residence, spend the evening at leisure where you
could enjoy the world famous pizza at Shana’s top rated restaurant.
Time to go back home! There will be 1 departure
at 7 am from Shana Hotel and Residence for your convenience. Drive time to the
airport is about 2.5 hours from Manuel Antonio, and you should plan to arrive 2
hours before your flight.