Take a tour of the beautiful country of Costa Rica and find out first-hand why it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. The tour begins in the country's capital, San Jose, and continues to the Arenal Volcano.
At Arenal, you can expect to see a wonderful fireworks display. Afterwards, tourists will enjoy a ferry trip on Lake Arenal and will then pay a visit to Montverde National Park. At the park, guides will take you through a guided tour of the Selvatura Walkways and the rainforest canopy. The tour will end at the Manuel Antonio National Park, where you will be spoilt for choice with a variety of things to do. These include: hiking, swimming and relaxing on the beach as well as spotting regional wildlife.
- Departs: london
- Arrives: san jose, Costa Rica
- Departs: san jose, Costa Rica
- Arrives: london
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- Discover lush jungles, pristine beaches and active volcanoes
- Sample San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde and a national park
- a fireworks display at arenal
Experience it all on a Panoramic Tour of Costa Rica. Discover the lush jungles, pristine beaches and active volcanoes that have made Costa Rica one of the top eco-travel destinations on earth. This tour departs form the capital San Jose and travels to the famous Arenal Volcano. You can enjoy this spectacular geological attraction up close on a soft hike. The tour also takes you across Lake Arenal by ferry, and then visits the Monteverde National Park where you can explore the rainforest canopy on the Selvatura Walkways. The final stop is at Manuel Antonio National Park where you can soak up the sun on the beach, hike through the rainforest, spot local wildlife and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. The Panoramic Tour of Costa Rica showcases the best of this fascinating region.
Panoramic Tour Highlights
- San Jose
- Arenal Volcano National Park Hike
- Selvatura Walkways Guided Visit
- Manuel Antonio Beach
- Beach extension available
All tours are guaranteed regardless of party size.
Day 1 - Arrival to Costa Rica (No Meals)
On arrival to Costa Rica, a representative will provide the arrival transfer from Juan Santa Maria International Airport to the hotel in San Jose. You will be given a completely explanation of your itinerary and following days activities en-route.
Day 2 - San Jose - Arenal (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a shuttle transfer to Arenal including a stop for the Safari Penas Blancas River Floating. Relaxing float trip on the beautiful Río Penas Blancas where you're bound to spot tropical birds such as Oropenolas, Tucans, Kingfishers, as well as, monkeys, poison dart frogs, caimans, and more!
You will then finish up your Desafio Safari Float with a fresh, tropical fruit break and continue the route to your hotel.
Day 3 - Arenal Volcano Hike (Breakfast)
Have breakfast at the hotel and then go onto enjoying a Hiking Tour to Arenal Volcano. This is unique experience, guided hiking tour through the rain forest, to spot monkeys, and birds, with a lot of explanations about flora, fauna and the volcano history. This hike will be during 2 hours, around a loop.
Afternoon free to enjoy the hotel facilities or taking optional tours at charge including Canyoning Tour or Stand Up Paddle
Day 4 - Arenal - Monteverde by Lake Arenal (Breakfast)
Depart the hotel at 7:30am for a 30 minutes microbus drive to the Arenal Lake Dam. You will the board a very comfortable pontoon boat for approximately 30 - 40 minutes ride to Río Chiquito, a little town at the other side of the lake. Once you arrive at Rio Chiquito, you will leave the boat and take a short break to stretch your legs, followed by another 1 ½ hour microbus ride to get to the hotels in the Monteverde area. The transfer is scenic, quick and the newest way to go or come from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano Area) to the Monteverde area. Please note that Land & Boat shared transfer from Arenal to Monteverde area may change to ground transfer on group departures or depending on weather conditions
Upon arrival in Monteverde, you you will enjoy a self guided visit to Selvatura Walk ways where you can see and explore the forest from a different perspective. Selvatura’s Canopy Walkways are the best way to enjoy peacefully and safely of the virgin cloud forest tree tops. Through the bridge system and over 1.6 miles of easy walking trails the visitors can enjoy the marvels of the cloud forest and get the chance to see some of the world’s most amazing and beautiful flora and fauna
Day 5 - Monteverde - Quepos (Breakfast)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Manuel Antonio Beach and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Day 6 - Quepos (Breakfast)
Today you will enjoy your day at leisure. Tale this opportunity to enjoy the hotel facilities or enjoy excursions such as the Manuel Antonio National Park (Closed on Mondays) or the Canopy Tour at an additional charge.
Day 7 - Quepos - San Jose
Have breakfast at the hotel and then transfer from Quepos back to San José where you will stay the night. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the city.
Day 8 - Fly Home (Breakfast)
Take a transfer to San Jose International Airport & take your flight home or extending your holiday within the Caribbean or beyond.
Important Note: Please note that The Holiday Place cannot guarantee seismic or volcanic activity.
This was a fantastic tour that I would highly recommend. One comment I have would be that we travelled for hours in a zig zag across the country which wasn't the most productive use of our time on honeymoon. A far better route from San Jose would be to go down to manuel Antonio, then up to la...
Antony Flagg reviewing Panoramic Tour (12-May-2014)