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Taste of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a tropical paradise of misty volcanoes, wild rivers and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife - it really is an eco-tourists dream destination. The Taste of Costa Rica tour travels through the heart of this fascinating country and offers a wealth of rich experiences. Visit the historic capital, see the dramatic Arenal Volcano and get a different perspective of Costa Rica’s famous cloud forests as you walk along bridges suspended high in the forest canopy. The Taste of Costa Rica tour offers a journey of discovery with the perfect combination of comfort and adventure. 

  • A journey of discovery to an eco -tourist dream destination Costa Rica is a fascination destination, a tropical paradise of misty volcanoes, wild rivers and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife. This escorted journey of discovery includes all this and more.
  • San Jose, Arenal, and the conservation project in Monteverde The capital San jose, with the famous El teatro National, begins this fascinating tour. There is a choice of excursions including river rafting and nature trails. From here the tour continues to Arenal, where you can visit the volcano on horseback. You can experience first hand the selvatura project in Monteverde before heading back to San jose.
  • Canopy walkways of the forest treetops This unique experience of canopy walkways allows you to experience the virgin cloud forest treetops. Through a bridge system you can marvel at the world's most amazing and beautiful flora and fauna.

Taste of Costa Rica Tour Highlights

  • San Jose Capital City
  • Safari Floating at Penas Blancas River
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Hike
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Selvatura Walkways Guided Visit

All tours are guaranteed regardless of party size.

Day 1 - Arrival in Costa Rica (No Meals)

On arrival in Costa Rica, a representative will welcome you and provide the transfer from Juan Santa Maria International Airport the hotel in San José. En-route, you will receive a complete explanation of your itinerary and the following day's activities.

Day 2 - San Jose (Breakfast)

Have breakfast at the hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Take this opportunity to explore the surroundings or enjoy optional excursions at a charge including Pacuare River Rafting (Class III-IV) or the Hacienda Pozo Azul Tour. 

Day 3 - 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!

Spend the rest of the day at leisure for optional activities.

Day 4 - Arenal Volcano National Park 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. Thereafter, you will take the bus to go to the west side of the Arenal Volcano, where according to weather conditions you can see red lava flows.

Afternoon free to enjoy the hotel facilities or taking optional tours at charge including Canyoning Tour or Stand Up Paddle.

Day 5 - 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.

Day 6 - Selvatura Walkways (Breakfast)
Today after breakfast, 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 is a conservation project in Monteverde, with an area of more than 1200 acres of protected land, 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.

Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 - Monteverde - San Jose (Breakfast)
Transfer from Monteverde back to San Jose where you will overnight. After checking into your hotel,  you will have the rest of the afternoon to explore the surroundings at your leisure or to simply enjoy the hotel facilities.

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. 

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Tranport and transfer service was good. The so called Superior room at the Gran Hotel San Jose was tiny and dreary, on the particularly noisy side of the hotel. We particularly loved the Safari River Floating near Arenal and had an excellent young...

Mrs Maureen Langford, reviewing Taste of Costa Rica

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 Day 1 to 8

Taste of Costa Rica

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  • Day 1Arrival to San Jose Airport
  • Day 2San Jose
  • Day 3San Jose to Arenal
  • Day 4Arenal Volcano National Park Hike
  • Day 5Arenal to Monteverde by Lake Arenal
  • Day 6Selvatura Walkways
  • Day 7Monteverde to San Jose
  • Day 8Depart San Jose Airport

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