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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
  • Doka Coffee Tour / Grecia City & Sarchi Oxcart Factory
  • Sarapiqui River Rafting Class OR Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve
  • 1 activity to chose from Nature Walk, Zip Lining, Rappel or Horseback riding at Hacienda Pozo Azul
  • Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges   

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) 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by the Doka Coffee Tour. The Doka-Grecia and Sarchi tour is a relaxing yet very enjoyable tour. The tour begins with a wonderful drive through some of the largest coffee and sugar cane plantations (Doka). Then you will arrive in Grecia, and you will see the famous metal church. The church that has a rare architecture, with high ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and classical lines. Next you will move on to the arts and crafts factories of Sarchi recognized all over for their skilled labour and talented artistry. To end a beautiful time spent, a delectable typical lunch will be served. 

Day 3 - San Jose – Sarapiqui with River Rafting Class on route (Breakfast & Lunch)

After breakfast meet with your transportation at the reception of your hotel to depart on a river rafting adventure and then continue to drop off at your hotel in Sarapiqui, a beautiful area surrounded by rainforests. On your way, admire the amazing scenarios while crossing the cloud forest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Lunch is included with the excursion.  The rafting activity can be substituted by a Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve if requested in advance.  The Sarapiquí River is known as the scenic river of Costa Rica's tropical rain forest. After the check in you will enjoy the afternoon at leisure. 

Day 4 - Sarapiquí (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel you may choose the tour you will like to take part in between a nature walk, rappel tour, zip lining or horseback riding and make it your activity of the day. (CHOICE OF TOUR 1 OF 4)

In the afternoon enjoy your hotel facilities and relax.

Day 5 - Sarapiqui – Arenal (Breakfast)

After breakfast meet with your transportation at the reception of your hotel to continue the route to Arenal Volcano area at the town named La Fortuna.  Afternoon is at leisure to discover or visit any of the different options of thermal hot springs in the area.

At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base.  

Day 6 - Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities including their relaxing pool or book optional half day morning excursions a additional cost. During the afternoon, meet with your transportation at the hotel parking area to depart on an amazing guided walk through the tree top. Admire the beautiful scenarios from a different perspective on the Sky Walk hanging bridges guided visit. Enjoy great views of the volcano and the lake from the adventure center balcony, certainly a picture you will never forget.

Day 7 - La Fortuna – San Jose (Breakfast)

Transfer from La Fortuna (Arenal) back to San José.

Day 8 - Back Home (Breakfast)

According to the international flight departure time transfer from the hotel in San Jose to the International airport to take the flight back home.

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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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Taste of Costa Rica

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  • Day 1Arrival in Costa Rica
  • Day 2San Jose
  • Day 3San Jose – Sarapiqui with River Rafting Class on Route
  • Day 4Sarapiquí
  • Day 5Sarapiqui – Arenal
  • Day 6Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Day 7Transfer from La Fortuna (Arenal) Back to San José.
  • Day 8Back Home

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