Let the adventurer in you out with this unique opportunity to fully dive into Costa Rican wonders, be mesmerised at the fleeting beauty of a butterfly garden, greet howler monkeys from the comfort of your eco-friendly accommodation surrounded by lush greenery and leave some time for some souvenir-shopping in the capital city of San Jose.
This is every eco-lover's dream adventure, The Costa Rica Tropical Adventure Tour offers a diverse experience; taking in the capital city of San Jose, the heart of the rainforest in Sarapiqui, the active volcano of Arenal, a crossing of Costa Rica's largest lake and finally some relaxation time on the beautiful beaches of the pacific coastline.
- Enjoy various activities and exploration on this holiday including river rafting and much more with various optional tours to add
- During this tour you will experience various unique inclusions including a fantastic stay in tented accommodation under the stars in Arenal
- Explore the amazing country of Costa Rica and discover all it's gems on this in depth tour with a fabulous beach stay
- Departs: london
- Arrives: san jose, Costa Rica
- Departs: san jose, Costa Rica
- Arrives: london
Costa Rica Tropical Adventure
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- Enjoy an once in a lifetime tour
- Experience various activities on this tour sure to make for a holiday you will not forget
- Fall in love with the unique accommodation at Hacienda Pozo Azul Tent Suites as part of your rainforest experience
Costa Rica is a tropical paradise with misty volcanoes, wild rivers and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife - it's an eco-tourist's dream destination. For decades, Costa Rica has stood out for its stability and has benefited from the most developed welfare system in Latin America.
The Costa Rica Tropical Adventure Tour offers a diverse experience; taking in the capital city of San Jose, rainforest experience at the tent suites in Sarapiqui, the active volcano of Arenal, and finally some relaxation time on the beautiful beaches of the North Pacific coastline. Designed for those with a passion for nature, dramatic scenery and opportunities to view rare wildlife, the Costa Rica Tropical Adventure Tour offers a journey of exploration with the perfect combination of comfort and adventure. The tour starts in the capital of San Jose and ends at Playa Quizales in the Nicoya Peninsula of Guanacaste nearby Tambor Beach area, with access to several great beaches, for a total of 11 nights and 12 days of eco-adventure.
- Doka Coffee Tour / Grecia City & Sarchi Oxcart Factory
- Sarapiqui River Rafting Class II-III OR Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve
- 1 activity to choose from Nature Walk, Zip Lining, Rappel or Horseback riding at Hacienda Pozo Azul
- Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges
- Self-guided visit to the Organic Vegetables Garden at Tango Mar Hotel
- Self-guided visit to the inside the property waterfall at Tango Mar Hotel
Day 1 Arrival to Costa Rica (No Meals)
Arrival to Costa Rica, a representative will provide the arrival transfer from Juan Santa Maria International Airport to your hotel in San José. En-route, you will be given a complete explanation of the itinerary and following days activities.
Day 2 San José (Breakfast)
Breakfast is at hotel followed by a direct contact cultural experience at the coffee plantations and some emblematic rural towns in Alajuela province. 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) in Costa Rica. This educational and highly enjoyable coffee tour will show how these differences and variety of climatic factors determine the flavour aroma and quality of the final coffee cup, enjoy a great traditional lunch. Then we will arrive in Grecia, and we will see the famous metal church. The church that has a rare architecture, with high ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and classical lines. Next we will move on to the arts & crafts factories of Sarchi recognized all over for their skilled labor and talented artistry; albeit, known primarily for the famous hand painted oxcarts that are built there.
Day 3 San Jose – Sarapiqui with River Rafting Class II-III 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. Lunch included during the excursion and dinner on own. On your way, admire the amazing scenarios while crossing the cloud forest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. 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, has its origin on the Deception Depression between the Poás and Barba volcanoes and runs for 85 Km (53 Miles) to the San Juan River, border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It is used for rafting through 35 Kilometres, with all the range of difficulty in three different sections. This tour leaves at the Hacienda's put-in and runs 13 Km. to Chilamate, with an average gradient of 1.2%it can be run year round, and no previous experience is required safe with several accesses throughout the tour and constant communication with the base. What to bring: shorts or swim suit, tennis shoes or rubber sole feet ware, tee shirt, solar filter lotion and extra cloths to change after the activity.
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. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
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. Lunch and dinner on own. 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. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years. In many ways, Lake Arenal is just as monumental as the volcano that rises above its eastern shoreline. With a surface of over 33 square mile (85 square km) and a depth of some 200 ft (60 m), it is Costa Rica’s largest landlocked body of water. As such, it provides ample opportunities for activities such as windsurfing, fishing, boating and more.
Day 6 Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel then 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.
Sky Park is the founder and creator of the world famous Arenal hanging bridges. This concept was introduced in Arenal years ago and since has been a total achievement to explore the forest from imaginable perspectives. Here you can experience spectacular views as you walk across the metal structures over serious heights. Several bridges take you right alongside the canopy of tall trees, some of which have colonized the bridges, draping their woody lianas over the ramparts. Bring binoculars, for here's your chance to spot birds and howler monkeys at their own level. Sky offers visitors yet another opportunity to get a perspective on the dynamic rainforest at a much slower pace; here you can enjoy spectacular views of the forest and the volcano.
When you come to visit the forest, you will be surprised to admiring the Mother Nature from the top of the trees. This is because from the beginning of your walk you will be ascending step by step-until you find yourself as high up as the vegetation that will surround you (up to 130 feet). Here, a series of bridges, trails and platforms awaits you in order to safely walk together with your family without any worries. Then spend your afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities including their relaxing pool or book optional half day afternoon excursions at an extra charge. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day 7 Arenal – Tambor (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer from Arenal to Nicoya Peninsula (ferry ride involved), to the area of Tambor Beach. Here you will enjoy beautiful beaches and relax at your hotel with natural surroundings and beach front location.
Lunch and dinner are on your own. Evening is at leisure
Day 08-10 Tambor Beach (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer from Arenal to Nicoya Peninsula (ferry ride involved), to the area of Tambor Beach. Here you will enjoy beautiful beaches and relax at your hotel with natural surroundings and beach front location. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Evening is at leisure
Day 11 Tambor – San Jose (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer from Tambor back to San José (ferry ride involved) and stay overnight.
Day 12 Depart Costa Rica (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
Great holiday! Beautiful country and great itinerary. Loved every minute.
Jane Lynskey reviewing Costa Rica Tropical Adventure (15-Mar-2018)
£1579 per person
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