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Day 1

Wyndham Herradura Hotel

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival to San Jose International Airport (contact us for details if arriving at other airport), you will receive a VIP Airport Greeting by a Pacific Trade Winds representative. Transportation will be provided to San Jose which is the capital city.

During your visit to San Jose, you will stay at Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura. Ramada Herradura is an airport hotel and resort. It also provides one of the largest conference centers in Costa Rica. Hotel amenities include swimming pools, jacuzzis, restaurants, bar, casino, and tropical gardens and Airport Shuttle.

While at Wyndham Herradura Hotel you will enjoy a Superior Room. Superior Rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, internet access.

Day 2

Arenal Observatory Lodge

Transportation will be provided to the Arenal Volcano area which is not only one of the most beautiful destinations in Central America, but also the Adventure Capital.

During your visit to Arenal Volcano, you will stay at Arenal Observatory Lodge. Arenal Observatory Lodge is an eco-lodge located near the base of Arenal Volcano. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, internet access, restaurant, bar, tropical gardens, and nature trails.

While at Arenal Observatory Lodge you will enjoy a Standard Room. Standard Room feature coffeemaker, in-room safe and balcony with volcano view. Guided morning hike along the property trails included.

Day 2

Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs

Arenal Volcano observation hike at El Silencio Trail. In the afternoon, you will go on an easy level guided hike through the rainforest at the base of the volcano. With a little luck, your bilingual naturalist guide will point out different species of wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, parrots and others. The trail ends at one of the closest safe observation points to the volcano. Following the hike you will be brought to Baldi Hot Springs to relax and bathe in your choice of 22 hot spring pools which are surrounded by tropical gardens and regulated at various temperatures.

This 6 hour tour includes guide, transportation, entrance to the private reserve and hot springs.

Day 3

Whitewater Rafting Rio Balsa

Whitewater rafting on the Rio Balsa. Professional bilingual guides will help navigate you through class II and III rapids on this thrilling adventure. The Rio Balsa is a great river for first timers and those that want the thrills of rafting without going overboard - yes the pun was intended. Please inform us if you weigh over 200 pounds as restrictions may apply. No experience necessary on this half day adventure which includes transportation, safety kayaker, guides, lunch and equipment.

Day 4

Birdwatching Tour

Birdwatching tour with a naturalist guide. There are over 200 species of birds in the Arenal Volcano region. This tour takes place in several different locations depending on the time of year and conditions. This half day, 4 hour tour includes transportation, guide, trail entrances, and snack.

Day 4

Hotel Fonda Vela

Transportation will be provided to Monteverde which is located in the cloud forests of the continental divide.

During your visit to Monteverde, you will stay at Hotel Fonda Vela. Hotel Fonda Vela an eco-lodge located near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, bar, and internet.

While at Hotel Fonda Vela you will enjoy a Standard Room. Standard Rooms feature mini bar, telephone, coffee maker, and cable TV.

Day 5

Canopy Zipline - Aventuras

Canopy Zipline adventure on the Aventuras Canopy course. The Canopy Zipline is a must do for anybody adventurous that visits Costa Rica. This thrilling high speed, high flying course offers 16 zips up to 600 meters and 80 meters high, 1 rappel, and a Tarzan swing. This 4 hour tour includes transportation, and guide.

Day 6

The Falls Resort

Transportation will be provided to the Manuel Antonio area which is home to some of the most beautiful white sand, palm studded beaches in Costa Rica and an abundance of wildlife in the national park.

During your visit to Manuel Antonio, you will stay at The Falls Resort. The Falls Resort is a boutique style Manuel Antonio hotel located along the hillside resort area. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, restaurant, internet, and tropical gardens.

While at The Falls Resort you will enjoy a Standard Room. Standard Rooms feature air conditioning, cable TV with DVD, mini bar, and ceiling fan, and a furnished patio with garden view.

Day 7

Bike Riding - Easy Half Day

Half day of bike riding at the easy level. This is a 6 mile ride along flat, moderately smooth surface which is perfect for the beginner level. This half day tour includes transportation, drinks and fruit.

Day 8

Free Day - Beach Day Manuel Antonio

Beach day at Manuel Antonio. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tropical sun on the palm studded beaches of the Pacific coast.

Day 9

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

Transportation will be provided to Drake Bay which is home to some of the most beautiful palm studded beaches in Costa Rica and an abundance of wildlife in the national park.

During your visit to Drake Bay, you will stay at Drake Bay Wildlife Resort. Drake Bay Wildlife Resort is a comfortable eco-lodge located at Drake Bay. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, restaurant, and bar.

While at Drake Bay Wilderness Resort you will enjoy a Cabin - Standard Package - 4D-3N Room. Cabins feature comfortable beds, private bathroom, a ceiling fan, and a porch with a view of the bay, mountains and rain forest.

Day 10

Corcovado National Park Tour - San Pedrillo Station - Drake Bay Wilderness Resor

Corcovado National Park Tour via the San Pedrillo Station. The day starts off with a boat ride down the coast to the San Pedrillo Station. Then a bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on a voyage to Corcovado National Park. This park is home to about 6,000 species of insects, 500 tree species, 367 bird species, 140 mammal species, 117 amphibian and reptile species, 40 fresh water fish species and abundant flora and fauna. Your guide will point out and describe the various species. In the afternoon with a little luck you will have the opportunity to see dolphins, sea turtles and whales upon you return by boat. This 6 hour tour includes transportation, guide, park entrance, and lunch.

Day 11

La Cusinga Eco Lodge

Transportation will be provided to Uvita which is home to some of the most beautiful palm studded beaches in Costa Rica and an abundance of wildlife in the national park.

During your visit to Uvita, you will stay at La Cusinga Eco Lodge. La Cusinga Eco Lodge is an eco-lodge and wildlife refuge located just south of Uvita. The refuge protects some 250 hectares of land which is covered with primary rainforest, teaming with wildlife, and fronts an amazingly beautiful beach along the south Pacific coast. Hotel amenities include restaurant, nature trails, yoga platform, spa, and internet.

While at La Cusinga Eco Lodge you will enjoy a Ocean View Superior Double Room. Ocean View Superior Double Rooms feature natural ventilation, with a panoramic view of the ocean.

Day 12

Free Day - Surf Day at Playa Uvita

Surf day at Playa Uvita. Surfs up and stress is down. Today you will have a day on your own to hang 10 and walk on water.

Day 13

Dolphins Whales and Snorkeling at Marino Ballena

Dolphin and Whale Watching and Snorkeling Tour at Marino Ballena National Park. We start the boat ride at Pinuelas Beach and head north by the caves at Ventanas. We then head out for deeper waters in search of dolphins and whales. We will also stop and snorkel above coral and rock reefs. This 4.5 hour tour includes transportation, guide, park entrance, and snacks.

Day 14

Wyndham Herradura Hotel

Transportation will be provided to San Jose which is the capital city.

During your visit to San Jose, you will stay at Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura. Ramada Herradura is an airport hotel and resort. It also provides one of the largest conference centers in Costa Rica. Hotel amenities include swimming pools, jacuzzis, restaurants, bar, casino, and tropical gardens and Airport Shuttle.

While at Wyndham Herradura Hotel you will enjoy a Superior Room. Superior Rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, internet access.

Day 15

SJO

Final Day — All good things must come to an end, though memories last a lifetime. Transportation will be provided back to San Jose International Airport scheduled to arrive three hours prior to your departure flight.

¡Pura Vida!

Summary

  • Travel assistance while in Costa Rica
  • Welcome Package Including High Quality Waterproof Map
  • VIP Airport Greeting
  • All Domestic Transportation as described
  • 1 night at Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura
  • 2 nights at Arenal Observatory Lodge
  • Arenal Volcano Observation Hike and Baldi Hot Springs
  • Whitewater Rafting Rio Balsa
  • Birdwatching Tour
  • 2 nights at Hotel Fonda Vela
  • Aventuras Canopy Zipline Tour
  • 3 nights at The Falls Resort
  • Bike Riding - Easy Half Day
  • Free Day - Beach Day Manuel Antonio
  • 2 nights at Drake Bay Wildlife Resort
  • Corcovado National Park Tour - San Pedrillo Station
  • 3 nights at La Cusinga Eco Lodge
  • Free Day - Surf Day at Playa Uvita
  • Dolphin and Whale Watching and Snorkeling Tour at Marino Ballena National Park
  • 1 night at Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura
  • Inquire for details about Included Meals/Drinks
  • Current sales and turismo taxes


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