Day 1: Arrival
Meet and greet at Juan Santamaría International airport and transfer to your hotel in San Jose. Night in Presidente Hotel, Standard Room.
Day 2: San José – Tortuguero (B, L, D)
The fascinating Afro-‐Caribbean culture, a combination of Jamaican, Italian and Chinese immigrants, predominates in this region and fills the atmosphere with fragrances, tropical rhythms and brilliant colors.
Early pick up from your hotel. Admire the biodiversity of an astonishing protected area in Costa Rica as the bus drives through Braulio Carrillo National Park. After lunch, guided visit to the picturesque town of Tortuguero, the Caribbean Conser-vation Corporation and the beach area. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Night in Evergreen Lodge, Standard room.
Day 3: Tortuguero (B, L, D)
After breakfast, guided walking tour through the trails. Free time before lunch. In the afternoon, visit to Tortuguero National Park exploring the canals in small, open boats to allow a better visibility.
Tortuguero is a network of navigable lakes, rivers and canals (both natural and man-‐made) that are used for transportation and are a great place for observing lo-cal wildlife such as birds, monkeys, two and three-‐toed sloths, American crocodiles and caimans. Tortuguero is considered the most important place of the occidental Caribbean area for the nesting of the green turtle, the leatherback and the hawks-bill turtles. Night in Evergreen Lodge, Standard room.
Day 4: Tortuguero – Arenal (B)
After breakfast, shared boat transfer back to Caño Blanco and then shared ground transfer to Siquirres to connect with shared ground transfer by shuttle bus to con-tinue to Arenal/La Fortuna. Night at Arenal Springs, Standard room.
Day 5: Arenal (B-‐D)
Breakfast in the hotel. With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience discovering the ancient secrets of choc-olate. Considered as “a gift of the Gods”, the cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture. In this 2-hour “hands on” tour, you will have the opportunity to learn many interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, from the harvesting of the fruit to the drying and grinding of the seed.
This evening discover the secrets of the forest on the Natural Night Experience Tour. The tour starts in a small town known as La Tigra. After the tour, a delicious Costa Rican dinner awaits. Night at Arenal Springs, Standard room
Day 6: Arenal – Manuel Antonio (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Shared ground transfer by shuttle bus from to Manuel Antonio. Some of the features which have made Manuel Antonio one of the places most pre-ferred by the tourists are the white sand beaches, cliffs, rivers, rain forests, the large variety of animal life and its climate. The Manuel Antonio National Park is home of the White Faced, Mantled Howler and Red-‐backed Squirrel monkeys, Two and Three Toad sloths, as well as a number of species of birds. Punta Catedral, the bay of Puerto Escondido (hidden port), and the beautiful beaches with blue green waters represent some of the main attractions of this park. Night at Parador Hotel, Garden Room
Day 7: Manuel Antonio (B-‐L)
Breakfast in the hotel. Then off to enjoy the a Manuel Antonio National Park 1/2 day tour. Night at Parador Hotel, Garden Room
Day 8: Manuel Antonio (B)
Breakfast in the hotel. Day at leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the hotel or take an optional tour. Night at Parador Hotel, Garden Room
Day 9: Manuel Antonio – San José (B)
Breakfast in the hotel. Private transfer to Juan Santamaria International airport. Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.
- Private arrival and departure transfers with English speaking assistance.
- Daily breakfast.
- All meals are included while in Tortuguero.
- 1 night at Presidente Hotel, 2 nights at Evergreen Lodge, 2 nights at Arenal Springs Hotel, 3 nights at Parador Hotel.
- Shared ground transportation by shuttle bus within Costa Rica as specified.
- Shared walking tour to Tortuguero village.
- Shared boat tour to Tortuguero National Park
- Shared Rainforest Chocolate tour.
- Shared Natural Night Experience Tour.
- Manuel Antonio National Park 1/2 day tour
- All hotel taxes.
Not Included: Departure tax, tips, optional tours, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, air tickets to/from Costa Rica.