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DAY 1 - Depart the USA for San Jose
Depart the USA for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation with your tour manager
Overnight: San Jose
DAY 2 - Travel to Arenal
Today, enjoy a brief panoramic tour of San Jose, with sights of the city including historical & government buildings and the public park La Sabana. Next, depart for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. Enroute stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. If time permits there may be a visit to a local school on the way to Arenal. Later this evening after checking into your hotel, join the group for dinner at a local restaurant in Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3 - Full Day in Arenal
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica's youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Perhaps spend the day on the optional full day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Afterwards, consider spending the evening relaxing in one of the local hot springs
Optional: Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with Dinner (PM)
DAY 4 - Travel to Monteverde
In the morning, embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora & fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Lunch en route to Monteverde, depending on time of arrival your guide will take you on a walk around town to familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Have the option to be ushered back into town for a dinner at your choice of local restaurants
DAY 5 - Full Day in Monteverde
Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of our optional tours. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica's top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country Tonight, dine at a local Monteverde restaurant
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)*
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)*
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired
DAY 6 - Travel to San Jose
Today, travel back to Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Perhaps explore the city independently and try one of over 50 restaurants, bars, night clubs, art galleries and museums or consider stopping at some of the various local stores to pick up souvenirs
Overnight: San Jose
DAY 7 - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
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|Day #3||01 Nov 2012- 15 Nov 2015||$55|
Spend this evening relaxing in the renowned Hot Springs of Arenal. The family owned EcoTermales has four different pools ranging in temperature from 91 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounded by the local flora of the forest. Private and secluded, these hot springs are a great way to wind down after a long day of sightseeing. While there, enjoy an included home cooked traditional Costa Rican dinner.
|Day #3||01 Nov 2012- 15 Nov 2015||$60|
Enjoy the peaceful sights and the sounds of the rain forest as you quietly float down the Rio Frio near the Nicaraguan border. A professional guide will share educational and interesting facts about the plants and animals encountered on the float. This area is abundant with bird species, including the Snake-Bird, Wood Storks, and Olivaceous Cormorants,. Keep an eye out for the various monkey species, sloths, turtles, and caimans that live along the rivers banks. This tour also includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, along with regional fruit, juices, and coffee. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel.
This tour is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the hotel. Please bring sunscreen, hat, and light clothes.
|Day #5||01 Nov 2012- 15 Nov 2015||$40|
Join this exciting tour to see the rainforest in a whole new way. Cross through the unique Cloud Forest's canopy while suspended from a high weight capacity zipline cable, maneuvering between the 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length. This makes the Selvatura Canopy tour is one of the longest, and safest, Zipline tours in the country.
It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity as you will be walking through the forest between the Zipline cables.
|Day #5||01 Nov 2012- 15 Nov 2015||$28|
Enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground.
It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity.
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|Plan A Hotels|
|2015 Dates & Prices||Groupon Price|
|Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 17, Feb 19 & Feb 24||$899*|
|Mar 19, Mar 24 & Mar 26||$999*|
|Mar 31 & Apr 2||$899*|
|Apr 9, Apr 14, Apr 16 & Apr 21||$899*|
|Apr 28 & Apr 30||$899*|
|May 26 & May 29||$899*|
|Jun 25 & Jul 7||$899*|
|Aug 13, Aug 18 & Aug 27||$899*|
|Aug 25 & Sep 1||$999*|
|Sep 10, Sep 15, Sep 17, Sep 24, Sep 29, Oct 1 & Oct 6||$1099*|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Hotels of a similar standard may be substituted.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Entry Fees/Departure taxes are required as follows: Costa Rica taxes of up to $29.