ULTIMATE COSTA RICA ADVENTURE

SJ10-VB2A2MA3DB3

11 Days/ 10 Nights: Explore Costa Rica from the mountains to the sea!

Set against a backdrop of vibrant green rainforest, this adventure sets the standards high for comfort, fun and quality in this lush, tropical setting. Step into the heart of the mountain cloud forest, soak in the naturally volcanic heated hot springs, overlook the sparkling ocean just above world-renown Manuel Antonio National Park and experience life right on the edge of the Osa rainforest

What's Included

• Airport private transfer Meet and Greet.  Your driver will meet you at the airport

• Private transfer to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve.

• 2 nights lodging at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel including breakfast - Superior Casita

• Los Angeles Cloud Forest Day Tour

• Adventure Rafting Link to Arenal via class 2-3 Balsa River (L)

• 2 nights lodging at Arenal Springs hotel —including breakfast

• Canopy Zip Line Adventure and Tabacon Hot Springs (L)

• Private transfer to Manuel Antonio National Park

• 3 nights lodging at Si Como No —including breakfast

• Access to the Butterfly Botanical Atrium, crocodile lagoon and amphibian jungle via self-guided tour

• Catamaran sail and snorkel 

• Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation Tour – Know your spices!

• Private transfer to Drake Bay

•3 nights lodging at Aguila de Osa Rainforest and Marine Adventure Lodge —All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

• 1 Day guided tour to Corcovado National Park

• 1 Day guided tour Caño Island Biological Reserve

• Local return flight to San Jose

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Welcome to Costa Rica! Arrival transfer included. Your local Costa Rican representative will meet you at the exit to the airport for your transfer to the Villa Blanca  Cloud Forest Hotel and Reserve

2 night stay at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve – (San Ramon)

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can enjoy all the comforts of an upscale boutique hotel while experiencing one of the most unique and endangered types of tropical forests in our very own Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve

Overnight Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve – Superior Room

 

Day 2 Cloud Forest Walk (B)

Step into the heart of the mountain cloud forest, part of a unique and precious biosphere that comprises a mere 2% of the world’s remaining woodlands. Beginning right on the edge of the hotel property, the tour takes you into the 2,000-acre Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve, led by your local guide. You’ll move within this secret world of lush, colorful tropical life along well-designed, user-friendly trails, each showcasing the incredibly diverse tropical flora and fauna of this stunning, private mountain cloud forest reserve. You’ll see first hand the layers of dense, diverse plant life clinging to every tree trunk and branch as they reach to the heights of the canopy.

Afternoon  to  relax and explore the onsite reserve.

Overnight Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve – Superior Room

 

Day 3 Raft your way to Arenal (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Don’t lose a day to travel! Enjoy a great day of rafting on the way from Villa Blanca to La Fortuna. We will pick you up and in route you will raft some of Costa Rica’s best whitewater. After your rafting trip we will drop you off in La Fortuna. Enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as "Magnetic Rock" and "Dredges". Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and cold drinks followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch ata local farm. Our lunch spot is a tour in itself. This traditional country estate with the aim to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica You will enjoy a delicious typical lunch served in a traditional way and then onwards to La Fortuna

2 night stay at Hotel Arenal Springs Resort

Hotel Arenal Springs is one of the best places to relax and enjoy the stunning view of Arenal Volcano. With lush tropical gardens framing each   of the rooms, guests will feel as if they are in their own secluded rainforest retreat. Enjoy   your morning coffee on your porch taking in the magnificent volcano views. Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and onsite hot springs.

Overnight Arenal Springs Hotel – Standard Jr Suite Room

 

Day 4 Hanging Bridges and Volcanic Hot Springs (B,D) 

Breakfast at the hotel.  In the afternoon we will head out to the majestic Arenal Hanging Bridges. Most of Costa Rica’s wildlife spend the better part of their lives in the treetops. The key to seeing these creatures (and getting the best shots) is ascending into the trees yourself. Your guide will walk you through 16 Hanging Bridges—suspended high above gorges and stretching far across jungle floors—This walk stretches a total of 2.6 km (1.6 miles) across the steeply pitched landscape.

After your hanging bridge walk it’s time to soak   in the naturally heated volcano hot springs at Tabacon resort and spa.  The Tabacon thermal hot springs are nestled in beautiful tropical gardens. Relax away your tension at the base of the Arenal Volcano. A top notch dinner will top off your evening.

Overnight Arenal Springs hotel – Standard Jr Suite Room

 

Day 5 Arenal to Manuel Antonio (B)

Today you will have a private transfer from the capitol to the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio.  The warm Pacific waters, the rainforests spilling into the coastline and the laid back beach vibe will have you relaxing in  no time

3 night stay at Hotel Si Como No (Manuel Antonio)  - Superior Room

Located along Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, Si Como No is a uniquely special Manuel Antonio Resort Spa and Wildlife Refuge that sits a top one of the most idyllic hillsides in Manuel Antonio.

The resort’s lush jungle terraces and brilliantly vivid gardens overlook the sparkling ocean just above world-renown Manuel Antonio National Park.

Get there faster!  – Ask about  the option to  fly  from  Arenal to Manuel Antonio.

Overnight Si Como No – Superior Room 

 

Day 6 Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation Tour (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Set just outside Manuel Antonio and Quepos, the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation grows an assortment of spices, medicinal plants, and exotic fruits. On this half-day tour you’ll explore the plantation and experience how vanilla is grown, harvested, and cooked with. The plantation grows vanilla, true Ceylon cinnamon, cocoa, black pepper, allspice, turmeric, and a variety of exotic fruits and medicinal plants

 

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon free to lounge by the pool or head over to the Manuel Antonio Park

Overnight Si Como No – Superior Room 

 

Day 7 Catamaran Snorkel & Sail (B, Snacks and drinks available on the boat)

Breakfast at the hotel. Cruise along the coastline for swimming, snorkeling, filming, and to research the many spectacular marine creatures that are teaming in the world below, especially the friendly dolphins.

Overnight Si Como No – Superior Room 

 

Day 8 Manuel Antonio to  Osa Peninsula  (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Even the ride to Aguila was an experience, filled with wildlife viewing as we boated through the mangroves to the spectacular views of the beautiful coastline. We will travel down  the Costanera  highway from  Manuel Antonio to  Drake Bay Even the ride to Aguila was an experience, filled with wildlife viewing as we boated through the mangroves to the spectacular views of the beautiful coastline.

 

3 night stay at Aguila de Osa (Osa Peninsula) - Standard Room 

Nestled amidst the jungle-covered hillsides overlooking the tranquil waters of Drake Bay, Aguila de Osa is an exquisite rainforest and marine adventure hotel. It’s here where you will experience life right on the edge of the Osa. Aguila de Osa is the destination for adventurers from around the world, offering the most convenient access to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island Biological Marine Reserve, and a full array of adventures including world-class sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, plus bird watching, hiking, beach trips, river kayaking, mangrove estuary tours, and more.

 

Overnight Aguila de Osa – Standard Room  

 

Day 9 Corcovado National Park  Tour (B,L,D)

This rainforest excursion is an unparalleled opportunity to explore the dense primary rainforest in the Corcovado National Park. From the hotel, you’ll take a 25-minute boat ride along the west coast of the Osa. After the wet landing at the station (our boats go in stern first and drop you a few feet from the beach), you’ll begin your rainforest journey. During the morning hike, your guide will point out many of the diverse species along the trail You may see white-faced, spider and howler monkeys, white-lipped peccaries, scarlet macaws, coati, and countless other birds and insects. The trails are clearly marked and easy to navigate, ascending and descending through the primary rainforest. After the morning hike and a break for lunch, you will have the opportunity to hike to a beautiful waterfall. Along the way to the falls you will have another chance for your guide to point out more of the bio diverse flora and fauna. The waterfalls offer the perfect opportunity to relax, take a refreshing swim in the cool fresh water, and take some magnificent pictures of this beautiful area. After some time at the falls, you will return to the ranger station to catch the boat back to the hotel, and on the way

 

 

Overnight Aguila de Osa – Standard Room  

Day 10 CAÑO ISLAND GUIDED SNORKELING TOUR (B,L,D)

Snorkel the clear waters of Caño Island Biological Reserve, an Eden of coral and rock formations, filled with schools of vibrant tropical fish. Our guides take snorkelers of all ages and experience levels aboard our 30-foot Island Hopper for some breathtaking adventures in these beautiful waters.

 

Overnight Aguila de Osa – Standard Room  

 

Day 11 DEPARTURE (B)

All good things must come to an end. We hope you bring some of the Pura Vida spirit home with you. Today we will take a short morning flight from Drake Bay to San Jose for your return flight home.

Afternoon flights recommended.

 

Pricing and Payment Detail – Price are per person

FIT 11 DAY / 10 NT  SJ10-VB2A2MA3DB3

(VILLA BLANCA 2, ARENAL SPRINGS 2 SI COMO NO 3, AGUILA DE OSA 3 )

PRICES  ARE  PER PERSON BELOW

TRAVEL  WINDOW

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2 DBL Rms

Child 0-2

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CHILD 6-11

JULY 1 2016 to AUG 31 2016

4717

3180

2873

2693

1772

0

698

2281

SEPT 1 2016 to NOV 14 2016

4175

2910

2677

2533

1513

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698

2091

NOV 15 2016 to DEC 15 2016

4797

3220

2896

2710

1797

0

698

2293

DEC 16 2016 to JAN 5 2017

6472

3623

3299

3112

3455

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1105

2700

JAN 6 2017 to APRIL 30 2017

4982

3371

3047

2861

3203

0

838

2433

MAY 1 2017 to JUNE 30 2017

4239

2957

2746

2595

2789

0

838

2259

JULY 1 2017 to AUG 21 2017

4829

3251

2927

2740

3083

0

838

2433

SEPT 1 2017 to NOV 14 2017

4239

2957

2746

2595

2559

0

838

2259

 

PROMO -  GET A FREE 4th  night at the SI COMO NO hotel the months of January, APRIL 15th to APRIL 30th,  JULY  and AUG 2017

 

Available Hotels

San Jose: VILLA BLANCA  CLOUD FOREST  RESORT – SUPERIOR ROOM    

Arenal:  ARENAL  SPRINGS – STANDARD  JR SUITE

Manuel Antonio: SI COMO NO ,  SUPERIOR ROOM

OSA PENINSULA: AGUILA DE OSA – STANDARD ROOM

 

 

ITINERARY Disclaimer

         Please note that peak season reservations may be subject to  min # of nights and also  mandatory holiday dinners or activities. Please speak with your agent prior to booking for holiday season (Dec 20th to January 3 2017  and Easter Week April 9th to April 16th 2017.

 

         Some activities are subject  to min  age  requirement. We will do our best to offer substitute activities for children who do not meet the min age requirement for specific tours.

 

         Local  flight from Drake  Bay to San Jose – Luggage limit  40 pds + 10 pds carry on.

 

         Afternoon  departure flight  recommended  from SJO

 

         The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from pas travelers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
** Exact bed styles often cannot be guaranteed due to hotel policies. Hotel images on this page are not specific to the room category you have been offered, they are collective photos of the hotel facilities and may include other room styles

 


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