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Costa Rica Adventure Vacation Package

Costa Rica Adventure Vacation Packages - 12 DAY – 11 Night Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival to Costa Rica

  • Arrival to Costa Rica, a CRT representative will provide the arrival transfer from Juan Santa Maria International Airport to your hotel in San José. En-route, we will give a completely explanation of the itinerary and following days activities.

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DAY 02 - San José (Breakfast - Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel followed by Doka Coffee Tour
  • 11:00 a.m.

    Doka Coffee Tour / Grecia & Sarchi Oxcart Factory (Lunch included): 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. Doka Estate is an outstanding Coffee Hacienda with its own Coffee sun drying patios and Mill. This tour is a great learning opportunity that gives you the knowledge to become a Coffee Connoisseur with good understanding of the Coffee Industry and Costa Rica’s Coffee leading reputation as the fines, highest quality and the most efficient producer with the highest yield per area in the world. This unique Coffee Tour will guide you in a highly enjoyable way, through all the coffee production stages, as you will have the opportunity to closely observe and understand all of the coffee industry relevant details of how many generations of coffee artisans, have carefully selected coffee plants to produce coffee beans undergo that have unique qualities as per taste and aroma getting the proper knowledge on how Costa Rican Coffee is produced, from the plantation into a unique crafted distinctive carefully roasted cup of coffee, which is made fresh from top quality Costa Rican Highland Arabica coffee beans. You will walk through the planted fields, see our beneficio (coffee mill) and smell the aroma emitted by our sun bathed patios where the beans are sun dried every morning.

    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 ox carts that are built there. And, if you are fortunate enough, you will see an ox cart that is over! two stories high. To that end, the behemoth ox cart is registered in the Guinness book of world records as being the largest ox cart in the world. These ox carts are ornately decorated and bursting with intense colors, such as oranges and reds, and come in various sizes, and are treasured worldwide for their unique beauty. That said, you will not want to leave Costa Rica without one. To end a beautiful time spent, a delectable typical lunch will be served.

DAY 03 - San José – Sarapiquí (Breakfast)

After breakfast your transportation will depart from you hotel towards the town of Sarapiquí a beautiful area surrounded by Rainforest. On your way admire the amazing scenarios. You will cross the Cloud Forest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Your accommodation for the next 2 nights will be at Hacienda Pozo Azul, a different way to experience the Rainforest in its Tent Suites.

“Imagine sleeping to the harmonious lullaby of the jungle´s night rounds, waking up to the Congo`s greet and the bird`s song, in an ambiance of comfort, privacy and immersed in nature.  This is what you will live at Hacienda Pozo Azul Tent suites!

Hacienda Pozo Azul Tent Suites is not a 5 star Hotel it´s more than that, it is a magical experience that combines nature with comfort, the rugged with the modern, relaxation with excitement.  Here you will be able to let the nature and its forest absorbs you, sleep a canvas away from 4% of the world biodiversity, your main door will be a zipper and your windows will be screens, and your enjoyment will be complete."

Tent Suites equipped with 2 queen size beds or 1 king size bed, comfortable bathrooms with hot water and a furnish private deck; telephone and WIFI on all suites and fans both in the rooms and deck s

After the check in you will enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

DAY 05 - Arenal (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel

Departure from the hotel on a shuttle transfer to Arenal. The afternoon will be at leisure for you to enjoy the hotel facilities and the surroundings.

DAY 04 - 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.

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DAY 06 - Arenal Volcano Hike (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel; today participants will enjoy a beautiful walk at the volcano.

Arenal Volcano National Park Nature Walk: A unique experience, guided nature walk tour through the rain forest, to spot monkeys, and birds, with a lot of explanations about flora, fauna and the volcano history. This soft walk will be during 2 hours, around a loop.

Afternoon free to enjoy the hotel facilities or taking optional tours.

Optional Activities (Cost for optional activities not included on the total package price)

Canyoning Tour: Your trip begins with a 30-minute 4x4 drive into the tropical rainforest outside the town of La Fortuna, in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano. You trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica, a place very few people get to experience. Along the way you will have the chance to discover the secrets that lie hidden deep within the canyon. From the first waterfall you will rappel down from the top into the beautiful and pristine canyon below. There are 5 rappels, 4 of which are along side or right in waterfalls, and one dry rock face. Then a short trek out of the canyon on a magical trail, jump back in the 4x4 vehicles and head back to the base camp. Minimum age: 6 years old accompanied by a guide. After 12 years (100 pounds) they can do the tour along. What to bring: Hat, sun protection, walking shoes, swim suit, insect repellent and water proof shoes, change of cloth. Inclusions: Transportation from Arenal hotel, guide & equipment.

Stand Up Paddle (SUP): Get Ready to "Walk on Water!" Try the fastest-growing paddle sport in the world during your vacation in Costa Rica! Stand Up Paddling (SUP) was developed by surfers in Hawaii but has its roots in ancient Polynesia as an early form of transportation from island to island -- now it's the latest craze among water enthusiasts! Try Stand Up Paddling in Costa Rica! Stand Up Paddling looks exactly as it sounds: you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant board similar to a surfboard & use a long paddle to move yourself along. You'll feel like you're walking in water!

DAY 07 - Arenal– Punta Leona (Breakfast)

13:30

Transfer from Arenal to the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Here you will enjoy beautiful beaches and relax at your hotel with natural surroundings

DAY 08 - 10 - Punta Leona (Breakfast)

Days are at leisure for you to enjoy the hotel facilities and its white sand beach (internal shuttle required). You can also take advantage on the additional activities included for you such as the guided hike, self-guided visit the butterflies’ garden and 20% discount on spa treatments. Organize your schedule with the hotel reception.

DAY 11 - Punta Leona – San Jose (Breakfast)

Transfer from Central Pacific back to San José and overnight

DAY 12 - Back home (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.

End of services!

According to the International Airport requirements all passengers must be at airport at least 3 hours before departure flight time for safety and check in procedures.

Itinerary's Route Map

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APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES

  • San José – Sarapiquí: 2 hours
  • Sarapiquí - Arenal: 3 hours
  • Arenal – Punta Leona: 4 hours
  • Punta Leona – San José:       1 hour

*** Remember that based on the shuttle service logistic, times may change depending on how many hotels they have to stop at in order to pick up and drop off passengers.  That will vary depending on the date and route.  

COSTA RICA TROPICAL ADVENTURE

12 DAY – 11 NIGHT ITINERARY
Minimum 1 participant

NET RATES PER PERSON in US Dollars
MODERATE RATE

VALIDITY

May 01st to June 30th, 2015
August 01st to November 30th, 2015

  • $ 984.00
  • $ 818.00
  • $ 1,625.00
  • $ 75.00
  • $ 57.00
  • $ 130.00

December 01st to 15th, 2014
January 01st to April 30th, 2015
July 01st to 31st, 2015

  • $ 1,017.00
  • $ 843.00
  • $ 1,722.00
  • $ 83.00
  • $ 63.00
  • $ 145.00

BLOCK OUT DATES

(Based on arrival date to San Jose)

December 15th to 31st 2014

March 20th to April 05th, 2015

ABOVE RATES INCLUDE:

ACCOMMODATION

Moderate Hotels:

  • Three (3) night accommodations in Standard room at Palma Real Hotel or similar in San José
  • Two (2) night accommodations in Tent Suites at Hacienda Pozo Azul or similar in Sarapiquí
  • Two (2) night accommodations in Standard room at Lomas del Volcan Hotel or similar in Arenal
  • Four(4)  night accommodations in Selvamar Superior room at Punta Leona Hotel in Central Pacific

Hotel taxes included: 13% sales

TRANSPORTATION

 

Shuttle Transfers

  • Shared arrival airport transfer from Airport to Hotel in San Jose
  • Shuttle shared transfer from San Jose to Sarapiquí area
  • Shuttle shared transfer from Sarapiquí to Arenal area
  • Shuttle shared transfer from Arenal to Punta Leona area
  • Shuttle shared transfer from Punta Leona to San José city
  • Shared departure airport transfer from San José hotel to international airport

Seat in coach/shuttle transportation with several stops on route to pick up and drop off passengers, which does NOT include bilingual escort/personnel during transfers

TOURS & ACTIVITIES

  • Doka Coffee Tour / Grecia City & Sarchi Oxcart Factory
  • 1 activity to chose from Nature Walk, Zip Lining, Rappel or Horseback riding at Hacienda Pozo Azul
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Nature Walk
  • Guided Hike at Punta Leona
  • Self-guided visit to Butterfly Garden at Punta Leona    

REGULAR PROGRAM MEALS

 

  • Day 01: No meals
  • Day 02: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Day 03: Breakfast
  • Day 04: Breakfast
  • Day 05: Breakfast
  • Day 06: Breakfast
  • Day 07: Breakfast
  • Day 08: Breakfast
  • Day 09: Breakfast
  • Day 10: Breakfast
  • Day 11: Breakfast
  • Day 12: Breakfast

 

  • Meal taxes included (13% sales + 10% service)

CHILDREN RATE POLICIES:

  • Infants (0 – 2 years old) are free of charge
  • Children with ages between 3 and below 6 years old pay 40% of the adult rate.
  • Children with ages between 7 – 11 years old pay 70% of the adult rate.

Children over 11 years old must pay same adults rate. Children rates for programs apply only for children sharing room with one or two adults. When a single adult is sharing room with children the single supplement rate must be added to the final amount in order to apply the child rate.

Special children rates only apply when using existing bedding in room (Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults plus two children)

NOT INCLUDED:Departure airport Taxes $29.00 per person. This amount must paid directly at the International Airport

*      Meals or activities not specified on the itinerary.

*      Not available during Peak Seasons (Christmas, New Year and Easter)

*      Rates are conditioned to gasoline surcharges when applicable and are subject to changes previous notice.

Optional Tours

San José

  • Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruise
  • $139.00

Tortuga is a paradisiac island with a white sand beach, coconut palms and a beautiful blue ocean, located in the Golf of Nicoya on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

  • Poas Volcano National Park
  • $49.00

We will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, and hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon as we learn about the different ecosystems in the park

  • Rainforest Aerial Tram
  • $106,00

Twenty minutes outside of San Jose you will cross the Continental Divide and enter Braulio Carrillo National Park to reach a 1000 acre private reserve of virgin forest.

The Open-sided cable-cars hold 5 passengers and a guide. The guides are quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna

  • Irazu Volcano/Orosí/Lankaster
  • $86,00

With this excursion you will see an impresive volcano, visit important historical and cultural places in our country and also will have the oportunity to see beautiful plants

  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • $79.00

As we arrive to La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit

  • San José City Tour (Afternoon)
  • $44.00

This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José

  • Pacuare River Rafting (Class IV)
  • $99.00

Experience the full explosion and excitement that is the thrill of white water rafting!. The route is scenic and the ride is exhilarating. The vegetation will surround you, while the raw unbridled power of the waters will transport you into a great wild adventure

Sarapiquí

  • Horseback ridding
  • $44,00

Many Costa Rican's will tell you that the horse is the ultimate "all terrain vehicle" and that the best, most comfortable way to experience the rain forest is on the back of a well trained horse.

  • Zip Lining
  • $53,00

With a total of 9 cables and 17 platforms, 7 of which are build on trees between 60 and 90 feet high. Your unique experience will take you through a canyon where you start from the edge at the ground and after several tree and ground platforms you end at a landing

  • Rappel
  • $40.00

While climbing is going up the wall, Rappelling is going down. A totally safe confidence builder, you will be hooked to a harness and a rappelling rope and will be able to lean back over the edge and walk down the wall. At all times a "belayer" will support you.  After the first step, it's all downhill!

  • White Water Rafting
  • $58.00

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.

  • Floating Safari
  • $58.00

Guided 3 hours ride in rafts trough the beautiful lower Sarapiquí and its tributaries from the Braulio Carrillo National Park . With very little white water, but the stunning scenery and varied fauna is worth the trip. You will want to take memories with you... Get your cameras ready!

  • Guided Nature Walk
  • $27.00

On the 2000 acres of tropical rain forest of Hacienda Pozo Azul you can use many trail routes design to give you exactly what you want or need, it does not require you to have be special physical condition or a particular age, it is a non competitive sports activity were you can combine, exercise with your particular nature oriented hobby.

Punta Leona (Jaco – Herradura Area)

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • $90,00

Let an experienced naturalist guide take you on a hike to observe the diverse wildlife and exotic vegetation of this beautiful national park.  Highlights of the area are its white sand beaches and its resident fauna including monkeys, agoutis, sloths and many different birds

  • Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling
  • $88,00

Watch frigate birds and pelicans glide overhead as you paddle along the spectacular coastline.  Land on a deserted beach where you will have the opportunity to do some snorkeling and explore the reefs looking for a colorful tropical fish 

  • Savegre River Rafting (Min. 4 pax)
  • $115.00

While climbing is going up the wall, Rappelling is going down. A totally safe confidence builder, you will be hooked to a harness and a rappelling rope and will be able to lean back over the edge and walk down the wall. At all times a "belayer" will support you.  After the first step, it's all downhill!

  • Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure
  • $75.00

This adventure takes place along the Guacalillo estuary and delta of the Tarcoles River, near the Carara National Park. The area is surrounded by mangroves and located in a transitional forest. This is a nesting site for the scarlet macaw and has a large colony of crocodiles, some measuring up to 18 feet in length  

  • Carara National Park
  • $80.00

The importance of Carara is its geographical location between the tropical dry forest of the north region of the country, and the humid rainforest to the south. This transitional forest has flora and fauna from both ecosystems, making it the ideal environment for such wildlife as the scarlet macaw, toucans, monkeys, same as great opportunities for bird watchers

  • Rainforest Aerial Tram Pacific (Min. 4 pax)
  • $80.00

An ecotourism project protecting an area of 222 acres, allowing visitors to discover the hidden secrets and hanging gardens of the tropical forest from above onboard an open air gondola, passing by a waterfall and offering you panoramic views of the ocean.