9 days / 8 nights

Volcanoes, nature and the Caribbean

Volcanoes, nature and the Caribbean






Volcanoes, nature and Caribbean beaches – the title says it all! This round-trip Costa Rican adventure begins and ends in the capital city, San Jose. Explore exotic Costa Rica during nine days of adventure, seeing the emblematic Arenal Volcano and the must-see Tortuguero National Park before heading to the Southern Caribbean Coast. Here, get to know a different side of Costa Rica, whose local population boasts Afro-Caribbean heritage. Explore the pristine beaches and venture out on a hike through the rainforest and a snorkelling tour of the amazing reef system. This journey is sure to impress with memories to last a lifetime. Highlights • Arenal: Admire one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the country and it’s park, dotted with trails and rich in wildlife • Tortuguero: This park is home to the nesting grounds of green sea turtles and offers spectacular beaches and opportunities galore to spot wild animals and birds • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: A Caribbean seaside town famous for its surfing scene, beautiful scenery and easy way of life • Cahuita National Park: Boasting beautiful coral reefs, this natural park is tops for its pristine beaches and coastal rainforest • San Jose: Costa Rica’s capital city was founded in the mid-18th century - visit its museums, the European-inspired National Theatre and stroll through its historic neighborhoods


Assistance on Arrival Daily Full Breakfast Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis. All tours / activities / shows as per the itinerary All entrance tickets as per itinerary All Pick up drops / transfers mentioned in the itinerary Transport in A/C car / Bus as mentioned Meals as per the itinerary / included in the itinerary


Air Tickets (International / Domestic) Visa and Insurance Hotel Taxes Suggested optional activities/ tours if any. Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc. Portages at airport Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc Beverages of any kind


Day 1
Upon arrival to San Jose, meet and greet services at Juan Santamaria International Airport will direct you to your transport. Enjoy a relaxing drive before your drop off at your hotel in San Jose for the first night in Costa Rica. Overnight in San Jose on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 2
SAN JOSE – ARENAL (130km – 4 hrs)
Start the day with an early breakfast at the hotel and then head to the scenic region of La Fortuna, northwest of San Jose, home of the iconic Arenal Volcano. Have the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy this magnificent place and the relaxing hotel facilities or join one of the optional activities available. A great choice is spending great moments of relaxation at the captivating Tabacon Hot Springs. Take time to relax your mind and body as you enjoy these therapeutic volcanic hot water springs, surrounded by the natural beauty of the rainforest and the imposing volcano. The magnificent infrastructure of the pools, the stunning waterfalls and inviting wet bars will make your visit unforgettable. The visit to Tabacon Hot Springs is not included. Overnight in Arenal on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 3
Today after breakfast, take a guided walking tour in Arenal Volcano National Park. During the tour, the guide will explain the periods of activity the once very active volcano experienced. During the hike, enjoy the verdant landscapes and the backdrop of the now-dormant volcano as you keep a lookout for animals that live in this national park, such as sloths, howler monkeys and even anteaters, to name a few. After, return to the hotel with the afternoon at leisure to participate in optional activities or simply relax and enjoy the hotel facilities. Overnight in Arenal on a bed-and-breakfast basis
Day 4
ARENAL – GUAPILES – TORTUGUERO (210km – 5 hrs by road/ 2 hrs by boat)
Our day begins early with a morning departure, travelling by road to the town of Guapiles. Indulge in a delectable breakfast en route and continue through the jungle by boat, cruising the breathtaking rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive, check in, and enjoy a delicious lunch at your eco-lodge. Board the boat again for a visit to the stunning Tortuguero village. Stroll its beautifully arranged streets, explore its laid-back beaches and get closer to the locals. During the turtle hatching season, we will look for the baby turtles trying to find their way down to the ocean. Nesting is from July to September, hatching from September to December. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel, surrounded by the beautiful tropical forest and wildlife. Overnight in Tortuguero on a half-board basis (breakfast and lunch)
Day 5
Today you will have some free time to relax by the pool and also experience the Tortuguero National Park on a three-hour trip, where you can observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles and sloths and its lush vegetation. During the July to September season you can join an optional late night turtle nesting tour, purchasable directly at the lodge. Overnight in Tortuguero hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 6
TORTUGERO – GUAPILES – PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (220km – 2 hrs by road/ 2 hrs by boat)
Wake up early and depart by boat back to Guapiles. Here, catch your ground transportation to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then, take a shared transfer to the charming Puerto Viejo area and have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the fabulous Caribbean atmosphere and the captivating local Afro-Caribbean culture of the region. Overnight in Puerto Viejo on a half-board basis (breakfast and lunch).
Day 7
Luxuriate in a tasty breakfast and prepare yourself for an active day of snorkelling and hiking through the nearby Cahuita National Park. First, venture out on a snorkelling tour. Hop on a 12-person boat with captain and guide to explore the coast of Cahuita National Park and snorkel for about two hours in the most important coral reef of Costa Rica. Be prepared to see many different species of coral, an abundance of tropical fish, sharks, eels, sea urchins, and more. The snorkelling equipment is included (mask, fins and snorkel tube). After discovering the beauty of the underwater world, savour a tropical fruit snack and some water to reenergize. Then, begin the second part of the adventure, a memorable hike through Cahuita National Park with a naturalist guide. The guide will take you to different points of interest between Cahuita Point and the small town of Cahuita on a 3.5-kilometre stretch, with the possibility of observing various types of snakes, sloths, white-faced and howler monkeys, anteaters, armadillos, and much more. At the end of the tour, delight in a delicious Caribbean lunch. After lunch, return to your hotel with the rest of day at leisure to relax and indulge in the Southern Caribbean coastal experience. Overnight in Puerto Viejo hotel on a half-board basis (breakfast and lunch).
Day 8
PUERTO VIEJO – SAN JOSE (215km – 5 hrs)
Begin your day with a mouth-watering breakfast and, rest, and relax. In the early afternoon, transfer back to San Jose for your last night in Costa Rica. Overnight in San Jose hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 9
DEPART SAN JOSE (25km – 30 min)
Wake up and celebrate your last day in mesmerising Costa Rica with a delectable breakfast. Then, at the appropriate time, take a private transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport to catch your flight back home or on to your next destination. Breakfast included.


Cariblue Beach and Jungle Resort, Evergreen Lodge or similar, Holiday Inn Escazu or similar, Holiday Inn Express Forum or similar, Hotel Arenal Montechiari or similar, Pachira Lodge or similar, Real Intercontinental or similar, Villas del Caribe or similar or similar
Aninga Lodge or similar, Le Cameleon or similar or similar
Hotel Arenal Kioro or similar, Hotel Arenal Springs or similar or similar


  • Above rates are subject to availability.
  • Cancellation charges as per company policy.
  • The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
  • In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
  • Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.
Guide options Guide type: Guide Requirements Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you Flight details needed in order to confirm transfers..


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