Caribbean Jungle, Volcano, Rainforest & Manuel Antonio Beach

8 Days, 7 Nights | Caribbean Jungle, Volcano, Rainforest & Manuel Antonio Beach

Journey cross-country as you go from the Caribbean coast and cross over the continental divide to the Pacific coast. This 7 Night / 8 Day cross-country adventure puts you in touch with the natural beauty of Costa Rica as you explore highlights and three completely different terrains. Explore the turtle nesting grounds of Tortuguero and Amazon-style jungle boat tours, visit the rainforest and see a majestic volcano, before heading to the white-sand beach of Manuel Antonio with vibrant blue Pacific water. With overnights in the heart of Tortuguero’s jungle, under the shadow of iconic Arenal Volcano and the breathtaking Pacific coast, you will visit the highlights that have made Costa Rica such a popular spot.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
• Traverse the natural landscape of Costa Rica dipping your toes in the Pacific and Caribbean Ocean
• Nourish your soul in some of Costa Rica’s most pristine natural settings as you wind through the waterway canals of Tortuguero
• Spend time in the rainforests surrounding Arenal Volcano
• End your trip on the Pacific Ocean relaxing with the local Titi Monkeys in Manuel Antonio

Trip Code: FMCR7-2673

Per person from
$1319

Based on Double Occupancy
Single Supplement and Family Pricing Available
Price based on Low Season on a Value-Range Hotel Option.

8 Days/ 7 Nights
San José (1NT), Tortuguero (2NT), Arenal (2NT), Manuel Antonio (2NT)
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What's Included

  • 7 Nights Accomodation - San José (1NT), Tortuguero (2NT), Arenal (2NT), Manuel Antonio (2NT)
  • Meet & Greet Transfer- San José Airport to San José hotel
  • Group Transfer and Boat Trip to Tortuguero
  • Visit Tortuguero Village & Turtle Museum
  • Guided Boat Tour of Tortuguero Canals
  • Private transfer from Guapiles ( Tortuguero meeting spot) to Arenal
  • Optional Tour to Choose: Rafting, Hanging Bridges, Zipline Canopy or Volcano Hike
  • Private Transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio
  • Optional Tour to Choose: Catamaran Ocean Cruise, Damas Mangrove Kayaking or Boat Tour, or Zipline Canopy
  • Private Transfer from Manuel Antonio to Juan Santamaria Airport
  • Breakfasts (7), Lunches (3), Dinners (2)

Is this trip right for me?

Travel Style: Relax

All activities and transportations are easily accessible

Activities: Moderate

Recommended for the whole family

Accommodation notice: Howler monkey alert!

Some hotels in this package may include noisy neighbors, but don't worry is a perfect alarm to remind you to go out and explore!

Transportation notice: River crossing

We will sail through extensive natural channels

Possibility to see animals: High!

This package is full of fantastic places and you will have many opportunities to meet wildlife

What should I not forget?:

Repellent and sunscreen

Expert opinions

Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Why you’ll love it

  • All hotels Accomodations
  • Breathe in the rainforest beauty
  • Breathtaking sunset
  • Crystal swimming pools
  • Explore Tortuguero
  • Explore Tortuguero, the “Amazon” of Costa Rica’s waterways
  • Exploring trails!
  • Hicking
  • Hot springs in Arenal
  • Lots of flora and fauna
  • the “Amazon” of Costa Rica’s waterways
  • Trekking through Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica’s most visited National Park
  • Volcanic hot spring pools at Arenal

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Day 1- Welcome to Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San José, Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Private Ground Transfer to your San José Hotel.
  • Free time for sightseeing

DAY 2:

Day 2- San José – Tortuguero

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Early morning departure from the hotel.
  • Boat ride into "The Amazon of Costa Rica" - Tortuguero
  • Check in at your ecolodge located on the waterway canals
  • Enjoying a delicious dinner
  • Schedules may be reversed or modified, depending upon your day of arrival

DAY 3:

Day 3-Tortuguero

  • Breakfast at the ecolodge
  • Explore the canals of Tortuguero in search of wildlife
  • This afternoon you will be free to hike, explore, rent a kayak or get out the binoculars for some great wildlife viewing on the property.
  • Enjoying a delicious dinner

DAY 4:

Day 4-Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Leave Tortuguero's jungle waterways and head to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)
  • Relax in termal waters

DAY 5:

Day 5-Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Optional Tour to Choose: Rafting, Hanging Bridges, Volcano or Canopy
  • During the evening you will have some time to explore the town

DAY 6:

Day 6 - Arenal - Manuel Antonio Beach

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Relax on a private transfer to Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast after leaving Arenal

DAY 7:

Day 7 Manuel Antonio Beach

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Optional Tour to Choose: Catamaran, Mangroove Tour or Canopy Zipline

DAY 8:

Day 8- Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Private transfer to the airport

DAY 1:

Day 1- Welcome to Costa Rica!!!

Arrival in San José. Private ground transfer Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to San José Hotel. Free time for sightseeing or nightlife.

Overnight – San Jose Hotel

DAY 2:

Day 2- San José – Tortuguero

Enjoy breakfast in route on your scenic drive through the majestic Braulio Carrillo National Park as you head to the northern Atlantic coast. Along the way you will drive through the Caribbean banana plantations before your boat ride into “The Amazon of Costa Rica” — Tortuguero. Sightseeing Visit to the Tortuguero Village & Turtle
Museum.

Overnight at Tortuguero Area Ecolodge| Meals: B L D

DAY 3:

Day 3-Tortuguero

Today, you will explore the canals of Tortuguero, known as the “Amazon of Costa Rica,” in search of wildlife and eptiles with your experienced guide. The small boats make it easy to get close to the many species of birds, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, manatees and fish native to Tortuguero National Park. This afternoon you will be free to hike, explore, rent a kayak or get out the binoculars for some great wildlife viewing on the property.

Overnight at Tortuguero Area Ecolodge| Meals: B L D

DAY 4:

Day 4- Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Leave Tortuguero’s jungle waterways and head to Arenal for an amazing volcano and rainforest experience. Majestic Arenal Volcano sits in the heart of the rainforest and is surrounded with tropical flowers, birds, sloths, monkeys and toucans.

Overnight  Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna| Meals: B L

DAY 5:

Day 5-Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Majestic Arenal Volcano sits in the heart of the rainforest and is surrounded with tropical flowers, birds, sloths, monkeys and toucans. Today you will have your choice of one (1) adventure that best fits your taste. Pick between Rafting the tropical waters of the Balsa River, a high adrenaline Zipline Canopy adventure, close-up look at the rainforest on the Hanging Bridges or a Volcano Hike with guide sharing Arenal volcanoes historical importance to the
area.

Overnight  Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna| Meals: B L

 

DAY 6:

Day 6- Arenal - Manuel Antonio Beach

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel. You will wake up to the lush green foliage and brightly colored tropical plants that attract so many birds, butterflies and much more to this rainforest paradise. Early morning birdwatching on the grounds before breakfast provides one of the best times to encounter many species. Today you will leave the tropical rainforest and head to the white-sand beach of Manuel Antonio. Be sure to take time to enjoy one of the breathtaking sunsets as you look at the turquoise waters surrounding the spectacular coastline.

Overnight Manuel Antonio Area Hotel | Meals: B

DAY 7:

Day 7- Manuel Antonio Beach

Sleep in and tour in the afternoon, or do a morning tour. Your choice. Either way you have time to relax at the pool with a tropical beverage or walk the beautiful white-sand beaches of Manuel Antonio.
Today you will have your choice of one (1) adventure that best fits your taste.
Zip Line Canopy Tour – Get your heart pumping on this highadrenaline,
fun-filled adventure. You will soar through the tree-tops on 9 zip lines, stopping on several platforms along the way. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you can spot monkeys and birds you are sure to hear along the way. Lunch or meal, depending on time of tour.

Catamaran Snorkeling Tour – Take a relaxing cruise around Manuel Antonio and snorkel in the Central Pacific looking for schooling fish, colorful wrasses and juvenile fish. You might encounter a turtle or ray, and dolphins are often seen playfully gliding alongside the boat. On the afternoon tour, you can experience the sunset along the coast. Whether you go in the morning or the afternoon, it is an excellent way to see the Pacific coast from a vantage point you won’t get at the hotel. Light lunch or meal, depending on time of tour.

Damas Mangrove Kayaking or Boat Tour – AM or Afternoon Damas Mangrove Tour – whether you choose to go by boat or kayak, you will find yourself up close and personal with the wildlife in the dense mangroves. This tour gives you a chance to explore the mangrove system so vital as a source of the oxygen supply needed to sustain the planet. You will be sure to spot a lot of monkeys and other interesting
critters. Time of departure will be determined by the tidal changes. Lunch or meal, depending on time of tour. You can also take a self-guided walk through the Manuel Antonio National Park or rent a surf board and learn how to surf.

Overnight Manuel Antonio Area Hotel | Meals: B and light meal on  Catamaran.

DAY 8:

Day 8- Departure

Private ground transfer from Manuel Antonio to the Juan
Santamaría International airport (SJO) in San José for your
departure flight home. Now you truly understand the
meaning of “Pura Vida!”

Meals: B

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