Best Of Costa Rica - Group Tour

Included Services
  • 11 Highlights in 10 Days: San José, Volcano Poas, La Fortuna (Volcano Arenal), Monteverde, Bosque Eterno de los Niños, Quepos, islands Olocuita and Isla Verde, Manuel Antonio Nationalpark, San Gerardo de la Dota, Quetzales Nationalpark, Cartago
  • 9 nights in hotels with a 3* standard, incl. breakfast + 1x lunch, 1x dinner
  • qualified English-speaking guide
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • many included activities, for example guided tour in Manuel Antonio Nationalpark or city tour in Cartago
  • From £ 1,325

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During this 10-day group tour you'll discover the beauty of Costa Rica in an active and authentic way. Dive into the unique plant- and animal world and visit the highlights of this fascinating country. If you are lucky enough you can watch the volcano Arenal spitting ash and lava over surrounding lands. On a catamaran tour you can observe dolphins and afterwards discover the underwater world on a snorkeling excursion. During the tour you have endless possiblities to shape your unique Costa Rica experience with various optional activities. You can decide if you want to relax or go on adventures like Bungee Jumping. Below you can find the detailled itinerary


Route of the group tour "Best Of Costa Rica"

 

Travel through Costa Rica and discover the unique plants and animals of this country. You start your adventure in the capital San José. On your trip you'll visit the cloud forest Monteverde, the pristine beaches in the nationalpark Manuel Antonio and experience the landscape around the volcano Arenal. You want to get an active and authentic impression of Costa Rica? This tour is perfect for you!

Below you'll find the day-to-day breakdown for our Best of Costa Rica Tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

  • approx. 10.000 hectare nature reserve
  • mysterious cloud forest
  • Canopy & rope bridges
  • Unique nature reserve
  • Paradise for water birds
  • Boat tour on rivers and canals
  • Lush rainforests
  • Gorgeous beaches
  • Many impressive hiking trails

Itinerary

Welcome to Costa Rica! Arrive in San José at any time today. We would gladly pick you up at the airport and drive you to the first hotel but you can also choose to arrange your own transportation. Check into our hotel and start exploring and enjoying this remarkable city.  Stroll through the pedestrian zone, visite one of the museums or just relax in one of the beautiful parks.

Unterkunft im Hotel in San José, 3* Standard

At 8:00 am you will meet your tour- leader. The guide will take you to the first destination, the Volcán Irazú National Park, where you will go for hike. Before you will arrive to San Gerardo de Dota, you will stop for a visit of the colonial city Cartago. After a circuit in the beautiful city, you will continue to San Gerardo de Doto. The idyllic village is surrounded of mountains and forests in Costa Ricas highlands. Here it could be a bit colder - the average temperature is round about 13° degrees. The rest of the day is at your own disposal. Go for a walk through the village, hike to the nearby waterfall or enjoy the amazing view out of your hotel. In the evening a typical dinner awaits you.   

Unterkunft im Hotel in San Gerardo de Dota, 3* Standard    Verpflegung:  Breakfast, Dinner

The ever-wet cloud forests of Central America are home to the mystical bird Quetzal, which was already worshipped by the Mayas. Today, the Quetzal is threatened by extinction and difficult to spot in its natural habitat.
If you get up early, you have the best chance. Go on a tour through the municipality of San Gerardo de Dota to discover one of the rare birds (optional).
Your journey takes you to the Manuel Antonio National Park. It was established in 1972, extends along the Pacific coast and adjacent to the land area is 55,000 ha in the sea. It is one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica. Half an hour from the national park is located Isla Damas, there you will go on a boat tour through the mangroves. A unique ecosystem and a variety of wildlife await you there. Our local guide knows a lot about the flora and fauna of the mangroves. After returning back from the boat ride a typical lunch will be served.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Manuel Antonio, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit today one of the most famous national parks of Costa Rica, the ""Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio"". The main attractions are the four gorgeous sandy beaches at the pacific coast. The endangered squirrel monkeys as well as capuchin monkeys, sloths, raccoons and coatis live here. You can discover the park on varios hiking trails and enjoy a fantastic panoramic view from several vantage points (optional). Or just spend the day relaxing on the beach.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Manuel Antonio, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

After breakfast the journey takes you to the north west of Costa Rica, where the hilly landscape of Monteverde, surrounded by fog, awaits you. In the afternoon you could visit a farm of a local family. During a walk through sugar cane, banana and coffee plantations you will learn interesting things about the cultivation and processing of these products and of course you can taste some of these typical Costa Rican foods directly (visit optional).

Unterkunft im Hotel in Monteverde, 3* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you visit the Bosque Eterno de los Niños (Children´s Eternal Rain Forest), the biggest private sanctuary in Costa Rica, which was founded in 1980s thanks to a fundraising campaign of Swedish primary school pupils. The sanctuary is one of the last retreats of the jaguar. The chances of discovering a specimen during your walk along the Bajo del Tigre trail are rather poor. You will certainly be able to oberseve various exotic birds such as Motmot, Laucharassari and Manakin. You can arrange the afternoon according to your own ideas.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Monteverde, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today´s destination is La Fortuna de San Carlos, a small touristic village submontane of the Arenal volcano. The trip leads first to the shore of the Lake Arenal and then by boat to the other side of the lake.
If the weather is good you can already enjoy the first view to the volcano. In the evening we will go together for a night walk. The area around the Arenal volcano is known for its great variety of frogs, which like to show themselves especilly in the dark.

Unterkunft im Hotel in La Fortuna, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Spend the day as you wish. A visit of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is highly recommended. You can also choose from a variety of other activities such as wildwater rafting, hiking tours, abseiling, canopy- tours etc. Your guide will help you with the booking so that you can experience Costa Rica close and actively! In the evening you can take a bath in the natural thermal springs (activities optional).

Unterkunft im Hotel in La Fortuna, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today we return to our starting point of this journey - to San José. You can arrange the afternoon according to your own wishes.

Unterkunft im Hotel in San José, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today the journey through Costa Rica ends. We can drive you to the airport (transfer optional) If your flight takes place in the evening, you still have time to buy some souvenirs and visit the places of interest of the city. An extension of your stay is also possible. We would be delight if you would take home some great memories of Costa Rica and we wish you a safe journey home.

 Verpflegung: Breakfast


Services

Included

  • 9 nights in hotels with 3* standard
  • 9x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner
  • entrance to the nationalpark Volcán Irazú and hike
  • guided city tour in Cartago
  • visit of the Isla Damas and boat tour along the mangroves
  • entrance to the "Bosque Eterno de los Niños"
  • night hike to the volcano Arenal
  • All non-optional transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide and local guides

Not Included

  • International flights to / from Costa Rica
  • Optional offers and activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Costa Rica Departure Tax
  • Transfer in/out: booking available on request
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Services
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Information

  • We guarantee the operation of every group with four booked clients
  • Maximum group size: 18 people
  • Visa and vaccination requirements and general information about country and people of Costa Rica
  • Solo travellers can request a room shared room with another person of the same sex
  • If we can't find another solo traveller who wants to share a room, the single room supplement needs to be paid

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Optional Extras:

  • Transfer IN/OUT optional:
  • San José Airport - San José Hotel
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: $ 60 CAD (1-3pax); $ 77 CAD (3-5pax)

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