Countries visited : Costa Rica
TOTAL DAYS : 8 Days
STARTS IN : San Jose
ENDS IN : San Jose
Highlights : San Jose , Arenal Volcano , Monteverde Cloud Forest , Manuel Antonio N.P.
TRANSPORT : Boat , Air-conditioned vehicle
Do you want to explore some of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica in a short time, but do not want to be on the road on a rented car or on a fixed departure group? This is a great opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful places on this Costa Rica Highlights Tour.
We would like to introduce this individual journey that takes you to the most popular nature reserves in the country. Looking for monkeys, sloths, iguanas and rare birds. At the foot of the picturesque Arenal Volcano hike through the species-rich secondary forest and then relax in the natural hot springs. In the mystical cloud forest of Monteverde vertigo have a clear advantage as you climb up to 60 meter high suspension bridges over the treetops. Caution, it is advised not to let your supplies be stolen by the cheeky squirrel monkeys in the fantastic beach of Manuel Antonio National Park!
Discover the secrets of a tropical land Costa Rica considered one of the top destinations of the world. It is a tiny portion of land that only represents the 0.03% of world Surface and yet posses the 5% of the biodiversity of the planet.
Day 1, Arrive in San Jose
Private transportation from Juan Santamaria International airport to Villa Tournon Hotel in San Jose, where we stay one night. Our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to give you all the information about your trip. Dinner on your own. Accommodation: Villa Tourn Hotel
Day 2, San Jose/Arenas Volcano Area
Early morning we depart in a shared transfer to the beautiful area of La Fortuna, home of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. Free afternoon to explore the area or relax at the hotel. Accommodation: Arenal Bromelias Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 3, Arenal Volcano Area
Free day for optional activities. We recommend to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, this is a great national park with amazing trails, lots of wildlife to see, and a great view of the sunset. Other adventure activities you can find in the area includes hanging bridges, zip lining tour, bird watching tour, natural hikes, rafting adventure. And do not forget one of the signature activities of the area: the relaxing Hot Springs. Other beautiful attractions such as La Fortuna Waterfall that falls from a height of 70 meters, horseback riding through the forest, butterfly farms, the Venado Caverns, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Cerro Chato, that is a dormant volcano. Lunch and dinner on your own. Accommodation: Arenal Bromelias Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 4, Arenal Volcano/Monteverde Cloud Forest
After breakfast depart in a shared transportation to one of the most iconic destinations of Costa Rica: Monteverde area. Because this area is so mountainous, there isn’t a direct route between the two places, and the transfer includes a beautiful boat ride across the Arenal Lake. This is the fastest way to travel between Arenal and Monteverde, and allow you to enjoy magnificent views during this amazing ride. Once at Monteverde you will have free time to explore the area or take an optional tour. Lunch and dinner on your own. Accommodation: Miramontes Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 5, Monteverde Cloud Forest
Today enjoy free day for optional activities. We recommend to visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, zip lining tour (the best of Costa Rica), horseback riding, birdwatching tour, coffee tour, night tour at the forest, hanging bridges, butterfly and hummingbirds. Lunch and dinner on your own. Accommodation: Miramontes Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 6, Monteverde/Manuel Antonio National Park
Breakfast included at the hotel. After breakfast depart in a shared transportation to the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, home of some of the best beaches including Manuel Antonio. Between the main town and the national park, there are several world-class beaches in the area. Here, you can enjoy the wide variety of activities such as swimming, hiking the Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, or simply relaxing while watching a vibrant sunset. Manuel Antonio is one of only two locations in Costa Rica where you can see all four types of monkey; spider, howler, white faced and the endangered squirrel monkey, many of which can be visible from your hotel window. The area is also a prime destination for spotting sloths, both in and outside of the national park This once tiny town has blossomed into the most popular Costa Rican beach destination. Available are all the amenities you would come to expect as well as a jumping nightlife. Accommodation: Karahe Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 7, Manuel Antonio National Park
Breakfast included at the hotel. Free day to enjoy optional activities, we recommend to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most stunning national parks. Also you can enjoy activities such us surfing lesson where you have the chance to get up and ride waves along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Catamaran Tour, full of beautiful views and marine exploration along the stunning pacific. Scuba Diving, Manuel Antonio is a premier destination for experiencing all of the country’s charms in just one place. The Damas Estuary boat trip that takes you on a covered boat tour through the complex and beautiful estuaries and mangroves surrounding Damas Island, among others. Lunch and dinner on your own. Accommodation: Karahe Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 8, Depart Manuel Antonio National Park
Breakfast included at the hotel. Depart in a shared transportation to Juan Santamaria International Airport. Driving time 3 hours approximately. *Late departure flight is necessary*
Budget Option with Shuttle Transfers - Low Season
Budget Option with Shuttle Transfers - High Season
Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.
Tour name :
Costa Rica Highlights Tour
Custom-made, flexible trips to Central and South America. You tell us when, where and how you’d like to travel.
We will put together a program that best suits your needs and preferences.