Tortuguero National Park, Arenal & Monteverde

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1 –  San Jose

Arrive at San Jose International Airport, where you will be met by a representative from Aurora Expeditions and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel by Hilton

Day 2 –  San Jose – Tortuguero

Check-out early for a drive to the remote area of Tortuguero. Along the way, stop at Guapiles town for a typical Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast, continue to board the boat for your two-hour ride to Tortuguero. Arrive at Evergreen Lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum.

Evergreen Lodge is located in the middle of the exuberant Tortuguero rainforest, an ideal location to explore this unique and magical preserved area. Guests at the lodge will wake up to the call of howler monkeys and a cacophony of birdsong.

Overnight: Evergreen Lodge (B/L)

Day 3 –  Tortuguero National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a guided walk through Evergreen Lodge.

In the afternoon, visit Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife. You will spot a variety of monkeys, toucans, green macaws, and caimans, among others, while gliding through the steamy vine laden canals.

Overnight: Evergreen Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 4 – Tortuguero – Arenal

After breakfast, transfer by boat transfer back to La Pavona pier before continuing to Guapiles town for a delicious local lunch. After lunch, drive another two hours to La Fortuna de San Carlos where the Arenal Volcano is located. The region is home to cloud forests, a lake that is world-famous for windsurfing, and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife.

Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa (B)

Day 5 – Arenal

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy the resort’s excellent facilities and its unparalled view of Arenal Volcano throughout the property.

Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa (B)

Day 6 – Arenal – Monteverde

After breakfast, continue to Monteverde, approximately 4 hours away. Transfer to Arenal Lake where you will board a boat to cross Arenal Lake and enjoy the impressive views of the magnificent volcano. You will be met on the other side of the lake to continue to your journey by road to your hotel in Monteverde.

This is one of the most exciting destinations in Costa Rica. Set on a high mountain ridge, its tiny village, Santa Elena, was founded in the 50s by a small group of conservation-minded Quakers who were looking for a peaceful place to live. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most biodiverse cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bell bird. Settle in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: El Establo Hotel (B)

Day 7 – Monteverde Cloud Forest

In the morning, you will visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve accompanied by an expert local guide. This tour is a must for all visitors in Costa Rica! Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is among the most famous reserves in the world for its biodiversity, conservation, contributions, and scientific researches. You will hike through the well-marked-trails, waterfalls, creek, and the observation area of the park. If you are lucky, you might spot a “Quetzal”, one of the most beautiful birds in the world. It has an extension of 3,500 hectares, and was chosen in 2007 as one of the Seven Wonders of Costa Rica.

In the afternoon, visit Sky Adventure Park for the Sky Tram & Trek tour. Sky Tram is a 20-minute aerial tram tour that starts in the Reception and reaches a wide observation deck from where you can observe the Santa Elena cloud forest. It consists of six gondolas for up to 6 people each and the trip length is 1250 mts. Once you have reached the observation deck, you will be ready to start the zipline tour.

Sky Trek starts with a tour in the Sky Tram to reach the top of the mountain then begins a tour of adventure full of adrenaline above the treetops, which consists on a system of zip lines, that allows you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective, safely in an innovative and different system. Sky trek must be booked including the Sky Tram.

Overnight: El Establo Hotel (B)

Day 8 – Arenal – San Jose

After breakfast, transfer to San Jose.

Tour Inclusions

  • Arrival transfer in San Jose (driver only, no guide)
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast and other meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Private vehicles with air-conditioning

 Total price per person (Twin Share) from USD $2285.00

*Single traveller pricing available on request.

**Public Holiday Surcharges apply

 

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