Costa Rica Highlights Tour

This program includes the most interesting and popular highlights of Costa Rica. This is a great option for those travelers who are visiting the country for the first time and would like to know it in the best way possible having a little taste the food, the customs of the country and experiencing how friendly the Costa Ricans are. The area of the Tortuguero National Park is only accessible by boat or by a small aircraft. You will be entering by boat, through the different waterways along and the abundant flora and fauna located in the middle of the Tropical Rainforest definitely turn this place into a true ecotourism paradise. Tortuguero will provide a panoramic view of how the Caribbean side of our country lives. Our next destination will be taken you to the Northern Plains, where the famous Arenal Volcano is located, with its almost perfect conic shape, immense in an area with a gran Variety of attractions and activities to do, making the area a must place to visit. The journey continues to the Monteverde area, which has captured the worldwide attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists and has been the setting for extensive investigation over the past 40 years. The area is known for its spectacular scenes and the diverse rich tropical cloud forest. Also, the alpine like weather, will revive the rural experience of our country. We have included three hotel categories for your selection: Standard, Superior and Deluxe.

Day 1

SJO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – SAN JOSE / Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). A Swiss Travel representative will meet upon your arrival, Afterwards you will be transferred to your selected Hotel in the San Jose area, for a one-night stay.

Day 2

SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK / Early in the morning, you will depart from San Jose to the North Caribbean Plains, Tortuguero National Park. On the way, you will be ascending through the Central Volcanic mountain range, the Braulio Carrillo National Park. After breakfast on route, the journey will continue passing very likely through banana fields and getting deeper in the rural roads until reaching a local dock where the boats are waiting to transfer you to Tortuguero. Upon arrival and check in at your select lodge in the Tortuguero area, Lodging for the next two nights. In the afternoon you will visit the village of Tortuguero.

Day 3

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK / During this day you will explore (by boat) some of the secondary canals in this paradisiacal place. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK – ARENAL VOLCANO / At mid-morning the journey continues with a boat transfer back to the local dock and afterwards continuing by road to the Northern Plains. This route offers amazing mountain views, passing nearby rural towns such as Sarapiqui, Rio Cuarto and Aguas Zarcas. Arrive to La Fortuna de San Carlos town late afternoon where if the weather conditions permit it, you will be able to observe the mighty Arenal Volcano which welcomes you to the area, with its impressive perfect conic shape. Check in at the selected hotel, where you will be staying the next two nights.

Day 5

ARENAL VOLCANO / Morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will be provided with a hike in the Arenal Volcano trails and the visit to Tabacon Hot Springs. The hike concludes about 2.5 hours later, after which you will be transferred to a natural hot springs Paradise, where pools at different temperatures will make you relax even more. At the end of the day, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant in this property and relax for a while before Starting your journey back to your hotel.

Day 6

ARENAL VOLCANO – MONTEVERDE / Morning departure from Arenal Volcano to the Cloud Forest area in Monteverde. This service is considered a transfer-tour, as you will be crossing by boat the Arenal Lake, which is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica. The first part of the trip is adorned with the beautiful scenery of the Arenal Lake. Then, will start the driving ascending through the Tilaran Mountain Range. The final portion of your journey is on gravel roads, giving you more time to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and you will also feel a slight change of temperature as per the location above 1300 meters above sea level. You will be staying the next two nights at selected hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 7

MONTEVERDE / This morning you have programmed a tour to Monteverde Cloud Forest Private Reserve. This four-hour tour will show you all the different types of ecosystems to be found in the region, as you learn more about the unique wildlife, many of which is endemic to the area. Afternoon will be at leisure. Overnight at the selected hotel in the area.

Day 8

MONTEVERDE – SAN JOSE / Today, you will be provided with the unescorted shuttle service transfer back to San Jose. On your way down from Monteverde, you will observe the plains and even on a clear day in the far distance, our pacific coastal side. Then you make your way through the mountainous range and into the central valley, right in the heart of Costa Rica. You will be staying the last night of the program at your selected Hotel in San Jose.

Day 9

SAN JOSE – SJO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT / According to your international flight departure you will be transported from your hotel in San Jose to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) for your departure flight.

STANDARD OPTION:

Location

Hotel Name

Type of Room

San José

Sleep Inn 3*

Standard

Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge

Standard

Arenal Volcano Casa Luna 3* Standard
Monteverde Trapp Family Lodge Superior

Validity Period

Type of Occupancy

SINGLE

DOUBLE

TRIPLE

CHILD* STA **

December 01, 2016 –

November 30, 2017

5,060 AED 3,800 AED 3,490 AED 1,910 AED 6,230 AED

SUPERIOR OPTION:

Location

Hotel Name

Type of Room

San José

Wyndham San Jose Herradura 4*

Superior

Tortuguero

Pachira Lodge

Standard

Arenal Volcano Arenal Springs 4* Jr. Suite
Monteverde Monteverde Ficus Lodge 3* Deluxe

Validity Period

Type of Occupancy

SINGLE

DOUBLE

TRIPLE

CHILD* STA **

December 01, 2016 –

November 30, 2017

6,290 AED 4,390 AED 3,970 AED 1,780 AED 7,470 AED
NOTE: Child from 0 – 2 years old are not allowed. The rate for child applies from 3 to 9 years, only one permitted in room sharing with a double room with adults.

Item Package Intro

  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Validity: Rate is valid until 30/11/17
  • Price: Starting at AED 3,490
  • Details: • Regular arrival transfers from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to San Jose area • 2 night accommodations at the selected hotel in San José • 2 nights / 3 days’ regular package at selected lodge, Tortuguero • Regular transfer from Guapiles (drop off point of the Tortuguero package) to the Arenal Volcano selected hotel • 2 night accommodations at selected hotel in Arenal Volcano • Regular Half Day Arenal Volcano Hike and Tabacon Hot Springs • Regular transfer from Arenal to Monteverde area • 2 night accommodations at the selected Hotel in Monteverde • Regular half day Monteverde Cloud Forest Private Reserve • Regular transfer from Monteverde to San Jose. • Regular departure transfers from San José selected hotel to (SJO) Juan Santamaria International Airport • Meals as: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners • Sales taxes