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Day 1: Arrival

Highlights:

Central Valley

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Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 2: Transfer Monteverde

Highlights:

Monteverde

Info:

in a shuttle bus to the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 4: Arenal Volcano

Highlights:

La Fortuna

Info:

Continue to the Arenal Lake, by boat and bus to La Fortuna

 

Day 6: Day at leisure

Info:

Optional tours at the Arenal Volcano National Park

 

Day 6: Day at leisure

Info:

Optional tours at the Arenal Volcano National Park

 

Day 7: Lowland Rainforest

Highlights:

Sarapiquí

Info:

Continue to the lowland rainforest Sarapiqui

 

Day 8: Leisure day in Sarap...

Highlights:

Sarapiquí (tips)

Info:

Optional tours or hiking in the Sarapiqui region

Day 9: Transfer to San Jose

Highlights:

Central Valley

Info:

Return to San Jose or optional beach extension

 

Day 10: Departure

Info:

Transfer to the airport or optional beach extension

Bus tour to the highlights of Costa Rica. In 10 relaxing days to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano and the lowland rainforest!

 

from $ 750.00
per person/DBL

Included Services

 

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Tour Highlights

 

  • Breathtaking flora and fauna
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest 
  • The impressive Arenal volcano
  • Great optional excursions
  • Optional wildlife observation
  • Lowland rainforest Sarapiquí

 

Included services

 

  • 9 bed and breakfast in selected hotels and lodges
  • Shuttle transfer in air-conditioned minibus from hotel to hotel
  • Transfer to the beach hotel in San José
  • Transfer from San José to the airport

 

Your contact person

Katja Bärwolf
katja@ticotrotter.com
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Mo-Fr 7 bis 16.00 (GMT-6h)

Travel tip & Info

 

Enjoy pure nature in Costa Rica on our shuttle bus tour Natural wonders Costa Rica!

 

 

Price per Person

725.00 USD

Total price for ALL Travellers:

1450.00 USD
According to your request

tour details

This is the perfect trip for everyone, who does not want to drive on his own. A shuttlebus will transfer you from one hotel to the next one, so that you are free to relax and explore all the country's highlights. Enjoy shopping in Costa Rica's capital San José, watching the god of birds Quetzal in the Cloud Forest Monteverde and climbing the cold lava field on the bottom of the Arenal Volcano. Before going back to San José, you will have the opportunity to go rafting in the lowlands rainforest of Sarapiquí, hiking or making a chocolate tour. There are different options to plan a beach extention afterwards.     

 

Day 1: Arrival

Today you will arrive in the central valley of Costa Rica, the heart of Central America's tropics. Your driver will pick you at the airport and bring you to your first hotel in San José. If you prefer to arrive early in the morning, you are welcome to inform us before your trip starts and we will organize it for an extra charge. The ordinary check in starts at 2 pm.

Transfer time amounts 20 to 40 minutes (approx. 18 km)

No meals included

 

Hotel Rincon de San Jose*** Standard room (Standard option B)

 

Day 2: The Cloud Forest Monteverde

After the breakfast you will be picked at your hotel by the shuttleservice. During our way on the highway we will pass green mountain sides and deep canyons, until we reach the Puntarenas Coast. Then we will continue driving along the Pacific to the north-west and pass a small countryside highway in the mountains. The last part is an adventurous broken stone road, which presents a lovely view on the Monteverde and the Peninsula Nicoya.

Your accommodation is in the small town Santa Elena, an ideal starting point for all your explorations in this region.
Transfer time amounts 4.5 hours (approx. 142 km)

Breakfast included

 

Arco Iris Lodge*** Standard Cabin (Standard option B)

 

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Day 3: Time for optional tours
On the third day of your trip you have the choice: You can either relax in the hotel or explore the region with our optional tours. We recommend a hike in the Curi-Cancha Reservation, which is less known than the reservations Monteverde and Santa Elena. Alternatively you can hike on the rope bridge through the tree tops or just speed from one platform to the other on the robust steel cables during a Canopy-Tour. People who have a very good eye and patience, may spot the god of birds Quetzal between all the bromeliads and alms with his wonderful red-green feather coat. Friends of coffee may go on a coffee tour with Don Juan and enjoy the coffee tastings afterwards. If you prefer cheese, you should visit one of the dairies, which have made Monteverde so popular since the establishment of the Quakers.

Breakfast included

Optional activities not included

 

Arco Iris Lodge*** Standard Cabin (Standard option B)

 

Day 4: Journey to La Fortuna at the volcano Arenal

A shuttlebus will pick you in the morning and take you to the Arenal-Lake. From now on you will cross the Arenal-Lake by boat and enjoy the amazing panorama-view of Monteverde and the Arenal's volcanocope. The transit will take approximately 30 minutes. After arriving on the other side, a shuttlebus will take you to La Fortuna. Your hotel is located approximately 1.5 km from the city center, surrounded by beautiful nature with a fantastic view on the volcano and Arenal's "little brother" Cerro Chato.

Transfer time amounts 3.5 to 4 hours (approx. 108 km / boat trip inculded)

Breakfast included

Optional Activities not included

 

Casa Luna Lodge*** Standard room (Standard option B)

 

La-Fortuna-de-San-Carlos-Costa-Rica

 

Day 5 and day 6: Thermal springs, lava fields and adventure on the bottom of the Arenal volcano
The following two days start with a typical breakfast. Afterwards you can either enjoy the weather and relax at the pool or go on one of our diversive optional tours. We especially recommend you to visit the Arenal National park with a hike through the lava fields of the firemountain. Moreover the Ecocentro Danaus, where you can explore the hot sources of the Ecotermales, is worth to visit. If you want to go on an adventure, do not miss the chance to go rafting, canyoing or canopy. Fill your free days with your own preferences. All the optional tours can be booked locally. Shopping lovers can take a walk through the small town of La Fortuna and check the local stores.

Breakfast included

Entries to national parks and optional tours not included

 

Casa Luna Lodge*** standard room (Standard option B)

 

Tag 7: Trip to the lowlands rainforest in Sarapiqui

Your next destination will lead you to the region of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Here you can not only find huge pineapple plantations and cow ranges, but also unaffected primary rainforests, which build a natural corridor with the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Animals such as jaguars, pumas and tapirs use this corridor to change rainforest districts. As these animals are very shy, you usually do not get them to see. However you can meet some coati-mundis, monkeys, wild pigs and the relaxed sloths. The fishing-tucana with his huge lips is used to sit in trees or is just passing by.

Transfer time amounts approximately 3 hours (approx. 75 km)

Breakfast is included

Optional Activities not included

 

Sarapiquis Lodge*** Standard room (Standard option B)

 

Braulio_Carrillo_Nationalpark

 

Day 8: Free time in Sarapiqui
The region of Sarapiquí not only offers the tropical heat, but also many diversive tours. Refresh yourself on a rafting tour on the Río Sarapichí or get interesting information on pineapples during a visit to the plantations. In the biological reservations of La Selva and La Tirimbina you can find beautiful hiking trails through the rainforest and with a dose of luck you may see some coati-mundis. In La Tirimbina there will be offered an additional chocolate tour. During this tour you learn a lot about the production and are welcomed to pinch some bits. Moreover this region is perfect for bird observers, as there have been already seen more than 350 different bird species.

Breakfast included

Entries to national parks and optional tours not included

 

Sarapiquis Lodge*** Standard room (Standard option B)

 

Day 9: Return to San José or optional beach extention
Today we will return to San José. Of course you can book an additional beach extention in the Caribbean; in this case the last night in San José will be shifted to the end of the trip. The shuttlebus will pick you at the hotel and bring you back to the awesome Braulio Carrillo Nationalpark in San José. There you have another chance to go shopping or visit some museums.

Transfer time amounts approximately 2.5 hours (approx. 70 km)

Breakfast included

Entries to national parks and optional tours not included

 

Hotel Rincon de San Jose*** Standard room (Standard option B)

 

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Day 10: Hasta luego – See you soon!
Unfortunately today is the last day of your journey and you have to say goodbye to the Ticos and Costa Rica. A private transfer will pick you at your hotel and bring you to the airport. Please have the current departure tax of 28$ in store, which has to be paid at the airport. Now you can take all your experiences with you and fly back home.

If you have booked an additional beach extention at the Pacific coast, you will go to the beach today.

Transfer time amounts approximately 20 to 40 minutes depending on the traffic (approx. 18 km)

Breakfast included (from 07:00 am)

Optional activities not included

 

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Good and affordable low priced, clean hotels
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Bungalow hotel Tango Mar 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Bungalow hotel Namuwoki Lodge 3***
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Bahia del Sol Beach Front Hotel 4****
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Pirate Cove Lodge
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Casa Conde del Mar 4****
2 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Luna LLena 3***
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Guacamaya Lodge 2**
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Luxury Hotel Gaia Hotel and Reserve 5*****
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Luxury Hotel Punta Islita 5*****
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Luxury Hotel Le Caméléon 4****
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Luxury Hotel Copa de Arbol Resort 5*****
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Bungalow hotel Plaza Yara Hotel 3***
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Tropical Suite with own Pool 0.00 USD
Standard room with ocean view the waves at your fingertips 0.00 USD
Tiki Suite Bungalows on stilts 0.00 USD
Standard bungalows charming caribbean style 0.00 USD
Mastersuite elegant with king size bed 0.00 USD
Standard room with 2 big beds 0.00 USD
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bungalow The comfortable way of camping 0.00 USD
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Jungle View Suite 65m² luxury for 4 persons 0.00 USD
Suite with private Jacuzzi 0.00 USD
Villa with two bedrooms perfect for families 0.00 USD
Deluxe room affordable luxury 0.00 USD
Suite A romantic retreat 0.00 USD
Casitas with private pool 0.00 USD
Superior room with own terrace 0.00 USD
Deluxe room with view into the garden 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Relax in the hammock 0.00 USD
La Caméléon Suite space for up to 4 people 0.00 USD
Bungalow with fully equipped kitchen 0.00 USD
Standard room furnished lovely in italian style 0.00 USD
Suite Space and a great terrace 0.00 USD
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Transfer with shuttle bus 312.00 USD
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