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  • Don Juan Coffee Tour
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Day 1: Arrival

Highlights:

Central Valley

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Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 2: Journey to Tortuguero

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by bus and boat through the rainforest and the channel system Tortuguero to the Lodge

 

Day 3: Wildlife observation

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Wildlife observation along the water channels

Day 4: Arenal Volcano

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with boat and shuttle bus to La Fortuna, up to the burning mountain Arenal

 

Day 5: Around the volcano

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Hiking in the national park Arenal, free time in the afternoon, in the night: relaxing in the hot springs

Day 6: Ecocentro & Clou...

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Wildlife observation in the oasis, with boat and shuttle bus to the cloud forest

Day 8: Departure

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Return flight or optional beach extension

 

Individual tours through Costa Rica - Discover the highlights of Costa Rica with a private guide in 8 days!
from $ 1336.84
per person/DBL

Included Services

 

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Tour Highlights

 

  • Tortuguero channel system and rainforest
  • Impressive Arenal volcano
  • Lava fields and hot springs
  • Wildlife observation in the ecocentro Danaus
  • Boat trip on the Lake Arenal
  • On suspension bridges through the cloud forest
  • Coffee tour with Don Juan
  • Boat trip with wildlife observation

 

Included services

 

  • English speaking private guide from day 4 to 7
  • 5 nights in double room with private bathroom in middle class hotels, lodges and incl. breakfast
  • 2 nights in double room with private bathroom in Tortuguero incl. transfer, english speaking tours and full board
  • Transfers:
    - Transfer from the airport to the hotel in San José
    - Transfer to Tortuguero with the transfer bus of the lodge
    - Shuttle transfer to La Fortuna
    - Transfers: Arenal National Park Arenal, Ecocentro Danaus and hot springs
    - Shuttle bus and boat to Monteverde
    - Transfers: suspension bridges and coffee tour
  • Tours/Entrances:
    - Tours in Tortuguero (excl. admission fee appr. 10$ p.p.)
    - Admission Arenal volcano national park 
    - Admission Ecocentro Danaus
    - Admission Ecotermales
    - Admission suspension bridges Monteverde
    - Coffee tour with Don Juan

Your contact person

Katja Bärwolf
katja@ticotrotter.com
++506 2249 5934

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Mo-Fr 7 bis 16.00 (GMT-6h)

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Why not extend your tour with a couple of days at the beach?

 

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Price per Person

1255.00 USD

Total price for ALL Travellers:

2510.00 USD
According to your request

TOUR DETAILS

 

With your private guide to the highlights of Costa Rica


For those who want to get an intense impression of Costa Rico we recommend you this guided tour for minimum 2 Persons. First you will visit Tortuguero where a competent guide will explain the impressive flora and fauna of the country to you during a boat cruise. After you will hit the road to the amazing volcano of Arenal and take a tour through lava fields and the national park. Relaxing in the natural hot springs and a boat ride to Montverde Lake are also some highlights of the tour. The cloud forest of Montverde with its numerous rope bridges make you see everything like birds. Besides that you will join a coffee tour and learn lots of interesting things about the popular bean. After the tour you can decide if you want to spend some days on one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. 

 

Day 1 - Arrival in San José
Today you get off the plane and the tropical falvour welcomes you immediatley. One of our drivers welcome you at the exit of the airport and drives you to the hotel. Check in time is usually at 2 pm but if you would like to arrive earlier let us know and we arrange an early check in for you (surcharge).

No meals included

 

Hotel Rincon de San Jose*** standard room

 

Day 2 - Canal System Tortuguero

Today begins early. The transfer bus of the lodge will pick you up at 6.30 and your english speaking guide will welcome you. On the way to the coast of the caribbean you will pass the magnificent braulio Carrillo national Park with its endless green rainforest. Your guide will give you interesting information on the way. 

Once we arrives Guapiles you get a typical costa rican breakfast befor we go to the boat point. Either at Pavona or at Cano Blanco you enter a boat which brings you through the green lagoon of Costa Rica and into the canal system of Tortuguero. After about 1,5 hours you will arrive your lodge where a cocktail will welcome you befor you get an delicious lunch. 

In the afternoon you will visit together with your local guid the village of Tortuguero. Tthe village is very interesting because it is only accessible by waterway or air.

Afterwards you can walk along the paths of the lodge or just relax in the hammock.

During the breeding season from March to June the turtles (leatherback turtle) and July-October (Green turtle), you can join a night tour to the egg-laying sites (not included, costs $35 per person).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

 

Pachira Lodge*** standard room

 

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Day 3 - Boat cruise with wildlife watching

Who 's been up early can take a boat tour through the channels befor breakfast (not included). Especially in the early morning are animals very active and it is easy to observe them.

In the morning you will have a choice between two routes: you can either explore the nature paths with the local guide and maybe you will find the legendary Red-eyed frog or do a boat trip on the waterways surrounded by beautiful nature. During the boat tour you have the chance to see iguanas, crocodiles, monkeys and birds, such as herons and kingfishers. It has even been seen a jaguar swimming across a channel, but this is extremely rare. The boats are equipped with silent electric motors, so that no noises disturb the animals .

The entrance fee for the National Park Tortuguero must be paid on the spot and is not included (approximately $10 per person).

The afternoon is for relaxing at the pool or for your own explorations through the enchanting nature.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

 

Pachira Lodge*** standard room


Day 4 - Volcano Arenal
After breakfast we take the boat to a little port. On the way you have the chance to enjoy the beautiful green nature once more. At the port you will enter a bus which brings you to a lovely restaurant close to Guapiles where a typicall delicious meal will be served to you (depending on arrival time it can be also just a lunch box to go). After lunch we hit the road to La Fortuna where you check in in your hotel with view of the volcano. After dinner you can enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish.

Breakfast and Lunch included 

 

Hotel Lomas del Volcan*** standard rooms

 

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Day 5 - Arenal national park and hot springs

After breakfast (around 9 am) you will meet your guide at the lobby and start your day in the national park of Arenal. Yu will explore the lava fields and a very special vegetation in this area. Besides that you can find wild pigs, monkeys, toucans, armadillos, coatis and many other animals. From your walking trails you can enjoy an amazing view of the beautiful Arenal lake and the cloud forest of Montverde.

In the afternoon you can choose one out of many optional tours. Canopying, rafting and many other options are available, just ask your guide. In the evening you can relax your muscels in one of the hot springs.

breakfast and lunch included

 

Hotel Lomas del Volcan*** standard rooms


Day 6 - Wildlife watching at the oasis

After breakfast you will visit a small oasis in the middle of rural properties and pasture land on the outskirts of La Fortuna. 3 acres the Ecocentro Danaus were reforested end of the 90s with native tree species. Today, a small oasis for wildlife has been formed. Sloths, bats, agoutis and an ocelot live here undisturbed.

In the butterfly garden are beautiful blue Morpho and the small poison dart frogs can be found in the specially constructed frog garden.

In the afternoon we will go to the Lake Arenal by bus and after we will take a boat across the lake to the mountain slopes of the Montverde cloud forest..

In the early evening we arrive at your hotel .

breakfast included

 

Arco Iris Lodge*** standard rooms

 

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Day 7 - Tree tops and coffee falvour

An exciting tour through the treetops of the cloud forest is planned for today. When walking across the suspension bridges your tour guide will tell you about the specifics of this mystical forest. There are countless different types of plants, including many mosses, lichens and bromeliads that are submerged by the ever-recurring fog in a magical atmosphere. With a little luck you can also see the mystical gods bird Quetzal with its beautiful plumage.

In the afternoon you will learn everything about coffee at a coffee tour. Don Juan produces a small amount of coffee but with very high quality and of course you get to taste some of it. 

In the evening your guide will bid you farewell.

breakfast included

 

Arco Iris Lodge*** standard rooms


Day 8 - End of the tour

There are no other services included except breakfast. Your onward journey is individually designed for you. Please let us know if you want to relax for a few days at one of the beautiful beaches of the country or want to go back to San Jose again. We would be happy to submit an offer.

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