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Small groups Fascination Costa Rica

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  • Beach
  • Vulkan
  • Wasserfall
  • Wald

Day 1: Arrival

Highlights:

Central Valley

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Abholung am Flughafen und Transfer zum Hotel

Day 2: Poás Volcano

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Poás Volcano and the lowland rainforest of Boca Tapada

Day 3: Inflatable boat tour

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Boat trip and wildlife observation at the San Carlos River

Day 4: Arenal Volcano

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Hiking in the rainforest and hot springs at the Arenal Volcano

 

Day 5: Lava fields & gi...

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Hiking on the lava fields

 

Day 6: Pineapple fields

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Wonderful Rio Celeste waterfall and Tenorio National Park

Day 7: Coffee tour

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Coffee tour in Monteverde

Day 8: Tree top path

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On suspension bridges through the cloud forest

 

Day 9: Eco system dry forest

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Let's go to the Rincón de la Vieja

Day 10: Rincon del Vieja Vo...

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Las Pailas, Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Day 11: Sun, ocean & beach

Highlights:

Playa Carrillo

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Playa Potrero, beach on the northern pacific

 

Day 12: Beach

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Sun, Ocean and Beach

Day 13: Beach

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Sun, Ocean and Beach

Day 14: San Jose

Highlights:

Central Valley

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Shuttle transfer to San José

 

Day 15: Departure

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San José (tips)

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or a beach extension !?

 

Travel to the mystical rainforest, marvel at giant volcanoes and learn more about the flora and fauna of Costa Rica on this Adventure Tour.

from $ 2300.00
per person/DBL

Included Services

 

Itinerary > click here

 

Tour Highlights

 

  • Giant crater of the Póas Volcano
  • Lowland Rainforest at the San Carlos River
  • Volcanos, hot springs and the Arenal Volcano National Park
  • On suspension bridges through the Cloud Forest and coffee tour in Monteverde
  • Dry Forest, fumaroles and spouter at the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park
  • Relax at the Pacific Ocean

 

 

Included services

 

  • Guaranteed with min. 4, max. (only) 10 participants
  • 14 overnights with breakfast in selected hotels and lodges
  • Qualified english-speaking guide (Day 1-11)
  • Air-conditioned bus (Hiace, Coaster or Rosa)
  • 1 typical, local lunch in Don Pedro
  • All descirbed entrance fees

 

Your contact person

Piera Ortega
piera@ticotrotter.com
++506 2249 5934

Contact us

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

Travel tip & Info

 

You would like to relax a bit after your round trip before heading back home?

 

Here you find a list of our Beach hotels

  

 


Price per Person

2195.00 USD

Total price for ALL Travellers:

4390.00 USD
According to your request

tour details

 

Day 1: Arrival
Today you will arrive in the rainforest paradise Costa Rica. The airplan lands in the vast Central Valley of the country, surrounded by high mountains and volcanoes. One of our tansfer staff will meet you at the airport and brings you to your hotel in San José. If your flight arrives in the early morning, you can bring your luggage to the hotel. Then you will get to know the vibrant city with your english speaking guide. Check-in in the hotel is from 2 pm.

If you wish to check-in earlier the morning we are happy to book it for you with a supplement of one night. In the afternoon/evening you will meet with the group to speak about the tour.

No Meals Included

 

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

 

Day 2: From the giant crater of the Poás Volcano to the lowlands rainforest
After breakfast, you head to Alajuela, the Poás volcano National Park. On a clear day you have the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic view into one of the biggest volcanic craters in the world. Steadily rises sulfureous steam from the slopes of the green-coloured crater lagoon, that you can even smell from the viewing platform. From time to time you can even hear the hissing of the water vapor. The vegetation of Poás mostly consists of huge leaves, bromeliads and mosses. During a hike to the Botos lagoon you will experience a mystic forest and learn more about the Páramo vegetation.

After that the journey continues to the north of Costa Rica, the small town of Boca Tapada near to the border with Nicaragua. Here in the lowlands rainforest you can discover the costa rican country life and the unique river landscape of the San Carlos River.

Breakfast Included


Pedacito de Cielo Lodge ** Standard Bungalow (Standard option B)

 

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Day 3: Inflatable boat or kayak trip with wildlife observation

For today a trip in an inflatable boat or on a kayak is scheduled on the San Carlos River (appr. 2 hours). You will explore secluded waterways and observe howler monkeys, toucans, iguanas, crocodiles and a variety of water birds. There are even living pumas and jaguars in this area, however you have to be very lucky to spot one of them. In the afternoon you can relax and enjoy the sounds of the rainforest or participate in an optional horseback riding tour or night hike (both not included).

Breakfast Included

 

Pedacito de Cielo Lodge** Standard Bungalow (Standard option B)

 

Day 4: Tropical rainforest and Arenal volcano 
In the morning you start a hiking tour through the rainforest with your guide. The humidity, high temperatures, the smell of damp earth and exotic bird sounds from the dephts of the forest are magical. Listen, smell and felle the ecosystem rainforest learn how the forest survives with numerous creatures. Around noon you continue to your next destination, the Arenal volcano. This cone-shaped volcano was constantly active until 2010 but since then the activity has subsided. Never the less, the volcano is very impressive and new eruptions are possible at any time.

In the evening you can relax in the hot springs on the foot of the fire mountain, surrounded by beautiful tropical plants.

Breakfast Included


Casa Luna Hotel und Spa *** Standard Room (Standard option B)

 

Day 5: Lava fields and giant trees in the volcano Arenal national park
We wake up from the first rays of sunlight and after a typical breakfast we start our tour to the Arenal Volcano National Park.  On the way we will see huge chunks of lava in the meadows beside the road. The chunks are called "bombs" and the volcano had released this pieces during the last explosion 1968. In the national park we hike on a small path through the secondary forest which has spread rapidly over the ash fields. Sometimes small boars or leaf cutting ants cross our way. At the lava field you can observe numerous forms of solidification and enjoy a breathtaking view of the volcano and the Arenal Lake. If you want to hike a little bit more you can go with the guide to a giant Ceiba tree. For lunch you will stop in the small town of La Fortuna. Numerous local restaurants can be found here, where you can go for a nice dinner (not included). If you want you can go shopping or on a canopy trip (not included) or you can just relax on the pool. 

Breakfast Included


Casa Luna Hotel und Spa *** Standard Room (Standard option B)

 

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Day 6: Pineapple field and the light-blue cascade at the Tenorio National Park

Only two hours from La Fortuna one can find another natural wonder - the Celeste River. You will first drive on a small country road and then on a broken rock road in the direction of Tenorio National Park. On the way, you will pass huge pineapple plantations, where you will have a rest. Here, your tour guide will give you some information of the production of this exotic fruit. There will be another stop at the "arbol de la paz", which is another historical jungle giant. After arriving in the national park, you will have a challenging hike through the primary rainforest to the unique light-blue cascade. This color is caused by different minerals in the water and is very impressive through all generations. Depending on the group's mood, the hike will take three to six hours. Afterwards you will have a delicious meal (included) in Don Pedro's small restaurant at the park's exit. In the late afternoon you will reach your hotel at the Arenal volcano.

Breakfast & Lunch Included

 

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa***  Standard Room (standard option B)

 

Day 7: Coffee tour and the Monteverde cloud forest
The next tour station is the Monteverde cloud forest. The journey to this place will take 5 hours and leads around the Arenal lake with an amazing view to the Arenal volcano. The cloud forest impresses with its breathtaking beauty. High trees, full of braids, moss and bromeliads, characterize this special vegetation. The climat is fresh and in the evening it may get cold, sometime even down to 15 degrees. After check-in in your nice hotel, you will go on a coffee tour in the afternoon. Here you will get all information of the cultivation and processing of this precious bean. Afterwards, you will enjoy one of the world's best coffees.

Breakfast Included

 

Arco Iris Lodge*** Standard Room (standard option B)

 

Day 8: On the rope bridges through the tree tops

Today a very special adventure is waiting for you! You will go on rope bridges through the tree tops of the cloud forest. Here you will get to know the flora and fauna from a new perspective and may also see the unique god of birds Quetzal in his funky feather dress. Capuchin monkeys and toucans are also frequently sighted visitors of the forests. In the afternoon there is time to do more optional tours with the guide such as a visit to the Santa Elena or Monteverde Reserve (not included).
Breakfast Included

 

Arco Iris Lodge*** Standard Room (standard option B)

 

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Day 9: Eco system dry forest
After a gentle breakfast, the tour continues to the region of Guanacaste. Along the way there's a little break to relax and to photograph the colorful flame red macaws in a tree at Limonal. After a total of about 4.5 hours driving time to reach the land of the Costa Rican cowboys (baqueros) with huge pasturages, cattle ranches and haciendas. Your lodge is located at the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano. Upon arrival, there is still some time to go for a walk at the hacienda to watch the baqueros when driving the cattle and horses home, to take a bath in the thermal springs on the Rio Negro (not included) or an application with volcanic mud in the spa treat (not included).
Breakfast Included


Hacienda Guachipelin *** Standard Room (standard option B)

 

Day 10: Rincón de la vieja national park
In today's tour to the Rincón de la vieja national park you will get to know geysers and fumaroles in close proximity. In Las Pailas the tour goes through the dry forest, which can be clearly distinguished from the rainforest during the summer season (December to April) because the trees lose their leaves. There are many thorn bushes, lianas and cotton trees and around February, the national flower of Costa Rica, the orchid Guardia Morada blossoms here. Armadillos, coatis and even tapirs are resident in these forests.
Breakfast Included


Hacienda Guachipelin *** Standard Room (standard option B)

 

Day 11: Sun, sea and beach
Now we finally come to the long-awaited beach stay. You leave the lodge after breakfast and sail to Liberia. There is a large supermarket where you can buy the most necessary before heading to the beach of Potrero. Your hotel is very quiet and idyllic, a bit remote from the nearest village where there are a handful of restaurants. After check-in your guide and driver say goodbye to you. Now you have time to reflect the impressions of the journey and relax.
Breakfast Included


Hotel Bahia del Sol **** Standard Room (standard option B)

 

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Day 12 and 13: North Pacfic and Potrero beach

These days are used for relaxation and the deceleration of the trip. Enjoy walks on the sandy beach, swim in the warm Pacific Ocean or claim the huge water sports offer. If you love to be active you can go diving on the Catalina Islands (not included), do a day tour in the Palo Verde National Park, visit the town of Tamarindo or watch the turtles lay their eggs atLas Baulas national park from October to March. Please note during turtle walks, to do this exclusively with trained local guides. Only wear dark clothes and do not disturb the turtles by using flashlights or photo flashes. Only red light flashlights are allowed. A particularly beautiful beach within walking distance is also the Playa Penca.
Breakfast Included


Hotel Bahia del Sol **** Standard Room (standard option B)

 

Day 14: Return to San Jose
A shuttle bus will pick you up from the hotel in the early afternoon and takes you back to the Central Valley. Here you will arrive in the evening and spend your last night before departure in the capital.
Breakfast Included


Hotel Rincon de San Jose *** Standard Room (standard option B)

 

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Day 15: Flight home or travel extension

A shuttle is available to bring you to the airport suitable to your return flight date. Here you take the journey home with many new beautiful experiences and impressions. Please keep the current $29 departure tax (not included) per person ready to pay at the airport. We wish you a pleasant flight.

We reserve the right to change the itinerary and hotel choice. If the standard of accommodation and the services included are changed, then only to your advantage. Possible changes will be made ​​only if they are urgently needed to maintain the character of the trip.

 

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Standard Good, typical middle class hotels from 4390.00 USD
Fascination Costa Rica (english speaking guide)
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18.11.2017 (Sat.) 02.12.2017 (Sat.) assured date Alvaro 6 4390.00 USD
23.12.2017 (Sat.) 06.01.2018 (Sat.) - Alvaro 14 4515.00 USD
13.01.2018 (Sat.) 27.01.2018 (Sat.) - Otto 14 4515.00 USD
03.02.2018 (Sat.) 17.02.2018 (Sat.) - Otto 14 4515.00 USD
17.02.2018 (Sat.) 03.03.2018 (Sat.) - Otto 14 4515.00 USD
24.03.2018 (Sat.) 07.04.2018 (Sat.) - Otto 14 4715.00 USD
19.05.2018 (Sat.) 02.06.2018 (Sat.) - Otto 14 4460.00 USD
07.07.2018 (Sat.) 21.07.2018 (Sat.) - Alvaro 14 4460.00 USD
28.07.2018 (Sat.) 11.08.2018 (Sat.) - Alvaro 14 4460.00 USD
29.09.2018 (Sat.) 13.10.2018 (Sat.) - Alvaro 14 4460.00 USD
15.11.2018 (Thu.) 29.11.2018 (Thu.) - Alvaro 14 4460.00 USD
Relax after the tour
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no beach extension
Good and affordable low priced, clean hotels
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hotel beach extension
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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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Good and affordable Luna LLena 3***
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Guacamaya Lodge 2**
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Didi’s Hotel 2**
2 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Luxury Hotel Gaia Hotel and Reserve 5*****
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Luxury Hotel Punta Islita 5*****
5 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Luxury Hotel Le Caméléon 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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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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Prices per room for total number of nights.

 

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
Deluxe room with private Jacuzzi 0.00 USD
Studio Suite with living and eating area 0.00 USD
Two-bedroom Suite two seperate bedrooms 0.00 USD
Not yet available Why can I not book this hotel? 0.00 USD
Standard room 0.00 USD
bungalow The comfortable way of camping 0.00 USD
Studio Small but nice 0.00 USD
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
Transfer San Jose - beach hotel - San Jose
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Transfer with shuttle bus 456.00 USD
Transfer with shuttle bus 312.00 USD
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Total price for all passengers according to your request
from $ 4390.00
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