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Costa Rica Tour & Drive package #4

Self drive packages in Costa Rica

(16 days/15 nights)

San Jose-Tortuguero-Puerto Viejo Beach- Arenal Volcano- Monteverde Cloud Forest-Manuel Antonio Beach-Corcovado- Alajuela

Itinerary:

Day 01: San Jose

Transfer from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Presidente Hotel. A four-star, 100-room hotel in the heart of Downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, the Hotel Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 35 minutes from the San Jose, Costa Rica International Airport.(SJO). Overnight at Presidente Hotel.

Presidente Hotel Presidente Hotel

Day 02: San Jose /Tortuguero

Tour to Tortuguero National Park. Typical breakfast included on the way and visit to a banana plantation. Boat transfer to your lodge. Lunch. In the afternoon visit Tortuguero town and the small museum of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. Dinner. Overnight at Evergreen Lodge, a beautiful hotel in the jungle with private bungalows.

Tortuguero National Park Tortuguero Canals

Day 03: Tortuguero

Breakfast. Boat ride to the National Park and hidden canals and lagoons around the park. At afternoon hiking in the area. Lunch and dinner. Overnight at Evergreen Lodge.

 

Day 04: Tortuguero / Puerto Viejo (Cocles Beach)

After breakfast, departure to Siquirres by boat and land transportation. Lunch in Caribbean Dish Restaurant, and then rent of Daihatsu Bego 4x4 to continue to Puerto Viejo Beach. Overnight at Azania Bungalows. Designed and crafted in a unique style that blends traditional materials, exotic woods and thatched-palm roofs, with a modern building concept, each bungalow has a particular atmosphere.

 

Day 05: Puerto Viejo / Cahuita National Park

After breakfast we will pick you up to enjoy a snorkeling tour in Cahuita National Park. When we arrive to Cahuita we will receive the necessary equipment to start the snorkeling on the reef. Then we will take a boat to the National Park. When we arrive to the reef we will enjoy the beautiful aquatic world for approx. 2 hours. After that we will have a box lunch and later we will do a hike through the trails of the National Park. Overnight at Azania bungalows.

Cahuita National Park Azania Bungalows

Day 06: Tortuguero / Pacuare River Rafting/ Arenal Volcano

6:00 am, drive to Siquirres to enjoy the Pacuare River Rafting tour class III y IV, this tour includes breakfast and lunch. Then you will continue to Arenal Volcano Area.

Overnight at Arenal Springs Hotel. All of the rooms have been built facing one of the best views possible to the Arenal volcano, this is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. You can be a front seat spectator of this show from the comfort of your terrace at hotel Arenal Springs.

 

Day 07: Arenal Volcano

Breakfast. Free morning. In the afternoon you will visit Tabacon Resort, where you can sooth your muscles in the clear, relaxing thermal springs. Overnight at Arenal Springs Hotel.

Arenal Volcano

Day 08: Arenal / Monteverde Cloud Forest

In the morning, departure to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Monteverde is the Costa Rica’s premier cloud forest. This 26,000-acre reserve is home to an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Overnight at Cala Lodge

 

Day 09: Monteverde

After breakfast, you will be taken to the Walkways; this is a unique system of suspension bridges that zigzag through deep canyons at the level of the treetops, then you will experience the Canopy Tour. Overnight at Cala Lodge.

 

Day 10: Monteverde/ Manuel Antonio

After enjoying breakfast, departure to Manuel Antonio beach. Overnight at Mimos Hotel. This hotel offers you great value in a tropical setting and family friendly environment, tastefully furnished accommodations and fine food, conveniently located between Manuel Antonio National Park and the small fishing town of Quepos.

 

Day 11: Manuel Antonio

Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the beach. We recommend you to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, this is a small biological oasis weighted down by the pressure of many and conflicting local enterprises such as: agriculture, livestock and a highly developed tourism. This national park contains some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Return the car in the hotel at afternoon. Overnight at Mimos Hotel.

Day 12: Manuel Antonio/Corcovado

After breakfast, you will be transferred by shuttle bus to Sierpe to take the boat transportation to Drake Bay Area. Overnight at Pirate Cove Hotel.

Lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach. Dinner. Overnight at Pirate Cove, a small hotel, consisting of comfortable cabins and bungalows, located on Osa Peninsula, the most bio-diversified area of Costa Rica. In Pirate Cove you will experience the true pristine and nature beauty of Costa Rica and nearby Corcovado National Park.

Drake Bay is an oasis of natural beauty and peace in our increasingly hectic world. The hotel offers a simpler lifestyle that is more in tune with nature. However, this version of eco-tourism doesn't mean you'll sleep rough! All beds have orthopedic mattresses. All cabins and bungalows at Pirate Cove Hotel have hot water showers and 24-hour electricity. A delicious European-Costa Rican style cooking, homemade bread ,and deserts receive very high praise.

Pirate Cove Corcovado National Park

Day 13: Corcovado National Park

You have to wake up really early to eat breakfast and be ready to leave for the park before 7:00 a.m. Corcovado National Park is probably the most isolated and beautiful park in the country. You can see all four Costa Rican species of monkeys there. Bring your bird book because there are over 400 species in the area. However, it's not easy spotting them among the dense primary rainforest.

Watch your step so you don't get in the way of the army ants. Your guide will show you strange and wonderful trees such as the "Leche de Vaca" (which the Indians used to cure ulcers) and the "Walking Tree" (which actually moves several inches each year). He will explain more or less how this special ecosystem functions, although the greatest experts admit they may know less than half of the total species that live here.  There may be one hundred different types of trees in one hundred meters. At midday you stop to eat your picnic lunch on a deserted beach or else swim at San Pedrillo waterfall. The 4-5 hour walk is not terribly difficult but be prepared for a lot of ups and downs through the uneven jungle. You will be ready for a shower and a snooze when you return to the hotel. (Duration: 7 hours approximately)

Dinner. Overnight at Pirate Cove.

Day 14: Caño Island

After breakfast, tour to Caño Island, Caño Island consists of approximately 200 hectares (500 acres) and lies 15 kilometers offshore. The waters are also filled with treasure. For snorkeling the island is fantastic. The blue water is home to many tropical Pacific reef fish, just a few meters from the white sand beach you will find creatures ranging from angelfish to the occasional small reef shark. This tour lasts all day and includes a picnic lunch and snorkeling equipment. Dinner. Overnight at Pirate Cove.

Caño Island

Day 15: Corcovado /Alajuela

After breakfast, domestic flight from Drake Bay to Alajuela. Overnight at Hotel Holiday Inn Express, located just 5 minutes away from Juan Santamaria International airport.

 

Day 16: Alajuela/ Home departure

Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the airport with the shuttle bus of the hotel.


Includes:

Private transfer airport- San Jose hotel

Transfer from Alajuela hotel to the airport

Rent of Daihatsu Bego 4x4 for 08 days with basic insurance

01 night of lodging in San Jose

01 night of lodging in Alajuela

02 nights/ 3 days in Tortuguero at Evergreen Lodge, bilingual guide and tours included

02 nights of lodging in Puerto Viejo Beach

02 nights of lodging in Arenal

02 nights of lodging in Monteverde

02 nights of lodging in Manuel Antonio

03 nights of lodging in Corcovado Area

Meals: 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners

Tours: boat ride in Tortuguero Canals, visit to the town and small museum in Tortuguero, Snorkeling and hiking in Cahuita National Park, Pacuare River Rafting, entrance to Tabacon hot springs, entrance to the walkways and canopy tour in Monteverde, Tour to Corcovado National Park and Caño Island

Domestic flight from Drake Bay to San Jose

Hotel taxes


Rate:

$1,970.00 per person based on double occupancy

Notes:

Rate in US dollars only valid for this quotation

Guarantee deposit for the rent of the car $750.00 with credit card.


Not included in Tortuguero:

Entrance to the national park $10 and entrance to the small museum $1

Tour of the turtle nesting from July to October $35

 

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