March 18 to 28, 2019
11 days | 10 nights | 29 meals
- Other dates
- San José
- Poas volcano national park
- Arenal Volcano
- Playa Samara
- Manuel-Antonio National Park
- Playa Hermosa/Jaco
- Round trip flight from Montreal to San Jose with Air Canada
- 10 nights’ accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels
- 29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
- All transfers in private bus
- Visits and tours:
- Cruising on the channels of Tortuguero
- Visit of Poas Volcano National Park | if the activity closes, i twill be replaced by a visit of Britt coffee farm
- Visit of La Paz’ Waterfall’s garden
- Hiking the Arenal Volcano National Park
- Swimming in Arenal Volcano thermal spring
- Hiking the trails, tramway, bridges of Monteverde and zip lining
- Discovering Manuel-Antonio National Park
- Wild crocodiles observation at Tarcoles bridge on the way to Manuel-Antonio National Park
- Entry fees in parks and sites
- Services of a local guide
- Services of a Gendrontours group leader (min 20 passengers required)
- Protection offered by the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
OPTIONS ($) :
- Parking space at Montréal-Trudeau Airport at a preferential rate: Aeroparc, multi-level and ValetParc lots
- Get your travel insurance (medical, cancellation and/or interruption) with your travel agent
NOT INCLUDED :
- Meals other than those mentioned
- Tours other than those mentioned
- Luggage fees with the airline
- Alcool and additional beverages at meal time
This day begins early, be ready at the lobby at 6:15 A.M. to depart towards the beautiful Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and its most impressive natural wonder, the canals of Tortuguero featuring amazing beaches, beautiful wetlands and marshes bustling with wildlife and unspoiled natural surroundings. On the way we’ll stop for breakfast and furthermore, lunch and dinner are included on this day for your enjoyment.
It is time to enjoy and explore the beautiful surrounding area, town, beach and canals. You can also explore the hotel’s exhuberant gardens at your leisure. We’ve included breakfast, lunch and dinner on this day as well for your comfort.
After breakfast we will take you back to San Jose for another night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari. Upon arrival spend this day at leisure to explore the city, surrounding area or enjoy the resort’s facilities.
After breakfast we depart for the Poas Volcano National Park, and, weather permitting, you will gaze upon one of the largest volcanic craters in the world. During the hike up to the volcano, you will be met by a tropical highland rainforest with matchless and vibrant vegetation. Entrance to the park is included in the initial cost of the tour.
Next, we’ll take a short drive from the Poas Volcano National Park and stop at La Paz Waterfall Gardens; one of the most popular natural attractions in Costa Rica. This theme park revolves around animals, insects, plants and the terrain of Costa Rica, and features a beautiful waterfall as well as carefully designed enclosures.
Displays of some of the most well-known natural inhabitants of Costa Rica abound at La Paz. While visiting the waterfall gardens there will be a sumptuous lunch featuring some of Costa Rica’s local cuisine and popular dishes.
From La Paz Waterfall Gardens we’ll continue our adventure towards Costa Rica’s Northern Plains and the crown jewel of Arenal Volcano.
A day of exploration or adventure awaits, and it is your choice! You can select between a national park hike or caño negro wildlife refuge tarpon fishing excursion or an exhilarating white water expedition in the Balsa River rapids, an adrenaline packed canyon climbing, rappelling and discovery excursion.
Time for some relaxing beach time! Today we visit Costa Rica’s world famous gold coast, Guanacaste; known for its amazing weather year round, pristine beaches, and for being the last tropical dry forest in the world.
We will take you for 2 nights at the beautiful Villas Playa Samara resort, right on the water in beautiful samara beach. The Resort boasts rooms featuring modern interior design while maintaining an authentic harmony with its exuberant natural surroundings.
Recharge your batteries lounging by the pool or visit our Monkey Tours desk at the resort and choose from a varied array of activities available for purchase, ranging from deep sea fishing to cool surf lessons. You can also choose to relax in one of the best beaches in Guanacaste, with warm haute colored sand, tranquil waters and the amazing view of Isla Chora.
Today we will drive you to another one of Costa Rica’s natural jewels: the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The cloud forest was named for its permanent cloud cover, and not only boasts its own micro climate but it is also one of the most bio diverse regions on Earth. It has been ranked 14th in terms of places you must visit in the world by Newsweek, and you will trek through the cloud forest on board the INCLUDED and top selling Sky Walk, Sky Tram and Sky Trek Tour. The Sky Adventures, Sky Trek tour is the BEST in Costa Rica and features the longest zip line cable in the country.
The cloud forest as seen from a bird’s eye view is simply stunning, and you will observe wildlife as it happens as the sky tram passes high over the forest canopy. After trekking through the cloud forest, you will have the remainder of the evening at your disposal to either discover the village of Monteverde or relax and enjoy the amenities of Hotel El Establo where you will be staying for the night.
Manuel Antonio National Park is on the agenda after breakfast on Day 10. The crown jewel of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has been voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches due to its inspiring mix of rainforest, pristine warm waters and clear colored sand. On the way we will stop at Tarcoles River Bridge to spot wild crocodiles.
Afterwards, we will take you on a beautiful guided hike of the park, where the opportunity to spot wild sloths, monkeys, macaws and much more is more than likely. Also, explore the most unspoiled beaches that Costa Rica has to offer.
We will then check-in at the beautiful Oceano Jaco Hotel and Residence or Tramonto Hotel , spend the evening at leisure where you could enjoy the hotel’s amenities or discover the bustling night life and entertainment of Jaco Beach.
Time to go back home! There will be 1 departure at 7 am from Oceano Jaco Hotel and Residence or Tramonto Hotel for your convenience. Drive time to the airport is about 1.5 hours from Jaco Beach, and you should plan to arrive 2 hours before your flight.
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