Adventure in Costa Rica:

San Jose, Arenal/La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

– Albert Einstein

 

The impact of Costa Rica’s beauty is visceral. Despite its small size, Costa Rica’s varied topography includes mountain ranges, volcanos, jungles, and stunning beaches that offer activities where adrenaline and nature are combined resulting in a holiday full of emotions and experiences.

Begin with an expedition to Pacuare River, listed by National Geographic as one of the top ten rivers in the Americas for rafting. Its strong currents (Class III & IV) and lush tropical vegetation will surprise you along this paddle. Continue to the impressive volcanic cone of the Arenal Volcano. In this area, the program includes the visit to the Sky Adventures Park and its famous Zip Lines tour.

The journey continues to the Monteverde area, which has captured the worldwide attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists and has been the setting for extensive investigation over the past 30 years. The area is known for its spectacular Cloud Forest, a truly unique ecosystem.

Manuel Antonio area in the Central Pacific Coast. With its expansive white-sand beaches backed by an evergreen forest, it is the ideal place to conclude your vacation, with days full of rest, relaxation and sun!

Note: Travelling with children 12 years and younger? Then check out one of our other Costa Rica itineraries!

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Places:

San Jose, Arenal/La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio

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Dates:

2019 Weekly Departures

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Fees:

Land prices start at USD$1,200.00 per person
(double occupancy)*

Why choose Adventure in Costa Rica?

  • Rejuvenate and feed your soul while luxuriating in Costa Rica’s rich natural beauty
  • White Water raft through one of the most spectacular river canyons in the Americas
  • Hike across suspension bridges through cloud forests and past waterfalls
  • Admire incredible flora and fauna including wildlife species in the Cloud Forest
  • Enjoy the exquisite white sand beach resort and water activities at Manuel Antonio National Park

Itinerary

Program Summary:

Day 1:    San Jose
Day 2:    Arenal Volcano // Pacuare white water rafting Class III & IV
Day 3:    Arenal Volcano // Sky Adventures Zip Lines
Day 4:    Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest // Night Walk Tour
Day 5:    Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Day 6:    Manuel Antonio // Catamaran & Snorkeling Tour
Day 7:    Transfer to San Jose
Day 8:    Departure via SJO

Day by Day Itinerary: 

Day 1: SJO INT’L AIRPORT – SAN JOSE

Arrival at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). A GHT Travel representative will meet and greet you upon your arrival and will provide you with all the necessary documentation you will need during your trip.  Then, you will be transferred to San Jose area where you will be staying the first night in Costa Rica.
Overnight Accommodation: Your choice of 3, 4, and 5-star hotel options available in San Jose 

Day 2: SAN JOSE – PACUARE RIVER – ARENAL VOLCANO                 

Early in the morning, you will be driven to the Pacuare River for a day of adventure and adrenaline. A professional guide and the right equipment will be waiting upon your arrival at the river, and after some safety instructions, you will start this incredible rafting journey. In the water, you will experience the exhilaration of riding the  waves while passing through picturesque canyons where crystal-clear waterfalls plummet down into the rapidly coursing river below. A delicious picnic lunch is included. You will arrive in La Fortuna Village late in the afternoon, where the mighty Arenal Volcano will welcome you with its impressive perfect conic shape. This volcano has been active since 1969, and since then it has become one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and one of Costa Rica’s main highlights. Check in to the selected Hotel, where you will be staying the next two nights.
Overnight Accommodation: Your choice of 3, 4, and 5-star hotel options available in La Fortuna 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 3: ARENAL VOLCANO                            

This morning, visit to the Sky Adventures Park, where you will find the Sky Tram & Sky Trek. This tour combines the ascent to the top of the mountain by an aerial tram, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Arenal Lake, while the descent is through the famous canopy tour (Zip Lines), which goes from one mountain to another, making you feel the adventure and fun. Afternoon is at your leisure to explore this beautiful area. 
Overnight Accommodation: Your choice of 3, 4, and 5-star hotel options available in La Fortuna 
Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 4: ARENAL VOLCANO – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST        

This morning you will depart from Arenal Volcano to the Monteverde Cloud Forest in a shared transfer/tour, traveling by boat across Arenal Lake, which is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica. The first part of the trip you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Arenal Lake and the volcano district. Then, you will travel by car through the Tilarán Mountain Range, giving you more time to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. You will arrive at the selected hotel for check in and stay one night. This evening enjoy a special night tour, during which you will discover the wonders of the tropical cloud forest. Most of the local wildlife species are active at night, so you will get a unique, first-hand perspective of cloud forest life
Overnight Accommodation: Your choice of 3 or 4-star hotel options available in Monteverde
Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 5: MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST – MANUEL ANTONIO        

Today, you will travel to the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park area, located on the Pacific Coast, and one of the most popular beach destinations in Costa Rica. The drive takes you via the scenic mountain roads to the majestic shores of the Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival, you will understand why this impressive beach destination is so famous and beloved. Stay the next two nights at the selected hotel.
Overnight Accommodation: Your choice of 3, 4, and 5-star hotel options available in Manuel Antonio
Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 6: MANUEL ANTONIO                                  

Today you will enjoy a shared Catamaran excursion. Set sail towards the horizon and cruise over sapphire-hued waves. The catamaran will chart a picturesque course departing from Quepos gliding around the back of Manuel Antonio National Park. Your guide will point out notable wildlife and vegetation species, so be sure to have your camera ready. You will pass by panoramas adorned with islands, cliffs and rock formations. Beverages and snacks are available onboard the catamaran throughout the trip. After touring the coastline, your captain will set anchor on Bisanz beach where you can take advantage of the pit-stop to snorkel at this secluded bay. You are most likely to spot parrotfish, starfish, angelfish and if you are lucky a dolphin! During your chartered course, you will be able to savor a tasty barbeque lunch onboard the catamaran while admiring the lovely waterscapes. You will then head back to the dock where there will be transportation waiting to take you back to your hotel. This Manuel Antonio tour does not require any previous boating experience. (Water visibility varies depending on the season.)
Overnight Accommodation: Your choice of 3, 4, and 5-star hotel options available in Manuel Antonio
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 7: MANUEL ANTONIO – SAN JOSE                    

Morning will be at your leisure to enjoy the sun. During the afternoon, we have programmed the transfer back to San Jose, where you will stay the last night in Costa Rica at selected hotel.
Overnight Accommodation: Your choice of 3, 4, and 5-star hotel options available in San Jose
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 8: SAN JOSE – SJO INT’L AIRPORT                    
Your Costa Rican eco-adventure ends today. Transportation will pick you up at the hotel and take you back to the airport for your return trip home.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Land Tour Price Includes

  • Shared transportation from Juan Santamaria Int’l Airport (SJO) to San Jose.Two (2) night accommodation at San José selected hotel
  • One night at the beginning and one night at the end of the program
  • Shared full-day transfer from San Jose to Arenal Volcano
  • Pacuare White Water Rafting River (Class III & IV) Group Tour includes: transportation, bilingual guide, river equipment & lunch.
  • Two (2) night accommodations at Arenal Volcano selected hotel
  • Shared half-day Sky Adventures Park includes: transportation, guide, entrance fee to Sky Tram & equipment to Sky Trek
  • Shared transportation from Arenal Volcano to Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Arenal Lake crossing by boat
  • One (1) night accommodation at Monteverde Cloud Forest selected hotel
  • Evening Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve tour includes: transportation, guide and entrance fee.
  • Shared transfer from Monteverde Cloud Forest to Manuel Antonio
  • Two (2) night accommodations at Manuel Antonio selected hotel
  • Shared half day Catamaran Ocean King Tour includes: transportation, guide, catamaran ride, snorkeling equipment and lunch
  • Shared transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José
  • Shared transfer from San José to Juan Santamaría Int’l Airport (SJO)
  • 7 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Costa Rica sales taxes

Tour Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Any meals not specified
  • Beverages (including those at meals, specialty coffees, alcoholic drinks)
  • Gratuities
  • Single supplement (for those people travelling solo))
  • Baggage or porterage fees

Payment Schedule

  • Payment in full at time of booking 

Fine Print: Price is for LAND only tour and is quoted in US$. Price is based on shared double accommodations in standard 3-star hotels. Single supplement applies to a person travelling solo without a partner/roommate. During peak season such as the weeks of Christmas, New Year, Easter Week, and US Thanksgiving some hotels apply differentiate policies or mandatory conditions such as extra charges, mandatory dinners and minimum night stays, which are NOT included in this program. Price is subject to change.

This programme is not appropriate for children 12 years and younger.

Terms and Conditions apply. Click here for full details.

I can’t believe how beautiful Costa Rica is. The opportunities to be active are amazing, and the whole culture is all about ‘Pura Vida’!

Meredith

Toronto

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Want to learn more about this trip?

Contact Georgia Hardy Tours directly for pricing and availability.

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416-483-7533 ext.100

Fine Print: It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure that they have a valid passport and that no additional travel documents are necessary. Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. is not responsible for inadequate travel documents. Georgia Hardy Tours reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary when necessary for the convenience and safety of tour participants. Any extra cost in the unlikely event of itinerary changes must be borne by the individual participant.

Responsibility and Jurisdiction: Georgia Hardy Tours and their agents act only as agents for the passengers with respect to services supplied to passengers by others, including but not limited to transportation, hotel and restaurant services, on the express condition that they are not liable for any failure in such services, or injury, loss or damage, delay or inconvenience arising out of or in connection with any defect in any vehicle or any act, omission, accident or error in providing such transportation, hotel, restaurant or other services. There is no refund for unused portions of the tour. In case of an accident occurring during the land portion of any tour, the passenger must submit any claim therefore only to the competent judicial authorities of the jurisdiction where such accident occurred, to be determined exclusively in accordance with the laws of such jurisdiction. By accepting the coupons and tickets and utilizing the services, the passenger agrees that Georgia Hardy Tours nor any affiliated or subsidiary companies or representatives shall be liable for any loss, injury or damage to the passenger or belongings or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or resulting directly from any occurrences beyond its control including breakdown in equipment, strikes, theft, delay or cancellation or changes in itinerary or schedules, etc. Georgia Hardy Tours and its agents reserve the right to refuse to accept or retain any person as a member of this tour. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all of the tour or portions thereof. All tour services including, but not limited to hotel accommodations, restaurants, guide services and transportation are furnished by independent contractors.

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