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Pura Vida!

14 Days  |  Starts/Ends: San Jose  |  from USD $5,129

Take an in-depth journey around Costa Rica. Start in San Jose before spending time in lush San Ramon, iconic Arenal and getting some relaxation time in Manuel Antonio and Corcavado National Parks. Pura Vida!

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Days 1-2

Upon arrival into San Jose international airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in San Jose. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can either head into the city and start exploring or relax at the hotel.

After breakfast on day 2 you depart to Poas Volcano National Park. Considered by most to be one of the most breathtaking sites in the entire country, the Poas Volcano sits various habitats and life zones which make up Poas Volcano National Park. Poas remains one of Costa Rica's largest and most active volcanoes. This fact alone is enough to attract thousands of visitors per year.

After touring in Poas, return to San Jose for a city tour. Immerse yourself in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. The tour begins with an orientation drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, take a walking tour through the historic National Theatre. Completed in 1897, the theatre is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica. After your city tour in San Jose, return to your hotel.
Overnight: San Jose  |  Breakfast x 1

Days 3-4

After breakfast you'll be transferred to San Ramon - one of the larger Central Valley coffee towns. This location is set in a picturesque valley enclosed by lush and fertile mountains. This warm and beautiful town is growing and evolving into an extremely special place. The location and year round climate in San Ramon are what we consider to be the best in Costa Rica, and one of the best in the world.

On day 4 you are free to do as you like in San Ramon. The Alberto Manuel Brenes Biological reserve is close by and provides hiking and birding for outdoor buffs, as well as several volcanoes scattered along the Central Volcanic Mountain Range which even have majestic waterfalls hidden in the dense forest. Other options include canopy tours, horse riding, spa days or visiting the neighbouring towns of Grecia, Sarchi, Zarcero and Naranjo.
Overnight: San Ramon  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 5-6

Today you head to one of Costa Rica's most iconic sites - the Arenal Volcano. Visit the Arenal volcano National Park, Costa Rica’s best-known volcano. It’s a stratovolcano – a large, symmetrical volcano that’s built upon layers of ash, rock and lava – and at 5,437 feet, it stands high above the rest of the countryside. After nearly 400 of years of inactivity, Arenal began erupting in 1968, when it exploded and buried over 5 mi² (15 km²) in rocks, lava and ash. That eruptive cycle took pause in 2010 when the volcano entered into an indefinite resting phrase.

Spend day 6 at leisure in the Cano Negro Refuge where you can enjoy a full day of nature and flora and fauna observation.
Overnight: La Fortuna  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1

Days 7-9

The next three days are spent in Manuel Antonio National Park. Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most popular parks in the country; blessed with beautiful lagoons, palm fringed beaches and a plethora of animals including sloths, pelicans, white-faced monkeys, anteaters and huge iguanas. Enjoy time at leisure exploring the park and relaxing on the beach.
Overnight: Manuel Antonio  |  Breakfast x 3

Days 10-12

Departing Manuel Antonio on day 10 you'll take a short flight from Quepos or Puerto Jiminez - the gateway to Corcovado National Park. It encompasses the only remaining old growth wet forests on the Pacific coast of Central America, and 13 major ecosystems including lowland rain forest, highland cloud forest and mangrove swamps, as well as coastal marine and beach habitats. There is a good chance of spotting some of Costa Rica's shyest and most endangered inhabitants here; Baird's Tapirs, Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws, Harpy Eagles, Red-backed squirrel monkeys and White-lipped Peccaries.
Overnight: Corcovado National Park  |  Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3

Days 13-14

The morning of day 13 will be spent travel back to Puerto Jiminez to take an internal flight back to San Jose. You will have the afternoon free to further explore San Jose. Arrangements end on the morning of day 14 with a transfer back to the airport for your onward flights.
Overnight: San Jose (day 13)  |  Breakfast x 2

Trip Highlights

San Jose - Costa Rica's cosmopolitan capital
Lake Arenal - picturesque highland lake
Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast - beautiful beaches, lush rainforest and lots of wildlife
Cano Negro Refuge - get up close with lots of colour flora and fauna
La Fortuna and the active Arenal Volcano
San Ramon and central valley coffee towns.
Corcavado National Park - the only remaining old growth wet forests on the Pacific coast of Central America.

Included

13 nights standard accommodation (superior and deluxe avaiolable on request)
Airport transfers
Transport and transfers in shared vehicles and boats between Arenal and Manuel Antonio (private transfers available on request)
Economy flights Quepos - Puerto Jiminez and Puerto Jiminez - San Jose
13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
Entrance fees for all included excursions and activities.
Private transfers from San Jose to San Ramon, San Ramon and Arenal, Manuel Antonio and Quepos.

Not Included

International flights, departure and border taxes and visas.
Meals - allow US$25-30 spending money per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs and any extras.
Tips on all excursions. Tip for your tour guides - an entirely personal gesture.
Items of a personal nature.

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Pura Vida! - 14 Days
USD $5129
USD $1769

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Tour Details
Starts
San Jose
Ends
San Jose
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 3
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