FROM: USD $1,245

Tico Traveller - 9 Days

Depart San Jose and explore some of Costa Rica's key sites including the symmetrical Arenal volcano, Monteverde's beautiful Cloud Forest and the unique Manuel Antonio National Park. Meet some of the country's weird and wonderful wildlife in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world!

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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
La Fortuna and the active Arenal Volcano
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - shrouded in a canopy of cloud and home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna
Cahuita National Park - stunning palm fringed beaches, wildlife and offshore coral reef


8 nights standard accommodation (superior and deluxe available on request)
Airport transfers
Transport and transfers in shared vehicles and boats (private transfers available on request)
8 breakfasts
Shared excursions to Monteverde Reserve and Manuel Antonio Park, including entrance fees

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.


Day 1

San Jose

Upon arrival into San Jose airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax at the hotel with it's extensive facilities or to head off into San Jose and begin exploring.
Overnight: San Jose

Days 2-3

Arenal Volcano

After breakfast on day 2 you take a shuttle to Arenal - one of Costa Rica's most iconic and famous sites. Positioned within Costa Rica's fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal volcano is an unavoidable presence while travelling within this part of the country. Arenal's perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer's dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your 'must do in Costa Rica' list. There are a number of leisure activities to do here including a hike along the base of Arenal Volcano, kayaking on beautiful Lake Arenal, horse riding, canyoning or a boat tour of Cano Negro wildlife reserve.

Day 3 is at leisure to further explore the area in Arenal. There are many things to see and do here including an eco-park, zip-lining, caves and hot springs. The area of La Fortuna is also full of many nice restaurants where you can sample some of the local cuisine.
Overnight: La Fortuna  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 4


After breakfast you depart for Monteverde cross Lake Arenal by boat and continue by Jeep. Crossing Lake Arenal to the border with Monteverde. Once at the hotel the afternoon is free to explore or partake in one of the many optional activities on offer, such as a tree top Canopy Tour, horse riding or a tour of the coffee plantations.
Overnight: Monteverde  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Today enjoy a hike through the scenic Monteverde Reserve with its incredible biodiversity. Wind-sculpted elfin woodlands give way to rainforests where tall trees - festooned with orchids, ferns and vines rise into the sky.
Overnight: Monteverde  |  Breakfast

Days 6-7

Manuel Antonio Village

A shuttle transfer takes you to Manuel Antonio on day 6 and the following day explore the stunning national park with its gorgeous beaches, lush forests and wonderful flora and fauna. Optional activities within the park include a canopy tour and ocean kayaking.
Overnight: Manuel Antonio Village  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 8-9

San Jose

Return to San Jose today, where the remains of the day are free to explore the capital. Your tour ends on day 9 with a private transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast x 2

Prices & Dates

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.

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Price /
Tico Traveller - 9 Days
USD $1245
USD $500

In Brief

Trip Type
San Jose
San Jose
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe (dependent upon your chosen itinerary)
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 8
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