Arrival to San José & Transfer to Arenal volcano
Welcome to Costa Rica! Once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will meet one of our travel representatives with a sign reading your name. He will drive you directly to your first destination Arenal and give you your welcome kit.
Private Transfer from International Airport to Arenal.
Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn (2 Nights)
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Plan: Buffet Breakfast
Option B: Casa Luna Hotel & Spa (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Deluxe Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Afternoon hike on private trail Colada & Tabacon Hotsprings and Dinner
We start a walk of approximately 1 kilometer following a path of volcanic stone which has a moderate degree of difficulty, until arriving at a viewpoint, close to the volcano. We will change scenery and enter the primary rainforest forest surrounding the foothills of Arenal Volcano. After your hike you will be going to the Tabacon hot Springs and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Included: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, park entrance fee, water and dinner.
Private Transfer to Quepos/Manuel Antonio
A place of swaying palms and playful monkeys, sparkling blue water and a riot of tropical birds, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is the country’s smallest and most popular national park. It’s a truly lovely place; the clearly marked trail system winds through rainforest-backed white-sand beaches and rocky headlands, the wildlife (iguanas, sloths, monkeys) is plentiful, and the views across the bay to the pristine outer islands are gorgeous. Manuel Antonio National Park combines the rainforest with breathtaking white-sand beaches, among the most beautiful in Costa Rica. The Manuel Antonio Region has received plenty of coverage in travel magazines, earning it the distinction of one of the 10 most beautiful places in the world! Manuel Antonio’s humid tropical forest remains green year-round. The town itself is spread out across a hilly and curving road. Along this main road, near the top of the hill, are the area’s most luxurious hotels and fine-dining restaurants, surrounded by rain forest with amazing views of the beaches and offshore islands. From Manuel Antonio you can experience whitewater rafting, guided rainforest waterfall walks, horseback riding, snorkeling and sports fishing.
***Note that Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays.
Private Transfer from Arenal to a Manuel Antonio
Option A: Playa Espadilla Hotel (3 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Option B: Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Raiforest resort (3 Nights)
Room Type: Garden Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Guided Hike to Manuel Antonio National Park
On this tour a very knowledgeable nature guide will walk you through the Manuel Antonio National Park explaining the mysteries of the rainforest. The trail you will take is flat and picturesque and loops through the park making your course about 2 miles long with moderate difficulty. Manuel Antonio hosts 3 of the 4 existing tropical primates living in Costa Rica. Throughout the hike you are likely to see sloths, birds and reptiles as well as orchids, butterflies and tropical trees.
Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, park entrance fee and snacks.
Departure from Manuel Antonio to the International Airport
After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home.
**Please note that the distance between Manuel Antonio and San José is approximately 4 hrs. You must check in with your airline carrier at the International Airport at least 3 hours prior to your departure time. If your flight leaves early in the morning, we strongly suggest to spend your last night in San Jose.
Private Transfer from Manuel Antonio to International Airport
- All services indicated in the above itinerary.
- Personalized information, excess to our handy travel app.
- Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
- 5 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
- Private Transfer between destinations included:
- Juan Santamaría International Airport – Arenal
- Arenal – Manuel Antonio
- Manuel Antonio – Juan Santamaría International Airport
- 2 Excursions Incuded: (Shared)
- Hike at Private Trail Colada & Tabacon + Dinner: Included: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, park entrance fee, water and dinner.
- Guided Hike to Manuel Antonio National Park: Included: Transportation, bilingual guides, park entrance fee and snacks.
- Other meals than indicated as included.
- National Park Entrance fees other than for Manuel Antonio.
- Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
- Airport taxes (US$ 29.00 per person not included).
- International flights.
- Personal expenses. Tips and extras at hotels.
- Travel insurance.
- The most important things to bring are your travel documents: a valid passport, flight and hotel information, health insurance card and driver’s license (if you plan on renting a car in Costa Rica). We advise you to make three copies of these documents. Put one copy in your carry-on bag, one copy in your suitcase and leave one copy at home.
- Basic Tropical forests, colorful wildlife and spectacular beaches are part of daily life in Costa Rica. The climate varies depending on where you are, so pack accordingly.
- Prepare for hot, humid summers. Shorts, T-shirts, sundresses, skirts and tank tops in lightweight fabrics should keep you cool. Take a sweater for evenings at a higher elevation.
- Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
- Take rubber-soled sandals or hiking boots for journeys into the rain forests. Flip-flops and sandals are great for resorts and hanging out by the beach.
- Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
- Prepare for cool winters, particularly in the northern regions and at higher elevations. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are a must, while a fleece jacket or a sweater is advisable.
- Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
- A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
- Take an electric converter and adapter.
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