Arrive to San José
Welcome to Costa Rica! For your added comfort, once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will have one of our representatives waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you to your hotel in San José. You will receive a welcome package with your vouchers and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful. Enjoy your Bird Watching Experience
Private Transfer from International Airport to San José
Bougainvillea Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Garden View Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Prepare for a day of adventure this morning as you board a comfortable, shared touring bus at your hotel in San Jose. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you make your way through the city to Braulio Carrillo National Park. In route you’ll pass through the agricultural region of the Limon Lowlands, where crops of pineapples, paddies of rice, and various forms of cattle flourish. An opportunity to enjoy a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast presents itself along the way. Once you’ve arrived at the port, you will be transferred by boat to the lodge. Here is your chance to experience the beautiful Tortuguero River and Tortuguero National Park canals.
Pachira Lodge (1 Package)
Room Type: 3D/2N Standard Room,
Meals Plan: Meals
Included: Ground and boat transportation from San José to Guápiles, tour to the Tortuguero canals by boat through the National Park (entrance fee not included US$ 15.00 per person) and Visit to Tortuguero Village.
Programmed activities at Tortuguero
You have the opportunity of enjoy by your own a walk at the hotel trails or take an optional excursion (not Included). In the afternoon join a guided Canal Tour to experience the jungle which surrounds the nearby canals. Through an infinite network of river canals and mangroves you will experience a truly unique contact with nature. Your guide will explain what they’ve learnt about this beautiful jungle flora and fauna. Their experience in the field has provided them with plenty of knowledge about the many species of wildlife that call this jungle home.
Sarapiqui is not a popular tourist destination yet, but boasts an amazing amount of biodiversity and should be on every nature lover’s list. A great place to enjoy Costa Rica’s amazing natural beauty, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is perfect for those who enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, white water rafting, or kayaking. A great way to spend a day here would be to take an optional rafting trip down the Sarapiqui River, one of the most important trade routes between this region and the Caribbean coast.
Shuttle Transfer from Guápiles to Sarapiquí PM
Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room,
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Early Morning Bird Walks at Selva Verde Tour
Grab your binoculars and join our naturalist guide for an early morning bird walk on the grounds of Selva Verde. The morning is a very active time for the birds which is why you can count on sighting several of the stunning tropical species that inhabit Selva Verde. Every morning is different but they are all exciting! Your guide has a keen eye and a high-powered scope, so you can get close up views of birds you might not have noticed otherwise. Binoculars can be rented at the reception.
Included: Bilingual Guide.
Shuttle Transfer from Sarapiquí to Arenal/Fortuna
Arenal Volcano, located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. Arenal is a worthy destination, thanks to the dense forest covering her lower slopes and foothills, and her picture-perfect conical shape up top. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.
Shuttle Transfer from Sarapiquí to Arenal PM
Arenal Observatory Lodge (2 Nights)
Room Type: Smithsonian Room,
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Caño Negro Tour (Río Frío)
Enjoy a tranquil motorized boat tour through one of the most beautiful wildlife refuges of Costa Rica. Your guide will explain how these animals fit into the wetland ecosystem. In the shallows you might see caimans and turtles. Monkeys and sloths sometimes gather in the trees near the banks of the river. There is a lizard in this area called the Jesus Christ lizard which is known for its ability to walk on water. Observe different kinds of birds and much more in this majestic refuge.
Included: Transportation from your hotel in comfortable minivans with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, boat transportation, Naturalist guide, bottled mineral water, lunch, snacks, and insurance policies.
Private Transfer to Carara
Carara protects a total of 4,700 hectares of rainforest and river habitats, famous for having the largest population of Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica; parrots well known for their distinguished plumage. It is of high interest for nature lovers as it protects the river basin of the Tárcoles River, primary and secondary forests as well as lakes and waterfalls which make Carara to the perfect habitat for birds, monkeys and giant crocodiles living in the Tárcoles.
Private Transfer from Arenal to Carara
Villa Lapas Hotel Rainforest Eco Resort (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Birdwatching Tour at Carara National Park
This is one of the best places to see the spectacular Scarlet Macaws. You will go on a guided hike to Parque Nacional Carara. Your local naturalist guide will help you identify and spot the many birds that can be found here… The entire day will be devoted to exploring Carara and the surrounding areas. Apart from what we already mentioned, here in the warmth of the lowland tropics we’ll have our first encounters with members of several neotropical bird families such as puffbirds, antbirds, and manakins. Also, a number of species endemic to the southern Pacific half of Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama reach their northern limit here, including Costa Rican Swift, Baird’s Trogon, Fiery-billed Araçari, Riverside Wren, and Spot-crowned Euphonia. Overnight at Hotel Villa Lapas.
Villa Lapas Hotel Rainforest Eco Resort.
Room: Standard Room.
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Included: Transportation, entrance and Bilingual Guide.
Private Transfer to San José
San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and is by far the largest city in the country. Due to its strategic location in the geographical heart of the country, San José is the ideal place to use as a base for taking daily excursions to a variety of sites and diverse regions. You will enjoy the excitement and beauty of volcanoes, rainforests, wildlife reserves, whitewater rafting and boat cruising; all combined with the entertainment and nightlife that a cosmopolitan city can offer. San José’s main attractions include the National Theatre, the Gold and Jade Museums, shopping malls, fabulous restaurants, art exhibits, dance performances and opera.
Private Transfer from Jaco to San Jose
Xandari Resort & Spa (1 Night)
Room Type: Prima Room,
Meals Plan: Continental Breakfast
- All services indicated in the above itinerary.
- Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers list.
- Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
- 10 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
- Shuttle Shared Transfers between destinations included:
- Shuttle Transfer from Guápiles to Sarapiquí PM
- Shuttle Transfer from Sarapiquí to Arenal PM
- Private Transfer from Arenal to Carara
- Private Transfer from Jaco to San Jose
- Excursions Included: (Shared tours)
- Early Morning Bird Walks at Selva Verde: Included: Bilingual Guide.
- Caño Negro Tour (Río Frío): Included: Transportation from your hotel in comfortable minivans with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, boat transportation, Naturalist guide, bottled mineral water, lunch, snacks, and insurance policies
- Birdwatching Tour at Carara National Park
- National Park Entrance fees.
- Airport taxes (US$ 29.00 per person)
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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