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Day 1: SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA (20 MINUTES) EXCURSION: SAN JOSÉ CITY TOUR (DURATION 5 HOURS)

Stop At: San Jose, San Jose, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
Welcome to San José, Costa Rica. Greeting service and transfer to the hotel. The excursion begins by presenting the eastern sector of the City of San José, passing by the Plaza de la Democracia and the National Museum, The Courts of the Judiciary, Los Yoses, the San Pedro Mall, La Fuente de la Hispanidad and Rodrigo Headquarters Facio of the University of Costa Rica. After passing through the main attractions of the capital, we will arrive at the impressive Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the beautiful National Theater where we will have a tour through these cultural jewels.

Subsequently, the tour continues to the west of the city through the La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the Museum of Costa Rican Art or former control tower of the first San José International Airport, the National Gymnasium, the Comptroller General of the Republic, the area Rohmoser residential, the Apostolic Nunciature, the house of the Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. Oscar Arias Sánchez, the Rohmoser Boulevard and the Pavas sector. At the end you will also have the opportunity to visit an interesting site where you can acquire some souvenir of your visit to the city of San José. On Sundays, the National Theater is closed, you will visit only its outskirts and all the rooms of the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza, hotel category B

Day 2: DAY 2. SAN JOSÉ EXCURSION: CAFÉ DOKA HACIENDA, VOLCÁN POÁS - LA PAZ FALLS (11 HOURS)

Stop At: Poas Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Bed and breakfast at the hotel of your choice. Take the Pan-American Highway to the City of Alajuela, observing the Farmer's Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaría and the famous Mangos Park. On the ascent to the volcano we will make a stop for a brief explanation about our golden bean, coffee, and continue the journey through fern, flower and strawberry crops.

At this time the change in temperature and the varied vegetation is noticeable, preparing us to enjoy the pleasures of the lush cloud forest of the Poás Volcano. In the Volcano, the necessary time will be taken to observe the impressive main crater, with sulfur fumaroles. Later we will make a walk along the path to the beautiful Laguna Botos that will allow us to know about the different ecosystems of the park.
Continuing towards the Caribbean area, we will stop to discover the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a natural park, where we will walk along real spectacular trails that will lead us to the White Magic Waterfall (the largest and most spectacular in the area). In the park we will also visit the butterfly and bird observatories, in addition to the impressive gallery of hummingbirds, the aviary, the old house, a frog and serpentarium. After the walk we will have a delicious buffet lunch, then start the return to San José. Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.


Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza Hotel, category B hotel

Day 3: DAY 3. SAN JOSÉ - VOLCÁN ARENAL, GREECE, SARCHÍ HANDICRAFTS & TABACON RESORT THERMAL WATERS (12 HOURS)

Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Breakfast at the hotel. The impressive, Arenal Volcano is a natural wonder that is located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, offering the many tourists who visit it the opportunity to witness the volcanic activity, such as columns of white smoke and ash emanating from the crater of Conical shape. In order to get to this wonder of nature, we moved to the northern part of the country, making a brief stop in the famous town of Sarchi, so well known for its industrious artisans who give Sarchi a reputation as the Cradle of Costa Rican Crafts . Following our trip we will pass through plantations of various agricultural products, ornamental plants, cattle farms, until we reach the town of La Fortuna to have lunch in a cozy restaurant just in front of the volcano. This excellent location allows us from very early, to have the best view of the colossus. We will rest in one of the best hot springs sites in the area, where you can optionally perform a massage or treatment booked in advance. To close with a flourish, we will have dinner and then leave them at the hotel of your choice.


Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: DAY 4. ARENAL VOLCANO EXCURSION: CABALGATA TO LA FORTUNA CATARATS (3.30 HOURS)

Stop At: La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 106-4417 Costa Rica
Breakfast at the hotel. Have you ever ridden a horse? This morning we will invite you to enjoy an unforgettable adventure through the tropical rain forest in the surroundings of the beautiful Rio Fortuna waterfall. We will ride for approximately 1 hour until we reach the entrance of the waterfall. Our next challenge will be to go down to the amazing waterfall of more than 60 meters high, where we can take a refreshing swim and enjoy the flora and fauna of the place. Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: DAY 5. ARENAL VOLCANO - MONTEVERDE (4 HOURS)

Stop At: Monteverde, Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Breakfast at the hotel. Our transfer to the Monteverde cloud forest will be a combination of land, water and land transportation again. This option is the best way to travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde. Our minibus will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the Arenal Lake, where we will board a roofed boat to cross the Arenal Lake until you reach Rio Chiquito and from there another minibus will take you to your hotel in the beautiful area of Monteverde. Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: DAY 6. MONTEVERDE EXCURSION: SELVATURA PARK, HANGING BRIDGES & TIROLESA (5 HOURS)

Stop At: Butterfly Garden at Selvatura Park, Costa Rica
Breakfast at the hotel. We will have a day in contact with the cloud forest. Selvatura Park will be our host for a walk of about 3 kilometers. In this route, eight different suspension bridges of various lengths between 50 and 170 meters will be crossed; and with altitudes between 12 and 60 meters. This is a walk for the taste of all ages. The average duration of the walk is two hours.

Later we will perform one of the safest adventures in the country, Zip Line. You will be flying through the forest through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional activity of “the rope of Tarzan”. It will be 3 hours full of adrenaline. Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: DAY 7. MONTEVERDE - SAN JOSÉ. END OF SERVICES (4 HOURS)

Stop At: San Jose, San Jose, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular departure transfer to the Airport. If your flight leaves before 2:00 pm, you will need a private transfer for an additional amount.

Happy return trip, we hope to visit you again.


Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will be waiting for you at the airport to start your trip

Airports

  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica


Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Butterfly Garden at Selvatura Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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By: Best of Costa Rica DMC
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Very reliable and reassuring
From the minute we arrived and Karim came to our hotel to go through our itinerary to the minute we were dropped
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Janet A
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The best holiday we've ever had
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Coast to coast
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Great Vacation
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I will return!
Some places in your life you want to return to...well this is one of them! The best ever no doubt about it!
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Injured. No medical attention for 90 minutes.
Suffered injury while on DMC excursion and a properly stocked medical kit was not onboard their vessel. Captain
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Excellent Costa Rica DMC!
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Great holiday, great service, first class organisation.
Having visited South America using local companies we were recommended Best of Costa Rica to organise our holiday.
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Outstanding Planning & Customer Service
We are a group of 6 families (12 adults and 12 kids) and cannot thank BCR enough for their impeccable planning and
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semarroy
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2014
Huge thank you!
We recently used Best Costa Rica DMC for 2 excursions for our Annual Summit in San Jose for 100+ people of all
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51
everything was extremelly well organized, the hotels and service excellent.
I travelled with my daughter and we had a wonderful experience. Everything was extremelly well organized .
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A big thank you for the excellent planning of the trip and the very nice contact. Everything is made possible ! My
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