beautiful paradise of Costa Rica has more than a hundred
kilometers of Caribbean coast and over two hundred on
the Pacific coast. This itinerary allows you to enjoy
Costa Rica from
to coast (10days/9nights)
your adventure on our Caribbean Coast at the Tortuguero
Canals having great opportunities for wildlife spotting
(two nights), go white-water rafting on the Sarapiqui
River (one night), get thrilled by the canopy ride and
relax in soothing hot springs at the base of Arenal
Volcano (two nights), top it all with the warmth of
a sunny beach in Guanacaste (two nights).
1. Arrival in Costa Rica. Upon your arrival
you will be greeted by a Travel in Paradise representative
that will assist you with your transfer to your hotel.
You will be picked up at your hotel to take you by bus
and later by boat to Tortuguero area. In the
morning you will be driving through the Braulio Carrillo
National Park**(1), witness of Hollywood's "Jurassic
Park" and "Gorillas in the Mist". After a late lunch
at Pachira Lodge, visit t the town of Tortuguero. (B,L,D)
3. Slow moving rivers are the roads in Tortuguero.
This day explore Tortuguero National
Park **(2) by boat. Your guide will interpret the
intricate relationships among the natural components
of the tropical rainforest. (B,L,D)
4. At midmoring your transfer by boat will
take you until the dock where by bus you will arrive
to the area of Sarapiqui. Accomodations at La Quinta
Inn for this night only. Breakfast in Tortuguero, lunch
enroute and dinner at La Quinta..(B,L,D)
5. Birdwatching at La Quinta is a delight.
Take advantage before breakfast. This morning enjoy
white-water rafting on the Sarapiqui River. (No experience
required.) After lunch depart to the area of Arenal
Volcano. Overnight at Arenal Paraiso. (B,L,D)
6. In the morning enjoy an interpretative hike
Volcano National Park**(3). Then continue to the
soothing hot springs at the base of the volcano. In
the afternoon swing down the cables at the canopy ride
and enjoy the magnificent views at the treetops. (B,L,D)
7. Move on today from the mountains to the
Pacific Coast. Driving along Lake Arenal**(4)
, a man made lake to fulfill the needs of hidroelectricity
and as an irrigation network for the Pacific dry forest.
Arrive in the afternoon at your beach hotel.
8. Enjoy the whole day at the beautiful clear
waters of the beach as you please. Your guide will advise
on optional activities at additional cost and suggest
options for lunch and dinner. (B)
9. Depart for San Jose. Different landscapes
from the dry forest to the mountains and then central
valley, rich land for coffee plantations. In the evening
farewell your travel companions at a dinner at a local
10. Departure day. A Travel in Paradise representative
will assist you to the airport for your flight back
Airport/hotel transfers, land transportation. Accomodations:
for 9 nights at Superior Tourist-class hotels, in comfortable
rooms with private bath. See descriptions at Hotels.
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners.
Taxes of services given.
tours: guided boat rides in the Tortuguero
Canals, white water rafting trip, Arenal Nat. Park entrance
fee, Hot springs facilities, canopy ride. Services of
a bilingual naturalist guide.
Not included: airport
taxes, sightseeing or meals not specified in the itinerary,
personal equipment, hotel extras (laundry, phone calls,
room service, alcoholic beverages), gratuities to guides
or driver, personal insurance coverage (recommended).
To Costa Rica...