Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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9 Nights Standard from £1,929 Including Flights

Overview

This is a 10-day independent itinerary staying in comfortable hotels and allowing you the freedom to choose the activities to suit you. Guided tours of the Tortuguero Canals and National Park are included, but otherwise you can choose from river rafting, mountain biking or horseback riding in La Fortuna, or simply visit the hot springs and settle down at the swim-up bar. You will then be transferred to the beautiful beaches of Guanacaste, where you can choose to go snorkelling, boating, fishing, cycling and horseback riding, or just relax on the beach enjoying the sun. (HOR)

Highlights:

  • Arrive into the capital - San Jose
  • Enjoy a rainforest experience with guided tours of the Tortuguero Canals and National Park
  • Visit the active La Fortuna, Arenal National Park and opt to go river rafting, rappelling, kayaking, windsurfing, horseback riding, hiking or cycling all at the foot of the Arenal Volcano
  • Experience the hot springs in Arenal
  • A stay in the coastal region of Guanacaste, where you can relax on the beach or choose to go snorkelling, sailing, cycling and more
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

San José

Arrive into San Jose and transfer to your hotel (transfer included). Depending on your arrival time, you may have chance to explore this exciting city or you may just want to acclimatise with an evening in a local restaurant.

Standard: Parque del Lago (Standard Room) I Superior: Grano de Oro (Superior Room) l Deluxe: Grano de Oro (Deluxe Room)

Day 2-3

Tortuguero

An early start to be taken by road to pick up a boat and then cruise through canals where you will be able to view and photograph the wildlife in this tropical paradise. At Tortuguero, the rainforest gives way to beautiful beaches, a wonderful nesting ground for several species of turtles.

On your second day you will enjoy guided tours of the Tortuguero Canals and National Park, and should see toucans, parrots, iguanas, monkeys and many more species.

NB: the entrance fee of USD10 per person into the national park is not included.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included for both days.

Standard: Pachira Lodge I Superior: Pachira Lodge (New Rooms) l Deluxe: Manatus (Luxury Room)

Day 4-5

La Fortuna / Arenal

An afternoon drive to your hotel near the Arenal Volcano, taking around 3.5 hours, where you will stay for a couple of nights. Lake Arenal at the base of the volcano, is where you will be able to enjoy windsurfing, kayaking and other watersports. This area is a birders paradise with over 600 species, and you can also enjoy hiking the nature trails, or for the more daring you can climb a ladder to participate in a canopy tour. Other numerous activities include horseback riding, mountain biking and river rafting.

Breakfast included for both days.

Standard: Arenal Manoa (Junior Suite) I Superior: Arenal Kiora (Suite) l Deluxe: Arenal Nayara (Casita Deluxe)

Day 6-9

Guanacaste / Beach area

A morning transfer to the coast where you can have a few days relaxing and whenever you want opting to go surfing, snorkelling, sailing, fishing, golf or horseback riding. The beaches here on the north west Pacific coast are considered to be Costa Rica’s best, so you can just kick back and enjoy the sun.

Breakfast included for all three days.

Standard: Bosque de Mar (Junior Suite) I Superior: El Mangroove (Bark Room) l Deluxe: El Mangroove (Canopy Suite)

Day 10  

Departure

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Breakfast included.

  • International flights, arrival & departure private transfer
  • All transportation included between destinations and to/from activities on a private basis for: arrival & departure transfer, transfer from Gualipes to Arenal, transfer from Arenal to Hermosa beach and shared basis for: transfer and boat from San Jose to Tortuguero, Tortuguero to Guapiles
  • 9 nights accommodation in standard, superior or deluxe hotels (9 nights)
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners (Allow USD95-125 per person for meals not included)
  • Guided tours of the Tortuguero Canals & National Park (entrance fee USD10 included)
  • Local guides

Not included:

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Any optional activties

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