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RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE - 12 Days

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MTA Costa Rica

MTA Costa Rica was born in 1975 and since then we have been providing wonderful vacations

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RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE - 12 Days

We start this Costa Rica experience in Tortuguero. Its network of canals, dense rainforests and many other attractions are visited by thousands of tourists every year. Tortuguero beach is the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the western hemisphere. Afterwards, to Arenal with its spectacular volcano and hot springs.

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrival and a representative from MTA Costa Rica will assist you and take you to your hotel in San José. Overnight in San José.

San Jose
DAY 2

Irazu Volcano & Orosi Valley

Breakfast and then to enjoy a tour to the Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens. The trip begins ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano for a view of the massive crater. On a clear day you can actually see the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! After an exciting tour at the volcano, we will descend to the historical city of Cartago. Here we will visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of our "Virgen de los Angeles" with rich displays of carvings, statues and art. After our visit to the Basilica de Los Angeles we will drive to the Lankester Gardens. The Lankester Gardens are a Tropical Paradise featuring over 800 varieties of exotic orchids, various tropical flowers and plant life. This tour continues with a ride through the unique beauty of the famous Orosi Valley and Reventazon River. The area is noted for its rich soil, abundant plant life and the outstanding coffee plantations. We will have a stop for lunch in a restaurant surrounded by beautiful coffee plantations and an excellent view to the Cachi Lake. Along the way, we will visit one of the oldest colonial churches and see the enchanting "Dreamers House". Overnight in San José. (B, L) Read more

San Jose
DAY 3

Off to Tortuguero

Early departure to Tortuguero by land through the exuberant Braulio Carrillo National Park (typical Costa Rican breakfast included during the way). After a delicious lunch, take an afternoon tour to Tortuguero town, starting at the entrance to the beach in front of the hotel, and visit the caribbean Conservation Corporation Museum and the village. Then Return by boat to the lodge for free time and to enjoy the pool area and surroundings. Dinner at lodge. Overnight in Tortuguero. (B, L, D) Read more

Tortuguero
DAY 4

Boat and hiking tour

Wake up early in the morning with a delicious breakfast and departure by boat to the Tortuguero Hill or the National Park, where you will enjoy a hiking trip in the trails. After lunch take an afternoon canal boat tour and then return to the lodge for relaxation and dinner. At night you can take an optional night tour to search the turtle nesting (during season July - September). Overnight in Tortuguero. (B, L, D) Read more

Tortuguero
DAY 5

Departure Tortuguero on route to Arenal

Breakfast and departure from Tortuguero to Arenal Volcano. Lunch included during the way in Guápiles town. You will find in this area an amazing active volcano, a beautiful lake and a great diversity of wildlife. Arenal is most impressive at night, in the dark, burst of fire and red hot rocks are sometimes shoot hundreds of feet into the sky. Incandescent material cascades down the slopes, especially on the northwestern side. Afternoon at leisure to get to know the area and La Fortuna town. Overnight in Arenal. (B, L) Read more

Arenal
DAY 6

Day full of activities

Breakfast and a full day of activities for you to enjoy. In the morning experience a horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfalls. This is a good combination of a horseback ride and a hike. Well train horses will take you until the entrance of the waterfall through pastures, forest and tall hills. The views of the Valley of San Carlos forest that surround it are spectacular. At the end of the road we will leave the horses and we will walk a natural trail to the base of the waterfall, a special place to relax and swim. Lunch included. In the afternoon we visit a Lookout area near the volcano. It’s possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake! During the tour, our guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral Paradise Hot springs Dinner included Overnight in Arenal. (B, L, D) Read more

Arenal
DAY 7

Arenal Volcano tour and to Monteverde

Breakfast and prepare for the ATV Tour. In the morning take an adventurous ATV’s Tour (Quads adventure): The Quads Adventure ATV’s tour not only gives you the opportunity for adventure and fun but also includes nature and unique views of the majestic Arenal Volcano with lunch included . In the afternoon departure to Monteverde by car-boat-car, 1/2 hour by car from La Fortuna to the dam, then a beautiful 30 minutes cruise on the lake of Arenal, and finally a 1.5 hour scenic ride by 4x4 or mini bus (depending on road conditions) to Monteverde. It's a quick and nice 3 hour tour. The Monteverde Reserve is one of the most diverse and richest cloud forest in the new world and it has extensive trails which allow visitors to enjoy a rich diversity of flora and wildlife. Afternoon at leisure to visit the Monteverde town on your own. Overnight in Monteverde. (B, L) Read more

Monteverde
DAY 8

Explore the cloud forest

Breakfast, activities included during the day: our famous Combo Tour which is a combination of suspension bridges, cables and platforms built in the cloud forest, that offers an opportunity to explore the forest canopy in a safe and easy manner, then rest of the afternoon at leisure to visit on your own the art galleries, cheese & coffee factories and hummingbird garden among others. Lunch included. Overnight in Monteverde. (B, L) Read more

Monteverde
DAY 9

Cloud Forest Reserve and to M. Antonio

Breakfast and to enjoy the Tour to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Feels like walking in a grandiose green Cathedral. Windsculptured elfin woodlands on the exposed ridges are spectacularly dwarfed, whereas protected cove Monteverde rain forests have majestically tall trees festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines, and mosses. Poorly drained areas support swamp forests while parts of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, dissected by deep gorges, have numerous crystal clear streams tumbling over rapids and waterfalls. The variable climate and large altitudinal gradient has helped produce an extremely high biodiversity. Spectacular wildlife includes the Jaguar, Ocelot, Baird´s Tapir, Three-wattled Bellbird, Bare necked Umbrella bird and the famous elusive Resplendent Quetzal. In the afternoon departure to Manuel Antonio National Park and Beaches. Manuel Antonio is the most visited wildlife area of the country and it is the best area in the Central Pacific region. It has beautiful nature, biological diversity and amazing scenery. The main attraction are the white sandy beaches that slope into crystal clear waters, and fringed with tall forest that grows down to the high tide line. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Manuel Antonio. (B) Read more

Manuel Antonio
DAY 10

National Park and Damas Island

Breakfast and another beautiful day in paradise. In the morning experience the Manuel Antonio National Park Tour: Follow a professional guide through one of Costa Rica’s most famous National Parks. Spectacular natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere attract many visitors to Manuel Antonio annually, venture into exploring a different world, explore a park that gathers numerous species of tropical butterflies, birds, monkeys, snakes, orchids, etc. Learn about their life cycle, their special abilities and behaviors; enjoy the guided walk inside one of the world’s finest park. Come and enjoy all the wonders you may discover in this marvelous world that awaits you. In the afternoon take a ride on a covered boat through the complex and beautiful estuary system of Damas Island. The naturalist guide will describe a variety of biological relationships between many organisms in this delicate habitat, such as white faced monkeys, herons, snakes, crocodiles, iguanas, just to name a few! Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Manuel Antonio. (B) Read more

Manuel Antonio
DAY 11

Boat, beach and to San Jose

Breakfast and discover our Manuel Antonio coastline the way Christopher Columbus traveled and climb aboard one of Costa Rica’s fastest sailing experience. After feasting your senses and enjoying the tranquility of sailing these pristine waters, the catamaran glides into a beautiful, protected bay so you can swim under the protected cover of our tropical jungle. Snorkel along the coral reefs near the gentle coastline, and let your bilingual guides and naturalists help you discover our fascinating underwater domain. Lunch included. In the afternoon departure to San Jose. Overnight in San Jose. (B, L) Read more

San Jose
DAY 12

¡Hasta luego Costa Rica!

Breakfast and transfer to the International Airport to take your flight back home after an amazing vacation in Costa Rica. (B)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Santa Ana / Lindora
Day 3
Location Tortuguero
Hotel Laguna Lodge
Day 5
Location La Fortuna, Arenal
Day 7
Location Monteverde
Day 9
Location Manuel Antonio, Quepos.
Day 11
Location Santa Ana / Lindora
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Hotel Park Inn
Day 3
Location Tortuguero
Day 5
Location La Fortuna, Arenal
Day 7
Location Monteverde
Day 9
Location Manuel Antonio
Day 11
Location San Jose
Hotel Park Inn
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Hotel Aurola Holiday Downtown
Day 3
Location Tortuguero
Hotel Manatus
Day 5
Location La Fortuna, Arenal
Hotel Tabacon
Day 7
Location Monteverde
Day 9
Location Manuel Antonio
Day 11
Location San Jose
Hotel Aurola Holiday Downtown

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private transfer in from the airport to San Jose
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 nights at San Jose
  • Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens tour with lunch included
  • Ground and boat transportation San José - Tortuguero
  • 2 nights at Tortuguero
  • All meals during your stay in Tortuguero
  • Guided jungle hike in Tortuguero
  • Guided canal boat trip in Tortuguero
  • Visits to the Tortuguero Town and the CCCM
  • 2 nights at Arenal
  • Horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfalls with lunch included
  • Arenal Volcano lookout and Paradise Hot Springs with dinner included
  • ATV’s tour with lunch included
  • 2 nights at Monteverde
  • Combo tour with canopy, hanging bridges and lunch included
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • 2 nights at Manuel Antonio
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
  • Tour to Isla Damas
  • Sailing tour with lunch included
  • Private transfer out to the airport from San Jose
  • All hotel taxes
  • Shuttle (schedule ltransfers) between locations.

Package excludes

  • Entrance Fee to the Turtle Museum ($2.00 pp)
  • Entrance Fee to the National Park ($15.00 pp)
  • Turtle tour (from June to September)
  • Fee to the Caño Blanco dock
  • $29.00 per person of the departure tax from Costa Rica
  • Tips, meals, transfers or tours not mentioned above
  • Private tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks in the meals
  • International air fare from or to Costa Rica
  • Security deposit for the rental car (if this option it’s chosen)
  • Fuel expenses for the rental car (if this option it’s chosen)
  • Any service not mentioned

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