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NATURE AND CULTURE TOUR

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Jessica

Tucaya Costa Rica

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NATURE AND CULTURE TOUR

It is your first trip in Costa Rica and you want to see the classics but you still want to live an authentic experience and meet the locals? This tour is made for you!

DAY 1

WELCOME TO COSTA RICA

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival at San Jose airport you will be welcomed by our representative who will escort you to your hotel in San Jose and give you your road book.

San Jose, 1 night
DAY 2

OFF TO TORTUGUERO

Early transfer to Tortuguero pier where you will take a boat to Tortugero village, across Tortugero National Park. After visiting the village of Tortuguero, transfer to the lodge. After lunch, time at leisure to enjoy the lodge facilities, or the numerous optional activities. Between June and October, you can take a night walk to witness sea turtle nesting (extra activity). Tortuguero National Park is the most important nesting site of the green turtle of the Caribbean coast in Tropical America Read more

Tortuguero, 2 nights
DAY 3

BOAT TOUR ON THE CANALS

After breakfast, boat tour across Tortugero National Park, to discover the fauna along the way! Later you will put on some rubber boots to discover the lush flora and fauna of the rainforest. Time at leisure in the end of the day to relax by the swimming pool or enjoy the lodge facilities.

Tortuguero National Park
DAY 4

SARAPAQUI

Back to Guapiles by boat, then you’ll enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. The car rental agent will be waiting for you at this restaurant and he’ll give you the car. On the road to the north east of Costa Rica, to reach Sarapiqui a rich agricultural area (pineapple, palm hearts, pejibaye and guanabana). Arrival at the Finca Sura, Don Rodolfo’s and Doña Rosa’s farm, where they grow pineapples and other tropical fruits, in addition of being host for tourists willing to share the life of this typical rural costarican family for a day or two. Welcome drink and diner at the farm. Overnight in the finca in private room with private bathroom. Read more

Sarapiqui, 1 night
DAY 5

PINEAPPLE PLANTATION TOUR

Don Rodolfo will show you around his farm and you will be able to taste a few of the farm products, such as pineapple, papaya, guanabana, ect. He will also explain you the sustainable actions undertaken in the farm to combine an agricultural activity with preserving the environment. Lastly, you will join Doña Rosa in the kitchen to learn how cook an authentic costarican meal: fried manioc and plantain, and freshly fished tilapia. You will of course enjoy your creation for lunch. You will continu northward to La Fortuna, a town situated on the foot of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica´s most famous one. Even if the Arenal Volcano activity decreased over the past 4 years, some clouds of smoke can still be seen going out of the crater when the sky is clear. Read more

La Fortuna, 2 nights
DAY 6

LIVE THE FARMER LIFE

Early morning awaking to live a day in the shoes of a costarican farmer! You will head to the Finca Paraiso Organico, a completely organic farm, and achieve all sort of farming tasks such as cow milking, animal feeding, egg and vegetable picking, ect. Your hard work will be reward by a fresh sugar cane juice and a tasty breakfast made with ingredients you picked up in the farm. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or go explore the area with an additional tour: Hike in Arenal Volcano National Park : Hike on the trails of the park, where you will see a lot a vegetal species such as the silk-cotton tree, a holy tree for the natives populations that believed the tree was a gate to heaven. You will also walk on a solidified lava flow from where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view both on Arenal Volcano and on Arenal Volcano’s lake. The Hanging Bridges : the bridges are situated in a 250Ha tropical forest private natural reserve. From the bridges you will have the best point of view on the forest canopy and on Arenal Volcano. The total length of the trails is 3km, where you will cross about 15 bridges. Climbing of Cerro Chato : It is a pretty rough trail across the forest that will lead you to the crater of this ancient volcano, where now lays a bright green lake. IMPORTANT: THIS ACTIVITY IS FOR HIKERS WITH A GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION. La Fortuna River Waterfall: You will have to go down about 500 steps stair in the forest to arrive to the 70mt high waterfall. If the chilly water doesn’t stop you, you could enjoy a swim in the waterfall. Read more

La Fortuna
DAY 7

OFF TO THE PACIFIC COAST

Today you will head to Nicoya Peninsula to get to the little seaside town of Samara. Arrival and check-in at the lodge. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the lodge facilities or the beach.

Samara, 2 nights
DAY 8

RELAXING TIME IN SAMARA

Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, the beach or to go and explore the area. Numerous activities are offer in the area such as boat tour, surf or stand-up paddle lessons, horseback riding, sea kayaking, hiking, ect.

Samara
DAY 9

RELAXING TIME IN SAMARA

Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, the beach or to go and explore the area. Numerous activities are offer in the area such as boat tour, surf or stand-up paddle lessons, horseback riding, sea kayaking, hiking, ect.

Samara
DAY 10

TIME TO GO BACK HOME

Off to Juan Santamaria International Airport for you flight back home. You will drop your car off at the car rental agency situated close to the airport. A free shuttle will take you to the airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 2
Location Tortuguero
Day 4
Location Sarapiqui
Day 5
Location Arenal
Day 7
Location Samara

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer to your hotel on day 1
  • Phone support by our team all along the trip
  • 09 nights in the above mentioned hotels or similar depending on the availability on the moment of the booking
  • Road and boat transfers in Tortuguero
  • Mentioned activities
  • Mentioned meals
  • Car rental from day 4 at 14h00 to day 10 at 14h00. Basic insurance, on-the-road assistance, and GPS included
  • Administration fees
  • $5/pers. : symbolic participation to eco-responsible missions undertaken by Tucaya Costa Rica

Package Excludes

  • International flights, cancelation, repatriation, luggage insurance
  • Additional car insurance, deposit for the car (750$ with basic insurance and 100$ with addicional insurance) and for the GPS (250$), and gas expenses.
  • Any meal that is not mentioned as included or not mentioned at all
  • Any activity o entrance fee that is not mentioned as included or not mentioned at all
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Anything not mentioned above in the “The price includes” section

More Information

  • SUBJECT TO HOTELS AVAILABILITY

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Christian, France

C’est un merveilleux pays, une découverte et des rencontres fabuleuses. Si, le paradis existe il est au costa rica!! Les gens sont souriants, accueillants, chaleureux, pas stressés, réconfortants nous avons beaucoup aimé aussi leur responsabilité écologique : le moindre village a ses poubelles de tri, même si c'est un simple bidon. Quand nous étions perdu il y avait toujours quelqu'un pour nous indiquer le chemin, et même sans que nous le demandions. On ne ressent pas comme dans d'autres endroits que le touriste n'est qu'une manne financière. Nous avons même sauvé un petit oiseau qui s'appelle « el amigo del hombre » des griffes d'une vilaine fougère!! Read more

Laurine, France

The tour that Tucaya organized was beautiful, the hotels were all superbly chosen, we had a really great time.

Gilbert, France

Fabulous journey filled with beautiful encounters, wonderful landscapes and discoveries! Exceptional flora and fauna with colors to give you the spin. We Will keep a wonderful memory of this trip. Thank you to all of you, and especially to The Tucaya which organized a super trip!

THE TEAM

Jessica

Elisa

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