Perfect for the first time visitor to Costa Rica! The Costa Rica Highlights design takes you to the “crown-jewels” of Costa Rica tourism, the Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park. This package can be expanded to include a night in the Monteverde Cloud Forest with a minimum of 8 days stay. Click here for more info on the Expanded Costa Rica Highlights Tour.
Day 1. Our company representative will greet you at the San Jose airport (SJO) and transport you to La Fortuna (the area of Arenal Volcano), one of the most active and beautiful volcanoes in the world. There you will be checking in at one of the area’s best hotels with great volcano views. Breakfast is included.
Day 2. In the morning, you will take a Canopy and Horseback Riding adventure. Soar from tree to tree through the rain forest at spine tingling altitudes.
In the afternoon you will take a guided Volcano Hike to an observation point that presents a great opportunity for lava viewing at dusk and then on to the geothermal heated hot springs where dinner is included.
Day 3. You will be transported by tourist bus to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast with incredibly scenic ocean views and home to the most visited national park. There you will check in at one of the area’s charming boutique hotels.
Day 4. Enjoy the day on your own. We recommend you to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. Manuel Antonio National Park has 3 beautiful white sand beaches and is the most visited National Park in Costa Rica. There are more than one hundred mammal species and one hundred and eighty species of birds inhabiting the park, including sloths, raccoons, white-nosed coatis, howler, white-faced, and squirrel monkeys.
Day 5. Enjoy a kayak tour to the Damas Island Mangrove Estuary. Mangroves thrive where the salt waters of the ocean meet the fresh waters of tropical rivers. You will see boa constrictors, crocodiles, salty light foot crab, monkeys and silky anteaters. A lite lunch is provided, as well as professional bilingual guides.
Day 6. On this day you will be transported by tourist bus back to San Jose where you will check in at a comfortable hotel located only 20 minutes from the San Jose airport. Breakfast is included.
Day 7. The hotel provides a shuttle to the International Airport to catch your flight home.
• Tours are individualized and can begin on any date you choose.
• Prices are per person, double occupancy (except where otherwise indicated) and include: – Hotel Accommodations – Domestic Transportation – Tours – Taxes.
• Accommodations are for standard rooms (except where otherwise indicated).
• All packages are customizable.
• Seasons: High (Dec through April), Low (May through November).
• Listed price is for Low Season arrival. Prices vary per season.