Day 1: Home - San Jose, Costa Rica
Explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls…exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colourful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.
Day 2: San Jose - Guanacaste
Start the day with a tour of a local coffee plantation, highlighting the history of this driver
of Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive
in the Guanacaste region, known for its breathtaking
beauty and fine sandy beaches.
Day 3: Guanacaste
Fun in the sun is in store for you as you enjoy this paradise. Explore the nearby town and beaches or simply relax by the pool or beach and take advantage of the amenities offered at your lovely resort. Perhaps you’ll take this opportunity to enjoy the tropics from the water on an optional catamaran cruise.
Day 4: Guanacaste - Monteverde
You won’t believe your eyes as you travel into the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Upon arrival in Monteverde, take a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem and encounter many incredible species of fl ora and fauna up-close. This forest is the home of the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, celebrated for its gorgeous jewel-toned plumage. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot this elusive bird.
Day 5: Monteverde
Begin your day at Selvatura Park, a cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde. Venture into an enchanting, colourful world as you explore one of the world’s largest butterfl y gardens with more than 30 species of tropical butterfl ies. Next, be dazzled in a nearby gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Embark on a guided walking tour above the forest floor on a leisurely-paced “Hanging Bridges” tour. Get a different perspective on the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and fl ora. This evening, learn many interesting facts about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year from a local expert.
Day 6: Monteverde - Arenal
Uncover the importance of conservation in a visit to a tree nursery, where you will learn about the indigenous trees. Cross through the mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where views of the volcano await you. Be surrounded by tranquillity on a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal.
Day 7: Arenal
Today you’ll embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a panga (covered canoe), stopping along the way to observe and photograph the wildlife. The Arenal Volcano area is also known as the land of spas and hot springs, and you’ll have an opportunity to relax during an optional spa visit.
Day 8: Arenal - San Jose
Discover the charming town of Zarcero and visit its well-known whimsical topiary garden. Continue to the small, picturesque town of Grecia to see the unusual metal church constructed of brick-red metal panes, walk the beautifully landscaped central park or shop at the traditional local market. Later, visit San Jose’s colourful Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnifi cent building of post-Baroque splendour. This evening enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner.
Day 9: San Jose
Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your adventure in Costa Rica.