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Essence of Costa Rica

San Jose - Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo - Arenal - Manuel Antonio - Dominical - Palo Seco (15 days / 14 nts)  From $2525

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Day 1: San José
Upon arrival in Costa Rica, transfer from the international airport to San José. Overnight at San Jose.

(Included meals : N / A)

Day 2: San José - Tortuguero
At 6:00 a.m. departure from the Hotel to Tortuguero National Park. Crossing the Braulio Carrillo National Park, we arrive to the Suerre Restaurant, located at Guapiles zone, where an excellent breakfast awaits for you. After breakfast we continue our way to Caño Blanco pier to take the boat to Tortuguero. Upon arrival, lunch and in the afternoon tours to the Museum and Village of Tortuguero. Dinner and overnight at Pachira Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

Day 3: Tortuguero
After breakfast, departure to Tortuguero National Park, exploration of the canals and the nature that surrounds you. The reserve is also included in the Humedal Caribe Noreste, a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.The park is located in the Limón Province of northeastern Costa Rica. The area can only be reached by airplane or boat. The park has incredible biological variety, due to the existence within the reserve of  eleven different habitats, including rainforest, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. It is located in a tropical climate, is very humid, and receives up to 250 inches (6,400 mm) of rain a year. Dinner and lunch in the hotel. Overnight at Tortuguero.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

Day 4: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo
After breakfast, get ready to leave Tortuguero, the boat will lead you to the bus, that will take you to the to the Caribbean Coast, and laid back town of Puerto Viejo - Limon. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a coastal town in the Talamanca Canton in Limón Province. The town is located in southeastern Costa Rica. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known simply as Puerto Viejo to locals, and may confuse visitors.

It is also home to beautiful beaches, such as Playa Chiquita, Playa Negra, and Punta Uva, which are a few of Costa Rica"s most spectacular beaches which can be found between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 5: Puerto Viejo
Breakfast in Azania Bungalows, free day to enjoy the beaches and all the fun activities that the Puerto Viejo offers, like surfing, snorkeling, or simply do nothing. Overnight at Puerto Viejo.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 6: Puerto Viejo - Arenal
After breakfast get ready to leave the coast, for your next next destination, the Arenal region. On the way to Arenal, we will make a stop for an adrenaline dose in the Reventazon River Rafting with 2-3 level rapids, on of Costa Rica"s funnest rivers to experience. Once the rafting concludes, continue our road trip to Arenal, after a small lunch and rest. Upon arrival to La Fortuna Overnight at Arenal.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7: Arenal
Breakfast in the hotel. Next up is the Sky Tram which gondolas that smoothly through the rainforest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, tour takers will have the ability to stop the tram at any point, a feature that allows for magnificent, one-of-a-kind photographs to be captured and tropical birds to be spotted. Then experience the Sky Trek which gives guests a bit if an adrenaline rush as you soar thru tree tops and from platform to platform with a genuine birds eye view of the forest.  In the afternoon we get ready to visit Tabacón Hot Mineral Springs & Natural Spa, where you will bathe in the natural pools that Arenal Volcano streams offers. Dinner inside Tabacón Hot Mineral Springs-Spa and overnight at Arenal.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 8: Arenal - Manuel Antonio
After breakfast, assistance and departure for your collective shuttle bus to the Central Pacific, and the coastal town of Manuel Antonio. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the doorstep of the  hotel. Overnight at Manuel Antonio. Rest of day at leisure.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 9: Manuel Antonio
Breakfast in Parador Hotel. Free day. Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, enjoy and relax  in the wonderful white sand beaches. Overnight at Manuel Antonio.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 10: Manuel Antonio - South Pacific (Dominical)
Breakfast in Parador Hotel. Departure to the South Pacific Coast, after 2 hours we arrive in Dominical. The town sits on the Pacific ocean bordered to the north by the Rio Baru, on the east by three thousand foot high mountains and to the south by dark, coffee brown, beaches and coves. One of the most striking features of Dominical can be found while swimming in the water, the town simply disappears. All you see are the tall beach palms and mangroves surrounded by verdant green hills reaching up into the mountains. Overnnight at Dominical.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 11: Dominical
Breakfast in Cuna del Angel Hotel.  At 6:00 a.m.  get ready to departure for the tours at Corcovado National Park, after 1 hour on the road, we arrive at the Sierpe pier  to take the boat.  Cruise into the mangroves of Sierpe River and then along the ocean coast we arrive to Corcovado peninsula. The Corcovado National Park holds about 70% of the costarrican flora and fauna. After the tour in the park you will enjoy an excellent lunch. We will be back when the afternoon falls. Overnight at dominical.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 12: Dominical - Central Pacific (Esterillos)
Breakfast in Cuna del Angel Hotel. Departure to Palo Seco region, located in the Central Pacific region. Overnight at Esterillos Beach.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 13: Central Pacific
Breakfast in Timarai Hotel. Free day to enioy the beach, the lagoon and all the activities that the hotel offers. Overnight Esterillos Beach.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 14: Central Pacific - San José
Departure back to San Jose, we will be arriving in the afternoon, overnight atSan Jose.

(Included meals : Breakfast )

Day 15: San José- Departure
Transfer from the Hotel to the International Airport of San José. Fly Home!

(Included meals : N / A)

Quality Hotels Single Double Triple
Standard Rincon del Valle (San Jose)
Pachira Lodge (Tortuguero)
Azania Bungalows (Puerto Viejo)
Arenal Manoa (Arenal)
El Parador (Manuel Antonio)
Cuna del Angel (Puntarenas)
Monterey del Mar (Esterillos)
$3,728 $2,525 $2,315
Superior Grano de Oro (San Jose)
Pachira Lodge (Tortuguero)
Azania Bungalows (Puerto Viejo)
Arenal Kioro (Arenal)
El Parador (Manuel Antonio)
Cuna del Angel (Puntarenas)
Alma del Pacifico (Esterillos)
$5,176 $3,441 $3,041

Valid to 30-Nov-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Included:
- Round-trip transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport
- Shuttle transfers.
- Meals like program
- 3 Days / 2 Nights in Tortuguero Hotel (full board included, tours with bilingual guide).
- 2 Night lodging in Arenal. Breakfast Included.
- Tours: Tortuguero, Reventazon Rafting, Tabacon Hot Springs, Sky Tram & Sky Trek, Corcovado, Manuel Antonio (only ticket).
- Entrance fees to the National Parks.
- Hotels Taxes

Not Included:
- Meals not in program.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Personal extras (telephone, laundry, tips).
- Airport taxes.