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  • Days: 7
  • Countries: 1
  • Cities: 3
  • Dates: Apr 20’ - Oct 20'
  • Max People : 40
  • Min Age : 12+

Experience the “pura vida” (pure life) of Costa Rica on this 7-day Costa Rica tour package, designed for the independent traveler, but without worrying about getting from one place to another. Start in the capital city of San José, a bustling metropolis surrounded by mountains. Head north to Arenal to see one of the world’s most active volcanoes, then explore the cloud forests of Monteverde. You’ll fall in love with the Costa Rican people, known as “Ticos,” who are so cheerful and easy-going that a recent Gallup poll named Costa Rica as one of the happiest places on earth.

 

Start/End Location

Costa Rica

Tour Style

At Leisure 
These un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel.

Price Includes

  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in San Jose.
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodations in Arenal.
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodations in Monteverde.
  • 9 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary.
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges.
  • Hotel porterage.

 

Hotels

San Jose: Crowne Corobici Hotel*
Arenal: Arenal Manoa Hotel*
Montiverde: El Eatablo Hotel*

* Please note that hotels listed are only reference.  Exact hotel will be provided at confirmation.

What you'll love
  • View Arenal Volcano National Park with its unique landscape and famous Arenal volcano.
  • Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest.
  • Experience a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1Costa Rica

Arrive in San Jose and check into your hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.

Day 2Travel to Arenal

Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. If time permits, there may be a visit to a local school on the way to Arenal. Later this evening, a Welcome Dinner celebrates your arrival. (B,D)

Day 3Full Day in Arenal

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica’s youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Perhaps, spend the day on the optional full day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes dinner. (B)

Day 4Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde

In the morning, embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde; time permitting a guided walking tour acquaints you with the lovely surroundings. (B)

Day 5Full Day in Monteverde

Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica’s top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country. This evening, dinner together in Monteverde. (B,L,D)

Day 6Travel to San Jose

Today, travel back to Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure or, join the optional San Jose City Tour with dinner. Take a panoramic city tour of San Jose including visits to the Gold museum, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed and the National Theater, the principal jewel of San Jose. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city. (B)

Day 7Depart Costa Rica

Return to the airport for your departure flight (B)

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Prices listed are per passenger based on double. If you wish to have your own room a single supplement is required. Please ask your travel advisor at the time of booking.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Costa Rica – Costa Rican colón (CRC), but U.S. dollars (USD) are accepted as legal currency throughout the country

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

It is recommended to book in advance in extension to this tour. Additional days can be added before/after this tour.

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Marie Antoine

Couple Traveller

You guys did a great job at planning our vacation, we had a great time. Thank you.

June 4, 2019

Micheal K

Solo Traveller

Love your company and how great your trips are. I recommend you to everyone.

May 15, 2019

A Robert

Couple Traveller

A terrific vacation for a reasonable price. I have recommended Infinity vacations to friends and family. Great service.

May 9, 2019
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