Our journey begins as you climb in elevation into the forested highlands. Visit the renowned La Paz Waterfall Gardens, an aggregation of gorgeous waterfalls and a comprehensive rescued wildlife preserve. Continue on to Arenal Volcano, a steaming volcano whose steep dark conical slopes rise out of vast rainforests. Drop in on the misty Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and its unique rural Quaker/Tico community. Get a different perspective of the cloud forest, as you literally fly through it on a ¨Zip Line¨ Canopy Tour! Finally experience one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful national parks, Manuel Antonio. Famous for its tropical beaches and wealth of rainforest wildlife such as white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkeys, slow-moving sloths, coatimundis, agoutis, colorful black & scarlet land crabs, black iguanas and a huge diversity of colorful bird species. If the names of these animals seem unfamiliar to you now, they won´t after just a few days with your expert private naturalist guide!
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Departs: Daily with a minimum of 2 participants
Destination: Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio
Day 1. San José arrival transfer
Day 2. Transfer to Arenal. La Paz Gardens and the Iguana bridge
Day 3. Exploring walk at Arenal Volcano area & hanging bridges
Day 4. Lake crossing to Monteverde & cloudforest hike
Day 5. Morning zip line canopy tour. Afternoon at leisure
Day 6. Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Day 7. Manuel Antonio National Park rainforest hike
Day 8. Free day at leisure
Day 9. Depart to International Airport
Included: Lodging, transportation and meals as specified in the above itinerary where B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, entrance fees to National Parks and Private Reserves, tours, guide services, applicable taxes, service fees and in-country ground operator support.
Not Included: International airfare, airport departure taxes, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service), gratuities, or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.