After your first night in San José, travel to the Central Mountain Range and visit an authentic Costa Rican coffee plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens on the way to the Arenal Volcano. The coffee plantation visit will allow you to learn everything about the process related to coffee cultivation, processing and good practices, as well as the geography of the area and the traditional ways of cultivating the grain. La Paz has a well-designed trail through its cloud forest that winds alongside the crystal-clear Peace River and leads to viewing platforms to bring you up close to five beautiful waterfalls. Also visit the Iguana Bridge, famous for its abundant iguanas. Continue on to Arenal Volcano, a steaming volcano whose steep dark conical slopes rise out of vast rainforests. Stay two nights in Arenal Volcano area enjoying local rainforest hikes, a visit to a farming family farm and the hanging bridges tour with lush rainforest. Enjoy the lake crossing boat transfer to Monteverde 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 Manuel Antonio- famous for its national park-, tropical beaches and wealth of rainforest wildlife such as white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkeys, slow-moving sloths, agoutis, colorful black & scarlet land crabs, black iguanas and a huge diversity of colorful bird species.
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Departs: Daily with a minimum of 2 participants
Destination: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio
2018 Prices from: $USD 1,990
Tropical Rainforests & Manuel Antonio
FACTS & HIGHLIGHTS
- Iguana watching in San Carlos river
- Explore the hanging gardens of the cloudforest!
- Manuel Antonio beaches
- Excellent tour to find sloths and monkeys
- Small groups
- Go with the best guides!
Day 1: San José arrival transfer to Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici
Day 2: Coffee tour & La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Arenal Observatory Lodge (B,L)
Day 3: Arenal Volcano National Park, Vida Campesina farm & hanging bridges (B,L)
Day 4: Lake crossing to Monteverde & cloudforest walk. Trapp Family Lodge (B)
Day 5: Zip-line canopy & Santa Elena village (B)
Day 6: Shuttle transfer to Manuel Antonio. Hotel Sí Como No (B)
Day 7-8: Days at leisure to enjoy Manuel Antonio (B)
Day 9: Departure transfer to San José International Airport (B)
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, 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.