Costa Rica 8 Day Adventure

Costa Rica 8 Day Adventure

Costa Rica - 8 Day Adventure
Activity Level: 2  | Duration: 8 days, 7 nights | Group Size: 1-6 | Price: $1800

Overview

Costa Rica is one of the worlds most geographically diverse countries. It is home to world class beaches, tropical rainforests, and mountains.

This amazing geography allows visitors to enjoy several unique opportunities in a short amount of time. This 8 day itinerary is ideal for travelers who would like to experience a bit of everything during their trip to Costa Rica.

On this trip you will visit:
   - The rainforests and hot springs of Arenal Volcano
   - The Monteverde cloud forest, home to the best zip lining in Costa Rica
   - A rainforest at night, to discover nocturnal animals on an evening hike, and
   - The world class beaches of the Manuel Antonio National Park

Relax and let us handle all of the details on this incredible package, which will allow you to experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer!

Trip Highlights

  • Professionally guided tours of several iconic sites in Costa Rica
  • Cultural experiences
  • Travel to the Arenal Volcano
  • Tour of the rainforest, experience nature and jungle animals
  • World class zip lining 

Activities

  • Scenery
  • Wildlife
  • Rainforest
  • Beaches
  • Great company

Accommodations

  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels 

A note about our trips to Costa Rica

All of our Costa Rica trip packages are custom built itineraries according to your travel needs (duration, budget, interests, etc.). The itinerary below is a combination of popular sites and tours and you can do in the country. We can facilitate this exact itinerary for the price listed (subject to shift based on trip date and hotel availability), or customize the activities and duration of the trip to fit your dream vacation.

We do not provide group tours or service for trips to Costa Rica. If interested, our local team in Costa Rica will reach out to you to begin the planning process.

Please contact us with any questions!

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

TRANSPORTATION
All transportation for this trip, starting and ending in San José.
This includes:
   - Airport transfers
   - Private van and boat transportation throughout tours
SOME MEALS
Most hotels will include breakfast. Some tours will include lunch and/or dinner. All inclusive meal options are available. 

NOTE: Please notify our staff of any food allergies or restrictions and we will ensure that the food is prepared properly.
PROFESSIONAL GUIDES
We partner with the best tour operators in Costa Rica. They are local guides and the best operators in the country. 
ENTRANCE FEES
All of the entrance fees needed throughout the trip.
HOTELS
2 Nights Arenal Springs Resort and Spa 
2 Nights El Establo 
3 Nights Costa Verde  

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

SOME MEALS
Please reference your final itinerary for meals that are included. 
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
This tour begins and ends in Quito, Ecuador, you are responsible for getting to Quito (UIO). We do offer a flight booking service, the price for international flights will depend on origin city, time of travel and preferred class of cabin.

If you are interested in having us book your flights, please inform our team at the time of booking.

Pricing:

We offer private service for this trip. 

The price for this exact itinerary is $1,700 USD per person

Trip customization is available to meet your travel needs. 

Itinerary:

COSTA RICA – 8 DAY ADVENTURE ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!

Arrival to the Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO). A representative will meet you at the airport and take you La Fortuna, where the Arenal Volcano is located. Stay overnight in the Arenal Springs Resort.

DAY 2: Hiking Near Arenal Volcano

A visit to the trails of El Silencio – a series of hiking trails located close to Arenal Volcano. Back at your hotel, Arenal Springs Resort, enjoy the hot springs and an additional night stay. Breakfast included.

DAY 3: Travel to the Monteverde Cloud Forest!

After breakfast, take a private transfer van, boat, then van to the Monteverde cloud forest, where you will stay in a Peninsula Room at Hotel Belmar. In the evening, enjoy a hike through the cloud forest in order to see the nocturnal animals of this ecosystem.

DAY 4: Zip Lining in the Rainforest. Tour of Hummingbird Gardens.

At Selvatura Park, take the best canopy zip line tour in the country, including hanging bridges and a thrilling Tarzan Swing. Afterwards, visit the hummingbird garden, and butterfly farm with a tasty typical lunch. Stay another night at Hotel Belmar.

DAY 5: Travel to Manuel Antonio National Park. Free Afternoon on World Class Beaches.

After breakfast, private transportation to the Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches. The afternoon is free to explore the area including the world-famous Park – the most popular tourist destination of all the national parks. Stay overnight at Costa Verde Hotel overlooking the beautiful white sand and ocean

DAY 6: Tour of Damas Island. Kayak on the Paquita River. Explore the Rainforest.

After breakfast you will view the endangered mangroves on Damas Island. During the 20-minute drive the guide will explain some of the scenery highlights. Following this you will travel up the Paquita River by either kayak or motor boat.  View an abundance of birds, snakes, ant eaters and white faced monkeys while the guide provides facts about the natural inhabitants found in this unique region.

This tour takes you through the natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe heron species, kingfishers, ospreys and other migratory birds. As you journey through the brackish waters you pass beneath tunnels made naturally from tree and jungle growths. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, and lunch can be arranged before or after the trip.

The kayaks are available in 1 passenger and/or 2 passenger configurations and do not require previous experience.  This evening you will stay a second night at the Hotel Costa Verde.

DAY 7: Free Day to Enjoy the Beach!

After breakfast, enjoy a free beach day or sit by the pool, or even explore the nearby town of  Quepos on the other side of the hill.

DAY 8: Goodbye!

Private transfer van will return you to San Jose airport in time to check in for your flight home.