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All Around Costa Rica
11 Days/10 Nights

San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal,
Monteverde Cloud Forest & Pacific Beaches

(Pacuare Lodge may be substituted for Tortuguero)

From $1535*

Here is a suggested itinerary to Costa Rica,
which is designed to start on any day of the week.
This itinerary may be modified to suit the individual traveler.

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Itinerary

EcoAdventures' All Around Costa Rica Tour Map

Day 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 2: San Jose/TortugueroTortuguero Canals, Costa Rica Morning departure via motorcoach to the Caribbean coast, with a stop en route for breakfast. Then take a boat trip along the Tortuguero canals (left) through densely vegetated areas in search of alligators, monkeys and birds. Arrival at Mawamba Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch visit the village of Tortuguero and the Turtle Research & Conservation Center. (B, L, D)
Arenal Volcano, Costa RicaDay 3: Tortuguero All day at Tortuguero, including nature tours or optional fishing expeditions. During nesting season (JUL-OCT), you can go to observe the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach by night or see newly-hatched baby turtles scrambling toward the sea. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Tortuguero/Arenal Transfer by boat back to Matina Pier, where you board the Mawamba bus to San Jose. Before arriving in San Jose you will be dropped off at the town of Guapiles, where your van and driver will be waiting to transfer you to Arenal. The two-hour transfer takes you through the beautiful San Carlos Valley. Overnight at your selected hotel. (B, L)
Visit the Hummingbird Gallery and see numerous varieties of "hummers".Day 5: Arenal Leisure day for optional tours. (B)
Day 6: Arenal/Monteverde After breakfast depart for a two-hour transfer to Monteverde via boat crossing Lake Arenal and then taxi to Monteverde. Accommodations in selected hotel. (B)
Day 7: Monteverde Morning hike through Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, viewing the misty forest with its dense vegetation. Visit the Hummingbird Gallery and Cheese Factory. Afternoon at leisure for optional tours. (B)
Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste Province, Costa RicaDay 8: Monteverde/Tamarindo Morning departure via shuttle service for a six-hour transfer to Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste Province on the Pacific. Accommodations in selected hotel. (B)
DDays 9 & 10: Tamarindo Leisure days for optional tours. (B Daily)
Day 11: Depart Tamarindo Transfer to the Liberia Airport, or extend your stay in Costa Rica with additional destinations. (B)
Note: You can substitute mid-Pacific or Manuel Antonio hotels for Tamarindo and rates are quoted below.

Rates for all of the packages include:
• Airport/hotel/airport transfers via private shuttle vans
• Hotel accommodations as specified, including tax & service charge
• Breakfast throughout (B)
• Sightseeing, additional meals as indicated (L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• Transportation via Shuttle Vans/Buses. See below for upgrades to Private Transfer Service.
• Child rates are for children 11 years or under sharing a room with two adults with existing beds; a maximum of two children per room
High Season = NOV-APR & JUL-AUG. Christmas, New Years & Easter Week not included
Low Season = MAY-JUN & SEP-OCT
*Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates with Tamarindo Beach Hotels (Guanacaste)
Rates Per Person*
Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Standard
2018
$1550
810
945
$1595
850
945
2019
1635
855
995
1679
895
995
First Class
2018
$1790
1050
945
$2040
1295
945
2019
1885
1100
995
2150
1365
995
Deluxe
2018
$2189
1450
n/a
$2460
1730
n/a
2019
2300
1530
n/a
2590
1820
n/a
Deluxe Plus
2018
$3130*
2315*
n/a
$3470*
2650*
n/a
2019
3295*
2440*
n/a
3650*
2790*
n/a

*Rates do not include breakfast at The Springs (Arenal)
Rates subject to change without notice.
NOTE: You can substitute Pacuare Lodge for Mawamba Lodge.  (See rates below for detailed Pacuare Lodge Itinerary)

Upgrades
All Year
Rates Per Person
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfer from Monteverde to Guanacaste (Tamarindo) only.
2018
$105
210
105
2019
110
220
110
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Guapiles to Arenal, and Monteverde to Guanacaste (Tamarindo).
2018
$165
330
165
2019
170
340
170
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Guapiles to Arenal, and Monteverde to Guanacaste (Tamarindo).
2018
$275
550
275
2019
290
580
290
*Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates for Substituting Mid-Pacific Hotels
Rates Per Person*
Low Season
High Season
EcoAdventures' Tour: All Around Costa Rica for 14 Days/13 Nights, visiting San Jose, Turrialba & Reventazon River Rafting, Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio
Hotel Category
Year
Dbl
Sgl
Supplement
Child
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Standard
2018
$1535
735
915
$1645
700
915
2019
1615
775
965
1730
740
965
First Class
2018
$1995
1199
915
$2220
1410
915
2019
2100
1260
965
2335
1485
965
Deluxe
2018
$2420
1620
n/a
$2795
1999
n/a
2019
2550
1710
n/a
2940
2110
n/a
Deluxe Plus
2018
$3060*
2265
n/a
$3260*
2455*
n/a
2019
3220*
2380
n/a
3430*
2585*
n/a
*Rates do not include breakfast at The Springs (Arenal)
Upgrades
All Year
Rates Per Person*
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfer from Monteverde to Jaco (Mid-Pacific) only.
2018
$68
136
68
2019
72
144
72
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfer from Guapiles to Arenal, and Monteverde to Jaco (Mid-Pacific).
2018
$189
378
189
2019
199
398
199
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfer from Guapiles to Arenal, Arenal to Monteverde and Monteverde to Jaco (Mid-Pacific).
2018
$300
600
300
2019
315
630
315
*Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates for Substituting Manuel Antonio (Quepos) Hotels
Rates Per Person
Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Standard
2018
$1645
795
949
$1730
885
949
2019
1730
839
999
1820
930
999
First Class
2018
$2025
1179
949
$2135
1410
949
2019
2130
1240
999
2249
1485
999
Deluxe
2018
$2445
1599
n/a
$2620
1999
n/a
2019
2575
1685
n/a
2759
2100
n/a
Deluxe Plus
2018
$3115*
2275*
n/a
$3290*
2450*
n/a
2019
3279*
2395*
n/a
3465*
2580*
n/a
*Rates do not include breakfast at The Springs (Arenal)
Rates subject to change without notice.
NOTE: You can substitute Pacuare Lodge for Mawamba Lodge.  (See rates below Pacuare Lodge Itinerary)
Upgrades
All Year
Rates Per Person*
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfer from Monteverde to Quepos (Manuel Antonio) only.
2018
$111
222
111
2019
117
234
117
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Guapiles to Arenal, and Monteverde to Quepos (Manuel Antonio).
2018
$231
462
231
2019
244
488
244
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Guapiles to Arenal, Arenal to Monteverde and Monteverde to Quepos (Manuel Antonio).
2018
$343
686
343
2019
360
720
360
*Rates subject to change without notice.

Hotels in Category
Region
Standard
First Class
Deluxe
Deluxe Plus
San Jose
Quality Hotel Real or
Courtyard by Marriott Alajuela
Doubletree Cariari
Marriott
Marriott
Tortuguero
Mawamba Lodge
(All Inclusive)
Mawamba Lodge
(All Inclusive)
Mawamba Lodge
(Superior Room)
Manatus VIP Hotel & Spa
(All Inclusive)
Arenal
Arenal Manoa
Arenal Springs Hotel
or Volcano Lodge or
Mountain Paradise
Arenal Kioro (Jr. Suite) or
Nayara Hotel & Gardens
The Springs Resort & Spa
(Alta Vista Guest) or
Nayara Hotel & Gardens
(Spring Villa)
Monteverde
Trapp Family Lodge
Belmar
(Peninsula View) or
Trapp Family Lodge
(Mountain Suite) or
El Establo (Deluxe)
Belmar
(Superior Peninsula Room)
El Establo (Suite)
*Breakfast is NOT included


Pacuare Lodge Itinerary
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Pacuare Lodge, Pacuare River, Costa RicaDay 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 2: San Jose/Pacuare Lodge Early morning pick up in San Jose by a Costa Rica Nature Adventures representative and transfer (approximately 2½ hours) to the Pacuare River put-in including a typical Costa Rican breakfast in route. Exciting 1-1½ hour river rafting tour to the Pacuare Lodge (Class II-III rapids) where you will enjoy your stay at Costa Rica's premier eco-lodge. Arrival at the Pacuare Lodge 12:00-1:00 p.m. After lunch participate in an optional canopy tour (not included in package price) or waterfall hike, or simply relax in your private bungalow or suite. Dine on gourmet delicacies by candlelight and then visit the upstairs lounge for a cocktail or refreshment before retiring to a restful night's sleep. (B,L,D)Honeymoon Suite, Pacuare Lodge, Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Day 3: Pacuare Lodge You'll wake up to bird song and the soothing sound of the river nearby.Then head over to the main lodge for a delicious breakfast of homemade bread, tropical fruits, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, cereal, juice and coffee. The lodge employs a resident naturalist guide who will provide unique insights into the plant and animal world. Choose from exciting optional tours (NOT included) that include guided hikes through an emerald rainforest, the Cabecar Indian tour - where visitors may participate in a cultural exchange with a shaman and the  Adventure Canopy Tour - where visitors glide amid a tropical rainforest canopy. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Pacuare Lodge/Arenal Departure between 9:00-10:00 a.m., and transfer to Rancho Robeto's Restaurant in Guapiles, where your driver will be waiting for you. After lunch your private vehicle and driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to Arenal. (B,L)

Supplement Rates Per Person
Year
Low Season
High Season
Standard*
2018
$430
514
2019
455
540
First Class*
2018
$430
514
2019
455
540
Deluxe**
2018
$320
404
2019
339
426
Deluxe Plus**
2018
$148
135
2019
155
145
*Supplement Rates for Standard and First Class are the same.
**Supplement Rates for Deluxe and Deluxe Plus Class are lower than for Standard and First Class.

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