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Costa Rica
River Rafting, Rainforests,
Volcanoes & Pacific Beaches
9 Days/8 Nights
San Jose, Pacuare Lodge, Arenal
& Pacific Coast

From $1615

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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EcoAdventures' River Raftiing, Rainforests, Volcanoes and Beaches Costa Rica Tour
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 2: San Jose/Pacuare River Lodge - 6:00-7:00 a.m. 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.
Pacuare Lodge, Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge
Pacuare River, Costa Rica
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 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. The Pacuare Lodge Adventure is sold as a package trip that includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, overland transfer to the lodge, and rafting tour of the Pacuare River, professional guides and equipment, all meals (gourmet dinners), lodging, welcome fruit punch, hot beverages, lunch along the river, use of private installations at river take-out, return transportation to San José with guide. Minimum age for river rafting: 12 years of age, and a liability waiver must be signed by both parents or legal guardians. (B, L, D)
River rafting, Costa RicaDay 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 to transfer you to Arenal. The transfer is via our semi-private service with no more than three pick-ups or drop-offs. (B, L)
Day 5: Arenal Leisure day for optional tours. (B)
Day 6: Arenal/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)
Days 7 & 8: Tamarindo
Leisure days for optional tours. (B Daily)
Day 9: Depart Tamarindo
Transfer to 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 Semi-Private Transfer Service or 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 Per Personx Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Yr
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Standard
2016
$1615
659
n/a
$1789
805
n/a
2017
1700
690
n/a
1885
849
n/a
First Class
2016
$1745
809
n/a
$2009
1025
n/a
2017
1839
850
n/a
2115
1079
n/a
Deluxe
2016
$2039
960
n/a
$2299
1319
n/a
2017
2149
1015
n/a
2299
1319
n/a
Deluxe Plus
2016
$2849*
1815*
n/a
$3275
2210
n/a
2017
2999*
1910*
n/a
3445
2325
n/a
*Rates do not include breakfast at The Springs (Arenal) or Four Seasons
Rates subject to change without notice.
Upgrades
All Year
EcoAdventures' Tour: Rainforests, Volcanoes & Beaches for 9 Days/8 Nights visiting San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal & Pacific Coast
Rates Per Person
Yr
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Upgrade to Semi-Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to Arenal to selected beach hotel.
2016
$35
70
2017
36
72
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Guapiles to Arenal & from Arenal to selected beach hotel.
2016
$239
475
2017
250
499
Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates for Substituting Mid-Pacific Hotels
Rates Per Person Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Yr
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Standard
2016
$1619
599
n/a
$1845
795
n/a
2017
1705
630
n/a
1940
836
n/a
First Class
2016
$1915
899
n/a
$2200
1155
n/a
2017
2015
947
n/a
2300
1215
n/a
Deluxe
2016
$2270
1255
n/a
$2525
1479
n/a
2017
2390
1320
n/a
2659
1555
n/a
Deluxe Plus
2016
$2785*
1765*
n/a
$3060*
2015*
n/a
2017
2930*
1859*
n/a
3225*
2125*
n/a
*Rates do not include breakfast at The Springs (Arenal)
Rates subject to change without notice.
Upgrades
All Year
Rates Per Person
Yr
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Upgrade to Semi-Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Arenal to selected beach hotel.
2016
$35
70
2017
36
72
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Guapiles to Arenal & from Arenal to selected beach hotel.
2016
$215
430
2017
225
450
Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates for Substituting Manuel Antonio (Quepos) Hotels
Rates Per Person Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Yr
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Child
Standard
2016
$1675
614
n/a
$1929
840
n/a
2017
1765
649
n/a
2030
885
n/a
First Class
2016
$1929
869
n/a
$2125
1030
n/a
2017
2030
910
n/a
2239
1085
n/a
Deluxe
2016
$2295
1235
n/a
$2460
1369
n/a
2017
2420
1299
n/a
2590
1440
n/a
Deluxe Plus
2016
$2845*
1775*
n/a
$3095*
2000*
n/a
2017
2990
1870*
n/a
3260*
2110*
n/a
*Rates do not include breakfast at The Springs (Arenal)
Rates subject to change without notice.
Upgrades
All Year
Rates Per Person
Yr
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Upgrade to Semi-Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Guapiles to Arenal and from Arenal to selected beach hotel.
2016
$35
75
2017
36
80
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
Rates apply to transfers from Arenal to selected beach hotel.
2016
$215
430
2017
225
450
Rates subject to change without notice.

Hotels in Category
Region
Standard
First Class
Deluxe
Deluxe Plus
San Jose
Pacuare
Pacuare River Lodge
(River View)
Pacuare River Lodge
(River View)
Pacuare River Lodge
(River View)
Pacuare River Lodge
(River View)
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)
Manuel Antonio
El Parador (Garden View)
or
La Mansion Inn
El Parador (Tropical)
or
Villas Si Como No
(Superior)
Gaia Hotel & Reserve (Studio)
or Villas Si Como No (Deluxe)
or Arenas del Mar Resort
(Superior Oceanbreeze Room)
or El Parador (Premium)
Mid-Pacific
Alma del Pacifico
(Beachfront Bungalow) or
Marriott Los Suenos
(Ocean View)
Marriott Los Suenos
(Oceanview Balcony)

Tamarindo
or
Papagayo (Guanacaste)

Tamarindo Diria
(Classice)

Capitan Suizo
(Ocean Breeze/Ceiling Fan)
Capitan Suizo
(Superior A/C)
or Tamarindo Diria
(Premium Sunset Oceanfront)
JW Marriott
(Oceanfront Room) or
Andaz by Hyatt
(Andaz Room)
*Rates do not include breakfast

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