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A Taste of Costa Rica

9 Days/8 Nights

San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal
& Monteverde Cloud Forest

(Pacuare Lodge may be substituted for Tortuguero)

From $1365*

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.
*Rates subject to change wiuthout notice

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EcoAdventures' Tour: A Taste of Costa Rica for 9 Days/8 Nights, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal & Monteverde Cloud Forest
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 2: San Jose/Tortuguero Morning departure via motorcoach to the Caribbean coast, with a stop en route for breakfast. Turltle nesting on the beach at night.Then take a boat trip along the Tortuguero canals (below, 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)
Tortuguero Canals, 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)
Costa Rican countryside on the way to Monteverde Cloud Forest (Note: this is the easy way up and down!)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)
EcoAdventures' guides are experts on local flora and fauna.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)
Day 8: Monteverde/San Jose Morning departure for a two-hour shuttle bus transfer to San Jose with driver. Overnight at selected hotel. (B)
Day 9: Depart San Jose Transfer to the airport, or extend your stay in Costa Rica with additional destinations. (B)

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 & JULY-AUG, Christmas, New Years & Easter Week not included
Low Season = MAY-JUN & SEP-OCT
*Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates Per Person Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Year
Dbl
Sgl
Supp
Child
Dbl
Sgl
Supp
Child
Standard
2021
$1365
469
785
$1370
484
810
2022
$1435
495
830
$1445
510
580
First Class
2021
$1540
645
821
$1585
699
842
2022
$1625
680
865
$1670
736
889
Deluxe
2021
$1865
830
n/a
$2025
995
n/a
2022
$1965
875
n/a
$2130
1048
n/a
Deluxe Plus
2021
$2425*
1270*
n/a
$2795*
1540*
n/a
2022
$2555*
1340*
n/a
$2945*
1615*
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 and Manatus VIP Lodge (See rates below Pacuare Itinerary)

Upgrades
All Year
EcoAdventures' Tour: A Taste of Costa Rica for 9 Days/8 Nights, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal & Monteverde
Rates Per Person
Year
Dbl
Sgl
Supp
Child
Upgrade to Semi-Private Transfer Service
(Rates apply to transfer from Monteverde to San Jose only).
2021
$49
99
45
2022
$52
105
47
Upgrade to Private Transfer Service
(Rates apply to transfer from Guapiles to Arenal, Arenal to Monteverde and Monteverde to San Jose).
2021
$289
N/A
159
2022
$305
N/A
165
Rates apply to transfer from Guapiles to Arenal, Monteverde to San Jose and round-trip San Jose Airport).
2021
$369
N/A
192
2022
$389
N/A
205
Rates subject to change without notice.

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

Pacuare Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Transfer to your selected hotel.
Pacuare Lodge, Pacuare River, Costa RicaDay 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)
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 spacious River View Suite includes a private terrace, Pacuare Lodge, Pacuare River, Costa Rica.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*
2021
$755
860
2022
$795
910
First Class*
2021
$755
860
2022
$795
910
Deluxe**
2021
$615
720
2022
$650
760
Deluxe Plus**
2021
$478
470
2022
$505
495
*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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