Family Costa Rican Eco Adventure 8 Days / 7 Nights CRTFAM871

Experience the most popular eco tourism destinations Tortuguero National Park, plus one of the most active volcanoes of the world, a great adventure that will appeal to all members of your family.

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Day 1 Arrival – San Jose Meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to Bougainvillea for your first night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at the Bougainvillea hotel. Standard room.

Day 2 San José – Tortuguero (B-L-D) Early morning pick up for the drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park to the canals lining the Atlantic Coast, where the three-hour boat trip to Tortuguero starts. A typical breakfast is served on the way. Tortuguero National Park preserves 21,000 hectares of tropical rain forest. The lodge will schedule boat trips into the jungle for wildlife observation with a local tour guide. (B/L/D) Overnight at Laguna Lodge, standard room. All meals and daily tours.

Day 3 Tortuguero (B-L-D) During the day you will enjoy the boat tours along the canals of Tortuguero.

Overnight at Laguna Lodge, standard room. all meals and daily tours.

Day 4 Tortuguero – Sarapiquí (B-L) After breakfast, return by boat to the dock near Limón, then overland to Guapiles where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred under private basis to the Sarapiqui area.

Overnight at La Quinta de Sarapiquí, Superior room w/ A-C. breakfast included.

Day 5 Private Pozo Azul hike – Arenal (B-L) After breakfast, time to explore under private basis with a naturalist guide  the rainforest at the Pozo Azul Trails. Hiking is an excellent way to both exercise and be closed to the environment. On the 2000 acres of tropical rain forest of Hacienda Pozo Azul you can use many hiking routes design to give you exactly what you want or need, Hiking does not require you to have be special physical condition or a particular age. Hacienda Pozo Azul has submitted all its 400 acres of forested areas to the Costa Rican government program for natural resource protection and conservation, therefore great part of our trails are located within this forests, because of their nature we request that you use a naturalist guide on some of the trails to help take full advantage of the fascinating and rich neotropical biodiversity during your hike. We know you will be fascinated with your experience. Includes: RT transportation, entrance fee, guide & lunch. Afternoon private transfer to the Arenal area. Visit one of the most impressive volcanoes of the world, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area.

Overnight at the Arenal Paraiso Hotel, superior room. Breakfast included.

Day 6 Shared Arenal Hanging Bridges (B-D) Located in a 250 hectare (618 acre) reserve of primary forest. Visitors will walk through 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, along 3 km rain forest circuit of trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping. Tour is guided by a naturalist, who will open the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest, make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience. Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide & entrance fee. Afternoon Shared Arenal Volcano Hike & Ecotermales Hot Springs The Arenal Volcano was active since 1968 and reduces its activity since November 2009. It continues ejecting gases and fumaroles. A short hike in one of the trails close to the volcano area will give us the chance to enjoy some forest and the activity around it. At the Ecotermales hot springs, you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak. Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, entrance fee to hot springs & dinner.

Overnight at the Arenal Paraiso Hotel, superior room. Breakfast included.

Day 7 Shared Don Carlos Farm – San Jose (B) Do you want to learn how to milk a caw? What a chapulín is? Yes, you can now do it at Don Carlos Farm, with over 30 years doing dairy farm labours.  The Vargas family awaits you to share the wonder experience of been a real “Costa Rican Lechero”. The farm has 70 hectres with lakes, gardens, rivers, medicinal plants, species, roots and fruit trees; and of course de grasslands where approximately 400 caws have their home and food.  After de visit to the stable we will do a tour in a trailer pull by a “chapulín”, the guide will tell you about the flora & fauna of the area. And for the last part of the tour we’ll do a visit to the cheese factory and the dairy, you will learn the milk process for products such as: cream, cheese, yogurt, etc.; and the best of all: delicious snacks and cheese from the house. Return in the afternoon to San Jose under private basis and check-in at the Rodeo Country Inn for your last night in Costa Rica. Breakfast included.

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Overnight at the Rodeo Country Inn , superior room. Breakfast included

Day 8 Departure (B) Departure transfer to international airport.

 

 

 Price per person in USD:

 

VALID 01NOV13 – 31OCT14

(EXCEPT CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR & EASTER WEEK)

Double occupancy:  $ 

Child under 11 years old:  $

Children rate applies for children under 11 years old and sharing room with parents.

Maximum 2 children per room. Room based on 2 double beds.

 

 

Price includes:

  • Price includes:
  •  Meet and greet at the airport.
  • Arrival & Departures transfers
  • All private ground transfers described (with the exception of the Tortuguero section).
  • 1 nt,Bougainvillea Hotel,standard room
  • 2 nts,Laguna Lodge,standard room/ (B,L,D)
  •  1 nt,La Quinta de Sarapiqui,Superior room w/A-C (B)
  •  2 nts,Arenal Paraiso Hotel,superior room (B)
  •  1 nt,Rodeo Country Inn,Superior room,(B)
  • Daily breakfast (Breakfast on day 2 is included into Tortuguero pkg)
  • Shared Boat tours in Tortuguero
  • Private Hiking at Pozo Azul Trails (L)
  • Shared Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Shared Arenal Hike & Ecotermales (D)
  •  Shared Don Carlos Farm
  •  All taxes and service charges.
  • Shared Sky Walk Tour
  •  Shared Horseback riding tour
  • Shared Catamaran Coastal Adventure Tour (light L)
  •  Taxes