Great for:

Families with teens, couples, women.

Min. Age

Recommended for all ages

Activity Level

Moderate. Soft Adventure

Price from**

$1,476 adult and $300 children

*Max 2 children sharing room with parents

Highlights of the program

Highlights:

Fly over the treetops and discover the forest from above

Zip line pure-adrenaline tour in Arenal

Hiking in the Cloud Forest

Discover the jewels of the forest at the Selvatura park

Tamarindo’s wonderful swimming beach and lively beach culture

This program includes:

The program includes:

  • Meet & greet upon arrival
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Private transfers
  • Tours as described above
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch)
  • All taxes
  • Does not include optional activities

Itinerary

Day 1 San José 

Welcome and arrival transfer to your San José Hotel.

During the transfer time to the hotel, the guide will hand over a Welcome Kit  and a brief on the planned activities and on some general aspects of the country.

Overnight in San José

Day 2     Arenal       (B)

Travel to the Arenal Volcano area, passing by La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

Evening at leisure to enjoy the pool and the hotel facilities.

Day 3     Arenal      (B)

Sky River Drift Tour: Three rainforest canopy cables, a controlled high fall and 3 miles of river tubing… The ultimate family adventure!

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the surroundings.

Day 4     Monteverde     (B)

Travel to Monteverde by boat (Through the lake) and bus. Afternoon at leisure and evening rainforest tour.

Day 5     Tamarindo       (B)

Morning tour in Sky Adventures: Insectarium, herpetarium, and cloud forest hanging bridges.

In the afternoon travel to Tamarindo beach.

Day 6     Tamarindo        (B)

Day at leisure in Tamarindo Beach to enjoy the pool and warm sea baths. Optional tours such as surfing lessons, snorkelling and guided walks are suggested.

Day  7     San José         (B)

At noon private travel  back to San José (driving time 5 hours) optional flight transfer (at an extra cost, 1hr flight time). Evening at leisure.

Day  8       San José           (B)

Departure transfer to San Jose International Airport

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 San José 

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our guides outside of the airport terminal and will escort you to the motor coach. The guide will hand over a Welcome Kit including different documentation on Costa Rica, a map, itinerary description and traveling tips. During the transfer time to the hotel, you will receive a brief on the planned activities and on some general aspects of the country.

Overnight in San José

Day 2     Arenal       (B)

After breakfast, you will depart to the Arenal Volcano area, located about 3 hours drive from San José. We will visit on the way La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a recreational center & cloud forest gardens where the children will enjoy some free time at the butterfly farm, at the humming bird garden and at the rescue center. Lunch included at the site. Following this meal continue to Arenal.

Evening at leisure to enjoy the pool and the hotel facilities.

Day 3     Arenal    (B)

Today you will enjoy a morning full of adventure at the Sky River drift tour. The tour is a journey into the rainforest of Arenal, which includes three canopy cables, a controlled 44.80mts / 147 ft high fall and a path along the river for more than 3 miles in personal tubing.

Important: children must be: 1.40 mts high / 4.7ft.

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the surroundings.

Day 4     Monteverde     (B)

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Monteverde by minibus and boat, crossing the Arenal Lake. Arrival and check in in Monteverde. Enjoy this evening a night walk in the forest. This nocturnal tour will take you on a visit to a private reserve in the heart of the cloud forest. You will be handed a flashlight and in the company of an expert guide, you will head down forest trails in the deepening shadows.

Day 5     Tamarindo          (B)

Enjoy today a morning visit to the Selvatura Park, set within the cloud forest and with an amazing exhibition of some of its inherited fauna. You will have a guided tour to the Herpetarium, with more than 30 species of snakes, frogs, lizards and geckos and the World’s third largest Insect Museum where you will have the opportunity to observe some of the world’s most amazing species of insects. Enjoy a walk along the hanging bridges and discover the forest form the tree tops! Departure at 2pm to the pacific coast, to the beautiful Tamarindo beach.

Day 6     Tamarindo          (B)

Day at leisure in Tamarindo Beach to enjoy the pool and warmth sea bathes. Optional tours such as surfing lessons, snorkeling and guided walks are suggested.

Day  7      San José              (B)

At noon private ground transfer back to San José (driving time 5 hours) optional flight transfer (at an extra cost, 1hr flight time). Evening at leisure.

Day  8       San José              (B)

Departure transfer to San Jose Intl Airport

*Private Transfers Alternative: A private driver will pick up the clients directly at the hotel and will take them to the next destination. The schedules can be flexible (unless they have to connect with other transfers or be in a certain place at a specific moment) and they do not have to wait for other clients, since this is a private service.

**Rental Car Alternative:  Renting a car is a convenient way to move around the country as it gives you the freedom to explore at will.  Our preferred car rental companies offer a complete list of services, including a modern fleet of vehicles and pick-up and drop-off services in San José as well as in the main tourist destinations. We would recommend a 4WD whenever possible and depending on the places you wish to visit, as they are more robust vehicles and a more reliable option for difficult roads. The rate provided does not include the Mandatory Insurance (USD 19.00 per day of rent). Clients will pick up the vehicle a SUV Intermediate on Day 05 and return it on Day 11.