Day 1. San Jose, Costa Rica
Meeting at the airport with a Bilingual speaking guide, private transfer to the hotel in San Jose (4*: Barceló San José Palacio or Presidente, 5*: Costa Rica Marriott or Doubltree Cariari by Hilton San José). (without meal).
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Day 2. Poas Volcano– Doka Coffee Plantation
After breakfast departure from San Jose to National Park Poas Volcano (private tour with a Bilingual speaking guide), which is considered one of the largest geyser in the world, crater with a diameter of 1.5 km; crater activity appears in the periodic emissions of steam and gas, nevertheless visiting the crater is absolutely safe for the tourists; it’s surrounded by the tropical forest full of old trees, various types of orchids and bromeliads. Further you will visit a coffee plantation Doka, where the best Costa Rican coffee is produced. You will have a chance to learn about the process of growing, harvesting, processing and roasting of coffee as well as to buy a couple of packs at the lowest prices of the factory. Then you will visit a butterfly farm and continue with a traditional Costa Rican lunch and tour to the Arenal Volcano. Accommodation in Arenal (4*: Hotel Los Lagos, 5*: Arenal Kioro or Tabacon Resort) (breakfast/lunch).
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Day 3. Arenal Volcano
After breakfast – free time to relax. In the afternoon you will have 2 ½-hours walk through the national reserve Arenal (collective tour). You will pass along the slopes of a volcano in the south-western sector by the path called Los Tucanes, passing through the lava flows that destroyed this area in 1968. In the evening you will visit the thermal springs Tabacon (the best thermal SPA in the country), where you can take a hot bath and relax in natural waters, watching (under favorable conditions) Volcano Arenal eruption. Dinner in Tabacon and accommodation in the hotel of your choice. (breakfast/dinner).
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Day 4. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Early in the morning you will go to the famous village of Monteverde that is located in the area of “cloud forest” (regular transfer). Your path lies from the Arenal Volcano to the Lake Arenal, and then walk through the picturesque lake by boat to the river Chiquito. After this – drive to your hotel El Establo. You will have a tour to Monteverde forest: Hanging Bridges and Canopy Tour (collective tour). You have a chance to see Mayan sacred bird, the famous Quetzal that is critically endangered. Accommodation in the best hotel in Monteverde, El Establo (breakfast/dinner).
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Day 5. Return to San Jose or transfer to the beach
After breakfast you will return to San Jose or to your hotel on the beach (transfer’s price is not included) (breakfast).