Day 1. San Jose, Costa Rica
Meeting at the airport, individual transfer, accommodation at San Jose hotel. (without meal)
Day 2. Doka Coffee Plantation – Poas Volcano – La Paz Waterfalls
In the morning you will have shared “Combo-Tour”. During this tour you will see different local landmarks. We will start with visiting the Doka Estate Coffee, where you will have delicious breakfast, and then you will learn the growing, gathering and coffee processing techniques. From the top of the Poas Volcano you will get a perfect view of its main crater and fumaroles. Then your trip will continue through the cloud forest paths to the amazing La Paz Waterfalls. Here you will also visit the famous humming-bird and butterfly farm. Lunch included in the tour. (Breakfast/Lunch). Return to your hotel at San Jose.
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Day 3. San Jose – Arenal Volcano
Early in the morning regular transfer to the Arenal Volcano Zone, an active Volcano with the right conic shape, which surprises tourists every day with its constant activity. Accommodation at Arenal Volcano zone hotel. (Breakfast).
Day 4. Tabacon Thermal Spa
In the morning you will have the opportunity to take optional tours, after midday you will visit Tabacon Thermal Spa, which are unique in Costa Rica and the whole world. Thermal spa are considered to be the representation of the Earth’s inner energy. Geologically, Tabacon hot springs resort consists by 97% of rainwater and 3% of magma. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma, located in the core of the Earth. After heating the waters rise to the surface and carry the minerals derived from the Earth’s rocky formations. There are five springs with temperatures between 25 and 50 degrees. Dinner at Tabacon. Transfer and accommodation in the Arenal Volcano zone. (Breakfast/Dinner)
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Day 5. Monteverde Cloud Forest
Early in the morning you will head out to the famous Monteverde village, which is placed in the zone of the “cloudy forest”. Your path will start at the Arenal Volcano and will end at the Arenal lake, then you will have a boat trip over the lake to the Chiquito river, and again on the car you will reach your hotel. Today the best forest tour of Monteverde will be waiting for you: “Hanging bridges of Selvatura” tour, which serve as an example of engineering and constriction art, with the complete following to the safety regulations. Tour includes 8 bridges with the different length: from 62 to 146 m. Length of the whole tour – 3 km. If you will get lucky, you might see a sacred Maya bird. A famous Quetzal, which is close to extinction. Transfer, accommodation at the hotel. (Breakfast).
Day 6. Monteverde – Quepos
After breakfast you will have regular transfer to the Manuel Antonio zone. Accommodation in the hotel close to the National Park. (Breakfest).
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Day 7. Manuel Antonio National Park
After breakfast you will visit National Park Manuel Antonio (shared tour), which is placed in the tropical rainforest zone. This park holds ancient trees of the tropical forest, mangroves, and also coral reefs at the coastal beach zone. Almost all of the Costa Rican jungle animal species are living here: 109 species of mammals (badger, three-toed and Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth, capuchin and howler monkeys, jaguars) and 184 species of birds. Birds that can be found there : toucan, pelican, green kingfisher, sparrow-hawk. Also there is a huge number of insects snakes and lizards. (Breakfast)
Day 8. Quepos – Sierpe
Checkout after breakfast, shared transfer to the Palmar Sur, placed on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, from where you will swim on the boat on the river Sierpe, the river with the largest mangrove forests in Central America. During this walk you will see crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and a large variety of birds. Sailing through the Sierpe River delta, you will meet two of the most spectacular regions of the country, Drake Bay and the Marenco Biological Reserve. Arrival to the hotel of your choice at the Osa Peninsula. Accommodation. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
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Day 9. Corcovado National Park
Today you will have walking tour (shared tour) in the Corcovado National Park, which is considered as the most “biologically intensive place” in the world. There are no other place with the same area, where the bio-diversity would have been bigger. Flora in this place has thousands species of plants, lots of which are living only in the special places, and have already extinct from the other regions, for example: butternut (caryocar costaricense), Bread-nut Tree (brosimum alicastrum). Fauna of the Corcovado is also having rich bio-diversity. Huge populations of macaws, red parrots, peccaries, jaguars and crocodiles are living here. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
Day 10. Isla Del Caño
This day you will have a sightseeing tour (shared) by boat to the Isla Del Caño, the important biological archeological place of Costa Rica. If you will get lucky you might see dolphins, humpback whales and killer whales. The island is circled by coral riffs. Volcanic rocks which are placed underwater, serve as the homes to the corrals, which attract numerous mollusks and infinite amounts of fish. This place is considered as the best place for diving in Costa Rica. Upon the arrival you will be offered snorkeling equipment for swimming in the crystal clear waters of this island. Lunch-picnic, and road back to hotel. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
Day 11. San Jose – Airport
This morning you will return to the closest local airport in Palmar Sur by boat. Flight to San Jose according to the time of your international flight. (Breakfast).