11 Day Classic Costa Rica

11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica
11 Day  Classic Costa Rica

11 Day Classic Costa Rica

Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

Package Type

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Traditional

Activity Level

Activity Level

Moderate

Wildlife expectation

Physical Difficulty

Wildlife expectation

Cultural rating

Wildlife expectation

Wildlife expectation

Specialist

Travel specialist

Claire
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Best Private Tours in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is blessed with a magnificent array of flora and fauna, making it one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. The pristine, well-kept Arenal Volcano national parks are home to many incredible and exotic wildlife and plant species. See the best of what Mother Nature has to offer in this compact yet diverse country with our 11 day Classic Costa Rica Tour.

Special features of our 11 day Classic Costa Rica Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Biodiversity, Beaches, Water sports, Adventure

Places to Visit:  San Jose, Heredia,  Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio. 

Duration:  11 Days and 10 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation:  3 star hotels and lodges at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE

Today is your arrival day to the San José airport. We will collect you and take you to the hotel to settle in. You will have a free afternoon and evening to explore the modern Costa Rican Capital with its bustling commerce and modern services for visitors. San Jose offers a variety of touristic, cultural and natural attractions, like the museums of Costa Rican Art, Gold, Jade, National and Children’s Contemporary Art and Design. The National Theatre, and historical archit...

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    This exciting route it’s an adventure in itself. We will pass through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which is a protected area boasting beautiful landscapes and fascinating changes in the vegetation. As we get to the lowlands, we will pass through Guapiles, as well as extensive banana plantations until we reach the dock. This is where we board the boat to The Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero’s waterways are abundant and teeming with a variety of animal and plant s...

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      The name Tortuguero refers to the Spanish word for turtle as this is the most important nesting site in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle.  Other species of sea turtles like the leatherback and hawksbill also nest on the vast beaches of the park and refuge where most exploring is done by small boat, although some hiking trails are available.

      After breakfast, we will head out by boat into the national park and our guide, with an amazingly traine...

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        Today we will take a scenic boat, then land transfer to the Arenal Volcano area. As we approach the small town of Arenal, the spectacular volcano is the perfect backdrop for where we will spend the evening at La Fortuna.  La Fortuna is best known as the base from which to explore the spectacular Arenal Volcano and National Park. Located north of the Tilaran Mountains, this conical volcano rises out of the San Carlos Plains. Naturally heated thermal springs originate from its dept...

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          Today we will head out to explore the Arenal, on two hikes through the Arenal Volcano National Park, as well as a boat tour on Lake Arenal. Our guide will explain the history of the Volcano and the park and the park's different flora and fauna. We will hike across the lava flow on the 1992 eruption. On a clear day, there are spectacular views of this impressive volcano. The 2nd hike is to “La Peninsula” trail that takes us to the shores of Lake Arenal. Passing through beau...

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            After breakfast, we will cross the Arenal Lake on a pleasant boat ride with unique and spectacular views of the Arenal volcano.  We will make our way up the to the world-famous highland cloud forest of Monteverde for a cool respite and escape from the Costa Rican heat. This is one of the country’s most famous places and a world-class example of conservation by a local community.  The forest offers amazing views of the Nicoya Gulf, where we can appreciate the forest's i...

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              Monteverde’s variable climate and high altitude have helped produce incredible biodiversity.  It is home to over 100 species of mammals, more than 400 species of birds, thousands of insect species and around 2500 species of plants – containing the largest number of orchids in the world. Monteverde is recognised as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges on the planet. Today we will head off on a combination of trails and suspension bridges above the Monteverde cl...

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                After breakfast, we will head out on a relaxing, scenic drive to the Pacific coast, to enjoy the scenery of the pristine beaches and monkey sightings at Manuel Antonio National Park. This lush national park, houses an amazing coastal rainforest and white sandy beaches, which are home to a variety of animal species. Passing through the small agricultural town of Quepos a cliff top road leads to Manuel Antonio offering glimpses of spectacular forest and beach. This renowned touristic to...

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                  Today we will head out on horseback to explore Costa Rica´s exotic plants and wildlife. We will ride through the rainforest to the Tocori Private Ecological Reserve, just minutes away from Manuel Antonio Park. Don Gilberto and his family will show us the show us the real Costa Rica and we will learn all about the history and nature of this beautiful country. He will tell us about the native culture and take us for a refreshing swim in the mountain springs' natural, crystalline w...

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                    After breakfast, we will explore this incredible National Park. Our expert guide will explain all about the park's biodiversity, preserved for over 40 years. This impressive park offers beautiful beaches and magnificent flora and fauna, which combine uniquely in this magical place. In the evening we will head back to the Costa Rican capital of San Jose.

                      Today is the final day of this Classic Costa Rica adventure. We will pick you up at your hotel, to take you to the San Jose airport for your flight back home or on to your next exciting destination! 


                        WHAT'S INCLUDED

                        • Transfer from San Jose International airport to San Jose 
                        • 1 night at Bougainvillea Hotel - Junior Suite Room (Mountain View), breakfast included. 
                        • Transfer from San Jose to Tortuguero.  
                        • Pachira 3 days / 2 nights , 3 meals plan  
                        • Tortuguero National Park tour  
                        • Transfer from Guapiles to Arenal 
                        • 2 nights at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa - Suite Room, buffet breakfast included 
                        • Lake Crossing  from Arenal to  Monteverde 
                        • 2 nights at Fonda Vela Hotel - Standard Room,  buffet breakfast included 
                        • Monteverde Cloud Forest Night tour 
                        • Sky Tram, Trek & Walk tour, lunch included 
                        • Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio 
                        • 3 nights at Sí Como No Resort & Spa - Superior Room, full  buffet breakfast included 
                        • Horseback Tocori Mountain & Waterfall tour, lunch included 
                        • Manuel Antonio National Park tour 
                        • Transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose airport  

                        WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                        • Extra expenses not indicated in the itinerary.
                        • Internal Flights
                        • Airport Tax
                        • Tips and gratuities
                        • Medical Insurance

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