8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure

8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.
8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure.

8 Day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure


8 Days / 7 Nights

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Costa Rica boasts incredible, pristine beaches and spectacular virgin rainforests, with an astonishing array of flora and fauna. On this tour, we will visit some of the most impressive National Parks that combine rainforests and beaches and are some of the world's most visited destinations. This tour will take us off the beaten track without compromising on comfort. Enjoy the rainforests, beaches, river valleys, and biodiverse wildlife as well as restaurants, bars, and amazing hotels in this amazing destination,  Costa Rica.

Special features of our 8 day Costa Rican Paradise Adventure: 

Type of Tourism:  Beaches, Culture, Nature, Adventure,

Places to Visit:  San Jose, Manuel Antonio National Park, Sierpe, Corcovado 

 Duration:  8 Days and 7 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!


The main entrance to Costa Rica is the capital city of San Jose in the Central Valley. Founded in 1738, this modern city with bustling commerce and excellent services for visitors offers various tourist, cultural and natural attractions. The museums are incredible and informative, visit the Costa Rican Art, Gold, Jade, National and Children’s Contemporary Art and Design Museums while you are in San Jose. The country's architectural highlight is the National Theatre, plus examples of historical architecture can be found in build...

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    Heading South through the stunning Central Pacific, the small agricultural town of Quepos will welcome us via a clifftop road that leads to The Manuel Antonio National Park. Along the way, we can see spectacular forests and beaches from the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the rainforest that leads down to the white sandy beaches of the park. These protect a number of habitats, including primary and secondary forest, mangroves, beach vegetation and marine resources. 

      Today 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. 

        Today we will head out on horseback to explore Costa Rica´s exotic flora and fauna. 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 authentic Costa Rica and we will learn all about the history and nature of this beautiful country. He will tell us all about his native culture and take us for a refreshing swim in the mountain springs' natural, crystalline waters. The impressive waterfalls of Tocori come alive amo...

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          Today we will leave the Manuel Antonio National Park, heading to the Corcovado via Sierpe.  We will visit a stunning place of wild mountain forests spilling down onto pristine beaches, to experience incredible biodiversity and get totally off the beaten track. Exotic rainforest lodges found amid striking surroundings, that offer incredible activities like hikes through Corcovado National Park, snorkelling off Caño Island, or yoga retreats can all be found here. This is the perfect escape to go if you want to relax, renew,...

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            Today, we will spend the day exploring the Corcovado national park. The San Pedrillo Ranger Station, closest to Drake Bay, has a trail that will lead us through impressive primary forest, where we will be able to appreciate all the local flora and fauna.  There is also a second shorter hike to a beautiful waterfall, where we will be able to swim in the refreshing, cool transparent water. We will then head back to the hotel in the evening.

              After breakfast we will leave this magnificent National Park and head to the airport of Palmar Sur for our flight to the capital once more. On arrival, we will head to the hotel for our final evening.

                Today is your final day. 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 to hotel  
                  • 1 night at Grano de Oro Hotel & Restaurant - Standard Room, breakfast included
                  • Transfer from San Jose to Manuel Antonio 
                  • 3 nights at Makanda by the Sea Hotel - Deluxe Suite Ocean Club Room, breakfast included 
                  • Manuel Antonio National Park tour 
                  • Horseback Tocori Mountain & Waterfall tour
                  • Transfer from Manuel Antonio to Sierpe
                  • Transfer from Sierpe to Drake  
                  • Casa Corcovado 3 days /2 nights, all meals included  
                  • Corcovado National Park tour, San Pedrillo Station 
                  • Flight from Drake to San Jose
                  • Transfer from Airport to hotel
                  • 1 night at Grano de Oro Hotel & Restaurant - Standard Room, breakfast included
                  • Transfer to airport  

                  WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

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

                  Trip Preparation & FAQS

                  You can check our safety protocols in the following link: https://www.horizontes.com/travel-bubbles

                  We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                  Hepatitis A Food & Water

                  Recommended for most travellers

                  Hepatitis B Blood & Body Fluids

                  Recommended for travellers to most regions.

                  Typhoid Food & Water

                  Recommended for travellers to most regions.

                  Yellow Fever Mosquito

                  Required if travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

                  Rabies Saliva of Infected Animals

                  A High-risk country. The Vaccine ris ecommended for long-term travellers and those who may come in contact with animals.


                  There are often outbreaks of malaria in Costa Rica. While there is no vaccine for malaria you can take certain medications.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when travelling to the destination. 

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                  As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                  We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                  Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                  VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                  Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                  Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                  We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                  We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                  We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                  The official currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colón (CRC). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                  Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                  As a committed tour operator we follow the next steps in order to promote sustainability with our collaborators,  suppliers and clients:

                  We undertake sustainability certification processes to improve our operation and promote our green credentials.

                  We promote sustainable practices among our suppliers and evaluate their performance.

                  We educate travelers in how to be a responsible traveler.

                  With our Horizontes Foundation we work with local communities to improve livelihoods and preserve ecosystems.

                  Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                  Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                  The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                  This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                  For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the 24/7 Operations Phone & WhatsApp number: (506) 8730-0396

                  We have put together a vast selection of highly qualified organizations that we consider to have influenced their specific fields and the sustainable development of Costa Rica.

                  Costa Rica is known for being a green sustainable country and you can do activities such as:  

                  Visit National Parks

                  Visit rural communities and share with locals

                  Try local gastronomy

                  Immerse in nature and wildlife


                  Plant a tree


                  For more information you can check our Hands on Learning in Costa Rica Program on the following  link: https://horizontes.s3.amazonaws.com/dev/ks/images/VNYhAKY31Ed7w0bY.pdf

                  All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: (506) 8730-0396. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

                  This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                  This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                  The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                  For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                  In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                  In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                  It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                  We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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