8 Day Pacific Nature

8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature
8 day pacific nature

8 Day Pacific Nature


8 Days / 7 Nights

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Costa Rica boasts incredible, pristine beaches and lush virgin rainforests with a spectacular 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 the world's most visited destinations. This tour will take us off the beaten track without compromising on comfort, visiting the most spectacular National Parks so that we can see the country's biodiversity in all its glory.

Special features of our 8 day Pacific Nature Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Jungle, Adventure

Places to Visit:  San Jose, Dominical, Manuel Antonio National Park, Marino Ballena National Park, Savegre, Carara National Park 

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!  


Welcome to Costa Rica! Our driver will be waiting at the airport in San Jose to take you to your hotel in the centre of the city.

    After breakfast, we will head south along Costa Rica's beautiful Pacific coast, Dominical appears amidst deep vegetation, deserted beaches, a cool blue ocean, and fantastic waves. The rainforest, whales, waterfalls, and natural prowess of the area are characteristic of this beach town in Costa Ballena, The big waves are ideal for surfing, nature and adventure tours can be taken from Dominical to the neighbouring rainforests and spectacular coastal areas such as the Ballena Marine National Park and the Nauyaca waterfalls. Near Dominic...

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      The Ballena National Marine Park is one of the most unique reserves in Costa Rica. Located just offshore from South Puntarenas, the Ballena National Marine Park protects more than 13,000 acres of ocean and 15km of coastline. Comprised of mangrove forests, coral reefs and untouched beaches, the national park is perfect for viewing remote wildlife while escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

        Today we will head out in a 4×4, through 8 km of trails, to enjoy the stunning beauty of the landscape, as well as observe the wonders of this tropical rain forest. We will arrive at the ranch, where you can enjoy a delicious snack, as well as see the White Face monkeys, Peacocks, Guatusas and other animals, native to the area. We will then continue to the Nauyaca Waterfalls, where you can swim and enjoy the 2 waterfalls and the spectacular landscape. The return journey includes a typical Costa Rican lunch and coffee from the a...

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          Today we will head out for a unique rafting experience. Our guides are locally born and internationally trained, offering a personalized experience of a lifetime. Perfect for watching the shorebirds along the riverside, the Savegre River plummets down through some of the most remote parts of Costa Rica. It travels through a series of National Parks and protected areas before it joins forces with the Rio Division. These 2 rivers form the Lower Savegre River and the 13-kilometre stretch is composed of class II & III rapids. There a...

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            Manuel Antonio National Park was founded in 1972 when the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve the area for future generations. This is one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although this is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequalled. Manuel Antonio contains a wonderful combination of rainforest, beaches, and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, perfect for snorkelling. The lush rainforest is home ...

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              Today we will visit the Carara National Park, covering 5,242-hectares. The amazing diversity of flora and fauna makes it a must-visit on any Costa Rica trip. Named after the Huetar word for crocodile, this national park is home to several ecosystems such as marshlands, lagoons, and gallery forests. With a fantastic array of wildlife on display, we can appreciate monkeys, crocodiles, armadillos, peccaries, waterfowls, opossums, sloths, boas, agouti, kinkajou, tayra, margay cats, jaguars, whitetail deer and ocelots. The birdlife, repti...

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                Today is the final day of the tour. We will collect you from the hotel and take you to the airport for your flight back home or onto 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  
                  • 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
                  • Travel Insurance

                  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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