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Experiencing Costa Rica

Day by Day Itinerary

December 8th-15th, 2020

 

 

Dec. 8th, 2020             Welcome to Costa Rica!

At the pre-arranged time, personnel from Costa Rica Dream Travel will be at the International Airport in San José to welcome you, provide you with your trip documentation, and transfer you to the hotel in San José.  After check-in, you will have leisure time to enjoy the hotel or explore the area on you own.

Day includes:             Private transportation from the airport to the hotel in San José, lodging, and hotel taxes

Overnight:                 Park Inn by Radisson-San José at standard room or similar hotel category

                                   www.parkinn.com

 

Dec. 9th, 2020            Treasures of the rainforest

After breakfast and check-out of the hotel, your transportation will pick you up and take you to the magnificent La Paz Waterfall Gardens! The day stars with a drive to the sunny and warm province of Alajuela. On the way up, we will pass by lovely scenarios that include beautiful coffee plantations, strawberry fields, and ornamental plant greenhouses until we reach La Paz Waterfall Gardens which is located just 15 minutes from the Poás Volcano. La Paz Waterfall Park features Costa Rica’s most magnificent waterfalls, the country’s largest butterfly farm, a charming hummingbird gallery, a serpentarium, frog farm, and enchanting gardens. The Waterfall Gardens consist of over 70 acres of natural preserve that you can explore with 5 magnificent waterfalls have become a must-see for tourist of all ages. During the visit, you will walk along the Trail of the Falls that enables visitors to view, photograph, and feel the power of five awesome waterfalls. After the tour lunch will be served, then you will meet your driver to continue to the beautiful Arenal Volcano region. Once at the hotel in La Fortuna, you will have leisure time to enjoy the area. (B, L)

Day includes:             Breakfast, tour at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens (regular basis tour-includes entrance fees, English-speaking tour guide during the tour, and lunch), private ground transportation from La Paz Waterfall Gardens to the hotel in Arenal, lodging, and hotel taxes

Overnight:                 Hotel Magic Mountain at standard room or similar hotel category

                                   www.hotelmagicmountain.com

 

Dec. 10th, 2020          The adventure of the Canopy tour

In the morning, you will get to enjoy the adventure of the Athica Canopy Tour. This tour will begin with a warm welcome and a brief safety speech, after which your equipment will be put on and carefully checked by our bilingual guides, all of which are certified. This certification provides you extra assurance that you will be completely safe at all times, since the guides are fully trained in first aid, vertical rescue, and have ample knowledge of the flora and fauna of this beautiful country. Enjoy this thrilling aerial adventure of approximately 3 km, starting from a tower 13 meters high and glide your way down 8 cables made with the best galvanized stainless steel, ranging from 80 meters to 750 meters in length, with an average height of 38 meters. Speeds will top 60km per hour! Each of our 14 platforms, 5 of which are constructed in extraordinary trees, were strategically designed at varying heights to allow you to observe the rainforest from different angles and photograph the awe-inspiring scenery. After this tour, you will go back to the hotel to relax and enjoy the hotel amenities.  (B)

Day includes:             Breakfast, Canopy tour (regular basis tour-incudes transportation, English-speaking tour guide, and equipment rental), lodging, and hotel taxes

Overnight:                 Hotel Magic Mountain at standard room or similar hotel category

 

Dec. 11th, 2020          Arenal Hanging Bridges and visit to Paradise Hot Springs

This day you will have the morning at leisure to relax, explore the town of la Fortuna, and/or enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Around 1:00 p.m. an English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel, to take you to enjoy the amazing Arenal Hanging Bridges located within a 250-hectare ( 618 acre ) reserve of primary forest.  Visitors who love nature can enjoy 15 bridges (9 fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges) that range in length from 5 to 100 meters long, featuring user-friendly design along 3 km of rainforest trails paved with blocks to prevent slipping. The bridges are built of aluminum, galvanized steel, and concrete, to ensure maximum security for their visitors. They were designed by structural engineers with the most demanding safety margins in the world. Guided by a naturalist, this area’s natural history will open the doors to a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing views of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest make a perfect combination for an unforgettable! After this great visit, it is time for relaxation at the hot springs in the area where you will revel in the cleansing and rejuvenating effects of the thermal waters. Paradise Hot Springs combines the four elements of nature; the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest, and the fertile earth of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region, to provide visitors with a first-rate experience. And for a perfect ending, before going back to the hotel, a wonderful dinner. (B, D)

Day includes:             Breakfast, guided hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges and visit to Paradise Hot Springs Resort (regular basis tours-includes transportation, English-speaking tour guide, entrance fees, and dinner at the Paradise Hot Springs Resort), lodging, and hotel taxes

Overnight:                 Hotel Magic Mountain at standard room or similar hotel category

 

Dec. 12th, 2020          Welcome to Paradise!

After breakfast and check-out of the hotel in La Fortuna, your private transportation will be ready to take you to Tamarindo located on the North Pacific Coast. Once at the hotel and after check-in, you will have time at leisure to enjoy the hotel amenities. (B)

Day includes:             Breakfast, private transportation from the hotel in Arenal to the hotel in Tamarindo, lodging, and hotel taxes

Overnight:                 Wyndham Tamarindo at standard room or similar hotel category

                                   www.wyndhamtamarindo.com

 

Dec. 13th, 2020          A fantastic snorkeling and sunset sailing cruise

Today you will have the morning to relax and enjoy the amenities of the hotel. At midday, your English-speaking tour guide will take you to the dock where you will board the catamaran that will take you to sail along the North pacific coast of Costa Rica. During the silent glide along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast, you will enjoy the views of Guanacaste’s exotic bays, sand beaches, and tropical jungles. You will also gaze off the bow as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, or even a breaching whale. During a stop in a tranquil bay, the anchor will be dropped so you can frolic or snorkel in the blue Pacific. You may also run down the deserted sand beach on the nearby shore while the ever-helpful crew prepares a delightful snack of fruit, chips, dips, and ceviche. The catamaran will again set sail so you can hear the waves slide along the catamaran as the sunset illuminates the clouds left in the sky. After the tour, the guide will take you back to the hotel to relax.  (B, light dinner)

Day includes:             Breakfast, Sunset Sailing & Snorkeling Cruise (regular basis-includes transportation, English-speaking crew, snorkeling equipment, and drinks/snacks/light dinner), lodging and hotel taxes

Overnight:                 Wyndham Tamarindo at standard room or similar hotel category

 

Dec. 14th, 2020          Back to San José

This day you will have the morning at leisure, around noon you will check-out of the hotel, and your private transportation will be ready to take you to back to San José for an overnight stay before your departure. Once at the hotel in San José, you will have leisure time to relax or to explore the capital of Costa Rica. (B)

Overnight:                 Park Inn by Radisson-San José at standard room or similar hotel category

                                   www.parkinn.com

 

Dec. 15th, 2020         Adiós Costa Rica!

According to the schedule of your departure flight, your private transportation will be ready to transfer the group to the international airport. (B)

Day includes:             Breakfast and private transportation to the airport

 

Pick-up time is scheduled according to the international flight schedule.
International Airport Authorities and airlines recommend all passengers arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before scheduled flight departure.
Note: Airport exit taxes may not have been included with your international airfare ($29 per person)

 

Program includes:

*        Private ground transportation from the International Airport in San José to the hotel

*        2 nights lodging in San José at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel or similar (first and last night)

*        3 nights lodging in Arenal at the Hotel Magic Mountain or similar

*        2 nights lodging in Tamarindo at Wyndham Tamarindo or similar

*        English-speaking tour guide during the described tours

*        Private ground transportation from La Paz Waterfall Gardens to Arenal Volcano region

*        Private ground transportation from Arenal to Tamarindo

*        Private ground transportation from Tamarindo to San José

*        Private ground transportation from the hotel in San José to the International Airport

*        Visit to La Paz Waterfall Gardens (regular basis-shared with other tourists-lunch included)

*        Visit to the Arenal Hanging bridges (regular basis-shared with other tourists)

*        The Adventure of the Canopy tour (regular basis-shared with other tourists)

*        Visit to Paradise Hot Springs Resort (regular basis-shared with other tourists-dinner included)

*        Sunset Sailing & Snorkeling Cruise (regular basis-shared with other tourists-light meal included)

*        8 breakfast

*        2 lunches

*        1 dinner

*        Lodging and sales taxes

 

 

Program DOES NOT include:

·        Additional activities not mentioned on the program

·        Meals not mentioned on the program

·        Sodas and alcoholic beverages during included meals

·        Airport taxes

·        Personal expenses

·        Gratuities for tour guides and drivers

·        International Flights

·        Travel Insurance

 

 

Notes:

*        Prices valid from December 8th to December 15th, 2020 (being December 15th the last day in Costa Rica)

*        Sodas and alcoholic beverages are not included with the described included meals

*        Regular basis tours are shared with other tourists, with English-speaking tour guide, and with shuttle basis transportation service

*        Shuttle bus transportation consists in door to door service shared with other tourists.

*        Schedule time for regular basis tours and shuttle transportation are subject to the availability of the service, location of the hotel, and route.

*        Special bedding requests are subject to the availability of the hotel at the time of check-in

*        In Costa Rica, triple or quadruple occupancy consists in a room with 2 beds (roll-away bed confirmation depends on the hotel availability at the time of reservation and may have an extra cost)

*        Any additional services not mentioned on the program as included will have an additional cost.

*        On site confirmed services are not exchangeable for other activity and if activity is not taken, then there is no refund.

*        Guarantee deposits may be required to confirm the program.  Deposit would be 30% of costs.

*        Costa Rica Dream Travel cannot be liable for the loss of any service contracted (partial or total loss) or the loss of international flights due negligence, arbitrary acts of the passengers not under our direct control, acts of God or any situation that may arise from that.

*        Reservations and confirmations will depend on hotel availability at the time of reservation/booking.

This is an independent package with free time for you at a costs of only $1317.00 per person double occupancy

Deposit only $400 per person. 

Flights are not included but I will book you the lowest airfare from your gateway


OTHER PACKAGES TO COSTA RICA ARE ALSO AVAILABLE WITH DIFFERENT DATES OF TRAVEL




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