9 days/8 nights
Discover five wonderful Costa Rican attractions: Rincon de la Vieja National Park where you can taste nature, adventure and relax, The Tenorio Volcano area which offers various enchanting hiking trails and adventure opportunities, then the spectacular Arenal Volcano, Monteverde as one of the world’s premiere destinations for naturalists and finally the stunning Pacific Coast with its long golden sand beaches; you are bound to be enthralled with this unforgettable experience.
The program is valid from 2 people on any day of departure except Christmas, Easter and New Year Season
The price of the program for 1pax in $ USD:
Day 1. Liberia / Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Arrival at Daniel Oduber International Airport. You will be met at the airport in order to transfer to Rincón de la Vieja. Overnight at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.
Day 2. Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Experience all the best adventures in one day! There are four main activities during this day of adventure: canopy tour and rappelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon, a tubing adventure on the Rio Negro River with class II rapids, a horseback riding adventure, and relaxing with volcano-heated thermal waters, steam, and mud bath. This is an action- packed day! Your guide provides instruction for all the activities, ensures your safety, and makes sure you have a great time! The adventures are a blast, and the views of the river, canyons, and wildlife are unbeatable. Join us for an amazing day experiencing all the best that Costa Rica has to offer. You don’t want to miss it! Please take into consideration that for the tubing tour, the required minimum age is 8 years old and must be at least 1,40 cm to be able to take the tour. Overnight at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. (Meals: B)
Day 3. Rincón de la Vieja National Park / Tenorio
Transfer to Tenorio Volcano. Rio Celeste National Park Guided Hike - In search of the blue waterfall in Costa Rica! The Rio Celeste National Park is a beautiful 1.5 hour scenic drive from the Arenal Volcano through rural villages. The Río Celeste waterfall is near the Tenorio and Miravalles Volcanoes and is becoming an increasingly popular area to visit in Costa Rica for hiking. Once we arrive, we will begin a hike through the dense, lush, tropical rainforest that surrounds the Tenorio National Park. You and your nature guide can go at your own pace and you'll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way. When we arrive to Los Tenideros, where two rivers come together, you'll be amazed at the celestial turquoise blue water color that comes from the waterfall. Local legend as explained by members of the Maleku indigenous group of the area claim that God was painting the sky a celestial blue color and reached down to dip his brush to turn the river its magical blue color. But for a more scientific explanation, the celestial blue color is created when the inerals in the water: aluminum, silicon and oxygen are suspended in the water and refracts light from the sun so that the flow looks blue. Overnight at Tenorio Lodge. (Meals: B)
Day 4. Maleku Village / Arenal Volcano
The Maleku Indigenous Reserve is in the Northern Region of Costa Rica. The main objective of this tour is to learn about the indigenous lifestyle in the present and what they've done to rescue their traditions and customs. We will arrive at Tonjibe Palenque where we will be welcomed by the locals. After a short presentation we will begin a walk through the village to learn important details of the village, such as the way in which its dead are buried, the type of palenques that they built in antiquity, craftsmanship as a way of subsistence in the present, the use of cocoa in their agriculture, and the way they created their clothing. Later, we will continue with a walk along a small path of 600 meters in the forest to receive interesting information about medicinal plants and trees that their ancestors used and which they currently profit from. Continue to the northern lowlands of Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna town. Relax in the best hot springs of the área. Overnight at Hotel Arenal Paraíso Resort & Spa. (Meals: B)
Day 5. Arenal Volcano
AM: The Arenal Hanging Bridges at Mistico Park is a beautiful, environmentally-friendly nature project located near the Arenal Volcano for walking tours. This is considered one of the best nature walks in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. There are trails and bridges that bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, flowers, and the lush vegetation of this primary rainforest. This is the perfect tour for nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica! The trails are designed for all ability levels and cover a total of about 2 miles. Once you are on walking along, you will be able to admire the great diversity of flora and fauna typically found in the tropical rain forest and also have the opportunity to see many different birds and plant species for approx 2.5 hrs. Walk right into the forest along several stretches of hanging bridges overlooking the tree canopy along easy, safe and beautiful trails with views of the Arenal Volcano. Appreciate the wildlife as you cross the 15 different bridges, 6 of them are the ones hanging.
PM: The Arenal Volcano 1968 Park and other reserves along the border of the National Park are one of the most visited places in all of Central America. The trails in Arenal Volcano1968 Park and other nearby Arenal Reserves are generally not very strenuous -- perfect for a leisurely and informative hike with one of our professional nature guides. This part of the Arenal Volcano had sections that were devastated by the lava flow of 1968, so some areas have very little vegetation. This guided walk of the1968 Trail provides perfect photo opportunities and magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato. We have chosen the appropriate trail for better wildlife viewing. There are parts of each trail that has forested areas where your nature guide will try to spot birds, monkeys and other animals in their natural habitat.
Day 6. Arenal Volcano / Monteverde
Transfer to Monteverde in a different way. Travel between Arenal and Monteverde with Taxi-Boat-Taxi. This van-boat-van service is the fastest and a very scenic way to travel between the Arenal Vocano and the cloud forests of Monteverde. Plus, you get to have a fun and scenic boat ride on Lake Arenal and see gorgeous views of Arenal Volcano! We will travel across the peaceful and picturesque Lake Arenal until we reach the other side to the small town of Rio Chiquito. Monteverde is one of the most-unique villages in all of Costa Rica. It has a small-town, rural, country feel with a lot of cowboys walking around downtown Santa Elena, the main eco-touristic hot spot. Located in the heart of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Selvatura Zip Lines and Hanging Bridges consist one of the few tours in Costa Rica that literarily take you deep within the primary Monteverde Cloud Forest, providing a precious and unique experience we guarantee you'll always remember. Overnight at Hotel Montaña Monteverde. (Meals: B)
Day 7. Monteverde/North Pacific
After breakfast, we will depart to North Pacific Overnight at Hotel Pasatiempo. (Meals: B)
Day 8. North Pacific
Free Day. Overnight at Hotel Pasatiempo. (Meals: B)
Day 9. Liberia
Transfer to Daniel Oduber International Airport. (Meals: B) International Airport. (Meals: B)
The program includes:
-Guided Tours according to the program (English Speaking Guide)
-Meals according to the program: B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner
-Accommodation and local taxes
The program does not include:
-Arrival and Departure Taxes
-Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.)