Costa Rica Adventure With Guanacaste Extension

Tour Type: Regional
Brochure Type: Americas Costsaver 2023

Bubbling mud pools, rainforests teeming with wildlife, golden beaches and an active volcano are all yours for the taking on this adventure. Starting in the cultural capital city of San Jose, visit turtle nesting grounds and sky walk through the rainforest canopy before spending your final days on the glistening shores of the Guanacaste province.

Choice Highlights
Essentials
  • Enjoy an orientation tour in the capital city of Costa Rica and explore Sarchi, the arts and crafts capital, famed for its intricately painted oxcarts
  • Hike with your Local Specialist who offers insights into the region's unique bird and wildlife ecosystems
  • Enjoy trails and suspension bridges, hike along lava trails through Mirador 1968, a private reserve, located adjacent to Volcano Arenal National Park and take a scenic float trip safari with your Local Specialist
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals included
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • City orientation tours
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Call (864) 225-5588 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16973642

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1San JoseArrive San Jose (1 Night): Let the Pura Vida way of life take over as you arrive in Costa Rica's cultural capital, San Jose. Arriving today, settle into your hotel and then head out to explore. Trendy Barrio Amon offers a wonderful glimpse into the history of the city with vast colonial mansions converted into art galleries, whilst Barrio Escalante is the gastronomic epicentre and the best place to grab dinner.
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
Day 2MonteverdeSan Jose - Monteverde (2 Nights): Finishing up your final morning in San Jose with a quick sightseeing tour of the city's most iconic sights, you'll then travel north towards the creative little town of Sarchi. Widely regarded as the cradle of Costa Rican artisanship, this is the place to buy intricate arts, crafts and souvenirs. The finest display of Sarchi's creative offering comes courtesy of the highly decorative oxcarts that are displayed here. Elegantly carved and hand painted in bright colours, the oxcart is a national symbol of Costa Rica and a beautiful reminder of its humble beginnings. Take your time browsing the shops and stalls here, before continuing your journey through the Tilaran Mountain range. Climbing higher and higher, we'll be listening out for the collective sighs of appreciation as you enter the mysterious and misty Cloud Forest.
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Day 3MonteverdeMonteverde sightseeing and free time: Meeting up with a Local Specialist this morning, you'll seemingly step into another world as you enter the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Home to a variety of different eco-systems, you'll learn about the thousands of different plant and animals species that thrive in this area, many of which only exist right here. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears poised for the sounds of hummingbirds, howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and if you're really lucky, the Quetzal bird. Costa Rica has a big reputation as a nature lover's paradise, and this place won't let you down. Leaving the forest on a real nature high you'll have time to relax this afternoon, or join our 'El Trapiche' Optional Experience tour where you'll get to visit sugarcane, banana, orange and coffee plantations.
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Day 4ArenalMonteverde - Arenal (3 Nights): Enjoy the ride this morning as you travel past cattle ranches and coffee plantations on your way to Arenal Volcano National Park. One of the shining jewels in Costa Rica's already bedazzling crown, the national park is best known for its bubbling hot springs and geothermal activity, wide variety of wildlife and of course the sleeping giant, Arenal Volcano. As exciting as this all is, your attention upon arrival will likely be taken up by your gorgeous and secluded resort, nestled on the banks of the San Carlos River. Boasting outdoor pools, a butterfly garden, botanical gardens growing all manner of fruit trees and tame iguanas roaming the grounds, you'll likely feel like you've entered a little corner of heaven. Settle in and enjoy relaxing in paradise this afternoon, before joining your fellow travellers for an included dinner at the resort restaurant this evening.
Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center
Day 5ArenalArenal full day sightseeing: A guided hike through Arenal 1968 is first up on today's action packed agenda. Denoting its name from the year Arenal Volcano created its most catastrophic eruption, this private reserve gives you the chance to walk through lava fields, observe leftover lava rocks and boulders and walk through forest land for wonderful views of both the volcano and Arenal Lake, the largest lake in Costa Rica. After a browse around La Fortuna town and a spot of lunch, this afternoon you'll then head to the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Meeting up with a Local Specialist, you'll 'sky walk' your way through the jungle canopy, testing your head for heights on the 6 suspension bridges while spotting a whole manner of birdlife. This evening and to round off an incredible day, let your worries and stresses drift away as you relax in the mineral rich pools of a hot springs resort.
Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center
Day 6ArenalArenal sightseeing and free time: Another day, and another chance to explore this natural wonderland. Your morning will begin with a safari float down the Penas Blancas River, where you'll join a Local Specialist and get to experience the peaceful tranquility of the rainforest whilst looking for monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans and tropical birds. On the way you'll visit a local family who live and work on the river, gaining an appreciation for how connected the people of Costa Rica are to the natural environment. Back at your resort and with the afternoon free, enjoy going for a dip in the pool or play tennis. You can also join a horseback riding excursion through the rainforest.
Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center
Day 7GuanacasteArenal - Guanacaste (2 Nights): From tropical rainforests to golden beaches, it will be a complete change of scenery today as you travel towards the 'golden coast' in the northwest of Costa Rica, arriving into the province of Guanacaste. A region loved for its glorious beaches, biodiverse parklands and fun surf, there's no better place to spend a couple of days than on the sun drenched shores of Playa Tamarindo.
Wyndham Tamarindo
Day 8GuanacasteGuanacaste free time: With an entirely free day, how you explore is completely up to you. Keep it low key with a book and a cold beer at your resort, or choose to join one of our optional experiences. Choose to explore Palo Verde National Park with an optional boat tour inside the park. Get a close view of the amazing habitat, where hundreds of species of birds, animals and trees coexist. If you would rather be by the coast, join our Sunset Cruise optional and discover exquisite beaches of white sand and blue-green waters. This tour is ideal for swimming in the calm waters, or for snorkeling amongst the coral. Our last optional, the Mega Combo, is for those who are looking for something more active. Enjoy Zip Lines, hiking and a ride along Costa Rica's longest water slide. Natural hot springs and volcanic mud bath in the middle of a beautiful forest will take you a new level of peace and relaxation to complete the picture. However you choose to explore today, make sure you spend this evening surrounded by new friends, toasting to a final Costa Rican sunset.
Wyndham Tamarindo
Day 9GuanacasteDepart Guanacaste: Perhaps you will catch the sunrise and enjoy a final dip in the sea before your trip comes to an end after breakfast. Travelling to the airport where you will arrive at approximately 11:00 AM and then on to your respective corner of the world, we wish you a safe journey and look forward to seeing you again some time soon!
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
01/21/2023$1,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
02/18/2023$1,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
03/25/2023$1,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/22/2023$1,415.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/06/2023$1,405.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/17/2023$1,405.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/08/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land Price - On RequestQuote
08/05/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land Price - On RequestQuote
08/12/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/09/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/14/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/04/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/09/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
12/16/2023$1,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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