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DAY LOCATION HOTEL ROOM MEALS TRANSFERS ACTIVITIES
1 San José Don Carlos Standard

 

Private transfer San José International Airport – Hotel

 

2 Siquirres Ríos Tropicales Lodge Deluxe All meals AM Transfer San Jose-Siquirres Rafting Pacuare River Class III-IV
3 Arenal Arenal Paraíso Standard Breakfast & Lunch PM Transfer to Arenal Rafting Pacuare River Class III-IV
4 Arenal Arenal Paraíso Standard Breakfast & Lunch
5 Tamarindo Pasatiempo Standard Breakfast AM Shuttle transfer to Tamarindo  
6 Tamarindo Pasatiempo Standard Breakfast   At leisure
7 San José Don Carlos Standard Breakfast PM Shuttle transfer to San José hotel At leisure
8           Private transfer to the airport

Included services:

  • Lodging, meals and tours as described above
  • Lodging and meals taxes.
  • Transport as described above in transfers in A/C minivan.
  • Welcome package including detailed itinerary for your trip, vouchers for the reserved services, welcome letter, Costa Rica Map, Information and tips for your visit.
  • Meet and Greet ant your arrival in order to explain you personally your trip itinerary and answer any questions or doubts you might have. (This visit will depend of your arrival schedule)
  • All your services will be confirmed three times before your arrival in order to guarantee you won’t have any problems during your trip.
  • 24/7 Support service

Not included:

  • International Airfare
  • Airport Taxes (US$29 per person)
  • Panama ($3 per person each way) and Costa Rica exit taxes ($7 per person)
  • Transportation, Meals, Optional Tours and entrance fees not specified above.
  • Alcoholic Beverages,
  • Personal Expenses
  • Extras in Hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service
  • Gratuities
  • For car rentals, insurance is not included unless described above
  • Luggage weight permitted in local flights is 25 pounds per person. Excess luggage will incur extra fees

Important Notes:

  • Price may vary depending of availability. if we cannot confirm the original hotels, rooms and/ or services, customers will be notified prior to any price change
  • Prices are subject to change without previous notice
  • All children rates vary according to age and will be priced by your travel agent.
  • Room and /or Car Rental Upgrades are available inquire with your travel advisor for pricing.
  • For packages traveling during Christmas and New Year’s there may be an extra cost for mandatory dinners and parties, please check with your travel advisor

Day 1, Welcome

Arrival at the San José International Airport.

Private transfer to San José hotel

We will meet you after your international flight at the SJO Airport at the arrivals area and drops you off at your hotel. When you leave the arrivals building after you clear immigration and pick up your luggage, look for a representative holding a sign with your name on it and follow his lead.

Pick up: am - San José International Airport.

Drop off: pm approx. – Don Carlos hotel

Lodging: Don Carlos hotel – San José. Meals Included: None.

Standard room

It’s the classic spacious room, elegantly furnished and decorated, with one or two beds, cable TV, telephone, private bathroom with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer, executive desk

Day 2, Siquirres

Transfer to Siquirres, rafting tour on the way

Pick up: am – Don Carlos hotel.

Drop off: pm approx. – Ríos Tropicales lodge

OVERNIGHT ON THE PACUARE RIVER & RAFTING – 2-DAY ADVENTURE

The Pacuare River Ecolodge 2-Day Trip gives you two incredible days of tropical white water rafting and a night at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Treat yourself to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting with a stay at our remote ecolodge, nestled in the rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River. The Rios Tropicales Lodge, complete with hydro-powered electricity, is a model of ecotourism and deluxe accommodations.

From our ecolodge’s remote, riverside location, you can enjoy ziplining through the canopy (additional cost), rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. Dine in the open air with wine and exceptional meals, more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle.

Rated one of the top rivers in the world, you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level. Add in two sections of the exciting Class III-IV white water rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.

  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • Meals for two days, except dinner on day two
  • Spacious changing rooms and showers
  • Lodging at Rios Tropicales Lodge
  • Transportation to and from all the major hotels in San Jose
  • ARRANGE IN ADVANCE! FOR FREE transportation available from Arenal and Puerto Viejo
  • On-site activities, such as guided nature hikes, your guide will adapt to your preferences, depending on climate and dificulty.
  • Access to canopy zipline course ($75pp)
  • Secure, dry transport of your luggage in dry bag
  • Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar).
  • Swimsuit / swim trunks.
  • T-shirt and shorts of a quick-drying material. Long sleeve t-shirts are very useful if you get cold easily on the water or want more sun protection.
  • Water-resistant sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher).
  • Sun hat or bandana.
  • Bug Repellent.
  • Croakies or straps to secure glasses.
  • Change of clothes, including shoes, for after your tour.
  • Towel for changing/showers after the trip.
  • Any prescription medications necessary during your tour.

Lodging: Ríos Tropicales lodge – Siquirres. Meals Included: Dinner.

Day 3, Arenal

Transfer to Arenal

Pick up: am – Ríos Tropicales Lodge

Drop off: pm approx. – Arenal Paraíso hotel

Lodging: Arenal Paraíso hotel – Arenal. Meals Included: None.

Standard room

These rooms have a combination of simplicity and a cozy atmosphere at a very accessible Price. The rooms are surrounded by nature and a lovely view of the Arenal Volcano.

We have 36 standard rooms with 2 double beds, private bath, hot water, air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker and mini refrigerator. 

Day 4, Arenal

Lodging: Arenal Paraíso hotel – Arenal. Meals Included: Breakfast.

AM Sky Trek + Sky Tram

Pick up: am – Arenal Paraíso hotel

Drop off: pm – Arenal Paraíso hotel

Sky Tram – Gondola Panoramic Views

The Sky Tram gondolas rise smoothly through the rain forest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. This tour is perfect for people who want to take a different approach on admiring nature, without much physical effort but still be on spot where natures exhibits all its magic. On tour you will be attended by a bilingual guide who will point out different characteristics of the flora and fauna and other interesting facts. The Sky Tram travel up the mountains to arrive in a wide observation platform on the highest point of the reserve, where you can enjoy the view and also have the possibility to walk a short trail.

Sky Trek – Ultimate Zip Lines

Sky Trek is a thrilling zip line circuit that’s located in both of our parks, Monteverde and La Fortuna. Your tour will start riding an open-air gondola from the ground to the heights where you’ll be dropped off at an observation area for fantastic views. From this area, you will start riding down on a zip line track stretching across canyons and in between treetops, the exhilarating adventure of zip lining down the mountainside begins; ultimately returning you to the starting point at the main building. This is the most thrilling zip line in the country.

Recommendations

  • Hiking shoes or tennis
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Jacket or raincoat
  • Sunscreen

Restrictions

High intensity activity not recommended for people with any kind of health problem.

  • Minimum height 120cm (3’11’’)
  • Maximum weight 136 kg (300 lb.)

PM ATV LA FORTUNA WATERFALL, & LA GUARIA FARM

Pick up: am – Arenal Paraíso hotel

Drop off: pm – Arenal Paraíso hotel

Come enjoy a "PRIVATE TOUR" to our 100% off road Bosque Finca (farm) where you will see beautiful views, experience our awesome lookout, travel hills and the river. The head over to the La Fortuna Waterfall to cool off. The time of day you choose for your tour will depend on what you will visit first, there is no wrong time or better time for this tour.

You will be taken to our forest farm of over 4,000 acres, description of this tour is in the La Guaria Bosque Finca (Forest Farm). On this tour it is possible you will see Sloths eating the Guayaba high up in the trees, hear and/or see Howler Monkeys, and Toucans. Get prepared to get wet and muddy if it is raining or has rained. But don't get discouraged by the rain as there are some awesome views and surprises to be found. If it isn't raining the views are equally magical. Our finca is like no area in all of Costa Rica, everyone, and i mean everyone says words can not explain the beauty of energy of our finca.

You will travel to the Cataratas La Fortuna (La Fortuna Waterfall) on the secondary roads until you reach the reception area. From here you will hike down the 485+ stairs to the base of the thundering waterfall where you can swim, take pictures, and relax. Once you are ready you will hike back up and continue on your journey.

You should allow approx 4.5 hours from arrival at our office until you return to our office as this tour includes a lunch/dinner after at one of our local restaurants. The total ATV tour time is 3 hours.

Day 5, Tamarindo

Adventure connection: Transfer & Adventure Guided hike in Río Celeste with lunch + transfer

Pick up: am – Arenal Paraíso hotel

Drop off: pm – Pasatiempo hotel

Maximize your vacation time by visiting the majestic Rio Celeste during your hotel transfer! The Rio Celeste National Park is a beautiful 1.5 hour scenic drive from the Arenal Volcano through the rustic Costa Rican back roads. When you reach Rio Celeste National Park, you will embark on your 3 hour long hike through the lush rainforest with one of our naturalist guides who will point out exotic wildlife and vegetation- birds, insects, and sometimes even monkeys and sloths!

When you arrive at Rio Celeste, you will be amazed by the beautiful sapphire blue color, which is the result of two rivers joining together, creating a mixture of sulfur and calcium carbonate. Later on in your hike, you’ll reach an impressive waterfall– the perfect place to relax, enjoy the surrounding beauty, and take lots of pictures!

To finish off your journey, enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch before we drop you off at your new vacation destination.

INCLUDES

Professional Guide

  • admission to park
  • lunch
  • snack

RECOMMENDED AGES

10-65 YEARS

DURATION

9 Hrs

Lodging: Pasatiempo hotel – Tamarindo. Meals Included: None.

Standard room

Our STANDARD ROOMS offer quiet comfort and unsurpassed value in Tamarindo. Located in little houses around the garden, our standards are fitted with the decorative and functional amenities usually found in more expensive rooms. The bedding and decor is of the highest quality, the AC's are new and quiet, and the hot water is endless from our high efficiency heaters.

  • Queen Size Orthopedic Mattress
  • 12000 Btu high efficiency A/C
  • Flatscreen television with cable
  • Private bathroom with hot water
  • Private terrace with chairs made from local hardwood
  • Wifi
  • Safe Box

Day 6, Tamarindo

Lodging: Pasatiempo hotel – Tamarindo. Meals Included: Breakfast.

AT LEISURE!

Day 7, San José

Breakfast at the hotel.

Shuttle transfer to San José hotel

Pick up: am – Pasatiempo hotel

Drop off: pm – Don Carlos hotel

Lodging: Don Carlos hotel – San José. Meals Included: None.

Standard room

It’s the classic spacious room, elegantly furnished and decorated, with one or two beds, cable TV, telephone, private bathroom with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer, executive desk.

Day 8, Departure

During the day you will have a private transfer to the San José International Airport to take your International flight back home.

Pick up: am – Don Carlos hotel

Drop off: pm – San José International airport

It is required to be at the Airport three hours before your flight, remember to have your departure taxes handy, $29 per person.

It has been a real pleasure for me to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Have a safe journey back home!

Don Carlos Hotel

Located in the oldest historical section of San José, the ‘Four Star’ Hotel Don Carlos is a small, but significant part of Costa Rica’s rich heritage. Once upon a time residence for two past Presidential families, the historical Hotel Don Carlos’ warmth and charm, graciously awaits you. Enjoy Costa Rica’s finest art works as you stroll through the gallery-like corridors and maze of quiet, garden & fountain settings, restaurant and mini pool. Wander into Annemarie’s Boutique and get lost within this unique world of local artistic creations in Costa Rica’s # 1 gift shop.

We take much pride in our helpful, friendly and courteous English speaking service, the distinct individual character found in each of our thirty-three, comfortably appointed rooms, our ‘user friendly’ on-line Don Carlos Tour Service and our 24 hour security guard service. Near the heart of San Jose, Hotel Don Carlos is a fun, quiet and secure place to stay while getting to know Costa Rica. As the most recommended small hotel in the country, come see why our growing numbers of ‘return’ guests and friends all comment, “Hotel Don Carlos is beyond a doubt, the best hotel in all of San José!”

Within walking distance of the hotel lobby, you’ll discover San José’s Downtown, the Zoo, the pre-Columbian Jade, National and Gold Museums, Craft Markets & more.

This makes Hotel Don Carlos the perfect location to get the most out of your Costa Rican vacation.

A variety of interesting, beautiful city parks make the area green, while a wide selection of top class restaurants, casinos and nightlife convey the spirit of San José, the hub of Costa Rica.

Rios Tropicales Lodge

If you close your eyes and imagine what a genuine “Eco-Lodge” deep in the rainforest could be like, you might think of beautiful tropical gardens framing native wood Lodge rooms, open air gathering pavilions with thatched roofs and comfortable hammocks swinging in a gentle breeze, ample viewing decks for watching the toucans fly overhead and the river dance along its rapids.

Good imagination! This is exactly what you will experience at our Rios Tropicales Lodge. It is the first “Eco-Lodge” built on the Pacuare and the only one powered with hydro-generated electricity for a clean sustainable energy source.

Rios Tropicales Lodge is located on our 2000 acre private reserve at the mouth of the Pacuare Gorge, inside the Pacuare Protected Zone. Our private reserve borders the indigenous Cabecar Indian Reserve and contains more than 40 miles of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls, streams, and pools. There are two ways to access our Lodge, via rafting in on the Pacuare River, or hiking in along a trail. The various accommodations are set on the mountainside at varying slope heights, affording fantastic views of the river and the dense rainforest surroundings

What does “ecolodge” really mean? At the Rios Tropicales Lodge, it means being surrounded by the beauty and splendor of primary rainforest without having to sacrifice luxury or comfort. Equally important, we didn’t sacrifice our gorgeous environment to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Sustainably built using reclaimed wood and hydroelectric powered, our ecolodge is a model of ecotourism (we even have numerous awards to prove it).

At our ecolodge, you can relax, explore and enjoy all that Costa Rica offers on our 2,000-acre private reserve at the mouth of the Pacuare Gorge. We have more than 40 miles of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls, streams and pools. Our open-air dining pavilion and lounge let you watch the local wildlife and listen to the sounds only found in a tropical paradise.

Arenal Paraíso Hotel

The hotel is located on the Northern Area of Costa Rica, right in front of the Arenal Volcano and just 2 and a half hours away from San Jose. The beauty of the scenario in this area mixes perfectly with the exuberance of our Gardens and the singularity of our 118 rooms.

The contrasts we offer you go from the canopy tour adrenaline to the serenity and rest of our thermo-mineral water, walking tours to observe really close and safely the volcano; the sensations of our spa, the natural paths and the Costa Rican gastronomy flavors along with the international cuisine. These and many others make us your best choice for the Arenal touristic destination.

Pasatiempo Hotel

Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming bed & breakfast in Playa Tamarindo just 5 minutes walk to the beach in the quiet part of town. The hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service bar/restaurant “Monkey La-La” in a natural palm rancho. The hotel is situated in a luxuriant tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees.

All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water, flat screen televisions with cable, comfy orthopedic mattresses, safe box, and a clock radio.

Your room will be surrounded by nature, but at a walking distance of everything in town, you can relax at the pool, enjoy a cocktail or nice fresh meal at Monkey La-La our full service bar/restaurant. Rooms feature high efficiency A/C, flat-screen televisions with cable, comfy orthopedicmattresses with divine pillow-top, private bathroom with shower and hot water, safe box, and a little private terrace in front of your room. Don’t forget our music nights.

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