This trip is the perfect option for a nature-loving outing in this beautiful country. It offers a great combination of volcanoes, mountain, and beach adventures. Explore the colorful butterflies in The Monteverde Butterfly Garden and the Arenal Volcano. And relax at Tamarindo Beach. Enjoy your visit to Rincon de la Vieja National Park with volcanic steam vents, bubbling mud pots, and a rainforest. Even more, get the thrill of flying above the rainforest at the Cloud Forest Reserve of Monteverde. This Costa Rica adventure package for the whole family certainly has it all.
Arenal Volcano, Butterfly Garden, Hot Springs of Tabacon, the Cloud Forest of Monteverde, Beach of Tamarindo, and the National Park of Rincon de La Vieja.
Day 1. Arrival
Today you will be welcomed at the airport for a meet, and greet. Then, you will receive private transportation to your hotel in San José.
Day 2. Arenal, and hot springs
The first full day of your adventure tour package in Costa Rica starts with breakfast at the hotel. Next, there will be a tour of the Arenal Volcano, and hot springs. If you are lucky, you can see lava or even a spectacular eruption from this impressive volcano. En route, stop at Sarchi, a town that is known for its crafts and souvenirs. Have lunch in a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the Arenal Volcano.
After lunch, visit Arenal Lake where you can relax at thermal natural springs, one of the best thermal water places in this area, coupled with the 500 species of plants and flowers. Tabacon Resort has five different pools with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) in an Eco-friendly environment. After dinner, your driver will take you back to your hotel.
Day 3. Arenal Sky Tram & Trek
Today, you’ll have a tour of the Arenal Sky Tram, and Sky Trek. The Sky tram offers great views of the rainforest, the lake, and the Arenal Volcano. The Sky Tram has slow-paced gondolas, coupled with short stops to take pictures. For those who want some more adrenaline, you can participate with the Sky Trek, a canopy tour. The canopy has a total length of 1.7 miles and a maximum height of 660 feet.
Day 4. Chocolate tour
Alongside the sight of the fabulous Volcano Arenal, savor the delicious rainforest excursion, coming up with the antique mystery of chocolate: from its revelation and use, in lush Latin America, to the preparation of the good we know and savor today.
Our guests will have the chance to discover fascinating characteristics of cocoa and chocolate, from its root and history, engaging in all the manufacturing courses, from the harvesting of the product, drying and grinding of the seed, also the establishing of the classical drink of our forefathers, and certainly tasting a great quality organic chocolate.
Join this expedition through the history, culture, folklore, aroma, and essence of organic chocolate.
Day 5. Monteverde
After breakfast, take a shared boat transfer to Monteverde. After crossing the Arenal Lake, you will arrive at a small river, where a bus will take you to the hotel in Monteverde.
Day 6. Cloud Forest
Our nature-loving outing includes the longest cables for zip lining in the country and can be found at Selvatura Park in Monteverde. The tour consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms for an amazing perspective. Another way to explore the forest is by going to a Tree Top walkway. This walkway consists of 8 suspension bridges connected by trails. The track is around 1.9 miles (3km). The bridges vary from 150 ft (50m) to 500 ft (170m) and the heights differ from 36ft (12m) to 180ft (60m).
Everyone of all ages is allowed in the Hanging Bridges. The tours last up to 2 hours. The Monteverde Butterfly Garden is the best place to see the colorful butterflies. Similarly, the Hummingbird Gallery is a must if you want to see colorful birds. Like other tours, today includes the entrance fees of these wonderful sights, a bilingual naturalist guide, and transportation.
Day 7. Tamarindo Beach
Our shuttle will drive you to Tamarindo beach, which takes approximately 5 hours. Tamarindo beach is a beautiful beach where you can relax. It is known as a multicultural hot spot and one of the most popular beaches, if not the most popular beach in Costa Rica. At Tamarindo beach, you will find a mix of high-end clothing stores, handicrafts stores, and restaurants with a Costa Rican flavor.
Day 8. Rincon de La Vieja
Today, you will visit the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. This is a national park that is relatively undiscovered. Due to its remoteness, a great population of wildlife can be discovered. The main attraction in the national park is the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano which is 1895 meters (6217 ft) high.
Day 9. San Jose
You will have breakfast at the hotel. Then around noon, our shuttle will bring you back to San Jose.
Day 10. Return home
Unfortunately, your adventure tour package in Costa Rica comes to an end today. Finally, a driver will take you to the airport for your departure flight.
10 days & 9 nights
$1,500* per guest
Private transportation, door to door service
8 nights accommodation; hotels carefully selected
Local certified onsite guides
All park entrance fees
Price varies depending on group size
Not included: flights, travel insurance, and other expenses than indicated