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Arenal Volcano, Rain Forest, Cloud Forest & Beach
(LA FORTUNA – MONTEVERDE – SÁMARA & CARILLO)
Day 1: Arrival: Welcome to Costa Rica
A driver will meet you at Juan Santamaria Airport in Alajuela (SJO) at 2:00 pm or at 7:00 pm depending on the time of your choice; the transportation to Arenal – La Fortuna takes about 3, 5 hours. Lodging at Casa Luna Hotel. After check in you will have the afternoon free for optional activities as enjoy the pool, take a massage at Luna Spa with special deals for our Groupon customers or visit La Fortuna town.
Day 2: Free Day: Relax or More Adventure.
La Fortuna is the best area in Costa Rica for activities & tours; you will have the day off for do optional activities like our special trip to the Hanging Bridges, It consist of a 1.9 miles hike over a trail through 600 acres reserve filled with vegetation, where you can enjoy the rich Costa Rica flora and fauna; Other options are Visit Blue River “Rio Celeste, Eternal Children Rain Forest, Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Spelunking in Venado Caves, Trekking to Chato Hill, Bird watching, Eco Center Danaus, Night walk, Cultural Tours, La Fortuna Waterfall, Rafting, Rappel, ATV’s and more . Also you can relax with a massage at our recognized Luna Spa, with different kind of massage, body scrubs, body wraps & face treatments in a bungalow with the sound of the nature, birds and a majestic river with which will give an excellent experience of relaxation & comfort.
Day 3: Full Day Arenal Volcano Adventure Package
We begin our tour in the morning at 08:15 am after breakfast, where we will be heading to Arenal Volcano Area; will be doing horseback riding along the Arenal Volcano area and its surrounding rainforest as the main natural scenery. After this activity you will be ready to go on your first most exciting ride through canopy trees, Zip Line Los Cañones is waiting for us; 12 cables with a full distance of 1.7 miles and lengths form 50 to 500 meters which will lead us to beautiful landscapes; at the end of the tour of Zip Line we have time for take the lunch at Las Palmas Restaurant.
After the lunch we will meet at 3:10 pm to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park. In the park we will walk through primary and secondary forest (approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes), where we will rest to a cold lava flow that was formed in the year 1992, and watch the beautiful sunset. With a little luck, we can see the rocks sliding and tumbling down the volcano’s mountainside. To end the day, the perfect place to relax will be at the Arenal Hot Springs, where later in the evening we will have a delicious dinner at Las Palmas Restaurant. At about 9:00 pm we will return to the hotel.
Day 4: Monteverde Cloud Forest
We will begin our trip to Monteverde in the morning at 07:40 am. The transportation takes around 2,5 to 3 hours, and will be the first 30 minutes by road to the Arenal Lake, a half hour boat ride on Arenal Lake and then 1,5 hours by road, where we will find some of the most exuberant landscapes of Costa Rica. This transportation is the fastest route between Monteverde and the Arenal Volcano. Lodging at Monteverde Country Lodge or similar hotel.
In the afternoon at 2:40 pm El Trapiche Tour It begins with a tour around the farm which may have an opportunity to observe the different plantations located there in, besides crossing a small patch of forest where occasionally wildlife can be found. During the tour of the farm there is plantations of bananas, plantains, arracache, macadamia, oranges, cocoa, sugar cane and coffee. In the span of the walk around the farm, we explain the process involved in sugarcane, coffee and cocoa cultivation, natural history and also the opportunity to taste the product and its derivatives. To finish the tour of the plantation, you’re invited to make a short trip in a oxen cart (not obligatory) then it will show the “guaro“process (cane liquor), typical trapiches (sugar cane mills with oxen), artisanal sugar cane candy, caramel, and the opportunity to taste a “gallo de arracache” chopped with an exquisite cup of coffee, lemonade or aguadulce.
Day 5: Sámara & Carrillo Beach
Morning pick up at your hotel in Monteverde and we will begin the trip to Sámara & Carrillo Beach in the morning at 07:45 am. Lodging at Guanamar Beach Resort In front of Carrillo Beach. Guanamar Beach Resort is within 5 minutes of downtown Sámara where visitors will find shops, restaurants, nightlife and a variety of other attractions like the Sámara Beach, one of the top beaches for surf in Costa Rica. You will have 2 options depend of the tide and sea level, one is to do the Dolphin Sightseeing & Snorkeling Tour or the other is pass this tour to the next day and have the free day for optional activities as enjoy the pool, the beach, and the amenities of the hotel. Dolphin Sightseeing & Snorkeling Tour: If you have never seen a dolphin or a whale, your chances are good on this tour. The Northern Pacific has much fame in spotting many different species of sea mammals. We will go 2 to 10 miles offshore from Samara & Carrillo beaches where one can feel the ocean breeze while gazing at the coastline scenery during our search for these playful animals. You could be lucky enough to see spotted dolphins, Central American spinner dolphins, common bottlenose dolphins and Humpback whales. Along the way back to the coast, we will anchor near the shores of Isla Chora, the delightful white sand beach of hermit crabs and iguanas. You can cool off in the clear blue sea while continuing your search for underwater life.
Day 6 & 7: Free Day
Carrillo Beach & Sámara Beach are two of the most popular beach in Costa Rica, you will have the day 7 free for relax at the hotel, visit other nearby beaches or coordinate with us optional tours like Turtle Observation, Deep Sea Fishing, ATV Tours, Kayak Tours, Horseback Riding. Guanamar Beach Resort offers most pleasant tropical environment characterized by the nature, the sunshine, majestic sunsets, seductive summer nights, and the sound of the waves, music, exquisite cuisine and popular nightlife. In the case that you couldn’t do the Dolphin Sightseeing & Snorkeling Tour in the day before, this tour will pass for this day (7) and the pickup time will be around 8:00 am.
Day 8: Departure: Return Home
On the final day, you will have the Transportation back to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela to return home at 8:20 am. Transportation takes around 6 hours. If you want extensions for more nights at any destination in Costa Rica like San José City if you flight will be too early or other places in Costa Rica we can help you with your requirement, please contact us directly. For extra person in the same room with all the things mentioned in the package add $455 - Taxes included - (Maximum 1 extra adult per package) and for children’s from 5 to 9 years add $359 - Taxes included - (Maximum 2 children’s per package) this payment will be process by Ecoterra Staff
What is included:
- Lodging Casa Luna Hotel & Spa in Standard double room (3 Nights).
- Lodging Monteverde Country Lodge in Classic double room (1 Night).
- Lodging Guanamar Beach Resort in Standard double room (3 Nights).
- Transportation from Juan Santamaría Airport to La Fortuna – Arenal.
- Transportation from La Fortuna to Monteverde (Car- Boat - Car).
- Transportation from Monteverde to Carrillo & Sámara Beach.
- Transportation from Carrillo & Sámara Beach to Juan Santamaría Airport.
- Tour of Horseback Riding
- Tour of Zip Line
- Tour of Arenal Volcano National Park Walk
- Entrance to Arenal Hot Springs
- Trapiche Tour: Sugar Cane, Coffee & Chocolate Tour
- Dolphin Sightseeing & Snorkeling Tour (Ocean Safary)
- Transportation to all mentioned activities.
- 7 Breakfast (Day 2,3,4,5,6,8)
- 1 Lunch ( Day 3)
- 1 Dinner (Day 3)
- Bilingual Naturalist Guide
- Free 24 hours Wi-Fi in Rooms (some hotels)
- Free 24 hours Wi-Fi in Public Areas
- Free Internet Access Lobby
- Free Security Safe
- Welcome drink
- 10% off in extra tours & activities in Arenal Area. (Ecoterra Costa Rica)
- 10% off in Luna Spa
- Liability Policy
- Applies for 2 people.