Explore Rainforests and Cloud Forest in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s diverse landscape and animal life make it an ideal destination for eco-tourism. You’ll get to experience some of the country’s most unique features on this trip, which includes tours of Arenal Volcano National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. There are also some adventurous activities planned—you’ll soar through treetops on a zipline and relax in natural hot springs. Each 6-day tour includes:
At your arrival to the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and after going through all the airport steps, look for the exit sign, where many people will be asking if you need a taxi or private transfer to somewhere, just tell them “-no thanks” always with a smile on your face- and look for one of our Ecoterra Costa Rica’s drivers, whom will be holding a sign with either your name or your last name. This shuttle runs every day at 08:00 am or 3:00 pm; in order to drive you to the Arenal Volcano National Park Region; the transportation to Arenal takes about 3 hours. Casa Luna Hotel & Spa or silimar hotel will be prearranged in this package; after checking in you will have off time for enjoying the pool or you can have a massage at spa, which you can arrange in advance with our reservations department or with the hotel’s front desk; if you pleased and you prefer to chill you can also simply relax in your balcony, enjoying the view of Arenal Volcano (when clear) or have a cocktail at the bar
In the afternoon, you will be greeted by our guide aprox at 02:30 pm at the front desk, to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, at the park we will walk through primary and secondary forests (approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes), where we will rest to an old lava flow that was formed in 1992, and observe some ani mals and plants. On clear days, you will enjoy incredible views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, The Tilarán mountain range, and Cerro Chato Hill. At the end of the day, the perfect place to relax will be at the Arenal Paradise Hot Springs including a dinner served at the Hotsprings Restaurant. At about 9:00 pm you will be picked up to return to the hotel.
After the breakfast we will drive up at 08:00 am towards the Arenal Lake where we’ will board a boat to cross the lake, observing along the way panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano, Chato Hill, Arenal Lake, the Tilaran mountain range, and more. Once across the lake we will again board a minivan to continue on to Monteverde and the hotel. This drive is about 2.5 hours. Lodging at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge or similar hotel.
You will have the option to choose one of the next activities; if you pleased to take part in more than one tour, you might arrange it in advance with our reservations department or the day before with our counter located in the Hotel’s facilities.
• El Trapiche Sugar Mill & Coffee Tour Visit an independent farm where you can learn the ins and outs of sugar production and get an overview of the entire coffee-making process, from crop to cup
• Or Monteverde Bad Jungle Guided tour of 45 minutes to 1 hour to know the world of bats with an exhibition of 8 different species.
• Or Butterfly Garden Visit this educational project created 17 years ago, there is farming of about 40-50 species of butterflies and other variety of arthropods all year round.
Today, you have the shuttle back to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela at 10:00 am .Please consider this transfer takes about 4 hours to the airport, and you must be there at least 2 hours earlier your flight time for checking in; if you require a transportation on a different time we can arrange a private transportation for some extra bucks.