DAY 1 – SAN JOSE
Arriving to San José International Airport and then transfer to your hotel in San José.
DAY 2 – SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (B, L, D)
Very early morning you will transferred to Guapiles (Meeting point) to have breakfast at Rio Danta Restaurant and take the bus to continue to Pavona Dock, where you will board the boat, and travel along canals that meander through the dense lowland rainforest. Arrival to Mawamba Lodge and enjoy lunch at the pool restaurant. This afternoon is a great opportunity to visit the Village of Tortuguero to learn the ways of life of the local residents of Tortuguero. After the visit and some free time, we will return back to the Lodge walking by the trail on the beach directly to the Lodge.
DAY 3 – TORTUGUERO (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the lodge. After that your naturalist guide will take on a visit to the “Mawamba Park” in our facility that includes the butterfly farms, frog farm and garden, bio-digester and gardens. This visit is combined with a walk in the trails at the Lodge. Lunch will be server at the restaurant by the pool. In the afternoon boat Tour. At night dinner at the pool restaurant.
DAY 4 – TORTUGUERO – PACUARE (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the lodge. Return boat ride to Caño Blanco dock and transfer to Rios Tropicales Operations Center. Lunch. Load up for transport to Pacuare River put-in in San Martin. Safety orientation and paddle instruction with professional guides. Class III rapids as you enter the Pacuare River, delightful afternoon rafting and primary rainforest. Arrive at Rios Tropicales Lodge, an award-winning eco-lodge. Variety of activity options on the 2,000-acre private reserve.
DAY 5 – PACUARE – ARENAL (B, L)
Breakfast at the lodge. Pack up for return rafting trip. Class III-IV rapids on the Lower Pacuare. More great Class IV rapids in the gorge. Healthy lunch at the Rios Tropicales Operations Center. Transport back to your next destination Arenal Area. Relax and enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside of San Carlos Valley. Arenal Volcano was Costa Rica’s most active volcano. Much to the enjoyment of its visitors, Arenal spewed enormous amounts of lava, gas and ash on a regular basis. That eruptive cycle began with the infamous eruption of 1968 ended recently. In October 2010, Arenal entered into an indeterminate resting phase. For the time being, visitors will be unable to watch the much-loved explosions, although that could change within a matter of months or years. Travelers to Arenal will still enjoy its bountiful sights, sounds and activities— there are mountains to be hiked, lakes to be fished and rivers to be floated. As one of the country’s most scenic and accessible areas, it is a requisite stop on any tour of Costa Rica. On a clear day you will have an amazing view of the volcano from your hotel. Check in at the hotel.
DAY 6 – ARENAL (B, L, D)
After breakfast enjoy at Lost Canyon of Costa Rica! Grab your helmet, strap on your harness and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime! Canyoneering is a brand-new sport that’s becoming very popular all over the world, especially in Costa Rica. The rugged, mountainous terrain near the Arenal Volcano is the perfect place for first-timers and experienced canyoning enthusiasts to do a variety of fun activities as you hike deep into the rainforest and rappel massive waterfalls – the largest waterfall is almost 200ft high! You’ll be rappelling down huge waterfalls, jumping into pools, zipping your way down on guided rappels, river tracing along the canyon, downclimbing the canyon walls and river boulders and hiking up through the rainforest. We pack all kinds of adventure into the best canyoning experience. After lunch you will be taking back to you hotel.
This Afternoon hike through lush rainforest with an experienced naturalist guide who will point out interesting plants and wildlife and tell you all you want to know about Costa Rican nature and history! After your hike, relax and soak in the hot springs at Baldi Resort and Spa and then enjoy a delicious dinner.
DAY 7 – ARENAL – SAN JOSE (B)
Morning at your leisure. Afternoon transfer back to San Jose.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE (B)
Private transfer to San José International Airport.
END OF THE SERVICES!
Rate in US $ and hotels subject to availability
Minimum age to do White Water Rafting 12 years old
Minimum age to do Canyoning 13 years old
Meals as specified above (B= Breakfast/ L= Lunch/ D= Dinner).
VIP service inside of International Airport
Equipment, Entrance fees & excursions as specified above (Entrance to Tortuguero National Park, Pacuare White Water Rafting, Cayoning, Arenal Volcano Hike & Bladi Hot Springs).
Accommodation in 4 * (Excepted Lodges)
2 nights in San José (Accommodation at Wyndham SJ Herradura in Superior Room)
2 nights in Tortuguero (Accommodation at Mawamba Lodge in Standard Room)
1 night in Pacuare (Accommodation at Rios Tropicales Lodge in STD Bungalow)
2 nights in Arenal (Accommodation at Mountain Paradise in a Junior Suite)
24/7 assistance by ECOTRIPSCOSTARICA representative