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8-Day Costa Rica Savvy Explorer – Starting at $1,198.00 Adults / $582.00 Children

AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAYS ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE UNTIL DEC 7, 2018

    This 8-day Costa Rica Savvy Explorer vacation provides our guests with unique opportunities to visit different regions while partaking on a host of activities, such as: nature walks through the tropical rainforest, nature cruise on the Sarapiqui River, yachting on the Gulf of Nicoya, swimming in Tortuga Island, riding the Gondolas at the Caribbean Aerial Tramway, discovering the dwarf rainforest of the Poas Volcano, and learning about the coffee culture at an authentic plantation, delighting with the beautiful waterfall views at La Paz Gardens. Our guests will also enjoy the luxury of a soothing bath in the thermal pools of the Tabacon Hot Springs at the Arenal Volcano Park and a Day Adventure of your choice; horseback riding to the Arenal Volcano or an Arenal Canopy Zip Line Adventure with Tarzan Swing.

    This 8-day Costa Rica Savvy Explorer vacation package feature a  cruise to Tortuga Island in the Gulf of Nicoya, visits to the Sarapiqui River in the Caribbean Rainforest, the Poas Dwarf Rainforest, the Doka Coffee Plantation, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and the Arenal Volcano Park.

     
    • 7 nights at your choice of hotels. (5 nights in San Jose / 2 nights in Arenal)
    • 12 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner).
    • All applicable entrance fees.
    • All transfers and tours in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Shared Guided Tours, Adventures, Excursions, and Cruises.
    • Yacht Cruise to Tortuga Island on the Gulf of Nicoya.
    • Nature Walk on the trails of the Poas Volcano Park.
    • Visit to the Doka Coffee Plantation.
    • Visit to the La Paz Waterfalls, Gardens and Nature Exhibits.
    • Drive through the Braulio Carrillo Park.

    • Boat Tour on the Sarapiqui River.
    • Nature Walk on the private rainforest of Selva Verde.
    • Glide through the tree tops on a gondola at the Caribbean Rainforest Aerial Tramway.
    • Visit the arts and crafts village of Sarchi.
    • Visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs and Thermal Pools
    • Your choice of either a Horseback Ride to the Arenal Volcano or an Arenal Canopy Zip Line Adventure with Tarzan Swing
    • English-speaking local hosts and guides during tours.
    • All applicable taxes.
    • Personalized service of our Costa Rica-based operational office.

    Day 1 | Friday or Saturday | Bienvenidos to San Jose, Costa Rica!

    Your EcoAmerica Tours representative will greet you at the airport, assist you with your luggage and provide you with a private van transfer to the hotel of your choice for a four-night stay. Check-in is available after 2:00 PM

    • Standard Class: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
    • First Class: Wyndham Herradura
    • Superior Class: DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari
    • Deluxe Class: Costa Rica Marriott

    Day 2 | Saturday or Sunday | Tortuga Island – Pacific Cruise on board the Calypso Catamaran* | B.L.

    Early morning tour bus departure for the Port City of Puntarenas to enjoy an unforgettable trip cruising among the picturesque islands of the Gulf of Nicoya located on the Central Pacific Coast. Listen to live tropical music until you reach the deserted “Isla Tortuga”. The yacht departs from the Port City of Puntarenas, and takes about two hours cruising through the Gulf. Once on the island enjoy the swaying palms, and the white sandy beach with clear waters for swimming or snorkeling. Relax under the palms in a hammock, or play a round of beach volleyball while the friendly crew prepares a delicious lunch served right on the beach. Return to San Jose in the evening.

    *Or best available vessel.


    Day 3 | Sunday or Monday | The Caribbean Basin Rainforest | B.L.

    After an early breakfast at the hotel, meet your local guide and proceed to board the tour bus for a scenic drive to the Sarapiqui area; en-route, enjoy extraordinary views of the Braulio Carrillo National Rainforest Park. On arrival to Sarapiqui, board a tour boat for a relaxing ride on the Sarapiqui River in search of exotic flora and fauna. After the boat ride, you will enjoy a nature walk at the Selva Verde private trails, a heaven for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and bird and wildlife watchers. Following lunch and en-route to San Jose, a stop will be made at the famous Caribbean Rainforest Aerial Tram where you will enjoy a tree canopy ride on a gondola. A local naturalist guide will brief you about the wonderful rainforest. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.


    Day 4 | Monday or Tuesday | Discovering the Beautiful Sites around the Central Valley | B.L.

    Enjoy an authentic Costa Rican breakfast while visiting a real Coffee Plantation. Then continue with your journey of discovery with a visit to the Poas Volcano National Park to view its active Geyser crater and the dwarf Rainforest. Your journey continues with a short ride to the beautiful La Paz Waterfall Gardens where you will tour the Nature Walkways, Butterfly Garden, Hummingbird Gallery, Bird House, and an authentic replica of a typical Costa Rican pueblo. Lunch is included at the La Paz Water Fall Gardens. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.


    Day 5 | Tuesday or Wednesday | San Jose to the Arenal Volcano Park Area, the Rainforest of the Highlands | B.L.D.

    After breakfast at the hotel, the tour bus driver will help you load your luggage prior to the start of your scenic ride to the Arenal area. Stop en-route at the Village of Sarchi famous for its Ox Cart factories and arts and crafts workshops. Continue your journey with a drive through diverse plantations with agricultural products, including pineapple farms, and mango groves, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arriving to the small town of La Fortuna, and stopping to enjoy lunch at a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the volcano. After lunch, the tour continues with a short ride to Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa where you will enjoy a relaxing time in the best hot springs and thermal pools in the area. Enjoy a wonderful buffet dinner before the tour bus drops you off at the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay.

    • Standard Class: La Pradera Hotel
    • First Class: Magic Mountain Hotel
    • Superior Class: Arenal Manoa
    • Deluxe Class: Tabacon Grand Spa & Hotel (Orchid Rooms)

    Day 6 | Wednesday or Thursday | Your choice of a Horseback Ride to the Arenal Volcano or an Arenal Canopy Zip Line Adventure with Tarzan Swing | B.

    Today, your guide will escort you on a full day of your choice of Horseback riding to the Arenal Volcano or an Arenal Canopy Adventure with Tarzan Swing.

    Horseback riding to the Arenal Volcano: The adventure begins when you ride the horse to the base of the most active volcanoes in the world. This is a good combination of horseback riding, primary and secondary forest, cattle farm, and beautiful scenery. During the trip you pass by one of the more interesting places around the volcano. Also you can appreciate many species of birds, a great variety of butterflies, wild animals, and a great diversity of lush plants of the tropical rainforest, then you continue riding through the rain forest, next to a natural lake, where the awesome landscape, the whisper of the wind, and the silence make us value our existence and the wonderful Mother Nature… and do not forget the permanent image at the mysterious Arenal Volcano. This tour is highly recommended for adults and children over the age of ten, unless they have previous horseback riding experience. We recommend you bring long pants, hat, insect repellent, sun block and camera. We will provide poncho in case of rain and an experience guide. After the adventure, return to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

    Arenal Canopy Zip Line Adventure with Tarzan Swing: Your tour will begin with a warm welcome and a brief safety speech, after which your equipment will be put on and carefully checked by our bilingual guides. Enjoy this thrilling aerial adventure of approximately 3 km, starting from a tower 13 meters high and glide your way down 8 cables made with the best galvanized stainless steel, ranging from 80 meters to 750 meters in length, with an average height of 38 meters. Speeds will top 60km per hour! Each of our 14 platforms, 5 of which are constructed in extraordinary trees, were strategically designed at varying heights to allow our clients to observe the rainforest from different angles and photograph the awe inspiring scenery. At the platform # 10, if you are willing to take the most exhilarating, electrifying and mind blowing adventure you can enjoy our amazing Tarzan Swing, where you have to jump to a secure rope and literally throw yourself off a platform, then you start swinging back and forth between the trees, that allows you an incredible view of the mighty Arenal Volcano as well as the rainforest above, below and around you as a healthy rush of adrenaline surges through your bones for an adventure you will never forget.

    After the adventure, return to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.


    Day 7 | Thursday or Friday | Arenal to San Jose | B.

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, shuttle shared van transfer back to San Jose. Arrive San Jose and check-in at the hotel of your choice for an overnight stay. Balance of the day is spent at leisure.

    • Standard Class: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
    • First Class: Wyndham Herradura
    • Superior Class: DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari
    • Deluxe Class: Costa Rica Marriott

    Day 8 | Friday or Saturday | San Jose / Home | B.

    At the designated time, one of our local drivers will take you to the San Jose International Airport to check-in for your onward flight. Gracias Amigos y Buen Viaje!


    PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – MINIMUM 2 GUESTS

    AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAYS ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE UNTIL DEC 7, 2018

    CATEGORY DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
    JAN 1 TO DEC 7, 2018
    Standard Class $1,198.00 $1,081.00 $1,169.00 $582.00 $324.00
    First Class $1,328.00 $1,098.00 $1,289.00 $740.00 $501.00
    Superior Class $1,519.00 $1,160.00 $1,488.00 $641.00 $656.00
    Deluxe Class $2,018.00 $1,749.00 $1,987.00 $585.00 $1,201.00
    ¹ Triple Occupancy: Share existing beds.
    ² Children policy: Maximum two children up to 11 year old sharing the same room and bedding arrangements with 2 adults. Maximum occupancy per room: 2 adults and 2 children OR 3 adults and 1 child.

    STANDARD CLASS HOTELS

                   

    In San Jose: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Hotel Make the most of your trip to beautiful Costa Rica with the convenience and comforts at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica. Lounge beside the two outdoor pools and enjoy fresh, local dining at the on-site Mambi Restaurant. Before setting out to explore nearby Pueblo Antiguo, INBioparque or other San Jose attractions, enjoy a hot breakfast compliments of the hotel, or stay in and order room service. This modern hotel also offers free high-speed Internet access and extended-stay suites, and it is within nine kilometers of the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) with a convenient airport shuttle for guests.


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    In Arenal: La Pradera Hotel is a family establishment offering you a satisfying and memorable stay during your holiday in Arenal. The hotel gardens abound with many beautiful birds. Take a dip, cool off or just relax around a beautiful swimming pool and Jacuzzi. All rooms have a private terrace and a breathtaking view of the volcano. After a leisurely walk through the beautiful gardens, enjoy the best restaurant in the zone featuring national and international food. You may also share stories of your adventures over a cocktail or a variety of beers in the bar. To add to your comfort, amenities include air conditioning, cable TV and wireless Internet. La Pradera is located 2 km from the town of La Fortuna, on the road to the Arenal Volcano Park.


    FIRST CLASS HOTELS

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    In San Jose: Wyndham Plaza Herradura Hotel With a prime location just minutes from San Jose’s International Airport (SJO), visitors to Costa Rica’s capital city will find the Wyndham the ideal retreat, with a wealth of amenities, an idyllic setting and world-class service. There are three restaurants and a stylish bar offering a variety of cuisines, and a daily bountiful, complimentary breakfast buffet. Each of the hotel’s 230 over-sized, 100% non-smoking guest rooms features contemporary styling, a unique fusion of warm and cool tones and thoughtful amenities like a flat panel TV, free Wi-Fi, plush bedding and ultra-modern air conditioning. Superior Rooms offer breathtaking views of the lush gardens.


                   

    In Arenal: Magic Mountain Hotel is a colonial modern hotel, located in La Fortuna facing the Arenal Volcano providing visitors with a stunning view of the colossal Volcano Arenal. It is surrounded by an exotic tropical zone, lush foliage and magnificent scenery. This property offers a prime location, panoramic volcano views, luxury accommodations and unrivaled service. We are nearby to downtown shops, souvenirs and other points of interest as well as the “hot springs”. All guest rooms feature an outdoor balcony or terrace that overlook the Volcano and are impeccably furnished with tiled private bathrooms, desk, and either a king bed or two double beds. For your convenience, all guest rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless internet access, telephone line and an in-room safe. The hotel has swimming pools, Jacuzzis, elevator, Spa, meeting and conference space, and innovative international cuisine at Lina’s Restaurant and at Magic Sport’s Bar. Hotel Magic Mountain will leave you with an unforgettable experience while making plans to return!

    SUPERIOR CLASS HOTELS

                   

    In San Jose: DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari Hotel Conveniently located only fifteen minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), this San Jose Costa Rica hotel is a haven in the capital city of the country and the perfect location for your leisure trip. It is also a great place to start exploring the country or to relax before returning home. All the guest rooms boast elegant design featuring our exclusive Sweet Dreams® beds with plush top mattress and jumbo hypo-allergenic pillows. Modern amenities include a 37-inch cable TV with Spanish and English networks, in-room climate control and more. The bathroom features a tub/shower combination and luxurious bath products. For your convenience, free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas. To keep in shape, enjoy the onsite 24-hour fitness center.


                   

    In Arenal: Arenal Manoa Hotel is a destination resort created for you to enjoy the combination of a high-quality service and an exuberant natural beauty. Everything starts with our Jr. suites that combine modern and rustic architecture, with plenty of space for your comfort, where you can enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano from your own bed, also a big bathroom with a  little garden just to emphasize the natural beauty that surrounds our estate. While resting in your private terrace, enjoy impressive vistas of the mighty Arenal and the beautiful gardens of our property. Guests at Arenal Manoa can take advantage of the spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm. Our Junior Suites have been designed in a way that you cannot fail to see any detail of the panoramic view of the Volcano from your own room. Each one is equipped with: Two Queen-sized beds, A/C, satellite television, private bath with hot water and a hair dryer, telephone, volcano-view terrace, refrigerator, safe-deposit box, coffee maker. Our services include: a lovely restaurant, a fun lounge, and a great swimming pool.

    DELUXE CLASS HOTELS

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    In San Jose: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose. Drink in the unique architecture, elegant furnishings and luscious surroundings of this beautiful colonial hacienda set on a 30 acre coffee plantation. Captivating grounds, exceptional service and a relaxing ambiance await you. Unwind in either of their two swimming pools, or take a stroll on their lush garden paths. The state-of-the-art fitness center or well-lit tennis courts are the perfect place to work up a sweat, while their full-service Kuö Spa will pamper you with luxurious treatments. Experience a number of acclaimed restaurants, including La Castilla, where talented chefs prepare sushi right in front of guests. Fine dining, exquisite tapas and wines are offered at La Isabela, known as one of the best restaurants in San Jose. Sophisticated rooms and suites boast plush bedding and 24-hour room service. Book your stay for an unforgettable experience at Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose.

    Sophisticated rooms and suites boast plush bedding and 24-hour room service. Enjoy, magnificent natural attractions such as volcanoes, rainforest excursions and canopy zip-line tours service. The Marriott San Jose was voted by Condé Nast as one of the best hotels in Central America.


                   

    In Arenal: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is truly a natural event, combining the thrilling power of the majestic Arenal Volcano, the warmth of the Tabacon River and the beauty of the tropical rainforest. Bordering the famed Arenal Volcano National Park, Tabacon features a one-of-a-kind setting, allowing visitors to experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer. Enjoy ten warm mineral pools and soak your cares away. Or partake in a relaxing spa treatment, including a deep massage or revitalizing facial. The adventurer in you won’t be disappointed, since there’s so much to see and do. And every evening you’ll be treated to international gourmet cuisine in gorgeous setting, as well as an unforgettable front row view of natural volcanic fireworks. The unique Tabacon Grand Spa is a date with nature, and it’s definitely a destination that you won’t want to miss. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a 114-guest room Costa Rica luxury hotel located at the base of the Arenal Volcano. This five star luxury resort is recognized as a member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World.

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