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8-Day Costa Rica Savvy Explorer – Starting at $1,265.00 Adults / $575.00 Children

AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAYS ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE UNTIL DEC 7, 2017

    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.

     
    • 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: Wyndham Herradura
    • First Class: Wyndham Herradura
    • 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.

    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
    • Deluxe Class: Royal Corin

    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: Wyndham Herradura
    • First Class: Wyndham Herradura
    • Deluxe Class: Wyndham Herradura

    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, 2017

    CATEGORY SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2
    JAN 1 TO DEC 7, 2017
    STANDARD CLASS $1,665.00 $1,265.00 $1,129.00 $1,235.00 $575.00
    HIGH SEASON: JAN 2 TO APR 30 & JUL 1 TO AUG 31, 2017
    FIRST CLASS $1,797.00 $1,299.00 $1,195.00 $1,269.00 $575.00
    DELUXE CLASS $2,745.00 $1,775.00 $1,565.00 $1,745.00 $669.00
    LOW SEASON: MAY 1 TO JUN 30 & SEP 1 TO DEC 7, 2017
    FIRST CLASS $1,735.00 $1,267.00 $1,159.00 $1,237.00 $575.00
    DELUXE CLASS $2,599.00 $1,699.00 $1,515.00 $1,669.00 $669.00
    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

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    In San Jose: Wyndham Plaza Herradura Hotel: Is a full-service 4 star resort, standing apart from the rest of San Jose Costa Rica hotels. Just 5 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), and 15 minutes away from San Jose downtown, the Wyndham Plaza Herradura’s location is idyllic for both business and leisure travelers. A true tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm, this hotel features 229 guestrooms and suites, with private terraces overlooking exotic floral gardens. The open corridor hotel has 3 sparkling outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, 3 restaurants, one fashionable bar and onsite Casino.


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    In Arenal: La Pradera Hotel: Is a family establishment that wants to offer you a completely grateful and memorable lodging. For your convenience we offer you a bar and restaurant service. A large and save parking the 24 hours, for you can enjoy the presence of the exuberant Arenal Volcano, besides, explore the beautiful gardens that seduce many birds. Located at 2 km from La Fortuna, on the way to Arenal Volcano, at 5 min from Tabacon and Baldi Hot Springs. Our Facilities have: Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Volcano view in all rooms, 24 hours security, Wireless internet, Private parking.


    FIRST CLASS HOTELS

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    In San Jose: Wyndham Plaza Herradura Hotel: Is a full-service 4 star resort, standing apart from the rest of San Jose Costa Rica hotels. Just 5 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), and 15 minutes away from San Jose downtown, the Wyndham Plaza Herradura’s location is idyllic for both business and leisure travelers. A true tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm, this hotel features 229 guestrooms and suites, with private terraces overlooking exotic floral gardens. The open corridor hotel has 3 sparkling outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, 3 restaurants, one fashionable bar and onsite Casino.


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    In Arenal: Magic Mountain Hotel: A colonial modern hotel, is located in La Fortuna facing the Arenal Volcano in a scenic location that provides visitors with a stunning view of the colossal Volcano Arenal. It is rounded 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 down town shops, souvenirs and other points of interest as well as the “hot springs”. All guest rooms features an outdoor balcony or terrace that overlook the Volcano and are impeccably furnished and feature 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.

    DELUXE CLASS HOTELS

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    In San Jose: San Jose Costa Rica Marriott Hotel: Voted by Condé Nast as one of the best hotels in Central America and Mexico, the Marriott San Jose, Costa Rica Hotel is a beautiful colonial hacienda set on a 30 acre coffee plantation. With unique architecture and elegant antiques, this luxury hotel in San Jose features captivating grounds, exceptional service and a relaxing ambiance. Whether here for business or an adventurous Costa Rica ecotourism activity, enjoy magnificent natural attractions such as volcanoes, rainforest trails and canopy tours. Experience fine dining, exquisite tapas and wines at La Isabela, known as one of the best restaurants in San Jose. Swim in our two outdoor pools or pamper yourself at our coffee inspired Kuö Spa. For Costa Rica meetings, incentive groups or social events, the hotel offers 11,350 sq-ft of versatile function space, professional meeting planners and superb catering. Enjoy the splendor of this country and be assured that the Marriott San Jose hotel has everything needed for the perfect Costa Rica vacation.

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    In Arenal: Royal Corin: Is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Located in La Fortuna Township, we offer great service with deluxe accommodation, fun & entertainment. The Royal Corin Resort & Spa has 54 deluxe rooms with an elegant design, quiet atmosphere in harmony with natural wealth of the area of the majestic Arenal volcano. Each room has fantastic view of the volcano mainly because of the excellent architectural design of this five stories hotel. Three floors are strictly for lodging. The Royal Corin means an excellent chance to rest and enjoy several sports with recreation options.Visitor here, experience invaluable moments and unexpected sensations meanwhile enjoys a casual chat in our Lava Bar. Guest also has the chance to improve their health into thermal waters or receive a relaxing massage in the Loto Spa.


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    In San Jose: Wyndham Plaza Herradura Hotel: Is a full-service 4 star resort, standing apart from the rest of San Jose Costa Rica hotels. Just 5 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), and 15 minutes away from San Jose downtown, the Wyndham Plaza Herradura’s location is idyllic for both business and leisure travelers. A true tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm, this hotel features 229 guestrooms and suites, with private terraces overlooking exotic floral gardens. The open corridor hotel has 3 sparkling outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, 3 restaurants, one fashionable bar and onsite Casino.

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