8-Day Nature and Adventure Thrills – Starting at $1,495 Adults / $819 Children
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE UNTIL DECEMBER 7, 2018
This Program is Fully Customizable
Explore the great Costa Rica outdoors while learning about diverse ecosystems and experiencing thrilling eco-adventures
Enjoy nature from a different perspective; see it all and experience it all while partaking on exciting adventures in diverse eco-systems, from the lowlands of the Caribbean to the highlands of the Central Range to the beautiful Mid-Pacific Coast, home to the Manuel Antonio Park, the Rainforest by the Sea.
This Costa Rica Nature Wonders and Adventures vacation package is ideal for friends and families and multi-generational groups. During this one week getaway you will get to ride the Class IV rapids of the Pacuare River or the Class III rapids of the Sarapiqui River. In Arenal, experience thrills galore during the Zip Line adventure at the Sky Park Adventure Center, rappelling down beautiful waterfalls, and relaxing with a soothing bath at the Tabacon Spa Hot Springs and Thermal Pools. In Manuel Antonio National Park enjoy more thrills during your 4×4 ATV Countryside Adventure, and the Paddling Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Expedition, or a Mangrove Kayaking Adventure in search of wildlife.
- Arrival Private Van Transfer in San Jose
- 7 nights at your choice of hotels: 2 in San Jose, 2 in Arenal and 3 in Manuel Antonio
- 12 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner)
- Your choice of River Rafting Expedition: Pacuare Class IV or Sarapiqui Class III
- Private Transfer to Arenal
- Arenal Sky Trek Zip Line Adventure
- Arenal Waterfall Canyoning and Rappelling
- Visit to the Thermal Pools at the Tabacon Hot Springs
- Shared Transfer to Manuel Antonio
- Manuel Antonio Countryside 4×4 ATV Adventure
- Your choice of Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Coastal Expedition or Mangrove Kayaking Adventure in Damas Island Wildlife Refuge
- Departure transfer from Manuel Antonio Beach to San Jose Intl. Airport; Choice of surface transfer via private van; or one way airfare for flight from Quepos (Manuel Antonio). Please make selection at booking time; no changes are allowed.
- All Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle as per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Personalized service of our Costa Rica-based representative office
Day 1 | Welcome 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 two-night stay.
- Standard Class: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
- First Class: Wyndham Herradura
- Superior Class: DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari
- Deluxe Class: Costa Rica Marriott
Day 2 | Your Choice of White-Water River Rafting Expedition | B.L.
Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV: Today you will enjoy an exciting adventure as you ride the whitewater rapids of one of the most scenic tropical rivers in Costa Rica, the Rio Pacuare – Class IV. The trip down this wild and scenic river offers some of the finest white water rafting in Latin America and takes you past luxuriant rainforest, crystalline waterfalls and dense vegetation covering the sides of steep gorges. Enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast en route to the put-in site to begin your 18-mile journey down that spectacular waterway. You will float past pristine tropical forest populated by toucans, parrots and other birds. This unforgettable river adventure combines class III and IV rapids with floats past breathtaking scenery that includes massive tropical trees and waterfalls that plummet into the river. We will break for a healthy lunch by the riverbank in a traditional palm-thatch structure owned by a Cabecar Indian family. After lunch, well paddle through more adrenaline-pumping rapids and marvel at amazing scenery, such as the narrow canyon of Dos Montanas. After we reach the highway, you will be able to change into dry clothes before we begin our 90-minute drive back to San Jose. Participants must be 14+ years old and in good physical condition.
Sarapiqui River Rafting Class II-III: The Sarapiqui River is ideal for those who wish to combine white water rafting with observation of the exuberant flora and fauna. The clear refreshing waters serpentine along through the tropical jungle, and offer a variety of waves and rapids as well as some great spots for swimming and Tarzan jumping off of its banks for the more adventurous. This section of Tropical River is characterized by its moderate rapids and clean refreshing waters which allow the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking nature to its fullest. Like none other, this river also provides the opportunity to swim and float in its tranquil ponds and jump like Tarzan from its cliffs and banks. Duration: 2.5 hours of water fun. Distance: 10 km. Ages: 8+years old and in good physical condition.
Important Note: If traveling with children, the Pacuare River will be substituted by the Sarapiqui River Class II-III.
Day 3 | San Jose / Arenal Volcano Park Area / Sky Trek Adventure Zip Line & Tabacon Hot Springs and Thermal Pools | B.D.
After an early breakfast at your San Jose hotel, meet your private driver for a scenic ride along the southeastern slop of the Monteverde Reserve en-route to the Arenal Volcano Park Area for a two-night stay with volcano view accommodations at the hotel of your choice.
- Standard Class: La Pradera Hotel
- First Class: Magic Mountain
- Superior Class: Arenal Manoa
- Deluxe Class: Royal Corin
Sky Tram & Sky Trek at the Sky Park Adventure Center: Zipping along nearly two miles (three kilometers) of cables, you will see the rain forest as well as get a panoramic view of the volcano and lake from a whole new perspective. There are currently ten zip line cables and they range in height from 30 meters to 200 meters and in length from 200 meters to 750 meters. This private reserve is near El Castillo, on the north-facing slopes of the Cordillera de Tilaran offers phenomenal volcano views, to be enjoyed from an aerial Sky Tram that rises 236 meters in a 1250 meters ride, taking visitors up to a Mirador (lookout point) where starts the Sky Trek zip line circuit. Before leaving the main building to start your tour, you will be fitted with all of the necessary safety equipment (harness, helmet, gloves), which the guides will take care to properly adjust. Afterwards the guides will deliver a safety speech detailing proper form and the innovative braking system. Return to your hotel after the adventure.
In the early evening, you will be provided with a short transfer to visit the world-famous Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa, the only hot springs in the Arenal Volcano area that is completely natural. Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades and filling in the pools throughout the resort. As the underground Tabacon River flows through the magma in the volcano, the springs absorb minerals. Hot springs provide many benefits stemming from various chemical, physical and biological effects, the most notable is relaxing tense and tired muscles. While at Tabacon Hot Springs you will also enjoy a scrumptious buffet-dinner, the perfect treat to complete your visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park region. After dinner, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 4 | The Ultimate Waterfall Canyoning and Rappelling Adventure | B.L.
The Waterfall Canyoning and Rappelling Tour is a soft yet adventurous activity. The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel for a 30 minute 4×4 drive. After a safety talk, you will put your gear on, and then a short trek to the top of the first waterfall where we start our descent. There are 4 rappels ranging in height from 165 feet to 45 feet, and all are guaranteed to get your blood moving! We have constructed trails that lead you from waterfall to waterfall through the canyon; it’s like being in a national park. Then a short trek out of the canyon will lead you back to our base for lunch. This Activity is Family Friendly – No Experience Necessary.
Day 5 | Arenal to the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Rainforest by the Sea | B.
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your local driver for a shared (shuttle van) ride to the Mid-Pacific coastal village of Quepos, home to the beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach Park for a three-night stay at the hotel of your choice. Balance of the day is at leisure enjoying the pool or the beach.
- Standard Class: Tabulia Tree Hotel
- First Class: Costa Verde Hotel (Efficiency Room)
- Superior Class: La Mariposa (Ocean View Standard Room)
- Deluxe Class: Parador Hotel (Premium Ocean View Room)
Day 6 | Wet and Wild ATV Countryside Adventure | B.L.
Today, prepare to get dirty and to have lots of fun as you experience the most unforgettable ATV tour in the Manuel Antonio area. Drive your own fully equipped ATV into the rugged mountains, where your professional bilingual guides lead you through rustic tropical settings, unpaved roads, giant African Palm Plantations, real working cattle farms, and typical Costa Rican villages. About half way through your journey, leave your ATVs on the trail for a short nature hike through the primary rain forest jungle as your expert guides show you even more of Costa Rica’s exotic plant and animal life. Return to your hotel after lunch. Balance of the day is spent enjoying the beach or your resort.
Important Notes: If traveling with children, the ATV will be a double seat. Minimum ages: For Drivers 16 years, for passengers 6 years)
Day 7 | Your Choice of Sea Kayak Coastal Paddle and Snorkeling Adventure or Mangrove Kayaking Adventure at the Damas Island Estuary | B.L.
The Manuel Antonio Coast is the arena for an easy pace paddling adventure. Enjoy the views and stop for refreshing swims. Paddle comfortably as a family, a couple, or an intimate group. Your kayak adventure stops at stunning Biesanz Bay for snorkeling and includes unbelievable nature spotting near Manuel Antonio’s world-class beaches. Some experience in open-seat kayaking and good physical condition is necessary for this open coastal water Kayak Tour. If you do not have experience, we can substitute the trip for a Mangrove Kayaking Adventure in calm estuary waters where the local fauna is abundant.
Experience the Damas Island Estuary and Mangrove ecosystem first hand in an open-seat kayak. Spend a few luxuriously indulgent hours paddling with the currents as your bilingual naturalist guides reveal the protected inland waterways of the Damas Estuary and mangrove habitat. Paddle comfortably as an intimate group under the shade of several tall species of mangroves, which grow only in select areas of the world and in Costa Rica. The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities and interests, and the abundance of wildlife you want to stop and observe (or learn about) all in its natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the mangroves, and listen to the songs of the various marine birds as they glide over your kayak curiously looking for adventure.
Important Note: If traveling with children, the kayak will be a double open seat.
Day 8 | Manuel Antonio National Park / San Jose / Home or next destination | B.
At the appropriate time, departure transfer from Manuel Antonio hotels to San Jose Intl. Airport – choice of surface transfer via private van; or one way airfare for flight from Quepos (Manuel Antonio). Please make selection at booking time; no changes are allowed.
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – MINIMUM 2 GUESTS
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE UNTIL DEC 7, 2018
|CATEGORY||DOUBLE||TRIPLE1||QUAD (2 BDR)||CHILD2||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
HIGH SEASON: JAN 2 TO APR 30 & JUL 1 TO AUG 31, 2018
LOW SEASON: MAY 1 TO JUN 30 & SEP 1 TO DEC 7, 2018
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.
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.
In Manuel Antonio: Tabulia Tree hotel is a cozy family hotel in the Manuel Antonio region of Costa Rica. Featuring completely renovated rooms overlooking the forest and noted for the luxurious beds and modern amenities including Wi-Fi. The simple but tasteful decor will make you feel in paradise. The famous Bambu Jam Restaurant features a wide variety of international dishes of the highest quality. The gorgeous outdoor pool is stunning set against the backdrop of spectacular sunset views. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens that feature flowers and exotic plants which are indigenous to Costa Rica. Do not be too surprised if you have monkeys visiting you during your stay!
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
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!
In Manuel Antonio: Costa Verde Hotel (Efficiency Room) Just three hundred yards from the beach overlooking the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Verde features 3 cliff-side pools with sundecks, and spacious rooms, studios and bungalows. All rooms offer balconies with a bird’s-eye view of the Park’s majestic coastline or rainforest canopy vistas dotted with toucans, sloths, coatis and monkeys. Costa Verde Hotel has been developed and refined so guests can enjoy a unique brand of tropical luxury. This jungle oasis is perfect for families, groups or couples offering accommodations with a variety of options for vacation living; on-site spa, personalized services, and four unique restaurants to suit all tastes.
Costa Verde Hotel is just 3 miles from the village of Quepos and 2 hours by car from San Jose International Airport. Costa Verde is a perfect destination for either a short stay or for those seeking a comfortable base camp for adventure travel, ecotourism, sport fishing, surfing or the peace and tranquility of Manuel Antonio’s legendary white sand beaches and National Park.
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.
In Manuel Antonio: La Mariposa Hotel. Located in one of the world’s most magnificent settings, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically atop the highest point in Manuel Antonio, from where 360 degree views overlook the Pacific Ocean, spectacular sunsets and the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Nature and charm combine flawlessly to create 62 well-appointed rooms of Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design, surrounded by tropical gardens, with walkways and trails, meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s abundant flora and fauna. Offering the most inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean, from your private balcony, relax and hear the sounds of the surf and gaze at the breathtaking Panoramic Ocean Views or experience some of the most incredible Sunsets in the world.
Sunset Village: Located directly on the beach, offers guests unforgettable ocean front sunset views. Feel the gentle breeze from the sea on your face from one of our sunset ocean-view rooms, just few steps away from the ocean. The spacious seafront area has been completely gardened to take full advantage of Costa Rica’s most famous beach. The experience is simply astonishing.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
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 Manuel Antonio: Parador Resort & Spa. (Premium Ocean View Room)This resort offers panoramic ocean views on 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest. Surrounded by expansive jungle, Parador features well-appointed rooms and suites, various restaurants featuring an international array of cuisines, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class spa, tennis court, and three ocean-view pools. Every room and suite is equipped with cable TV, mini-bar, coffee maker, A/C and ceiling fans, safety deposit boxes, iron and board, hair dryer, and telephone. Guests at Parador Resort can spend their days lounging in the sun by the resort’s three pools (two adults only) or on one of Manuel Antonio’s white sand beaches, including Playa Biesanz adjacent to the hotel. Winding nature trails cover the expansive grounds from where you can watch migrating whales or schools of dolphins, exotic birds, three species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundi, and a variety of reptiles.
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