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Coata Rica Adventure Tour

Day 1:


We will meet you on arrival at the airport in San Jose and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Villa Tournon

Day 2: La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Hot Springs Baldi - Active Arenal Volcano



La Paz Waterfall Gardens is absolutely spectacular! This large property features the World's largest butterfly observatory, hummingbird and orchid gardens, and perfectly designed, safe trails along the La Paz River with 5 large waterfalls. This is exactly what you envisioned Costa Rica to be: lush, verdant green rainforest, lots of colorful birds, flowers and butterflies. You spend at least a half day at La Paz - you'll love it!

Baldi is without a doubt a perfect choice of Hot Springs for families, it offers 16 different pools with temperatures from 35 to 65 degrees Celsius. While enjoying your mineral bath you will also enjoy a great view to the Arenal Volcano. On a clear night you can witness impressive Lava Flows. The pools are also handicap friendly. The establishment offers two wet bars, an impressive restaurant and spa. In addition, they have a Pyramid offering a most remarkable view of the entire Northern Zone. If you're looking for privacy, relaxation and bonding moments, Baldi is the ideal choice.

Dinner, overnight in Arenal Area Villas Eco Arenal or similar

Day 3: River Rafting Sarapiqui River


River Rafting Sarapiqui River Class II-III The run takes two and a half hours combining spectacular rainforest with colorful farmlands.

Overnight in Arenal

Day 4: South Pacific Region


After the high adrenaline activity yesterday, we can slow things down a today. Proceed to the South Pacific region of Costa Rica known for its biological diversity, natural beauty, and complex ecosystems. National Geographic magazine has called the area "the most biologically intense place on earth". This southern region offers dramatic scenery and unforgettable. Hacienda Jabes Lodge, located in Playa Uvita Osa Puntarenas, Costa Rica is strategically located near the major attractions of the area such as Whale National Marine Park, Uvita Beach, Playa Arcos, Playa Ventanas and much more. It is without doubt one of the richest biological areas of the country where you can enjoy your lodge surrounded by the rainforest, rivers, streams, paths with exquisite views that allow you observe a wide variety of birds as well as some of the diversity of fauna and flora unique to the area.

Day 5: Corcovado National Park Tour



Protecting approximately 54,539 hectares of humid rainforest and 24,000 hectares of pristine ocean, Corcovado National Park has become an international attraction since it was founded in 1975. It is the #3 ranked national park in the world, mainly because 2% of the entire world's biodiversity can be found within the park.

Corcovado Park is home to almost 400 species of birds, 140 species of mammals and 116 species of amphibians and reptiles and 6000 species of insects. 6 natural eco-systems have been identified in the park and it protects endangered species such as the jaguar, puma, crocodile, tapir, poison dart and golden frogs, and the harpy eagle. The rainforest is also home to numerous plants and insects that are extremely valuable for scientific and medical discovery. It is the premier place in Costa Rica to see the diverse wildlife that exists in the country

Day 6: Snorkeling or Hiking Ballena National Park


Ballena National Park was created in 1990 to preserve and protect the coral reef that surrounds Ballena & Las Tres Hermanas Islands. This park also protects 13 km of pristine coastline including beautifull beaches such as: Playa Ventanas, Playa Pinuelas, Playa Ballena, Playa Hermosa and Playa Bahia. Marino Ballena Park's most interesting feature is a Tombolo or land bridge which links the offshore reef to the mainland of Uvita Bay. This natural bridge, formed by sedimentation, can be seen and accessed only at low tide.

In this park you can also find sponges, corals, mollusks, algae, echinoderms, crabs and other creatures which are adapted to the strong tidal waves. Green Iguanas are plentiful in the park. It is also an important refuge and nesting place for numerous marine birds including the frigate and the sea earwig. It is considered an important place for reproduction for the Humpback Whale which comes to these tropical waters during winter months. Later today transfer to San Jose and overnight at The Marino

Day 7: Canopy Tour (zipLine) and Gold Museum


The Poas Canopy Tour is the most popular adventure tour in the mountain. It follows a set of strict quality and safety rules in accordance with international standards. With 24 platforms in the major trees, an extraordinary trail has been designed above the canopy forest. The tour, approximately two hours, is an experience filled with adventure and excitement. You travel through the treetops on fourteen cables suspended high above the jungle trails with the help and under the supervision of highly qualified professional personnel. This exhilarating adventure ends when you glide down on an impressive 1980-foot long cable.

Gold Museum
Now winding down, you will learn more about Costa Rica's Pre-Columbian past, currency history, and visual arts in the Central Bank Museums. A total of 5 different exhibits, 2 permanent and 3 temporary, await your enjoyment.

This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner and cross cultural exchange in the home of a friendly Costa Rican Family. Overnight in San Jose

Day 8: Transfer to San Jose Airport Have a great trip!

Price Per person

Based on double occupancy $1476
Based on triple occupancy $1405
Based on single occupancy $1713

Includes:

All ground transportation per the itinerary
Breakfasts and dinners provided daily
All lodging and room taxes
All entrance fees per the itinerary
Cooler with water
Bilingual tour guide and driver
Pre departure orientation & souvenir luggage tags
Price based on a group size of 10 to 15 participants

Excluded:

International airfare
Drinks and beverages
Tips and gratuities
Any tours, services or items of a personal nature not specified as included in the package
$26.00 international airport departure tax

We will gladly arrange round trip flights for participants at competitive rates



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