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A Bit of Everything (8 days / 7 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   San Jose
v/   Arenal trip
v/   Tortuguero
v/   Manuel Antonio
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An exhilarating tour covering the essential Costa Rica - its incredible diversity of nature
Day 1:Arrive in San José
Day 2:San José
Day 3:San José - Tortuguero
Day 4:Tortuguero
Day 5:Tortuguero - Manuel Antonio
Day 6:Manuel Antonio
Day 7:Manuel Antonio - San Jose  
Day 8:Fly out from San Jose


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
Balmoral
Balmoral
San Jose
Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street
112 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Mawamba Lodge
Mawamba Lodge
Tortuguero
711 0670 /
58 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Casitas Eclipse
Casitas Eclipse
Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio
27 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Day 1:  Arrive in San José
Upon arrival our representative will be waiting for you at the International Airport to take you Balmoral hotel, located 25 minutes from the International Airport Overnight at San Jose. 

(Included meals : N / A).
Day 2:  San José
One-day tour to Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs, includes snacks and dinner. Few sites in Costa Rica inspire more respect and admiration than the Arenal Volcano. Sometimes lava can be seen flowing from its interior and, if mother nature permits, you will may have the pleasure of seeing a spectacular eruption.However, often the peak will be covered by clouds.Then visit the thermal waters of Tabacón where you will be able to benefit from their curing effects.Includes entrance fees, snack and dinner. Return to San Jose and overnight at Balmoral Hotel in San Jose

(Included meals : Breakfast , snacks , Dinner).
Day 3:  San José - Tortuguero
Our trip begins early with breakfast at Rio Danta Restaurant and Private reserve en route to the embarkation point of Matina. We drive through the spectacular rain forests of Braulio Carrillo National Park, just 30 minutes from San José. Enjoy a buffet of tropical fruits at Matina before boarding a boat specially designed for canal navigation. A two-hour trip through the canals will take us to Mawamba Lodge...just in time for lunch! You will be at your leisure in the afternoon to experience the local culture and habitat, visit some of the area´s wonderful natural attractions, walk the nature trails or just relax in a luxurious hammock.Our resident biologist will present a slide show on Tortuguero´s natural history in the early evening and, in season, an optional night tour will take you to view the nesting turtles. Overnight at Tortuguero.

(Included meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner). 
Day 4:  Tortuguero
Early this morning we will enjoy a guided tour of the smaller canals in smaller, open boats that will allow you better visibility to observe the vast plant & animal life of this Jungle rainforest region. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight in Tortuguero at Mawamba Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner). 
Day 5:  Tortuguero - Manuel Antonio
Transfer by domestic flight from Tortuguero airstrip to San Jose, to connect with your private ground transfer to Manuel Antonio and to the Hotel Casitas Eclipse Located in Manuel Antonio. The hotel has 25 rooms; the standard rooms have ceiling fan and air conditioning, private bath and hot water. The suites have the same facilities as the standard rooms, plus a kitchen and living room. The facilities available are: 3 swimming pools, bar, restaurant and optional tours in the area. Overnight at Manuel Antonio.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
Day 6:  Manuel Antonio
Day at leisure at Casitas Eclipse to do one of the many activities like Dolphin watch, guided hike to Manuel Antonio National Park or simply relax. Overnight at Casitas Eclipse. Overnight at Manuel Antonio.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
Day 7:  Manuel Antonio - San Jose  
Shuttle transfer from Casitas Eclipse back to the Hotel Balmoral. Overnight at San Jose
(Included meals : Breakfast ) .
Day 8:  Fly out from San Jose
Transfer to International Airport in time to connet with your international flight back home. Have a GREAT flight!

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
 
Some comments by past clients
 
Cathy Pollak

Sandra, The same gentleman who picked us up when we arrived also took us back to the airport. He was very nice. We did have a pleasant flight home. The breakfast on American Airlines was good and generous. Besides the misunderstanding about the transfer, we did enjoy the trip. The volcano was fun to see and the hot springs were a treat.

We had good guided tours and saw lots of monkeys, sloths, caymans, banana trees, and beautiful flowers. We liked all of the hotels and meals. As you know, the Hotel Parador was spectacular. The food and the suite that we stayed in was wonderful. I do have many friends who are interested in traveling to Costa Rica and I will recommend you to my friends. Thanks again. I will send you some photos by email next week when we get them organized. Cathy

Forest Frizzell (from USA)

Sandra, our Costa Rica trip was really fun. We were both so amazed by the beauty of the country and the friendliness of the people. In retrospect I am so thankful I had you folks help coordinate our trip.

All the transfers and bookings were really nice and very convenient. Since I only had 8 days and this was my first trip I definitely feel I got to see and do as much as I could have in the short time. I have passed your contact info onto 2 of my friends who are planning trips to Costa Rica. Mahalo, Forest and Yoko

Forest F (from USA)

Sandra, Our trip was awesome!! We had the best time, I was going to add some feedback on your website, as soon as I get a chance. I actually have two friends that are planning trips to Costa Rica and after telling them about how much easier it was to plan everything ahead of time with you folks they are thinking about doing the same thing. I am going to give them your e-mail address so they can e-mail and let you know what they are looking for. Regards, -Forest

 

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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Daily