(San José, Arenal, Monteverde)
Time slows. Your heart races. Billions of nerve endings come alive in anticipation of the next sensation. You’re having an adrenaline rush.
Get your adventure on in one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world! Explore mangrove swamps, ancient rainforests and active volcanoes. Feel your adrenaline pump as you rappel down a waterfall, soar above treetops on a zipline, hike through emerald green jungles and cruise down river on safari. When your muscles need a break, soak them in one of the many thermal hot springs. At night, relax comfortably in cozy yet elegant accommodations.
Your private 4x4 vehicle will pick you up and drive you through a tropical rainforest (talk about off-roading) until you come to a magnificent waterfall. Take a good look because you’re about to rappel down it. At the bottom, hike the densely forested trails and spot howler monkeys and vibrant-colored toucans. Head to Tenorio National Park and witness the magic of The Rio Celeste, where two clear rivers merge and turn blue thanks to a chemical reaction from the volcanic minerals present. Experience a safari down the Penas Blancas River and keep an eye out for monkeys, iguanas and Jesus Christ Lizards that actually walk on water. When the sun goes down, take in one of the best natural shows around on a guided tour of the forest glimpsing fruit bats, sloths, owls and many different species of frogs. This is an experience you’ll never forget!
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Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle, and professional driver. The transfer is approximately 30 mins (22km/14mi).
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival.
Family Welcome Package based on 2 parents with children. (2 parents + 1 child = 3 pax).
Seated in San Jose's downtown core, the Hotel Presidente is a modern hotel with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. The 100 rooms are equipped with air conditioning and all the features of home. Rooms are clean, and comfortably appointed. One may dine at the hotel restaurant or visit any of a plethora of hotels in the city. The hotel bar is known for great people-watching, as it has a bar counter looking onto the street. The Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from Juan Santamaría International Airport. Guests staying at the Presidente will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from San José’s cultural and historical landmarks, including the National Theater, Gold, Jade and National Museums. Bustling downtown San José houses Costa Rica’s financial district, along with most governmental offices and institutions. The Central Avenue Boulevard and its surrounding parks and plazas have been called the biggest outdoor shopping center in Central America.
Don’t lose a day to travel! Enjoy a great day of rafting on the way from San Jose to La Fortuna. A shared van will pick you up in San Jose and then you will raft some of Costa Ricas best whitewater, on the Pacuare river (Class 3/4 rafting). After your rafting trip we will drop you off in La Fortuna at about 06.30pm. Great way to save on transportation costs and time in an adventurous way! Minimum age required: 12 years old
Located only 2 and-a-half hours from San José, the hotel Arenal Springs offers the perfect combination of relaxation, comfort, and lush tropical scenery, as well as the best view of the Arenal Volcano from any vantage point in the region.
Waterfall repelling is known as "canyoning". You will be picked up from your hotel and begin your adventure with a 30-minute 4x4 drive into the tropical rain forest outside the town of La Fortuna, in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano. This adventure includes 5 rappels, 4 of which are alongside or right in waterfalls, and one dry rock face. After this sensational adventure you will return to the base camp to enjoy lunch. Return to the hotel after the tour has finished. You are required to be in good physical condition to participate. Morning departure, duration 4 hours approx.
Recommended list of items to bring: easy dry clothes, bathing suit, secure shoes (sports sandals and water shoes are best), change of clothing for after the tour and sunscreen.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the rainforest close to the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a leisurely hike for 1.5 hours through the rainforest while your private guide offers the history of the Arenal Volcano. This park is located at the base of the Arenal Volcano and is filled with wildlife including monkeys, toucans, coati and a large variety of bird species. Conclude the tour at the Springs Resort - soak in the hot mineral baths and enjoy! After a soothing soak in the hot springs, enjoy a lovely dinner at The Springs Resort, prepared in a colonial style rustic kitchen. Enjoy the local cuisine - a true authentic experience. Return to your hotel in the evening after a delicious dinner (included in the tour cost).
Pick-up: 3:45 , Duration Approximately 6 hours
The Rio Celeste hike is a journey through a mysterious and enchanting area. You will navigate through secondary and primary rainforest within the Tenorio National Park. It is wonderful opportunity to a observe a diverse range of plant and animal species. As the hike continues you will begin to hear the waters of the Rio Celeste. When you first see the river, the first thing you will notice is the blue hue of the water. The hike continues to wind along the banks of the Celeste river, the more up stream you hike the deeper the color of the water. As the hike continues you will reach the point where the clear Buena Vista and Roble rivers merge to form the blue waters of the Celeste river. It is an extraordinary site. The hike continues onto a wonderful waterfall along trails of the Tenorio National Park. Finally all the long hiking will be rewarded with a delicious meal (included) and fresh fruit. This hike is recommended for people in good physical condition; although not physically grueling it does require good health and stamina. Wear comfortable shoes and bring you camera, it is a great opportunity to document some of the wonders of the rainforest. (Includes roundtrip transporation from the hotel)
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the embarkation point of the Peñas Blancas river. Enjoy a private, guided 2 hour safari style float trip down the lower Peñas Blancas river. The leisurely pace allows you to enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of this tropical setting. Be sure to keep an eye out for monkeys, toucans, Jesus Christ Lizards, caimans, iguanas and a wide assortment of bird species (private guide/raft). Morning Departure, Duration 4 Hours (approximately)
When the night begins we are going to dive into the depths of our secondary forest to be able to see one of the most interesting natural shows that you can enjoy in the area of La Fortuna. Mammals like the Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), Coatis (Nasua Larica), Fruit Bats (Artibeus jamaicensis), the impressive Owl with glasses (Pulsatrix perspicillata), and even the odd Stick Insect (Ctenomorpha Chronus) and others can be seen in their natural habitat. We will also observe over 15 species of frogs typical of a tropical rain forest, including the striking Red Eye Frog (Agalychnis callidryas). Your tour will include a visit to the frog pond and snake terrariums which are magically transformed into a very different setting ,than what is seen on the daytime tour.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Lake Arenal. Board a motor boat and cross the lake while observing scenic views of the Arenal Volcano (45 mins). Private vehicle transfer to your hotel in Monteverde.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the tour starting point. Extremo canopy has one of the most beautiful views of the area all from a bird’s eye view flying through the treetops of the Monteverde Cloud Forest . You will get your adrenaline pumping when doing the big tarzan swing, the giant rappel, and feeling fantastic distance between each one of the cables that stretch across the canopy up to 2550 feet long and 450 feet high. Morning/Afternoon Departures, Duration 3 Hours (approximately) Return to the hotel after the tour.
The Hotel Fonda Vela is located in beautiful Monteverde, famous for its rare and gorgeous cloud forest and friendly community. The climate is refreshing, often referred to as "eternal spring". The views of the Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel's 1,400 meter (4,200 foot) elevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an ideal destination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders of the tropics. A visit of at least two nights or more in Monteverde is recommended. Experience Hotel Fonda Vela's natural approach to life -- with style! Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, the buildings are an attractive part of the lush, tropical mountainside. The rooms are cozy, yet elegant, spacious and comfortable. Each room is designed with the environment in mind. For example, large windows help to bring the outdoors inside. The Fonda Vela was built with the idea of being a nurturing experience, environmentally, culturally and spiritually. The guests play an important part in fulfilling this dream.
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Monteverde Cloud forest. Explore the enchanted Monteverde Cloud forest with a set of expert eyes during this privately guided walk. Explore different trails in search of birds and mammals and discuss the amazing diversity of plants. Half day excursion (4 hrs).
Enjoy time at leisure in Monteverde. There are a plethora of optional activities you can pre-book to fill your time while in the cloud forest. Please let us know if you wish to add one of the following tours to your itinerary before you go (optional activities are an additional cost). Optional activities include: Ziplining, Suspended Bridges, ATV, Horseback riding, Serpentarium, Coffee Tour, Cloudforest Hiking, Night Hike, etc.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to San Jose.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Costa Rica for the most up to date visa information.
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