Arrive San Jose
Upon Arrival transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodation.
San Jose - Tortuguero
Early in the morning, you will travel by bus through the mountains and rainforest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park until the village of Siquirres on the Caribbean lowlands. Once there, you will board the boat and continue along the canals that run parallel to the Caribbean Coast. Tortuguero National Park will be your final destination. During the afternoon visit to the Turtle Museum and the picturesque Tortuguero village.
After breakfast travel along the Tortuguero Canals which are ideal to spot the wildlife of the area. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the private trails of the lodge, ride a boat through the canals (at an additional cost) or just relax by the swimming pool.
Tortuguero - Arenal
After breakfast, you will return by boat to Matina, from where you will be transferred by land to the Arenal Volcano area in the northern lowlands (4 hours drive).
Arenal Volcano is one of the world's most spectacular volcanoes. In addition to huge ash columns and eruptions of glowing rock, the volcano occasionally sets off pyroclastic avalanches- a dramatic flow of fast moving hot gas and rock. Arenal has maintained constant activity since the time it re-awoke, after a span of nearly 400 years, with a huge eruption in 1968.
Arenal eruptions are of the strombolian type - they are frequent and moderate.
There are a wide variety of to choose from in the Arenal area: rafting, hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, waterfall rappelling, hot springs, hanging bridges, canopy tours, zip lines, wildlife viewing, and even cave tours
Free morning for optional activities. Late in the afternoon, our local guided will meet you for a tour to the Arenal Volcano National Park, where you will observe the impact of recent volcanic eruptions in the vegetation and pasturelands on the skirts of the volcano. The Arenal, which has been in constant activity for more than 30 years, is definitively the main attraction in this area. After visiting the volcano, you will have a chance to take a relaxing dip at Ecotermales Hot Springs. Overnight at Hotel Arenal Springs, Junior Suite
Arenal - Manuel Antonio
With the establishment of Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve, for future generations, one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country's smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequaled.
Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. This beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and the snorkeling is excellent too. The forest is home for sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. And the trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos, and is near a good selection of hotels and restaurants.
Visiting the park, one is treated to an abundant diversity of wildlife. Cathedral Point, with its forest topped cliffs was once an island, but is now connected to the coast by a thin strip of island. This land bridge now forms the spine separating the parks two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. The southern facing beach, Playa Manuel Antonio, is a picturesque half mile long, white sand crescent bisecting deep green foliage to one side and a private, secluded cove to the other
Depart San Jose
Today you will be transferred to San Jose for your journey home. B