Costa Rica: Rainforests and volcanoes (6 days – 5 nights)

This short 6 days’ trip includes two of the best spots for adventure and nature lovers: Monteverde rain forest, and Arenal volcano area. It includes 3 days of hikes in different environments, stand up paddling in Lake Arenal and other adventures. A good fitness is required. Pace is fast. Note: We can set the same trip, but with smoother activities, contact us for a custom itinerary!

Included

  • Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Door to door transportation as stated on the itinerary (Days 1 to day 6 – Mostly shared unless stated otherwise in the itinerary).
  • Boat transfer on Lake Arenal on day 2.
  • All activities with admissions from day 2 to day 5 with bilingual guide (Tours and transfers are mostly shared unless stated otherwise in the itinerary).
  • Meals as per description.
  • Local sales taxes.

Not included

  • International airfares.
  • Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
  • Other activities suggested but not included.
  • Travel insurance.

Arrival in San Jose – Monteverde Day 1: Arrival in San Jose – Monteverde   

On your arrival at the International airport in San Jose, you will be transferred to Monteverde with a private transfer.
Accommodation at Hotel Monteverde Country Lodge 3*. Meals: –

Monteverde – Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour – Van – Boat in Lake Arenal – Van to Arenal/La Fortuna

Day 2: Monteverde – Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour – Van – Boat in Lake Arenal – Van to Arenal/La Fortuna

You will be picked up to begin today’s adventure! You will go hiking in Monteverde cloud forest reserve along with a naturalist guide. The Monteverde cloud forest is unlike any other forest: its towering old-growth trees and interesting wildlife continues to blow people away. If you are lucky you might spot a Quetzal, one of the most beautiful birds in the world! Return to your hotel after the tour.
In the early afternoon, you will be picked up at your hotel and will be driven to Arenal/La Fortuna. Travel in the most adventures way to Arenal: Boat crossing Lake Arenal with great views of Arenal Volcano and land transfer to your hotel.
Note: Tours and transfers are shared.
Arrival and Check-in at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3*. Meals: B

Arenal/La Fortuna – Cerro Chato & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike – Arenal/La FortunaDay 3: Arenal/La Fortuna –  Cerro Chato & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike – Arenal/La Fortuna

Breakfast and transfer to Observatory Lodge. From here start the hike toward the summit of Chato Hill through a very dense primary forest. This extreme 4-5-hour hike will take through lush beautiful rainforest enjoying gorgeous views of the surrounding towns, La Fortuna and the iconic Arenal volcano. You can hike to the crater’s edge and then drop down and see the emerald green lake that exists inside. After hiking to the bottom, you will reach La Fortuna waterfall. Here, you will be able to jump into the cool, refreshing waters of this crystalline pool before heading up to the top! This will be an unforgettable experience full of nature, beauty, and good workouts!
Note: Tours are shared.
Overnight at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3*. Meals: B-L

Arenal/La Fortuna – Celeste River & Tenorio Volcano Hike – Arenal/La FortunaDay 4: Arenal/La Fortuna – Celeste River & Tenorio Volcano Hike – Arenal/La Fortuna

This is a great challenging adventure! Start with a 5-miles hike (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rain forest of the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Arrive in “Los Teñideros” of the Rio Celeste and admire this heavenly color blue river. Through trails, rich with ecological wonders, reach the natural hot springs and taker a dip all while observing the attractions of Tenorio Volcano. The hike continues through the jungle to seek out the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our decent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind! Return to your hotel after the tour.
Note: Tours and transfers are shared.
Overnight at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3*. Meals: B-L

Arenal/La Fortuna – Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Lessons on Lake Arenal – San JoseDay 5: Arenal/La Fortuna – Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Lessons on Lake Arenal – San Jose

Today get ready to Walk on Water! We transfer you to Lake Arenal to take a Stand Up Paddling lesson. Stand Up Paddling looks exactly as it sounds: you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant board similar to a surfboard & use a long paddle to move yourself along. You will feel like you are walking in water! You will have the picturesque, behemoth Arenal Volcano as gorgeous the backdrop of your photos when doing the Stand Up Paddling in Arenal. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel. Later, transfer to the central valley to San Jose.
Note: Tours and transfers are shared.
Arrival and check-in at Hotel Holiday Inn San Jose Airport 3* sup. Meals: B-Snacks

Day 6 -Day 6: San Jose City – San Jose Airport

Today you will be transferred to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose with the complementary shuttle bus to board your flight back to your country. An extension to the beach is available. Please consult with us!

Starting from $ per person (Based on 2 Travelers)

* Upgraded properties in each destination are available. Please consult with us for additional rates and more information.

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