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Tour & Drive

Tour & Drive Nº1
Package 4x4
$1,305.00 per person
Trip Details
Itinerary in brief
10 days-09 nights
Departures daily
San José 2 nts
Arenal Volcano 2 nts
Monteverde Cloud Forest 2 nts
Montezuma Beach 3 nts
 

Tour & Drive Nº2
Package 4x4
$1,490.00 per person
Trip Details
Itinerary in brief
12 days-11 nights
Departures daily
San José 2 nts
Arenal Volcano 2 nt
Monteverde Cloud Forest 2 nts
Dominical Beach 2 nts
Corcovado 3 nts
 

Tour & Drive Nº3
Package 4x4
$1,085.00 per person
Trip Details
Itinerary in brief
9 days-08 nights
Departures daily
San José 2 nts
Turrialba 2 nts
Bahía Ballena 2 nts
Piedras Blancas 2 nts
 

 

Tour & Drive Nº1

A wonderful combination of volcanoes, nature and luxury accommodations. We have designed this package to feature many of Costa Rica’s highlights such as cloud forest, active volcano with hot springs, and the beautiful Montezuma beach: imagine the beach just outside your bungalow, sumptuous breakfasts and exotic candle-lit dinners, monkeys in the trees and coatis roaming wild.

Itinerary:
Day 01: San Jose
Upon arrival at Juan Santamaría International airport, our driver will meet and transfer you to Corteza Amarilla Art Lodge located just 15 minutes from the airport and 12 minutes from San Jose Downtown. Built in a 4500 square meters property, and with a unique type of architecture mixing Art Noveau, Deco, Barroque and some oriental influence, the hotel provides you a tropical atmosphere, surrounded by exotic gardens. The hotel offers a spa and restaurant.


Day 02: San Jose/ Arenal
After a delicious breakfast, you will pick a 4x4 car up at your hotel and drive to Arenal Volcano, the Costa Rica’s most spectacular geological attraction. The very active Arenal Volcano frequently emits sounds of violent explosions, attended by clouds of gray, brown, and orange gases. Overnight at Lost Iguana resort. The Lost Iguana Resort is a boutique hotel with 42 uniquely appointed rooms on 120 acres in a primal rainforest. All rooms have perfect views of the volcano. Enjoy trails through the jungle, a hot swim up bar & open air restaurant, plus a secluded spa with saunas, gymnasium and massage bungalows. The perfect romantic getaway, the luxury suite provides a restful haven after a long day of adventure. In addition to the amenities of the deluxe room, luxury suite also includes: dining area with refrigerator and coffee service, sitting Area, and jacuzzi Baths on deck with views of the Jungle and Volcano.

Day 03: Arenal
A spectacular buffet breakfast will be waiting for you. Free day to enjoy the area We recommend you to visit Tabacón hot springs, where you can sooth your muscles in the clear, relaxing thermal springs. Overnight at Lost Iguana Resort.



Day 04: Arenal/ Monteverde Cloud Forest
Breakfast. In the morning, you will travel to Monteverde. Monteverde is the Costa Rica's premier cloud forest. This 26,000-acre reserve is home to an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Overnight at El Establo hotel.
El Establo hotel, is one of the most luxurious hotels in Monteverde. It is owned by a Quaker/Costa Rican family and it is located in Cerro Plano, this is a convenient place from where to start exploring the area. Monteverde Cloud forest is world famous for its beautiful landscapes and abundant flora and fauna.

 

Day 05: Monteverde Cloud Forest
After breakfast, you will have a free day to enjoy the area. We recommend you to visit Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve. Overnight at El Establo hotel.

Day 06: Monteverde / Montezuma
Departure to Montezuma beach. The Montezuma area has beautiful beaches that you can often find almost deserted and some waterfalls hikes. Candle lit dinner. Overnight at Ylang Ylang resort. Located on 20 acres of white sand beach and set in lush tropical gardens is this hidden gem. A secluded romantic getaway for travelers who want a casual resort and love the sounds of the ocean! Imagine the beach just outside your bungalow... Sumptuous breakfasts and exotic candle-lit dinners... monkeys in the trees and coatis, agoutis and pacas roaming wild.

Day 07: Montezuma beach
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the beach. We recommend you to visit Mal Pais and Cabo Blanco beach. Candle lit dinner. Overnight at Ylang Ylang resort.

Day 08: Montezuma beach
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the beach. Candle lit dinner. Overnight at Ylang Ylang resort.

 

Day 09: Montezuma beach / San José
Breakfast. Departure to San José. Return the car in the main office or in your hotel. Overnight at Corteza Amarilla Lodge.

Day 10: San José/home departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport

Includes:
• Transfer airport –San José hotel – airport
• 08 days of Hyndai Tucson 4x4 including basic insurance
• 02 nights in San Jose
• 02 nights in Arenal area
• 02 nights in Monteverde
• 03 nights in Montezuma Beach
• 08 breakfasts, 03 dinners
• Hotel taxes


Rate From:
$1,305.00 per person
in double occupancy
Rate in US dollars valid just for this quotation

 

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Tour & Drive Nº2

If you are a nature lover this package is perfect for you: from the active Arenal Volcano to the magical Monteverde Cloud Forest, then rest in a beautiful beach surronded by lush tropical vegetation and feel the intense of nature at Corcovado National Park.

Itinerary:
Day 01: San Jose
Arrival to San José where our driver will meet and transfer you to Country Inn and Suites hotel in San José, located 10 minutes away from the international airport. The Country Inn & Suites provides guests with cozy, comfortable lodging in San Jose, surrounded by a lovely tropical atmosphere. The hotel features rooms and suites offer air conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, laundry service, telephone, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and much more. Overnight at Country Inn and Suites Hotel.

Day 02: San Jose/ Arenal Volcano
After breakfast you will pick a 4x4 car up at your hotel and drive to Arenal Volcano, the Costa Rica’s most spectacular geological attraction. The Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. In the evening you will visit the hot springs of Tabacón , where you can relax in the soothing waters and be caressed by the cool night air while observing the volcano. Overnight at Arenal Volcano Inn hotel, a small and cozy hotel, located on the way to the volcano, the hotel has two swimming pools, one for adults and one for children, plus a Jacuzzi with temperate water, bar, restaurant, spa, and all of the rooms with view to Arenal Volcano, equipped with air conditioning, minibar, private bathroom, hot water and terrace.

Day 03: Arenal Volcano
Breakfast. Free time to enjoy the area. Overnight at Arenal Volcano Inn hotel.

Day 04: Arenal/ Monteverde Cloud forest
After breakfast, departure to Monteverde Cloud Forest, one of the richest and most diverse tropical cloud forests in the world. Free afternoon to enjoy the area. Overnight at Claro de Luna Hotel. Located on a small farm, Claro de Luna hotel has great views of the Gulf of Nicoya (Pacific) and the mountains of Monteverde. The most beautiful Mahogany wood house nicely finished with an excellent ambiance special decorated rooms. Claro de Luna B&B offers comfortable rooms with spacious, private bathroom with hot water. The hotel is surrounded by lovely tropical gardens and in the mornings a delicious breakfast awaits you.

Day 05: Monteverde Cloud Forest
After breakfast, you will be taken to the Walkways; this is a unique system of suspension bridges that zigzag through deep canyons at the level of the treetops and also enjoy the canopy tour adventure, then you will have free afternoon to enjoy other attractions of the area. Overnight at Claro de Luna Hotel.


Day 06: Monteverde Cloud Forest/ Uvita Beach
After enjoying breakfast, departure to Uvita beach. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach and the area. Overnight at La Cusinga Lodge.La Cusinga Lodge is a coastal rain forest eco lodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education. Its location on the southern Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation. In addition La Cusinga is part of a private nature reserve that supplies the visitor with an unparalleled look at Costa Rican wildlife and rain forest. The reserve consists primarily of 250 hectares of virgin rain forest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest. On Costa Rica’s still wild south-western Pacific coast, La Cusinga Lodge borders Ballena Marine National Park which was developed to protect the humpback whales that frequent the coast. La Cusinga Lodge was established in order to share the unique site with Costa Ricans as well as international visitors. Besides getting exposure to rural Costa Rican culture and beautiful vistas, visitors have access to highly prolific areas of primary tropical rain forest.


Day 07: Uvita Beach

Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the area. Overnight at La Cusinga Lodge.

Day 08: Dominical / Corcovado National Park
Breakfast. Drop the car rental off at Sierpe. Boat transfer to Pirate Cove. Lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach. Dinner. Ovenight at Pirate Cove, a small hotel, consisting of comfortable cabins and bungalows, located on Osa Peninsula, the most bio-diversified area of Costa Rica. In Pirate Cove you will experience the true pristine and nature beauty of Costa Rica and nearby Corcovado National Park.

Drake Bay is an oasis of natural beauty and peace in our increasingly hectic world. The hotel offers a simpler lifestyle that is more in tune with nature. However, this version of eco-tourism doesn't mean you'll sleep rough! All beds have orthopedic mattresses. All cabins and bungalows at Pirate Cove Hotel have hot water showers and 24-hour electricity. A delicious European-Costa Rican style cooking, homemade bread ,and deserts receive very high praise.

Day 09: Corcovado National Park
You have to wake up really early to eat breakfast and be ready to leave for the park before 7:00 a.m.
Corcovado National Park is probably the most isolated and beautiful park in the country. You can see all four Costa Rican species of monkeys there. Bring your bird book because there are over 400 species in the area. However, it's not easy spotting them among the dense primary rainforest.

Watch your step so you don't get in the way of the army ants. Your guide will show you strange and wonderful trees such as the "Leche de Vaca" (which the Indians used to cure ulcers) and the "Walking Tree" (which actually moves several inches each year). He will explain more or less how this special ecosystem functions, although the greatest experts admit they may know less than half of the total species that live here. There may be one hundred different types of trees in one hundred meters. At midday you stop to eat your picnic lunch on a deserted beach or else swim at San Pedrillo waterfall. The 4-5 hour walk is not terribly difficult but be prepared for a lot of ups and downs through the uneven jungle. You will be ready for a shower and a snooze when you return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at Pirate Cove.

Day 10: Corcovado National Park/ Snorkeling in Caño Island
After breakfast, tour to Caño Island, Caño Island consists of approximately 200 hectares (500 acres) and lies 15 kilometers offshore. The waters are also filled with treasure. For snorkeling the island is fantastic. The blue water is home to many tropical Pacific reef fish, just a few meters from the white sand beach you will find creatures ranging from angelfish to the occasional small reef shark. This tour lasts all day and includes a picnic lunch and snorkeling equipment. Dinner. Overnight Pirate Cove.

Day 11: Corcovado National Park/ San Jose
Breakfast. Domestic flight from Palmar Sur to San José, then transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Country Inn and Suites Hotel.

Day 12: San Jose/ Flight back
After breakfast our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the International Airport for your flight back home.

Includes:
• Ground transportation: airport -hotel- airport.
• 06 days of rental car Daihatsu Bego 4x4 including basic insurance
• Land and boat transportation from Dominical to Corcovado
• Domestic airflight from Palmar Sur to San José
• 02 nights in San José
• 02 nights in Arenal.
• 02 nights in Monteverde
• 02 nights in Dominical beach
• 03 nights in Corcovado
• 11 Breakfasts, 03 lunches and 03 dinners.
• Tours: entrance fee to Tabacón Hot Springs, canopy and hanging bridges, Corcovado National Park, snorkeling in Caño Island


Note: Guarantee deposit for the rent of the car $750,00 with credit card.

Rate From:
$1,490.00 per person
in double occupancy
Rate in US dollars valid just for this quotation

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Tour & Drive Nº3

Explore the biodiversity of the rain forest and the isolated beaches of the South Pacific driving by yourselves

Itinerary:

Day 01: San José
Upon arrival to Juan Santamaría International airport, our driver will meet and transfer you to San José. Overnight at Boutique Jade Hotel.
30 cozy rooms built around a tropical, peaceful indoor courtyard. Boutique Hotel Jade, under European Management, offers a relaxing and comfortable environment for your stay in San Jose whether it’s for business or for pleasure.

Day 02: San José/ Turrialba
Breakfast in the hotel. Pick a Daihatsu Bego 4x4 up at your hotel to continue to Turrialba. Turrialba is a small farming town of about 60,000 people lies in an area 65 k (45 miles) east of San Jose. The valleys and mountains in this part of Costa Rica are known for their rich, fertile soil and majestic mountain scenery.

Overnight at Casa Turire Hotel. Casa Turire is a heaven of gracious charm set in the verdant, agricultural region of Turrialba, and it is an ideal base camp for exploring Costa Rica. It has twelve rooms and four suites. These spacious rooms with strong, beautiful wood floors, high ceilings, and private balconies offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills. Each room welcomes you with direct dial telephones, satellite TV, hair dryers, and toilettes in the bathrooms.

Day 03: Turrialba/ Pacuare River Rafting
Breakfast. Tour to Pacuare River Rafting: The Pacuare River is ranked as one of the top five rivers in the world to white water raft. What earns the Pacuare River this acclaim is its eighteen miles of class III and class IV rapids and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Costa Rica. You will enjoy the thrill of the rapids, as well as the natural beauty that surrounds the river such as cascading waterfalls and a variety of tropical flora and fauna. We provide experienced, specialized rafting guides, top of the line equipment, and a day full of safe and exciting adventures on the Rio Pacuare.

We begin the tour near the town of Tres Equis; one hour East of Turrialba. Before entering the river, our guides give an important safety talk, familiarizing rafters with the necessary commands and safety instructions that you will need on the river. After practicing all of the commands and drills you will start rafting the river. As well as enjoying the thrill of the rapids, we also stop along to way to hike up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and to better enjoy some of the wildlife that we see along the way.
Halfway through the tour we stop at our camp which is located on a hillside in a bend of the river so you have a tremendous view of the Pacuare and the surrounding mountains.

The guides prepare a delicious meal for you while you rest and enjoy the scenic views and the various flora and fauna of this region. After lunch, you continue your adventure down the river, braving more rapids and taking in the awesome surroundings. The tour stops when you reach a bridge in the town of Siquirres. This tour takes approximately 4 hours (on the river), with a break to have lunch in the middle of the trip. Overnight at Casa Turire Hotel.

Day 04: Turrialba/ Marino Ballena National Park
Breakfast. Departure to Marino Ballena National Park, located in the Southern Pacific, this National Park was created to protect the humpback whales that frequent from the northern and southern hemispheres. Overnight at La Cusinga Lodge. This is a coastal rain forest ecolodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education. Its location provides guests with sweeping ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation. In addition, La Cusinga is part of a private nature reserve that supplies the visitor with an unparalleled look at Costa Rican wildlife and rain forest.

Day 05: Marino Ballena National Park
Breakfast. We will launch the kayaks at Playa Arco. Along the way we may stop to watch birds, monkeys, sloth’s, etc. Aside from exuberant flora and fauna you will also see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. At the put-in, our bilingual guides will tell you all about the park's history and teach you important safety techniques. We do our best to make sure that you get what you expect from the tour and will provide you the safest equipment available.
An easy 45 minutes paddle brings us to Ballena Island where a lunch of fruit and cold drinks in tropical style will be provided. We will then snorkel around the island, observing the richest marine fauna in the area. Or, if you prefer, you may choose to simply relax on the island and explore the numerous caves. After an adventurous day we’ll paddle back to Playa Arco and return to the hotel. Overnight at La Cusinga Lodge.

Day 06: Marino Ballena National Park/ Piedras Blancas National Park
Breakfast. Snorkeling and kayaking tour: Continue to Piedras Blancas National Park, this park originally conceived as part of Corcovado National Park. Overnight at Esquinas Rain Forest Lodge. Esquinas Rainforest Lodge is surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched wilderness. It is a retreat for nature lovers wishing to experience the sounds and sights of a tropical rain forest in a tranquil, undisturbed atmosphere. All rooms have a private bathroom with hot water shower, ceiling fan and full screening. Each room is decorated with colorful materials woven by the Guaymi and Boruca Indians. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 07: Piedras Blancas National Park
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy a large variety of tours that lead you through a jungle with a biodiversity equal to Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. Overnight at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 08: Piedras Blancas National Park/ San José
Breakfast. Departure to San José. Drop the car off at you hotel. Overnight at Boutique Jade Hotel.

Day 09: San Jose/ Flight back home
Breakfast. Transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight back home.

Includes:
• Transfer airport –San José hotel – airport
• Rent of Daihatsu Bego 4x4 for 07 days with regular insurance.
• 02 nights in San Jose
• 02 nights in Turrialba
• 02 nights in Bahía Ballena Area
• 02 nights in Piedras Blancas Area
• Tours: Pacuare River Rafting, snorkeling and kayaking on Marino Ballena National Park.
• 08 breakfasts, 04 lunches and 02 dinners
• Hotel taxes

Note: Guarantee deposit for the rent of the car $750,00 with credit card.

Rate From:
$1,085.00 per person
based on double occupancy
Rate in US dollars valid just for this quotation

 

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