Costa Rica in 7 Days

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A Week In Paradise

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The perfect introduction to the natural treasures of Costa Rica, discover the lush rainforests and volcanoes of Arenal before kicking back on the idyllic Pacific coast in Samara.

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Arenal
Guanacaste
Samara
Included
All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Breakfast only
Availability
Departures available until
until December 2023
available
From + $310
Categories available
self-drive
included
shuttle transfers
From + $100

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Accommodation: 6 Nights

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Included activities

Included

Included activity for day 2 in Arenal

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano

Take a guided hiking excursion to the Mirador el Silencio to discover the abundant landscapes of the incredible Arenal Volcano! Discover the rich flora and fauna of the rainforest and learn about one of Costa Rica's most iconic natural wonders.

What's included: Transfer, bilingual guide, entrance to the park

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Suggested activity for day 2

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Paradise Hot Springs Pass

Enjoy an evening of indulgence with a pass to the Paradise Natural Hot Springs, heated by the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy access to three different hot pools and two hydromassage hot tubs, perfect for relaxing in the beautiful tropical surroundings.

What's included: Transportation - Entrance to the hot springs - Dinner

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 3

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Sloth Observation Excursion

Get to know these beloved slow-moving animals, icons of Costa Rica. Head to the aptly named 'Lazy Territory', a small eco-project, home to a population of sloths. Follow the trails and spot both two-toed and three-toed sloths resting in the treetops

What's included: Bottle of mineral water, entrance fee to the park, transfer to and from your hotel with air conditioning and wifi

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 3 in Arenal

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Cloud Forests Excursion

Take a 3km long route which consists of a combination of paths and 8 bridges, where you can explore the different layers of the cloud forest as well as the inhabitants of each of them from the ground up to the treetops.

What's included: Transfer - Bilingual guide - Entrance to the bridges

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 5

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Samara Catamaran Cruise

Explore the rich coastline of Samara on a catamaran cruise. Look out for pods of dolphins and perhaps humpback whales (August-November) as you cruise along the coast. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board and make use of the included snorkeling gear!

What's included: Snacks and beverages such as water, juices, and beer are provided. Round-trip hotel transportation is included.

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - San José - US.
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Compact Rental Car for 7 days (Sedan Economic or similar). *
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  • English-speaking guide during the excursions only.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Rental car security insurance (mandatory) and deposit (USD$750), additional rental car insurance, GPS rental, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included. 

**IMPORTANT: The car rental does not include any insurance, not even the basic mandatory insurance. For the rental of a Sedan, insurance is priced from $17.50 per day plus taxes (13%). The basic mandatory insurance and the additional insurance are paid for by the client when picking up the car at the airport.

*Car Rental Requirements: Valid and original driver's license, issued at least 2 years ago. This is valid for 90 days in Costa Rica, from the date of entry stamped on your passport. An international license is necessary in the case that the license is in another alphabet (Hebrew, Mandarin, etc.). Provisional driver's licenses or photocopies are not accepted. A passport must be stamped upon entry to the country and you must present your Credit Card (only MasterCard, VISA or American Express are accepted) to cover the security deposit of USD$750. Deposit with Debit Card or cash is not allowed. Please note that the minimum age to rent a car is 23 years.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    Visa is not required for stays less than 90 days.
  • Currency
    Costa Rican Colon
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Electricity
    110 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 06:00
  • Other useful information
    Local emergency number: 128
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.visitcostarica.com/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

Children: 2 - 10 years.

 
 
 
 

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