Costa Rica in 12 Days

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Tropical Rainforests & Beach Escape

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Our classic tour of Costa Rica, discover the landscapes and hot springs of Arenal, the cloud forests of Monteverde and the sun-kissed beaches of Tamarindo.

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Arenal
La Fortuna Waterfall
Monteverde
San José
Tamarindo
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Breakfast only
Availability
Departures available until
until December 2023
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From + $680
Categories available
charm
included
superior
From + $800

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Accommodation: 11 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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Included activity for day 3 in Arenal
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Hanging Bridges of Arenal

Enjoy a Hanging Bridges Excursion through the lush, abundant rainforest of Arenal. Admire the beauty of the forest and the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano and gain valuable insight into the native plant and animal species from your expert guide.

What's included: Entrance to the bridges

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Included activity for day 6 in Monteverde
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:45 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Excursion to Monteverde Cloud Forest

Explore the rich cloud forests and extensive nature trails of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Observe wildlife ranging from jaguars to butterflies and quetzals as you traverse a number of different trails through 8 different ‘life-zones’.

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Included activity for day 7 in Monteverde
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 17:45 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Monteverde Night Walk

Discover the abundant wildlife of Monteverde after dark as you take several different trails around the well-preserved reserve. Your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment for the best chance of spotting nocturnal species!

What's included: Flashlight

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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 4
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Half-Day Horse Riding Excursion

Set off on a scenic horseback ride to appreciate the beauty of nature and the sounds, colour and energy of the rainforest. Ascend to a viewpoint where you will have an impressive view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - Equipment - Horseback riding

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 6
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 7:45 / 13:45 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Monteverde Canopy High Ropes Tour

Explore the canopy on one of the longest cables in the country and cross suspension bridges and zip lines of more than 900 feet high, from where you can explore the treetops and the wide biological diversity of the rainforest.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - 13 zipline cables and 15 platforms

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 10
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:20 / 12:50 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Tamarindo Catamaran Excursion

Experience a catamaran tour of a special kind. In addition to beautiful landscapes over the water, enjoy snorkelling and an included buffet brunch.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - Catamaran ride - Sancks Buffet - Beverages - Snorkeling equipment - Paddle Board - Kayak

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - San Jose - US
  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 11 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Boat Safari in the Tamarindo Estuary.
  • Exclusive access to Langosta Beach Club. *
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  • English speaking guide only during the excursions.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included. 

* As a guest of Wyndham Tamarindo you have exclusive access to Langosta Beach Club, located in Tamarindo, on the road to Playa Langosta.

  • 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.

Children: 2 - 10 years.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

 

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