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National Parks and Beach Getaway Tour, Costa Rica

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Costa Rica  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Canopy Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)

Our Rainforest and Beach Getaway starts with an overnight at Sarapiqui region, just one hour from San Jose at the Hacienda Sueño Azul, surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. 2 nights, 3 days at Lirio Lodge at Reserva Pacuare will give the chance to be part of an isolated natural paradise surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere. Reserva Pacuare is an alternative destination of Tortuguero National Park.

Our itinerary continues then to Arenal Rainforest. And Monteverde region. Both of them part of the Northtern Plains which offer several adventure and nature activities such as zip line, tree top hanging bridges, horseback riding, white water rafting and much more. To finalize your exciting vacation, we have added 5 days at Carrillos Beach, Guanacaste. Don´t forget your camera to picture the best sunsets of the whole trip.

Carrillo bay contains 2 kilometer of fine, sandy beaches and a blue shimmering ocean, surrounded by palms. Amazing vies are possible due to the close hill. The bay, protected through some reef, is perfect for swimmers and provides a rich fauna and flora life. Whale and turtle observations are also available to the visitor; best time to participate in those expeditions, normally from November to April.

The Carrillo Beach is an extraordinary destination, including a great diversity of activities to the visitors, like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, sport-fishing and hiking.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival-Sarapiqui. Upon arrival to International Airport, our driver will pick you up and will take you to Sueño Azul hotel or similar in Sarapiqui for one night lodging.

Day 2: Lirio Lodge, Barra del Pacuare. Breakfast included. We will offer a private transfer to El Cruce de Rio Frio where a driver from Lirio Lodge will meet you to continue the trip to Batán. Here you will board a boat for a 25 minutes ride to Lirio Lodge.

In Lirio Lodge our custumers can live the unique experience of being in a safari camp, which allows you to awaken your senses with this environment surrounded by peace and nature, where you will find a natural paradise to explore in a comfortable, safe and quiet environment. Barra del Pacuare is one of the most important places for the arrival of leatherback, green and hawksbill turtles. Once a year, these incredible species come to their birthplace to lay their eggs. In spawning season we can participate in the tour to go see these splendid creatures that are endangered. Enjoy an evening in paradise in our comfortable bungalows, equipped with hot water, solar energy, very comfortable beds, large gardens in front of the deck and a spectacular view of the majestic lagoon Madre de Dios. These bungalows are ideal for couples, families or a person who wants to spend time in harmony with nature.

Day 3: Lirio Lodge B-L-D. Early in the morning you will be waken up by the bird's singing; announcing the new day. With everyone up the canals tour will begin, you will be able to see and explore the lagune and all the tropical paradise. After all the trip, we will return to Lirio Lodge where breakfast will be ready. Feel free to use the canoes and kayacs that Lirio Lodge has for your enjoyment.

Day 4: Arenal Volcano. Breakfast included at Lirio Lodge followed by boat transportation back to Matina Dock in Limon, continue the trip towards Guapiles where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Private transfer to Arenal Region. Here you will stay 2 nights, 3 days are Arenal Paraiso or Arenal Springs hotels.

Day 5: Arenal Hanging Bridges B-L-D. Hotel Arenal Paraiso is one of the most renamed hotels in the area of La Fortuna. Its great variety of services will guarantee that all guests enjoy their vacations. There are 124 rooms, standard, superior and suites. Designed for the enjoyment of its clients, their SPA gives you the best quality with a great variety of treatments. The combination of beautiful vegetation and hot springs which this hotel offers will provide you with total relaxation of body and mind. Today you will enjoy an exciting tour at the Mistico Hanging Bridges. The tour can be offered either in the morning or afternoon.

Day 6: Monteverde: Establo Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included. Transportation will be offered in a shuttle service called “jeep-boat-jeep which will take you through the Arenal Lake towards Monteverde. The service is provided with a van from your hotel to Arenal Lake and then from Rio Chiquito in Monteverde to your hotel. Trip duration around 2.1-2 hours. Lodging at one of the more exclusive hotels of the area, Establo, deluxe room, breakfasts included. The hotel El Establo is the largest and one of the most luxurious hotels in Monteverde. It is owned by a Quaker/Costa Rican family and has 155 very comfortable rooms; Deluxe Rooms, Master Suites and Honeymoon Suites. Located in Cerro Plano this is a convenient place from where to start exploring the area. Monteverde is world famous for its beautiful Cloud Forests and abundant flora and fauna. This hotel is set on a private 150 acres (60 hectares) farm (50% protected primary forest) adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve. It includes tennis, basketball and soccer courts, 2 swimming pools, 2 restaurants and bars, Gym, Spa, Conference Center and a Canopy Tour. The rooms provide excellent views of the Gulf of Nicoya (Pacific) and its amazing sunsets on clear days. The two restaurants at the hotel offer a wide range of options for lunch and dinner. The restaurant "Las Riendas" will allow you to try traditional Costa Rican food as well as varied international dishes, whereas the "Laggus" restaurant is the place to go for fine cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.

The Green Leaf Spa offers a range of Spa treatments giving you a chance to relax after a long day of hiking in the Monteverde area. All rooms have wall to wall carpeting, private bathrooms with hot water (separate bath tub and shower), orthopedic mattresses, refrigerator, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker, hair dryer and safety box. The Deluxe Rooms have two Queen sized beds. The Suites have a loft and are equipped with one King and one Queen sized bed, they also have a desk, mini bar and private balcony. The Honeymoon Suite also has a loft, desk, one King sized bed and a private balcony.

Day 7: Monteverde. Breakfast is included. Today we will offer an exciting guided hiking tour at Curi Cancha Reserve in the morning and a zip line tour in the afternoon. Areas with poor drainages support swamp forests, while other parts – dissected by deep, expansive gorges – have numerous streams tumbling through, creating rapids, waterfalls and standstill pools. It is, however, not merely the forest and landscape that are so diversified. The variable climate and large altitudinal gradient have helped to produce an amazingly heterogeneous set of creatures that live here. Some of these include the jaguar, ocelot, Baird’s tapir, three-wattled bellbird, bare-necked umbrella bird, and the famously elusive resplendent quetzal.

Our Canopy Tour guides start by harnessing you with all the appropriate equipment after which they will lecture you on all the safety procedures to enjoy this amazing adventure with our "Safety First" motto. You will then be flying through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica. Also it is the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest. If you are looking for an extreme Monteverde canopy tour and amazing rides, Selvatura Park's Zip Lines are your best choice. The tour usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers from ages 4 and older. It is a safe adventure for everyone although restrictions may apply.

Days 8-11: Nambu Hotel, Carrillo Beach, Guanacaste. Breakfast included. Shuttle transportation to Guanacaste, to Playa Carrillo Beach. Lodging for 4 nights, 5 days at the newest hotel of the area, Nammbu. (Same family as Establo hotel). Nestled on the beach, this Carrillo hotel is within 3 ml distance from Samara Beach. The Hotel features 49 beach front bungalows with an area of 50 square meters. These rooms are furnished with two queen beds, balcony or terrace, orthopedic matress, private bathroom with hot water and hair dryer, telephone, free Wifi, refrigerator, flat-screen TVs with cable, A/C and safes. Spend the day relaxing on the beach of pampering yourself at Nammbu Beachfront bungalows´s full service spa.

One of these days, we will offer a guided tour within the region: You can chose from a hiking tour around Samara Beach, A combo Safari tour of snorkeling and dolphin watch, Ocean Kayak and snorkeling at Chora Island, horseback riding , Wildlife and Birding River kayac tour, among other options.

Day 12: San Jose (Departure). Breakfast included. Private transportation to San Jose or Liberia International Airport according to your flight departure. We may also ad an extra night in San.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Private transfer to Sarapiqui upon arrival
- 1 night in Sueño Azul or similar in SArapiqui
- Transfer To Guapiles
- Land and boat transportation to Reserva Pacuare
- 2 nights lodging at Lirio Lodge, Barra del Pacuare
- All meals and tours at Lirio Lodge(night nesting tour not included)
- 2 nights Arenal Region (Arenal Springs, Arenal Paraiso or similar) breakfats
- 2 breakfasts
- Mystico Arenal Hanging Bridges
- 2 nights Establo Hotel, deluxe room, breakfast
- Canopy tour
- Guided hiking tour Curi Cancha
- 4 nights deluxe room Nammbu, Playa Carrillo, breakfasts
- One tour in Samara
- All transfer among destinations
- Private Transfer to International Airport.

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