DAY 1

San José

Welcome to Costa Rica!

As you leave the Juan Santamaria International Airport, our driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Take this opportunity to ask him or her what you need to know, and if you want to communicate with our offices, he will take care of it.

The Juan Santamaria International Airport is in the Great Metropolitan Area. This is the region where the main cities of Costa Rica and the most populated part of the country are located.

San Jose, the capital city, is a contrasting city, between culture, eclectic architecture, and a bit of chaos. Small but vibrant.

And it is worth a walk along its boulevards and visit, among other highlights, the museums of pre-Columbian art (especially the Gold and Jade museums), the Plaza de la Cultura, Costa Rica’s urban center and the unfailing Central Market.

In the Central Market, you may find exotic fruits, delicious and affordable food, and the permanent smiles of Costa Ricans.


Airport assistance

Upon arrival in Costa Rica, and after passing the migration zone -within the facilities-, a representative of CANATUR (Costa Rican Chamber of Tourism) will be waiting for you with a sign with your name. This is a service paid by Asuaire Travel to guide you within the airport and locate your transportation and driver.

Alojamiento

Park Inn Hotel (or similar) - 1 night

Alimentación

Breakfast

Traslado

Transfer Airport - San José

DAY 2

Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park is in one of the most popular regions of Costa Rica. Being remote and full of rainforest and wildlife, it is only accessible by air (additional cost) or water. However, the trip through the stunning canals of Tortuguero, with its exuberant vegetation and abundance of birds and animals, is well worth the boat trip.

Between July and October is the nesting season for the turtles.


On this day you will depart early in the morning (previously indicated) with your transportation and certified guide to drive through the breathtaking Braulio Carrillo National Park all the way to the region of Guápiles where you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast.

Following, you will travel through banana plantations and picturesque small towns until you arrive in the small pier where your boat will be waiting for you.

As your boat departs the pier, you will start witnessing the amazing forests that make this remote area one of the most visited by nature lovers from all over the World.

As you arrive in the lodge, a fresh fruit cocktail awaits you with the guidelines of your stay in the region.

After your included lunch buffet, your tour guide and captain will take you to the small village of Tortuguero. A unique town that has no cars, roads, or traffic signs.

You will visit the Turtle Museum, see the beach where the turtles arrive every year and have your opportunity to go to the groceries to get whatever you may need.

It is important to acknowledge that Tortuguero is a small village and you may not find specific items like medicines.

Alojamiento

Pachira Lodge (or similar) - 2 nights

Alimentación

Full Board (alcoholic drinks or bottled water not included)

Traslado

Land and boat transfer (San José - Tortuguero - Guápiles)

Tour

Visit to Tortuguero National Park and Tortuguero village

Guía

Bilingual guide

DAY 3

Tortuguero

You will start this day to the sounds of howler monkeys, toucans and other wonders of the area.

Your tour guide and skipper will take you by boat into the Tortuguero National Park where you will delight in the breathtaking nature of the area.

You may see three different species of monkeys (Howlers, Spider Monkeys and Capuchin white faced monkeys), several types of herons and egrets, several species of toucans, and if you are lucky you may even see sloths, anteaters, and neotropical otters.

Later in the day you will have more time to take it easy and enjoy the splendor of the rainforest right by the swimming pool. Or, if you like you can take an optional trip in kayak, or a walk through the jungle.

In the evening you may join a tour to watch the amazing green sea turtles nesting on the Tortuguero National park beach. This occurs between July and October. This excursion has an additional cost and can be booked once you are in the area.

Tour

Tour of the canals

DAY 4

Tortuguero

On this day you will enjoy your breakfast and leave the fascinating region of Tortuguero the same way you came in. At mid-morning, your boat will depart to go on the same route to the Guapiles area.

Here your tour guide and transportation will stop for lunch. And this is where your car is waiting for you.

From the Caribbean plains you will drive to the region of Arenal. An area crowned by the Arenal Volcano that will astonish you for the beauty of its rainforests, the fantastic array of colorful birds, the usual sounds of toucans and howler monkeys and, of course the view of the colossus above all.

Breakfast and departure from the hotel at mid-morning. We will stop for lunch in the area of Guápiles where the rental vehicles are delivered or from where the organized transfers leave to follow the route to the next destination. In case of returning to San Jose we will continue with the transport from Tortuguero.

The schedules and the order of the activities are defined by the guide the first day depending on the conditions of the climate and the behavior of the animals.


Arenal

The area of the Arenal Volcano, its national park and the incredible offer of hotels, experiences, and landscapes of the region, will make it one of your favorite places of your vacations.

It is situated in the flatlands of San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela.  The major town is La Fortuna, 17 kilometers from the entry of the Arenal Volcano National Park.

You will also find as optional activities, magnificent thermae, pristine waterfalls amid the rainforest and gorgeous rafting rivers.

Alojamiento

Volcano Lodge (or similar) - 2 nights

Alimentación

Breakfast

Traslado

Rental car for 7 days (Unlimited Mileage, authorization for 2 drivers, GPS, full coverage insurance)

DAY 5

Arenal

Day off! So you can enjoy the activities that the area has to offer or to enjoy from the hotel amenities.

For recommendations for activities in the area you can explore our website www.asuaire.com.

Alimentación

Breakfast

DAYS 6 & 7

Monteverde

Monteverde Region in Costa Rica is an extremely popular region in the Northwest area of Costa Rica.

Its enchanting cloud forests, its wonderful biodiversity and laying right on the Intercontinental Divide allows visitors from all over the world to fall in love with it and consider it a place to return over and over again.

Monteverde Region is a pure nature lovers’ destination. It is lush all year round, with fresh and delicious weather, breathtaking sceneries, and exceptional biodiversity as well as a great variety in activities and accommodations. A place to find your own activity as there is something for all ages and tastes.  A place where you can find high-end resorts and small family lodges as well as strenuous adventures and mild walks.  You just have to find what you like best!

Alojamiento

Poco a Poco Hotel (or similar) - 2 nights

Alimentación

Breakfast

DAYS 8-10

Manuel Antonio

The Manuel Antonio region has world-class landscapes and beaches. Just imagine beaches of bright white sand, deep blue, warm water, and breathtaking sunsets as you enjoy the gentle swaying of the hammock hanging from the balcony of your room. You will feel the stress magically disappear from your body as it is soaked in the sunshine of Manuel Antonio.

Between the city of Quepos and the national park, there are numerous beaches, all surrounded by jungle. Places where monkeys play, iguanas rest and sloths are entertained.

You can experience a variety of activities such as walking in Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, swimming or just relaxing while watching a dramatic sunset.

Manuel Antonio is one of the only two places in Costa Rica where you can see all four types of monkeys: howler, white face, spider and the endangered squirrel monkey, many of which can be seen from the balcony of your hotel.

The area is also an important destination for finding sloths, both inside and outside the national park.

 

This National Park is CLOSED on Mondays.

Alojamiento

Costa Verde Hotel (or similar) - 3 nights

Alimentación

Breakfast

DAY 11

San José

After having breakfast at the Manuel Antonio hotel, you will head back to San José where you will return the car at the Car Rental offices near the Airport.

Traslado

Rental car delivery

Approx 10 nights | 11 days

* Price in US dollars USD with taxes included (for contracted services).
* Hotel accommodantion based on standard rooms, except express indication, in the regime indicated in each case.
* Price based on Double Occupancy.
* Package subject to availability at time of booking.
* Important: The triple and quadruple occupancy rooms only have two double beds.
– Package valid for trips to be made during 2020-2021.

Included in the package
Impuestos

All taxes of law

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10 nights of accommodation with breakfast included

Coche de Alquiler con Seguro

4x4 Daihatsu Bego (or similar) model rental car for 7 days with Full Coverage Insurance *Ask your travel advisor about the insurance details

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24 hour assistance from our office all days of the week and airport assistance the day of your arrival

Not included in the package
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International flights

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Travel insurance

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Tips

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Services and activities not indicated on the route