¡Pura Vida!

 

¡Pura Vida! - 9 days

Countries

  • Costa Rica

Day 1 - San José area

  • Flight to Costa Rica
  • Private transportation pick-up at San José airport
  • Other activities depend on flight schedule and arrival time
  • Dinner at hotel or stipend for groups arriving in late evening

Day 2 - San José Area

  • Breakfast at hotel in San José
  • Visit Poás Volacano, world's second largest crater (conditions permitting)
  • Visit Waterfall Gardens Park in La Paz to see rain forest animal exhibits, lunch included
  • Dinner at hotel in San José

Day 3 - La Fortuna

  • Breakfast at hotel in San José
  • Visit a Fair Trade coffee cooperative, lunch included
  • Hike down to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Dinner at hotel or a nearby restaurant in La Fortuna

Day 4 - La Fortuna

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit to Indigenous School at Maleku Reserve for cooperative activity with local students
  • Visit a traditional Maleku farm for lunch and to learn about traditional farming practices and cultural traditions
  • Visit Tenorio Volcano National Park and the Rio Celeste 
  • Evening pass to Baldi Hot Springs, buffet dinner included

Day 5 - La Fortuna

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • White water rafting adventure on Sarapiquí River, including lunch
  • Return to La Fortuna for time to explore the town
  • Dinner at hotel or a nearby restaurant

Day 6 - Monteverde

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided tour of a former cacao-tree plantation to learn about and witness the process of making rain forest chocolate, samples included!
  • Lunch at a restaurant in la Fortuna
  • Scenic drive to cloud forest of Monteverde
  • Guided walk at dusk to experience nocturnal wildlife
  • Dinner at lodge

Day 7 - Puntarenas

  • Breakfast at lodge
  • Exciting zip-line canopy tour through the treetops of the cloud forest, lunch included
  • Drive to Puntarenas on the Pacific coast
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 8 - San José area

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Catamaran excursion to Isla Tortuga, an idyllic island located 3 kilometers offshore
  • Fruit and refreshments served en route and lunch provided on the island
  • Free time on the island for swimming, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling and banana boat rides
  • Scenic drive back to San José area
  • Dinner at hotel

 

Day 9 - Return Flight

  • Private transportation to San José airport for return flight

Includes

  • Round trip air transportation from your preferred departure city, including current departure & security taxes
  • Land transportation via coaster bus or deluxe motor coach
  • Multi-bedded accommodations in hotels 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Admission costs to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Services of a full-time, bilingual tour leader

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport fees and personal spending money
  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • End-of-tour gratuity to tour leader 
  • End-of-tour gratuity to bus driver
  • Airline baggage fees, if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel Insurance