Costa Rica is the perfect tour package for those who want to get off the beaten path and who are looking for an eco-experience. During 9 days & 8 nights, this budget vacation package will take you through guided tours Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important nesting areas in the western hemisphere of the endangered green turtle, Arenal Volcano that woke up 400 years ago and has been constantly active since then, Tabacón Resort’s thermal natural springs, where you can take time to rest and rejuvenate and Manuel Antonio National Park to relax at the amazing white beaches and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna.
Today you will arrive at San José international airport and you will be transferred to your hotel in downtown San José
Early in the morning you will be picked up at the hotel and taken to Tortuguero. In this park you can discover a variety of biological settings such as rainforests, swamps, lagoons and beaches. These beaches are the homes of several kinds of sea turtles. At the canals in the park one can even see manatees, caimans, crocodiles and the Tropical Car, known as a living fossil. Jaguars, three-toed sloths and monkeys live in the forest, along with many other animals. In the national park around 375 species of birds live together with kingfishers, peacocks and parrots. More than 400 species of trees and 2200 species of plants can be seen.
En route to Tortuguero you will drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park where you will visit a banana plantation and learn everything about banana processing. After this tour, you will go on a boat to Caño Blanco. When you arrive at your lodge, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious lunch. Afterwards you will visit a picturesque town, the green turtle museum and the beach
After breakfast you will have a guided walk through the trails of Tortuguero Park. Before lunch, you will have some free time and in the afternoon you will explore the Tortuguero canals in small open boats so you will have the best view to exploring nature. At night you will have dinner. When traveling in July to September, you can choose for an optional night walk tour to see the nesting of the green turtles.
After breakfast you will have a boat transfer back to Caño Blanco. Once you arrive in Caño Blanco you will take a shared ground transfer to Siquirres and from there a shuttle bus to Arenal National Park. En route you will enjoy a delicious lunch.
After breakfast you will have free time during the morning. In the afternoon you will go to Arenal Volcano & Tabacón Hot Springs. You can relax at Tabacón Resort’s thermal natural springs, which is one of the best thermal water places in this area. It is an ideal place to relax in the hot springs in the midst of 500 species of plants and flowers. Tabácon Resort has five different pools with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) all in an eco-friendly environment.
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel to go on a shared shuttle bus to Manuel Antonio National Park. This park has amazing white beaches where you can relax and let all the experiences sink in. Soak up the sun and take a dip in the blue water and let all the stress relief. Manuel Antonio National Park also offers great places to spot wildlife. Even though it is the smallest national park, it is one of the best national parks in Costa Rica.
After breakfast you will have a guided tour through the Manuel Antonio National Park while you can enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna. During the afternoon you will have free time.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and at noon you will go on a shared shuttle bus to San José.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport of San José