This 9-day adventure tour package is the perfect option for a family holiday in Costa Rica. It offers a great combination of volcanoes, mountains, and beach adventures. You will see through escorted tours the best place to see the colorful butterflies in The Monteverde Butterfly Garden, see the Arenal Volcano, relax at Tamarindo Beach, visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park with volcanic steam vents, bubbling mud pots, and rainforest and get the thrill of flying above the rainforest at the Cloud Forest Reserve Monteverde, this Costa Rica budget vacation package has it all!
Today you will be welcomed at the airport for a meet & greet and you will receive private transportation to your hotel in San José.
The day starts with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast you will have a shared tour to the Arenal Volcano and hot springs. The Arenal Volcano is an impressive volcano. If you are lucky you can see lava or even a spectacular eruption. En route you will stop at Sarchi, a town that is known for its crafts and souvenirs. You will have lunch in a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the Arenal volcano. After enjoying lunch you will visit the Arenal Lake where you can relax at Tabacon Resort’s thermal natural springs, one of the best thermal water places in this area. It is an ideal place to relax with the hot springs in the midst of 500 species of plants and flowers. Tabacon Resort has five different pools with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius to (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) all in an eco-friendly environment. After dinner you will have a transfer to your hotel.
You will have breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day you can relax at the hotel or take an optional tour like:
Arenal Sky Tram & Sky Trek
The Sky Tram offers great views of the rainforest the lake and the Arenal volcano. You will be together with a bilingual guide. The Sky Tram has slow-paced gondolas and has short stops to take pictures. For those who want some more adrenaline can participate with the Sky Trek, a canopy tour. The canopy has a total length of 1.7 miles and a maximum height of 660 feet.
Today you can enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, a shared boat transfer will bring you to Monteverde. After crossing the Arenal Lake you will arrive at Río Chiquito where a bus will take everyone to the hotel in Monteverde.
The longest cables for zip lining in Costa Rica can be found at Selvatura Canopy Tour. The tour exists of 15 cables and 18 platforms for an amazing perspective. Another way to explore the forest is by going a Tree Top walkway. This walkway consists of 8 suspension bridges connected by trails. The track is around 1.9 miles (3km). The bridges vary from 150 ft (50m) to 500 ft (170m) and the heights differ from 36ft (12m) to 180ft (60m). The bridges are for everyone of all ages. The tours last up to 2 hours. The Monteverde Butterfly Garden is the best place to see the colorful butterflies and the Hummingbird Gallery is also a must if you want to see colorful birds. It all includes entrance fees and a tour with a bilingual naturalist guide.
After breakfast at the hotel, a shuttle will bring you to Tamarindo Beach which takes approximately 5 hours. Tamarindo Beach is a beautiful beach where you can relax and which is known as a multicultural hotspot and one of the most popular beaches, if not the most popular beach in Costa Rica. At Tamarindo Beach you will find a mix of high-end clothing stores, handicrafts stores and restaurants with a Costa Rican flavour.
After breakfast, you can relax at Tamarindo Beach or take the optional tour. With the optional tour, you will visit the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. A national park that is relatively undiscovered. Due to its remoteness, a great population of wildlife can be discovered. The main attraction in the national park is the Rincón de la Vieja volcano which is 1895 meters (6217 ft) high.
You will have breakfast at the hotel and around noon a shuttle will bring you back to San José (approximately 5 hours).
Unfortunately your trip comes to an end today and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight