- Tour Plan
- Additional Info
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast daily
- English speaking guide
- Ground transportation
- Hotel accommodations
- Hotel taxes
- Local guides
- Sightseeing tours listed
- Airport taxes
- Any meals not mentioned as included
- Expenses of personal nature
- Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters or waiters
- International flights
San Jose is one of the most diverse provinces in the country due to its dense urban capital city, it is also a great access to all the attractions in the country, with day tours to several volcanoes in the area.
Monteverde is considered a major tourist destination that brings many avid eco-tourists to the region due to the biodiversity and many reserves, including the the most popular Biologica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde.
All the essential Costa Rica adventure tours are done from La Fortuna. You can explore the rainforest canopy on a hanging bridge, fly through the sky on a zip line, rappell down waterfalls, and splash down churning a river on a whitewater rafting adventure.
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- Day 8
Arrive at San Jose, Costa Rica, airport pick up, transfer to the hotel for overnight.
In the morning, we will take the Pan-American Highway South, to start ascending the large “Iztaru”. The winding road travels through fertile lands cultivated with all kinds of vegetables as we observe a lovely panoramic view. At the top of the Irazu volcano you can observe the main craters and on a clear day both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be seen. As we descend to the city of Cartago we will stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica which according to religious custom is a peregrination site for many believers. return to San Jose midafternoon for overnight.
San Jose to Tortuguero
We will take a city tour of San Jose, the tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. It begins with an orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, visit the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards we will visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica. We will continue heading to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various sites of interest; then, we will drive to Limon to start our journey to Tortuguero, we will cruise through rivers and canals to the 47,000 acre National Park. Tortuguero is home to more than 300 species of birds. Look for toucans, parrots, kingfishers and the rare green macaw, accommodations at Tortuguero.
Cruise this morning with naturalist guides along canals lined by raffia palm, the habitat of howler and white-faced monkeys, green iguanas and tropical birds. Look for white and snowy egrets and the amazing nests of the montezuma oropendola. Then, enter the mysterious reflecting waters of Caño Palma wildlife reserve, returning to your hotel around noon, afternoon and evening free, overnight at Tortuguero.
Tortuguero to La Fortuna
Enjoy a morning cruise on Tortuguero River, we will visit a pineapple plantation to try out Costa Rica’s famous sweet organic pineapples, next, we will drive through scenic countryside through the San Carlos Valley to reach La Fortuna mid afternoon for overnight.
La Fortuna to Monteverde
We will take an informative, beautiful walk, you’ll learn about the behemoth Arenal Volcano, the secondary and primary tropical forest surrounding it and the interesting wildlife of the area. Once we finish the walk, we’ll head to a view point to see more of this famous volcano (note that the volcano has not been very active in the last few months but you can hear the volcano and often see flumes of gases), we will also visit La Fortuna waterfall; later, we will continue to Monteverde for overnight.
Monteverde to San Jose
In Monteverde, we will take the sky tram / sky walk, spectacular combination of suspension bridges with easy and well maintained walking trails built in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and above the tropical forest canopy, enjoy the natural surroundings and relax; then we will drive back to San Jose, arriving early evening.
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport.
More about this tour
- Single room accommodations and upgraded hotels are available for a supplement
- Discounts and special deals are usually available on certain dates and for advance purchase
- This tour is operated on a private basis, for rates and details please contact us.