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Jungle Adventure

Jungle Adventure

Purpose: Ecology & Adventure
No. of days: 9 days - 8 nights
First & Last Cities: San Jose
Other cities: Pacuare River, Arenal, Manuel Antonio
Starting cost: $3,079 airfare included
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
 
Ideal for adventure enthusiasts, this 7-night Costa Rica vacation offers exciting activities to get your adrenaline going, amidst some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in the world!
  • Rafting Adventure at Pacuare River, listed by National Geographic as one of the top ten best rivers for rafting in the Americas.
  • Have fun flying through the forest on your Sky Tram & Sky Trek adventure at the Arenal Volcano
  • Hike the nature trails, Manuel Antonio National Park: one of Costa Rica’s ecotourism icons.
 
Day 1: San Jose
Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival in San Jose transfer to your hotel in San Jose.
 
Day 2: San Jose, Pacuare River
Early in the morning, leave your hotel towards the Pacuare River for a day of adventure and adrenaline. Your professional guide will be waiting for you. After some safety instructions, you will start on this incredible rafting journey. Experience this adventure surrounded by picturesque canyons where crystal-clear waterfalls plummet down into the rapidly coursing river below. Tall trees and dense green vegetation come right down to the water’s edge, and the thick undergrowth of this protected area provides shelter for a variety of tropical animals. Arrive at the hotel where you overnight in modern wooden bungalows. Remainder of the day at leisure to relax or enjoy the optional activities. [B/L/D]
 
Day 3: Pacuare River
Day at leisure to engage in one of the many optional activities offered in this area or just relax in your hotel. The lodge’s naturalist guide will provide you with unique insights into the fauna and flora of the area. Optional tours include guided hikes through an emerald rainforest, the Cabecar Indian tour - where you may participate in a cultural exchange with a shaman, or the Adventure Canopy Tour – where visitors glide amid a tropical rainforest canopy. [B/L/D]
 
Day 4: Pacuare River, Arenal Volcano
This morning after a delicious buffet breakfast, you’ll launch the rafts again for the second day of the river expedition. Rafting becomes even more thrilling as you begin to use the skills and experience gained the day before. Stop to explore the side streams that lead to striking waterfalls and pools. A picnic lunch will be served along the river. At the end, change into dry clothes. You are now headed towards the northern lowlands. En route pass through different towns such as Puerto Viejo (Sarapiqui), San Miguel, Venecia and Aguas Zarcas. Appreciate the beautiful scenery of the mountains around. Arrive at La Fortuna Village late in the afternoon, where the mighty Arenal Volcano will welcome you! Check in at your hotel where you will be staying the next two nights. [B/L]
 
Day 5: Arenal Volcano
This morning experience the Sky Tram & Sky Trek adventure! You will be amazed by the spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake, and the Tilaran mountain range. The trip begins with a tram ride leading to an observation point. From there, the exhilarating zip line tour will have you gliding through the rainforest and its landscapes. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the area on your own. [B]
 
Day 6: Arenal Volcano, Pacific Coast (Manuel Antonio)
After breakfast depart from Arenal Volcano towards one of the most beautiful Central Pacific beaches, the area of Manuel Antonio. During this 4-hour ride, sit back and observe the beaches en route such as Jaco and Quepos - very popular among surfers and water enthusiasts. This area’s main attraction is The Manuel Antonio National Park: one of the icons of ecotourism in Costa Rica - offering enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and a tropical rainforest forest filled with wildlife. It is not uncommon to spot monkeys and iguanas in this area. The many activities offered here will keep you busy on the next 3 days! [B]
 
Day 7: Pacific Coast (Manuel Antonio)
After breakfast depart on your half-day tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. The park is home to an exuberant tropical forest and gorgeous beaches. You will find here a wide variety of beach vegetation, lagoons, mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. After the tour it is your choice, to enjoy the park on your own or relax, on the beach; or return to the hotel, where you will spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. [B]
 
Day 8: Pacific Coast (Manuel Antonio)
Today you have the entire day at leisure, to enjoy the hotel’s facilities, visit the beach or explore the area. The Parador Resort & Spa; boasts 3 beautiful pools overlooking the Pacific, a white-sand beach with a host of watersports, nature trails, a 24-hour fitness center, tennis court and a full-service spa. [B]
Note: Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays.
 
Day 9: Pacific Coast (Manuel Antonio), San Jose, USA
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]
 
Please note: When choosing your flights through the online booking process, please select one with a return flight that departs after 12p in order to accommodate the transfer time from Manuel Antonio to San Jose International Airport.
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


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Tour includes

·   Round-trip airfare New York/San Jose

·   Arrival and departure transfers

·   8 nights accommodation:

o San José – 1 night

o Pacuare River – 2 nights

o Arenal Volcano area – 2 nights

o Manuel Antonio – 3 nights

·  Meals

o Daily breakfast

o 3 lunches

o 2 dinners

·  Regular half day tour to the Sky Tram and Sky Trek in the Arenal area.

·  Regular half day tour to Manuel Antonio National Park

·  Private unescorted transfers

o From Siquirres to the Arenal Volcano selected hotel.

o From Manuel Antonio to San Jose Int’l Airport

·   Shuttle transfer from Arenal Volcano to Manuel Antonio

·   All hotel taxes

Not included in tour

·  Airfare related taxes and fees

·  Travel insurance

·  Meals not specified in the program

·  Optional activities or tours

·  Tips to guides and/or drivers

·  Local and/or international phone calls

·  Personal and/or medical expenses

·  Airport departure tax



Hotels in your Tour

Location Hotel Name Room Type Tripadvisor
First Class
San José Grano de Oro Standard 4.5
Pacuare River Pacuare Lodge River Suite 5
Arenal Volcano Tabacón Jr. Suite 4.5
Manuel Antonio Parador Resort Hotel Garden Plus 4.5

Hotel will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season Double Triple Single STA**
2022 Departures
Jan-Apr $3,349 $3,079 $4,959 $5,415
May-Jun 15 $3,099 $2,859 $4,549 $4,999
Jun 16-Aug $3,395 $3,119 $4,995 $5,465
Sep-Oct $3,125 $2,885 $4,545 $5,015

Add-ons available from all US gateways.

STA** = Single Traveling Alone

Prices are per person and may change without notice

This program can be customized for individuals and groups.

Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request

 

·  Airfare

We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

 

·  Program

You may add or remove;

o Trip days

o Cities and sites

o Meals

 

·  Other options

o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available

o If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.

 

·  Quotation

Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.

 

Tour Code: CR05SJO22ST


Options

·  Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.

·  We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.

·  Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

·  Private arrival and/or departure transfer


Group Quotations

·  The options suggested in the itinerary will be quoted at time of booking

·  If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.

·  In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.

·  Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.

·  We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.