Day 1 –When you arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica, you will be transferred 20minutes to Hotel Grano de Oro. This small hotel in San Jose has two hot tubs on the rooftop. Your stay in the garden suite affords you a 4 poster bed with luxurious linens and a sitting area which opens into your private garden.
Day 2– Your Toyota Yaris rental car will be waiting for youwhen youcheck out of Hotel Grano de Oro this morning.Drive 3.5 hours through beautiful countryside to Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Resort. Your stay includes breakfasts & entrances to Tabacon Hot Springs. Relax in hot springs surrounded by lush vegetation, enjoying a tropical drink and watching Arenal Volcano’sfireshow
Day 3– Leave your hotel in the morning for a guided hike to the new lava flow in Arenal Volcano National Park. Then drive a few minutes to the Lake Arenal Sky Tram/Trek Canopy TourYou’ll go up a mountain on an aerial tram and then traverse on zip lines across a beautiful valley in rock-climbing harneses down the mountain. Relax again this evening in the hot springs.
Day 4 – Leave Tabacon Resort and drive 4 hours to the Central Pacific coast. Hotel Villa Caletas is an intimate, boutique hotel. Spend the evening watching an incredible sunset with a spectacular view of the pacific coastline. Your Villa features privacy and elegant furnishings, decor and surroundings.
Day 5Explore the rainforest on foot with a guided rainforest hiketo see monkeys, leaf-cutter ants, macaws, parakeets, iguanas, and many other animals and birds.Wildlife and tropical habitat surround you as your professional guide points out and explains them.Then marvel at huge crocodiles,scarlet macaws,Jesus Christ lizards, andmany exotic birdsand plants on theJungle River CruiseThis tour along a quiet river and mangrove estuaryshowcases Costa Rica’s biodiversity.
Day 6– Check out of Hotel Villa Caletas and drive to the rainforest to seeLa Paz Waterfall Gardens. The rooms at the Peace Lodge are truly one of a kind with a fireplace opposite the king size bed, waterfall showers and exterior jetted tub overlooking the rainforest valley.Savor a great lunch buffet, then meander througha rainforest paradiseto see ahummingbird garden, orchid garden, world’s largest butterfly pavilion and 5 stunning waterfalls.
Day 7– Get up early! Drive to the top of Poas Volcano to see aspectacular view of two craters and an elfin forest.Then drive back to La Paz to enjoy the rainforest and check out. Drive 90 minutes to Hotel Grano de OroReturn your rental car at the hotel in the evening.
Day 8– Shoot the rapids through the rainforest on the Pacuare River. This all-day tour includes transportation, breakfast, lunch, snacks, refreshments, guide and all equipment. Travel through canyons and virgin rainforest for 16 miles. The class III-IVrapidsare not rigourous and require no prior experience. With calm sections between the rapids, you can jump in and float in the warm water!This is an unforgettable, magicalexperience!
Day 9– Check out of Hotel Grano de Oro.Private transfer to the airport to depart Costa Rica.