7 Day Classic Costa Rica - Saturday Departure

7 Day Classic Costa Rica - Saturday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2, Sunday - Travel to Arenal
Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. Later this evening, a Welcome Dinner celebrates your arrival
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Full Day in Arenal
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica's youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Perhaps, spend the day on the optional full day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes dinner
Optional: Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde
In the morning, embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Full Day in Monteverde
Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica's top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country. This evening, dinner together in Monteverde
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)*
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)*
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner*Passengers can participate in both optional tours, if desired

DAY 6, Thursday - Travel to San Jose
Today, travel back to Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure or, join the optional San Jose City Tour with dinner. Take a panoramic city tour of San Jose including visits to the Gold museum, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed and the National Theater, the principal jewel of San Jose. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city
Optional: San Jose City Tour with dinner (PM)
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Depart Costa Rica
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-San Jose, San Jose-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights San Jose
  • 2 nights Arenal
  • 2 nights Monteverde
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 9 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

  • Special Features

  • View Arenal Volcano National Park with its unique landscape and famous Arenal volcano
  • Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Experience a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Passengers arriving in San Jose should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm.

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    Accommodations

    Tryp Sabana Hotel by Wyndham
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of San Jose nearby La Sabana Park.

    Arenal Volcano Inn
    This tourist class hotel overlooks the Arenal Volcano.

    Arenal Volcano Inn
    This tourist class hotel overlooks the Arenal Volcano.

    Arenal Volcano Inn
    This tourist class hotel overlooks the Arenal Volcano.

    Arenal Volcano Inn
    This tourist class hotel overlooks the Arenal Volcano.

    Mountain Paradise Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in a privileged location in the Arenal Volcano area with splendid direct views of Arenal not far from La Fortuna.

    Mountain Paradise Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in a privileged location in the Arenal Volcano area with splendid direct views of Arenal not far from La Fortuna.

    Mountain Paradise Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in a privileged location in the Arenal Volcano area with splendid direct views of Arenal not far from La Fortuna.

    Mountain Paradise Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in a privileged location in the Arenal Volcano area with splendid direct views of Arenal not far from La Fortuna.

    Mountain Paradise Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in a privileged location in the Arenal Volcano area with splendid direct views of Arenal not far from La Fortuna.

    El Establo Hotel
    This first class hotel is famous around the world for its rich flora and fauna, where six different ecological systems converge. El Establo is a Quaker / Costa Rican family owned lodge, situated on 150 acres of tropical forest.

    Tryp Sabana Hotel by Wyndham
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of San Jose nearby La Sabana Park.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: Does this price quote include round trip airfare to from Miami/San Jose?

    Airfare is not included in the base price shown on our website. One of our travel consultants can quote you the lowest price for airfare available at the time by requesting a free quote online or calling us at 1-800-935-2620.

    Question: How far is the airport to the first hotel Holiday Inn Aurola Downtown San Jose?

    About a 30-45 minute drive from SJO to Holiday Inn Aurola.

    Question: Do you have an itinerary for 2020?

    For the most accurate availability, please give us a call at 1-800-935-2620 to speak with a travel consultant.

    Question: Where can I find the optional excursions for the trip I am researching?

    The optional excursions can be found on the day to day itinerary. To quickly navigate to the day to day itinerary simply click on the button marked itinerary at the top of the page. If a day has an available optional excursion it will be clearly listed at the end of the days description.

    Question: What is the size of the group that is on this tour?

    Gate 1 travels with an average group size of 38 to 44 guests.

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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    Ratings based off 10 reviews . Currently showing 5 reviews with comments only.
    By Moninia O on Nov 07, 2019

    Guide Manfred acted in a professional manner. He even made long bus trips seem short because of his educational sessions coupled with trivia and prizes. He was the first guide in all of our trips with Gate 1 to see us off prior to departure and made sure everything was ok.He schedules stops for meals and restroom breaks. Weather in Costa Rica is so unpredictable but despite the setbacks, we were able to continue on with our schedule as planned, rain or shine. The optional tours made it possible for us to select which ones we can handle and are glad we made the right choices as the canopy tour is definitely not for everyone.The steps just to get to the start of the zipline was too high for most. Hotels are great and views from the hotel door or window makes you appreciate nature more. I recommend a pill for motion sickness because of several trips with winding roads and a poncho or ponchos especially during the hike to the Arenal volcano. The dance performance of the students we visited as part of the Gate 1 Foundations was an extra treat. The children were so enjoyable.

    By Emma D on Sep 14, 2019

    I loved it! The tour guides, drives, accommodations were great. Sunny is awesome! Thank you!

    By Nancy C on Mar 30, 2019

    Overall, my experience was amazing. I wanted to extend a special thank you to our tour manager Luis. He made the trip so memorable. He was patient, extremely accommodating and so knowledgeable about the country, subject matter, and geography. He made our experience even better!

    By Shama S on Feb 28, 2019

    We had amazing trip to Costa Rica. Our tour guide and manager Larry was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about history, culture, wild life and much more.


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