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10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio - Tuesday Departure

10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio - Tuesday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - 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, Wednesday - 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, Thursday - Full Day in Arenal
Today is 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 a dinner
Optional: Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest
In the morning, embark on a brisk two mile hike on a paved trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. At the end of the trail, admire stunning views of the volcano from a lookout tower before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Monteverde
Spend the 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 Tonight, dine at a local Monteverde restaurant*Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday -Travel to Manuel Antonio
Drive along the shores of the striking Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the country with an exotic combination of exquisite beaches and an exuberant tropical forest. Travel through the scenic mountains to the ocean's shores - it's not unusual here to see iguanas and white-faced monkeys on the beach! Arrive in the bustling town of Jaco, a surfer's paradise, for free time to stroll and perhaps sample some of the local cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, continue to Manuel Antonio. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this popular beach area. In town tonight, you're sure to find great food, music, trendy bars and lots of activity
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Full Day in Manuel Antonio
Enjoy a day at leisure in Manuel Antonio. Perhaps relax at the beach while savoring the gorgeous surroundings. Consider joining the optional Catamaran Cruise that sails along the coast with picturesque views of the wildlife and vegetation. You can relax in one of the two jacuzzis, or have fun on the two giant trampolines or water slides. Time at Biesanz Beach for snorkeling while you have up-close sightings of colorful tropical fish in their natural habitat
Optional: Manuel Antonio Catamaran Cruise (AM)
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Today, tour Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most visited conservation areas. Its large land and marine biodiversity and beautiful coral reefs make this one of the world's most impressive natural habitats. Your Tour Manager will lead you through the paths of this tropical paradise with opportunity to discover the mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, beach vegetation and lagoons. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the best of nature and the peace and tranquility. Optional adventures include diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, fishing, a canopy tour, and much more. Tonight, dinner together at one of the most popular restaurants in Manuel Antonio. It's time to bid farewell to your Tour Manager, traveling companions and to "Pura Vida"
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Travel to San Jose
Travel back to San Jose today stopping in Maravillas de Costa Rica to shop for local crafts and souvenirs to bring back home. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently, revisit some of the galleries and museums or linger at a lovely restaurant for dinner tonight. Perhaps, 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 10, Thursday - 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
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights San Jose
  • 2 nights Arenal
  • 2 nights Monteverde
  • 3 nights Manuel Antonio
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Visit the artisan town of Sarchi and see artists in their workshops
  • In Arenal, view the now dormant conical-shaped Arenal Volcano
  • Tour a coffee plantation and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch
  • Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • At Manuel Antonio enjoy the beach and an exuberant tropical forest
  • †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 PM.

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    Accommodations

    Park Inn by Radisson San Jose
    This tourist class hotel is a ten minute walk from La Sabana Park.

    Mountain Paradise Hotel
    This tourist 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.

    Shana By The Beach - Hotel Residence & Spa
    This first class hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

    Hotel Villas Lirio
    This tourist class hotel is a short ride away from Manuel Antonio National Park.

    Park Inn by Radisson San Jose
    This tourist class hotel is a ten minute walk from 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.

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

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    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.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.3
    Accommodations
    4.1
    Itinerary
    4.4
    Professional Staff
    4.4
    Repeat with Operator
    4.4
    Value for Money
    4.3

    Ratings based off 14 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

    The hotels were beautiful and the rooms were very nice. Edgardo our guide was so knowledgeable and a great guide. The sites were amazing!

    Excellent trip and experience

    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.

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

    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!

    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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