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7 Day Costa Rica Fly & Drive - 7 Day Costa Rica Fly & Drive (Wednesday Departure) -Plan B

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Cities Visited

Arenal , Monteverde , San Jose

SAMPLE ITINERARYPlease note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1 - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, which is surrounded by lush green mountains and valleys. After clearing customs, a representative will direct you to the car rental center. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2 - Drive to Arenal
Today, depart San Jose driving north. Stop for a photo opportunity in the charming village of Zarcero where you can see Parque Francisco Alvarado and Iglesia de San Rafael. The park sits in front of the pink and blue Church at the town center, which is noted for its topiary garden and shrubs that have been trimmed into the shapes of various animals. Continue to the Arenal area, famous for its volcano, lake and hot springs. You may choose to visit one of the many hot springs facilities that offer visitors an ideal way to relax. Stay for dinner as well, as many of these facilities have several restaurantsDrive Time: 3-4 hours*Distance: 80 miles*
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Full Day in Arenal
Spend a full day at leisure in Arenal in the midst of an unspoiled setting. You may choose to spend half the day hiking to Arenal National Park, enjoying the natural hot springs throughout the area, or spend the morning or afternoon horseback riding through both pastures and rainforest to La Fortuna Waterfall. For extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, the Sky Tram gondola soar smoothly through the rainforest to an observation deck. You can ride the tram down the same route that you ascended or take a fast-paced Sky Trek zip line tour to the bottom
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Drive to Monteverde
Depart for Monteverde Cloud Forest area. The road system in Costa Rica has improved over recent years, but be aware that those in and out of Monteverde can be bumpy and unpaved. Visit the charming small town of St. Elena, founded by Quaker settlers in the fifties and filled with quaint restaurants and folksy artisan shops. Then, explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which is dedicated to the conservation of many species of flora and fauna, and has over 8 miles of trails available to explore on your own or with a guide. Set atop the spine of Costa Rica's continental divide, Monteverde is a world above the coastal towns that dot the country's famous shoreline. You can explore the internationally recognized environment along trails, trams, canopy tours or inside museumsDrive Time: 3-4 hours*Distance: 70 miles*
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - Full Day in Monteverde
Enjoy a full day to explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Boasting 120 reptile and amphibian species, 130 mammal species, and 500 bird species, the Reserve represents an outstanding example of biodiversity. You may choose to visit the Selvatura Adventure Park, where you can experience a canopy or treetop walkway tour. The canopy (zip line) tour allows you to feel truly immersed within the forested environment. There are 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms that stretch over 2 miles. It's the longest cable length of any canopy tour in Costa Rica. The Treetop Walkway guides visitors both through and above the rainforest with a birds-eye view of the rainforest canopy on a series of suspension bridges connected by trails
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges Tour (AM)
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Drive to San Jose
Drive back to San Jose. Consider a stop at Poas Volcano National Park, one of the most visited sites in Costa Rica, which features short easy trails for hiking. A short trip from San Jose, the Poas Volcano contains one of the world's largest volcanic lakes, Lake Botos, which fills an inactive crater and is surrounded by a cloud forest. Or, head to Costa Rica's highest active volcano, Irazu, and on the way back visit the colonial Orosi Valley which is famous for having the oldest church in Costa Rica. If you are not interested in visiting volcanoes, there is plenty to do in San Jose. Visit one of the museums or head to Mercado Central, a very old and unique bustling food marketDrive Time: 5 hours*Distance: 90 miles*
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - Depart Costa Rica
Return your vehicle at the car rental facility at the San Jose International Airport prior to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please consider that the driving times and distances are estimated and that they can vary because of many circumstances, such as: a specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended.

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Inclusions

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Independent 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.
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • 2 nights San Jose
  • 2 nights Arenal
  • 2 nights Monteverde
  • 7 day car rental: SUV Economy Automatic (Hyundai Venue or similar). Upgrade to other categories available available
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Breakfast daily
  • Not Included:
    of up to $140.


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    Accommodations

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

    Tilajari Resort
    This tourist class hotel is set amidst tropical gardens in the lush San Carlos Valley.

    Heliconia Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located near the beautiful protected rainforest of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve.

    Monteverde Country Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

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

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

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