A Rainforest, volcano and cloud forest combination tour. Visit Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal heartland and the mystic magic of the cloud forest on this 8 day eco vacation.
Arrival in San Jose International Airport where after immigrations and customs you’ll proceed to airport exit door and met your hotel shuttle.Transfer to the deluxe Barcelo San Jose Hotel.
This the morning your trip to Tortuguero National Park on the Atlantic Coast will begin. You will depart to Limon crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands of the Caribbean coast. You will be stopping for breakfast along the way, before continuing through several large banana plantations to arrive at Caño Blanco. Here, you will board a covered boat that will take you to Mawamba Lodge. During the two hour trip, you will be able to observe small mammals, birds and wide vegetation. Afternoon arrival at the Lodge in time for a hearty lunch. Check-in, afternoon tour to the town of Tortuguero, dinner and overnight. Meals BLD
Optional tours available at 6:15 a.m. to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast, then another tour to explore the Tortuguero National Park . Return to the hotel for lunch and leisure time. There is an optional afternoon tour to the canals. During the turtle nesting season (July to September) you can take a night tour on the beach where you may see turtles nesting. Meals BLD
After an early breakfast, we board our boats back on the waterways to reach Caño Blanco. After lunch our private 2 hour transfer will bring you on the new road directly to Arenal and the picturesque town of La Fortuna where you will get your first full view of this majestic volcano and, as the clouds lift, its awe-inspiring perfect cone. Check-in at Arenal Volcano Inn Hotel to a lovely room set amidst rich tropical forest. Dinner and overnight. Meals BL
OPTIONAL TOUR: TABACON HOT MINERAL SPRINGS & ARENAL VOLCANO TOUR WITH BUFFET DINNER TABACON
After breakfast, enjoy an early morning self-guided walk through the 30 hectares (75 acres) of primary and secondary forest, with many paths and trails that will bring you to a myriad of the most amazing and colorful bird species of Costa Rica. Meals:B
OPTIONAL TOUR: Later this afternoon embark on your Arenal at Dusk & Tabacon Hot Springs Tour, this is a tour you’ll never forget! Make your way to the active side of the Arenal Volcano to observe the tumbling lava rocks and spewing gases. As the evening approaches and your sense of hearing heighten, the hike takes on a surreal quality due to the amazing sounds the volcano makes in the distance. As you experience this tour, your well-trained bilingual guide will teach you a great deal about the activity and history of the volcano. Next, head for a bit of rest and relaxation at the beautiful Tabacon Resort! The indescribable hot springs and exotic tropical gardens will soothe your body and soul. When the sun sets, the show begins with the grace of clear skies permitting, and the sight of redhot lava boulders rolling down the volcano as you soak in the springs, will stun you. Your entrance to Tabacon’s facilities includes a deluxe buffet dinner in its open air restaurant. Meals D
This morning after breakfast departure transfer to San Ramon for check-in at unique Villa Blanca Hotel and enjoy the fantastic views of cloud forest.
After breakfast enjoy a free day in the cloud forest! Pick up your walking stick for a self guided walk through the hotel’s trails, visit the Los Angeles Cloud Forest or explore the on site biological research station of the National Institute of BioDiversity.
Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. Meals B
- 1 nights in San Jose deluxe hotel with buffet breakfast daily, Barcelo San Jose
- 2 nights in Tortuguero National Park first class, Mawamba Lodge
- 2 nights in Arenal Volcano first class, Arenal Volcano Inn
- 2 nights in Los Angeles Cloud forest with breakfast daily, Villa Blanca Hotel
- 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
- Tortuguero National Park hike, town tour and canal exploration boat tour
- All transfers with baggage handling throughout
- Entrance fees to parks and all places included except for a $15 per person entrance fee for Tortuguero National Park
- All transportation within Costa Rica
- Services of SLT local representatives throughout
- SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty
- SLT $1 Million Insurance Protection Plan
- 13% Costa Rica Government tax (VAT)
- Optional Tours
BARCELO SAN JOSE
What makes the Barcelo San Jose so special is a particular paradise. While it’s location defines the 254 room deluxe hotel as a city hotel, being just 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown San Jose, arriving guests quickly realize they’ve found a bit of Eden in the city.
It’s lovely outdoor spaces including pools and gardens planted with indigenous native Costa Rican tree species coupled with outstanding attention to guests
and it’s recognized commitment to the environment (evident by its Sustainability Certificate displayed in the lobby) make the Barcelo San Jose Hotel our favorite.
An outstanding buffet breakfast is included daily and features Costa Rican favorites, European specialties and all the things you would expect from a grand buffet. Enjoy well appointed guest rooms with views of the Central Valley.
Barceló San José Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms renovated in 2013, with classic and elegant style. With the comfort of our guests in mind, all of the rooms include a 32” LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a free electronic safe with capacity for laptop computers.
Situated on the Northeast area of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Sea, an excellent location that provides direct access to the beach and the canals. During your stay, enjoy the pool surrounded by exotic gardens and relax in the ranchos with hammocks. Comfortable rooms with ceiling fans provide tranquil garden views. Stroll through the nature trails or take a leisurely walk on the beach in front of the Lodge.
ARENAL VOLCANO INN
The Arenal Volcano Inn is a 25 room hotel surrounded by exotic nature that can be admired from the tranquility of your room or by taking a small walk around the hotel gardens. Every guest may enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano from their own private terrace.
Come visit us and make Arenal Volcano Inn your home while vacationing in Costa Rica. The Arenal Volcano Inn is the ideal location for those who want to discover the many diverse natural attractions that the Arenal Volcano area and La Fortuna of San Carlos offer. Getting here is easy, as you can rent a car and self-drive, or opt to leave the driving to someone else, and take advantage of the many transfers and tours to the area in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
Just over an hour from San Jose International Airport, discover a new world destination for eco-conscious travelers. Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve is a 75-acre boutique mountain hotel surrounded by the spectacular Los Angeles Private Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.
You’ll be staying at the beautiful Barcelo San Jose for most of your trip, so we want your experience there to be wonderful. This upgrade offer was designed to make your stay extraordinary and we guarantee you’ll save lots of money with the included features in this excellent upgrade offer!
The Executive Club Lounge private facilities offer fabulous food and beverages options throughout the day and all included – no matter what time of day you’ll find refreshing drinks and tasty treats to enjoy in a quiet serene setting with a stunning view of the Central Valley. Stop by on your way back from a day of touring Costa Rica’s ecological sights and wind down at happy hour from 5-7 PM with spirits and cocktails and delicious tastings of the Chef’s selection.