Welcome to Costa Rica! A Go Tours representative will meet you & greet you at the gate of the airport to proceed with your transfer to the Robledal Hotel (other hotels are available upon request). Hotel Robledal is a small accommodation owned & operated by a Costa Rican family in the quiet local town of “La Guacima”, an area where you can experience better our culture because is located in a regular local neighborhood. Your accommodation would be in a standard room with breakfast included; A/C, cable TV, private bathroom with hot water, safety box, hair dryer, coffee maker & Wi-Fi. The hotel also features restaurant, pool & gardens.
On this tour we would take you to explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest. On our way there we make a few fun stops for you to learn about our culture & make a stop where we normally see lots of monkeys. Once in Monteverde we go to Selvatura Park for the best Hanging Bridges tour in Costa Rica. Your accommodation in Monteverde would be at Fonda Vela Hotel (other hotels available), in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades available); private bath, mini bar, phone, coffee maker & cable TV. Fonda Vela also features pool, Jacuzzis, nature trails, gardens, a bar & restaurant. In the evening you will participate of an interesting Cloud Forest night walk.
Today’s transfer is a little different, because you’d be crossing the scenic Arenal Lake by boat on your way to Arenal. The Arenal Volcano area is the main touristic attraction of Costa Rica, not only because of the volcano, but because of the beauty of the whole region & multiple attractions that it has to offer. Your lodging would be at Lomas del Volcan Hotel in a bungalow cabin with breakfast included; A/C, 32” LCD TV with cable, refrigerator; private bath with hot shower, telephone, safety box, coffee maker and Wi-Fi. The hotel also features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant, massage service, natural trails & bar.
On this tour you will travel to walk on the large lava flow that came out of Arenal Volcano during the big eruption in the year 1,968. Here you will learn about the most famous volcano of Costa Rica, this lava flow is actually the best look-out point to take pictures of the impressive Arenal Volcano, as well as being the closest point of allowance to this beautiful mountain. At the end of this hike we would take you to Paradise Hot Springs, where you would be able to relax your body at the multiple thermal pools & surrounded by the most beautiful tropical gardens, with great views of Arenal Volcano on clear days.
La Fortuna is the most resembling waterfall of Costa Rica, the one used to promote our country as a natural destination around the world. This fall is a 200 feet water drop immersed in the rainforest near the Arenal Volcano; the walk to it is about 15 minutes long by going down lots of steps. Once at the waterfall you will be able to take great pictures from the look-out points & swim in it if you wish. Later on the day you will participate of a fun chocolate tour, where you will learn everything about cocoa. Here you will be able to see the plants where cocoa grows & the process of transforming the seeds into chocolate, including degustation of it in different forms.
Today you will go to the wilderness area of Tortuguero, which is one of Costa Rica's most popular national parks & definitely the best place to see wildlife, including sea turtles during seasons. Upon arrival to Tortuguero, check in at Mawamba Lodge (other hotels available). Your accommodation would be in a standard room with all meals included; garden view, ceiling fan, safety box & private bathroom. Also, the lodge features pool, whirlpool, beautiful gardens, bar, cafeteria & entertainment areas (foosball, pool table, beach volleyball sand court); & complimentary access to Mawamba Park, with butterfly, frog, river turtles & iguana gardens.
Today you will take one of the most naturally-intense tours available in all Costa Rica at the famous Tortuguero Canals. First you will take a guided visit to the hotel’s nature park, a place where you will learn about the flora of this region & native species of butterflies, frogs & iguanas at the different gardens. Afterwards, lunch will be served by the pool & then in the afternoon you’ll take a boat ride to admire the impressive jungles at the Tortuguero Canals, one of the most biologically-intense places of Costa Rica. On this boat tour you will be able to observe the exuberant flora of the rainforest, a place where is very common to see lots of wildlife.
In the morning your transport would pick you up to take you to San Jose. Upon arrival check in at Bougainvillea Hotel (other hotels are available upon request). Bougainvillea is a great option if you are a nature lover, its beautiful gardens have been rated as “the best in all Costa Rica” by local gardening organizations; they will definitely give you the feeling that you are in the tropics! Your accommodation would be in a standard mountain view room with breakfast included (upgrades available); private balcony, flat screen TV, phone, safety box, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, alarm, hair dryer & ceiling fan. Also, the hotel features swimming pool, gardens, restaurant, bar & gym.
It’s time to go back home. Your own private transportation will take you to San Jose International Airport for your returning flight.