Welcome to our country! On the first day of your Nature Highlights Tour one of our reps will meet you at the gate of the airport to take you to Sarapiqui. We love to take visitors to Sarapiqui because of the natural beauty of this region & because it’s a great place for the observation of wildlife, especially toucans, we at Go Tours call Sarapiqui “toucan land”. On this natural journey would go along the “scenic route”, where we will show you 2 unique waterfalls, hummingbirds & a coffee plantation. Your lodging would be at Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge in a standard room & breakfast included; private bath, safety box & terrace. Also, the lodge features pool, restaurant, bar, botanical gardens & Indigenous Park.
Today we’ll take you to the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, where we’d do a rainforest walk, wildlife searching & an ancient cocoa farm tour, on which you’ll learn to transform the cocoa fruit into chocolate in a traditional way. After your rainforest & cocoa experiences, we’ll take you to Arenal, considered as the “must see” destination of Costa Rica, featuring a conic shaped volcano surrounded by tropical jungles & hot springs. Your accommodation would be at Lomas del Volcan hotel (other hotels available), in a bungalow with breakfast included; A/C, cable TV, fridge, hot shower, phone, safe box & Wi-Fi. The hotel also features pool, restaurant, Jacuzzi & natural trails.
The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge tour is considered by us as one of the 2 best tours in the whole country for the observation of wildlife; as a matter of fact, a very large number of our previous customers have been able to see the 3 species of monkeys that live in that area; howler, white-faced & spider monkeys. Besides the monkeys, we normally see caimans, sloths, LOT of iguanas, basilisks, & of course several species of tropical birds; Cano Negro is considered by biologists as one of the richest sites in the continent for the observation of birds. On this tour you will also see the beautiful flora of our wetlands, as well as the many plantations of our northern region.
On today’s transfer you would be crossing the scenic Arenal Lake by boat to get to Monteverde, famous for its unique cloud forests. Your accommodation would be at the Ficus Sunset Suites (other hotels available upon request); in a deluxe room with breakfast included; hot shower, TV, phone, mini fridge, coffee maker & terrace.
In the morning we’ll take you to the famous Monteverde Hanging Bridges, where you will get a different perspective of our Cloud Forests. Afterwards, we’ll take you to the Manuel Antonio National Park area, rated as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. On the way there we’ll make a few stops to show you some unique things of our country, such as crocodiles; we also search for scarlet macaws & stop at the Jaco Beach lookout point. Your lodging would be at Costa Verde Hotel (other hotels available); in a studio-plus apartment with breakfast included (upgrades available); A/C, TV, Wi-Fi, safe box, fridge & balcony. This hotel also features pool with ocean view, 4 restaurants, bar, spa & nature trails.
The 6th day of your Nature Highlights Tour is free for you to enjoy of Manuel Antonio Beach, the hotel’s pool or to book some additional activities. Some ideas for things to do are: horseback riding in the rainforest, waterfall rappelling, ATV tours, parasailing, surfing lessons, snorkeling, mountain biking, national park tour, kayaking, or a relaxing massage. Please let us know if you would like to add any of these activities & we’ll be happy to do the coordination, the idea is for you to relax & enjoy of your vacation, we can take care of the logistics for you.
The 7th day of your Nature Highlights Tour is free for you to enjoy of Manuel Antonio Beach, the hotel’s pool or to book some additional activities, like horseback riding in the rainforest, waterfall rappelling, ATV tours, parasailing, surfing lessons, snorkeling, mountain biking, national park tour or kayaking. Late in the afternoon, your private transport will take you to the Country Inn & Suites Hotel (other hotels available), close to the San Jose Airport. Your lodging would be in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades available); A /C, cable TV, coffee maker, mini fridge, mini bar, hair dryer, high speed internet access, room safe & phone. The hotel also has restaurant, pool & gym.
It’s time to go back home. Your own private transportation will take you to San Jose International Airport for your returning flight.