Costa Rica Eco Holidays
- Nature / Eco
- Price from:
- 860 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 8 days
- Location Start:
- San Jose
- Location Finish:
- Manuel Antonio Beach
- We Speak:
- German, Italian, Spanish, English
Last updated: 01/07/2007
Costa Rica is considered one of the World Best Eco Tourism destinies and this package give you the chance to discover some of Costa Rica`s Best Nature Attractions.
VISITING: La Fortuna Town, Caño Negro Wild Life Refuge, Arenal Hanging Bridges, Rio Fortuna`s Waterfall, Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Savegre River and La Botanica Farm.
LETTER CODES: ( B ) Breakfast ( L ) Lunch ( D ) Dinner
WELCOME TO COSTA RICA Arrival to SJO International Airport. Meet and Greet by our Tour Guide. Land Transfer to Arenal Paraiso Mountain Resort & Spa with afternoon and evening at leisure for explore the breath-taking property, take a bath on Hot Springs Complex, enjoy of the Canopy Tour and make use of Hotel facilities. Lunch and Dinner by your own. Arenal Paraiso offers 89 bungalows, each one have two double beds, a private bathroom, hot water, refrigerator, air conditioner and a big balcony. The deluxe room, where you are going to be accommodate, also offers telephone and Cable TV, and of course, the best view to the Arenal Volcano. Other Hotel facilities are Restaurant, Hiking Trails, a nice Waterfall., Canopy tour, great gardens and landscape, 3 swimming pools ( 2 with thermal water, and 1 regular water), Wet bar, Spa, souvenir shop, Laundry, and Conference room.
LA FORTUNA ( B, L ) After breakfast, leaving to Caño Negro Wild Life Refuge located near to Nicaragua`s Border. Trip starts with a 1 1/2 hours land transfer on hills of San Carlos Valley, toward Los Chiles Town. Along the route, you will have the chance to see both the exuberant nature and picturesque towns surround this area. Being at Los Chiles, will aboard a comfortable boat that take you on the calm waters of Rio Frio to Caño Negro Wild Life Refuge. Both aboard and Caño Negro Refuge you have the chance to see a big diversity of fauna including Sluts, 3 type of monkeys, bats, crocodiles and more. The Guide will provide you full info both species and ecosystem. At margin of river, you will enjoy of a delicious Typical Lunch. Will be back at La Fortuna, around 16.00. After tour, free time at leisure for explore the property and make use of Hotel facilities. Dinner by your own.
LA FORTUNA ( B ) After breakfast, will be leaving to Arenal Hanging Bridges. This is the only Hanging Bridges project with panoramic view to an Active Volcano. To see the colored lava descending from Volcano`s crater being at top of a big Rainy Forest Tree represents a majestic and unforgettable experience. Also have the chance to see a big diversity of fauna including birds, mammalians and reptiles. After visit Hanging Bridges, we will be riding a Horse and get move to Rio Fortuna Area. We will be riding through natural trails, passing bayous, bordering Cerro Chato till get to the beautiful waterfall of Rio Fortuna. On this place, we will take a break and take a bath or swimming in its crystalline and cold waters. Along the route, we have the chance to see the impressive Rainy Forest Biodiversity and enjoy of spectacular panoramic views. Around 12:30, will be back at hotel with free time for lunch. At 15:00, will be leaving to Canopy Project located into Hotel property. This tour is a combination of adventure and contact with nature, where you can see monkeys, birds, and many other attractions.
Expert guides and good equipment take you tree to tree on eleven platforms , cables from 90 mts high and 300 mts large approx.
The trip finish with a great view of the forest and next to El Congo Waterfall. Then we will back to the hotel in a nice trip through the mountain. After Canopy, free time at leisure keep on exploring the Hotel property, take a bath on Hot Springs or make use of Hotel facilities. Lunch and Dinner by your own.
MANUEL ANTONIO ( B ) After Breakfast, leaving to Manuel Antonio Beach by shuttle. Trip takes around 4 1/2 hours and allow you to see the many nature attractions and picturesque towns located throughout the way. At Manuel Antonio, will be accommodate at Hotel California with afternoon and evening at leisure for explore the property and make use of Hotel facilities. Hotel California is located at 15 minutes walking from National Park and offers 12 Deluxe Rooms with Queen size beds, balcony and great ocean view. And 10 Standard Rooms with Queen size beds or Queen and Twin bed and garden view. The 22 rooms are equipped with A/C, cable TV, private bathroom with hot water, mini-bars, telephone, and security box. Hotel also offers 1 Typical Restaurant, 1 International Cuisine Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Laundry and Room Service. Lunch & Dinner by your own.
MANUEL ANTONIO ( B ) After Breakfast, guided walking to the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park. The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities and interests, and the abundance of wildlife you want to stop and observe (or learn about) : all in its natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch sluts and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the tropical rain forest, and listen to the songs of the various birds as they glide above you. See how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot just in the span of a 2 ½ hour nature walk or hike. And whenever you are ready, stop and enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments as you pause to savor your adventure thus far. If you so desire, hike additionally through the trails and enjoy unspoiled, un-crowded, pristine beaches after your guided educational adventure ends. Learn about the history of the Quepoa Indians and Costa Rica's past in regard to this stunningly beautiful Manuel Antonio area. After tour, free time for lunch at any of local restaurants. At 14:00, start second tour day, the Dolphin Watching Tour. Glide through crystal clear waters, marvel at unspoiled beaches by Manuel Antonio, and explore mysterious islands that lie just offshore the coast. Where jagged rock formations and towering cliffs host numerous varieties of nesting marine birds and their young, watch spotted dolphins native to these warm coastal waters frolic and jump in your boat's wake as you pass giant sea turtles and observe migrating humpback whales.
After feasting your senses and enjoying the tranquility of sailing these pristine waters, the boat glides into a beautiful, protected bay so you can swim under the cover of our tropical jungle. Snorkel along the coral reefs near the gentle coastline, and let your bilingual guides and naturalists help you discover our fascinating underwater domain, or rather, our underwater Costa Rican playground of tropical fish and exotic marine life. But don't worry, this adventure has its perks, too. As you frolic and enjoy the secluded bay and romantic scenery, the crew will prepare local savory appetizers and snacks made of fresh local produce and tropical fruits, and will include a selection of refreshments as well.
To end with tour, you will witness one of our unforgettable Costa Rican sunsets in offshore tropical serenity as you sit back, relax and enjoy another close to a beautiful day in our tropical paradise. After tour, evening at leisure for make use of Hotel facilities. Lunch and Dinner by your own.
MANUEL ANTONIO ( B ) After Breakfast, leaving to the are of Savegre River, to live a adventurous, family-friendly, full-day white water river rafting adventure with lots of perks.
Starting with a 4x4 ride into the wilds of Costa Rica's tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery of more remote areas of the Savegre, your journey begins at Silencio. This is a little local village of thatched roof dwellings where you can enjoy a typical Tico breakfast after a bumpy road journey, yet before you paddle down the Savegre. Make sure you make your reservations for lunch, and don't forget to meander through the beautiful flora and fauna of the surrounding African Palm Plantations before you head off into the winding mountains to start the rafting leg of your journey.
The Savegre River provides Class II, III and IV rapids that are manageable in sturdy rafts that accommodate 2 to 6 people comfortably. Trip includes stops at locally known swimming spots and breathtaking water falls, if the rafters want a break from paddling, and there is always time to enjoy the abundant variety of wildlife along the river. On most trips, rafters will observe egrets, osprey, toucans, parrots, kingfishers, cormorants, and many other species local to this protected area of the primary tropical rain forest. After a steady 13 mile trip down the river, we wind our way back to the little village of Silencio where a gladly awaited hot lunch (Tico style) and local refreshments are waiting. Once fed, happy and well-traveled, our now experienced Savegre River rafters spend a leisurely trip home driving back to Manuel Antonio. This tour includes transportation, breakfast and lunch, bilingual guides, safety kayakers, equipment, security, snacks, and drinks. After tour, evening at leisure for make use of Hotel facilities. Lunch and Dinner by your own.
MANUEL ANTONIO ( B ) After Breakfast, you will be leaving to one of the best and and well kept secret Ecological destinies into Manuel Antonio, La Botanica Farm. Start by walking through fields of herbs, tropical spices, exotic teas, rare perfumes, and natural medicines, and don't hesitate to ask your botanist guide or the owner of the Farm for the past 20 years, Don Maylo Bekins, any questions that you would like. Visit the distillery of unforgettable oils so essential to perfumes all over the world. Then don't forget to observe our dying barn : everything is open for you to explore, learn, experience and share. Learn about how to distill essential oils available right here in Costa Rica that are used in aromatherapy. Marvel at the nature and structure of the Analog Forestry layout and its unique design at the farm to create a similar forest garden in structure and function analogous to the natural rainforest prevalent to the Manuel Antonio area.
Learn about the concepts of carbon sequestration and the process of how indispensable the Costa Rican rain forest is to the international community in terms of cleaning up the environment naturally : or rather, as the tropical rain forest ecosystem filters the carbon monoxide emissions out of our global environment for the benefit of all.
And don't miss the nursery where several local organizations are fighting to save the near-extinct Mono Titi (the squirrel monkey) by creating the Rio Naranjo Biological Corridor. This is an unforgettable educational experience to say the least. This tour includes transportation, bilingual guides and naturalist, snacks, refreshments, herbs and spices samples, fresh fruits. Around 12:30 will be back at Hotel California with afternoon and evening at leisure for make use of Hotel facilities. Lunch and Dinner by your own.
( B ) After Breakfast, you will experience the Manuel Antonio Canopy Adventure. This ecologically and educationally focused Canopy experience is geared towards a mix of adventure, nature and safety. Excellent for individuals, families, children 6 years old and over, or large groups, people of all ages will enjoy this adventure tour because of its variety, options and bio-diversity.
Travel through the primary Costa Rican tropical jungle on suspension cables as you move through the primary jungle canopy with your bilingual guides and safety spotters from platform to platform. If our high-tech, high-quality equipment for zip-lining turns out to be not your style, then relax and enjoy a cold one back on the ground as you watch your fellow guests sip line by line to each canopy platform. If you so desire, take a leisurely stroll or hike through the secluded, protected habitat of Rancho Casa Grande, an excellent location for you to explore the exotic varieties of plant and animal life in the Costa Rican mountainous jungles near Manuel Antonio National Park. This tour includes transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, security, snacks and refreshments.
Around 10:30, you will be back at Hotel California for Check Out and then will be transfer to SJO Airport for return flight.
- Inclusions -
- 3 Nights of accommodation at Arenal Paraiso Hotel & Spa, on Superior Double Room with daily continental Breakfast included. Canopy Tour and unlimited use of Hot Springs Complex during Stay. Guided Visit to Caño Negro Wild Life Refuge, guided tour on Arenal Hanging Bridges and Horseback riding to Rio Fortuna`s Waterfall. Plus 4 nights of accommodation at Hotel California on Double Deluxe Room with Daily Buffet Breakfast included. Guided visit to Manuel Antonio National Park, Dolphin Watching Tour, Rafting Tour on Savegre River, visit to La Botanica Farm, Ecological Canopy Tour, Hotel Transfers In/Out, airport transfers on scheduled arrival/ departures dates only, C.R. Souvenir and all taxes.
- Exclusions -
- International Air fare, CR departure taxes, Airport Charge, meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary, gratuities or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
- Extras -
* Rates based on Double Occupancy
* It requires a 4 people group as minimum
* Rates include All Hotel and Tourism Taxes
* For Single Travelers apply Single Supplement.
* For some tours it could apply some age or physical restrictions.
* Price not valid for Week 52, 2006 nor Easter 2007
* Nights may be added at Stay.
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