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Amazing Costa Rica
Volcanoes! National Parks! Jungles’ animals and birds! Waterfalls! This tour has it all, with opportunities to seek out some of Costa Rica’s most celebrated treasures. Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled at the chance to tour National Park Manuel Antonio and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, National Park ‘Volcan Poas’ and National park Arenal Volcano with Ta-bacon Hot Springs ‘ (with a visit to Arenal, Costa Rica’s most famous – and most active – volcano)!
Guarantee travelling dates: 30.04.15, 21.05.15, 11.06.15, 6.07.15, 13.08.15,17.09.15, 15.10.15,12.11.15, 10.12.15
Meeting at airport, transfer to the hotel Barceló San José Palacio or similar. Free time.
San Jose - Volcan Poas (B,L,D)
After breakfast transfer from San Jose to National Park ‘Volcan Poas’, where situated one of the biggest volcano geizer with crater 1,5 km in diametr. Those who journey here find little adversity in their travels, as it is easily one of the most developed parks in Costa Rica. Following the paved road to the wheelchair accessible visitor’s center nearly at the top, it’s not hard to see why. Here you can learn about the history of the volcano and get current information about the geomorphic processes that shaped the ecological attraction. There are many other services here which include a cafe to grab a snack, restroom facilities and a very informative museum. Walking just 15 minutes from the visitor’s center, the main crater supplies guests with a spectacular view. At almost a mile in diameter (1.6 km), the crater&s rain-fed sulfuric pool still bubbles and emits smoke into the air, reminding you of its imposing activity. Except for the area around the main caldera, the park is full of dense vegetation and small wildlife. Sightings of the 79 species of birds that have been identified inside the protected zone including the quetzal, emerald toucanet, black guan, sparrow, hummingbird and robin are common. Few large mammals are found inside the park, however, smaller, less conspicuous critters such as marmots, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, snakes, frogs and a plethora of insects are present. The different zones inside the protected area mainly include cloud forest, mountain rain forest and very humid low mountain forest. You will have a lunch, after that- transfer to the volcano Arenal, famous of it’s activity. Accommodation at the hotel Los Lagos or similar.
National park Arenal Volcano with Tabacon Hot Springs (B,L,D)
After breakfats you will go for a walk at National Park Arenal. This tour offers the best of both worlds, in terms of the raw untamed beauty of the imposing Arenal Volcano, which is juxtaposed against the lush and soothing thermal waters of Tabacon Hot Springs. All this set against a backdrop of lush vegetation and breathtaking views of the nearly perfect conical shaped lines of the volcano. Situated in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a magnificent natural wonder that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists due to its permanent, and amazing volcanic activity, which on clear days allows one to witness white plumes of smoke that emanate from the conical shaped behemoth. It should be noted, that the volcano had previously been assumed to be dormant, until in 1968, when to everyone’s amazement it experienced a major eruption. Walk will be aproximately 2 ½ hours, then you will have lunch at the hotel Los Lagos. After lunch, you can book extra excursion(pre-payment 40 eur) Canopy Tour in private arroundings of Arenal Paraiso hotel. This tour can teach how to stay alive in extrim situations, also you will enyoj of nice panoramic views. At the evening- visiting Hot Springs Tabacon(best termal SPA in country), where you can take hot bath and relax. Accommodation in the hotel Los Lagos.
The spectacular Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve attracts scientists, bird watchers, and wildlife lovers from all parts of the world. Inside the reserve you can explore the virgin forests and multi-century old strangler fig trees on your way to a viewpoint which sits on the continental divide. On a clear day you can see both the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts. The reserve is also one of the few remaining homes of the endangered resplendent Quetzal; the opportunity to see this exotic bird is worth the trip alone. You will visit five nice waterfalls Viento Fresco (Fresh Wind). After 1 hours walking we will offer to return by horse to the place of tour’s beginning. Then you will continue your trip to Monteverde. Accommodation at the hotel (Ficus / El Establo). Dinner at the hotel.
Montverde - Manuel Antonio (B,L,-)
After breakfast you will go to the tour: Canopy Tour at Selvatura’s Tree Top. Walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) up to 510 feet ( 170 meters ) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet (12 meters) up to 180 feet (60 meters). Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. After those trip transfer to the Puntarenas province to the direction of ocean. Trip will start on the cost of the river Río Grande de Tarcoles. During next 2 hours you will be in real tropic ‘Animals World’. You will ride by boat on the river till channal Guacalillo. You can see big american crocodiles till 4 m long near the boat. Ca see iguana, many different birds (till 50 types), including parrots Ara. After lunch you will continue your trip to the famous turistic town Kepos, the pearl of Costa Rica. Accommodation at the hotel Karahe / Parador.
National Park Manuel Antonio (B,-,-)
After breakfast visiting National Park Manuel Antonio. This park has one of the most impressive landscapes of the world and has several coves with many white sand beaches and lush foliage amidst great mountains and forests that reach the beaches. Additionally, it is located in the tropical forest.
It has a large land and marine biodiversity with beautiful coral reefs. Here many species of jungles’ animals and birds. You can see many of them. Many insects, snakes. Accommodation at the hotel Karahe / Parador.
Manuel Antonio-San Jose (B,-,-)
After breakfast – free time, accommodation at the hotel Barceló San José Palacio.
San Jose-airport (B,-,-)
After breakfast – transfer to arport for your flight to home.
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– Accommodation as per program