Caribbean , Volcanoes, Pacific Coast and Osa experinces ( J Penders)

      San José, Costa Rica

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      Lokal
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      29 reviews
      Jul 17 - Aug 7, 2023
      Group size: 2 - 4
      Caribbean , Volcanoes, Pacific Coast and Osa experinces ( J Penders)
      San José, Costa Rica

      Lokal
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      29 reviews

      Jul 17 - Aug 7, 2023
      Group size: 2 - 4

      About this trip

       

      About this trip

      Experience four of Costa Rica's most exciting  destinations: Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, The Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Manuel Antonio. Several nights in each  location will allow you to explore  the local culture and soak up  the amazing natural wonders of Costa Rica.

      You’ll start the trip by going to Tortuguero National Park in Northeast Costa Rica, which is recognized internationally for protecting the most important green turtle nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere. Made up of an extensive network of rivers and canals, access is possible only through small boats. A place unlike any other; where the small communities surrounding the park still preserve their traditions, you’ll experience a  true encounter with Caribbean culture.

      Next you will head to La Fortuna, a tiny town located near the foot of Arenal volcano. The perfect place to kick back and enjoy the area’s superb beauty, La Fortuna still retains much of its original Tico charm. From La Fortuna you will explore the surrounding areas of the volcano, soak in thermal waters, and visit a nearby community where you will participate in local life for a day.

      From the Arenal volcano you will continue to mystical Monteverde. It is home to one of the rarest habitats on Earth, the cloud forest. The Cloud Forest of the area is unique to other rainforests in Costa Rica, with a constant mist and hence its name. The high humidity at this point, 1,600 meters above sea level creates fog and provides a dense cloud cover over the area. Hiking, zip lining, and unique Costa Rican culture all await.

      Your final nights will be spent at one of the smallest and most popular national parks in Costa Rica. Visitors to Manuel Antonio can enjoy a relaxing day on one out of four pristine beaches or take a hike through the vibrant, green rainforest. From tide pools alive with crustaceans to endangered monkey species to stunning scenic vistas, Manuel Antonio National Park is a spectacular destination to relax and spot wildlife.

      ***This itinerary is 100% customizable. Please let us know of any adjustments or changes to any activity, lodging option, length of trip, or region visited. We are here to help you plan your perfect trip!


       Trip Highlights

      - Eat delicious local cuisine

      - Zip line the forest canopy in Monteverde

      - Hike into Manuel Antonio park

      - Participate in local lifestyle the Juanilama Community

      - Relax on beautiful beaches

      - Feel the adrenaline as you walk across suspension bridges at Los Campesinos 

      Cancellation Policy

      If trip is cancelled: 

      45+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded 15 - 44 days in advance - 50% will be refunded 8-14 days in advance - 30% will be refunded 0-7 days in advance - 0% will be refunded

      High Season Cancellation Policy

      If your trip falls during peak season (The weeks of Easter, Christmas & New Years) the following cancellation policies apply:

      If trip is cancelled: 

      90+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded 45-89 days in advance - 50% will be refunded 14-44 days in advance - 30% will be refunded 0-13 days in advance - 0% will be refunded Meals

      All diets are compatible with this trip, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. Just let us know!

      What’s included

      • Accomodations
        Lodging each night is included in your choice of boutique hotels or ecolodges. Recommendations are included in the day-by-day itinerary.
      • Tours & Activities
        Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available.
      • Local Guides
        English speaking local & specialized guides during activities
      • Airport Transfers
        Shuttles and taxis arranged to get you to/from the airport
      • Ground Transport
        Private shuttles will take you between destinations
      • Entrance Fees
        To sites of interest, museums and national parks
      • Food
        Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner
      • 24/7 assistance
        In country assistance in English during the whole trip
      • Tips
      • International Flights
      • Travel Insurance
      • Optional activities
      • Not specified meals
      • Alcoholic Drinks

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $1
      Deposit: $0

      Itinerary

      July 17th
      Welcome to Costa Rica! (-/-/-)

       Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth! Upon arrival to San Jose, our local guide will welcome you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel. Our guide will give you all the tips and recommendations to get the most out of your stay in Costa Rica. Free afternoon and evening to rest after the flight.

      Optional activity: Take a city tour or cooking lessons with a local family.

      Transportation: Approx. 45 minutes from the airport to your hotel

      Accommodation options:  Grano de Oro (4 star hotel) 

      Your Organizer


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      Lokal
      29 reviews
      Lokal connects travelers to local, sustainable tourism experts around the globe to plan incredible personalized adventures. From wildlife expeditions to stunning indigenous-run ecolodges in the Amazon to workshops with master artisans in Laos, every trip includes unique travel experiences that also support local livelihoods, protect the environment and preserve cultural traditions. Happy travels!

      Reviews

      We had a great time - wonderful organisation, very enjoyable treks, hotels and warm hospitality
      By Mary-Rose S for Walking on sunshine (Mary Rose Shears) on Jan 09, 2024
      We loved our day with Fernando & Felipe. They were both very informative and took us to some interesting places. Thank you!
      By Lyn G for Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar (Lyn and Jim Garadis) on Oct 04, 2023
      We had a great time with Fernando. Friendly and knowledgeable. We would be happy to recommend his company if you are in need of a quality day trip.
      By Jim G for Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar (Lyn and Jim Garadis) on Oct 04, 2023
      Pays magnifique à découvrir. Population accueillante, pacifique, qui a beaucoup d'humour et de générosité. La nature est exceptionnelle autour du lac Atitlan. Notre famille a été sous le charme. Les festivités durant la semaine sainte ajoutent une touche de magie et de beauté sans égale. On a hâte d'y retourner.
      By Eveline G for Semana Santa in Guatemala - Eveline Gaillardetz on May 11, 2023
      I had a truly incredible experience in Guatemala - and I have Pablo and the Etnica team to thank for it! Pablo worked closely with me to design a custom trip for my friend and me, taking into consideration our logistical preferences, interests, time window, and budget. As the primary planner for my friend's and my trip, I was in frequent communication with Pablo, and I was impressed by his expertise, professionalism, warmth, and dedication. It is clear that he is passionate about what he does, and wants his travelers to experience the best of what Guatemala has to offer! During our trip itself, everything was smooth, efficient, and executed perfectly, from airport transfers / transportation, food and cultural recommendations, and comfortable, conveniently-located accommodations. All of our guides were incredibly friendly, treating us like friends rather than "tourists"; in fact, I felt that my interactions with the locals were perhaps the best part of this whole experience. At the end of the trip, I remained in Guatemala solo, while my friend returned to the states. During this time, I continued to take tours and explore Guatemala per Pablo's recommendations, and I felt safe, met incredible people, and gained a huge appreciation for the culture and people. I will recommend Etnica to my friends and family with great enthusiasm, and I can't wait to return! Thank you for everything, Pablo! -Kim from NYC
      By Kim T for The lush Maya Biosphere & Guatemalan highlands! - Kim & Reen on Apr 21, 2023
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