7 Days in Costa Rica Rainforest
Duration: 6 nights.
Visiting: San Jose, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano and Rainforest
Activities: Costa Rica Cloud Forest Tour, Costa Rica Rainforest Tour, Costa Rica Boat Ride Adventure, Costa Rica Zip Line Canopy Tour, Costa Rica Suspension Bridges Tour, Costa Rica Hot Springs, Costa Rica Horseback Riding.
Day 1 – Arrival in San José
You’ll be picked up at the airport and transferred to San Jose for an overnight stay.
Hotel: Sleep Inn or similar. Located at the center of the capital city´s cultural district.
Room: Standard. Include daily buffet breakfast.
Day 2 – Monteverde Cloud Forest
You’ll be picked up and taken via the Inter-American Highway to Monteverde, Costa Rica’s premier cloud forest. Home of the exotic and resplendent quetzal, the cloud forest is also the habitat of many endangered species, such as the jaguar. The forest stretches from the lush ferns and mosses that cover the ground, up to the darkest canopy formed by the tallest trees.
Hotel: Poco a Poco or similar.
Stay: 2 nights.
Room: Standard Double. Breakfast Included.
Day 3. Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde Cloud Forest Zip Line Tour + Monteverde Suspension Bridges + Butterfly Farm + Hummingbird Garden
Duration: 6 hours approx.
Includes: Transportation, tickets, lunch.
1: Zip Line Canopy Tour in Monteverde
Our tour is the only zip-line tour built entirely inside the cloud forest. In this tour, visitors cross through the unique cloud forest canopy suspended over the forest while attached to high weight-capacity cables and using the specialized climbing gear. This provides wonderful experience and sensations only comparable to flying through the forest. This tour not only combines the thrill of one of Costa Rica’s most safe and popular adventures, but also provides a unique vantage point of the cloud forest which in the past was reserved only to certain scientists brave enough to climb up to the forest canopy. Guided adventure.
2. Treetop Walkways Suspension Bridges
The treetop walkways tour consists of 1.9 miles of trails in which our visitors will encounter eight bridges of various lengths which range between 170 feet and 560 feet. Each bridge features 5 foot width and the largest capacity in Costa Rica of up to 80 people per bridge which make the treetop walkways at Selvatura Park not only the longest bridge system in Costa Rica but also the safest and strongest.
Additionally Selvatura Park’s Treetop Walkways designs are the only ones that have been submitted and have been approved by the College of Architects and Engineers of Costa Rica, which ensures that they were constructed following only the best construction standards of construction and materials for their purpose and thus provide the best quality available. The treetop walkways can be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical conditions. You go to your air, at your pace without a guide.
3. Butterfly Farm
Selvatura Park offers one of the largest butterfly gardens in the Americas, with an area of 300 feet long by 90 feet wide and 50 feet tall, a great dome structure covered by a special structure that helps control the temperature inside the garden, which enables our garden to host more than 30 different species of butterflies from different altitudes and climates found throughout Costa Rica.
4. Hummingbird Garden
At our hummingbird garden, our visitors will observe more than 14 different species of hummingbirds including a few species that are not commonly seen in the Pacific side of the continental division of Monteverde. At our garden the relaxing ambiance and with beautiful natural floral arrangements provide a perfect setting for natural photography lovers.
Day 4. Arenal Volcano
After breakfast, your journey will continue to New Arenal. Here you’ll encounter Arenal Lake and Costa Rica’s quintessential volcano, Arenal.
Pick up Time: 7:40am
Our transfer to Arenal: Monteverde To Arenal By Boat Lake Crossing. Taxi-Boat-Taxi
Monteverde and Arenal Volcano are only about 136 km apart but the shortest direct route by road is not possible because of the mountain ranges. The taxi-boat-taxi options is a quick and scenic travel option! And you can have a relaxing time as you slowly cross the Arenal Lake on a motorized, covered boat at the foot of the Volcano.
This is a shared taxi-boat-taxi service (you can book a private one, see below) and departs twice daily and takes approximately 4 hours and provides door to door service for most hotels.
The boat ride is full of beautiful scenes including a great view of the volcano. This transport not only saves you time but it gives you incredible memories. The majestic Lake Arenal near the famous Arenal Volcano is the largest in Costa Rica.
As the name suggests, the trip consists of a taxi ride (we usually is minivans or microbuses) to Arenal Lake, a boat across the Arenal Lake, and then another 25 minute taxi on to your hotel. In total, this breaksdown into about 2.5 hours by microbus and 30-40 mins by boat.
Hotel: Arenal Paraíso, Arenal Observatory Lodge or similar.
Room: Standard. Breakfast Included.
Stay: 2 nights.
Day 5. Arenal Volcano
Arenal Completely Complete
Tour: Morning Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Walk and Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall + Baldí Hot Springs
Departure at: 8:00am
Duration: 6 hrs approx.
1. Arenal Volcano National Park Guided Hike
We’ll start the tour off by picking you up at your hotel and driving to the entrance of the Arenal National Park.
You can use the facilities and read up on the history of the area before your guided walk. Then we’ll hike through well-groomed, easy trails that skirt the base of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal Area.
This part of the Arenal Volcano had sections that were devastated by the lava flow of 1968, so some areas have very little vegetation.
If you are interested, you may ask your guide to show you the dried lava flow from a smaller eruption that happened in 1992.
This guided walk of the Arenal Volcano National Park or 1968 Trail provides perfect photo opportunities and magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato.
We have chosen the appropriate trails (Arenal Volcano National Park or the 1968 Trail) for each tour time for better wildlife viewing. There are parts of each trail that has forested areas where your nature guide will try to spot birds, monkeys and other animals in their natural habitat.
Kids, families and all nature lovers enjoy this Arenal Volcano tour for the gorgeous views and opportunities for wildlife viewing.
2. Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall
This fun tour is a combination of horseback riding and hiking in the beautiful scenery by Arenal Volcano on the way to the La Fortuna Waterfall. Sturdy Costa Rican horses will take you through pastures, forest and hills to the entrance of the waterfall. The views of the Arenal valley and tropical forest are spectacular. The stunning La Fortuna Waterfall plunges more than 65 meters (213 feet) through dense rainforest into a mist-shrouded pool. At the waterfall, you will leave the horses and hike 300 steps down a steep trail to the base of the waterfall. The pool right beneath the falls is too rough for swimming, but there are several perfect swimming holes a little bit downstream. Afterward, you will hike back up to the top and ride back to the stables.
Get spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and the green countryside as you travel by horseback to the 140-foot Río Fortuna waterfall. Transfer to the hotel after the tour to La Fortuna Waterfall.
Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fee, beverage, lunch.
To bring: tennis or trekking shoes, swimsuit, towel, hat, sunblock, hat, camera, binoculars.
3. Badí Hot Springs Spa.
Pick up Time: 4:30pm.
Duration: 4.5 hrs approx.
Includes: Transportation, ticket, dinner.
To Bring: Swimsuit, towel.
The Baldi Hot Springs are a very popular place to enjoy relaxing in Arenal Volcano’s natural thermal waters. Baldi Hot Springs has 15 hot mineral water pools with temperatures ranging from 34ºC to 66ºC (93ºF to 152 ºF). There is a swim-up bar, restaurant, an extreme water slide, a spa, and fantastic views of the north side of Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner in Baldi
Day 6. San Jose
Transfer to San Jose Airport area.
Hotel: Hampton Inn or similar.
Transfer to Juan Santa Maria International Airport at the appropriate time.
- Rates Single Occupancy: $2280 USD per person, based on 1 person. Single occupancy.
- Rates Double Occupancy: $1435 USD per person, based on 2 people. Double occupancy.
- Rates Triple Occupancy: $1370 USD per person, based on 3 people, triple occupancy.
This Superior Costa Rica Travel Package Includes
- 2 Nights. San Jose. Breakfast.
- 2 Nights. Monteverde. Breakfast.
- 2 Nights. Arenal. Breakfast.
- Zip line Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges, Butterfly Farm, Hummingbird Garden. Monteverde.
- Arenal Volcano Park and Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall, Baldi Hot Springs. Lunch, dinner.
- Airport private transfer.
- Taxi-Boat-Taxi to Arenal.
- Shared transfers from hotel to hotel, small group.
Rates: This rate does not apply from December 1, until January 10. This rate also does not apply for Easter. Please check rates for those dates.