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“I can’t believe how beautiful Costa Rica is. The opportunities to be active are amazing, and the whole culture is all about ‘Pura Vida’!”

 

“Dramatic volcanoes, misty cloud forest, and deep river valleys make Costa Rica an ideal destination for the adventure minded.”

– Travel + Leisure 

 

Arenal/La Fortuna & Guanacaste

This program is an ideal combination between the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s northern plains and the beautiful Pacific beaches. During your stay in Costa Rica, visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges and be awed by the bounty of flora and fauna.  Afterwards, relax in the famous Tabacon Hot Springs, a stunning natural sanctuary where you can soak up the different mineral properties of the volcanic-enriched water. You will also visit the Caño Negro/Rio Frio River Wetlands for an in-depth learning experience about the unique ecosystem of the Arenal National Park.

Guanacaste is famous as a tropical paradise with stunning beaches, great waves for surfing, and that laid back "pura vida" culture.  Toward the end of the trip, you will enjoy four nights stay in the beach area of Guanacaste, which is considered an ideal place to conclude your vacations, with days full of resting, relaxing, while enjoying the sun, beach and the warm waters of the North Pacific of Costa Rica.

Why Choose Costa Rica Nature & Beach?

  • 8 days, 7 nights semi-private tour
  • Visit the two most popular destinations in Costa Rica
  • Hike across suspension bridges through rain forests 
  • Admire the abundant flora and fauna in Arenal Volcanic National Park 
  • Enjoy great surfing and sandy beaches in Guanacaste
  • Rejuvenate and feed your soul while luxuriating in natural hot springs
  • Semi-private tour with all transfers included  
  • Family-friendly and designed for kids (4 years and older)
 

Dates: 2019 Weekly Departures

Price: Land prices start at USD$1,300.00 per adult (double occupancy)*

$500.00 per child (0-10 years old sharing a room with two adults)*

Trip Itinerary:

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Day 1:    Arrival to Liberia International Airport (LIR) and overnight in Arenal Volcano area.
Day 2:    Arenal // Visit to Arenal Hanging Bridges and Tabacon Hot Springs
Day 3:    Arenal // Visit to Caño Negro area.
Day 4:    Guanacaste beach area
Day 5:    Guanacaste beach area
Day 6:    Guanacaste beach area
Day 7:    Guanacaste beach area
Day 8:    Departure transfer to Liberia International Airport (LIR)

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY: 

Day 1: LIBERA (LIR) INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – ARENAL VOLCANO
Once you arrive to the Liberia International Airport (LIR), a GHT Travel representative will "meet and greet" you, provide you with your itinerary and documents, and escort you to your vehicle and driver.  Enroute to La Fortuna and Arenal, you will pass through the plains and coastal mountian ranges of Guanacaste with fantastic views across the landscape towards the distant Tenorio volcano.  Surrounded by rolling hills of pastured and forested land, the imposing cone of Arenal Volcano dominates the Eastern vista. 
Accommodations: Lodging for the next three nights at your selected hotel in the Arenal Volcano area

Day 2: ARENAL VOLCANO
Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast at the Hotel. Luxuriate in the hotel pool this morning. Pack your swim suit and walking shoes for your hike & spa day! Today you will be visiting the Arenal Hanging Bridges.  This is a 618-acre reserve of primary forest. If you love nature, come and enjoy walking across 15 hanging bridges that range in length from 15 to 330 feet long, in a visitor friendly designed 1.8-mile course inside a beautiful rainforest.  The bridges are built of aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, to ensure maximum security for their visitors. A naturalist guide will be by your side, sharing important information regarding the natural history of this place, which will open the door to a fascinating and colorful tropical rainforest world. Impressive views to the volcano from the hanging bridges in the middle of the forest will make a perfect combination to build an unforgettable experience.  Afterwards, you will find the peace and tranquility that you need to relax, at the Tabacon Hot springs, set in the middle of tropical gardens; also, you will enjoy a delicious dinner before heading back to your hotel.
Accommodations: Lodging for the next three nights at your selected hotel in the Arenal Volcano area
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 3: ARENAL VOLCANO - CANO NEGRO - ARENAL VOLCANO                                   
Today you will be visiting the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. A fantastic tour specially created for those who love nature and wish to be as exposed to as much amazing variety of wildlife as possible. Caño Negro is a wildlife refuge that exists along the Río Frio area and builds a large biological humid area, considered one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. A bus will pick you at your hotel, where you will travel for about two hours through the Northern plains until you reach Los Chiles, a small village located only 4 km away from the Nicaraguan border. At Los Chiles, you will board a boat that will take you around the river for a floating Safari through the rain forest. You will be able to observe many different types of birds, mostly during the dry season (December-April). Some of the most commonly seen species include: the Anhinga, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Storks, and the Jabiru (the largest bird in Central America and currently an endangered species).  Along the river banks, you might be able to see Howler, Spider and White-faced Monkeys, as well as the Three-Toed sloths and reptiles like caimans, Jesus Christ lizards and turtles. Late afternoon, return to the Arenal area for the evening.
Accommodations: Lodging for the next three nights at your selected hotel in the Arenal Volcano area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 4: ARENAL VOLCANO – GUANACASTE BEACH AREA Breakfast
After breakfast,pPick up at your hotel and transfer to the Guanacaste northern Pacific Coast, specifically to the selected hotel according to program options.  The first part of the transfer is adorned with the beautiful scenery of the Arenal Lake.  Then, you will admire the incomparable beauty of the landscapes, which includes the tropical dry forest and its hot climate.  Finally, you will reach your selected hotel, as you will stay four nights.  The whole area will allow you to enjoy not only the stunning views but also the beautiful beaches with generous palm trees that rise up from the beaches and gives shade to sunbathers.  For all of this it easy to understand why the whole area is a perfect destination to enjoy nature and relaxation!
Accommodations: Lodging for the next three nights at your selected hotel in the Guanacaste region 
Meals: Breakfast

Days 5, 6 & 7: GUANACASTE BEACH AREA                
Days at leisure for you to enjoy the hotel grounds, the beach and even consider on taking optional day tours in the area (easily booked through the hotel concierge). The region is known for its extensive nature reserves that house an incredible concentration of flora, fauna and natural beauty.  Therefore, there are several reserves, natural attractions and many activities which can be done from the area at an extra cost, some suggestions are: Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which holds an active volcano, thermal mud baths, and a variety of forests, or Palo Verde National Park, which is a bird-watchers and nature-lover’s paradise. There are also canopy tours, river rafting, forest hiking, fishing and much more for you to explore on your own.
Meals: Breakfast daily 

Day 8: GUANACASTE BEACH AREA – LIR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
According to your flight itinerary, today you will have a shared transfer from your selected hotel in the Guanacaste beach area to Liberia International Airport (LIR) to board your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast 

End of Services 

Land Tour Price Includes:

  • Meet and Greet at Liberia International Airport.
  • Transfer from (LIR) Liberia international airport to Arenal Volcano area.
  • Three (3) nights accommodations at Selected Hotel in the Arenal Volcano area.
  • Shared half-Day Arenal Hanging Bridges & Tabacon Hot Springs Tour includes: transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fees & dinner. (Children under 3 years old are not allowed.)
  • Shared full-day Caño Negro/ Rio Frio Safari Boat Tour includes: transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, boat tour, snacks & lunch. (Not recommended for children under 4 years of age.)
  • Regular transfer from Arenal Volcano area to selected beach hotel in the Guanacaste area.
  • Four (4) night accommodations at the selected beach hotel in Guanacaste.
  • Shared transfer from your selected Guanacaste beach area hotel to the Liberia International Airport (LIR) 
  • Meals: (7 Breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner)
  • Costa Rica sales taxes

Tour Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Any meals not specified
  • Beverages (including those at meals, specialty coffees, alcoholic drinks)
  • Gratuities
  • Single supplement (for those people travelling solo))
  • Baggage or porterage fees

Payment Schedule:

  • Payment in full at time of booking 

Fine Print: Price is quoted in US$. Price is based on shared double accommodations in standard 3-star hotels. Single supplement applies to a person travelling solo without a partner/roommate. During peak season such as the weeks of Christmas, New Year, (Feb 16 – 22), Easter Week and Thanksgiving some hotels apply differentiate policies or mandatory conditions such as extra charges, mandatory dinners and minimum’s stay nights, which are NOT included in this program. Therefore, the rates of this program are not valid during these periods of the year. In which case, your GHT agent will inform you about the specific conditions that apply.  Prices are subject to change.  Price does not include airfare.
The children’s rate applies from 0 to 10 years old, sharing a room with two adults. Maximum two children per room. This policy is subject to change.
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Want to learn more about this trip?

Contact Georgia Hardy Tours directly for pricing and availability.

mail_outline
agent@ghardytours.com

phone_iphone
416-483-7533 ext.100

 

“I can’t believe how beautiful Costa Rica is. The opportunities to be active are amazing, and the whole culture is all about ‘Pura Vida’!”

 

“Dramatic volcanoes, misty cloud forest, and deep river valleys make Costa Rica an ideal destination for the adventure minded.”

– Travel + Leisure 

 

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