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  • Explore Tortuguero National Park and its canals
  • Take a night tour in Tortuguero to watch turtles (July to October)
  • Visit the majestic Arenal Volcano
  • See La Fortuna Waterfall and Hanging Bridges
On this 7-day adventure nature trip, explore tropical forests, beaches and one of the most impressive volcanoes in Costa Rica, all in a week!

The trip begins with a three-day trip to the exotic canals of Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast, the key nesting ground for endangered sea turtles between the months of July and October. The rivers within the park are also home to sensitive populations of manatees as well as caimans, crocodiles and tropical gar, which is considered a living fossil. The rainforest is home to jaguars, three-toed sloths and three of Costa Rica's four species of monkey: spider monkey, mantled howler and the white-headed capuchin. Basilisk lizards and poisonous frogs also inhabit the area, along with 375 species of birds including kingfishers, toucans, blue herons, peacocks and parrots.

Then, we have an adventure to La Fortuna, the closest town to the stunning Arenal Volcano. See the volcano from different angles, while bathing in the hot springs, hiking to the base of the massive La Fortuna Waterfall or visiting the amazing hanging bridges. There is so much to see and do here!
30 minutes 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Don Carlos (or similar)
Upon arriving at the airport, you will be met by a Coast to Coast Adventures representative who will drive you to your overnight accommodation in San Jose. If you can find some time, stroll down the streets of the city known for its beautiful theatres and buildings inspired by diverse European architectural styles.
Eco lodge
Early in the morning, you will begin the 3-day trip to Tortuguero National Park, passing by the spectacular and amazing Braulio Carrillo National Park.

This afternoon is a great opportunity to visit the Village of Tortuguero along with your guide and group. Through this visit, learn about the ways of life of the local residents of Tortuguero, a small town of approximately 1300 people.

Note: If you travel from July to the middle to October, you will be able to book directly at the front desk of the lodge a night walk tour to the beach to see turtles making their nests.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Eco lodge
This morning you will have a canal tour of Tortuguero National Park. You will visit one of the park’s canals by boat and discover with your guide the wonderful biodiversity that resides in this area.

We recommend you bring your windbreaker and poncho. A shower can always be expected in the rainforest! Also, don’t forget to bring cash to pay for your National Park fee.

The afternoon is free to relax by the pool of the lodge or take any of the optional activities the lodge offers.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours 3 Star Hotel at Arenal Country Inn (or similar)
This morning, you will be transferred by motorboat and land transportation to the town of Guapiles to have a delicious lunch, then you will take a semi-private shuttle transfer to La Fortuna, the closest town to Arenal Volcano area.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
3 Star Hotel at Arenal Country Inn (or similar)
Spend 2 hours in the morning exploring the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Enjoy a wonderful, panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal from the bridges before continuing to the breathtaking Rio Fortuna Waterfall, which drops 35 meters into a large, natural pool.

Take a hike down the waterfall, passing through spectacular flora and fauna on the way. The falls spill over into smaller, gentler cascades along the way and forms pools in places. Take a dip in one of these pools if you want to.

After a busy morning, we will enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch and take a rest. At 3:30, we will continue on a 1 and 1/2 hour guided hike through rainforest trails which will take us to the main observation viewpoint of the volcano.

After this gentle hike, we will jump into the relaxing mineral hot springs of Baldi, where we will certainly soak away every muscle pain and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Don Carlos (or similar)
Free morning to sign up for an optional adventure if you want to. The area has numerous choices for adrenaline junkies. Be it a canopy zip-line tour, an ATV tour, canyoning, caving, chocolate tour, or mountain biking, La Fortuna is sure to provide you with a hair-raising experience. We are there to help you with the adventures of your choice and the pricing.

After lunch, you will be transferred by semi-private shuttle transportation back to your hotel in the capital.
Meals
  • Breakfast
30 minutes
Today is the day of your departure. At a predetermined hour, our representative will be there in the hotel to drive you to the airport.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals where indicated in itinerary
  • Shuttle transportation between destinations while engaged in activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided hike to the village of Tortuguero and La Fortuna Waterfall in Arenal
  • Experienced, bilingual and fun guides during the activities
  • Boat trip on the canals of Tortuguero National Park
  • Visit to the hanging bridges
  • Hike to the volcano and Baldi hot springs
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Extra night in San Jose
  • Chocolate Tour
  • Zip Lining Tour
  • Venado Caves
  • Waterfall rappelling
what's excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the national park
  • Departure tax: USD 29 per person
  • Gratuities
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in San Jose, Costa Rica
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