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Simply Costa Rica: Arenal, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio - Costa Rica

This is a customisable itinerary to provide you with a start point and suggestions for your travel plans. We’ll work closely with you and our travel partner to design your ideal trip, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style and your budget. Our partner’s specialists know the country inside out and can lead you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook.

Day 1 San Jose & Central Valley

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San José & Central Valley. Arrive in Costa Rica's capital city San José, where your private guide meets you at the airport. You're driven to your hotel in downtown San José by private transfer.

Day 2 Arenal Volcano

Travel via a shared minibus transfer of around three hours to your hotel in the Arenal Volcano region. In the afternoon you'll enjoy some free time to start exploring. You might like to visit the La Fortuna waterfall, hike to the base of the volcano or simply rest and relax in your lush and tranquil hotel surroundings.

Day 3 Arenal Volcano

Enjoy a shared trip today to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, an hour and a half away by shared transfer, where you take a boat journey along the Rio Frio in search of sloth, caiman, tropical birds, monkeys and turtles. This is a half day trip including guides, snacks, lunch, all transfers and a stop off to buy breakfast and purchase souvenirs en route.

Day 4 Arenal Volcano

A day at leisure to relax by the hotel pool or add more activities: you could go kayaking on Arenal Lake, zip-lining, white water rafting or visit the nearby hanging bridges.

Day 5 Monteverde Cloud Forest

This morning, travel to the Monteverde Cloudforest by shared transfer and a scenic boat ride. The drive, although a little bumpy, goes through truly spectacular scenery. The whole transfer takes around four hours in total. Once in Monteverde, you'll have the afternoon to relax or start exploring, before your night tour to look for the creatures of the forest after dark.

Day 6 Monteverde Cloud Forest

This morning, take a fun and interactive tour to a local family-run plantation where they grow coffee, sugar cane, oranges and bananas. In the afternoon, you'll visit Monteverde's canopy walkways and try out some exhilarating zip-lining through the treetops. Both these trips are shared group trips with transfers included, and an English speaking guide.

Day 7 Manuel Antonio

Today you travel five hours by shared coach to the stunning Central Pacific Coast and your hotel close to Manuel Antonio. On arrival, spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel or head off to explore this beautiful coastline.

Day 8 Manuel Antonio

At leisure.

Day 9 Manuel Antonio 

Further relaxation on the beach. You could perhaps arrange a kayaking or catamaran tour.

Day 10 International return flight

Take a private three hour transfer back to San José in time for your flight home.

Day 11 International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

 Holiday Name : Simply Costa Rica: Arenal, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio 
Reference : Audley Travel

Tour highlights

  • 11 day tour
  • Explore Arenal Volcano, a spectacular setting for some of the country's best activities.
  • Visit the Monteverde Cloudforest: a cool, lush climate with excellent birdwatching.
  • Try zip-lining or tackle the Cloudforest canopy walkways.
  • Relax on the beaches of Manuel Antonio.
Tailor Made Tour: All prices are a guide only,

Prices are per person including scheduled international & domestic flights (as per itinerary), in-destination transfers,  activities and excursions as detailed & all accommodation

Prices start from £2,185

This is a tailor-made tour that can be designed to your exact requirements

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