Itinerary & Map
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Rincon de la Vieja
Arriving at Liberia, Costa Rica’s northern airport, you are met by our representative and transferred to nearby Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Hotel 1 night (AAA) (Swimming Pool) (B)
Rincon de la Vieja; Manuel Antonio
Today enjoy a morning hike through the spectacular scenery of the largest national park in Costa Rica’s northwest. Meaning literally ‘old lady’s corner’, Rincon de la Vieja is a remote volcanic complex with at least nine eruptive vents within a 15 kilometre-wide caldera. The region is characterised by dramatic scenery, boiling mud pools, gleaming, clear water rivers and crashing waterfalls, perfect for swimming.
In the afternoon you will transfer to the coast, along the Pan-American Highway to Manuel Antonio (194km approx. 5hrs driving time). Hotel 2 nights (AAA) (Swimming Pool) (B)
Today, transfer the short distance to Manuel Antonio National Park and hike through this tiny park. With white sandy beaches on both sides of a forested peninsula, the park is a tropical paradise and the forested hillsides are home Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans and scarlet macaws. In the afternoon you will have time to relax on the beach or by the pool. If you are still hungry for adventure, a full range of optional activities can be arranged (additional charge). (B).
Today you travel north to La Fortuna, the gateway for exploring the amazing Arenal National Park (135km approx. 2.5hrs driving time). The park is home to Costa Rica’s most active volcano and is also rich in flora and fauna. The scenery consists of primary cloud forest, rivers, volcanoes and rainforest. This afternoon there is free time for optional horse riding or waterfall hike (additional charge). Hotel 2 nights (AAA) (Swimming Pool) (B)
Strike out into the national park with the rumble of the impressive volcano in the distance and the shake of the force of this natural phenomenon under your feet. Exploring the fertile volcanic slopes will be an introduction to the wondrous and varied tropical landscape of Costa Rica. (B)
Today you transfer along the Arenal Lake - a famous hangout for avid windsurfers - via Tilaran to Monteverde de Santa Elena (approx 4-5 hours). There are some great views across the lake looking back towards the Arenal Volcano as well as some arty wayside stopping points offering great homemade cakes and refreshments. As you climb up to Monteverde you’ll feel the climate becoming cooler and see the difference as the vegetation changes from tropical to cloudforest. On the surrounding hills are a number of coffee plantations as the area is famous for producing some of the best coffee beans in the country, with many of the growers belonging to fair-trade co-operatives. Hotel 2 nights (AAA) (Swimming Pool) (B)
Take a leisurely hike with a highly trained, well-educated Costa Rican naturalist guide through our exotic, bio-diverse tropical rain forest preserved in our 34 year old Manuel Antonio National Park. See how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot just in the span of a 2 ½ hour nature walk or hike. Snacks are offered during the tour.
Punta Leona Hotel - Swimming Pool (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport at Liberia for your overnight flight home or continue to Guanacaste to extend your stay on the beach at Tamarindo. (B)