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San José, Tortuguero & Monteverde package

Private 8 Day / 7 Night itinerary



Arrive into San José at Time TBC and be taken by your private transporters directly to your lovely hotel, located only 15 minutes away from the international airport, across the largest and most modern shopping mall in the country, and just ten minutes from downtown San José. Spend the afternoon/evening shopping or visiting the city's monuments like the National Theater and the Plaza de la Estación, or simply relax enjoying the amenities of your deluxe hotel.
* Optional: Should your flight arrive early, direct departure to the Arenal region or taking part in one of our tours in and around San José is also possible.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Private transfer from San José Intl. Airport at Time TBC to hotel - Please look for driver with a sign with your name on it.

LODGING: 1 night - 1 Deluxe Double Room - Real Intercontinental Costa Rica
* Includes breakfast

Pick up at 6:30 a.m. from your hotel and depart with other guests from San José to the Tortuguero Laguna Lodge on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. You will be traveling with a bilingual naturalist guide on an air conditioned bus. Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant vegetation. On the way we will stop for breakfast at the Selva Tropical Restaurant where you can enjoy a butterfly garden with a variety of tropical flowers. After breakfast we will continue our trip to the Caño Blanco dock, driving past various banana plantations. At Caño Blanco, you will board a covered boat to the lodge, passing the Tortuguero canals arriving between 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. At the lodge the staff will be waiting for you with a refreshing cocktail, your rooms will be assigned and the guide will explain the afternoon activities after lunch - the visit to the Turtle Museum of the C.C.C. (Caribbean Conservation Corporation) and to the colorful Tortuguero town. You will return to the lodge around 5:15 p.m. to have some free time to enjoy the pool, the bar service and prepare for your dinner. Dinner service at the lodge is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In the evening enjoy the tropical nature or the lodge's pool and bar.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from hotel at 6:30 a.m. by the Laguna Lodge transporters for transfer in air conditioned bus to Tortuguero National Park (~6 h)

LODGING: 2-night Package - Double Room - Laguna Lodge
* Includes breakfast, dinner & lunch

After breakfast (served until 9:00 a.m.) take a boat tour to admire the canals and wildlife of the Tortuguero National Park. This is a wonderful and interesting experience where you can see abundant flora and fauna. Return to the lodge for lunch and free time for a siesta, enjoy the pool or go for a walk to the beach. In the afternoon you can take part in another optional tour to the canals or stay at the lodge to explore the private trails of the lodge, visit the open butterfly garden or simply enjoy the pool. Dinner at the lodge and night at leisure.

RECOMMENDED:
During turtle nesting season (July-October) do not miss out on the lodge's nightly Turtle Nesting Walks to see these beautiful animals up close.

After breakfast, at 9:00 a.m., the hotel transporters will pick you up for the trip back to San José. The boat will arrive at Caño Blanco around 11:00 a.m., where the lodge's bus will be waiting for you. Stop en route for lunch at the Selva Tropical Restaurant and arrive in San José around 3:00 p.m. You can use the afternoon/ evening to enjoy the amenities of your hotel, go shopping or sightseeing. For example, why not stop by at the Gold Museum or visit a concert at the Temple of Music?

GROUND TRANSPORT: 9:00 a.m. transfer from the Laguna Lodge by boat and air-conditioned bus to your hotel in San José (~ 6 h)
* Includes lunch

LODGING: 1 night - 1 Deluxe Double Room - Real Intercontinental Costa Rica
*Includes breakfast

Pick up at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel and depart in a private air conditioned minivan or SUV to Monteverde. The region is well known for its Biological Reserve, and also features a variety of other natural places, picturesque paths, flora- and fauna-watching opportunities, natural landscapes and more. Arrive at the lodge just minutes from the Monteverde cloud forest around lunch time and enjoy your afternoon exploring the amazing flora and fauna of the area.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from hotel at 9:00 a.m. for private transfer in air conditioned minivan or SUV to Monteverde (~ 4 h)

LODGING: 2 nights - 1 Standard Double Room - Fonda Vela Hotel
*Includes Breakfast

Free day to enjoy the many attractions the Monteverde Region has to offer. We recommend a visit to one of the protected areas in the region, like the Monteverde Cloud forest Reserve, the Santa Elena Rain Forest Reserve or the Bajo del Tigre Trail. In addition to these are canopy tours, slide shows, the Butterfly Garden and the Serpentarium, horseback riding, mountain biking, the local Cheese Factory Tour, artist's studios and gift shops featuring items handmade by local artisans. The concierge at your hotel will be happy to help you find the right activity for you....Enjoy dinner at hotel's restaurant which is known for the creativity, variety, flavor, freshness, and presentation of its food or in one of the other restaurants in the area.

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and the last morning in the Monteverde region to discover the secrets of this misty forest, with its dense vegetation and majestic trees. Maybe visit the Butterfly Garden or take a walk through the cloud forest to spot exotic birds, two toed sloths or monkeys. Your private transfer will pick you up at the lodge at 12:00 p.m. to take you back to San José, where you can spend the rest of the afternoon/evening at your leisure. Please visit our page with Recommended Tours from San José for further ideas on how to spend your time in Costa Rica's capital.
* Optional: Should your flight back home leave in the afternoon, it is also possible to spend another night in the Monteverde region and drive to San José the next day.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 12:00 p.m. pick up from Monteverde hotel for private transfer in air conditioned minivan or SUV back to San José (~ 4 h)

LODGING: 1 night - 1 Deluxe Double Room - Real Intercontinental Costa Rica
* Includes breakfast

Last free morning to enjoy the many wonders of this region or buy some presents for the beloved ones at home. Your private driver will pick you up at Time TBC to take you to San José Intl. Airport for your departure flight home.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Be picked up at Time TBC by private transporters to take you to San José Intl. Airport (~ 15 min drive).


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$US 1740.00
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$US 1,380.00
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$US 1242.00
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$US 1375.00
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$US 1,760.00
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$US 1,395.00
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High Season

$US 1,255.00
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High Season

$US 1395.00
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Low Season


Price Includes:

• All Taxes • Ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicle • Domestic flights, accommodation, tours and meals as per itinerary

Price Excludes:

• International flights • Passport and visa fees • All items not specifically shown as included in package • Travel & cancellation insurance (highly recommended), please click here for more info. • Gratuities (recommended 10% for transporters

Payment Terms:

• Prices nor availability or rooms or booking are guaranteed until payment is received • Payments accepted via Wire Transfer, Check or Credit Card
• A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations) • Cancellations must be made in writing 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations) for full refund, subject to any cancellation fees that may be charged by the hotel and the administrative fee identified herein below. If cancellations are not made in writing within 45 days (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations), penalties may be equal to the total invoiced amount (hotel terms will apply.) • All cancellations received at any time will be charged a minimum $100 US administrative fee • Airline tickets are non-refundable once deposit is received (airline terms apply)

Please Note:

• Prices based on low season rates. Final pricing details provided upon booking • Please note all our tours are private; we can customize this tour to meet your specific choice of hotels, tours of interest, number of days, budget, etc • Tropical Discovery is a Bonded Florida Seller of Travel (Reg. #ST35634) and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.




Regional Information


Please find below extensive information on the areas you will be visiting on this tour. By clicking on each of the links or the images, you will arrive at a new page with loads of additional information to help you familiarize yourself with the area.

Day 1, 4 & 7 - SAN JOSE & CENTRAL VALLEY


San Jose is Costa Rica's capital and the main entry to the country. It is well connected by air or ground transportation with the rest of the country and offers its visitors various extraordinary museums and architectural highlights. Not far from San Jose some of Costa Rica's impressive volcanoes and national parks can be found.


Images & Additional Info.:

San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica Capital, culture volcanoes The main entryway to the country, the Central Valley offers a variety of tourist, cultural and natural attractions, including Costa Rica’s best museums: the Gol... >>
San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica Capital, culture volcanoes

Day 2 & 3 - CARIBBEAN COAST


Green turtles nesting on Tortuguero National Park and bass', shads' and other species’ sport fishing at Barra del Colorado National Wild Life Refugee represent the main attraction of the Caribbean Coast. The northern part’s unique river channel system is an interesting attraction and the only way of transportation in this area. The Southern Caribbean coast shows a country-unique combination of beaches, natural resources and afro American culture, well worth to explore.


Images & Additional Info.:

Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica Limon, Punta Uva, Cahuíta, Puerto Viejo, Gandoca Manzanillo On the North Caribbean Coast Limón city is the touristic center. However, green turtle’s nesting on Tortuguero National Park and bass', shad’s and other species... >>
Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica Limon, Punta Uva, Cahuíta, Puerto Viejo, Gandoca Manzanillo

Day 5 & 6 - MONTEVERDE


The Monteverde Cloud Forest with its unique fauna and flora is the most important attraction in this region. There is a broad spectrum of natural sites, picturesque roads, spots for observing flowers and animals, natural scenery and other things to do. Activities usually involve nature appreciation and adventure, with a cultural accent, provided by the efforts of the community an its inhabitants.


Images & Additional Info.:

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica Ecotourism Biological diversity in the mist The Monteverde region is known around the world for its conservation efforts and lifestyle centered around respect for nature. Santa Elena is the area’s main se... >>
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica Ecotourism Biological diversity in the mist



What to Bring


Costa Rica:

At the Pacific Coast sunny days and cooler evenings await you, bring a sweater or jacket for the evening, but do not forget your sunscreen lotion!
In the mountains and cloud forest it does get colder and rain showers are more frequent which makes for the lush green fauna.
In the Central Valley, in which San Jose is situated, you will experience a mild climate and moderate temperatures for most of the year.
The Caribbean Coast is characterized by tropical fauna and flora at its best, but this also means warm and humid, so dress accordingly.

Please make sure to bring the following:

Mosquito repellent - Sunscreen - Hiking boots or good pair of tennis shoes - Rain gear - Bathing Suites - Rash guard for the water-sports people - Sun glasses





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