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COSTA RICA ADVENTURE:

Costa Rica, the Switzerland of the Americas, is home to a diverse natural environment that boasts higher bio-diversity than both the USA and Europe combined. Join us on this exciting adventure as we get close encounters with its fabulous wildlife and mystical eco systems. Follow the trails along the Arenal Volcano and explore the cloud forests of Monteverde. End your trip with a few days of relaxation along the Pacific coast of its famous Guanacaste beaches.

 

Day-01 Toronto - San Jose(Costa Rica)
Arrive at San Jose, the modern capital of Costa Rica. Our guide will assist you and will transfer you to your hotel.
Day-02 San Jose - La Fortuna 9:00 AM (aprox) Transfer to la Fortuna 3:00 PM (aprox) Arenal Volcano Hike:
No trip is to Arenal is complete without taking a breathtaking volcano Hike. Our tour begins with a 15 minute trip to the far west side of Arenal Volcano. Here your naturalist guide will share his knowledge about the Volcano's eruption and its contributions to the La Fortuna environment. The hike along the trails is the best way to look at the lava flowing from the volcano from a safe distance. Here we also get the best panoramic view of the region. Our hike will take us deeper into the primary tropical rain forest, where you will spend some time exploring the Silencio Trail. This part of the trail is located in a private part of the forest, facing the majestic Arenal Volcano. Our guide will point out indigenous rain forest plants and share his knowledge with you about their medicinal properties. At dark, after visiting the trail, we will continue to the observation point, which offers the closest and most direct lava flow vista. Relax, enjoy a drink and listen to the incredible sounds of the volcano. If the cloud cover is high enough, expect to see the dazzling fireworks from Arenal. Listen to a variety of frogs, toucans, and insects and watch thousands of fireflies. Head back to the hotel to relax and get ready for another exciting day.
Day-03 La Fortuna
After breakfast this morning join us for a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure. Experience the excitement of grade 2/3 rapids (some rough water, some rocks, requires some maneuvering but no considerable danger). Your guide will meet you at the hotel and will take you the river 30 minutes from your hotel. Here the fun begins at the Balsa River for the next two hours of rafting through a tropical rain forest. Here you can also enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and a cold Costa Rican Style. This a great experience for families and beginners. You will need to bring easy dry clothes (short and t-shirt s), bathing suits, secure shoes, sport sandals or water shoes. You have the option of spending half a day on a rafting tour or stay back at the hotel and relax in its natural environment or hang out at its thermal water baths. Rest of the day is free for personal activities. Overnight at our lodge/hotel.
Day-04 La Fortuna - Monteverde
After breakfast we head out to Monteverde, the hot spot of bio diversity and one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries of Costa Rica. Our short drive will take us through a scenic route. We check into our lodge and then head out for an exciting Tree Top walking tour. Here the unique tree top walkways consist of a 3 kilometer trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. We will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 meters and 170 meters and altitudes ranging between 12 meters and 60 meters. Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest such bridges in Costa Rica, each with a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. After the walks we head back to our hotel and enjoy some free time for relaxation or personal activities.
Day-05 Monteverde
After an early breakfast we take an exciting Cloud Forest reserve tour: Here it feels like walking in a grandiose green cathedral. Wind-sculptured elfin woodlands on the exposed ridges are spectacularly dwarfed, whereas protected cove Monteverde rainforests have majestically tall trees festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines, and mosses. Poorly drained areas support swamp forests while parts of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, dissected by deep gorges, have numerous crystal clear streams tumbling over rapids and waterfalls. The variable climate and large altitudinal gradient has helped produce an extremely high biodiversity. Spectacular wildlife includes the Jaguar, Ocelot, Baird's Tapir, Three-wattle Bellbird, Bare necked Umbrella bird and the famous elusive Resplendent Quetzal.
Day-06 Monteverde - Guanacaste
After breakfast this morning we will head out to the famous beach reserve of Guanacaste. Our destination is Tamarindo, famous for its beaches and a variety of activities including some of the best surfing in Costa Rica. Relax and enjoy your day; spend your time on the beach.
Day-07 Guanacaste
After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure or try out some activities such as water sports, rafting and surfing.
Day-08 Guanacaste
Free day for personal activities.
Day-09 Guanacaste - Liberia - Toronto
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to home.

 

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano and the tropical shores of Guanacaste 

Easy: Walking along trials and bridges. Trail hikes include night walks to see the lava flows and fireflies and day walks through the diverse flora and fauna. A thrilling white water rafting adventure is included as is the canopy walk. End the trip with a relaxing stay at the famous Guanacaste beach for a few days.

 

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