Get ready for Costa Rica, the Switzerland of the Americas, home to a diverse natural environment that boasts a higher biodiversity than both the USA and Europe combined. Join us on this exciting adventure as we get close encounters with its fabulous wildlife and mystical ecosystems. 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.
|Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano and the tropical shores of Guanacaste.|
|La Fortuna, Monteverde, Tamarindo (along the Pacific)|
|Great opportunities to learn about unique nature and ecosystems, geology, history, culture and much more. Get up close and personal with the rich diversity of Costa Rica.|
Variety of Transport:
|Private Bus/Van, walk, hike, boats and/or rafts|
|Easy: Walking along trails and bridges. Optional Trail hikes include night walks to see the lava flows and fireflies and day walks through the diverse flora and fauna. Options are available for a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure, horseback riding, volcano hikes and zip lining. End the trip with a relaxing stay at the famous Guanacaste beach.|
Unique Local Experiences:
|The tour provides you with the opportunity to stay close to some of the most bio- diverse areas of our planet. You may sight species that are not found anywhere else. Walk through the cloud forests of Costa Rica and explore its wonders.|
|Day 01||Toronto – Liberia Liberia – La Fortuna||Lodge/Hotel|
|Day 02||La Fortuna||B||Lodge/Hotel|
|Day 03||La Fortuna – Monteverde||B||Lodge/Hotel|
|Day 04||Establo Mountain Hotel||B+L+D||Beach Resort|
|Day 05||Guanacaste||B+L+D||Beach Resort|
|Day 06||Guanacaste||B+L+D||Beach Resort|
|Day 07||Guanacaste – Liberia Liberia – Toronto||B|
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day – 01 TORONTO – LIBERIA Drive: LIBERIA – LA FORTUNA
Day – 03 LA FORTUNA – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Monteverde.9:00 AM (approx.): board your boat, 1/2 hour by car from La Fortuna to the dam, then a beautiful 30 minutes’ cruise on the lake of Arenal, and finally a 1.5 hour scenic ride by 4×4 or mini bus to Monteverde. (The boat transfer depends on the
size of the group and weather conditions. If the conditions do not permit, we will drive you to Monteverde). After you arrive relax for the rest of the day or walk down to the little town of Santa Elena and try out a local burrito shop or a variety of other local restaurants. Overnight at El Establo Mountain Hotel or
Day – 04 MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST
After breakast, join our educational hike to the cloud forest:
After breakast, join our educational hike to the cloud forest:AM: we begin our canopy tour. The tour usually takes between two to three hours.
The Tree Top walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (3.5 km) long trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors can walk across different hanging bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet up to 510 feet and altitudes ranging between 36 feet up to 180 feet. Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Optional: Zip lining Adventure Tour: Duration: 3 Hours. Starts: 7:30, 10:30 am & 2:30 pm – US$ 55 per personFor those who dare, there is a thrill-seeking adventure – Zip Lining. With breathtaking views of the forest, your adrenaline pumping ride takes you from treetop to treetop, literally zooming over the canopy. You will be zipping along many cables and platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure.
Optional Adventure: Humming Bird Garden Tour – Duration: 2 Hours. Starts: 7:30, 10:30 am & 2:30 pm – US$ 47 After a warm welcome start the tour of the magical hummingbird garden. The garden is surrounded by the enchanted cloud forest. Here we are surrounded by trees covered in epiphytes, moss, vines and lichens. This is the perfect setting for the Hummingbirds. To facilitate the visitor the garden has many benches where we can sit and enjoy this spot which is visited by a variety of species of hummingbirds. The birds are attracted by water fountains, multicolor flowers and the feeders placed in the garden. There are more than 14 species of hummingbirds here, which will amuse us with their aerial maneuvers, sometimes coming so close that we can feel the hum of their wings. We can witness the feathers with many shades that change colors depending of the angle of the light.
Day – 05 MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST – GUANACASTE COAST (All inclusive)
After Breakfast, we will drive you to the famous Guanacaste Coast where you can bask and bathe at your beach resort for the next few days. Once you check-in, all your meals including, breakfast, lunch and dinner included at the resort. Overnight at Occidental Beach Resort Tamarindo.
Day – 06 GUANACASTE (FREE DAY)
Breakfast included. Day at leisure or try out some surfing. Take a surf lesson! How about a turtle hatching tour? So much to do!
Day – 07 GUANACASTE (FREE DAY)
Relax or Explore.
Day – 08 Drive: TAMARINDO – LIBERIA
After an early breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Toronto.
Services NOT included:
Note on Meals that are not included: