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Arenal Volcano, Rain Forest & Beach: Top Family Vacation in Costa Rica

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Arenal Volcano, Rain Forest & Beach: Top Family Vacation in Costa Rica
11-Days / 10-Nights

Costa Rica is an awesome Vacation Getaway for soft adventure travelers seeking a unique experience visiting tropical rain forests, a volcano in Arenal and beautiful beaches near Guanacaste.  This package getaway is ideal for  honeymooners, active couples, families and multi-generation travelers who want to jump in and see first hand what Costa Rica is known for.  This package offers moderate fun day excursions in Costa Rica.

Package Includes:
- Transfers from Liberia to Lomas Del Volcan,
- 3-night at Volcan Lomas
- Transfers from Arenal to Monteverde and spend 2-nights in the Cloud Forest.
- Transfers from Monteverde to Guanacaste
- 4-Nights at the RIU Guanacasta – All-inclusive resort hotel, meals & drinks.
- All Transfers and day excursions as listed in the day-to-day itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01 – SAN JOSE or LIBERIA COSTA RICA

After arriving into San Jose you will meet and greet your private transfer outside the international terminal for your ground transfer to your the Arenal Area for the next 3-nights.
OVERNIGHT: Lomas Del Vocan

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Lomas Volcan

All rooms are wood cabins with rustic style, that have fine finishes. Each of them have two terraces with unique views of both the Arenal Volcano and the rainforest. Includes daily breakfast
All our cabins are equipped with:
• 2 Queen beds
• 32″ LCD TV with cable, accessing 76 channels
• Refrigerator
• Bathroom with hot shower and bidet
• Telephone access for international calls
• “Coffee Maker”
• Free Safety Box
• Wi-Fi
• AC
The terraces of our cabins were comfortably designed so that you can enjoy a great book with the company of the primary rainforest. You can order room service

Day 02 – ARENAL  (B), (D)

This morning you will be picked up for a morning half day excursion to Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour –
AM Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour –
The Arenal Hanging Bridges tour takes place on a 600 acre reserve filled with lush vegetation and a variety of birds and animals which your experienced guide will help you spot. The trail itself is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) in length, crossing nine fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of 7 degrees so that anyone can walk it. Departure: 8:00am. 1:00pm
Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide and drinks.
What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, sunscreen (sunny days) or rain gear (rainy days).

PM Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour and Tabacon Hot Springs –
The Arenal Volcano tour starts with a drive to the western side of the volcano, which is the one that has been mostly affected by the initial activity since 1968. Once there, you will embark on a very informative hike on the Park trail´s. We can choose one of the trails depending on the client´s preference. We have Las Coladas trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992 where we can observe all the impact of the past eruptions, or Los Tucanes trail which goes mostly thru the recovered forest of the past activity and where we can see more wildlife.

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Tabacon Hot Springs

It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on the top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. The hike ends up at a view point, where if the weather allows you will see the volcano very close and feel like it is possible to reach with your hands. You will be able to feel some rocks rolling down, some seismic activity and some smoke from the main crater. During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding

Day 03 – Arenal (B)

7:30am – This morning you will be picked up at your hotel for a full day excursion to Cano Negro.
Overnight: Lomas Del Volcan

Caño Negro on Boat Tour –

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The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered one of the richest sites in the continent for the observation of birds. Beside an abundance of birds, Caño Negro is also refuge of many other animals like: sloths, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and anative flora of the wet land.

Our tour to this beautiful region, leaves from La Fortuna, driving for about an hour and a half until Los Chiles, which is a rustic town that meets to only five kilometers of the border of Nicaragua, it is here where we take the boat down to Río Frío for about three hours. From the beginning of the trip, our professional guide will explain each one of the plantations that we will see on the way, as well as the flora and fauna of the region.
Departure: 7: 30 a.m – 3: 30 p.m. approximately.
Includes:
Transport, bilingual naturalist guide, lunch, and cold drinks.
What to bring:
Fresh and comfortable clothes, tennis shoes or sandals, camera, hat, binoculars, sunscreen.
Recommended:
For adults and children of all the ages.

Day 04 – Arenal (B)
Today is a free day to explore the surrounding area of the Arenal area.
Overnight: Lomas Del Volcan

Day 05 – Arenal / Montverde (B)
This morning your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the Cloud Forests of Monteverde.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest

Overnight: Belmar Lodge (B)

Belmar Hotel
The Hotel Belmar is nestled in the mountains adjacent to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. The hotel is owned by the Belmar family who is committed to providing guests with personalized service and excellent quality while protecting the surrounding forests and communities.In addition to comfortable rooms, the hotel offers a restaurant and bar, a pool table for entertainment, a private nature trail, and a relaxing Jacuzzi hot tub.

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Day 06 Monteverde (B)
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel for a morning half day excursion hike to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. After lunch you will be picked up at the hotel for your afternoon Canopy and Zip line tour.
Overnight: Belmar (B)

AM Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour –
The variable climate and altitude of the protected Monteverde Reserve have produced an extremely diverse group of flora and fauna in a small area. The cloud forest features
majestically tall trees festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines, and mosses. Wildlife species seen in the area include the jaguar, Baird´s tapir, three-wattled bellbird, bare-necked umbrella bird, and resplendent quetzal. This half day tour includes transportation, a tour guide, and entrance fees.

PM Selvatura Canopy and Walkways Tour –
This canopy tour in the Monteverde Cloud Forest features a system of trails and zip lines offering the opportunity to observe nature in the treetops. You’ll soar from platform to platform high above the ground. In addition to the zip lines, the tour also includes a number of trails and suspension bridges through the lower levels of the forest allowing visitors to fully explore the world of the cloud forest. Transportation, entrance fees, and a guide for the canopy tour portion are included as well.

Day 07 – Monteverde / RIU Palace (B, L,D)

Transfer from the Arenal area to the beautiful beaches of the Guanacaste Rui Palace. The RUI is an all-inclusive resort located on the Guanacaste Area of Costa Rica.

4-NIGHTS IN 1 Standard ROOM,  ALL-INCLUSIVE
Includes All Meals, non-motorize sports and beverages

Day 08 – 11 RIU GUANACASTE

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RIU Guanacaste Palance

The recently built 5 star complex of the Hotel Riu Guanacaste (24h All Inclusive), is situated in Guanacaste, Costa Rica in a seafront location on Mata Palo Beach.
This fully equipped hotel offers guests the best service in addition to a fresh water swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, sauna and the “Renova Spa” centre with a range of different treatments and massages. Everything you could need to guarantee the maximum well-being during your stay.

From its prime location, the hotel offers a wide range of activities on its beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the Pacific Ocean and ecotourism in the volcanic regions. During the day, we also offer you several entertainment programs for all ages, whether you’re travelling with your family, as a couple or with friends. The hotel includes a gym, table tennis, volleyball, a tennis court, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking and other water activities. If your favourite sporting activity is Golf, the Four Seasons golf club boasts fantastic views over the ocean and a challenging course.

Day 11 – RIU / LIBERIA AIRPORT 
Pick up and transfer to the Liberia or San Jose Airport for your international flight.

Total Land Package Includes:
- 4 Nights accommodation in Arenal Area at the Lomas Del Volcan or similar —  -2 Nights accommodation in Monteverde at Belmar or similar
- 4 Nights accommodations at the RIU GUANACASTE Palace
- Day Excursions as described in the itinerary with bilingual English speaking guides
- Transfers and transportation with bilingual English speaking guides/ drivers
- All accommodation taxes
- Meals as indicated

Meet Our Costa Rica Travel Specialists:

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Andy James brings over 35 years of practical experience working directly with all of our travel suppliers, lodging vendors and travel providers in Central & South America.  Andy has spent much of his travel career working as a owner and operator of a retail and wholesale travel agency, visiting Costa RicaBelize, Colombia & Peru on a regular basis, negotiating preferred rates with travel suppliers to bring our customers customized tours at fantastic prices and itineraries to Central and South America.

From unique boutique hotel beaches to jungle adventures in Costa Rica or trekking in Peru & Chile, Andy seeks to balance luxury and relaxation with the right amount of exploration.  With a passion for travel and dedication to provide excellent service, Turner makes a wonderful partner to have while planning your next trip to Central and South America.

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