|Starts||San José, Costa Rica|
|Ends||San José, Costa Rica|
|Tour Code||CRVS 22978|
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Day 1 - Starting: San José & Finishing: San José
Arrive in San José at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. If you arrive early, head into downtown San José to visit a museum, shop or people-watch in the main plaza, a good place to watch San José at its most lively. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for tips, and artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere.
Day 2 - Starting: San José & Finishing: La Fortuna
Travel by bus to La Fortuna, at the foot of Arenal Volcano, our next adventure base. Take an unforgettable hike around the base of the volcano, set to a soundtrack of monkeys and the rumblings of the volcano in the distance. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoneering. Other optional activities include mountain biking, caving, horseback riding or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a long day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in the lush, cascading hot springs of Tabacón or Baldi Hot Springs Resort.
Day 3 - Starting: La Fortuna & Finishing: La Fortuna
Free time to enjoy optional activities.
Day 4 - Starting: La Fortuna & Finishing: Monteverde
From La Fortuna, travel by van to the shores of Lake Arenal where our mountain bikes will be waiting for a two-hour cycling journey (challenging with some hills and bumps). Afterwards, board a boat for the half hour boat ride across the lake. When we arrive at Rio Chiquito, we switch to waiting vans to drive the final leg up into the cool, misty mountain air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Day 5 - Starting: Monteverde & Finishing: Monteverde
Guided tour of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest. Opt to fly through the jungle canopy via zipline or tour a coffee plantation.
Day 6 - Starting: Monteverde & Finishing: Malpais
Head to the Pacific coast for some much needed beach time and an opportunity to enjoy the waves. Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais are small towns frequented by surfers. Beginners should take advantage of the two included surf lessons to fine-tune your skills, go for a swim or just chill out on the black sand beach. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located next to Malpais, take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach.
Day 7 - Starting: Malpais & Finishing: Malpais
Enjoy the beach with an included surfing lesson and other optional activities.
Day 8 - Starting: Malpais & Finishing: San José
Squeeze in a morning surf before embarking on our journey back to the capital, San José. Arrive in the evening (approx 9pm) in time to shower and head out for a final night on the town.
Day 9 - Starting: San José & Finishing: San José
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