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A once in a lifetime jungle experience to the most famous national reserves of Costa Rica. Start your journey in Arenal at the tropical bungalows of the Arenal Nayara.
Zip lining, hanging bridges and a chocolate tour complements your stay at the magnificent Arenal Volcano area.
After enjoying your adventure activities, head to one of the world's famous national parks, Manuel Antonio. Tucked between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, Manuel Antonio offers a combination of jungle and pristine beaches.
The icing on the cake is the next stop, Osa Peninsula, called by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on Earth!” Set in a private nature reserve, Lapa Rios hotel is paradise for wildlife, nature and beach lovers.

Day 1 - Arrival to Costa Rica

At the pre-arranged time personnel from Costa Rica Dream Travel Corporation will be at the International Airport in San José to welcome your passengers, give them the trip documentation and transfer them to the hotel at Arenal Volcano area.

Day includes: Private transportation, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens (Deluxe hotel category) at Rainforest Villa - www.arenalnayara.com
Transfer duration: 3 hours approximately.

Day 2 - Canopy Tour & Hanging Bridges

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the opportunity of enjoy the must do adventure of Athica Canopy tour.
Your tour will begin with a warm welcome and a brief safety speech, after which your equipment will be put on and carefully checked by our bilingual guides, all of which are certified. This certification provides you extra assurance that you will be completely safe at all times since the guides are fully trained in first aid, vertical rescue, and have ample knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of this beautiful country. Enjoy this thrilling aerial adventure of approximately 3 km, starting from a tower 13 meters high and glide your way down 8 cables made with the best galvanized stainless steel, ranging from 80 meters to 750 meters in length, with an average height of 38 meters. Speeds will top 60km per hour! Each of our 14 platforms, 5 of which are constructed in extraordinary trees, were strategically designed at varying heights to allow our clients to observe the rainforest from different angles and photograph the awe inspiring scenery.
After the tour, you will return to your hotel in Arenal.
Then in the evening enjoy the Arenal Hanging Bridges, this 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.

Day includes: Breakfast, Canopy tour (transportation, tour guide and equipment) Hanging Bridges (transportation & tour guide) lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens (Deluxe hotel category) at Rainforest Villa - www.arenalnayara.com
Transfer duration: 3 hours approximately Canopy tour
4 hours approximately hanging Bridges

Day 3 - Chocolate tour

This day after breakfast at the hotel enjoy the Chocolate tour.
With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna of San Carlos, enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use, in tropical America, to the processing of the product we know and enjoy today.
Considered as “a gift of the Gods”, the cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture, it was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.
In this 2-hour “hands on” program, you will have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, also the developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying a high quality organic chocolate.

Day includes: Breakfast, Chocolate tour (transportation, tour guide, entrance fees) and lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens (Deluxe hotel category) at Rainforest Villa - www.arenalnayara.com
Transfer duration: 2 ½ hours approximately.

Day 4 - Welcome to Manuel Antonio

This day after breakfast your transportation will be ready to take from Arenal Volcano area to Manuel Antonio beach.

Day includes: Breakfast, private transportation, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Parador Hotel (Deluxe hotel category) at Tropical room - www.hotelparador.com
Transfer duration: 5 hours approximately.

Day 5 - Savegre River White Water Rafting

You will be picked up at your hotel to drive 1 hour and 20 minutes to the Savegre River. The road trip to the rafting site offers picturesque views of African palm plantations, little towns, small rivers and jungle. Your guide will gladly tell you all about the thing you see along the way. Occasional stops with be made for bathroom breaks or to take pictures. Upon arriving at the put in spot, you will receive a safety talk and an opportunity to practice before getting into the river. The rafts in this Manuel Antonio tour are built for 6 passengers and guides will travel in kayaks alongside you to ensure your safety. Savegre River delivers class 3 rapids and is filled with bends and turns of excitement. You will spend approximately 2 ½ hours in the raft taming the rapids, taking occasional stops to rest and admire some of the region’s beautiful flora and fauna. Towards the end of this Manuel Antonio rafting tour, the waters become calm and easy, allowing you to take a closer look at birds flying overhead and the colorful vegetation. Your drive back to base camp will be much shorter, about 30 minutes, where you can change your clothes and have a delicious homemade meal. This river boasts class 3 rapids all year long, during dry season it can also provide some class 2 rapids.

Day includes: Breakfast, Savegre River White Water Rafting (Transportation, bilingual guide, snacks and beverages.), and lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Parador Hotel (Deluxe hotel category) at Tropical room - www.hotelparador.com
Transfer duration: 5 ½ hours approximately.

Day 6 - Manuel Antonio National Park

This day after breakfast at the hotel you will be transfer to Manuel Antonio National Park
This national park is one of the most famous in our country due to its wide variety of flora and fauna specimens.
The park itself boasts 3 different trails that vary in grade from flat to very steep. On this Manuel Antonio tour you will be accompanied by a nature guide who is knowledgeable about everything you will see. The trail you will take is flat and picturesque and loops through the park making your course approximately 2 miles long. Throughout the hike your guide will stop and explain the different nature specimens that can be observed, you can take photographs or just admire the view.
One of the highlights of this Manuel Antonio tour is that the park is home to 3 of the 4 existing monkey species in Costa Rica. Half way through the hike you will make leisure stop at the third beach located within the national park. You will have approximately 20 minutes to rest on the beach or play among the waves if you so choose. Throughout the hike you will be able to observe sloths, birds and reptiles as well as admire orchids, butterflies and tropical trees
The guides that accompany you on this Manuel Antonio Trip are equipped with Pentax and Suvaroski telescopes that you can use to observe wildlife and take pictures with a different perspective.
Upon finishing the tour you will be provided with transportation back to your hotel.

Day includes: Breakfast, Manuel Antonio National Park (transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee and snacks) lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Parador Hotel (Deluxe hotel category) at Tropical room - www.hotelparador.com
Transfer duration: 4 hours approximately.

Day 7 - Manuel Antonio / Peninsula de Osa

After breakfast at the hotel, our transportation will be waiting for you in order to transfer you from the hotel in Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jimenez.
When you get there your shared transportation will be waiting in order to take you to Lapa Rios Hotel.
Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, a destination matching everyone's idea of paradise.
Lapa Rios was designed in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environment. The main lodge and bungalows line three ridges and are connected by walking paths and steps. Built over 350 feet above the sea, Lapa Rios catches the cooling tropical ocean and forest breezes.
At Lapa Rios Hotel you will experience the beauty of the rainforest!

Day includes: Breakfast, private transportation Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jiménez, shared transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Lapa Rios Hotel, lunch, dinner, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Lapa Rios Rainforest Eco-Lodge at Bungalow Ocean View - www.laparios.com
Transfer duration: Transfer from the hotel to Puerto Jimenez: 3 ½ hours approximately
Total transfer time from Puerto Jimenez Airport to the Lapa Rios Hotel: 45 minutes approximately.

Day 8 & 9 - In Harmony with Nature

These days, included with your travel package, are all meals and a selection of on-site guided tours as:
- Early and sunset birds tour
- Wild Waterfall
- Local medicine tour
- Rain Forest Ridge Walk
- Osa Trail
- Matapalo Tour
- Night walk
You will also have free time to enjoy the hotel facilities.

Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tours, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Lapa Rios Rainforest Eco-Lodge at Bungalow Ocean View - www.laparios.com

Day 10 - Goodbye Costa Rica

After breakfast at the hotel, the shared transportation will be waiting for you in order to transfer you from the hotel to Puerto Jimenez Airstrip. At the airstrip, you will take the domestic schedule flight to the International Airport in San José.

Day includes: Breakfast, shared transportation from Lapa Rios Hotel to Puerto Jimenez Airstrip, domestic schedule flight from Puerto Jimenez Airstrip to International Airport in San José.
Transfer duration: Transfer from the hotel to Puerto Jimenez Airstrip: 45 minutes approx. Domestic schedule flight: 55 minutes approximately.

International Airport Authorities and Airlines recommend all passengers arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled flight departure.
Pick up time flight schedule according to the international flight schedule.

Program includes

- Private transfer from the International Airport in San Jose to the hotel in Arenal Volcano area
- 3 nights in Arenal at Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens at Rainforest Villa (B&)
- Canopy Tour (Regular Basis)
- Hanging Bridges (Regular Basis)
- Chocolate Tour (Regular Basis)
- Private transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio
- 3 nights in Manuel Antonio at Parador Hotel at Tropical room (B&B)
- Savegre River White Water Rafting (Regular Basis)
- Manuel Antonio National Park (Regular Basis)
- Private transportation from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jimenez
- Shared transportation Puerto Jimenez – Lapa Rios Hotel
- 3 nights in Osa Peninsula at Lapa Rios Rainforest Eco-Lodge Bungalow Ocean View
(full board meal plan B,L,D)
- On-site guided tours (by the lodge)
- Shared transportation Lapa Rios Hotel – Puerto Jimenez Airstrip
- Domestic schedule flight from Puerto Jimenez Airstrip to San Jose International Airport
- 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
- Lodging and hotel taxes
- Welcome airport greeting
- 24/7 in country travel assistance

Program does NOT include

- Additional activities not mentioned in the program
- Meals not mentioned in the program
- Beverages during meals. Sodas or alcohol.
- International airfare. Optional upon request
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for tour guides and drivers

Notes

- A price valid for a minimum of 2 passengers
- Guarantee deposits may be required to hold your reservation
- Transportation rates are based on arrivals and departures of all passengers on the same flight
- Reservations and confirmations would depend on services availability at the moment of the confirmation request

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