Natural Costa Rica

A once in a lifetime jungle experience to the most famous national reserves of Costa Rica.

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: Hotel Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs -www.
Transfer duration: 3 hours approximately.

Day 2 - Hanging Bridges & Arenal Volcano

During the morning, you will enjoy a combination tour that includes a guided hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges and at the Arenal Volcano.
This day after your pickup at your hotel you will have a wonderful hike that gives you the opportunity to explore and appreciate the beauty of the forest and the Arenal Volcano. On this tour, you will hike above the trees and experience the marvelous subcanopy and canopy forest like never before.
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 2 miles (3 km) in length, crossing ten fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges with lengths between 16 and 328 feet (5 to 100 meters) and up to 180 feet (55 meters) high, allowing the exploration of the different levels of the forest and offering the opportunity to observe a greater number of species. The trail is laid out a maximum grade of seven degrees so that anyone can walk it.
After this amazing hike, you will be ready to continue to the Arenal Volcano.
This tour starts with a drive to the Western side of the volcano. Once there you will embark on a hike on the trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1968. It is possible to observe 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. During the tour the experienced guide will provide you with interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano impact on the area.

Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, Combo tour with visit to Mistico Hanging Bridges and Arenal Volcano in regular basis, transportation in SIB (shared), English Speaking tour guide, entrance fees, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs -www.
Tour duration:6 hours approximately.

Day 3 - The beauty of Rio Celeste

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. This day, you will enjoy a visit to Rio Celeste, at Tenorio Volcano National Park.
This day the driver will be at your hotel to take you to a hike on one of Costa Rica’s most incredible sights — the enchanting, blue-hued Río Celeste. Seeing this sky-blue river flow through a dense rainforest is an undeniably amazing experience.
You will arrive at the Tenorio Volcano National Park, were you will begin a 5 miles’ hike (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rain forest. You will arrive “Los Teñideros” of the Río Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly color blue that gives the river its name. You will continue the hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On the decent you will get to see the spectacular Río Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind! The final reward of this amazing journey is an exquisite lunch.
After finishes your lunch your driver will be ready to take you back to your hotel.

Day includes:Guided hike to Rio Celeste in regular basis, transportation in SIB (shared), English Speaking tour guide, entrance fees and lunch
Overnight: Hotel Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs -www.
Tour duration: 9 hours approximately (This time includes the tour time and travel time, lunch time to and from the actual activity area)

Day 4 -The amazing Cloud Forest

After breakfast and check out of the hotel in Arenal, you will be ready to continue to your next destination: Monteverde.
At the prearrange time, the driver of your shared service will meet you at the lobby of the hotel to take you to enjoy the Lake Crossing service. Enjoy an amazing view of Arenal Lake and Volcano by the Arenal Lake Crossing. This service is a scenic, fast and the newest way to go from La Fortuna to the Monteverde area.
At the dam of Arenal Lake, you will get aboard into a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat for a 30 to 40 minutes (approximately) ride to Río Chiquito, a little town at the other side of the lake.
Arenal Lake is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica, it was man made in 1974 to provide hydroelectric energy for the country. It is also a place where you can find different kinds of resident and migratory birds. Sometimes mammals can be seen in the surroundings, also great views of the Arenal Volcano when it’s clear.
Once at Río Chiquito, we’ll leave the boat and make a short break. Afterwards, a microbus ride to get to the hotel in the Monteverde area.
After the check in at the hotel, leisure time to enjoy the area or the facilities of the hotel.

Day includes: Breakfast, shared lake crossing from Arenal to Monteverde, lodging and taxes.
Overnight: Hotel El
Transfer duration:4 ½ hours approximately.

Day 5 - Beauty of the cloud forest

This day the driver will be at your hotel and take you to have a wonderful hike at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is among the most famous reserves in the world for its biodiversity, conservation, contributions, and scientific researches. This 3,500 hectare of land holds 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, and it is one of the most important private reserves in Costa Rica.
The geographical, topographical and climatic conditions have determined the surprising biodiversity found in the Monteverde Reserve. In this forest we can find four ecological “Live Zones” with different ecosystems for hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids, as well as a large variety of plants like mosses, vines and trees of the Cloud Forest. Definitely this tour will astound you with its beauty and all the biodiversity.
After the tour, it is time to return to the hotel to relax and get ready for your next adventure.

Day includes: Breakfast, visit to Monteverde Reserve in regular basis, transportation in SIB (shared), English Speaking tour guide, entrance fees, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel El
Transfer duration:4 hours approximately.

Day 6 - Welcome to Dominical!

After breakfast and check out of the hotel, and according to the schedule of your private transportation, you will meet the driver of your transportation at the lobby of the hotel, to continue to your next destination. You will be transferred from Monteverde to the amazing area of Dominical. After the check in, leisure time to enjoy the area.

Day includes: Breakfast, private transportation from Monteverde to Dominical, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Cuna del Á
Transfer duration: 4 ½ hours approximately.

Day 7 - The amazing Corcovado National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a visit to Corcovado National Park. At the preschedule time, a representative from the tour company will meet you at the lobby of the hotel, to take you to enjoy your tour.
During the morning, hike lush rainforests, howl with howler monkeys, relax with a sloth, sing with birds, and investigate millions of insects during your tour of Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula! Corcovado National Park is famous for holding 3% of the biodiversity on this side of the planet.
Famous for being–the Amazon of Costa Rica—the Corcovado National Park is the largest stronghold of primary forest on a Pacific coastline and is famous for being “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. Be prepared for a thrilling tour as you explore some of Mother Nature’s most amazing works of art. The area holds thousands of species of flora and fauna, many unique to the area and others which have disappeared from other regions or are in danger of extinction. Approximately, 6,000 insects (including the 123 different butterflies discovered so far), 500 trees (a fourth of all the tree species that exist in Costa Rica), 367 birds, 140 mammals, 117 amphibian and reptiles, and 40 freshwater fish species live here in coexistence. Immerse yourself in life’s wonders with the BEST Costa Rica Nature tour.
The Corcovado tour departs from Punta Uvita beach around 7:30 AM by boat and arrives approximately 1.5 hour later to San Pedrillo Ranger Station in Corcovado National Park.
A safety talk and a review of the itinerary will be held in the operation before departure.
As soon the boat arrives at Corcovado the guide will lead the group to the ranger station where there will be a time to get ready for the first hike.
The first walk takes place in one of the most extensive trails of this sector of Corcovado with a duration of approximately 2 hours. The path is totally flat and crosses primary forest as well as income towards the beach where the guides will show very interesting coastal vegetation Along this path you can also appreciate huge trees and plants of great biological value. Then you will return to the ranger station to enjoy an outdoor lunch to recharge energy and be prepared for the second hike. The second trail is shorter with a bit broken ground and a duration of 1.5 hours. In this second hike, it is possible to observe more birds, mammals, and very interesting vegetation and even crocodiles. Also, at the end of the trail you will visit a small waterfall where it is possible to cool off and even receive a massage from nature. The second hike is subject to weather; especially during the rainy season. The boat starts heading back to Uvita beach at 2.30 pm and expects to arrive around 3.30 to 4.00 pm. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the hotel in Dominical beach.
During the rest of the day, leisure time to enjoy the area and the facilities of the hotel.

Day includes: Breakfast, Corcovado National Park Day tour (regular basis tour, the tour includes: shared transportation during the tour, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees to the national park, picnic lunch) lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Cuna del Á
Transfer duration: 9 hours approximately. Order of hikes and lunch may change according to the tour operator.

Day 8 - Time to relax

This day you will have leisure time to enjoy your time at the beach, take an optional tour (with an additional cost), or just relax at the hotel.

Day includes:Breakfast, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Cuna del Á

Day 9 -Goodbye Costa Rica

During the day, and according to your international flight schedule, it will be time to flight back home. At the prearranged time, your private transportation will be ready to take you from the hotel to San José International Airport.
Day includes: Breakfast and private transportation.
Transfer duration: 4 hours approximately.

Program includes

- Private transfer from the International Airport in San Jose to the hotel in Arenal
- 3 nights in Arenal at Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
- Hanging Bridges & Volcano tour (regular basis)
- Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike (regular basis) lunch included
- Lake crossing from Arenal to Monteverde
- 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest at El Establo
- Monteverde Reserve hike (regular basis)
- Private transportation from Monteverde to Dominical
- 3 nights in Dominical at the hotel Cuna del Ángel, Ángel
- Corcovado National Park (regular basis) picnic lunch included
- Private transportation from the hotel to San José International Airport.
- 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches
- 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

Frequently Asked Questions


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- 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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