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2020 Fully Escorted Costa Rica Group Trip! Join our group and explore the best of Costa Rica: San Jose, La Fortuna and Tamarindo Beach. A journey filled with adventure activities and private guide to get the most out of your vacation.

May 25th - Welcome to Costa Rica!

At the pre-arranged time personnel from Costa Rica Dream Travel will be at the airport to welcome you, provide you with your trip documentation and transfer you to the hotel in San Jose. After check in, leisure time to enjoy the hotel or explore the area.

Day includes: Private transportation from the airport to the hotel in San Jose, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Country Inn and suites - www.countryinns.com

May 26th - Treasures of the rainforest

After breakfast and check out of the hotel, you will meet your private tour guide at the lobby of the hotel. After a short brief, you will be ready to start the discoveries in Costa Rica.
A morning pick up will put us on the road to fantastic Arenal Volcano area. On the way to La Fortuna town, we will make a stop at a coffee plantation where the tour guide will explain about the importance of our golden grain, after this nice stop we will continue our way up we will pass by lovely sceneries, beautiful coffee plantations, strawberry fields and ornamental plant greenhouses until we reach the Waterfall gardens, with over 70 acres of natural preserve to explore as well as a Butterfly Observatory, a Hummingbird Garden and of course 5 magnificent waterfalls, has become a must for tourist of all ages. During the visit we will walk along the Trail of the Falls that enable visitors to view, photograph and feel the power of five awesome waterfalls. Afterwards, lunch will be served and time to continue to La Fortuna.
With the arrival of the group to the hotel, the participants will check in at the hotel, and will have time at leisure to enjoy the area.

Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, private ground transportation, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Magic Mountain - www.hotelmagicmountain.com

May 27th - Arenal Hanging bridges and Canopy tour

Just after you have enjoyed a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee, enjoy your day with one of the fantastic activities you can enjoy in Costa Rica. During the morning, enjoy a visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges.

At the prearrange time, your English Speaking tour guide will be waiting for the families at the lobby of the hotel, in order to take them to enjoy a hike at the Hanging Bridges.
Arenal Hanging Bridges is a new tourism attraction in La Fortuna, only 4 km (2.5 miles) within a 250-hectare (618 acre) reserve of primary forest. Visitor who love nature can enjoy 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, friendly design along 3 km rain forest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping.
The bridges are built of aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, to ensure maximum security for their visitors. They were designed by structural engineers with the most demanding safety margins in the world.
Guided by a naturalist, who through the natural history will open for you the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest, make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.
After the tour we will return to the hotel to relax, enjoy the services of the hotel and you will have time at leisure to enjoy lunch (on your own).

At midafternoon it is time to enjoy the thrill adventure of the 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 always be completely safe 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, it is time to return to the hotel to relax and enjoy the services of the hotel.
Dinner will be offer at the main restaurant of the hotel.

Day includes: Breakfast, dinner, private transportation, English speaking tour guide, Arenal hanging bridges tour, canopy tour, adventure rental equipment, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Magic Mountain - www.hotelmagicmountain.com

May 28th - The Sloth trail and Paradise hot springs waters

Wake up with the gorgeous sunshine of the Costa Rican tropical Sun and get ready for your adventure. During the morning, our professional English Speaking tour guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel, in order to take you to enjoy the amazing nature at the Sloth Watching Trail.
The sloth tour is the center of attraction of the Sloth Watching Trail, since visitors can get to see 4 to 5 sloths, sometimes very close and sometimes not. In addition, our guide will give a talk about the natural history and all the habitat of the sloth to learn everything about these amazing animals. The trail is 2km and the tour lasts approximately two hours. During the tour, you will also have the possibility to find different species of birds, frogs, snakes and among others. All the animals in the trail are wild animals, and the sightseeing of one of them is already a fantastic experience in Costa Rica. Wild animals are shy, and they are in their natural habitat, so, it could be difficult to spot them.
After the hike, you will return to the hotel in La Fortuna, where you can enjoy a nice lunch (on your own) or explore with your tour guide the town of La Fortuna.

At midafternoon it is time for a real relaxation time, your English speaking tour guide will take you to the Paradise Hot Springs where you can enjoy the many pools with Thermal waters. At night dinner will be offer at the Paradise resort.
After dinner it is time to return to the hotel.

Day includes: Breakfast, dinner, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, entrance fee to Paradise Hot Springs, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Magic Mountain - www.hotelmagicmountain.com

May 29th - The beauty of the cloud forest

After breakfast and check out of the hotel, the group will be ready to continue discovering Costa Rica. Today’s destination is the North Pacific Coast.
On the way to Tamarindo beach, the group will enjoy a visit to Arenal Volcano National Park.
The Arenal Volcano tour starts with a drive to the active Western side of the volcano. Once there you will embark on a hike on the Toucans Trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of Lake Arenal.
After the visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park, our English Speaking tour guide and transportation will take us to the great North Pacific Coast.
Once at the hotel after check in, you will have time at leisure. Dinner will be offer at the main restaurant of the hotel.

Day includes: Breakfast, dinner, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, entrance fee to Arenal Volcano National Park, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo - www.wyndhamtamarindo.com

May 30th - A fantastic snorkeling and sunset sailing cruise

This day you will have the morning to relax and enjoy the services of the hotel. A midday your English speaking tour guide will take you to the dock where you will board a fantastic catamaran that will take you to sail along the North pacific coast of Costa Rica.
You will silently glide along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast while passing some of Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches, tropical jungles and rain forest. Enjoy a cold tropical drink prepared and served to you by the bilingual staff. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink prepared and served by the bilingual staff as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and frolic in the blue Pacific. Snorkel in the bay or run down the deserted white sand beach while the ever-helpful crew prepares a feast of fruit, chips, dips, ceviche and salad bridges over the forest make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.
After the sunset return to the hotel to relax and enjoy dinner on your own.

Day includes: Breakfast, light lunch, open bar, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, sunset sailing cruise, snorkeling equipment, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo - www.wyndhamtamarindo.com

May 31st - Back to San Jose

This day you will have the morning at leisure to relax, after check out (about noon) your English speaking tour guide and private transportation will be ready to take you to back to San Jose .
Once at the hotel and after check out, a farewell dinner will be offer.

Overnight: Hotel Country Inn and suites - www.countryinns.com

June 1st - Goodbye Costa Rica

According to the schedule of the departure flight, your private transportation will be ready to transfer the group to the international airport.

Day includes: Breakfast and private transportation
International Airport Authorities and Airlines recommend all passengers arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled flight departure.

Price per Person land only:

$ 1474.- USD per person in double occupancy
$ 1450.- USD per person in triple occupancy
$ 2017.- USD per person in single occupancy

$ 200.- USD Deposit Secure your space

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Program includes

- Private ground transportation and from the San Jose international airport (SJO)
- 2 nights in San Jose city at the Hotel Country Inn and Suites
- 3 nights in La Fortuna (Arenal) at the Hotel Magic Mountain
- 2 nights in Tamarindo Beach at the Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo
- Private English-Speaking tour guide during trip
- Private ground transportation during trip
- Coffee Plantation
- La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- Arenal Hanging bridges
- Canopy Tour (zip line)
- Sloth trail
- Paradise Hot Springs
- Arenal Volcano National Park
- Sunset Sailing & Snorkeling
- Meals: 7 breakfast, 2 lunches & 4 dinners
- Lodging and sales taxes

Airfare starting from:

- Ft. Lauderdale $306 per person
- Miami $340 per person
- Chicago $400 per person
- New Orleans $400 per person
- New York $450 per person
- Houston $505 per person
- Newark $505 per person
- Baltimore $530 per person
- Washington DC $569 per person
- Atlanta $582 per person
- Austin $590 per person
- Detroit $600 per person
- Minneapolis $600 per person
- Portland $615 per person
- Los Angeles $625 per person
- Kansas City $668 per person
- Phoenix $692 per person
- Dallas $700 per person

* Prices from selected cities. Published rates are subject to change at any time.

Program does NOT include

- Gratuities, personal expenses, sodas or alcohol, meals not included.
- Approximately projection of out of pockets expenses $150 in meals and $40-50 in gratuities.
- International airfare and travel insurance available to purchase for an additional cost.

TRAVEL INSURANCE available
Prices starting at $80 per person

*Rates vary based on age and insurance tier

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- 20 yrs US Tour Operator
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Notes

- Prices valid for a minimum of 8 passengers
- Prices valid for the mentioned dates
- Beverages not included with the described included meals. Sodas or alcohol
- Special bedding requests are subject to the availability of the hotel at the moment of check in.
- In Costa Rica, triple or quadruple occupancy consists in a room with 2 beds ( roll away bed confirmation depends on the hotel availability at the moment of reservation and may have an extra cost)
- Any additional services not mentioned on the program as included will have an additional cost.
- On site confirmed services are not exchangeable for other activity and if not taken the activity there is no refund.
- Guarantee deposits may will be required to confirm the program.
- Costa Rica Dream Travel cannot be liable for the loss of any service contracted (partial or total loss) due the loss of international flights, due negligence, arbitrary acts of the clients not under our direct control.
- We will need a minimum of 8 participants to operate this tour. If the minimum is not reach, only processing fees and merchant fees will apply, and the rest of the amount paid will be refundable.
- Reservations are subject to availability

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