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Example 6 Day Tour
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This 6-day Costa Rica vacation is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but big on adventure. Start your travels by exploring Arenal Volcano National Park, followed by the beautiful Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve in search of capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and two and three-toed sloths. Before leaving this lush cloudforest, climb into the rainforest canopy for a high-adrenaline adventure rope traverses of Monteverde. Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park, where you can explore the many active options. Spend your final days, relaxing at one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Liberia | Transfer to Arenal
Day 2 : Rainforest Tram and Canopy
Day 3 : Monteverde Cloud Forest Hanging Bridges
Day 4 : Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Day 5 : Free Day
Day 6 : Depart for Home

Highlights

  • Enjoy magnificent views of volcanoes and Lake Arenal
  • Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica
  • Watch for unique bird life such as the quetzal and toucans in the cloudforest
  • Explore Rincon de la Vieja National Park, one of Costa Rica's hidden gems

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Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Horses on pasture near Arenal Volcano Hiking Costa Rica's stunning rainforests Always having adventures together! White-sand Beach Arenal Volcano on Costa Rica tour Visit local wildlife such as sloths
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Day 1 Arrive in Liberia | Transfer to Arenal

Arrive in Liberia and transfer to Arenal where you will overnight.

Day 2 Rainforest Tram and Canopy

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel this morning, before being picked up and transferred to the Sky Tram gondolas. Enjoy a slow ride up the mountainside, taking in amazing views on the way, as well as keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. You are accompanied by a bilingual guide who will point out flora and fauna and tell you about the unique ecosystem. At the top, enjoy magnificent views of volcanoes and Lake Arenal from the observation deck. You can spend some time exploring the top area before descending down to the base. One option is to ride back down the tram, but the more exciting option we will try is the zipline canopy tour. Enjoy a thrilling ride as you zip on cables running across two mountains all the way to the bottom!

Day 3 Monteverde Cloud Forest Hanging Bridges

After breakfast, spend the morning looking for a variety of bird species on your hike through the Selvatura Park in the Monteverde area. The hanging bridges tour consists of 8 bridges, ranging from 150 to 510 feet long. High above the cloud forest floor, you can see the flora and fauna below and the variety of plant life that exists here. As you make your way on this two mile hike, your guide will point out an array of bird life that make their homes in the cloud forest. You have a chance to see unique bird species such as the quetzal, toucan, wood creeper, flycatchers, orioles and grosbeaks. With any luck, you may see the three-wattled bellbird.

Day 4 Rincon de la Vieja National Park

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a leisurely breakfast this morning your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Rincon de la Vieja National Park. This national park is considered one of Costa Rica's finest hidden treasures. Its andesitic stratovolcano is alive and active, one of five in the Guanacaste mountain range. This volcano, while remote, is highly accessible to travelers and rich in vistas and ecological wonders. Enjoy a free day in the park, exploring and taking advantage of the many activities offered onsite. Return to your hotel in the evening.

Day 5 Free Day

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a day at your leisure. Relax on the beach or seek out more independent adventures.

Day 6 Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the Liberia Airport and begin your journey home.
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Playa Hermosa - Hotels

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$1,925

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Included

  • 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
    • 5 Nights Hotel
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Park Entrance Fee

Excluded

  • International Flights

Budgeting

  • $60 Meals not Included
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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