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Classic Natural 8 Days

8 Days

Trips Facts

  • Mitsubishi ASX 4x4 or similar
  • San Jose Airport (SJO)
  • Breakfast
  • 3-4 Stars Hotels
  • July - September
  • English, Spanish, French, German
  • Double or Triple

Overview

If you have 8 days to travel around Costa Rica, visiting classic places like La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Tortuguero is a great itinerary.

La Fortuna is known for its stunning Arenal Volcano and hot springs, Monteverde is famous for its cloud forests and ziplining adventures, and Tortuguero offers a unique opportunity to see sea turtles nesting.

These destinations will allow you to experience the diverse natural beauty that Costa Rica has to offer, from volcanoes to rainforests and beaches.

Trip Highlights

  • Biodiversity Paradise: Explore Costa Rica, home to 5% of the world's animal and plant species.
  • Safe Haven: Enjoy a secure and stable environment, offering a peaceful stay.
  • Emergency Support: Feel secure with our 24/7 emergency service and weekday support.
  • Direct Assistance: We're here for you – contact us anytime with inquiries about the program.
  • The best known highlight places in Costa Rica

Itinerary

Day 1 :
San Jose

Welcome to Costa Rica!

Upon arrival at San José Airport, our driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city. Upon arrival at the hotel a representative will be waiting for you, during this meeting we will explain you the details of your trip as well as expert tips.

  • Arrival transfer will be scheduled according to your arrival flight.

The “Costa Rica Amazon” is waiting for you.

Departure in the morning from San José. On the way you will stop to enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast. You will board the boat that will take you through this National Park along the main canal to a rustic lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge, a delicious lunch awaits you.

In the afternoon, with your local tour guide, you will go for a short hike in the village of Tortuguero.

After returning to the lodge, the rest of the afternoon can be relaxed by the pool or exploring the surroundings.

  • Pick up time in San Jose will be around 06.00 – 06.30hrs.
  • Arrival in Tortuguero around noon.
  • Turtle nesting season: July – September.
  • For the turtle nesting activity: bring dark clothes (long trousers, shoes, shirt or jacket).
  • Turtle nesting excursion: cannot be booked in advance, can only be done on site, payment in cash.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will visit with your guide one of the main attractions of the country: the Tortuguero National Park with countless lagoons and canals; the vegetation on the edges forms incredible tunnels, nature shows itself from its most beautiful side: high precipitation rates and an average temperature of 79° F favour the growth of palm trees, ferns and trees with supporting roots; parrots, monkeys, caimans and crocodiles as well as an immense variety of tropical birds live in this magical world of forest and water.

In the afternoon and after lunch, your naturalist guide will take you through the large property close to the rainforest to admire the diversification of the landscape, flora and fauna.

After dinner, during turtle season an optional night walk is offered: Walk along the beach and admire the nesting of the green turtles (from July to September).

  • Optional turtle nesting excursion (July – September).

Day 4 :
La Fortuna

After breakfast, you will leave Tortuguero around 9 am by boat. Upon arrival at the small river port, you will continue the trip by bus to a typical Costa Rican restaurant ‘El Ceibo’ near Guapiles for a delicious homemade lunch.

The rental company will deliver the car to you at the El Ceibo restaurant, after which you will drive to your next destination, Arenal.

The Arenal area lies within the fertile lowlands of northern Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence when travelling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes it. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a tourist’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to tick off your ‘things to do in Costa Rica’ list.

  • Arrival at El Ceibo Restaurant around 12:30 hrs.

Day 5 :
La Fortuna

Free day to explore the wonders of the area or enjoy an optional excursion.

  • You can always check for tours directly in our website.

Breakfast

At the desirable time drive to your next destination, Monteverde.

Once you arrive in Monteverde, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world, but in reality, you’ve arrived at the centre point of the nation’s continental divide. In Monteverde, Costa Rica, the sun-drenched faces of beach-dwelling locals are replaced by the warm smiles of farmers, artists, naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts, particularly in the small but pleasant town of Santa Elena.

Day 7 :
San Jose

Free morning to enjoy the facilities and beauties of the region.

Around noon drive to San Jose, around 17:00 hrs you will return the rental car to the company.

Say Good-Bye to this paradise!

Approximately 4 hours before your flight, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Juan Santamaria International Airport for your return trip home, with unforgettable memories in your suitcase.

If Departure Taxes ($29.00 per person) are not yet included (check with your airline), please remember to pay them before checking in.

According to airport policy, you must check in for your international flight at least 3 hours before departure.

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

The Cost Includes

  • Private arrival transfer.
  • Meet&Greet in San Jose Hotel.
  • Shared transfer by bus and boat from San José - Guápiles - Tortuguero.
  • Visit to the village of Tortuguero.
  • Local guide during the excursions in Tortuguero.
  • Tortuguero National Park admission.
  • Boat trip through the canals of Tortuguero National Park.
  • Jungle walk in the lodge of Tortuguero.
  • Shared transfer by bus and boat from Tortuguero - Guápiles.
  • Renta car (Mitsubishi ASX from day 4 to day 7 with basic coverage and WiFi.).
  • Private departure transfer.

The Cost Excludes

  • Flight Tickets.
  • Gratuities.
  • Excursions.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Full cover for the renta car.

FAQs

What does Tierra Verde offer for a trip around Costa Rica?

Tierra Verde offers a package for an 8-day trip around Costa Rica that includes visits to popular destinations like La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Tortuguero. The package includes car rental and private transportation to ensure convenient and comfortable travel between the locations.

How long is the trip and what are the specific destinations?

The trip offered by Tierra Verde lasts for 8 days and focuses on visiting classic places in Costa Rica like La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Tortuguero. These destinations are known for their natural beauty, including volcanoes, cloud forests, and nesting sea turtles.

What is included in the package?

The Tierra Verde package includes car rental and private transportation, allowing for flexibility and convenience during the trip. It likely also covers accommodations, guided tours in each location, and potentially some meals, although specific inclusions may vary. It's advisable to check with Tierra Verde for a detailed breakdown of what is included in the package.

Are there other options for customization or additional destinations?

It's best to consult Tierra Verde directly regarding any customization options or additional destinations. They may have the flexibility to tailor the trip according to your preferences or suggest alternative locations based on your interests.

How can I book the trip and what is the cost?

To book the trip with Tierra Verde, you can visit their website or contact their customer service. The cost may vary depending on factors such as the time of year, accommodation choices, and additional inclusions. It's recommended to inquire with Tierra Verde for specific pricing details and make reservations accordingly.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Rates per person per package.
  • Supplement rates are per group.
  • Valid rates for a minimum of 2 people.
  • Rates valid for the above dates except Christmas, New Year and Easter Week.
  • Availability subject to change without prior notice at the time of booking. 
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels or similar category.
  • For more than 4 people or single travelling, price upon request.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Classic Natural 8 Days
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