7 Days Costa Rica
Escorted Package Includes:
Round trip flights Miami-San Jose, San Jose-Miami
Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
6 nights accommodations
2 nights San Jose
2 nights Arenal
2 nights Monteverde
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Stop at the charming artisan town of Sarchi, known for its vibrant oxcarts
View Arenal Volcano National Park with its unique landscape and famous Arenal volcano
Leisure time to explore the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest on a self-guided hike
†Transfers are available for purchase for land-only or on alternative flight dates
DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights that arrive at your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.
Overnight: San Jose
DAY 2, Monday - Travel to Arenal
Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. Learn about the history and production of coffee, one of the country’s most important exports, on the optional Arenal Coffee Tour. Perhaps wind down after a long day during the optional tour in the renowned Hot Springs of Arenal where you can relax and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican dinner.
Optional: Arenal Coffee Tour with lunch (AM)
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with dinner (PM)
DAY 3, Tuesday - Full Day in Arenal
Spend a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. Or, in the morning, embark on the optional tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. Perhaps, join the optional full day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna endemic to the area.
Optional: Arenal National Park Tour (AM)
Optional: Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour (PM)
DAY 4, Wednesday - Travel to Monteverde
Enjoy the lovely surroundings as you make your way to Monteverde. In the evening, you can join the optional exploration of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest where you will be provided dinner before embarking on a guided hike in Bajo del Tigre, part of the reserve located in Monteverde, with its 2-mile system of trails. Explore the mysteries and experience the immensely different sights and sounds of the nocturnal forest
Optional: Children's Eternal Rainforest Night Hike with dinner (PM)
DAY 5, Thursday - Full Day in Monteverde
Spend this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours* including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This evening, you may choose to join an optional tour of Life Monteverde, a coffee farm nestled amidst beautiful primary rainforest which has evolved from a dairy farm to a diversified one that grows specialty coffee in combination with organic food production. Conclude the tour with dinner, made with fresh ingredients from the organic garden
*Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)
Optional: Cultural Farm Tour with dinner (PM)
DAY 6, Friday -Travel to San Jose
Today, travel back to Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the balance of the day at leisure or, join an optional panoramic tour of the city, including a stop for a visit to the Gold Museum where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed, dating from 500-1500 AD. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city.
Optional: San Jose City Tour with dinner (PM)
Overnight: San Jose
DAY 7, Saturday - Depart Costa Rica
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
DATES - STARTING PRICES
MAY 6, 2021 $949*
MAY 27, 2021 $949*
JUL 15, 2021 $1049*
AUG 15, 2021 $999*
Hotel Holiday Inn Aurola Downtown San Jose, San Jose
Arenal Volcano Inn, Arenal
Mountain Paradise Hotel, Arenal
Monteverde County Lodge, Monteverde
* Not Included: Optional tours and gratuities.
Is This Trip Right for You?
This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. Tropical climate year-round makes Costa Rica an ideal location for your moderate to an activity-filled holiday, which may include zip-lining, hiking, swimming, sailing, wildlife viewing, beaches, hot springs, volcanoes and so much more. Accommodations suit the natural, biodiverse environment. Clean, comfortable lodges in regional colors and décor may have fan-cooled rooms or air-conditioning, depending upon location. Specifically, some hotels in Monteverde are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning which may be uncomfortable during heat waves. Road travel will be picturesque and allow you to experience the uniquely "Costa Rican massage" of often unpaved, pot-holed roads providing the only access between cities. Expect uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.