Spend 9-nights in Classic Costa Rica Holiday vacation package. Experience Arenal Volcano, a canopy zip line, and waterfall rappelling. Discover the Monteverde Cloud Forest by day and the Vida Silvestre Reserve at night. Finally, relax at Tamarindo Beach and enjoy a catamaran sail and snorkel.
Dec 26: Transfer to Arenal Manoa Hotel, Arenal
Upon arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica, you will be met and driven to Arenal Manoa Hotel near Arenal Volcano, a volcano currently in its resting phase in a region offering an abundance of exciting activities. Enjoy the verdant gardens and incredible views of Arenal Volcano throughout the property.
Dec 27: Aerial Tram, Zipline, Walk with Lunch
Your adventure begins with the Sky Walk, a guided 2.25-mile trek (approximately 3 hours) on which you will discover a variety of flora, fauna, and three waterfalls lead by a naturalist guide. Then, glide through the forest canopy on an aerial tram to a wide observation platform where you can take in gorgeous panoramic views of Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, and the Tilaran Mountain Range. Your zipline adventure takes off from the observation platform. There are 8 cross-sectional ziplines 4.5 miles total in length from 100 to 2,460 feet and a maximum height of 660 feet. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Dec 28: Pure Trek Canyoning
Hike into the forest to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica. You'll start off with a safety briefing before embarking on a short trek to the first waterfall. There are five rappels in total, four of which are along waterfalls., with heights ranging from 20-50 meters. Get ready for an adrenaline rush! Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Dec 29: Transfer to Hotel El Establo, Monteverde by Boat
This morning, you will be picked up and transferred to a boat dock where you will board a small boat and transfer across Arenal Lake toward Monteverde approximately 15-25 minutes (dependent on wind conditions). Once the boat docks, you will be met and driven to Hotel El Establo, the largest hotel in the town of Monteverde. Conveniently located outside Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, El Establo is set on a 150-acre farm with views of the Gulf of Nicoya on clear days. Enjoy El Establo's two heated swimming pools or schedule a relaxing treatment at the spa.
Dec 30: Monteverde Reserve Hike; Vida Silvestre Night Walk
This morning begins with a hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve set in the high elevation forest on the continental divide. A professional naturalist guide will lead you past giant prehistoric ferns, blooming bromeliads, and birds that call the Monteverde home. See if you can spot the sky Resplendent Quetzal bird. Don't miss the small hummingbird garden at the end of the trek.
This evening, visit the Vida Silvestre Wildlife Refuge where you'll discover the nocturnal wildlife of the cloud forest. Look for frogs, snakes, insects, owls, and sloths. This slow-paced tour allows you to observe the wildlife up-close and discover this unique ecosystem. Overnight Hotel EL Establo.
Dec 31: Transfer to Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Guanacaste
Today you will be met and driven approximately 1 hour to Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Tamarindo Diria is the only hotel located directly on the white sand beach of Tamarindo.
Jan 1: Free Day Tamarindo Beach
Take a surf lesson or explore the white sand beaches of Tamarindo. Overnight Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort.
Jan 2: Catalina Islands Snorkeling
Take a boat ride out to Catalina Islands, a group of volcanic rock formations in the Pacific Ocean. Discover this underwater world at two different snorkeling locations - which will allow you to see marine life like turtles, seahorses, angelfish, octopus, eagle rays, moray eels, and white tip reef sharks. Float along with your guide in a life jacket, with a snorkel noodle, or free dive down for a closer look if you're an experienced swimmer. Overnight Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort.
Jan 3: Free Day Tamarindo Beach
Relax and enjoy this paradise or book additional tours like horseback riding, ziplining, scuba diving, fishing, and more. Overnight Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort.
Jan 4: Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
Today you will be picked up and transferred approximately 3 hours to the Liberia International Airport for your return flight home.
Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.
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