Costa Rica Eco-Resort Holiday

PRICING

FAMILY PRICING:
$20,099 total for family of 4 sharing 1 room
$21,690 total for family of 5 sharing 1 room
$23,135 total for family of 6 sharing 1 room
*Land Package *See below for pricing details.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Manuel Antonio National Park
Waterfalls Tour
Kayak & Snorkel
Cooking Class
Arenal Volcano
Hanging Bridges
Aerial Tram & Trek

OVERVIEW

Our 9-night Costa Rica Eco-Resort Holiday vacation package is the perfect mix of beach and adventure at Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park.

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1
Transfer to Gaia Hotel & Reserve, Manuel Antonio
Upon arrival in San Jose Costa Rica, you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to the Manuel Antonio region on the Central Pacific Coast for overnight at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. This exquisite boutique luxury resort is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park. It offers elegant accommodations, lush tropical gardens, and a strong commitment to environmental conservation, making it an ideal choice for a tranquil and environmentally conscious Costa Rican escape.
Day 2
Full Day Waterfalls Tour
Experience it all from a local's perspective! Immerse yourself in a full-day adventure that encompasses the ocean, jungle, beach, waterfalls, and serene swimming holes. This tour embraces the "off-the-beaten path" concept, taking you to three waterfalls, each featuring a refreshing swimming hole, with one boasting a natural 20-foot water slide. Weather permitting, you'll also have the chance to visit one of the finest local beaches, characterized by its cave-lined shores and swaying palm trees. Overnight Gaia Hotel & Reserve.
Day 3
Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling Tour
Start your ocean journey from the vicinity of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, taking in the picturesque Manuel Antonio coastline. While paddling, your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the captivating marine wonders you encounter. Venture to prime snorkeling locations, where a volcanic rock formation hosts a diverse array of fish, crabs, and other coastal marine life in the enchanting Biezans Bay. Your adventure culminates with a delightful, traditional Costa Rican lunch at a local eatery by the beach. Overnight Gaia Hotel & Reserve.
Day 4
Local Flavors Cooking Class
Embark on an enjoyable and educational culinary adventure. Discover the origins of organic ingredients, cooking techniques, and the art of recreating recipes in your own kitchen. Start your journey at the local farmers' market in Quepos, where you'll peruse the stalls and select fresh ingredients with the guide's assistance, tailored to your menu. Upon arriving in the charming town of Londres, at a private ranch and dining venue, a warm welcome awaits. You'll take a guided tour through the organic garden to handpick ingredients that contribute to the flavors, colors, and textures of your meal. Engage in the kitchen and partake in the process of crafting handmade corn tortillas, preparing exotic "ceviches" with plantain or banana, cooking rice the traditional way, simmering chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, crafting "picadillos" by blending minced meats, vegetables, and spices, and much more. Let your creativity run wild as you consider recreating these dishes at home with seasonal ingredients. There's also leisure time for you to explore the ranch and take a refreshing dip in the Naranjo River, weather permitting. Overnight Gaia Hotel & Reserve
Day 5
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Relax by the pool, head to the beach, visit the Terra Spa, or add tours with the help of the hotel concierge. Overnight Gaia Hotel and Reserve.
Day 6
Transfer to Amor Arenal, Arenal Volcano
Today you will be met and driven approximately 5 hours to the Arenal Volcano of Costa Rica for overnight at the luxurious Amor Arenal boutique hotel. Set in the foothills of Arenal Volcano, Amor Arenal features thermal soaking pools surrounded by tropical vegetation as well as charming private casitas.
Day 7
Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline
Hop aboard the Sky Tram, a journey offering panoramic vistas of the volcano and Lake Arenal as you ascend towards your thrilling zipline adventure. Your Sky Tram ride culminates at a spacious observation platform atop the Arenal Reserve, where your guides provide a swift safety briefing before you embark on your canopy adventure. The Sky Trek unfolds high above the treetops, featuring seven zip-lines thoughtfully positioned within the forest. Soar through the canopy while taking in the mesmerizing sights of Lake Arenal and the majestic volcano in the backdrop. Traverse seven lateral cables, with lengths spanning from 30 to 750 meters and elevations ranging from 20 to 200 meters. At these altitudes, you'll soar above the tallest trees on the mountain, reveling in awe-inspiring panoramic vistas. Overnight Amor Arenal.
Day 8
Private Hanging Bridges Hike
Arenal Hanging Bridges represents an ecotourism initiative dedicated to the preservation and exploration of nature. This privately owned natural reserve spans nearly 250 hectares of tropical rainforest, teeming with a diverse array of wildlife, birds, vibrant flora, and lush vegetation. The trail network is interconnected by multiple suspended bridges, providing you with an immersive journey into the heart of the forest canopy. The hike encompasses eight sturdy fixed bridges and six hanging bridges meticulously designed to offer both aesthetic charm and safety. For the especially adventurous, make sure not to overlook the opportunity to explore the waterfall trail extension at the conclusion of your hike! Overnight Amor Arenal.
Day 9
Arenal Free Day
Relax at the hotel or explore the Arenal area! Add restaurant reservations, taxi services, and tours with the help of your hotel concierge. Overnight Hotel Amor Arenal.
Day 10
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today, you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to the San Jose international airport for your afternoon 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.

Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.

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