Costa Rica Escorted Tours - Guanacaste

Marvels of Costa Rica | 9-Day Costa Rica Escorted Tour

Costa Rica, located in Central America, is an isthmus where life seems to have created its roots. Discover the Marvels of Costa Rica with this 9 day program. You will be amazed with the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active in the world. Experience nature at its best at The Cloud Forest in Monteverde and enjoy the best beaches of Costa Rica in Guanacaste.

Marvels of Costa Rica Escorted Tours

Macaw Parrots, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Arrive at San Jose, Costa Rica

Day One - San José Arrival

Meet and Greet at San José International Airport. After you have picked up your luggage and clear customs you will be transferred to your San José Hotel. Tour Guide will review the itinerary and answers any questions or concerns regarding your trip.
Overnight in San José

Includes: Private ground transportation, airport meet and greet, bottle of water and luggage handling.

Superior Hotel Option: Barceló San José
Deluxe Hotel Option: Real InterContinental San Jose - Costa Rica

Arenal Volcanco, horses in foreground

Day Two - Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

From San Jose the journey north to Arenal begins, stopping in the famous artisan town of Sarchi. The tour continues through plantations for agricultural products, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arrival in La Fortuna, for lunch with a view of the volcano. Later, relax in one of the area's top hot springs or enjoy an optional spa treatment. The night finishes at dinner with a view of the volcano, followed by hotel check-in.
Overnight in Arenal

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private ground transportation, tour guide, bottle of water and Hot Springs Experience.

Superior Hotel Option: Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa
Deluxe Hotel Option: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

Caño Negro floating safari

Day Three - Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is a humid area considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here one finds a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans. The adventure begins at Los Chiles village, only 4 kms from the Nicaraguan border with a four-hour floating safari through tropical rain forest and pastures.
Overnight in Arenal

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, tour guide, boat ride, lunch and transportation.

Monteverde Butterflies

Day Four - Transfer to Monteverde

A beautiful ride of approximately 3 hours to Monteverde provides breathtaking views of the northern plains of Costa Rica while your guide shares the importance of each habitat and the history of each town. After check-in, enjoy the area or take an optional tour, such as Canopy Tour, Sky Walk and Sky Trek, Frog Pond or Butterfly Farm.
Overnight in Monteverde

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, ground transportation and tour guide.

Deluxe Hotel Option: El Establo - Mountain Hotel & Private Reserve

Monteverde Zipline

Day Five - Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

Experience an expertly guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which spans over 25,730 acres. More than 500 species of orchids cling to the limbs of enormous trees, while vines, ferns, mosses and lichens fill every other available space. The Cloud Forest is home to more than 130 species of mammals,400 species of birds, including the beautiful quetzal, 30 species of hummingbirds, 5000 species of moths and 3000 species of plants. A nature lover's paradise! Afterwards, enjoy lunch and the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax and experience nature at its best. Optional Tours available: Sky Walk, Canopy Tour, Frog Pond and Butterfly Garden.
Overnight in Monteverde

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, private ground transportation, tour guide and bottle of water.

Llano de Cortes waterfall, Guanacaste

Day Six - Transfer to Guanacaste

After breakfast it is time to travel on to Guanacaste, famous for its beaches and also home of the Dry Tropical Forest. This trip will take approximately 3 hours, with amazing views and many local towns in passing.
Overnight in Guanacaste

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and ground transportation.

Superior Hotel Option: Riu Guanacaste - All-Inclusive
Deluxe Hotel Option: The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive

Rio Celeste waterfall, Guanacaste

Day Seven - Vida Aventura Nature Park

Vida Aventura is the best selling tour in Guanacaste. It's the perfect mix of adventure and pleasure in one day. Friends, couples or families, the tour is made for everyone. Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, volcano views, Hot Springs, Mud bath and more! Vida Aventura is located in the Guanacaste Mountain Range so you can enjoy all these exiting activities without the high temperatures and and humid clime of the low lands.
Overnight in Guanacaste

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private ground transportation, tour guide, bottle of water, horseback riding, zip line, trails and hot pools.

Playa Penca, Guanacste,

Day Eight - Guanacaste at Leisure

Enjoy Guanacaste at your own pace. Optional tours available: Palo Verde National Park, Liberia City Tour, Nicaragua One Day Tour and Sky Walk Tenorio.
Overnight in Guanacaste

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private ground transportation and tour guide.

Airplane in flight

Day Nine - Departure from Liberia Airport

A guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to LIR International Airport.
Overnight in Manuel Antonio

Includes: Breakfast and ground transportation.


Included in Escorted Tours:

  • Guaranteed departures every other Saturday with no minimum travelers required
  • Licensed and certified tour guide and drivers throughout
  • Choice of Superior or Deluxe accommodations
  • Most meals are included
  • Multiple activities, tours and experiences
  • Private land transportation, airport greeting and luggage handling
Pre- and post- tour stays are available
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