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6-Day Craters And Critters Tour from San Jose, Costa Rica

Tour Code: 652-890
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San Jose, Costa Rica; Alajuela, Costa Rica
6 Days 5 Nights

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Highlights: Visit La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano and Manual Antonio National Park.Inclusions: 5 nights hotel. This Costa Rica tour offers the best of both worlds and starts at the world famous Arenal Volcano, where a nature-packed rainforest will captivate you by day and an awesome natural fireworks display will dazzle you by night. From the craters of Arenal to the critters of Manuel Antonio National Park, this tour will leave lasting memories of a Costa Rica vacation in paradise.

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    Hotel Option (/room)Surcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTriple
    4 star hotels Year round $890$900$900
    5 star hotels Year round $1430$1440$1440
    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Special dates where above prices are not valid = New Years, Semana Santa, Inti Raymi week. Exact dates to be confirmed ASAP.
    Day 1

    San Jose - La Fortuna de San Carlos (205 km)

    When guests arrive at the San Jose airport, we will begin a breathtaking journey up into the Tilaran Mountains until we reach the quaint town of La Fortuna de San Carlos. We will check into an excellent hotel and have the remainder of the day to explore the town on our own. You will be transferred from the San Jose airport and taken on a breathtaking journey up into the Tilaran mountains until you reach the foothill of the grand Arenal Volcano which dominates the quaint town of La Fortuna de San Carlos. You will check in at one of our numerous excellent hotels and have the rest of the day to explore the town on your own.
    Standard Hotel: Volcano Lodge or similar
    Day 2

    Arenal Volcano

    After breakfast at our hotel, we will take a short drive to the western side of the Arenal Volcano. Once there, we will take a hike along the Toucan Trail until we reach a viewing area where we will be able to see lava roll down the side of the volcano. Guests may choose the option to stay in one of the luxurious hotels near Arenal that have thermal springs on their premises. We will stop at one such hotel to relax in the springs before returning to our hotel in La Fortuna.

    More» La Fortuna is the name of a district and a small city located in San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. "La Fortuna" is Spanish for "The Fortune", and aptly named due its ample supply of tourist attractions and extremely fertile lands. «Less

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      More» This active stratovolcano in Costa Rica has an elevation of 5,358 feet. It looms over the small town of Las Fortuna below. There are many trails that traverse the slopes, leading all the way to the summit. «Less
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      More» One of the many trails that wraps around the slops of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, the Toucan Trail is a great way to get to the main observation area and see local wildlife. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Volcano Lodge or similar
    Day 3

    La Fortuna - Quepos (254 km)

    After breakfast, we will head towards Costa Rica's Pacific coast, passing small, traditional villages and vast plantations until we reach the town of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. We will have the rest of the day free to explore the historical town and relax on the beautiful beaches of the national park.

    More» This lovely old colonial town sits on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park and is home to some of the country's most beautiful beaches. «Less

    More» Listed by Forbes in 2011 as one of the 12 most beautiful national parks in the world, Manuel Antonio is home to fantastic beaches on Costa Rica's Pacific coastline. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Tres Banderas or similar
    Day 4

    Manuel Antonio National Park (14 km)

    After breakfast, we will journey into Manuel Antonio National Park, where we can choose to take either a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous hike, both led by a trained Costa Rican naturalist guide who will help us spot the treasures hidden within the exotic and diverse tropical rainforest. We can challenge ourselves to spot as many unique species of plant and animal as possible while we also learn about the history of the Quepoa Indians in the area. Afterwards, we will return to our hotel to relax for the rest of the day.
    Standard Hotel: Tres Banderas or similar
    Day 5

    Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park (7 km)

    After breakfast, we will have the entire day to explore Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park at our own leisure. This area is one of the best spots for fishing in the whole country, and that is just one of a plethora of activities in which you can partake. Others include snorkeling, diving, and kayaking.

    More» This lovely old colonial town sits on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park and is home to some of the country's most beautiful beaches. «Less

    More» Listed by Forbes in 2011 as one of the 12 most beautiful national parks in the world, Manuel Antonio is home to fantastic beaches on Costa Rica's Pacific coastline. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Tres Banderas or similar
    Day 6


    After breakfast, guests will transfer to the airport for their flights out of Costa Rica. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule departure flights.

    More» This lovely old colonial town sits on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park and is home to some of the country's most beautiful beaches. «Less

    • Departure & Return

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      The tour representative will pick you up at the airport at whatever time you arrive, and this also goes for the time of drop offs.So please provide your flight information at booking.
    • Price Includes

    • 5 nights 3 stars hotel accommodations (based on US standards
    • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
    • All transfers and entrance fees
    • All breakfasts
    • Price Excludes

    • Travel insurance is not included but recommended
    • All domestic and international airfares
    • Laundry, valet, telephone calls, wines and liquors unless otherwise specified.
    • All evening meals and lunches during the trip, unless otherwise specified.
    • Gratuities for tour guides and drivers.
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    • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
    • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
    • Prices: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple and quad room reductions are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations. Prices are subject to increase without notice. Please note, airport taxes due in airport are not included in the package pricing. If traveling to Peru , please note that packages do not include Peruvian sales taxes, since most travelers are exempt. Those exempt from paying this tax must meet the legal standards. For an exemption from the IGV (General Sales Tax) the visitor (guest) must prove he or she meets the international treaty standards honored in Peru by showing a passport, driver's license or national identity card. Please note that visitors who have stayed in Peru longer than 60 calendar days are no longer exempt from IGV (General Sales Tax). Also please make sure that your identity documents are legible and note that the TAM (Andina Migration Card) cannot substitute a passport.
    • Reservation Changes: A fee of $50 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. A change of traveler name, vacation date, or itinerary within final payment will be treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; vacation cancellation fees (as above) apply.
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    • Baggage Allowance: Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits on any vacation listed in this brochure.
    • Age, Fitness and Participation: All clients are expected to satisfy themselves prior to booking that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of their choosing. Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old. The Operator reserves the absolute right to decline a booking at their discretion. Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the operator's employees, tour leaders and agents, while on the tours. If in the opinion of such person the health or conduct of a client before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a tour, the Client may be excluded from all or part of the tour.
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    • Travel Protection/ Insurance: Comprehensive trip insurance is highly recommended by Operator.
    • Itinerary Variations: We constantly strive to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
    • Hotel Accommodations: The accommodations listed in the brochure or on the website are intended to be used on all departures; however, if a change becomes necessary for any reason, including additional departures on the same date, the accommodations substituted will be equivalent to those shown. Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedded rooms. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couples. Please note that accommodation check-in times vary worldwide.
    • Service Inquiries After the Vacation: Any complaint or claim involving the vacation services offered in this brochure or on the websites must be notified to the Company within 30 days of the tour completion, except where such time limitations are prohibited by law. As it is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly investigate a complaint if we are not advised of such complaint quickly, any compensation you may have been able to claim could be reduced or even forfeited if you do not follow the complaints procedure set out in this clause.
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      The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be in any way liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in any vehicle, or through the act of default of any company, or person engaged in conveying passengers, or of any hotel proprietor, personnel, servant or any other person otherwise in connection therewith. The Operator shall not be held responsible for potential risks and hazards associated with travel to destinations included in this brochure, where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. The Operator shall not assume responsibility for standards of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, diseases or viruses contracted while traveling for any cause, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services found in these destinations. Travel to these areas may entail risks including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas, civil disturbances, war, and arbitrary changes mandated by government authorities or private concerns. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) to check with the U.S. State Department, Consular Information, click here for any current advisories and updates to the destinations on their itinerary. The Operator shall be held harmless from any and all liability in connection with the foregoing. The Operator cannot accept responsibility for loss or expense due to delay or changes in transportation schedule or other causes. The Operator shall not be held responsible for potential loss of services due to inclement weather conditions.

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