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5D-4N Authentic Costa Rica

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Pick up at the airport; Arrival in San José,

    Stop At: Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Avenida 1, Calle Central y 2, Alajuela 4050 Costa Rica
    Reception at the Juan Santamaria International Airport, San José at the time of arrival of your flight, our driver receives it with a sign with your name, Depending on the schedule of your flight this day or the last one is offered by visiting the city in the city of San José and its historic center, approximate time of 3 to 4 hours.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3 star hotels

    Day 2: Combo Tour Poas, Doka Coffee Tour and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

    Stop At: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, 126 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000 Costa Rica
    La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the #1 Most Visited Privately Owned Ecological Attraction in Costa Rica featuring the best hiking near San José, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, animal sanctuary with over 100 species of animals, and an environmental education program.

    Five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, safe hiking trails, aviary with numerous species of birds, toucan feeding demonstration time, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory, capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding demonstration time in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, tica house with petting zoo and ox cart, ranarium (frog exhibit), orchid exhibit, heliconia exhibit. All of these offered at one place, makes us the best eco park in Costa Rica.

    As we ascend the mountain, we will notice a change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful array of colors and visuals. We will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. The careful process involved in the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean will then be illustrated, very hands-on, and then we will savor the delectable product.

    After the coffee tour, we will continue to La Paz Waterfall Garden for a buffet lunch (rated 4 Forks by the Costa Rican Tourism Council) that includes multiple selections of Traditional Costa Rican dishes and much more.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Poas Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
    we will continue to Poas Volcano National Park, where there is a noticeable change in temperature and exuberant vegetation of the cloud forest.

    The Poás Volcano, is an active 2,708-metre (8,885 ft) stratovolcano. The crater of the volcano is over a mile across and 1050 feet deep. It has erupted 40 times since 1828, including April, 2017.

    At the Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, and hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon as we learn about the different ecosystems in the park.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm, Waze Address: Visitors Center - Starbucks On route 712 on the way to the Poas volcano, Alajuela 20101 Costa Rica
    We will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. The careful process involved in the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean will then be illustrated, very hands-on, and then we will savor the delectable product.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: according to the menu and hotel options
    • Lunch: Buffet service in the peace garden waterfall gardens very good quality and variety of options
    Accommodation included: stay at your hotel indicated

    Day 3: Transfer to La Fortuna, Arenal: Combo Sky Trek, Tram and Hanging Bridges

    Stop At: Sky Adventures Arenal Park, Sky Adventures, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
    An adventure package for a full day of experiences you won’t forget. Amazing views that will leave you speechless will accompany you throughout all adventures. You will be able to soar through the mountains at incredible speed, heights and lengths on our unmatched ziplines; also enjoy and explore the tropical forest of Costa Rica from a bird’s eye view on the aerial tram; and finally get to explore deeply the secrets of nature in our guided expedition on our hanging bridges and trails.

    DEPARTURE: 1:30 pm

    DURATION: 6 hours

    INCLUDES: Transportation, tickets, Lunch

    NOT INCLUDED: alcoholic beverages.

    Accommodation in la Fortuna / B-D

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: according to the menu and hotel options
    • Lunch: Local food from the area will take you to eat before the tour
    Accommodation included: stay at your hotel indicated

    Day 4: Arenal Volcano Hike COMBO Ecotermales Hot Springs with Dinner

    Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
    Arenal Volcano National Park Hike and Ecotermales Hot Springs Combo Tour with Dinner

    This is the quintessential Arenal Volcano tour to do when you’re in La Fortuna! The Arenal Volcano Rainforest and Natural History tour takes you through lush rainforest along the base of Costa Rica's most-famous, iconic volcano.

    Our experienced, bilingual naturalist guide will point out interesting plants and wildlife in the vibrant primary and secondary rainforest of the Arenal Volcano National Park. You’ll then arrive to the observation point of the Arenal Volcano -- this is the closest you can get to the base of the Arenal Volcano -- and the perfect vantage point to take remarkable photos as the sun sets behind the Arenal Volcano.

    Then it's time to head to EcoTermales Hot Springs to enjoy 2 hot springs pool areas with a bar, locker rooms, restaurant & family-style, easy-going atmosphere. Afterwards, eat a delicious dinner at the resort before being transported back to your hotel in our Desafio vans with FREE WiFi.

    entrance to private reserve
    hot springs and dinner

    6-65 YEARS

    6 Hrs

    bug repellent
    hiking boots or tennis shoes
    rain gear

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: stay at your hotel indicated

    Day 5: Transfer of departure

    Stop At: Parque Juan Santamaria, C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101 Costa Rica
    Breakfast at your hotel, at the appropriate time, we will transfer you to the airport to make the exit of Costa Rica,

    Important note: if the flight takes off before 12:00 noon, we recommend spending the previous night in San José.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up at the airport with a sign with your name


    • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
    • Tobias Bolanos Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • zipline
    • Entry/Admission - Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
    • Entry/Admission - Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm
    • Entry/Admission - Sky Adventures Arenal Park
    • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
    • Entry/Admission - Parque Juan Santamaria
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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    By: Vive Travels
    15 reviews
    We visited from the states and had Warner show us around in Nicaragua . He was amazing and ensured we had a blast
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    Great and friendly service
    We had the pleasure of meeting Orlando, one of their employees. He gave us the transportation from the airport the
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    10d-9n in the Rain and Cloud Forest of Costa Rica
    Thank you, Vive Travels, for a great vacation! Our family of 4 (kids 14 and 10) decided last minute to go to
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    Kim B
    5D-4N Authentic Costa Rica
    We flew in Sunday evening and our guide, whom had communicated with us ahead of time regarding arrival time and
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    Phoenix, Arizona
    We booked this tour through Viator a few months in advance. The day we arrived in Managua, the political protests
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    Jessica W
    AMAZING (and worth every penny)
    The guide was super incitement and friendly. We learned so much about Nicaragua and I 100% recommend it :)
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    Amazing to see the lava flow
    Apparently, there's a long line of cars every night at Masaya to see the lava. The park does a good job of
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    Very complete and Excellent
    We recently visited NIcaragua my wife and I, and we took the service of 4 days with the company of Vive Travels,
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    Corinth, Vermont
    Packs a lot in to one day
    This was a good trip with a small group (just five of us), but for $140 each I think it was a little steep! The
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    London, United Kingdom
    A lovely day out
    Warner our guide was great. He turned up on time and for the morning it was myself and two Canadians. We visited
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    Santa Rosa, California
    I Loved This!
    Living in Northern California wine country , its no surprise that I would totally enjoy this tour. Well run w/ a
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    Managua, Nicaragua
    Best travel tour i been in Nicaragua, amazing staff and amazing schedules, on time, the trip to San Juan and open
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