ILA

Costa Rica Vacation Overview

25% Discount for 2018 departures

Local Host

In San José

Meals

Buffet breakfast daily; 1 three-course dinner

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Transportation

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

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CONTACT:   Sharon@TravelPlanners.net
For Reservations Call:  #410-349-3000 (m) #215-256-4128
We offer 9, 10 and 11 day packages to Costa Rica

Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Arrive in San José, where you will be met by your Local Host.

Day 2SAN JOSÉ–ARENAL

This morning, transfer to the town of La Fortuna in the Arenal Volcano area, where you will stay two nights. This afternoon, visit the famous TABACÓN HOT SPRINGS and take a dip in the natural springs and pools of mineral waters surrounded by lush, tropical forest. Enjoy dinner at the hot springs.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3ARENAL

Today is at your leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest. From here, explore the forest canopy with a bird’s-eye view, giving you a different perspective of the forest’s wildlife. Alternatively, you may choose a rafting adventure, horseback riding, or spelunking in nearby Venado Caves.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4ARENAL–MONTEVERDE

This morning, your transfer begins with a short BOAT ride across Arenal Lake to admire different species of birds that visit and call the area home. Continue through incredible mountain scenery and the MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST, home to over 3,000 plant species, approximately 120 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. This evening, venture into Monteverde’s Cloud Forest just before nightfall with an expert Naturalist for a guided NATURE WALK to search for the jungle’s nocturnal creatures, like sloths, foxes, agoutis, frogs, and many more!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5MONTEVERDE

Enjoy a day to do as you please. Maybe wake up early and visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest to best experience the animals in their natural forest habitats. Discover this misty and surreal wildlife sanctuary full of mosses, ferns, flowers, and other indigenous plant life. Also, notice how the combination of climatic and geographic factors create temperature and humidity gradients, changing dramatically over just a short distance, or you could visit a local family’s farm to learn about sugar cane, coffee, and tilapia farming.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6MONTEVERDE–SAN JOSÉ

Return to San José today.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7SAN JOSÉ

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Always Included in Your Package

Your Choice of Hotels

Your Choice of Hotels

We’ve carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match with your style and budget. Hotels are convenient for shopping and sightseeing.

Local Host Service

Local Host Service

Throughout your Monograms vacation, we provide you with a friendly, knowledgeable insider in each destination to offer hints and recommendations, steer you off the beaten path, and help you maximize every moment of your time.

Sightseeing and Activities

Sightseeing and Activities

Packages feature sightseeing and orientation in each city, so you don’t miss the must-see sights. You can also personalize your trip by adding more activities and excursions that will make your vacation…exclusively yours.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Start your day off with an included breakfast. For lunch and dinner, immerse yourself in the local culture by sampling regional cuisine. After all, one of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to eat like the locals.

Transportation Made Easy

Transportation Made Easy

Whether it’s flight arrangements, transfers from the airport to your hotel, sightseeing, or traveling between cities, we can take care of your transportation needs and can include it in your package price.

So Much More Included with Monograms

Plus Much More

Monograms makes it simple to personalize your package – add extra nights in your start and end city and include Travel Protection. Plus, before you go, we’ll send you a Trip Planner so you can start getting ready.

Excursions

  • Arenal
  • Monteverde

Arenal

Horseback Ride to La Fortuna Waterfall
Price Range: $$

This tour begins with a horseback ride through the beautiful countryside of San Carlos Valley with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano. Next take a short walk to La Fortuna Waterfall where you can swim in the natural pool.

Ecoglide Arenal Park
Price Range: $$

Arenal Ecoglide Park is one of Costa Rica’s newest adventure parks featuring a canopy tour built to highest safety standards. The canopy tour not only offers you a great zipline adventure but also an opportunity to observe all the animal life in its natural habitat.

Peñas Blancas Safari Paddle Trip
Price Range: $$

Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the rain forest and experience its peacefulness while paddling the Penas Blancas River.

Arenal Hanging Bridges
Price Range: $$

Along this guided naturalist walk, you will walk along 15 different bridges suspended in the rain forest canopy. Take in the sites from an unrivaled perspective, showing you the fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world.

Adventure at Sky Tram & Sky Trek
Price Range: $$

Located in a unique area between the rain forest of the Arenal Reserve and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, on this tour you will experience full adrenaline and the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake from the aerial Sky Tram and the Sky Trek zip lines.

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge & Rio Frio Boat Tour
Price Range: $$

Enjoy a full day tour discovering the natural wonders of the northern wetlands of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

Monteverde

Cultural Farm Tour
Price Range: $

Take a guided tour of a family-run farm and learn all about the traditional methods of production of typical Costa Rican exports including sugarcane, coffee, bananas, arracache (a local legume), avocado, and macadamia nuts.

Sky Tram & Sky Trek
Price Range: $$

Appreciate the nature of the tropical cloud forest, which encompasses 2 different activities – Sky Tram & Sky Trek. Begin with a ride on the Sky Tram through the cloud forest that brings you to the Sky Trek, a thrilling zip line course.

Sky Walk Tour
Price Range: $

The Sky Walk Tour is a guided tour that combines trails and suspension bridges with lengths of over 984 feet and heights above the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest. The tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area, accompanied by a specialized guide.

Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Hike
Price Range: $$

Take a naturalist-guided tour of The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to howler and white-faced monkeys, the three-wattled bellbird, keel-billed toucan, bare-necked umbrella bird, the gorgeous quetzal, and much more!

*Book a 2018  “Wanderlist” Costa Rica Wonders (ILA/ILAC/ILAD/ILAF/ILAH/ILAI) vacation to receive a 25% discount on the land-only portion of the core package including extensions. Not including extra night accommodations, hotel upgrades, intra-vacation air, transfers, taxes/fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1-31, 2017 for travel in 2018. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and any current air promo. Applies to new bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. DSCJR  CALL: #410-349-3000 For reservations.  Local Sales Rep: Sharon McMonigle  Sharon@TravelPlanners.net (M) #215-256-4128
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