BEST ONE DAY TOURS FROM SAN JOSE
Code: NEP-25 (7 Days / 6 Nights)
We have worked out a comprehensive program while you are based in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. You will see and experience many sites from the very moment that you land in this Central American Switzerland of peace and friendly people. Experiencing what it feels to be standing at the top of the Poás Volcano, the second most active in the country and one of the widest craters in the world. A highlight program that encompasses the lifestyle of TICOS, different experiences, farming, rain forest, waterfalls, rivers, flora and fauna of these places for sure will fill your expectations.
Day 1 Transfer in: Greeting at the Juan San Santamaría International airport and transfer to your selected hotel in San José.
Day 2 ComboTour: This tour is a complete package that allows you to see what we feel is the true essence of Costa Rica. During the Combo Tour, we will take you to a third-generation coffee plantation and show you how coffee is picked, milled, ground, and roasted. Once you’ve found out first hand, or cup, why Costa Rica is known for its coffee, it’s off to the Poás Volcano. This volcano is one of the four active volcanoes in Costa Rica. The crystal blue sulfur pools will amaze you along with the steam rising from the various volcanic vents. But, that’s not all... our last stop is La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Your personal tour guide will take you through the butterfly observatory, the hummingbird garden and the waterfall trails. Our Butterfly Observatory is the largest in the world reaching heights of 50 feet; this enclosed structure allows butterflies to soar freely while guests walk amid the natural habitat. Our Hummingbird Garden attracts 24 different species of the birds, more species than any other in Costa Rica and quite possibly the world. Lodging in San José.
Day 3 Tortuga Island Cruise Calypso: Early in the morning we pick you up at your hotel to take you to the Pacific Coast. During the ride, we serve breakfast, and you will be able to view coffee and sugar plantations, along with Brahman cattle in an ever-changing panorama. Upon arrival in Puntarenas, you will board the Manta Raya Catamaran, designed from the ground up with passengers and this tour in mind. Manta Ray features an underwater viewing window, fresh water showers, and a full bar. The spacious air-conditioned main salon combines an expansive deck area, which includes two Jacuzzi pools and enough space to comfortably view the ocean on the way. Fresh tropical fruit and drinks are complimentary throughout the sailing. Once at the island, disembark directly on the beach and be enchanted by it's immaculate white sand beach and turquoise water, a perfect stop for swimming, snorkeling and Calypso's famous lunch. A sumptuous delight, starts with a "ceviche" appetizer, followed by a medley of salads. The main dish is a delightful bar-b-qued breast of chicken covered in a mouth watering tropical sauce, accompanied with julienned vegetables all cooked fresh on the grill by our expert crew. Overnight in San José.
Day 4 San José City Tour : Free morning. This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. It begins with an orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, we will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards we will visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica.
We will continue heading to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various sites of interest. A brief stop will be made in a beautiful art craft shopping store allowing you to browse through it before returning to your hotel and why not, buy some souvenirs for those who are expecting you back at home. Have part of the afternoon free. Then you will have the Costa Rican Nights Tour: Learn about Costa Rica’s culture origins with this show. A show will take you back to our nineteenth century’s traditions. In addition it will get you to know our beliefs, dress, architecture, music, food and dance. Discover Costa Rica’s traditions at Pueblo Antiguo. The different buildings in this unique theme park highlight the various architectural trends found in Costa Rica between 1880 and 1930. The main objective of Pueblo Antiguo is to revive Costa Rican traditions in a similar context. The combination of live actors, music and folkloric dances present a vibrant living experience allusive to the past.
Day 5 Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Tour: Arenal Volcano is located on the plains of San Carlos, famous for the beauty of its landscape, the picturesque villages and its special climate. The Arenal Volcano is magnificent, drawing attention to its powerful explosions of ash and lava, which appear as multicolored fireworks at night, making Arenal one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. And if this wasn’t enough, just in front of the volcano, so close that you can feel the colossus vibrate, we will visit the most beautiful gardens with hot springs that complete the fascinating night of natural wonders. After dinner, on the way back to San José, you will understand why this has become one of the most popular tours in Costa Rica.
During this tour we also visit Sarchí well known for the beauty of the handcrafts that they produce.
Day 6: Transfer to the airport.
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