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 San Jose, Piedras BlancasBajos del Toro & Arenal   12 days/11 nights

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This small and extraordinarily beautiful country whose great variety of habitats – rain forest, mangrove swamps, beaches, cloud forest, rivers, and so on – are home to an incredible number of species of mammals, birds, and flora (including 3000 species of orchids). Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rain forest you will experience a closeness to nature unlike any destination in the world. Luxury accommodations, exciting adventures and excellent food compliment the ulimate tropical getaway.
 
 
Overview
Duration: 12 Days
Departure: Daily
Highlights: San Jose, Piedras Blancas, Whale-Watching, Hiking, Kayaking, Nature Immersion, Bird Watching, Zip Line, Boat Trips
​Itinerary can be customized to suit individual requirements
Day 01: San Jose
After clearing immigration and customs, exit the airport terminal where you will find our representative who will take you by private vehicle to your hotel
Overnight Hotel Grano de Oro
Included: Breakfast
       
Day 02: San Jose to Osa Peninsula / Piedras Blancas National Park
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel by one of our professional bilingual drivers for a transfer to the local airport in San Jose, where you will board a shared scheduled flight to Puerto Jimenez.
 
The domestic flight from Costa Rica’s capital city of San José to Puerto Jiménez, provides spectacular views of Costa Rica’s diverse landscape, including the mountains, farms, rivers, Pacific Ocean, Drake Bay, The Osa Peninsula, and finally Golfo Dulce. Upon arrival to the airstrip, Playa Cativo staff will escort guests on a picturesque 30-minute boat ride to the lodge taking in the magnificent coastline with tropical vegetation – with occasional sightings of schools of dolphins, turtles, and/or humpback whales.
 
Overnight Playa Cativo Lodge
Included: Meals and lodge activities
Days 03, 04 & 05: Osa Peninsula / Piedras Blancas National Park
Forming part of the Osa Conservation Area, Piedras Blancas National Park is situated in the Puntarenas Province near the Golfo Dulce on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Renowned for its untouched beaches, glistening bays and lush rainforests, Piedras Blancas is popular with nature lovers. Visitors can look forward to a wide selection of activities including exploring the rugged mountains, discovering rare tropical trees, and spotting an array of wildlife such as a diverse variety of bird, mammal and reptile species. Most notably, the park is among the last remaining habitats for the Jaguar in the whole of Costa Rica. Don't miss the opportunity to meander along the vast network of jungle trails while soaking up spectacular views of the 14 000 hectares of unspoilt natural beauty.
  • Piedras Blancas National Park Nature Guided Hike.
  • Dolphin & Whale Watching Guided Tour.
  • Rio Esquinas Mangrove-ocean Kayaking Guided Adventure.
  • Off-Grid Alternative Energy Tour.
  • Self-guided trails to enjoy nature at your own pace.
  • Use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards and snorkeling gear along Cativo Bay.
Overnight Playa Cativo Lodge
 
Included: Meals and lodge activities
Day 06: Osa Peninsula to Arenal to el Silencio / Bajos del Toro
This morning you will be transferred by boat to the town of Puerto Jimenez to board your local flight back to San Jose, upon arrival in San Jose one of our professional bilingual drivers will meet you and transfer you to Bajos del Toro (approx. 1.5 hours drive).
 
Overnight El Silencio Lodge & Spa
 
Includes Breakakfast and lodge activities. Optional activities are extra
Days 07 & 08: El Silencio / Bajos del Toro
Resting in the remote volcanic mountains to the north of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, the tiny town of Bajos del Toro makes an ideal getaway for nature lovers, hikers and bird enthusiasts. The town sits at the foot of the towering Poas Volcano and is surrounded by a number of protected wilderness areas including the Poas Volcano National Park, Juan Castro Blanco National Park, and the Bosque de Paz Rain/Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The climate in this area is typically wet which allows for wonderfully lush vegetation as well as beautiful waterfalls, streams and pools. This spectacular natural environment provides ample opportunity for outdoor adventure including: trout fishing, horse riding, river rafting, mountain biking, hiking rugged mountain trails, or whizzing through the forest canopy on a zipline tour. Don’t miss the impressive Cataratas del Toro Waterfall, which drops 300-feet into an extinct volcanic crater.
 
MYSTIC HIKE (complimentary): An inspired walk through the Hummingbird Garden and cloud forest trails. A magical knot garden, hidden paths that embrace nature’s elements, and mesmerizing hummingbirds provide a relaxing hiking experience. A perfect chance to see El Silencio Lodge & Spa and the cloud forest from a different perspective.
 
PLANT YOUR TREE (complimentary): “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”– Kahlil Gibran. Plant a living legacy in Costa Rica’s carbon-offsetting forests and help bring back beautiful Quetzal birds to the region. This complimentary ceremony is one of the highlights of the El Silencio Experience.
The hotel offers activities with an extra cost that can be booked directly with the hotel concierge: Waterfall Magic – Day Break Bird Watching – Horseback Adventure – Adventure Park – Coffee Journey – Wine Tasting – Cook like a Costa Rican – Oxcart Design Session
Overnight El Silencio Lodge & Spa
 
Includes Breakakfast and lodge activities. Optional activities are extra
 
Day 09: Bajos del Toro to Arenal
Today your private bilingual driver will pick you up at your hotel for a land transfer to Arenal area (approx. 2 hours drive), this is your last destination of your Costa Rica itinerary.     
 
Overnight Nayara Resort Spa and Gardens
Included: Breakfast
 
Day 10: Arenal / Sky Trek and Walk
Sky Adventures Arenal Park Sky Tram
Located in Arenal-La Fortuna, Sky Adventures Arenal Park Sky Tram features gondolas which rise smoothly through the rainforest, offering picturesque views during their mountainous ascent. The tour is perfect for people who want to take a different approach to admiring nature. On tour, guests will be joined by a bilingual guide who will inform them of interesting facts to do with the surrounding fauna and flora. The Sky Tram travels up the mountains and arrives on a wide observation platform at the highest point of the reserve, where guests can enjoy the view, as well as a short trail. The tram travels a distance of 1250 metres and the tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
Sky Adventures Arenal Park Sky Trek
Sky Adventures Arenal Park Sky Trek is a thrilling zip line circuit that’s located in Arenal-La Fortuna Costa Rica. The tour starts with guests riding an open-air gondola to an observation area, where they will take in awe-inspiring views. Guests will then begin zip lining on a track stretching across canyons and in between treetops, ultimately returning to the starting point at the main building. The trek consists of 7 zip lines which take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. The longest cable is 760 metres and the highest cable is 200 metres.
 
Includes: shared round trip transfers, local bilingual guides and entrance fee.
 
Overnight Nayara Resort Spa and Gardens
Included: Breakfast
 
Day 11: Caño Negro Tour
The wildlife reserve Caño Negro is one of the most important reserves for incredible bird watching and observation of wildlife in Costa Rica.  Caño Negro is also home for many sloths, monkeys, caimans, bats as well as numerous tropical plants. You slowly and silently cruise to this exceptional national refuge in our comfortable boat where you can enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna. Upon return you will be served a typical, delicious lunch in the restaurant "El Caiman" which is nicely placed on the riverbank of "Rio Frío".
 
Includes: shared round trip transfers, boat, captain, local bilingual guide, entrance fee and lunch.
 
Overnight Nayara Resort Spa and Gardens
Included: Breakfast
 
Day 12: Depart
You will be picked up in Arenal by one of our transport representatives for transfer to San Jose Intl. Airport. Transport service will be in a minivan with AC, approximately 3 hours transfer plus any stops on the way.
Included      
  • Meet & Assist on arrival
  • Accommodation per the itinerary
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private touring unless only group tours are available
  • Breakfast at all hotels and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • 24/7 local assistance

 

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