Arenal, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio
8 Days/7 Nights
From $2,049 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Discover the awe-inspiring natural attractions and diverse wildlife of Costa Rica. Visit Poas Volcano, Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, and Sarchi on the way to Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a volcano hike and relaxing thermal bath in Arenal, and experience the adrenaline rush of zip-lining in the Monteverde cloud forest. The tour finishes in Manuel Antonio, on the Pacific coast, where you will surely see monkeys, iguanas, and spectacular ocean views.
Lodging, Meals, and Airfare: This tour includes accommodations for 7 nights (1 night in San Jose, 2 nights in Arenal, 2 nights in Monteverde, and 2 nights in Manuel Antonio) and 10 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner).
Best Time to Go: December-April.
Day 1: San Jose.
Day 2: San Jose-Poas Volcano-Doka Estate Coffee Plantation-Grecia-Sarchi-Arenal.
Day 3: Arenal-Optional Excursions-Volcano Hike and Hot Springs.
Day 4: Arenal-Monteverde-Cloud Forest Biological Reserve Tour.
Day 5: Monteverde-Selvatura and Canopy Tour.
Day 6: Monteverde-Manuel Antonio.
Day 7: Manuel Antonio-National Park Guided Tour.
Day 8: Manuel Antonio-San Jose.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Airport/hotel and other transfers including baggage handling.
- Hotel accommodations including taxes and service charges.
- Excursions as indicated on the itinerary including all applicable entrance fees.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- English-speaking tour and naturalist guides.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- International airport departure tax ($29).
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Gratuities to tour guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
- Gifts and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of international airfare and travel insurance and to make these arrangements for you.
Group Private: All transfers are private, and the Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation, Grecia, and Sarchi excursion is private. All other excursions are provided on a group basis.
Elevations: San Jose is 3,700 feet above sea level, Poas Volcano is 8,871 feet, Arenal is 1,600 feet, and Monteverde is 4,600 feet.
Passport/Visa: U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Costa Rican embassy in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: We require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person plus the cost of the international airfare (if we make the arrangements for you). The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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