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8 Day – San Jose, La Paz Waterfall Garden, Volcanos, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Magical Manuel Antonio – Carbon Neutral Vacation May 14, 2008

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Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

8 Day Luxury Vacations
Starting at $6991
8 Day Value Vacations
Starting at $3351
8 Day Budget Vacations
Starting at $2667
8 Day Private Villa Vacations
Available Upon Request

Itinerary at a glance:

Day 1 Arrival in Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capitol, San Jose
Day 2 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls
Day 3 Journey to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
Day 4 Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Day 5 Journey to Magical Manuel Antonio
Day 6 Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Conservation Project.
Personal Reforestation Project
Day 7 Return to San Jose
Day 8 Departure for home


Day 01 Arrival in Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capitol, San Jose

San Jose Costa RicaArrive by air into San Jose. Upon arrival a representative Eco Interactive will meet you at the gate and provide you all the information for your vacation along with providing you a transfer to your hotel. Private transportation is arranged to transport you to your Hotel for your first night in Costa Rica. Soak up the tropical breezes, refresh, relax and enjoy. You have arrived in Costa Rica.

Breakfast included. (Costa Rican Cuisine)

Day 02 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Poas Volcano Coata Rica VacationFollowing a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, a representative of Eco Interactive will meet you at the hotel and provide a private transportation for your days adventure. The first stop will be the famous Poas Volcano followed by the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

As your climb in elevation you will experience the first of the varied micro-climates of Costa Rica. The temperature dips as you enter lush cloud forest of the Poás Volcano. The Poas Crater is stunning in both its magnitude and its appearance. Nearly a mile wide and a thousand feet deep, you will experience the thrill of standing at the abyss of one of natures most powerful vistas.

La Paz Waterfall Costa Rica VacationThe next stop is the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Nature Park. Here you will encounter one of the most spectacular Butterfly Gardens in all the world. Costa Rica has more species of butterflies than the entire continent of Africa and here you will be amazed at the overwhelming variety. Next you will have an opportunity to explore the spectacular trails of La Paz that will lead you to the magnificent Magia Blanca Falls. Following your explorations of the park, enjoy lunch before continuing on your adventure.

Sarapiqui is one of the most diverse regions in Costa Rica, offering a mosaic of mountains, plains, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, forests, fruit farms and cattle ranches. Afternoon free to relax in the pool or take advantage of the hiking trails.

Once we arrive at Puerto Viejo (Old Port), we will be ready to enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Sarapiquí River, just sit back and observe the wildlife that is around you. Before returning to San Jose we will drive through the unforgettable rain forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important rainforest reserves for Costa Rica.

Breakfast is included

Day 3 Journey to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna

Arenal Costa Rica VacationAfter breakfast you will be provide with a private transfer to the Arenal Area. (Approximate driving time: 3 1/2hrs, 30 minute flights also available).
One of the most active volcanoes of the world, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area. The flawless silhouette of Arenal Volcano, its loud rumblings and frequent explosions of lava and ash are a sight not to be missed by any visitor to Costa Rica. But by no means these are not the only attractions of this area. Bass fishing, windsurfing, hot springs, waterfalls, hiking and Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge make this an ideal stop for many travelers.

Day 4 Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Cano Negro Costa Rica VacationOften overlooked by visitors to Costa Rica, Caño Negro is one of the three most important wetlands in the entire world and is set in one of the most remote and isolated destinations in Central America. This is a true wilderness experience worthy of an episode of National Geographic. More than 200 species of exotic birds, many extremely rare, inhabit this extraordinary destination. You will enjoy a boat excursion through an amazing tropical wilderness with a naturalist guide that will unlock the many secrets of the Caño Negro. For bird watchers, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is perhaps the richest sites in the entire Western Hemisphere. An extraordinary variety of mammals and reptiles also. Caño Negro is a biological treasure of global proportion.

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Day 5 Journey to Magical Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica VacationEco Interactive will arrange a pick up at your hotel and provide private tour to the famous Manuel Antonio, Quepos (Air transport available).
Considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Manuel Antonio is also the home of the highly endangered Mono Titi squirrel monkey. Mono Titi Costa Rica VacationEco Interactive is involved in efforts to save the wonderful creature. Along with the extraordinary natural experience, Manuel Antonio offers all the amenities of a world-class destination. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park. Options abound here! Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon hideaway or an action-packed visit, this premier destination has the answer.
Breakfast Included

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Day 6 Manuel Antonio National Park, and Rainmaker Conservation Project. Personal Reforestation Project

Rainmaker Costa Rica VacationRainmaker Reserve is one of the last remaining primary rain forest on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is home to 60% of all the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica. The Rainmaker reserve features six suspension bridges totaling 250 meters, spanning from platforms attached to massive hardwood trees to create the most impressive Canopy Walk in Costa Rica. It is also home to 25 species of rare and exotic frogs, including the Harlequin Toad, which was once thought to be extinct.

Rainmaker Costa Rica VacationFor that are environmentally conscious, Eco Interactive has made special with Rainmaker Conservation Project and Kids Saving the Rainforest to provide with everything you need for your own personal reforestation program. Not only will you plant enough trees to offset the carbon footprint of your vacation, you will be helping to expand critical rainforest habitat.

Breakfast Included

Day 7 Do you know the way to San Jose?

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Not to worry, we know the way there and Eco Interactive will provide your return to San Jose in private discovery tour over mountains and through valleys. Spend your last night kicking up your heals in one of Latin America’s finest cities.

Day 8 Departure

Transfer will be provided to the International airport.
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10 Day – Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio Vacation #F10-001 April 20, 2008

Posted by ecointeractive in 10 Day, Cost Rica Vacation Interaries, La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde.
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Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

10 Day Luxury Vacation: Starting at $8071
10 Day Value Vacation: Starting at $4271
10 Day Budget Vacation: Starting at $3542
10 Day Luxury Villa Vacations also Available

Day 1 – Arrival to Costa Rica and travel to Arenal Volcano area.

A Eco Interactive Tours representative will welcome you at the airport and give you an introduction to your trip in Costa Rica.
Your private transportation will take you to Arenal where you will sleep in a family-owned hotel at the edge of the town by the most famous volcano in Costa Rica.

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Day 2 – Arenal Volcano

You will start your vacation with an afternoon hike on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano – observing wildlife such as monkeys and toucans. On a clear day you may see red hot lava rocks tumble down the side of the volcano.
You will have the early afternoon to relax and get to know the secrets of the local town.

At night, you’ll be treated to a visit to the ecological hot springs. Here you’ll have the chance to soak in many different pools heated by volcanic activity in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. You will also enjoy a wonderful typical dinner in the restaurant of the hot springs (included in price). (Breakfast and Dinner included)

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Day 3 – Arenal Volcano

Today you will visit a nearby indigenous community where you will learn about medicinal plants, visit tombs and petroglyphs, and watch an indigenous ceremony with traditional dress. You will also hear your indigenous hosts speak among themselves in their native language and hear an explanation of traditional art such as bow & arrow, masks, and drums. Includes a delicious local lunch.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 4 – Arenal to Monteverde

Morning transportation across Lake Arenal – this experience is an amazing tour by itself as it combines land and water transportation in a fast and fun way to get to Monteverde. Your transport will pick you up at your hotel in Arenal and take you all the way to front door of your hotel in Monteverde.

After your arrival to your beautiful cloud forest lodge near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, you will have time for lunch at the hotel or a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon you will tour a working farm that transport you back in time to the Costa Rica of the early 20th century. This tour will show you how the coffee and sugar cane plantations worked in the past and at the same time you will be introduced to the traditions and cuisine of the country. (Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 5 – Monteverde

This day starts very early in the morning with a guided hike in the Cloud Forest Reserve with an experienced naturalist guide who will teach you about this unique ecosystem while helping you spot birds and other wildlife.

Take this afternoon to relax and explore the towns in the area.  At dusk you will be picked up for your Twilight Walk, a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the nocturnal habits of the flora and fauna of the cloud forest.
(Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 6 – Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

You will take a private shuttle to one of the most beautiful Central Pacific beaches right next to Manuel Antonio National Park, the icon of eco-tourism in Costa Rica.

You will stay in a lovely hotel a few minutes from the beach (easy access with a quick bus or taxi ride). You will also have your semi-private pool at the hotel in case you just want to relax and cool off. (Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 7 – Manuel Antonio National Park

Today you will visit one of the most important and beautiful national parks in Costa Rica. This park provides a habitat to countless species of flora and fauna – some of them endemic to the zone and others in extreme danger of extinction. The Manuel Antonio park is a sanctuary to the preservation efforts of neighbors and international institutions. A naturalist guide will help you discover the jewels of this park that are like no other in the world.
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After the tour you will have the opportunity to bathe at the beaches of the park. This is a protected bay that is safe for swimming and playing. Eco Interactive Tours is proud to be part of the international efforts to preserve this magnificent natural environment and to expand its area. (Continental breakfast included)

Day 8 – Manuel Antonio and the Rio Seco

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You will enjoy a river walk and canopy bridge tour. Your day begins with a walk along the Rio Seco’s edge. Hand rails, easy to follow footpaths and observation platforms allow you to observe waterfalls and capture the rich biodiversity this unique site has to offer with photographs. Continuing up the trails you will come to a system of suspension bridges which gives you the opportunity to explore the majesty of the forest canopy from a bird’s eye view. After enjoying the trails and hanging bridges you will be treated to a typical lunch. (Continental breakfast and Lunch included)

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Day 9 – Manuel Antonio to Central Valley

Enjoy the beach this morning or just relax next to your swimming pool.
In the afternoon your private shuttle will take you to your family-owned and operated hotel near the airport.
(Continental breakfast included)

Day 10 – Departure for Home

(Breakfast included)