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Paradise Adventure (11 days)

Swiss Travel, Costa Rica

San José , Costa Rica To SJO International Airport, Costa Rica

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Nov 2019

Paradise Adventure (11 days)

Day 1

San José , Costa Rica

Day 2

Pacuare River, Costa Rica

Day 3

Pacuare River, Costa Rica

Day 4

Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica

Day 5

Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica

Day 6

Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica

Day 7

Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica

Day 8

Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica

Day 9

Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica

Day 11

SJO International Airport, Costa Rica

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
San José , Costa Rica
Grano de Oro None

Arrival at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). A Swiss Travel representative will meet and greet you upon arrival and will provide you with all the necessary documentation that you will need during your vacation, such as day by day itinerary, contact information and phone numbers. Then, you will be transferred to Grano de Oro hotel in San José, which is approximately 20 minutes away -driving distance-. Considered a true oasis, right in the heart of the city, Hotel Grano de Oro still retains its tropical Victorian style, with small sources of water, Costa Rican art pieces, beautiful gardens with tropical flowers and best of all, his warmth service, which will make you feel, a hospitality experience since your arrival.

Day 2
Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, you will be driven to the Pacuare River for a day of adventure and adrenaline. A professional guides and the right equipment will be waiting upon your arrival to the river; after some safety instructions, you will start on this incredible rafting journey. In the water, you will experience the exhilaration of riding the waves on this wild and scenic river, which passes through scenic canyons where crystal clear waterfalls plummet down into the rapidly coursing river below. Tall trees and dense green vegetation come right down to the water’s edge. The thick undergrowth of this protected area provides shelter for a variety tropical animals and birds, including some endangered species. When you arrive at the Pacuare Lodge, you will find a unique jungle oasis nestled in a most remarkable setting. Modern wooden bungalows with thatched palm roofs are spaced out beneath the trees, providing both privacy and serenity. The two-story main lodge has breezy dining facilities on the first floor, and relaxing chairs in the open-air second floor lounge. After a hearty lunch, you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax or enjoy the optional activities.

Day 3
Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day at leisure to enjoy the scenic beauty of the natural surrounds of the Pacuare River and the optional activities offered at the lodge. Thanks to its proximity to the Caribbean lowlands and the high annual rainfall, this area offers very complex life systems and exotics, formed by the extraordinary abundance of the rainforests and its exuberant vegetation which provides protection for jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths and numerous species of birds and plants.

Day 4
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort Breakfast

In the morning, you will be awaken to a harmonious melody created by the sound of the river rushing by and the sweet songs of the tropical birds from the thick of the forest. After a delicious buffet breakfast, you will launch the rafts again for the second day of the river expedition. Rafting becomes even more thrilling as you begin to use the skills and experience gained the day before. You may stop to explore side streams that lead to striking waterfalls and pools with a natural waterslide that tempts you to jump right in. Lunch will be served along the river, and when reaching the take out, you can change into dry clothes and transfer to Perez Zeledón mountains where you will stay for the next three nights at Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda, located over 7,000 ft. just surrounding Chirripo which is the highest mountain in the country. This paradisiacal hotel will offer you an unforgettable experience

Day 5
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort Breakfast

Days 5 and 6 at your leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or take an optional tour in the property as horseback riding, mountain bike, or some cultural activities. (Extra cost)

Day 6
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort Breakfast

Days 5 and 6 at your leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or take an optional tour in the property as horseback riding, mountain bike, or some cultural activities. (Extra cost)

Day 7
Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica
Parador Resort & Spa Breakfast

Today you will continue through Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio where one of the area’s main attractions is Manuel Antonio National Park, which is one of the icons of ecotourism in our country, offering enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest full of with wildlife, there you can watch for monkeys and iguanas. The immense variety of things to do and places to visit in one single day in the area will definitely add all the value to your experience in this blessed land in a lush tropical place. You will be staying the next three nights at Parador Resort & Spa hotel.

Day 8
Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica
Parador Resort & Spa Breakfast

These days 8 and 9 will have the day by your own to explore the area of Manuel Antonio and visit the beach, enjoy the sun or just walk around. Manuel Antonio and Quepos (local town) offer you an endless variety of one day tours.

We suggest to visit Manuel Antonio National Park which contains a charming combination of exuberant tropical forest and gorgeous beaches with clear waters. Its habitants are beach vegetation, lagoons, mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. You will observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. After the internal hike at the park, if you would like, you can stay on your own even more time to relax, enjoy the beach and sunbathe

Day 9
Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica
Parador Resort & Spa Breakfast

These days 8 and 9 will have the day by your own to explore the area of Manuel Antonio and visit the beach, enjoy the sun or just walk around. Manuel Antonio and Quepos (local town) offer you an endless variety of one day tours.

We suggest to visit Manuel Antonio National Park which contains a charming combination of exuberant tropical forest and gorgeous beaches with clear waters. Its habitants are beach vegetation, lagoons, mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. You will observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. After the internal hike at the park, if you would like, you can stay on your own even more time to relax, enjoy the beach and sunbathe

Day 10
Naranjo, Costa Rica
Chayote Lodge Breakfast

Today you will leave Manuel Antonio area to continue to Naranjo town where Chayote Lodge is located. Here you will stay for one night in a hotel with lovely architectural highlights to be his tribute a coffee stores that characterize this coffee region.

Day 11
SJO International Airport, Costa Rica
None Breakfast

According with your international flight schedule, we will provide you with the transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) where you will board your flight back home.

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Description

Costa Rica is more than nature and the best opportunity to enjoy is feeling the adrenaline that provide Pacuare Lodge which is one of Costa Rica’s premier ecolodges. Nested in the Pacuare Protected Zone and overlooking the spectacular Pacuare River, one of the world’s most scenic rivers.

Then you will enjoy amongst Costa Rica’s mountain tops, with all of the luxuries and comforts of good living, gourmet dining, and spa life. In the purest valley of what is the last unexplored area in Costa Rica, AltaGracia offers a true Hacienda experience surrounded by untainted natural beauty.

The journey continues to the Manuel Antonio area, which has been qualified as one of the best beaches in Latin America, this is a combination of white sand beaches and typical forest wild life of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region.

About Us

At Swiss Travel we understand that travelers want more than just a holiday; they want to make lifetime memories. For that reason all products are carefully selected to provide visitors with not only comfort and safety, but also the chance to encounter authentic Costa Rica. Each tailor-made program combines a blend of adventure, culture, relaxation. Swiss Travel proudly implements sustainable, socially responsible trends in all daily operations while create unforgettable experiences.

Insider Tip

Contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy:

All Individual reservations must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to the client’s arrival to Costa Rica.

Cancellation Policy:

Some charges may apply for last-minute cancellations, changes or no-shows. Cancellation charges will apply according to each supplier’s cancellation policies. Swiss Travel charges a US $50.00 handling fee for cancellation of confirmed bookings.



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By: Howie


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

this trip had a more difficult aspect in that the destinTion was in a very remote spot. It required an overnight stay enroute. All flights and transfers proceeded smoothly. The accomodations were as advertised. The only glitch was that no boarding pass was provided for leg of return flight. It turns out, none was needed, but that was not explained ahead of time.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen Ortiz

Highly recommend

By: Wendy


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Reliable and Professional

By: ChicagoSue


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

Swiss Travel helped our travel agent coordinate a nearly 2 week trip in Costa Rica.  A representative met us at the airport, gave us our final itinerary, introduced us to the driver who would be taking us to our first destination, and then checked on us intermittently throughout the trip.  All the drivers and guides who we met were professional and helpful.  While we never needed to contact someone from Swiss Travel for additional assistance, it was comforting to know that we had local contacts in the event of an emergency.  
Travel Advisor:  Michele Vogel

Wonderful

By: Jen


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015

We used Swiss travel for our airport transportation and for our zip lining trips and bother were great. Very professional and zip lining was fabulous!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Terrific Service, Knowledgeable & Friendly Staff

By: DC Z's


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2016

Swiss Travel provided our family with top-quality service throughout our recent vacation in and around Costa Rica. Our adventure spanned three regions - with each and every Swiss Travel Guide and Driver being extremely friendly, knowledgeable and humorous! Staff went above and beyond in describing local cultures, economic vagaries of the country's regions, historical perspectives and environmental policies that every country should aspire. Thank you, Swiss Travel and Valerie Wilson Travel! The DC Z's
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Good Service

By: Ashley


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

Everything was arranged ahead of time. We did not have to worry about anything on trip! It was all handled!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Great tours & guides

By: Michelle G


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Swiss Travel employs great drivers and exceptional guides. They were all very knowledgeable and accommodating during our tours.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

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By: WalshCrew


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2017

Before this trip I had no idea what Costa Rica travel would be like. On arrival to the country SWISS TRAVEL was there with a smile. These people are first class. Driving through the country to our destinations their personal attention was immeasurable. Every time we had a transfer to an excursion or new hotel they were prompt, polite and engaging. We even made a request to stop at a Supermarket which they did!!! Love and thankfulness to all my Swiss Travel people!
Travel Advisor:  Regina Kubica

Swiss Travel transportation

By: KikiG


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

These guys were the ultimate professionals. They are always punctual and provide very comfortable vehicles. Since my main bag didn't arrive with me, they didn't hesitate to stop at a suitable place so I could purchase a few things that I would need to get by. They made themselves available for language translation and anything else we needed. They gave us as much information along the way as we wanted. They were friendly and made us feel very welcome in their country. I'd highly recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska

Costa Rica

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

When planning for the trip the agent took time to go through all the details of the trip. She answered all questions and even gave restaurant recommendations (which were wonderful). During travel Swiss Travel was there to make changes in transportation needed. And help find missing glasses.
Travel Advisor:  John-Paul Fine

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By: JLF


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018

Very impressed with the coordination of a complex travel plan! Only complaint is wish we would have had more time to do more! Great job by Swiss Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Alexis Jaffer
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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2018

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