Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

Costa Rica Exclusive (9 days)

Swiss Travel, Costa Rica

Naranjo, Costa Rica To LIR International Airport, Costa Rica

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Naranjo, Costa Rica
Chayote Lodge None

Upon arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, will be welcomed and greeted by a representative of Swiss Travel who will provide you all necessary documentation for your trip - including your itinerary day by day, the main contact details and phone numbers necessary.

Then a private transport will take you to the central volcanic mountain range where you will enjoy beautiful landscapes while driving to Naranjo town where Chayote Lodge is located. Here you will stay for two nights in a hotel with lovely architectural highlights to be his tribute a coffee stores that characterize this coffee region.

Day 2
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs Breakfast

Extensive coffee plantations and a beautiful view of the central valley of Costa Rica, will awake you this morning, then you will be pleased with a delicious Costa Rican breakfast without missing of course the fresh coffee. After his, you will be transferred to Arenal Volcano. This route offers beautiful scenery of rural villages as Zarcero, Ciudad Quesada and La Fortuna de San Carlos, in this one and if weather conditions allow it you will enjoy the greatest natural attraction in the country; Arenal Volcano which welcome with its majestic volcanic cone. Registration at Arenal Nayara hotel for the next three nights.

Day 3
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs Breakfast, Dinner

Without a doubt, there is a tour that you must be part of when visiting the Arenal area. Professional and serviceable staff will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you in a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle to the starting point of this adventure, where the beauty and presence of the Arenal Volcano will take your breath away. This transfer will lead you into one of our trails, in a trip that usually takes under 30 minutes. Upon reaching the departing point, you will receive important information regarding the day’s itinerary and the region from an experienced tour guide. A little after this point you will prepare to start this beautiful hike: insect repellent, sun block, a bottle of water and a visit to the restroom will allow you to enjoy this amazing experience to its fullest. Within the trails you will observe the wide variety of flora and fauna existing in the area, and a nearby viewpoint will let you appreciate ancient lava flows that have turned to stone over the centuries. The tour guide will share important information about the area, as well as useful recommendations that will allow you to discover more secrets of the wildlife that hides among the vegetation, making this a unique and unforgettable experience. The hike concludes about 2.5 hours later, after which you will be transferred to a natural hot springs paradise, where pools at different temperatures will make you relax even more. If you wish to achieve the maximum relaxation effect alternate between the different pools, with the sound of the surrounding jungle to entertain you. At the end of the day, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant in this property and relax for a while before starting your journey back to your hotel.

Day 4
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs Breakfast

This day is at leisure in which you can enjoy the different tourist attractions (extra cost) that can be found nearby Arenal Volcano. If you wish to explore the area in an exciting way, we recommend a visit to the Arenal Reserve, where you will find the Sky Tram & Sky Trek. This tour combines the ascent to the top of the mountain by an aerial tram, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Arenal Lake, while the descent is through the famous canopy tour, which goes from one mountain to another, that makes you feel the adventure and fun. If you prefer a more relaxed tour and admire the natural beauties of the northern plains, we recommend a visit to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, where it’s offered boat tours in the banks of the Rio Frio in search of different species of birds, mammals and reptiles. All mentioned activities as part of the extra cost day trips to do in the area.

Day 5
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Breakfast

For today it is programmed the transfer to the Guanacaste northern Pacific Coast, specifically to Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. The first part of the transfer is adorned with the beautiful scenery of the Arenal Lake. Then, you will admire the incomparable beauty of the landscapes, which includes the tropical dry forest and its hot climate. The whole area will allow you to enjoy not only the stunning views but also the beautiful beaches with generous palm trees that rise up from the beaches and gives shade to sunbathers. For all of this it easy to understand the whole area is a perfect destination to enjoy nature and relaxation!

Day 6
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Breakfast

Days at leisure (6, 7 & 8) for you to enjoy the hotel grounds, the beach and even consider on taking an optional (extra cost) day tours in the area.

The region is known for its extensive nature reserves that house an incredible concentration of flora, fauna and natural beauty. Therefore, the are several reserves, natural attractions and many activities which can be done from the area at an extra cost, some suggestions are: Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which holds an active volcano, thermal mud baths, and a variety of forests; or Palo Verde National Park, which is a bird-watchers and nature-lover’s paradise; there are also canopy tours, river rafting, horseback riding, forest hiking, fishing and much more for you to explore.

Day 7
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Breakfast

Days at leisure (6, 7 & 8) for you to enjoy the hotel grounds, the beach and even consider on taking an optional (extra cost) day tours in the area.

The region is known for its extensive nature reserves that house an incredible concentration of flora, fauna and natural beauty. Therefore, the are several reserves, natural attractions and many activities which can be done from the area at an extra cost, some suggestions are: Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which holds an active volcano, thermal mud baths, and a variety of forests; or Palo Verde National Park, which is a bird-watchers and nature-lover’s paradise; there are also canopy tours, river rafting, horseback riding, forest hiking, fishing and much more for you to explore.

Day 8
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Breakfast

Days at leisure (6, 7 & 8) for you to enjoy the hotel grounds, the beach and even consider on taking an optional (extra cost) day tours in the area.

The region is known for its extensive nature reserves that house an incredible concentration of flora, fauna and natural beauty. Therefore, the are several reserves, natural attractions and many activities which can be done from the area at an extra cost, some suggestions are: Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which holds an active volcano, thermal mud baths, and a variety of forests; or Palo Verde National Park, which is a bird-watchers and nature-lover’s paradise; there are also canopy tours, river rafting, horseback riding, forest hiking, fishing and much more for you to explore.

Day 9
LIR International Airport, Costa Rica
None Breakfast

According to your flight itinerary, it is scheduled the transfer from the hotel to LIR International Airport, to board your flight back home.

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Description

Costa Rica is one of the most exotic and beautiful countries in the world, its variety of sceneries and great weather makes this wonderful country, the perfect place to enjoy a spectacular vacation.

The journey stars in Naranjo, in a place with lovely architectural highlights to be his tribute a coffee stores that characterize this coffee region. The next stop is the Arenal Volcano, where the volcano will welcome you with its impressive perfect conic shape. Afterwards, you will be traveling to Papagayo Gulf beach area where the sun, the ocean and the relaxing lifestyle will make you forget all your troubles. The beaches of the area are worldwide known and tourist from all over the world that enjoy their stay enjoying the beach and its famous beautiful sunsets.

About Us

Whether it's a family vacation or a friend’s trip, Swiss Travel Service offers you the best Costa Rican experts in designing custom-made vacations. Our dedicated Virtuoso experts understand your needs and will work to satisfy them considering your client’s interests and budget. Contact us and let us know what you need and what your expectations are, the more information you give us, the better we can build an ideal program for your clients. We want to know if is it a special celebration trip, if you are looking for adventure, nature or relaxation.

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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