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Costa Rica 360 (8 days)

Swiss Travel, Costa Rica

La Fortuna, Costa Rica To LIR International Airport, Costa Rica

Valid for Departures Now Through: 19 Sep 2018

Costa Rica 360 (8 days)

Day 3

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Day 4

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Day 5

Mansita Beach, Costa Rica

Day 6

Mansita Beach, Costa Rica

Day 7

Mansita Beach, Costa Rica

Day 8

LIR International Airport, Costa Rica

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa None

Upon your arrival at Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), one of our representatives will be waiting at the exit of the airport to welcome you to Costa Rica, provide the necessary information for your trip and then take you where the transportation will be waiting for you to depart to the Arenal Volcano area. On the way, we will pass through the towns of Bagaces and Cañas where you can enjoy the characteristic dry tropical forest of the area. The last part of the route will be along Arenal Lake with its beautiful views, and as we approach the Arenal area, if the weather conditions are favorable, you could see one of the greatest natural attractions of the country, the imposing Arenal Volcano with its almost perfect conical shape.

Registration at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.

Day 2
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa Breakfast, Dinner

During the morning, we will visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a system of trails immersed in the rainforest, where you will find 16 hanging bridges that were built considering all types of visitors and their security. This tour is adorned by magnificent views of the imposing volcano and you will find a huge variety of species such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects making it one of the most complete visits in the area.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a visit to the magical Tabacon Hot Springs. Here, you will find several pools that flow across Tabacon River and are heated directly from the volcanic veins of the Arenal Volcano. These soothing waterfalls will make you feel rejuvenated due to all the benefits they provide. These springs help improve blood circulation and oxygenation, removes toxins from the body, stimulate metabolism, help digestion, promote relaxation and improve the functioning of the nervous system, which make Tabacon a must-visit destination. The exotic gardens that surround this place will definitely make you enjoy a natural and unique environment that will make you feel completely stress free. To close with a flourish, you will enjoy a delicious dinner before being transferred back to the hotel.

Day 3
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Breakfast

At mid-morning, the transfer to Monteverde cloud forest is scheduled. This transfer includes a boat ride across the majestic Lake Arenal, the largest in the country, where you can watch many birds visiting the lake in search of food. Hills and forestlands, as well as the impressive Arenal Volcano cone surround this place. Across the lake, it begins the climbing to the tops of the mountains; this final part of the transfer is done on dirt roads, so you will have more opportunity to enjoy the beautiful rural scenery of the mountains on this region.

Afterwards, we will get closer to the mountains where you will enjoy the beautiful rural towns that adorn the gravel road and as they are approaching the high end, you can feel a slight change in temperature since this place is located more than 1300 meters above sea level. Costa Rica represents 4% of the plant species on the planet and highland cloud forests of Monteverde is an area of great wealth where 3,021 species are known, including a total of 755 species of trees, besides being considered site on the planet with the greatest diversity of orchids, over 500 species, of which there are 34 endemics, no doubt a paradise for nature lovers.

Registration at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.

Day 4
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Breakfast

Day at your leisure to explore on your own around the Monteverde Cloud Forest characterized by its spectacular protected forests, which are home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. If you prefer to add adrenaline to your trip, you can enjoy adventure activities like the Sky Walk, which is a network of hanging bridges built in the forest trails, horseback riding, or Sky Trek Canopy tour. In addition, you can enjoy a cultural experience by visiting the Trapiche, a butterfly garden, or CASEM, which is a women's cooperative in the area, offering crafts designed by housewives’ heads of household. Also for nature lovers, it is the ideal place for bird watching, being the most famous of these the beautiful quetzal. Whatever your preference is, Monteverde will make your experience unforgettable and 100 % natural.

Day 5
Mansita Beach, Costa Rica
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Breakfast

During the morning, you will continue the trip to the beautiful coast of Guanacaste, in the North Pacific of Costa Rica, where beaches are known for their great combination with jungle, perfect to enjoy the natural surroundings and the warm waters site. All scenic and picturesque rural villages along the Panamerican Highway accompany this route, where you can notice the change between the rain forest and the tropical dry forest that characterizes the province of Guanacaste.

Finally, upon reaching the coast, you will enjoy three nights’ accommodation at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa hotel.

Day 6
Mansita Beach, Costa Rica
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Breakfast

These days (6&7) are available to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities; you could also consider making some of the optional excursions, (extra cost) offered in the area. Guanacaste is known for its natural reserves, which are home to an incredible concentration of flora, fauna and natural beauties. Some of the suggested sites are Rincon de la Vieja National Park or adventure activities like canopy, horseback riding and hiking. If you prefer, you could also visit Liberia downtown, adorned with its colonial buildings of great historical value.

Day 7
Mansita Beach, Costa Rica
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Breakfast

These days (6&7) are available to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities; you could also consider making some of the optional excursions, (extra cost) offered in the area. Guanacaste is known for its natural reserves, which are home to an incredible concentration of flora, fauna and natural beauties. Some of the suggested sites are Rincon de la Vieja National Park or adventure activities like canopy, horseback riding and hiking. If you prefer, you could also visit Liberia downtown, adorned with its colonial buildings of great historical value.

Day 8
LIR International Airport, Costa Rica
None Breakfast

After an unforgettable visit to Costa Rica, it is scheduled the transfer from your selected hotel in Guanacaste to LIR International Airport to board your flight back home.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Enjoy Costa Rica in 360°! With your arrival at Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) starts the adventure to the north plains of the country where you could see one of the greatest natural attractions of the country, the imposing Arenal Volcano with its almost perfect conical shape. Enjoy the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a system of trails immersed in the rainforest, where you will find 16 hanging bridges, also you will be delighted at Tabacon Hot Springs where you will find several pools that flow across Tabacon River and are heated directly from the volcanic veins of the Arenal Volcano. Then will be time to explore Monteverde Cloud Forest an area of great wealth where 3,021 species are known, including 755 species of trees, besides being considered site on the planet with the greatest diversity of orchids, over 500 species, of which there are 34 endemics, making Monteverde a paradise for nature lovers. In addition, it is the ideal place for bird watching, being the most famous of these the beautiful quetzal. Finally, you will continue the trip to the beautiful coast of Guanacaste, in the Costa Rican North Pacific, where beaches are known for their great combination with jungle, perfect to enjoy the natural surroundings and the warm waters site.

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

Costa Rica Spring Break Trip

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