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COSTA RICA QUEST

9 Days, San Jose to San Jose
COSTA RICA QUEST

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Nature called you to Costa Rica-now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica's high read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 08 nights accommodation (Hotels (8 nts)).
  • 1 lunch.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private van, boat).
  • Hot springs visit (La Fortuna).
  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde).
  • Sugar cane and coffee plantation guided tour including local lunch.
  • Beach time in Quepos/Manuel Antonio.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 340-445 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive San Jose
Day 2 San Jose/La Fortuna
Day 3 La Fortuna
Day 4 La Fortuna/Monte Verde
Day 5 Monte Verde
Day 6 Monte Verde/Quepos
Day 7 Quepos/San Jose
Day 8 Quepos/San Jose
Day 9 Depart San Jose
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • San Jose
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • Quepos
  • San Jose to San Jose Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive San Jose

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 San Jose/La Fortuna

    Drive to the Arenal region and soak in local hot springs. Opt for one of the many adventure activities such as whitewater rafting or a horseback ride to a waterfall.

    La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area's nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering.

    Soak in the soothing waters of the hot springs.

    Private Van
    San Jose - La Fortuna 4h 150km
    Stretch out, unwind, and check your messages aboard our private, wi-fi-equipped ride.

    Hot Springs
    Arenal Volcano
    Relax in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano immersed in therapeutic waters heated by earth's magma and infused with healing minerals and salts. Rejuvenate your muscles, detox your cells, and stimulate all your senses in nature's thermal spa. Breathe in the pure rainforest air and marvel at the mystic surroundings of these outdoor pools of paradise.

    Optional Activities
    Whitewater Rafting

    Arenal
    Pull on your bathing suit and water shoes, don a helmet and prepare to get wet and wild. Guided by expert leaders, paddle through Class II-IV rapids as you raft past spectacular scenery. Feel the burn, work up a sweat, then cool off in the pure river water. Experience the energy and excitement and enjoy!

    Canyoneering
    Arenal
    86USD per person
    Hold on tight and get ready to rappel down the face of rushing waterfalls. Fear and fun collide in the rainforest as you throw caution to the monkeys and launch yourself into nature. Get soaked and feel completely alive. Trek through rivers, wobble across a hanging bridge and keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and wildlife. Let the action begin!

    Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour)
    Arenal
    59USD per person
    Grab a long wide board and show those surfer dudes how it's done without waves on Lake Arenal with the volcano looming above. Tour picks up from the hotel and includes a tour of the west-end of the Lake while you're getting the hang of the paddle board. Enjoy the amazing view, with chances to spot wild birds like Great Blue Herons or even Howler Monkeys. Learn more about the area while exploring the lake and snack on some tropical fruit before heading back to the hotel. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 La Fortuna

    Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures and amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area.

    Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.

    Free Time
    La Fortuna Full Day
    Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area.

    Optional Activities
    Whitewater Rafting

    Arenal
    Pull on your bathing suit and water shoes, don a helmet and prepare to get wet and wild. Guided by expert leaders, paddle through Class II-IV rapids as you raft past spectacular scenery. Feel the burn, work up a sweat, then cool off in the pure river water. Experience the energy and excitement and enjoy!

    Canyoneering
    Hold on tight and get ready to rappel down the face of rushing waterfalls. Fear and fun collide in the rainforest as you throw caution to the monkeys and launch yourself into nature. Strapped securely in your harness, descend deep into the canyon, get soaked and feel completely alive. Trek through rivers, wobble across a hanging bridge and keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and wildlife. Let the action begin!

    Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour)
    Arenal
    59USD per person
    Grab a long wide board and show those surfer dudes how it's done without waves on Lake Arenal with the volcano looming above. Tour picks up from the hotel and includes a tour of the west-end of the Lake while you're getting the hang of the paddle board. Enjoy the amazing view, with chances to spot wild birds like Great Blue Herons or even Howler Monkeys. Learn more about the area while exploring the lake and snack on some tropical fruit before heading back to the hotel. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 La Fortuna/Monte Verde

    Tour a sugar cane and coffee plantation with a tasty local lunch on the way to the cloud forest.

    Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest.

    En route, stop to learn more about sugar cane processing, coffee production and other aspects of local agriculture. Tantalize your taste buds with a traditional Costa Rican lunch.

    Spend time enjoying nature lover's paradise.

    Private Vehicle
    La Fortuna - Laguna de Arenal 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Boat
    Laguna de Arenal 45m
    Climb aboard and get your float on.

    Private Vehicle
    Laguna de Arenal - Monte Verde 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    El Trapiche Tour
    Monte Verde
    Step back in time into El Trapiche (the sugar mill), home of three generations of Costa Rican farmers. Explore plantations of sugar cane, coffee, bananas and cacao. Start with a walk through the farm, learn about coffee and cocoa harvesting processes, ride a Costa Rican ox cart, and finally make artisanal sugar cande candy and liquor. Finish the tour with a fragrant cup of coffee made from beans grown right here on the farm!

    Free Time
    Monte Verde Evening
    Opt for a night hike in the area. (Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Monte Verde

    Enjoy a guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills or drive ATVs off-road.

    Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
    Monte VerdeMorning
    Pull on your poncho and boots and head into the cloud-covered forest, past over-sized ferns and exotic orchids. Harness your inner Tarzan and Jane as you imagine swinging from the forest's giant vines, trudge along 12km (7 mi) of trails, watch for wildlife and trek to the top of the observation tower. Be sure to stop and listen too. Hear the haunting call of the bellbird and perhaps catch sight of the brilliant green and red resplendent quetzal. Feel good about protecting the preserve and sustaining the quality of local schools through payment of your park fees.

    Free Time
    Monte Verde Afternoon
    Spend free time in Monteverde exploring the cloud forest or visiting nearby attractions.

    Optional Activities
    Ziplining

    Monte Verde3h-4h
    45USD per person
    Buckle up your harness, don your helmet and prepare to launch. Glide along cables suspended high above the cloud forest canopy. Dare to let go and reach top speeds as you zip past stunning scenery. Forget your fear as you spot a toucan or exotic orchid in this adrenaline-filled experience.

    Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit
    Monte Verde
    12USD per person
    Get close to butterflies, bump into giant bugs and make friends with hairy eight-legged spiders in this collection of gardens nestled in the mountains of Monteverde. Observe caterpillars, take prize-worthy photos of the iridescent blue morpho butterfly and check out the leaf-cutter ant colony. The nature centre is home to 30 species of butterfly, a whole bunch of insects, as well as white-faced monkeys, coatis, motmots and more.

    Monteverde Horseback Riding
    Monte Verde 2h30m-3h
    25-45USD per person
    Enjoy Monteverde's breath-giving wilderness by horseback. Spot toucans, bellbirds and parrots as you ride private mountain trails through primary and secondary forest. Meet monkeys, see sloths, and possibly glimpse the Gulf of Nicoya through the clouds. Take photos, inhale the pure air and let your horse lead you on this memorable meander in misty Monteverde.

    Monteverde Hanging Bridges
    Monte Verde
    Get up high and personal to see the tree tops of Monteverde's Cloud Forest from a bird's eye view. Cross a series of hanging bridges to discover what biologists once needed ropes and pulleys to glimpse - a lush, green vista accented by bromeliads, vines, and orchids. Wonder at this wet canopy, home to 90% of all the organisms in the forest, including thousands of species of birds, small animals, amphibians and insects. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Monte Verde/Quepos

    Travel to Quepos, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. Opt to visit the park or relax on the beach in this fun surf town. Enjoy a night out and learn how to salsa. Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, boogie board, surf or take a sailing trip.

    Private Van
    Monte Verde - Quepos 5h 220km
    Stretch out, unwind, and check your messages aboard our private, wi-fi-equipped ride.

    Free Time
    Quepos Afternoon
    Enjoy free time to play in the waves, explore Manuel Antonio National Park, or dance the night away.

    Optional Activities
    Surfing

    Manuel Antonio National Park 1h-5h
    8-55USD per person
    Slather on the sunscreen, strap on a leash, pull on a rash guard and get ready to hit the waves. Experience the surf at the beaches near Quepos and Manuel Antonio with their left, right and well-shaped beach breaks. Take a lesson, learn tips and techniques, then hang ten like a local.

    Manuel Antonio National Park Visit
    Manuel Antonio
    16USD per person
    Pack your sunscreen, snack and beach shoes and prepare for a great day in Costa Rica's smallest yet stunning national park. Manual Antonio offers four white sand beaches, separated by jagged rock outcrops and tidal pools. Swim, snorkel, surf and sunbathe. Then head to the shade of the nearby hiking trails to search for sloths, monkeys, and armadillos. Climb to the lookout to capture views of the pristine Pacific Ocean and the area's off-shore islands.

    Kayaking
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    65USD per person
    Choose to kayak the calm waters of the mangroves or paddle the waves of the Pacific. In the Damas Island estuary, the ocean meets fresh water rivers and creates a protected home for birds, snakes, crocodiles and white face monkeys. For the more adventurous, opt for an open-seat ocean kayak and paddle along the shoreline and nearby islands, keeping an eye out for frigates and boobies and jumping fish.

    Fishing
    Quepos
    Cast a line and (depending on the season) hope to hook a marlin, sailfish, tuna or dorado (mahi mahi). Fishing in Quepos, north of Manuel Antonio, is Costa Rica's most popular spot for blue water sport fishing.

    Boogie Boarding
    Manuel Antonio National Park 1h-3h
    8USD per person
    Throw on your bathing suit and head to beaches within Manuel Antonio National Park. Rent a boogie board and spend the day bodysurfing the waves. Hang out with the locals and enjoy some saltwater fun in the sun.

    Sailing
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    Slap on some sunscreen and hop aboard as we set sail along the rugged Pacific Coast of Manuel Antonio National Park on a catamaran. Bask in the beauty of the white sand beaches and small islands that accent the shoreline. Keep watch for dolphins, rays and migrating whales. Hop into the warm water and snorkel with more than 50 species of colourful tropical fish. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Quepos/San Jose

    Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.

    Free Time
    Quepos Full Day
    Spend a free day or exploring Quepos, or head to Manuel Antonio to enjoy a full-day of wildlife spotting or kayaking.

    Optional Activities
    Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike

    Manuel Antonio
    41USD per person
    Pack your sunscreen, camera, hiking shoes and bug repellent and prepare for a great day in Costa Rica's smallest yet biodiverse national park. Manual Antonio offers four white sand beaches, separated by jagged rock outcrops and tidal pools. Head to the shade of the nearby tropical forest in search of sloths, monkeys, armadillos and iguanas. Climb to the lookout to capture views of the pristine Pacific Ocean and the area's off-shore islands. Learn how the wildlife has adapted to their environment and enjoy your exotic experience.

    Sailing
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    Slap on some sunscreen and hop aboard as we set sail along the rugged Pacific Coast of Manuel Antonio National Park on a catamaran. Bask in the beauty of the white sand beaches and small islands that accent the shoreline. Keep watch for dolphins, rays and migrating whales. Hop into the warm water and snorkel with more than 50 species of colourful tropical fish.

    Kayaking
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    65USD per person
    Choose to kayak the calm waters of the mangroves or paddle the waves of the Pacific. In the Damas Island estuary, the ocean meets fresh water rivers and creates a protected home for birds, snakes, crocodiles and white face monkeys. For the more adventurous, opt for an open-seat ocean kayak and paddle along the shoreline and nearby islands, keeping an eye out for frigates and boobies and jumping fish.

    Surfing
    Manuel Antonio National Park 1h-5h
    8-55USD per person
    Slather on the sunscreen, strap on a leash, pull on a rash guard and get ready to hit the waves. Experience the surf at the beaches near Quepos and Manuel Antonio with their left, right and well-shaped beach breaks. Take a lesson, learn tips and techniques, then hang ten like a local. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Quepos/San Jose

    Free Time
    Quepos Morning
    Enjoy the day.

    Private Van
    Quepos - San Jose 4h 190km
    Stretch out, unwind, and check your messages aboard our private, wi-fi-equipped ride. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Depart San Jose

    Depart at any time. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 340-445 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.


  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Costa Rica will not be allowing anyone to enter the country without proof of a departure ticket (bus, airplane, boat, etc.). If you are travelling through a few countries in Central America, you will need to show proof of your itinerary and a departure ticket from your last destination. Please print the itinerary and voucher and bring it with you.

  10. Be prepared for rain and lower temperatures during the winter season (June-November), especially in Costa Rica's central valley.

  11. Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.


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