Sample Itinerary

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Day One

  • Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city
  • Sightseeing tour, National Theater and museum
  • Visit downtown plazas
  • See historic and cultural monuments
  • Explore the capital’s many parks
  • Check-in to hotel and dinner

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Day Two

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided tour Poas Volcano National Park (no eruption)
  • Hike the volcano crater overlook trail to the lake
  • Hike the famous “Escalonia Trail” through rain forest
  • Visit and tour the Doka Estate Coffee plantation
  • Evening performance and dinner in San Jose


Day Three

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Scenic four hour drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • See rare birds and animals such as jaguars and pumas
  • Cloud Forest is home to 450 species of birds
  • Afternoon performance at Monteverde Rural Church
  • Dinner at the hotel

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Day Four

  • Wake up to a full breakfast at the hotel
  • Travel to and see Selvatura’s Eight Hanging Bridges
  • Take the canopy tour through the treetop walkways
  • Be guided up eighteen platforms and fifteen cables
  • Hang on the Tarzan Swing
  • Return for dinner in San Jose

costa rica crocodile

Day Five

  • Hotel check-out and full breakfast
  • Travel to Manual Antonio
  • Guided boat tour to see mangroves and crocodiles
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Late afternoon performance at Copaza Theatre


Day Six

  • Wake up to a full breakfast
  • Half day tour of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • See flora and fauna of the forest
  • View rare capuchin monkeys and racoons
  • Free afternoon on the beach and in town

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Day Seven

  • Full breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Travel to Sarchi Handicraft Village
  • See painted ox carts
  • Master Pieces of Intangible Heritage by Unesco
  • 200 shops including woodworking
  • Farewell dinner at hotel
  • Performance in San Jose at Los Angeles Basilica

capuchin monkey

Day Eight

  • Wake up to a full breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Depart for home

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