Costa Rica Quest - 9 days

Where you'll be going.............

Day 1 - San Jose

  • There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
  • Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
  • Autentico Hotel

Day 2 - San Jose/La Fortuna

  • Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to the Arenal region and take advantage of a free afternoon and a full free day tomorrow to experience the adventure activities and natural wonders of the area. Enjoy an included relaxing soak in the local hot springs.
    La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoning.
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour
    Find out where your cup of java comes from. Visit the Mi Cafecito coffee cooperative in San Miguel de Sarapiqui, see shade-grown coffee plants, learn about everything from harvesting, to husking, drying, and roasting the beans before enjoying the best part – a fresh cup! Enjoy a typical lunch of plantains, beans, and freshly caught tilapia fish. Feel good about all this eating and drinking knowing that you are supporting a G Adventures for Good project that helps 200 farmers and their families
  • Your Wellness Moment: Hot Springs
    Relax in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano immersed in therapeutic waters heated by the 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.
  • Hotel Eco Arenal

Day 3 - La Fortuna

  • Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.
    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.
  • Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area.
  • optional activity add-on's are available. 
  • Hotel Eco Arenal

Day 4 - La Fortuna/ Monteverde

  • Travel by bus and boat through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into the cloud forest. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.
    Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest.Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover's paradise.
  • Shared Van
    La Fortuna – Laguna de Arenal 30m - Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.
  • Boat
    Laguna de Arenal - 45m - Climb aboard and get your float on.
  • Shared Van
    Arenal – Monteverde - 2h - Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.
  • Guided Cloud Forest Night Walk
    Join a naturalist guide for a 1.5-2 hour tour in the cloud forest after dark. Learn more about the habits of the area's nocturnal wildlife including mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, and keep your eyes and ears open on this slow-paced walk. You never know what you might see – it depends on the day and your luck!
  • Hotel Historias Lodge

Day 5 - Monteverde

  • Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, walk across suspended bridges through the forest canopy, or go horseback riding in the hills.
  • Spend free time in Monteverde exploring the cloud forest or visiting nearby attractions.
  • Additional activity add-on's are available 
  • Hotel Historias Lodge

Day 6 - Monteverde/ 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 perhaps 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, surf or take a sailing trip.
  • Enjoy free time to play in the waves, explore Manuel Antonio National Park, or dance the night away.
  • Additional activity add-on's are available 
  • Hotel Le Priss

Day 7 - Quepos

  • 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.
    Pre-book the Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
  • Spend a free day of exploring Quepos, or head to Manuel Antonio to enjoy a full-day of wildlife spotting or kayaking.
  • Additional activity add-on's are available 
  • Hotel Le Priss

Day 8 - Quepos/San Jose

  • Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey by bus back to the capital.
  • Free Time - Quepos - Enjoy a final morning at the beach. Do as much or as little as you'd like.
  • Local Bus -Quepos – San José - 4h - 190km - Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
  • Autentico Hotel

Day 9 - San Jose

  • It's your last day of this amazing tour, you can leave at any time, enjoy your day and we hope to see you again soon!

What's Included...........

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Wellness Moment: Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano
  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
  • Your Discover Moment: Quepos. Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 1 Lunch

Add-on's

  • Whitewater Rafting (61-86USD per person)
  • Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour) (65USD per person)
  • Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning (90USD per person)
  • Hanging Bridges (66USD per person)
  • Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping (125USD per person)
  • Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle
  • La Fortuna Waterfall Swim (15USD per person)
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit (15USD per person)
  • Ziplining (50USD per person)
  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour (35USD per person)
  • Hanging Bridges Monteverde (35USD per person)
  • Monteverde Horseback Riding (45USD per person)
  • El Trapiche Tour Monteverde (33USD per person)
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking (69USD per person)
  • Surfing (55-75USD per person)
  • Quepos- Fishing
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Visit (16USD per person)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike (45USD per person)
  • Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour
  • Whitewater Rafting Manuel Antonio (75-98USD per person)
 

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