14 Day Costa Rica & Nicaragua

2 San Jose, 1 Tortuguero, 2 Arenal, 1 Monteverde, 3 Granada & 3 Tamarindo
12 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
Special Features
  • Authentic Costa Rican coffee plantation
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • butterfly garden
  • Cano Blanco
  • Arenal Volcano
  • the pristine Lake Arenal
  • Cerro Pelado
  • Viento Fresco Waterfalls
  • Canopy Tour
  • La Casa de los Leones cultural center
  • San Francisco museum
  • the Ceramic museum
  • La Merced church and La Calzada
  • of the famous isletas of Granada
  • Poas Volcano
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Departure from USA

  • Depart on your flight to Juan Santamaría International Airport, San Jose
DAY 2: Arrive in San Jose

  • Arrival at Juan Santamaría International Airport. You will be met at the airport in order to transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel Palma Real.
DAY 3: San Jose / Doka Coffee Tour / Poas Volcano / La Paz Waterfall Gardens

  • This morning after breakfast, you will be picked at your hotel in San Jose for your journey towards the Central Mountain Range where you will visit an authentic Costa Rican coffee plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano. The main objective of the Coffee Tour is to educate and inform the whole production process as well as the processing of coffee, where you can learn about the production, the harvesting, the processing plant and the roasting of the grain. Later, we will start our tour to Poas Volcano. As we ascend towards the Poas Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape. In the Poas Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park. Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Waterfall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog&rsquos exhibit. Back to San José. Overnight at Hotel Palma Real. 
DAY 4: San Jose / Tortuguero National Park

  • We begin our trip early in the morning between 6:00 am from San Jose. You will be traveling with a bilingual naturalist guide on an air conditioned bus. Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant vegetation. On the way we will stop for breakfast at Selva Tropical Restaurant where you can enjoy a butterfly garden with a variety of tropical flowers. After breakfast we will continue our trip to Caño Blanco deck driving by banana plantations. At Caño Blanco, you will board the covered boat to the lodge, passing the Tortuguero canals arriving between 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. In the afternoon you will visit to the Turtle Museum of the C.C.C. (Caribbean Conservation Corporation) and to the colorful Tortuguero town.   You will return to the lodge around 5:30 p.m. Free time to enjoy the pool, the bar service and prepare for your dinner. Dinner service from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and then rest of the night free to enjoy the surroundings, pool and bar.
  • Overnight at Hotel. 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: Tortuguero National Park / Arenal Volcano

  • 6:15 am tour to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast (service between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.). Continue to the northern lowlands of Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna town. Relax in the best hot springs of the área. Overnight at Hotel Arenal Paraíso Resort & Spa. 
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 6: Arenal Volcano Tour

  • AM: The Arenal Hanging Bridges at Mistico Park is a beautiful, environmentally-friendly nature project located near the Arenal Volcano for walking tours. This is considered one of the best nature walks in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. There are trails and bridges that bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, flowers, and the lush vegetation of this primary rainforest. This is the perfect tour for nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica The trails are designed for all ability levels and cover a total of about 2 miles. Once you are on walking along, you will be able to admire the great diversity of flora and fauna typically found in the tropical rain forest and also have the opportunity to see many different birds and plant species for approx 2.5 hrs. Walk right into the forest along several stretches of hanging bridges overlooking the tree canopy along easy, safe and beautiful trails with views of the Arenal Volcano. Appreciate the wildlife as you cross the 15 different bridges, 6 of them are the ones hanging.
  • PM: The Arenal Volcano 1968 Park and other reserves along the border of the National Park are one of the most visited places in all of Central America. The trails in Arenal Volcano1968 Park and other nearby Arenal Reserves are generally not very strenuous perfect for a leisurely and informative hike with one of our professional nature guides. This part of the Arenal Volcano had sections that were devastated by the lava flow of 1968, so some areas have very little vegetation. This guided walk of the1968 Trail provides perfect photo opportunities and magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato. We have chosen the appropriate trail for better wildlife viewing. There are parts of each trail that has forested areas where your nature guide will try to spot birds, monkeys and other animals in their natural habitat.
  • Overnight at Hotel Arenal Paraíso Resort & Spa. 
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 7: Arenal Volcano / Monteverde

  • You will have your breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to Monteverde. We will take you around Arenal Lake with magnificent views of the Volcano. In the way, Viento Fresco waterfall is waiting for you. Admire the strong of the nature and explore five beautiful waterfalls in the middle of the forest surrounded by vegetation and different animals. Enjoy one hour walking in the forest with a nice view to Nicoya Gulf, Cerro San José and Cerro Pelado. Viento Fresco has 5 majestic waterfalls located in a private farm surrounded with different species of flora and fauna of the area. After lunch we will continue our road to Monteverde. Overnight at Hotel Montana Monteverde. 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8: Monteverde / Granada

  • After breakfast have a tour which begins with the following, located in the heart of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Selvatura consist one of the few places in Costa Rica that literarily take you deep within the primary Monteverde Cloud Forest, providing a precious and unique experience we guarantee youll always remember. Get a different perspective of the cloud forest, as you literally fly through it on a ¨Zip Line¨ Canopy Tour Transfer to Granada City.
  • Overnight at Hotel Real La Merced. 
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 9: Granada / Masaya Volcano / Managua

  • Granada known as the oldest colonial city of Mainland America, has survived pirates attacks, civil wars, fires and more in its rich history, since its foundation in 1524. After breakfast, we will start this tour full of history visiting the main Plaza, La Casa de los Leones cultural center, the San Francisco museum and convent, the Ceramic museum, La Merced church and La Calzada. Continue your journey in the city of Managua, where we will present you the culture and history of Nicaragua through museums, parks and historic sites of the capital of the Republic. Then we will travel to the Masaya Volcano National Park, the first and largest national park in the country to observe the impressive Volcano Masaya and visit its active crater. We will visit the famous Masaya craft market.
  • Overnight at Hotel Real La Merced. 
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 10: Zopango Island Tour

  • After breakfast, You will start the tour by being transferred to the harbor, where youll take the boat for a ride around some of the famous isletas og Granada. Keep in mind that there are 365 isletas that originated from the eruption of Mombacho Volcano. During the ride, dont miss the opportunity to delight yourself with the flora and fauna and tranquil lifestyle of Lake Nicaragua. You may also have the chance to see monkeys in some of the islets. Youll then arrive at the private island of Zopango, situated in front of Mombacho Volcano. Here you can take a swim, explore the island, birdwatch or relax in a hammock, all while you let the views of Mombacho Volcano take your breath away. Enjoy a delicious lunch of local freshly cooked fish in front of you on the barbeque, before heading back to the harbor and your return to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel Real La Merced. 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11: Granada / Pacific Coast

  • After breakfast, transfer to Pacific Coast in Costa Rica. Overnight at Hotel Pasatiempo. 
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 12: Pacific Coast, Free Day

  • After breakfast, have a free Day. Overnight at Hotel Pasatiempo. 
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 13: Pacific Coast, Free Day

  • After breakfast, have a Free Day. Overnight at Hotel Pasatiempo. 
  • Mea: Breakfast
DAY 14: Departure, San Jose to home USA

  • After breakfast, transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport. Back home to USA
  • Meal: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • This tour for groups only minimum 15 passengers. For inquiries and reservation, please email us at res2@right-travel.com or call us at 973-636-6660 Ext 201
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Optional Activities
  • Tortuguero National Park Entrance Fee ($17 per person)
  • Arrival and Departure Taxes
  • Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.)

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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