The Big Ten Explorer
Central America
Countries Visted: Costa Rica
8 days / Trip Code: CRT 104
$1275.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
The Big Ten Explorer program offers 10 adventures for a great price. The tour features Manuel Antonio national park kayaking, a coffee tour, canopy tour and also some horseback riding and crocodile viewing. The Big Ten Explorer is an affordable mix of soft adventures in one program.

This Adventure Includes:
10 Adventures - 8 Days

- Private arrival & departure transfer at the airport
- Shuttle bus transportation in a deluxe A/C motor coach throughout the whole itinerary.
- 3 nights / El Rodeo Country Inn Hotel / Superior room
- 2 nights / Villa Lapas Hotel / Standard room
- 2 nights / Mimos Hotel / Jr. Suite
- All meals as described above (daily breakfast & 3 lunches).
- All 10 tours described above

TEN TOURS:
- Poas Volcano
- Doka Estate Coffee plantation
- Orchid Garden
- Canopy Tour at Villa Lapas
- Sky Way at Villa Lapas
- Jungle Crocodile Safari tour
- Horse back riding tour
- Coastal Kayak tour
- Snorkeling tour
- Manuel Antonio National Park tour
- Services of a local tour operator
- All taxes and service charges

Important Note: Tours order in Manuel Antonio will be subject to tide chart & weather.

This Adventure Does Not Include:
International Airfare and departure taxes
Some meals - Review Itinerary

Service Level:
Three Star Level (The Three Star level features 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation on the itinerary. Daily private guides and great service. Some Eco lodges that are remote may require shared facilities where noted.)

Physical Demand Rating:
2 (Easy)

Departure Info:
Guaranteed Departures - Minimum 2

Additional Trip Notes:


Adventure Type:
Adventure Honeymoon, Budget Adventures, Eco Adventure, Family Explorer

Budget: $1001 ~ $1500

Days: 8

Day 1
(Arrival)
Arrival in San José. A representative from Costa Rican Trails will meet you at the airport and will provide transfer to your hotel located 20 minutes from San Jose downtown.

Overnight at the Hotel El Rodeo Country Inn, Superior room, breakfast included.

Day 2
(Poás Volcano – Doka Cofee Tour– Orchid Garden

We begin our journey driving by the city of Alajuela which is proud to display the monument of our National Hero "Juan Santamaría". We now begin our assent to the Poas National Park.

You will feel a change in temperature and the lush vegetation becomes apparent, preparing us for the pleasures of the exuberant cloud forest of the Poás Volcano.
On a clear day the view of the main crater is admired by all visitors, its diameter is considered one of the widest in the world.

Continue to Doka Estate Coffee Farm, which offers to the visitor an unforgettable experience in a plantation unique for their technology and coffee process.

The tour includes transportation, entrance fees, guide & lunch.

Overnight at the Hotel El Rodeo Country Inn, Superior room, breakfast included.

Day 3
(Villa Lapas – Canopy Tour)
Today you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer to the Central Pacific area where the Villa Lapas Hotel is located.

Afternoon tour where you will fly through the rainforest. Fly over exotic trees and flora and see birds, monkeys and other exotic animals firsthand, Includes: entrance fees, equipment & bilingual guide.

Overnight at the Hotel Villa Lapas, standard room, breakfast included.

Day 4
Jungle Crocodile Safari & Horseback riding)
Jungle Crocodile Safari offers a tour specially designed for adventurers and bird watchers, yet safe for the whole family. The adventure takes place on the Tárcoles River, one of four rivers flowing out into the Nicoya Peninsula, and home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations in the wild with individuals up to fifteen feet long. In addition to the crocodiles, over fifty different kinds of birds can be seen on site, including the very rare scarlet macaw and a great variety of resident and migrant waterfowl. Iguanas and Jesus Cristo lizards are very common as well. After this tour continue the Horseback riding adventure through the jungle where you can see the spectacular flora and fauna in this area.

Includes: RT Transportation, entrance fees, bilingual guide & lunch.

Overnight at the Hotel Villa Lapas, standard room, breakfast included.

Day 5
(Sky Way – Manuel Antonio)
IIn the morning you will enjoy the raw power of the rainforest through our Sky Way walking tour. Of 1.5 miles (2.5 km) in length, this all-ages tour lets you observe a wide array of exotic flora and wildlife firsthand. Make yourself one with the jungle!
Includes: entrance fees & bilingual guide.

After this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park.

Manuel Antonio is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park.

Overnight at the Hotel Mimos, Jr. Suite, breakfast included.

Day 6
(Coastal Kayak – Snorkeling Tour)
Come experience one of Costa Rica’s most striking coastlines by open- seat ocean kayak. Paddle to Biezans Bay for a refreshing swim and delicious local snacks. Feel free to have your bilingual naturalist guide direct you to the best snorkeling spots as you experience threes small but growing, active, and astounding coral reef systems nestled very close to the shore of Biezans. Or just relax and enjoy the tranquility of a private white sand beach. After an unforgettable experience at Biezans, continue kayaking towards Manuel Antonio National Park and wonder at the nearby nesting islands where exotic boobies and frigates call home year round. Finally, a rewarding hot meal in typical restaurant.

Includes: RT Transportation, entrance fees, bilingual guide & lunch.

Overnight at the Hotel Mimos, Jr. Suite, breakfast included.

Day 7
(Manuel Antonio National Park Tour- San José)
After breakfast, Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Have an experienced nature guide take you on an informative hike through the park. Our guides know where you are most likely to encounter sloths, monkeys, etc. they will also provide a great deal of information on the history, flora and fauna during this easy 2 % hours walk. Snacks are offered during the tour, and guest may remain in the park after wards.

Includes: RT Transportation, entrance fees & bilingual guide.

After this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer back to San José.

Overnight at the Hotel El Rodeo Country Inn, Superior room, breakfast included.

Day 8
(Departure)
Transfer back to the International Airport


Pre-Trip Travel Information:
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Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY:

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60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.


Required Deposit Per Person:
$300.00

Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

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