This is a 10 day trip through Costa Rica in a comfortable way, without wasting time on long hours transfers and with the opportunity to enjoy Costa Rica from a bird's eye view. On this trip we visited the Tortuguero canals, the Arenal Volcano area, the Celeste River, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. All these excursions accompanied by your private guide, and with enough time to know and enjoy each destination, each place and each National Park. As for accommodation we have opted for a good mix of 3 and 4 star hotels following our philosophy based on the quality – price ratio. The chosen hotels are located in strategic places in order to live the experience of each destination more intensely. So we found the Tortuguero Beach in the center of the town of Tortuguero. The best way to know the Caribbean and go beyond a simple route through the canals. This establishment offers you the opportunity to walk through Tortuguero and meet its people.
In the Arenal we leave you at the Observatory Lodge because the feeling of having the volcano very close is indescribable. To finish this holiday we have chosen the beach of Manuel Antonio and here you can stay at the Karahé hotel so that after the tours and visits you can move and enjoy Manuel Antonio on your way. In any case, this is our choice, totally modifiable to your tastes and needs.
A 10-day route that, as they say, is so tuanis!
Comfortable trip with domestic flights
Hotels with a strategic location
The best of Tortuguero, Arenal and Manuel Antonio National Parks
DAY 1. ARRIVAL AT SAN JOSE
DAY 2. SAN JOSE - TORTUGUERO
DAY 3. TORTUGUERO
DAY 4. TORTUGUERO - ARENAL
DAY 5. ARENAL - RIO CELESTE - ARENAL
DAY 6. ARENAL - MONTEVERDE
DAY 7. MONTEVERDE
DAY 8. MONTEVERDE - MANUEL ANTONIO
DAY 9. MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
DAY 10. TRANSFER TO SAN JOSE
We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
$ 1.865 per person Private Trip for 2 people
We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
DAY 1. ARRIVAL AT THE CAPITAL OF COSTA RICA. SAN JOSE
Arrival at the Juan Santa María airport in San Jose and reception by a person of our team and transfer to the hotel by the hand of the same establishment that is 10 minutes or less from the airport. Night at the Hampton Inn Suites 4****
DAY 2. SAN JOSE - FLIGHT TO TORTUGUERO (Breakfast)
We transfer you (transfer planned by the same hotel) to the domestic terminal so you can take the flight to Tortuguero. Flight to Tortuguero at 12:30pm, arrival at 1:00pm Our Tortuguero Beach's partners are waiting for you to go to the hotel. Check in and our guide will visit your hotel to stay for the turtles nesting. The most favorable months are usually: July, August, September and all October. Night at the Tortuguero Beach
DAY 3. VISIT THROUGH TORTUGUERO CANALS (Breakfast)
You will find our guide to start the tour. It will be about two and a half hours touring the Tortuguero National Park channels. Something unique that you will enjoy with a specialist guide. Return to the hotel. Night at the Tortuguero Beach
DAY 4. FLIGHT FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA FORTUNA - ARENAL (Breakfast)
Your flight leaves at 12:45pm, arrival at La Fortuna for 1:10pm. Our driver in the Arenal will look for you to transfer to the hotel and on the road you will make a stop to take a bath in La Fortuna waterfalls. Arenal Observatory Lodge 4**** // El Secreto de La Fortuna 3***
DAY 5. TENORIO VOLCANO AND RIO CELESTE (Breakfast and lunch)
Today we take you to tour the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Its bright colors, its charm, its waterfall ... all in a forest very well preserved from the impact of the human being. It will be two hours by car until you reach the Tenorio National Park and where the car will park to start walking along the entrance path. This path goes towards the Rio Celeste’s cascade, continuing with the path we arrive at the La Laguna Azul, the borbollones and the teñideros, site where two rivers mix to form the alchemy that produces this so special color of the celestial river. (It is about a walk of two and a half hours). If the weather allows it, you can see the Tenorio volcano from the viewpoint. Arenal Observatory Lodge 4****// Hotel Secreto de La Fortuna 3***
DAY 6. TRANSFER TO MONTEVERDE (Breakfast)
At 8:00am the Jeep Boat Jeep partners will pick you up at your hotel for the transfer to the shores of the lake. Here you embark on a boat, about 45 minutes. After the boat the Jeep Boat Jeep company bus awaits you for the hour and a half transfer to Monteverde. There will be a stop on the road. Arrival scheduled to Monteverde for 12:00pm. Los Pinos Monteverde
DAY 7. BRIDGES AND HORSES IN MONTEVERDE (lunch)
At 8:00am in the morning we will take you to Selvatura Park where you can first enjoy a walk (not guided) by the bridges and ending with a Canopy adventure and see Monteverde from a bird's eye view. (Canopy is optional) After this adventure we take you to a typical soda for lunch and in the afternoon you can enjoy a beautiful horseback tour visiting the best landscapes of Monteverde. Los Pinos Monteverde
DAY 8. TRANSFER TO MANUEL ANTONIO (BREAKFAST)
We leave you in the morning to get to Manuel Antonio to enjoy the place. 4h transfer. El Faro Beach Hotel 4**** // Plaza Yara Hotel 3***
DAY 9. DISCOVERING MANUEL ANTONIO (Breakfast and light lunch)
First thing in the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to start the walk along The National Park. It is about a two-hour walk and ends at the beach.
Our guide will bring some sandwiches and some fruit to fill the stomach. You can not bring food to the park and it is the most we can enter. We let you enjoy the beach and for the return it is better to take a taxi, so you will be free to return to the hotel whenever you want. El Faro Beach Hotel 4**** // Plaza Yara Hotel 3***
DAY 10. FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO SAN JOSE (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we wait for you to move to San Jose. Transfer to the airport to take the international flight.
This is a very quiet tour for those who only have a few days and want to visit the most outstanding places in Costa Rica. We have three flights that make the trip lighter, avoiding long hours of car transfers.
As for the hotels, we offer a good combination to enjoy each destination the most. We can say that the hotel in Tortuguero is basic and without air conditioning but their location and price make the trip is equipped to comply with the premises of Quality - Price.
In the Arenal you will be lodged in the Arenal Observatory Lodge, in our opinion the hotel offers the best views of the volcano. In Manuel Antonio we have booked you a resort that is almost in the same beach of the National Park.
In the excursions you will have expert and certified guides for each destination or area. All transfers are in private.
11 days visiting Tortuguero, Rincon de la Vieja and the most beautiful Guanacaste beaches. We offer you a trip into the lively and green nature of Costa Rica in a quiet route, but with the best excursions and last days of beach.
We present you a trip plenty of life that will show you more than the abundant nature of Costa Rica. Besides green paradises like Tortuguero, Monteverde or Manuel Antonio, you can also enjoy the people of Costa Rica. All those who make this country special.
At Rutas Costa Rica, we try to include the best quality-price ratio to accommodate your trip and budget. Not only do we appreciate the proximity of the hotel as well as the flexibility and kindness of their staff, but also that the establishment can be a part of the total trip experience, either by the privileged location or by the particularity of your hosts.
On the other hand, private trips allow us to personalize our tours and choose our own routes. Because of this, we are not bound to fixed schedules so we can adjust them according to the preferences of each traveler.
Traveling in Costa Rica usually takes time as not all roads are asphalted and their maximum allowed speed is usually 80 km/h. From San Jose to Tortuguero, the trip can take about 5-6 hours between car and boat and the same amount of time is needed to go from Tortuguero to La Fortuna. The same is the case with traveling from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Limon in the Caribbean area of Costa Rica. It usually takes 4-5 hours if we are lucky and don’t find any accident or other problem on the road. We keep such factors in mind in order to make the most of the days and reduce the traveling time as much as possible. Sometimes, we use domestic flights as well as other private transport that allow us to organize the trip and stops just the way we want it.
When there is no choice than to spend a few more hours on the road, we try to make that time pass in the utmost comfort and privacy we can provide. For such journeys, we recommend that you be patient and don’t stop looking through the window as the magnificent green views of the Tico’s landscape might surprise you.
The relationship created with the guide in a private trip is much stronger and enriching than the guide in a group tour. In most of our trips, you will cross national parks, volcanoes, and rivers together with your guide, an expert eco-guide who will tell you many stories about the country.
Our trips include tickets to national parks as well as domestic flights with allowed luggage and international travel insurance.
We are absolutely sure that there is always a possibility to explore a country in another way, even if it is as popular and well-known as Costa Rica. To plan yours, you will need to tell us about your preferences, ideas, and your budget. We will adapt to these factors and design a personalized trip to Costa Rica that you will never forget. You will return home with the unforgettable memories of traveling the beautiful land of the Ticos and your stay there.
This is a small country but with great travel offers. Just thinking about crossing interminable nature trails and forests where sometimes you are surprised by the white noise of waterfalls and water splashes.
There are two climatic zones in the country, first, we have the central valley area that along with the Pacific watershed have defined a rainy season between May and November and a dry season between December and April.
Our trips are private, this allows us to customize the tours and get out of the established routes. That way we are not subject to any specific schedule and we can adjust to the preferences of each traveler.
Costa Rica is a country that stands out for offering activities related to nature and wildlife, but a trip would not be complete without the possibility of interacting with their people. In Rutas we have excursions that introduce the traveler into the most traditional Costa Rica.