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Costa Rica Vacation 10 Days

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  • Stay in beautiful, quiet lodge hotels surrounded by nature
  • Beaches, nature and adventure
  • Turtle hatching and active volcanoes
  • A varied Costa Rica vacation suitable for families

10 Days  US$1,795

Day 1: Arrival at San Jose, Costa Rica.

On arrival in San Jose, we will pick you up and take you to a quiet hotel located just outside the city center. In the flower filled gardens it is easy to spot hummingbirds, there are also full sports facilities. A great place to relax after your international flight.

Day 2: Tour to Poás Volcano

We take you on a full day guided tour to Poas Volcano. Poas is one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Cosat Rica. The fumaroles create piles of smoke from one turquoise crater lake. The other Botas Lake is surrounded by beautiful cloud forest. On this trip you will aslo visit a coffee plantation, the handicraft centre of Sarchi and the pretty village of Gracia. Return to your hotel outside of San Jose.

Day 3: Tortuguero

An early start for your transfer from San Jose to the canals of Tortuguero National Park, by coach and motor-boat via banana plantations and lush forests. This afternoon wildlife excursions with your lodge around Tortuguero. This evening if you are lucky you will have the opportunity to witness the Green sea turtles nesting on the beach (between July-Sept only) Stay in a beautiful lodge with extensive gardens fronting the canals.

Day 4: Tortuguero National Park

We take you on a tour through the canals of Tortuguero and, in season, enjoy a night visit to see turtle hatching along the beach. Tortuguero National Park is a place of narrow canals through thick forest, fronted by beaches and the nesting ground of Altlantic Sea Turtles. Only acessible by boat and air, the area is full of wildlife and on a tour through the canals you are likely to see three species of monkeys, sloths, seven species of river turtle, Spectacled Caiman and River Otters.

Day 05: Sarapiquí.

Stay in your Saprapiqui Eco-lodge, a short walk away from the excellent wildlife watching at Tirimbima Biological Reserve, and Siripiqui River Rafting. This area is a center of scientific investigation because of the prevalence of endangered species such as the Great Green Macaw.

Day 6: Arenal Volcano

Travel to Arenal National Park; home to 16 protected reserves, the smoking Arenal Volcano and abundant wildlife. Your hotel has its own hot springs and gardens. Arenal Volcano has been constantly active since it woke up after 400 years. One of the world's most active volcanoes, Arenal produces huge ash columns, explosions and glowing red lava almost every day, bt night time is when you can see the most spectacular vies of fiery lava.

Day 7: Arenal Optional Tours

There are plenty of activities in the Arenal area, so take your pick of activity such as a hike in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Tour To the Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Resort Hot Springs, Sport Fishing in the Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcano Hike Tour, Mountain Biking, Venado Caves Tour or horseback riding to Arenal Volcano

Day 8: Manuel Antonio Beaches

Green forest descending to beautiful white sandy beaches makes Manuel Antonio the perfect beach getaway. Travel to the small town of Quepos on the edge of the National Parkand stay in a garden villa on the edge of town.

Day 9: Manuel Antonio National Park

This beautiful park features mangroves, a lagoon, beautiful beaches and winding parks. Explore the park and its trails amongst monkeys, sloths and tropical birds; or spend the day relaxing on the beach.

Day 10: Fly home

This morning we will take you back to San Jose for your flight home.

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First, we had a wonderful time and the trip was fun and interesting. We managed not to get sick and did not have any altitude

Alan and Judy, Peru & Ecuador

Hi Max, I can't tell you pleased we were with what you arranged for us. We, I had a great time and the fact that

Dave, Peru & Galapagos

Hey Donovan - the overall trip exceeded our expectations.  We would definitely recommend the trip, even though it was a bit expensive for our friends,

Brian S, Peru & Galapagos

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The Dietrichs, Ecuador & Galapagos

Max,Just wanted to touch base and you let know how great our trip went.  Other than AA losing Jill’s bag (which caused a bit of

Darin, Peru & Galapagos

Hi Donovan the trip through Costa Rica was fabulous. Once again you did an outstanding job giving us a trip to remember. Our guide, Charlie

Linda, Costa Rica

We had the best time ever, just an exceedingly wonderful whirlwind tour of Peru and the Galapagos. Your tour guides were so careful and aware

Jane and Sue, Peru

I had contracted with Ideal South America (ISA), after checking with eleven other travel agencies.  If you plan on a trip to South America I

Col. Ed Scholl, Peru

Max, The trip was fantastic and you put together a very nice itinerary.  The guides were very knowledgeable and the lodging was great, the flights

Ralstons & Pruesses, Peru

As promised, a while back, I am sending you some pictures from our trip to Peru. As I mentioned previously, we had an amazing time!

Peru, Eid-Heberle Family

I wanted to take a moment and thank you and your staff for planning and delivering an incredible trip! Alyssa and I had an amazing

Jake and Alyssa

We are back we had a great time. Thanks for your careful planning. The Andes were spectacular, the yacht was terrific … the Galapagos amazing.

Schreibers, Florida

"We had a wonderful time on our trip. Everything went really smoothly and we enjoyed all of our excursions. It was the trip of a

Ralston Family, California

Our trip was wonderful! Everything was well organized, hotels were great, and the weather was close to perfect.

Lewis Family, Pennsylvania

Jan 2013

...the places we saw exceeded our expectations. Machu Picchu is way better than the pictures show. The Galapagos trip is also great. I guess the

Sonny & Amanda Punzalan, California

Dec 2012

The trip to Ecuador and Peru were great! We felt that all of the guides, drivers, and transfers were excellent. Everything went well

Sue Clark & Family, Washington

Peru & Ecuador, Dec 2012

We had the best time and wanted to let you know that every hotel, transfer, guide, connection, tour, mode of transportation, and cruise were perfect.

Mark Stout & Family, Pennsylvania

Machu Picchu & Galapagos, Dec 2012

Thanks for the ideal trip. Everything worked out perfectly. Loved having somebody with name card at every airport to pick us up and give

Bruce Thaler, Philadelphia

Machu Picchu & Galapagos, November 2012

It was marvelous and the trip of a lifetime. If I searched for a fault in the trip I could not find one to complain

Howard Silberstein, Miami

Galapagos & Ecuador, November 2012

Thank you guys for planning our Galapagos and Machu Picchu trip. We had a great time! The transfers were punctual, and the guides

Yau Ru Chen, Los Angeles

Machu Picchu Galapagos, October 2012

Thanks for arranging such an awesome trip for the Whiteside family when in Peru this week. The guides were absolutely superb

Janet Whiteside, Florida

Peru, July 2012

The experience from beginning to end was excellent. The combination of Sacred Valley, Iguazu ending in Rio is great

Paul Jones

Machu Picchu, Iguazu & Rio, March 2012

We just returned from our South American trip with fond memories and no hitches. Thanks to your planning and foresight.

Victor Limlingan, Travel Agent – The Philippines

Ecuador, Galapagos & Panama, June 2012

...we were so pleased with your services and will be booking with you again for our South American travel in the future!

Jennafer Bonello – Washington DC

Peru, June 2012

We had a wonderful trip. everything went well and all the guides were super nice and helpful.

Hamila Atefi – Washington DC

Peru and Galapagos, May 2012

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work planning my trip. It was all appreciated, and provided us with

Chris Leggat – New York

Galapagos & Machu Picchu, June 2012

Just back from one of the most enjoyable and well put together vacation trips we have ever experienced! Thanks for putting it all together for

Rick Velategui – USA

Peru, Galapagos, Oct 2011

The hotels, guides & drivers were first class & we could not have expected anything more than what was delivered. Thank you again

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