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Costa Rica Culture Vacation

San Jose - Sarapiqui - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio
Starting at
$1,497
Cost per person (LOW SEASON)

Departure place

San Jose International Airport

Departure time

Any day of the year!

Trip Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Private services

4

Highlights

  • Visit several cultural sites on this 10 day trip
  • Sarchi oxcart factory
  • Coffee, Pineapple and Cocoa plantation tours
  • Great convination of culture and nature
  • Manuel Antonio white sand beaches
  • Poas Volcano
  • Arenal Volcano; must visit destination
  • Amazing pre-columbian tour
  • Relax in Baldi Hot Springs
  • San Jose City tour, visiting the most important landmarks
  • Your Costa Rica Culture vacation includes ALL accommodations

Arrival to San Jose Intl Airport, city tour and private transfer to hotel

A Go Tours representative will meet you and greet you at the gate of the Airport, to proceed with your San Jose city tour & private transfer to Presidente Hotel. On our San Jose city tour you will discover the richness of the Costa Rican culture, its parks, theaters and the main historic landmarks. After your city tour, check in at Presidente Hotel (accommodation in a standard room with breakfast included, WI-FI, hair dryer, A/C, 32” LCD TV with cable, mini bar and room service). Presidente Hotel is in the heart of Downtown San Jose.

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Poas Volcano, Doka Estate coffee tour, Grecia & Sarchi towns

This tour takes us across coffee plantations to the impresive Poas Volcano. On route we will see the the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the popular Mango Park. Once at the volcano, we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its fumaroles. Next, enjoy lunch at Doka Estate and learn about Costa Rican coffee. Our third stop is the town of Grecia, home to the only Metal Church in Central America. Our last stop along the way is the town of Sarchi, known as the cradle of Costa Rican artisans and famous for its typical oxcarts.

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Private transfer to Sarapiqui; Pineapple tour & cocoa plantation tour

On this day you will visit Finca Corsicana, the only pineapple farm in the world producing certified organic golden pineapple on a large scale. On this pineapple tour you will learn the art of producing pineapple in harmony with nature. Afterwards, participate in the famous Tirimbina cocoa plantation tour, where you will learn the whole process of making chocolate from the cocoa fruit to the end product we know today (the harvest, fermentation, drying, roasting, etc.) as well as the history of chocolate and its different uses. After your pineapple and cocoa plantations tour, check in at Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge (accommodation in a deluxe room with breakfast included; private bathroom, safety box and terrace). Also, the lodge features swimming pool, restaurant and Indigenous Archeological Park.

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Rainforest walk; Indigenous tour & private transfer to Arenal

Today you will enjoy one of the most beautiful rainforest walks in the country at Tirimbina, where several different forms of wildlife are normally spotted. Afterwards, learn about the native people of Costa Rica, their traditions, religion, food and many other interesting aspects as you take a tour at the “Alma ata” archeological site, the first archeological site of its kind in Costa Rica. After your indigenous tour, your own private driver will take you to the Arenal Volcano region, where you will check in at the Magic Mountain Hotel (Accommodation in a standard room with breakfast included, A/C, private bath with hot shower, phone, fridge, cable TV, safety box, coffee maker, hair dryer and WI-FI). Magic Mountain’s scenic location provides visitors with a stunning view of the colossal Arenal Volcano.

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Cultural tour & visit to Baldi Hot Springs

Begin your cultural tour with a visit to a sugar cane mill; learn how to make tortillas, home made sour cream, cheese and coffee. Ride a tractor through the real Costa Rica country side and learn about different plantations. At the end of your tour, visit the local school, where the students will perform traditional dances. After your Arenal cultural tour, you will visit one of the best hot springs locations in all Costa Rica: Baldi Hot Springs. At Baldi Hot Springs you can enjoy of the beautiful tropical gardens as well as take a dip in the different temperature pools.

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Free day to relax at the Arenal Volcano area

This day is yours to spend it however you prefer. You can opt to take one of the tours offered in the area; or simply relax and enjoy of the beautiful Arenal Volcano area and the amenities offered by Magic Mountain Hotel.

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Private transfer to Manuel Antonio Beach

Your private driver will take you to Manuel Antonio Beach, close to its National Park which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, hosting the best white sand beaches along with a large biodiversity of plants & wildlife. Upon arrival to Manuel Antonio, check in at Playa Espadilla Hotel (standard room including breakfast; A/C, hot water shower, hair dryer, safe-deposit box, cable TV, coffee maker, telephone & Wi-Fi). Playa Espadilla Hotel has a privileged location, only 100 yards from the beach and approx. 200 yards from the Park.

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Manuel Antonio National Park tour

Explore the rainforest and the beautiful white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park on this tour full of nature and sun. You will hike through the National Park where many animals could normally be observed, such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, colorful birds, among others.

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Free day to enjoy the beach

This day is yours to spend it however you prefer. You can opt to take one of the tours offered in the area; or simply relax and enjoy of the beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach and the amenities offered by Playa Espadilla Hotel.

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Good bye Costa Rica

Your own private transportation will take you to San Jose International Airport for your flight back home.

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Inclusions

  • Private transfer from San Jose Intl Airport to Presidente Hotel.
  • 2 nights lodging at Presidente Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • San Jose city tour; including transportation and bilingual guide.
  • Poas Volcano, Doka Estate coffee tour, Grecia & Sarchi towns; including transportation, bilingual guide, Poas Volcano National Park entrance fee, Doka Estate Coffee Farm entrance fee, lunch, tour to Grecia and Sarchi towns.
  • Private transfer from San Jose to Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge in the Sarapiqui area.
  • 1 night lodging at Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Pineapple & cocoa plantation tour; including bilingual guide, entrance fees to pineapple and cocoa farm tour with pineapple and chocolate degustation.
  • Tirimbina rainforest walk including bilingual guide and entrance fee to Tirimbina rainforest Center.
  • Indigenous tour; including bilingual guide, entrance fees to archeological park and botanical gardens.
  • Private transfer from Sarapiqui to Magic Mountain Hotel in Arenal Volcano area.
  • 3 nights lodging at Magic Mountain Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Cultural tour; including transportation, bilingual guide, lunch, traditional tortilla class with coffee break and our famous homemade liquor, sugar cane mill juice, fruits, snack, visit to the local middle school and children performed dances in traditional dress, visit a local farmer to see different plantations and truck ride.
  • Visit to Baldi Hot Springs; including one way transportation to the hot springs and entrance fee (transportation back to the hotel after your visit to the hot springs not included; this way we don't limit the amount of time you'd like to stay).
  • Private transfer from Arenal to Playa Espadilla Hotel in Manuel Antonio Beach.
  • 3 nights lodging at Playa Espadilla Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park tour; including transportation, bilingual guides, Manuel Antonio National Park entrance fee, snacks and drinks.
  • Private transfer to San Jose International Airport.
  • All law taxes.

Special Notes

*This itinerary is based on 2 people traveling together and sharing hotel rooms at every location.

*Rates are subject to change without notice, based on any new tax regulations by the government.

Additional Information

*Our Costa Rica Culture package can be modified in any way to meet your needs and budget. Your accommodations can be changed to different hotels, or upgraded at the listed hotels. Also, the tours and activities can be changed, removed or added as well as adding more days to your adventure. Please contact us and we will be happy to tailor your vacation.

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