Tour Type : Leisure Tours
San Jose - Arenal - Manuel Antonio - Pacific Coast
Assemble Miami International Airport @ 900AM. American Airlines Flight no 979 Departs Miami @ 1210Pm and arrives in San Jose Airport @ 210PM.
Welcome to Costa Rica and its sizzling volcanoes and steaming hot springs, fabulous national parks with plentiful wildlife viewing, and miles and miles of pristine beaches. Pura Vida! Transfer from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José to your hotel for a two night stay. Welcome briefing.
This morning, you will head through Costa Rica's Central Valley to the Doka Estate, a working coffee plantation for more than 70 years, where you'll be taken "from seed to cup". The tour starts at the seedling station, where the process of planting coffee and the history of the estate is explained. You'll continue to the hydraulic processing plant, declared an Architectural Heritage for Humanity for being the oldest plant of its kind. You'll then see the fermentation process, followed by the drying and packing process. After a stop at the roasting plant, you finally can sample the award-winning brew at the estate's coffee shop, with stunning views of Poás volcano. Lunch at the estate and return to San José.
This morning you will make a San José city tour, including a visit to its magnificent Teatro Nacional, and the outstanding Gold Museum, containing Central America's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold jewelry. After lunch at a typical restaurant, head north to the rugged and varied Arenal Volcano National Park for a two night stay. The area is home to Arenal volcano, once one of the world's most active volcanoes, but now in a peaceful state of slumber, producing only the occasional plume of smoke. Visit the community-based Proyecto Asis, an animal rescue center, for some fascinating insights into animal conservation and some hands-on interaction with the animals. Continue to your hotel.
Head north this morning, through farmland yielding passion fruit, papaya, pineapple and bananas, to the small village of Los Chiles near the Nicaraguan border. Here you'll transfer to a comfortable motor boat in order to explore the channels and lagoons of Caño Negro's rich marshland ecosystem. Offering some of the best birding opportunities in Costa Rica, this wildlife reserve is a habitat for egrets, storks, spoonbills, ibis, anhinga, and cormorants, as well as cougars, tapirs, jaguars, ocelets, sloths, otters and a number of monkey species. Enjoy a typical lunch on the river, before returning to Arenal.
Morning visit to Místico Arenal. Here, a series of trails and bridges form a loop through the primary rainforest of a 250-acre private reserve, providing great animal-watching and volcano viewing. Sixteen fixed and hanging bridges allow you to see the forest at different levels. The longest swaying bridge is 97m long and the highest is 25m above the ground. Continue to Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast, for a relaxing two night stay at the Margaritaville Beach Resort. Lunch en route and dinner at the hotel.
Day at leisure to enjoy the golden sand beach, large swimming pool, and the many facilities of the wonderful Margaritaville Beach Resort.
This morning, head south towards Manuel Antonio, stopping on the way at the Tarcoles River for a boat trip not for the faint-hearted... Hundreds of crocodiles, some reaching three to four meters, live here. It is also one of the few places in Costa Rica to see scarlet macaws in the wild. Continue, for a one night stay, to Manuel Antonio national park, which packs in an assortment of natural attractions, from wildlife sheltered by rainforest to tranquil beaches and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Lunch en route and dinner at the hotel.
Manuel Antonio National Park's lush jungle absolutely brimms with wildlife. Hike along the park's lovely 3 km long trail, and easily spot dangling sloths, squawking toucans and macaws, colourful butterflies and hummingbirds, and playful capuchin, howler, and squirrel monkeys. Make a pit stop at one of the park's picture-perfect beaches. Lunch on the way back to San José. Special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
American Airlines Flight No 1788 Departs San Jose Airport at 3:10 PM and arrives Miami International Airport at 7:20 PM.
Breakfast, and transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José. Hasta pronto!
Feb 24 - Mar 04, 2022
$2499 (Per Person/Double Occupancy)
(B, L, D stands for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
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A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure reservations, which will be applied to the price of the tour. Additional deposits may be required. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payments must be paid to the order of ‘Faith Holidays Inc.” If the final balance is not received on time Faith Holidays reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and cancellation charges may be applied. If you book your travel within 90 days of departure, the full amount must be paid at booking.
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A valid US passport is required for US Citizens. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond completion of travel. Visas may be required and for US Citizens we will furnish the relevant details after receipt of your booking deposit and confirmation of your booking. Non US citizens should consult with appropriate Consulates and Embassies. It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to secure proper documentation prior to joining the tour. It is the responsibility of the Traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the US State Department’s travel website @ www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department. Should the Traveler choose to travel notwithstanding any travel advisory or Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, the traveler is subject to be responsible for all risk of personal injury, death, or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.
Our tours are planned in advance and changes may be unavoidable due to circumstances amounting to “Force Majeure” or similar reasons beyond our control, such as delays in departures on travel booking or closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State Government or Tourist Organizations altering the itinerary, the duration of time spend in a city or even omitting a city or part of the itinerary due to a local situation. In such cases we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the tour, we reserve the right to alter the schedule itinerary accordingly and no compensation will be paid.
We will make every reasonable effort to provide you with the booked tour arrangements but minor changes may occur. If they are significant we shall, if possible inform you or your travel agent before departure. In the event of such amendment being made, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by Faith Holidays and their agents in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Please note that Faith Holidays will not be liable to reimburse additional expenses undertaken by the client in preparation for the tour. These include and are not limited to international tickets, used mileage awards and fees, cost of visas, immunization etc.
Tour prices are based on US dollars (Unless otherwise noted) and exchange rates in effect. They are subject to variation if there are increases due to governmental actions, additional taxes, exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges. Any increase in the original tour price will be notified to you at least 90 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure surcharge will be included in your invoice. Faith holidays will absorb an amount equivalent to two percent of tour price. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed tour price. If you settle the final balance by the due date we will absorb any price increases after that due date. In return for this commitment, we are unable to make any refund or reduce any other costs should the value of the US dollar improve against the currencies used. For scheduled group departures, it may be necessary to re-cost your tour due to low number of participants. You will be contacted 90 days prior to your departure date and advised should a supplementary fee apply. If all group members accept the increased cost the tour will operate as scheduled. However, if the supplement is not accepted by you then you will be entitled to full refund of all monies paid or a transfer to another tour.
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If you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Faith Holidays in writing by letter, fax or email to Faith Holidays. Please note deposits are non-refundable. Please state the reason for cancellation as your reason for cancellation may be covered by insurance policy under their covered reasons. If notification of cancellation is received more than 90 days before departure you will only lose your deposit. For notification received within 90 days of departure, cancellation charges are as follows:
|Cancellation charges per person.|
|No of days of departure||Charges|
|91+ days before departure||Deposit Non- refundable|
|90-31 days before departure||Penalty 50 %|
|30- Day of Departure||Penalty 100%|
(Airline and Cruise Penalties not part of the above percentages. There is no exception to cancellation fees)
Cancellations received Fridays for tour departures that Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will be treated as day of departure cancellation. We cannot give any allowance for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. not taken, when these are included in the price of the program.