Day 1: Upon arrival, you will be met by a Swiss Travel Costa Rica Representative,
who will provide you with all the needed documents for your vacation such
as day-by-day itinerary and main contact information. Your unescorted
scenic transfer takes you past Arenal Lake and country villages to your hotel* in the Arenal Volcano area
where you will stay two nights. (Approximate 4-hour transfer.)
Enjoy a safari on the Peñas Blancas River, surrounded by the rain forest and rich in wildlife. Boat past monkeys, iguanas, sloths, crocodiles and tropical birds. In the afternoon, walk through the lava trails of Arenal Volcano. Visit the Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and indulge yourself in the mineral waters.
Monteverde is a great destination to experience the culture and traditions of Costa Rica, so that for this afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit a family-run business and learn all about the traditional methods of production in a local farm.
The tour begins with an interactive walk through the different plantations, including sugarcane, coffee, bananas, arracache (a local legume), avocado, macadamia nuts as well as other products. In each plantation, the guide will explain you the artisan process using typical artifacts that are involved in the production. Also you will visit a Tilapia fish project and a small-trapiche where you will see how the sugar cane is grinded and how, at the end of the process, delicious candy and brown sugar are obtained. Check-in at your hotel* for two nights.
This day is at leisure to enjoy the optional activities in the area. If you prefer to explore the surroundings, Monteverde offers a wide range of activities ranging from the visit to the town of Santa Elena, where you will find the frog pound, the serpentarium and art galleries. The Monteverde Train Forest is the new attraction as well the Selvatura Park that offers butterfly garden, hanging bridges, hummingbirds garden.
Day 5: Air-conditioned, scenic transfer to your selected beach hotel* in Guanacaste
for three nights at your leisure.
*or similar hotel in the area Tours subject to change. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica.