Costa Rica Tours


    Included in Tour:
  • Regular transfer from SJO International Airport to San Jose selected hotel.
  • Four (4) night accommodations at the selected hotel* in San José
  • Regular half day Classic Coffee Tour.
  • Includes: transportation, bilingual guide & entrance fee
  • Regular half day San José City Tour:
  • Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide and entrance fee
  • Regular full day tour to Irazú Volcano & Sarapiquí River.
  • Includes: o Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, boat ride and lunch
  • Regular full day tour to Sarchi Village & Tabacon Hot Springs:
  • Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fees, lunch & dinner
  • Regular departure transfer from San José selected hotel* to SJO International Airport
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner.
  • Sales taxes.
 

4 Nights - San Jose Escape

Day 1: SAN JOSE - Arrival at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). A Swiss Travel representative will meet and greet you upon arrival and will provide you with all the necessary documentation that you will need during your vacation, such as vouchers, day-by-day itinerary, main contact information and phone numbers. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel in San Jose--approximately 20 minutes driving distance. Overnight at the selected hotel*. Please note: This tour is not available for 2014 travel.

Day 2: BRITT COFFEE TOUR & SAN JOSE CITY TOUR - During the morning you will enjoy the Classic Coffee Tour, a celebration of Costa Rican coffee and culture! Behold our organic coffee fields and roasting facilities, where our professional actors/guides will lead you on an entertaining multimedia tour depicting the journey of the World’s Finest Coffee from plantation to cup! Here you will also discover coffee’s vital role in forging Costa Rican democracy and cultivating a national identity around hard working, peace-loving, friendly and environmentally conscious “Ticos,” as Costa Ricans affectionately call themselves. Our famous Classic Coffee Tour turns coffee enthusiasts into connoisseurs. It is a true coffee experience.
During the afternoon you will visit the San José City which offers a variety of tourist, cultural and natural attractions, including Costa Rica’s best museums: the Gold, Jade, National, Costa Rican Art, La Salle Natural Science, University of Costa Rica, Insect and Children’s Contemporary Art and Design Museums. In addition, this city is also home to the architectural jewel of Costa Rica; the National Theater.

Day 3: IRAZU VOLCANO – SARAPIQUI RIVER- Today, you will enjoy a guided excursion to the exuberant Sarapiqui Rainforest. Thanks to its proximity with the San Jose Central Valley, it’s possible to visit on route different historical and natural attractions.
First stop is at Cartago City where you will learn the amazing story of the former capital of Costa Rica.
Then, you will visit the Irazu Volcano National Park. During the ascent to the Volcano you will pass through plantations of various agricultural products, as well as others ornamental nurseries. Upon reaching the summit of the volcano you will admire its craters and the vegetation characteristic of high altitude climate.
The trip continues through the central volcanic mountain range which is adorned with beautiful waterfalls and the evergreen forest that characterized the Braulio Carrillo National Park, later on, you will reach the Sarapiqui Rainforest; plains of fertile lands, which are used for different crops highlighting the pineapple, yucca, papaya and banana. In the small town of Puerto Viejo you will board a small boat to sail safely on the Sarapiqui River, this is the best time to be witness the magnificent rain forest and its habitats, such as toucans, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles and other species. At the end of this river adventure, you will be arriving to a private farm to enjoy a home-style lunch and then you can hike on one of the nature trails, visit the butterfly garden, snake collection and the frog Sanctuary. Overnight at the selected hotel in the San José.

Day 4: SARCHI VILLAGE & TABACON HOT SPRINGS - Today, you will enjoy the visit to the Tabacón Hot Springs!!
On route, to the northern lowlands of Costa Rica you will visit the world famous artisan town of Sarchí, which is the perfect place to find those souvenirs and gifts for your family and friends.
Afterwards, you will continue on with the trip. On the way, it is possible to admire diverse agricultural plantations, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arrive to La Fortuna village, where the mayor attraction is the Arenal Volcano and where you will enjoy a typical lunch.
During the afternoon, you will visit the world famous Tabacón Hot Springs. These natural hot springs features a hot river that flows through a series of pools. From cascading falls to tropical gardens, the hot springs are the result of rainwater heated by magma in the Earth’s interior. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth’s rocky crust; this way, waters become very benefic to your body because of its temperature that helps to relax muscles, clean pores and rejuvenate the skin. Tabacón is a very unique location full of natural jewels that definitely you cannot lose staying at Arenal area.
At the end of the tour you will enjoy dinner at the resort and then you will be back to San Jose.

Day 5: SAN JOSE (SJO) INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - According to your flight itinerary, transfer from your selected hotel* in San Jose to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to board your flight back home.

*or similar hotel in area

Between 12/24/12-01/07/13 & 03/22/13-03/31/13 the city tour included in this package is not available because museums and other attractions will be closed.

This package will take 4 persons in a room, ONLY if it is 2 adults and 2 children under 11 years old. Otherwise the max occupancy in a room is 3 customers total.


  Area / City Hotel Name Category Type of Room CST

SUPERIOR TOURIST CLASS San José Aurola Holiday Inn 3 stars plus Standard 4

FIRST CLASS San José Ramada Plaza Herradura 4 stars Superior 5
         
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