9 day / 8 night Caribbean Package
Tortuguero National Park - Pacuare River - Puerto Viejo
Journey to Costa Rica’s colorful Caribbean Zone and explore exotic jungle canals, teeming wildlife and secluded palm-fringed beaches.
Day 1: Airport transfer to your city hotel. Overnight at the Grano de Oro or similar.
Day 2: Tortuguero National Park.
Pick-up at your San Jose hotel and transfer through lush Braulio Carrillo National Park down to the lowlands of Limon (Costa Rica’s main Caribbean port). Once at Caño Blanco docks you will board a small launch for a two hour cruise amid verdant canals. Afternoon will visit to Tortuguero Town and the Caribbean Conservation Corporation’s visitor center and turtle museum (about 2 hours). Overnight at Manatus Hotel or similar. (B, L D)
Day 3: Tortuguero Canals
Get up early for a guided boat tour of the Tortuguero Canals where orchids, monkeys, birds, crocodiles and toucans are just a sample of the creatures encountered along the jungle waterways. Overnight at Manatus Hotel or similar. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Ground transportation to Pacuare Lodge
After breakfast you will take the boat back to the docks and board the bus for your transfer to the Pacuare Lodge. You will arrive at the Pacuare Lodge around 2 pm. In the late afternoon you can join fellow travelers in our expansive main lodge before enjoying a three-course candlelight meal. Overnight at Pacuare Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Optional Tour at Pacuare Lodge. Overnight at Pacuare Lodge.
Day 6: Pacuare River Rafting
Between 9:00-10:00 am you will depart by raft for an even more fun-filled day of white water rafting excitement (approximately 3½ hours over class III-IV rapids), At our river take-out you will be transferred to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo. With its laid back attitude and Caribbean life style, Puerto Viejo offers you the ideal location for fun in the sun. Overnight at Le Cameleon Hotel or similar. (B & L)
Day 7: Day to enjoy at your leisure. Biking, visiting a wildlife refuge, kayaking or snorkelling are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in Puerto Viejo and surrounding areas. Overnight at Le Cameleon Hotel or similar.
Day 8: Pick-up and transfer to your hotel in San Jose. Grano de Oro or similar.
Day 9: Pick up and transfer to the Juan Santamaría International Airport for your departure home (B)
Package price including Manatus Hotel, Pacuare Lodge and Le Cameleon Hotel.
High season January - April 2014 & July 1- August 15, 2014
$2235.00 per person in one double room
Low season May - June 30th 2014 & August 16 - December 15, 2014
$2060.00 per person in one double room
*Rates are subject to changes through out the year.
Price include: Airport transfers, breakfasts and meals where specified, lodging as described above, ground transportation, bilingual guide for all tours, entrance fees to parks visited , use of rafting equipment.
Hotel Grano de Oro: Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Service is paramount and the perpetually smiling staff of the Hotel Grano de Oro welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn.
Pacuare Lodge & Spa: The Pacuare Lodge is truly unique – a jungle lodge where gourmet dinners are accompanied by candlelight and a wine list, and where adventure travel activities are complemented by a spa, honeymoon packages and suites with private pools. It is also an exemplary ecolodge that conserves 300 hectares (740 acres) of rainforest, and is committed to mitigating tourism’s impact through eco-friendly accommodations and projects that benefit local communities. Such good practices helped the Pacuare Lodge earn the Rainforest Alliance Verified seal and the highest rating under the Costa Rican government’s Sustainable Tourism Certification. The lodge also maintains the highest safety standards, and a dedication to details and friendly service that makes every stay special. It is hardly a coincidence that so many people say the Pacuare Lodge was the highpoint of their Costa Rica vacation.
Hotel Manatus: The finest accommodations surrounded by the natural beauty of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. You deserve to take your vacation experience to the next level. We offer you an exciting location that will let you enjoy the natural beauty of Tortuguero, or also a peaceful and romantic honeymoon getaway. Manatus is a vacation at another level! Hotel offers you a unique combination in the area of Tortuguero: the comfort and luxury of our rooms and facilities, a delicious restaurant with an international and gourmet cuisine offering Caribbean fusion food, surrounded by the exciting and romantic natural beauty of Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Le Cameleon Hotel: Le Caméléon Boutique Hotel is located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast within the tropical forest of Puerto Viejo. With its laid back attitude and Caribbean lifestyle, Puerto Viejo has it all: long walks on the pristine beaches, exotic flora and fauna in a wildlife refuge, snorkeling or diving among the many reefs in crystal clear waters, world-class surfing, mountain biking, kayaking and cultural visits to indigenous communities. The serene atmosphere here is wonderfully relaxing. Smart, contemporary décor cleverly melds with the rustic ambience and intriguing lighting that changes colour each day, adding a sophisticated warmth and sense of fun.