Holiday Season Getaway
- Walk to the enormous crater of Poas Volcano an its steaming fumaroles.
- Swin, snorkel and see beautiful reef fish and coral at Tortuga Island.
- Hike ot an imposing 98 foot fall of the Savegre River.
- Learn about a variety of plants, birds and wildlife species of a Cloud Forest.
- Explore the city of San Jose and its architecture contrasts.
Arrive San Jose
On arrival at the San Jose International Airport you will be met and greeted by your bilingual representative and transferred to your hotel in downtown.
San Jose is located in the central valley of the country surrounded by vistas of volcanoes and fertile hillsides. At 3,770 feet above sea level, the city maintains a year-round moderate temperature.
Poas Volcano – Doka Coffee Farm
After a hearty breakfast you will be picked up for a the drive up to the fertile mountains of Poas Volcano area. On the way you will drive through coffee, strawberry and fern fields. Upon arrival at the Poas Volcano National Park a gentle walk will take you form the visitor center to the main crater observation area.
Poas main crater is an enormous, gaping hole 1km in diameter and 314m deep. At the bottom there is a circular turquoise colored hot lake. This park protects various types of forests containing abundant epiphytes and parasite plants.
After visiting the Volcano drive down to Doka Estate Coffee Farm where you will learn the production, harvesting, processing plant and the roasting of the coffee grains. Also explore a live butterfly garden.
Costa Rica has a large variety of micro-climates and altitudes within short distances. This route explains how the different climatic factors favor the taste of our coffee. You can also try coffee samples, coffee liquors and covered coffee bean chocolates and why not buy some to take home! Then enjoy a Costa Rican style lunch at the main restaurant of the hacienda. After lunch return to San Jose city area.
Early morning pick up for the land transfer to Puntarenas Port on the Central Pacific Coast area. Enjoy a hot Costa Rican full buffet breakfast at “El Shrip Shack” restaurant located in an over 100 year old house lovingly preserved and restored.
Following breakfast you will board Yacht Manta Raya for the magical cruise to Tortuga Island. Once aboard, and after introductions to Manta Raya’s uniformed white clad crew they will release the yacht from her mooring and then the Captain will set sail for Tortuga Island.
Once Manta Raya enters the Gulf of Nicoya, it is time to sit back, lie on the nets or sit in one of the deck pools and enjoy the cruise en route while the Manta Raya crew pampers you with fresh fruit and tropical drink favorites.
AFter a 1 1/2 hour cruise across the gulf, Tortuga Island becomes visible directly ahead and the palm trees wave from the shore welcoming you for the day. After a wonderful 5 hours at Tortuga Island filled with activities included in your tour package: swimming, snorkeling and a banana boat ride plus a BBQ lunch.
The day ends with another spectacular sunset. While Manta Raya’s captian and crew prepare for disembarking, it is time to gather your personal belongings. Arrive at the private dock and restaurant, where the buses are waiting to take passengers back to their hotels.
San Jose – Savegre Valley
Pick up at the hotel for the land transportation to Savegre Valley along the Inter-American Road.
The beautiful environment of biological corridors makes this attractive region a paradise, where more than 170 species of birds peacefully coexist with man. A great opportunity to find the beautiful Resplendent Quetzal usually located year round. Check-in at the lodge, afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the surroundings.
Today enjoy a nature walk to the dramatic Saegre River waterfalls. Charming views and colorful birds surround you as you walk along the river bank. It takes about an hour to reach the bridge where the first waterfall is found and crossing it, you reach the ‘cave’, a huge rock carefully placed by nature’s hand thousands of years ago.
You then continue to the second waterfall with its imposing 30m (98ft) falls. Return to the hotel around noon and enjoy a free afternoon exploring other trails.
Also do not miss the opportunity to taste local trout fish for lunch or dinner produced also at the lodge’s ponds.
Enjoy the lodge property either taking a guided walk along their trials, horseback riding on the cloud forests, or join a night walk with a local guide.
At the Del Rio Spa you could also enjoy a wide menu of services including massages, body wraps, exfoliation and facial treatments carried out in one of the spa rooms that are infused with the natural sounds of the splashing river and tropical bird songs. You can also enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy with a circuit of sauna, steam bath and jacuzzis (at extra cost).
Savegre – San Jose
AFter a hearty breakfast, drive along the Inter-American highway to downtown San Jose.
Check in at your hotel and have a free afternoon to join the enjoy the San Jose City Tour hop on/hop off located walking distance from the hotel at the CR Art Museum. The tour will take you around the capital with a real, certified tour guide. You will have the opportunity to enjoy more than 50 attractions and 10 stops.
The whole loop nonstop will take you 2 hours. The buses will be running every hour form 8:40am to 7:00pm.
Depart San Jose
Pick up at the hotel for the transfer to the SJO International Airport for your departure flight to your final destination. You should check in at least 2 hours prior to your flight departure.
Land cost per person on twin sharing basis.
Please call us for a customized quote.
Travel Protection is offered by us and is an additional cost.
- Arrival transfer SJO International Airport/hotel.
- 4 nights at Crown Plaza San Jose Hotel on Standard room with breakfast.
- Private tour with bilingual driver-guide to Poas Volcano and Doka Estate coffee farm.
- Entrance fee to Poas Volcano National Park.
- Day tour to Tortuga Island on Calypso Cruise with transportation, local guide, breakfast, fruits, BBQ lunch at the beach.
- Private transfer San Jose / Savegre Valley / San Jose.
- 3 nights at Savegre Lodge on Junior Suite room with breakfast and entrance to their private reserve.
- Tour to the Savegre waterfall with local guide.
- San Jose City Tour hop on – hop off system with transportation and local guide.
- Departure transfer hotel/SJO Airport.
- Local taxes.
- International airfare to Costa Rica.
- Personal expenses (passport, medical, souvenirs, etc.).
- Optional tours.
- Airport departure tax.
- Travel/medical insurance.