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"Most Biodiverse Spot on Earth" & Beach @ Manuel Antonio - 10 days / 9 nights

Accommodations

Hotel Grano de OroSituated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose's main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis, a sanctuary 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.
Casa CorcovadoCasa Corcovado This unique lodge, located on the edge of Corcovado National Park offers accommodations in harmony with the environment, luxury first-class service and food, exciting activities. Spanish colonial-style Bungalows are spread around a garden for maximum privacy,
Costa Verde Hotel The Costa Verde Hotel is on a coastal rainforest bluff overlooking the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. It is a great destination for those seeking adventure travel, ecotourism, or just the tranquility of white sand beaches and magnificent ocean views.
Trapp Family Country InnThe Trapp Family Country Inn is located only 1 mile from the International Airport. It offers comfortable accommodations along with genuine family service in a peaceful atmosphere. From the balcony of your room, in the terraze or by the pool, you will enjoy nature and relax to the sound of the birds.

Tours

Cano Island SnorklingCano Island Tour - Offshore lies Caño Island, an ancient Indian burial ground. Picnic on a white sand beach sheltered by coconut palms and snorkel amoung the coral reefs that surrounds this tropical paradise.
Hiking in Corcovado National Park - After a delicious breakfast your adventure begins. Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide you journey into Corcovado National Park. The cool morning hours offer a good opportunity to spot wildlife and to observe some of the incredible variety of birds that abound in the park.

Optional Tours

There is a diverse range of day tours to select from while you are relaxing in Manuel Antonio. Take a look at the day tours available and just let you travel adviser know if you would like to add any day tours. Some of the more popular tours are best booked in advance as they do fill up, particularly in high season. Manuel Antonio Area Day Tours

Transfers

Nature Air planeNature Air is the perfect choice for adventure travel, luxury vacations and eco tours in Central America. The only Costa Rica Airline with an all-twin-engine fleet of planes, they offer travelers a reliable, innovative and fun airline.



Rates (Standard Package)

Dates 2013
STARTING  AT $1,850.00
Rates per person based on double occupancy

* Please ask to your travel advisor about the valid rates
during Christmas & Easter Week.

For package price with discount airfare use Package Quote Form.

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE - Arrive San Jose International Airport. A private van will transport you to one of our favorite hotels in San Jose, Hotel Grano de Oro. Depending on what time your flight arrives you may have time to look around the city. It is a short taxi ride to the Cultural Plaza, National Theater and Gold Museum among other attractions.

Day 2: TRAVEL TO CORCOVADO - This morning your private van will pick you up and take you to the Pavas Airport for your flight to Palmar Sur. There you will be met and taken to Sierpe. From there you will travel by boat down the Sierpe River through the largest Mangrove Forest in Central America. You continue down the Pacific Coast to Casa Corcovado.

Day 3 - 4: OSA PENNINSULA - Casa Corcovado has a secluded beach, swimming pool and hiking trails. This package also includes a guided hiking tour of Corcovado National Park (According to National Geographic, "The most biodiverse spot on earth") and a tour to Cano Island where you can snorkel (equipment provided). One tour is one day and the other is the second day in either order.

Day 5: TRAVEL TO MANUEL ANTONIO - This morning after breakfast you will be taken back to Palmar Sur for your short flight to Quepos. You will stay at the Hotel Costa Verde where their slogan is "still more monkeys than people". The hotel is very near to Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica's most popular park.

Day 6 - 8: MANUEL ANTONIO - You can just relax and enjoy the swimming pool and nearby beach or take some of the day tours in the area. We thought it best to let you select the day tours that interest you. While you can explore the national park on your own, you will see more if you take a guided tour. Also white water rafting trips are popular and the area has one of the best canopy (zip line) tours, Canopy Safari.

Day 9: SAN JOSE - Today you take a 25 minute flight back to San Jose. If you have an afternoon flight home, we can take you directly to the international airport (It's best to check in 3 hours in advance). For the many people that have morning flights, a private van will take you to the Trapp Family Country Inn for your last night in Costa Rica.

Day 10: DEPARTURE - Hotel shuttle to the International Airport to check in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home.

Package includes:

  • All transfer between hotels and airports
  • Air transportation San José - Palmar Sur
  • Land transportation Palmar Sur - Sierpe - Palmar Sur
  • Boat transportation Sierpe - Casa Corcovado - Sierpe
  • Tour to Corcovado National Park
  • Tour to Caño Island
  • Bird watching tour (optional)
  • Hiking on the Casa Corcovado Trails
  • Air transportation Palmar Sur - Quepos
  • Air transportation Quepos - San José
  • One night at Hotel Grano de Oro (Deluxe Room).
  • Three nights at Casa Corcovado (Deluxe Bungalow, All meals & park fees).
  • Four nights at Costa Verde Hotel (Studio Plus)
  • One night at Trapp Family Country Inn (Superior Room).
  • All hotel taxes.
Not Included: International airfare, airport departure taxes, meals or optional activities other than
indicated above.

The Nature Air fleet is made up of the largest, most comfortable aircraft in Costa Rica - the Canadian build De-Haviland Dash-6 Twin Otter. An aircraft world renowned for its reliability, safety and comfort.
All passengers have the right to check one bag with a maximum size not exceeding 50 linear inches / 127 cm. (length + width + height). Any luggage exceeding 40 lbs. and/or size will be subject to space availability and charged excess luggage fees.
Please be advised that payment of excess baggage fees does not guarantee baggage will be transported on the same flight as the passenger, and may be put on next available flight. Collection of late arriving baggage is the responsibility of the passenger.