Independent Travel Tours

Enjoy Nature in Luxury - 9 days / 8 nights

 

Accommodations

 

Peace LodgeThe Peace Lodge is located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. The rooms are designed with unique amenities such as oversized balconies, Jacuzzi tubs, waterfall showers and grand stone fireplaces. You will experience the true essence of the Rain Forest.
Lapa RiosSet in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, a destination matching everyone's idea of paradise.
Arenas del MarArenas del Mar is a beach and nature resort located next to Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. "Unique and spectacular beach and nature experiences combined with highest levels of comfort and sustainability in a local Costa Rican setting" define the concept of Arenas del Mar.

 

Tours

 

Waterfall GradensMost visitors to Waterfall Gardens are on limitied tours. For you this isn't really a tour because you are staying inside the gardens and can explore the many features and exhibits at your leisure. Relax and enjoy this unique and beautiful place.
Tours at Lapa RiosTwo Lapa Rios operated tours in this beautiful private nature reserve are included.
Manuel Antonio National ParkManuel Antonio Narional Park has it all: stunning beaches, a magnificent setting with islands offshore, lush rainforest laced with a network of welcoming trails, wildlife galore. You are virtually guaranteed close-up encounters with monkeys, sloths, coatimundis, and scarlet macaws. What a gem!
White Wate Rafting on the Savegre RiverThe Savegre River provides Class II, III and some IV rapids that are manageable in comfortable rafts. The guides stop at locally known swimming spots and breathtaking waterfalls and there is time to enjoy the abundant wildlife along the river.
Other Manuel Antonio 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

 

Dates

Until
Oct 31 / 2012

Nov 1 /12 -
Mar 31 /2013

Rates $2,395.00 $3,110.00
Rates per person based on double occupancy

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

 

Itinerary

Note: Add or delete a day, substitute a different day tour or drop the day tours and just kick back. A senior travel adviser wil be happy to work with you to modify this package to fit you needs.

Day 1: ARRIVE - Upon your arrival at the San José International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Peace Lodge. Located about 45 minutes away in the reknown Waterfall Gardens, Peace Lodge is one of the most amazing hotels in Costa Rica and a great place to begin your luxury vacation.
Overnight at Peace Lodge (Deluxe Room)

Day 2: Waterfall Gardens - Enjoy a day relaxing and exploring Waterfall Gardens with it's lush tropical rain forest, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, snakes, frogs and jaguars.
Overnight at Peace Lodge (Deluxe Room)

Day 3: Lapa Rios - This morning you will be transferred to the Pavas airport for your flight to Puerto Jimenez and from there to the incredible Lapa Rios Ecolodge. When people talk of luxury in the rain forest, this is what they had in mind. The main lodge and bungalows line three ridges and are connected by walking paths and steps. Built over 350 feet above the sea, Lapa Rios catches the cooling tropical ocean and forest breezes.
Overnight at Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Day 4 & 5: Lapa Rios - Three extraordinary meals per day and a selection of tours are included. Daily guest experiences include a variety of staff naturalist led rainforest interpretive hikes, birdwatching walks and sustainable/educational local project visits.
Overnight at Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Day 6: Pacific Coast - Today you fly to Manuel Antonio and your stay at the Arenas del Mar hotel. Located on a beautiful beach, near to the Manuel Antonio National Park, this is a perfect place to relax for a couple of days before returning home.
Overnight at Arenas del Mar (Ocean Breeze Superior Room)

Day 7: Pacific Coast - This morning take a leisurely hike with a highly trained, well-educated Costa Rican naturalist guide through the exotic, bio-diverse tropical rain forest in Manuel Antonio National Park. This is a private guided tour so you will be able to take full advantage of your guides knowledge.
Overnight at Arenas del Mar (Ocean Breeze Superior Room)

Day 8: Pacific Coast - Today you have your choice of white water rafting or a tour of the Carara National Park. If you would prefer a different day tour in the area just let your travel adviser know.
Overnight at Arenas del Mar (Ocean Breeze Superior Room)

Day 9: DEPARTURE - Today you will be transferred to the International Airport to check in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home. If necessary to catch a morning flight, we can add a night in San José. A travel adviser will be happy to discus your flight options and if you need an airport area room.

This package includes:

  • 2 nights at Peace Lodge in a Deluxe Room (free entrance to Waterfall Gardens)
  • 3 nights at Lapa Rios Ecolodge (includes 3 meals a day and 2 guided tours
  • 3 nights at Arenas del Mar in Ocean Breeze Surperior (Full Breakfast a la carte)
  • Private guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • White water rafting or Carara National Park Tour
  • Flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez
  • Flight from Puerto Jimenez to Manuel Antonio
  • Flight Manuel Antonio to San Jose
  • Transfers to all flights and from flights to hotels
  • All hotel taxes

 

Not Included: International airfare, airport departure taxes, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service), gratuities, or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.

 

 

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.