7 Day Essential Costa Rica

2 San Jose, 2 Arenal, 2 Monteverde
Round trip airfare from MIA, 6 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights Miami-San Jose, San Jose-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights San Jose
    • 2 nights Arenal
    • 2 nights Monteverde
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Stop at the charming artisan town of Sarchi, known for its vibrant oxcarts
  • View Arenal Volcano National Park with its unique landscape and famous Arenal volcano
  • Leisure time to explore the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest on a self-guided hike

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2, Friday - Travel to Arenal
Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. Learn about the history and production of coffee, one of the country’s most important exports, on the optional Arenal Coffee Tour. Perhaps wind down after a long day during the optional tour in the renowned Hot Springs of Arenal where you can relax and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican dinner
Optional: Arenal Coffee Tour with lunch (AM)
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Saturday - Full Day in Arenal
Spend a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. Or, in the morning, embark on the optional tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. Perhaps, join the optional full day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area
Optional: Arenal National Park Tour (AM)
Optional: Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Travel to Monteverde
Enjoy the lovely surroundings as you make your way to Monteverde. In the evening, you can join the optional exploration of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest where you will be provided dinner before embarking on a guided hike in Bajo del Tigre, part of the reserve located in Monteverde, with its 2-mile system of trails. Explore the mysteries and experience the immensely different sights and sounds of the nocturnal forest
Optional: Children's Eternal Rainforest Night Hike with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Full Day in Monteverde
Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This evening, you may choose to join an optional tour of Life Monteverde, a coffee farm nestled amidst beautiful primary rainforest which has evolved from a dairy farm to a diversified one that grows specialty coffee in combination with organic food production. Conclude the tour with dinner, made with fresh ingredients from the organic garden
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)*
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)*
Optional: Cultural Farm Tour with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast
*Passengers can participate in both optional tours, if desired

DAY 6, Tuesday - Travel to San Jose
Today, travel back to Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the balance of the day at leisure or, join an optional panoramic tour of the city, including a stop for a visit to the Gold Museum where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed, dating from 500-1500 AD. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city
Optional: San Jose City Tour with dinner (PM)
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Depart Costa Rica
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Entry Fees/Departure Taxes are required as follows: Costa Rica taxes of up to US $29
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Not Included
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Entry Fees/Departure Taxes are required as follows:Costa Ricataxes of up to US $29

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.