COSTA RICAN ADVENTURES
Pacific Coast Tour Dates
June 22-July 1, 2019, October 5-14, 2019
ITINERARY for Kendi World Adventures
Pacific Coast Tour
Day 1 San Jose/Alajuela:
Upon arrival in San Jose your trip leader and experienced driver will be waiting to accompany you from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) to the hotel for our welcome reception. Relax with a welcome drink and refreshments and get acquainted with your fellow travelers. Kevin and Andi will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Feel free to spend the rest of the day exploring the historic city of Alajuela, or catching up on some rest.
Day 3 La Fortuna:
Awaken to the sounds of a tropical paradise with a view of the country’s most active volcano just outside your window. After a traditional breakfast prepared by a local chef you will be ready for the day’s adventures.
Today’s adventures include your choice of:
Day 5 Monteverde:
Whether you're into the flora and fauna of Costa Rica viewed from the jungle canopy, or have a taste for the laid-back culture, today is your day. After a complimentary breakfast, get ready to choose your adventure.
You will have your choice of:
Day 7 Manuel Antonio:
Breakfast will be served, then you will be packed with a sack lunch for an exciting day at the Manuel Antonio National Park. You will be met at the gate by an English speaking guide who will take you through the park and end on the beach. The professional guide will point out flora and fauna you could never spot on your own, and with his spotting scope you can get a close up view and fabulous photos of sloths, monkeys, bats, insects and so much more.
Enjoy your sack lunch and a swim on the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio.
An optional trip to a nearby farmers market is a great way to sample some of Costa Rica's best fruits and other delicacies.
*B, Sack lunch
Day 9 Manuel Antonio
Breakfast will be served on our last day in Manuel Antonio before we head back to Alejuela.
But the fun isn’t over yet. On the return trip we will make a stop at the Chino Monkey, Mangrove Tour where we will take a covered boat ride through the mangrove forest. You will have an opportunity (if you so choose) to experience an up close and personal encounter with Capuchin monkeys.
We will stop for a buffet lunch before returning to Alajuela.
Day 2 Alajuela to
After a complimentary breakfast we will leave for La Fortuna located at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Along the way we will stop at the Poás Volcano. Poás is one of Costa Rica´s most active volcanoes. It contains a green acid crater lake and during some of its frequent phreatic eruptions, water from the lake is ejected like a geyser.
Afterward we stop at the majestic La Paz waterfall for pictures, then for a leisurely lunch at the Los Colibries Restaurant located high above the canyon, overlooking waterfalls.
We make one last stop to marvel at the green iguanas that gather by the hundreds on the banks of the creek in the small town of Muelle, before arriving at La Fortuna.
Once you are settled in the rest of the evening is free to walk around the town, get some dinner, do a little shopping, or take a swim in the pool.
Day 4 La Fortuna
Depart La Fortuna to catch a morning boat ride; a quick and easy shortcut, across Lake Arenal. The early morning sun glints off the hills of forested and pastured land that surrounds the lake. On a clear day the summit of the Arenal Volcano dominates the eastern horizon.
Once we arrive in the quant town of Santa Elana, nestled into the lush cloudforests of Monteverde, lunch will be prepared for you at your hotel. Enjoy a relaxing evening reading in your hammock, shopping or sightseeing.
*B, Sack lunch
Day 6 Monteverde
to Manuel Antonio:
After breakfast we will leave the beautiful cloudforest of Monteverde and head for the sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio. Along the way we will stop for a traditional Costa Rican casado lunch at a locally owned restaurant. After lunch we will make a stop for photos and some shopping at the bridge that crosses the Tarcoles River near Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast. The river is famous for its abundance of crocodiles.
After lunch we will arrive at the coastal town of Manuel Antonio where you can fill your evening at your leisure or step out for a bit of the night life.
* B, L
Today is a day to relax, read a good book on the beach, do some last minute shopping, perhaps get a massage. Or, continue to fuel the adrenaline junky within by taking surf lessons or parasailing the beaches of Manuel Antonio.
Get into the true Kendi spirit and take time to relax, refresh and revive.
Day 10 Alejuela:
Breakfast will be served depending on your departure time and a free shuttle will carry you from the hotel to the SJO airport.
All Included for $1,499.00Per Person
* This itinerary includes private van and driver, all accommodations, eight excursions and activities, welcome drinks and refreshments, all breakfasts and most lunches.
Airfare to SJO airport, dinners, some lunches, and tips for guides, maids and our driver are not included.