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Classic Package

Price per person, double occupancy
From $1150.00 Taxes included
Costa Rica Classic Package includes: 

  • Private arrival and departure transfers with English-speaking assistance
  • Daily breakfast
  • Three nights in selected hotel in San Jose
  • Two nights in selected hotel in Arenal
  • Two nights in selected hotel in Monteverde
  • Three nights in selected hotel in Manuel Antonio
  • Full day tour visiting Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate, and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Guided visit to Arenal Volcano or rafting tour
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve hike or Canopy tour & hanging bridges.
  • Gay Sunset Catamaran Tour
  • Guided visit to the National Park Manuel Antonio
  • Hotel taxes

Not Included: Departure tax (US$29 per person), tips (optional), optional tours, alcoholic beverages

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Introduction

Trip Style: Leisure & Adventure
Operational Season: Year Round
Departures: Every Day

What to expect with your Costa Rica Classic Package:

Explore pure tropical jungles full of exotic vegetation and wildlife, striking volcanoes, and waterfalls. You will find out why Costa Rica is a nature-lover’s dream and the new gay destination. Plus, it is one of the calmest, gay-friendly countries in the world.

We are glad to welcome you to this new gay destination! From Day One, you will enjoy the beauty of La Paz waterfall, see two volcanoes Poas and Arenal, experience a coffee tour, see the amazing wildlife and make new friends.

This package can be personalized to your needs and preferences, adding more adventure, wellness or romance.  Just let us know!!

Highlights

  • Minimum one person to operate this tour. Every six months, we organize a gay group tour. (Contact us for more information.)
  • Combination of active and easy excursions
  • Starts and ends in San José. Transfers included / optional car rental
  • Services of Costa Rica Gay Traveler concierge throughout the trip
  • Optional San Jose Gay Nightlife excursion
  • Optional spa or sauna experience.
  • Accommodation and transfers based on your preferences.

Brief Itinerary

11-day tour visiting the most popular, unique locations in Costa Rica. Enjoy national parks, cloud forests, adventure tours, pristine beaches and volcano views.

Would you like to personalize your Costa Rica Classic Package? Please let us know.

Itinerary

Day 1

Meet and greet at the Juan Santa Maria International Airport, where your private driver will be waiting to transport you to your hotel and bring you your travel packet.

Included

  • Private transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Lodging in San José

Day 2

San José – Poas Volcano, Doka State coffee tour & La Paz Waterfall Garden

Enjoy three top destinations in one day.

On the way to the volcano, you will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then you will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation, where we you’ll learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica. After the coffee tour, you will continue to the Poás Volcano, where you can admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles and learn about the different ecosystems in this unique and protected national park.

Following the visit to the volcano, you will continue to the La Paz Water Fall Garden for a scrumptious lunch and tour. As you walk through La Paz, you will walk through a trail that leads to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and frog exhibition.

  • Breakfast,
  • Lunch
  • National Park entrance fee
  • One full-day tour to Poas, Doka and La Paz Waterfall,
  • Blingual  guide and transportation
  • Lodging in San José

Day 3

San  José – Arenal

After breakfast, on to Arenal!

Arenal is an area of stunning scenery, waterfalls, forest and lake, but the star attraction is Arenal Volcano. This perfectly conical volcano is currently entering a quiet phase with little volcanic activity, but its huge geological feature has a very imposing presence and offers wonderful walking trails through the tropical forest which cloaks its base. Its geothermal activity also warms the hot springs that can soothe many an aching joint.

As a center for adventure sports, Arenal offers whitewater rafting, zip-lining, canopy walkways, horseback-riding, canyoning, mountain-biking, windsurfing and challenging hikes, all which can be enjoyed in the middle of breathtaking scenery.

  • Breakfast
  • Private transfer to Arenal.
  • Lodging in Arenal

Day 4

Arenal – Volcano guided visit or Balsa River rafting tour

Today, you can choose from a guided visit to the National Park Arenal or, for the more adventurous, a whitewater rafting tour.

The Arenal Volcano National Park hike is one of the most popular tours in La Fortuna! Get as close as possible to the volcano while hiking through well-maintained paths that weave through the lush Costa Rican rainforest. Your nature guide will point out exotic plants and wildlife and explain the history of this fascinating volcano and area of Costa Rica. This is a must-see for nature lovers and bird watchers!

    • Breakfast
    • National Park entrance fee
    • Tour to the Arenal Volcano and visit the hot springs
    • Transfers to and from the hotel
    • Guide
    • Bottled water
    • Dinner
    • Lodging in Arenal

     

Day 5

Arenal – Monteverde

Pick-up at your hotel in La Fortuna for a 30-minute van-ride to the Arenal Lake Dam. There you will board a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat for a 30 to 40-minute ride to Río Chiquito, a little town on the other side of the lake. Once in Río Chiquito, you’ll leave the boat and take a short break to stretch your legs and then take another hour and a half van ride to get to your hotel in the Monteverde area.

Rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Breakfast
  • Boat and land transportation to Monteverde
  • Lodging in Monteverde

Day 6

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Guided Tour

Hike the charmed Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve guided by a set of expert eyes. You will hike several trails in search of birds and mammals and discover the amazing diversity of plants.

The tour is basically a natural history walk in which you will obtain information about the unbelievable diversity of flora and fauna and many of the exceptional relationships that cloud forest species have with each other. This walk normally takes about three hours.

Guides are equipped with a spotting telescope as well as binoculars and several informational guidebooks. Be sure to bring your cameras, as you can take pictures through the guide’s scope.

  • Breakfast
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest guided tour or Canopy and Hanging bridges at Selvatura.
  • Lodging in Monteverde

Day 7

Monteverde – Manuel Antonio

Today after check-out, your private transfer will take you to Manuel Antonio area. Approximate driving time four and a half hours.

Afternoon at your leisure, enjoy the sunset by the hotel’s pool.

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Manuel Antonio
  • Lodging in Manuel Antonio

Day 8

Manuel Antonio Beach – Catamaran Tour

Morning at leisure. The afternoon tour is a truly amazing trip for nature-lovers who will enjoy not only the experience itself but the breathtaking sunset of the Pacific Ocean. Humpback whales and dolphins, as well as other beautiful marine life, can be witnessed on our catamaran tour. On board we offer an excellent variety of snacks and natural drinks. These can be enjoyed while navigating along the coast with the ocean breeze and the sun, all of which add to your enjoyment of this tropical paradise.

  • Breakfast
  • Catamaran Tour: Snorkel gear, appetizers, dinner on boat
  • Lodging in Manuel Antonio

Day 9

Manuel Antonio National Park

Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunting for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of monkeys or iguanas, and resting in the tropical rain forest.  Listen to the songs of the various birds as they glide above your group, curiously looking for adventure. And, if you are lucky, you might spot one of the only 1,000 remaining endangered Mono Titi or squirrel monkeys, who live in only one location in the world –in our Manuel Antonio National Park.

See how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot just in the span of a 2 ½ hour nature walk or hike.  And, at the end, enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments as you pause to savor your adventure thus far.  If you like, you can continue on through the trails and enjoy unspoiled, pristine beaches after your guided educational adventure ends.  You might even try snorkeling after the hike on your own.

Afternoon at leisure

  • Breakfast
  • Manuel Antonio Tour, round trip transportation, equipment and bilingual guide
  • Lodging in Manuel Antonio

Day 10

Manuel Antonio – San José

Morning at your leisure.

Ground transfer to San José. Approximate driving time is three hours.

Check in at your city hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Private Transfer to San Jose
  • Lodging in San José

Day 11

San José – Private Transfer out

Depending on your departure time, your private transfer will take you to the airport. Thanks for your visit!

  • Breakfast
  • Private transfer to the airport

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