8 days and 7 nights the other side honeymoon package
The Other Side Arenal -Nicoya
8 Days and 7 Nights
Day 1 San Jose welcome Arrive in San José where one of our representatives will meet you and show you to your private transfer. Overnight Hilton Garden Inn.
Day 2 Ride Tapanti
Leaving San Jose, this adventure brings you along level gravel roads f Tapanti National Park. After a brief stop, we remount to conquer a 20 minute "hill" that brings us to the trailhead for the 1 hour deep into primary forest. The ride back is a cyclist's dream - pure downhill all the way back to Orosi. This park protects a large area of the northern watershed of the Cordillera de Talamanca. You will find a wide variety of trees such as giant mahoganies and Spanish cedar. Several mammals including ocelots and jaguars plus 300 bird species including the magnificent quetzal can be seen in the park.
This evening, a private vehicle will be waiting for you to take you for a great dinner and wine pairing in one of the best restaurants in San Jose. Overnight Hilton Garden Inn. Meals: B-L-D
Day 3 Arenal|Whitewater rafting Savor an early morning cup of Costa Rican coffee and a hearty breakfast before picked up in the lobby at your hotel for your next Adventure in Arenal. Experience 2 exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical Balsa river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges”. Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and a cold drink followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch. A great “combo” of adrenalin, fun and adventure. Back to your hotel ride in the shadow of imposing Arenal Volcano. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hot Springs Included. Meals: B-L
Day 4-5: Beach Time | Short Flight from Arenal to Nicoya
Let's pack up our belongings and head to the beach! Pedal through the province of Guanacaste, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the Gulf of Nicoya. A private transfer will take you to the Arenal airstrip where you will catch a flight to the Nicoya Peninsula. There you will stay at the wonderful Tango Mar. Overnight Tango Mar. Meals: B
Day 6: BIKE to Curu Biological Reserve & Montezuma Waterfall
We start our adventure to bike early in the morning.. Tango Mar On the way to the reserve we will pause in Tambor (right) and Valle Azul which are some typical small towns of the Nicoya Peninsula and take in some of the day-to-day life of the villagers. Once we finish our hike through the Curu Reserve, we will continue our ride to Montezuma and stop in the towns of Florida and Cobano along the way, which are some of the larger towns in the area. In Montezuma, we will hike the trail to visit the 60 ft. Waterfall which is located in spectacular flora. You will have an opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the natural pool at the bottom of the waterfall. We will return around 4:30 p.m. to your hotel, relax and enjoy. Overnight Tango Mar. Meals: B-L
Day 7 : Back to San Jose¡¡¡ The Art of Craft Beer
Enjoy a one final swim in the ocean or walk on the beach before transferring to San Jose. ¡In the evening time to get into the heart of this San Jose beer tour! We’ll pay a visit to a local spot that brews their own beer, so you’ll get a full intro to craft beer, brief history of the craft beer movement in Costa Rica, and – of course – sample some of their fine brews! Overnight Hilton Garden. Meals: B-D
Day 8: Back to your home
Relish a cup of Costa Rican coffee before departing for the airport approximately two hours before your scheduled international flight. Check in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home.
3-night accommodation at Hilton Garden or similar
1-night accommodation at Arenal Manoa
3-night accommodation at Tango Mar Nicoya
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Air-conditioned transportation. Mini-Van or similar
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Extra beverages and alcoholic drinks
Meals, souvenirs and other local and personal expenses not specified in the itinerary
TRAVEL INSURANCE We strongly recommend travel insurances, selection of insurance carriers can be found
PAYMENT If arrival date of your vacation is within 60 days or less, full payment is required at time of booking. If arrival date is greater than 60 days please contact your Travel Consultant for payment plan details. This payment may be made through wire transfer or paypal.
GENERAL TRIP EQUIPMENT The enclosed equipment list describes the specific items you will want to consider bringing. Keep in mind it is a tropical environment and will generally be warm.
FOOTWEAR: the best hiking is lightweight trekking shoes with traction and mid high ankle support. Bring an extra pair of lightweight dry shoes or sandals to change into after the day`s hike. Sports sandals (that securely strap on such as the teva brand), are comfortable footwear anywhere on the coast, and around your lodge.
HEADWEAR: A light hat with a wide brim, including protection for the back of the neck is best. A tie under the chin is advisable to prevent possible loss due to wind on boats.
COLD TEMPERATURE AND RAIN GEAR: A lightweight rain coat or poncho is very useful. A light to medium-weight jacket, sweater or synthetic fleece garment is necessary for cool nights at high elevations such as Savegre Valley highlands.
FLASHLIGHTS: Flashlights are important for getting around the more remote lodges at night as they do not have electrical power 24 hours a day.
DAYPACK: A good quality day pack is necessary to carry thinks like your water bottle, camera, binoculars, snack food, fields’ guides and rain jacket.