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Costa Rica Coast to Coast (Self-Drive or Transfers):
San José, Tortuguero, Arenal, Tenorio, & Guanacaste
Three of Costa Rica's unique national parks are highlighted in this amazing itinerary that takes you from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast. In addition to the popular Tortuguero and Arenal National Parks, we are excited to bring you the incredible Tenorio Volcano National Park, famous for its waterfall and pristine turquoise blue river, the Rio Celeste, that runs through it. Other highlights include thermal waters, and miles of hiking trails. After your adventure relax for the rest of your vacation on one of Guanacaste's world-renowned beaches.
• 1 Night San José
• 2 Nights Tortuguero
• 2 Nights Arenal
• 2 Nights Tenorio
• 3 Nights Guanacaste
• All Ground Transfers
  OR Ground Transfers with
  7-Day Car Rental
• All Meals at Tortuguero
  National Park
• Tortuguero Channels
  by Boat Tour
• Ecoglide Canopy Tour
• All Dinners at Tenorio
  National Park
• Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike
  & Tour plus Lunch
• Daily Breakfast
Arrive San José:

After you collect your luggage and clear customs, you will be met outside the terminal by our local representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it. They will collect your vouchers and present you with your full itinerary along with times of pick-up and other arrangements. You will be transferred by van to your selected hotel in San José.

(Accommodations, San José)

San José to Tortuguero:

Early departure (between 6-7am) by motorcoach from San José, passing through misty Braulio Carillo National Park. From Braulio Carillo you will be dropping down into the tropical lowlands of the Caribbean side of the country. After breakfast, continue to the Tortuguero Canal where you will board a boat for a 2½ hour fascinating trip through the meandering waterway to your selected lodge. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Park Museum and hike the nearby nature trails. Tortuguero National Park is an important breeding ground for the green sea turtles. End the afternoon with a visit to the small village. Return to your lodge for dinner.

(Breakfast San José; Lunch, Dinner, & Accommodations, Tortuguero)


After breakfast, depending upon which lodge you are staying in, you will enjoy a morning hike with a naturalist guide in the rainforest. After lunch, there will be an opportunity for further exploration of the Tortuguero channels by boat. Before dinner, enjoy a dip in the pool.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Accommodations, Tortuguero)

Tortuguero to Arenal:

After breakfast, (between 8:30 - 9am) board the boat for the return trip through the Canal. At the dock, you will board a motorcoach that will take you to the town of Guapiles. After lunch, continue by van to Arenal. The scenic drive takes approximately 3 hours. You will arrive at your selected Arenal hotel in the late afternoon (between 4:30 - 5pm), just in time to see Costa Rica's most famous volcano.

(Breakfast, Lunch, & Accommodations, Arenal)


After breakfast, experience the tropical forest on your Ecoglide Canopy Tour. This tour not only provides a great adventure zipping through the trees, but also offers the opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Each platform of this Zipline adventure has been designed so you can observe the forest from different angles, allowing you to enjoy the impressive scenery.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Arenal)

Arrive Rio Celeste:

After breakfast, transfer 1½ hours to the Tenorio Volcano National Park, best known for the amazing Rio Celeste, with amazing azure water caused by a natural chemical reaction from a constant flow of minerals from the volcano. Upon arrival at the Park, you will hike 4.5 miles through the rainforest (approximately 4 hours) to the magnificent Rio Celeste Waterfall. You will see the Blue Lagoon; the Lookout with its view of the entire volcano complex; Los Tenideros, where the river dyes itself into the amazing blue coloration; and the volcanic fumaroles. After the hike, enjoy a dip in the hot springs and lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel.

(Breakfast, Arenal; Accommodations & Dinner, Rio Celeste)

Rio Celeste:

Spend a day at leisure, enjoying the lush tropical surroundings - enjoy the facilities at the hotel, or arrange an optional tour.

(Breakfast, Dinner, & Accommodations, Rio Celeste)

Arrive Guanacaste:

Morning departure for Guanacaste. Travel through cattle country to the land of sandy beaches and more national parks. Arrive early afternoon with rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beach.

(Breakfast, Rio Celeste; Accommodations, Guanacaste)


Days at leisure to enjoy the beach, or take an optional tour. You might consider a visit to Palo Verde National Park, a horse back ride or just be lazy on the beach to unwind.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Guanacaste)


Free day at leisure.

Overnight in Guanacaste.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Guanacaste)

Depart for Liberia:

After breakfast, transfer to Liberia Airport for your return flight home or on to your next Avanti adventure.

(Breakfast, Guanacaste)

** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change