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Costa Rica Pathfinder Adventure

8 Days / 7 Nights - Starting at $649

Arenal Volcano - Tamarindo Beach - San José

Total savings of $250 per person are included in this special price
Daily departures from January through April 2014



  • 2 Nights in San José
  • 3 Nights at the Arenal Volcano with 2 extraordinary tours of your choice
  • 2 Nights in Tamarindo Beach
  • All transfers and daily breakfast

Land Only $649
From Miami $1069
From New York $1149
From Los Angeles $1119
From Chicago $1159

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO SAN JOSE – At your arrival in San José a representative will be waiting for you at the airport and will provide all the travel documents. A private transportation service will take you to your town hotel in San Jose. Rest of day is at leisure. No meal plan.

DAY 2: SAN JOSE - ARENAL VOLCANO – Today a shuttle transportation service takes you through the Central Mountain Range of the country, passing by many coffee and sugar cane plantations while enjoying incredible panoramic views along the way. You will be arriving in La Fortuna by noon. Rest of day is off to enjoy the amenities of your hotel settled at the foot of the impressive Arenal Volcano. Overnight in a Hotel in La Fortuna. Breakfast included.

DAY 3: TOUR OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE "GROUP A" OPTIONS - Build your own day activity by choosing one of the tours out of the GROUP A options: Balsa River Rafting Class III & IV, Canyoneering and Waterfall Rappel or the boat trip at the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Overnight in a Hotel in La Fortuna. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 4: TOUR OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE "GROUP B" OPTIONS - Another exciting day in La Fortuna. Choose one of the half day tours out of the "GROUP B" options: the Los Lagos Canopy  Tour and Hot Springs, or a Rainforest Hike at the Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges, hike to the Lava Fields at the Arenal Volcano National Park, Horseback Ride to Fortuna Waterfall. Overnight in a Hotel in La Fortuna. Breakfast included.

DAY 5: ARENAL VOLCANO - TAMARINDO - After breakfast you will begin your trip on a shuttle service that will drive you around the Arenal Lake and through the Northwestern Plains of the province of Guanacaste. Tamarindo Beach is a famous surfers´ paradise with easy access to bars, restaurants, shopping, beach sports and of course the fantastic five mile long beach.  Overnight in a beach hotel in Tamarindo. Breakfast included.

DAY 6: TAMARIDO BEACH – Day off to relax at the beach.  Overnight in a beach hotel in Tamarindo. Breakfast included.

DAY 7: TAMARINDO - SAN JOSE - Morning at leisure to enjoy the beach. In the afternoon a shuttle transportation service will bring you back to San José (4 hour drive). Overnight in a hotel in San Jose. Breakfast included.

DAY 8: SAN JOSE - INTL. AIRPORT - Shuttle transfer to the International Airport and return flight to the USA. Breakfast included.

Additional services:
45-minute domestic flight from Tamarindo to San Jose also available at discount tariffs starting at $90 per person (including airport transfer).

Tamarindo Tours: ATV Tour add $60 per person, Mangrove & Estuary Kayak Tour add $65 per person, Sunset Sail & Snorkeling add $85 per person, Turtle Nesting Night Tour $45

Spend the last night in Tamarindo Beach starting at $25 per person. This option is available only for travelers departing from San Jose Airport later than 3:00 P.M. on DAY 8.

Choose one of the tour options to enjoy on DAY 3 of this itinerary

balsariverraftingBALSA RIVER RAFTING CLASS III & IV: Get pumped for a challenging descent into a lush rainforest canyon that will stimulate your adrenaline glands to the max. The Upper Balsa, is a stretch that is considered one of the most technical rapids in Costa Rica. You will be accompanied by expert river guides and safety kayakers. There will be two breaks from the heart pounding rapids to refuel. The first stop will be on half way after the exciting class 3-4 rapids in the midst of the canyon under a refreshing waterfall. Here we will enjoy nature’s bounty in the form of fresh fruit. The second stop will be for an authentic Costa Rican lunch. This tour requires physical condition and a thirst for adventure. It is recommended for beginners and experienced rafters.

waterfallrappelCANYONING & WATERFALL RAPPEL: Prepare to get wet! Imagine yourself in the midst of thick rainforest at the top of a magical canyon full of tropical waterfalls with surprises each step of the way. Take a deep breath while you’re standing on a sturdy platform looking down into the depths of a 150-ft massive tropical waterfall. You’ll rappel down for the thrill of a lifetime! Make your way along the river by down-climbing & rappelling a series of six waterfalls that get gradually bigger &... BIGGER! The biggest & most exciting waterfall is your last descent... you will finish with a fun 200ft-guided-rappel! The hike back up takes about 10 minutes, but take your time to enjoy the intense rainforest that surrounds you! At the top, you will arrive to our Canyon Café where you can change into your dry clothes and then sit down to your best meal in Costa Rica!

canonegroCAÑO NEGRO WILDLIFE REFUGE BY BOAT: If you want to experience a relaxing tour on a boat while you observe the astonishing flora and fauna of Costa Rica you’re on the right tour. The Caño Negro (Rio Frío) wildlife Nature Reserve is in the northern part of the country near the Nicaraguan border and is a heaven for bird watchers. You will drive approximately 1 ½ hours to the town of Los Chiles where you are going to embark on a Pantong Boat that in 2 ½ will bring you near the costa rican Wildlife. Not only birds will pass your way, a great amount o caimans, sloths, monkeys and other animals can be spotted. After this wonderful trip you’re going to enjoy a delicious typical costa rican lunch before you drive back to La Fortuna.

Choose one of the tour options to enjoy on DAY 4 of this itinerary

arenalvolcanohikeHIKE TO OLD LAVA FLOWS AT THE ARENAL VOLCANO: The Arenal Volcano tour transports guests to the active northwest side of the volcano. The tour begins with a hike at the National Park. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake just in time for sunset! During the tour, your naturalist guide will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park.

arenalhangingbridgesARENAL HANGING BRIDGES: The Arenal Hanging Bridges is a beautiful, environmentally -friendly project located near the Arenal Volcano. Walk right into the forest with your naturalist guide along over 2 miles of easy, safe, and beautiful trails with views of the Arenal Volcano and six hanging bridges overlooking the tree canopy bringing you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of this primary rainforest. The tour includes transportation, naturalist guide and drinks.

arenalhorsebackridingHORSEBACK RIDING TO LA FORTUNA WATERFALL: This is a good combination of horseback ride and hike and a beautiful stage. Those are trained horses that will take you until the entrance of the waterfall through pastures, forest and tall hills. The views of the Valley of San Carlos and the tropical forest that enclose it are spectacular. At the end of the road, we will leave the horses and we will descend walking for a natural trail until the base of the waterfall. This fantastic area is very quiet and special to relax and swimming for a while.

canopyloslagosLOS LAGOS CANOPY TOUR & HOT SPRINGS: This adrenaline full tour offers you an opportunity to observe all the animal life in its natural habitat. Each platform has been designed so that you can observe the forest from different angles allowing you to photograph the impressing scenery. Discover what adrenaline really means to nature lovers. The zip lines route consists of 12 cables and 13 platforms, covering a distance of 1.7 miles, which makes of this tour the longest and most memorable of its kind in the area. The cables' lengths vary from 150 to 1500 feet, with different heights and speeds. Once the tour is completed you will find yourself walking along a cobble-stoned path and crossing the crocodile and caiman farm, the frog farm and the butterfly garden. You can then relax in the natural hot springs resort.

JUN 01, 2013 - NOV 30, 2013    
DEC 01, 2013 - APR 30, 2014 
Tourist $599 $930 $549 $649 $975 $589
Superior $735 $1165 $649 $799 $1299 $719

DBL= Double occupancy SGL= Single occupancy TPL=Triple occupancy

*All Costa Rican government taxes and fees are included.

All hotel reservations are subject to availability. If room is not available for the desired dates we will confirm a new hotel in the same category and location within 24 hours after your inquiry is received.

Children rates:

  • 0-2 years – free of charge
  • 3-11 years 50% off sharing the room with their parents. Max. 2 children per room.

SPECIAL SEASON FEE of 10% on the total price applies to all reservations for passengers arriving to Costa Rica on any of the following dates:

  • Christmas Season: December 18 thru 31, 2013
  • Easter Season: April 6 thru 13, 2014

Prices in triple occupancy (TPL) are based on lodging in units with 2 double beds (full or queen size) or one twin bed and one double bed. Rooms with three beds might not be available in some hotels or lodges.


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Tourist Category

tamarindovistavillasBest Western Tamarindo Vista Villas 
Let your cares melt away at the BW Tamarindo Vista Villas, your home away from home on Costa Rica's Pacific Gold Coast. All villas and most of the rooms have gorgeous ocean views, air-conditioning, telephone with cable The resort offers a beautiful ocean-view swimming pool with waterfall, swim-up bar, and open-air poolside restaurant. Guests are able to enjoy many activities such as snorkeling, sports fishing, surfing, boogie boarding, golf, horseback riding, bird watching, jungle nature cruise, sailing, diving and beach combing along the miles of Tamarindo's pristine golden beach.


pasatiempohotelPasatiempo Hotel
Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming boutique hotel in Playa Tamarindo just 5 minute walk to the beach in a quiet part of town. The freshly remodeled hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service restaurant in a natural palm rancho, and a spa. The hotel is situated in a tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water, flat screen TV with cable, orthopedic mattresses, safe, and a clock radio.

Superior Category

tamarindodiriahotelTamarindo Diriá Beach Resort
Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort is a complete four star property, with strategic location in Tamarindo Beach offering great advantages to its guests, since it owns a direct access to the beach. In addition, the hotel is located at the central point of downtown Tamarindo, near of most services like restaurants, stores and bars. At Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, all 240 rooms in 5 different categories have been designed for the comfort and enjoyment of guests. Each room offers electronic door locks, safety deposit box, cable television with international news, sports and movie channels, air conditioning, national and international telephone service, king size bed or two queen size beds, and wireless internet connections in the rooms and in the hotel’s public areas.

jardindeledenJardín del Edén Hotel
Jardín del Edén in Tamarindo Beach offers comfortable accommodations, superb ocean views and gourmet dining, along with a fine combination of nature and luxury. This enchanting beach boutique hotel offers relaxation, adventure as well as water activities. The hotel itself is a unique experience: an irresistible touch of top notch class in the middle of lush tropical gardens, just a three minute walk from the ocean. The newly renovated rooms feature five different themes: African, Tunisian, Japanese, Mexican and Indonesian. All 36 rooms face the ocean or have magnificent tropical garden views. They offer va luxurious private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, fan, cable TV, phone, mini bar and a complimentary safety deposit box.

La Fortuna

Tourist Category

lapraderadelarenalLa Pradera del Arenal Hotel
La Pradera del Arenal is a small boutique hotel that has become a favorite of visitors to La Fortuna. It offers great views of the volcano, well equipped rooms and incredible personal service. This cozy hotel has restaurant, private parking, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi and lovely gardens overlooking the Arenal Volcano. All rooms have private bathroom, hot water, hair dryer, Cable TV, coffee maker, air conditioning and terrace with volcano view.


sanboscohotelSan Bosco Hotel
While you enjoy your vacation in la Fortuna, the strategic location San Bosco Hotel allows easy access to all attractions of the town and at the same time is close to all  natural beauties that the Arenal Volcano has to offer. The hotel amenities amenities include beautiful gardens, two swimming pools, private parking, free wireless Internet, balconies and buffet breakfast. hotel has 34 comfortable well equipped rooms ready to provide you with rest and enjoyment at the same time.

Superior Category

casa-lunaCasa Luna Hotel
At Casa Luna Hotel & Spa guests are always surrounded by a wonderful mountain range and the rich vegetation of its tropical gardens. The whole property is rustic-colonial designed. All rooms are equipped with two queen size beds, air conditioning, cable TV, private bathroom with hot water, wireless internet connection, telephone and mini-bar service. All rooms are distributed in modules of four rooms each, surrounded by exuberant tropical gardens and a magnificent view of the Arenal volcano and Cerro Chato.


magicmountainMagic Mountain Hotel
With some of the most spacious hotel rooms in the Arenal area this hotel offers its guests ultimate accommodations. All rooms are beautifully appointed with elegant furnishings thoughtful amenities and stunning views to the Arenal Volcano. All guestrooms are thoughtfully furnished with private bathroom, air-conditioning, wireless internet access, two queen-sized beds, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable TV and balcony or terrace with an excellent view of the Arenal Volcano


San José

Tourist Category

rincondelvallehotelRincón del Valle Hotel  
The property is strategically located by La Sabana Metropolitan Park, very close to the heart of the city of San José. The hotel offers a comfortable and friendly environment where guests can enjoy the peacefulness and security of the area. The hotel was newly refurbished and is decorated in minimalist contemporary style. The Etnico Restaurant is open every day and offers international fusion cuisine. All rooms wireless Internet access, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone, safe, coffee maker and minibar.


countryinnandsuitessanjoseCountry Inn and Suites San Jose by Carlson
An inviting atmosphere, quality services and a convenient location near San Jose International Airport makes the Country Inn & Suites the perfect place for San Jose visitors to land. This hotel's location in Costa Rica offers thoughtful amenities designed to encourage rest and relaxation with two swimming pools, an on-site Fitness Center, an on-site restaurant and spacious guest rooms featuring attractive decor and home comforts. The hotel is perfect for leisure travelers, families or newlyweds as it is conveniently located near San Jose´s major attractions.

Superior Category

whyndhamherraduraHotel Wyndham Herradura
With a prime location just minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport, visitors to Costa Rica’s capital city will find the Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel and Convention Center the ideal retreat, with a wealth of amenities, an idyllic setting and world-class service. Each of the hotel’s 230 over-sized, smoke-free guest rooms features contemporary styling, a unique fusion of warm and cool tones and thoughtful amenities like a flat panel TV, free Wi-Fi, plush bedding and ultra-modern air conditioning.


hotelpresidentesanjoseHotel Presidente San José
Hotel Presidente is a 4-star property located in Downtown San José, only a few blocks away from the most important cultural and historical landmarks in the capital city: the National Theatre, the Gold -, Jade - and National Museums, the Plaza de la Cultura and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Travelers will find the many business services, including free wireless Internet access, gym and hot tub. All guests at the Hotel Presidente are sure to enjoy the many amenities the hotel offers, such as restaurants and lounges, casino, concierge services and rooftop spa. Accommodations range from perfectly appointed and elegant standard and spa rooms to three types of spacious suites.


Sample prices are per person, based in double occupancy, in US dollars and are not guaranteed until fully paid. Prices with airfare portion include all applicable taxes, charges and government imposed fees. (U.S. departure taxes, federal excise tax of $3.30 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges and September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport). Additional charges such as insurance, cancellation penalties, change penalties, last minute booking fee, weekend surcharge, delivery charges, holiday blackout dates and other restrictions are NOT included. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class and midweek departure. Air taxes and surcharges vary by airports used and destination. Air fuel surcharge is included in pricing but is subject to increase without notice. Fares and fees are subject to change without prior notice and are not guaranteed until final payment is completed. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day. Therefore, we highly recommend booking in advance to get the best price possible. Likewise, we recommend travel insurance for international trips and verification of tourist visa requirements for your destination. Foreign departure taxes are not included in our tour prices and must be paid prior to departure to the appropriate foreign airport authority.








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