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9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste provided by Central American Tours

9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste

9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5766SJDAY
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 1 nights accommodation in San Jose
  • 2 nights accommodation in Arenal
  • 2 nights accommodation in Monteverde
  • 3 nights accommodation in Guanacaste
  • Sky Walk Tour
  • Arenal Volcano Hot Springs at Baldi
  • Transfers between San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde and Guanacaste
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Arenal
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities in Guanacaste (tour of frog pond, Liberia city tour, Nicaragua in a day, etc.
Duration
9 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Please note: you can book optional tours while in destination for this multi-day trip
  • If you would like to end your tour in San Jose, a private transfer can be arranged and be paid on the day of travel (approx. USD $205 per person)
  • Note: single rooms are only available for 1 person, double rooms for 2 and triple rooms for 3. If you book additional passengers in the rooms, your booking will be rejected and a full refund will be processed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 1 nights accommodation in San Jose
  • 2 nights accommodation in Arenal
  • 2 nights accommodation in Monteverde
  • 3 nights accommodation in Guanacaste
  • Sky Walk Tour
  • Arenal Volcano Hot Springs at Baldi
  • Transfers between San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde and Guanacaste
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Arenal
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities in Guanacaste (tour of frog pond, Liberia city tour, Nicaragua in a day, etc.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please note: you can book optional tours while in destination for this multi-day trip
  • If you would like to end your tour in San Jose, a private transfer can be arranged and be paid on the day of travel (approx. USD $205 per person)
  • Note: single rooms are only available for 1 person, double rooms for 2 and triple rooms for 3. If you book additional passengers in the rooms, your booking will be rejected and a full refund will be processed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 6, 2020
A note from 9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste
Disinfecting mat available before entering vehicles. Drives requiere to disinfect luggage before entering vehicles.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
11 stops
Day 1
Welcome to Costa Rica
Day 2
Arenal Volcano Area
Day 3
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Day 4
Transfer Arenal to Monteverde
Day 5
Monteverde
Day 6
Guanacaste
Day 7
Vida Aventura
Day 8
Optional Activities
Day 9
Departure Day
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Anais H
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Sight seeing is gorgeous and perfectly scheduled throughout the trip! Nature Lovers must experience!! You start with tropical forest, then cloud forest and end with a nice couple days of relaxing in an all inclusive dry forest resort in Guanacaste. This is the best way to get to see many significant and beautiful parts of Costa Rica! The hotels that are offered in the package are also top-class, Kioro in Arenal, El Establo in Monteverde, and my family stayed at Riu Palace while in Guanacaste. Jorge was an amazing tour guide, he is very knowledgeable, helped improve my Spanish speaking skills and overall a pleasant man.
Written July 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for our review! Yes, Guided Vacations (Marvels of Costa Rica, 9 days 8 nights) is the best way to experience the best of Costa Rica. I am so glad you enjoyed your vacations. Puedes regresar cuando quieras!!!! Jorge Taylor President / Owner
Written August 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MissSeaweed
Jersey Shore, NJ170 contributions
Dec 2021
Just returned from a 9 day trip arranged by CATours and it was an amazing time. We had private transport from SJO airport to our hotel in San Jose. Next was two days in La Fortuna, where we did the Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Tour. Next was the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge where we saw many different birds, iguanas, cayman, bats (sleeping - it was daytime!) and just had a great relaxing time on the river cruise. Then we transferred via boat across Lake Arenal to a bus that took us to our next stop, Monteverde which I think was my favorite region. The cool nights were beautiful. Our final location was Manuel Antonio (Guanacaste). The sunset catamaran tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Not one of the giant party boats, but a much more relaxing one. Finally, private transport back to one last night in San Jose, and private transport to the airport next morning. Great staff. CATours responded very quickly to a few of my mid-trip requests to change things, and their drivers were excellent. They arranged a few wonderful suprises for us as this was an anniversary trip. Can't say enough about the entire experience!
Written December 13, 2021
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Francis C
Thank you so much for your review! Wonderful words from your part. I will share them with our team. Thank you for choosing Costa Rica for your trip!! We love to share our country with everyone! Hope you come back! Happy holidays!
Written December 27, 2021
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David
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We had the best time in Costa Rica. We found our tour guide, Leidi Vargas, at the airport as she was holding a sign with our name on it. She picked us up at the airport and was available at our hotel and via text and email as we traveled around the country. She was very patient with us and explained everything we needed to know. Leidi arranged a trip to a national park, snorkeling, and transportation around Costa Rica. We always felt safe with all the drivers and guides. We had the best time and saw all kinds of animals. The hotels were amazing and the people were the best. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming to us. Once we parted ways and went to our second hotel she kept in touch with us via text to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and getting the resources we needed. Everything went according to plan, every driver and tour arrived on time and as expected. Can't wait to come back again!
Written August 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review! I am glad you enjoyed our 9 Day tour of Costa Rica. It was our pleasure to serve you and hope to have the opportunity to have you back in a not to distant future. Jorge Taylor President / Owner
Written August 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Omnigreen
Port Clinton, OH77 contributions
Jan 2019
We stayed in Fortuna and viewed the Volcano from our cabina. It's a lovely area with massive foliage. This is a definite excursion in Costa Rica. I would love to go back and stay in the park.
Written January 18, 2019
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AnaR9327
Thank you very much for your review!! It was our pleasure to serve you during your Costa Rica vacation. Our goal is to create unforgettable memories for our clients and we are glad to have accomplished our goal during your visit. CATours Team
Written June 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Toni D
San Bernardino, California, USA68 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our 30th wedding anniversary trip to Costa Rica was amazing! Jose was the best guide, so knowledgeable, and an all around great guy. From San Jose, to Arenal, to Monteverde, and to Guanacaste, every minute was wonderful. We hiked, went on a safari cruise, did horseback riding and ziplining, kayaking... trip of a lifetime and can't wait to go back!
Written February 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review! I am glad you enjoyed all your activities with Catours. We hope to serve you again in the neat future.
Written February 26, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Central American Tours
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Costa Rica
Our tour guide and driver Juan and Mauricio was very good. We had a great trip from our hotel to breakfast at the M
deaconrobinson
deaconrobinson
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First trip to Costa Rica
It was amazing and not having to worry about transportation was great. Our driver was there when we arrived and was
nysewanders
nysewanders
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Wonderful service for multiple trips!!!
Airport pick up was a BREEZE! 3 trips: airport to hotel (2.5 hours) hotel to hotel (4 hours) and hotel to airport (
janinajoy1
janinajoy1
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Excellent transfers
The Costa Rican people who drove for all our transfers were most hospitable & knowledgeable about their country. It
DGIL31
DGIL31
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Excellent
The service provided was excellent, from the pick up all the way to drop off. The driver was very professional and
M4195WUjessicac
M4195WUjessicac
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So easy!
CAT picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. They were on time, had our itinerary, and had great vehicles an
334KarenB
334KarenB
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Excellent and dependable tranportation
We used this company for transfer from Liberia to Nayara Resort (La Fortuna), then to the Secrets resort in Guanaca
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Central American Tours PuraVida
CAT tours provided all of our transfers. Drivers were always on time, courteous and knowledgeable of the journey.
S8704SZan
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Beautiful hot springs, great tour guide
Loved our tour guide! He even stopped along the side of the road multiple times so that we can capture photos of sl
biserkad2019
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excellent
It was awesome. CATOURS really is a wonderful company.. on time, knowledge guides, . Love it when, I go back to
345aleahl
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Amazing Experience!
This was a great trip! It is certainly a long day and I would bring Dramamine if you get car sick easily because it
holidaygrl
holidaygrl
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First class service!
I used CA Tours for private transfer to and from Liberia Airport to our Arenal hotel. Our driver Mauricio was exce
craigo47
craigo47
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Private transportation
Stayed 9 days in Costa Rica. CAT provided all the transportation. From airport to JW, to The Springs, to El Mangroo
Mnlcsmith04
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Worth the trip!
This is an all day excursion-but so worth it, the rainforest walk was really cool lots of animals, volcano viewing.
KathrinaO91
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Organized, Customer Focus, and Flexible Tour Operator offering Interesting Tours
Central American Tours arranged our transfers and several of our tours during our recent visit to Costa Rica. Thei
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