8 days tour

Jungle & Culinary Experience

This tour includes:

Guide

Operated with Spanish or English-speaking licensed local guides on a shared basis. Please note you will be accompanied by local guides for the activities only. There is no guarantee that you will be part of a group, or part of the same group during the tour.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 2 dinners on day 1, 4

Others

Day 4, 5; Arenal: Day 6, 7; Tamarindo: MEALS: All monuments and visits as indicated: San José City Markets, Visit to Local Family, Chocolate Tour, Coffee Tour, Finca Sura Farm Tour, Hotsprings in Arenal, Caño Negro Boat Tour, Cooking Class Meet and greet on Day 1 Hotel taxes

Transport

Air-conditioned transportation as indicated in the itinerary on a private basis Private return transfers from/to the airport Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport

Accommodation

7 nights accommodation Day 1, 2, 3; San José: Day 1, 2, 3; San José: Standard Hotel Category = Park Inn or similar 3* Day 4, 5; Arenal: Standard Hotel Category = Los Lagos Spa & Resort or similar 4* Day 6, 7; Tamarindo: Standard Hotel Category = Tamarindo Diria or similar 3*

Not included:

Others

Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme Airport taxes Airport porterage Optional tours International flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes Gratuities for drivers and guides KNOW BEFORE YOU GO We recommend booking inbound flights that land before 15:00 We recommend booking outbound flights that depart after 13:00 Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice

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Itinerary of your trip Jungle & Culinary Experience

  • Day 1 Day 1: Arrival San Jose
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Arrival San Jose

      Arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport. Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting to greet you at the airport and to direct you to your transport to take you to your hotel in San Jose for your first night in Costa Rica. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rice and its largest city. Rest in your hotel or take a stroll around the neighbourhood to get a feel for San Jose’s flavour. In the evening, enjoy a dinner of authentic Costa Rican cuisine at Silvestre Restaurant. Set within a 1930’s house in one of San José´s finest old neighbourhoods, the food served in the Silvestre Restaurant is only part of the experience. The contemporary cuisine fused with traditional Costa Rican ingredients and techniques are replicated in the sumptuous colonial backdrop, fine art and good music. Overnight in San José.

  • Day 2 Day 2: San Josécity Markets & Coffee Tour Experience
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: San Josécity Markets & Coffee Tour Experience

      After breakfast at the hotel, give your morning that extra boost with a coffee at the Borbon market. Take some time to explore the market, learn about the agricultural history of the area and even visit a local folk medicine stand where they claim to cure anything from a hangover to a broken heart. Continue to the number one place for authentic local cuisine: the Central Market. Housed within a 120-year old building, this is the perfect place to sample local delicacies, learn about the herbs used in traditional medicines, or simply sip on your second rich and smooth coffee of the day. In the afternoon, enter the world of gourmet coffee on a tour of a farm located in Barva de Heredia. Follow the coffee bean through its whole lifecycle, from the nursery to the selection and harvest of only the finest specimens. You’ll be surrounded by that unmistakable coffee aroma as the farmers reveal the roasting and packing techniques that enable them to deliver the best coffee from plantation to mug. Learn how experts ‘break the cup’ by using techniques to taste, or ‘cup’, coffee in order to identify and grade the characteristics that qualify it as gourmet. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in San José

  • Day 3 Day 3: San Joséchocolate Tour & Visit A Costa Rican Family
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: San Joséchocolate Tour & Visit A Costa Rican Family

      Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, then get ready for your chocolate tasting experience. Meet chocolate maker Alex who will guide you through the history of cacao and chocolate and let you in on the secrets of this exotic fruit. Wander through the cacao tree plantation, feast on its fruits and learn all there is to know about chocolate. At the end of the tour, you will be served a lunch with hints of cacao oil and garnished with cocoa nibs, followed by a cacao-based dessert and a chocolate drink infused with spices such as chili, vanilla, anise, achiote and pepper. Later in the day, visit the Hernandez family and learn about their project that aims to bring back traditional Costa Rican dishes that have been forgotten over the centuries. Sit around the family table and experience the charm of Costa Rican hospitality as you sample a range of different dishes made from ingredients you have probably never heard of before. During your time with the Hernandez, you will also have the opportunity to visit their botanical garden where they have over 500 species of organically grown orchids. Overnight in San José.

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Tour leaving from San Jose

San José is the capital of Costa Rica, and it is one of the most popular touristic sites in Central America. This city stands out among the latin american cities for its high quality of life, its globalization, its environmental performance, and its public services.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 10 / Max: 99

Suitable age range for the experience. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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