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5- or 7-Day Costa Rica Tour from Ecoterra with Horseback Riding and Zipline Adventure

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See Arenal Volcano and Costa Rican Beaches on 5- or 7-Night Tour

The 5-day tour includes:

  • 3 nights of lodging at Casa Luna Hotel & Spa in Fortuna
  • 2 nights of lodging at Guanamar Hotel in Playa Carrillo
  • All transfers
  • Transportation during tours
  • A welcome drink
  • Wifi
  • Horseback-riding tour
  • Rainforest zipline tour
  • Arenal volcano tour and natural-history walk
  • Entrance to Arenal Hot Springs
  • Some meals, per itinerary
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • An extra 10% off any extra activities with Ecoterra Costa Rica
    * View the 5-day tour itinerary

Day 1: San Jose

Once you arrive at Juan Santamaría Airport in Costa Rica, a guide will pick you up and take you about 3.5 hours north to Casa Luna Hotel & Spa located in La Fortuna. The eco-conscious hotel features spectacular up-close views of Arenal Volcano which, until recently, was Costa Rica's most active volcano. Take the rest of the day exploring the property, which includes a pool, a restaurant, and an indoor-outdoor spa.

Days 2–3: La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano

There’s no set itinerary on Day 2, so you can enjoy a day of leisure or sign up for one of the optional tours: a trip to the Hanging Bridges includes a 1.5-mile hike through Costa Rica’s lush vegetation, for example, and there are also rafting, rappelling, and cultural tours available.

On Day 3, the adventure kicks off early in the morning with a horseback ride through the dense rainforest skirting the base of Arenal Volcano. Perhaps the best way to take in the landscape, though, is from overhead—you'll take a zipline ride that zooms through the forest canopy. The evening closes with a visit to the 29,000-acre Arenal Volcano National Park, where you’ll see lava rock fields and a dazzling sunset.

Day 4–5: Samara and Carrillo Beach

The final leg of your trip will be spent on Costa Rica’s western shore, a secluded area known for its prime surfing beaches. Guanamar Hotel, located on a hill overlooking Carrillo Beach, has spectacular views of the tropical surroundings from both the guest rooms and its open-air restaurant.

The hotel can coordinate a range of adventure tours: observe leatherback and sea turtles at a protected beach, go deep-sea fishing in the open waters, or zipline through lush rainforest canopies in the Tempisque lowlands. The waters around Playa Carrillo are protected by a rocky reef, making it a nice spot for diving, kayaking, and swimming.

7-Day Tour with Dolphin Snorkeling Tour and Monteverde Trip

The tour includes:

* All of what is included in the 5-day option, plus:
* Arenal Lake crossing via car and boat to Monteverde
* Chocolate, sugar cane, and coffee tour
* Dolphin sightseeing and snorkeling tour
* 1 extra night at Guanamar Hotel
* 1 extra night at Monteverde Country Lodge
* View the 7-day itinerary.

Days 1–3: San Jose, La Fortuna, and Arenal

The first three days feature the same activities as the 5-day tour option; see above.

Day 4: Monteverde

After arriving at Monteverde (boat transportation included), you’ll embark on a guided tour of El Trapiche, a local farm and sugar mill with banana, coffee and cocoa plantations. Along the way, you’ll learn about the crops’ cultivation process and take a ride in an oxen cart.

Days 5–7: Samara and Carrillo Beach

The final three days feature the same activities as the 5-day tour option; see above.

Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour

Included in the 7-night tour option only is a dolphin sightseeing and snorkeling tour. On Day 6 or 7—your choice—guides takes you 2–10 miles offshore to see spotted dolphins, Central American spinner dolphins, bottle-nose dolphins, and humpback whales.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Costa Rica tour for two

  • Option 1: $899 for 5 nights, valid 11/15/13–12/20/13 (up to a $1,938 value)
  • Option 2: $989 for 5 nights, valid 1/2/14–4/11/14 (up to a $1,938 value)
  • Option 3: $1,199 for 7 nights, valid 11/15/13–12/20/13 (up to a $1,938 value)
  • Option 4: $1,299 for 7 nights, valid 1/2/14–4/11/14 (up to a $1,938 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/10/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 30-day cancellation notice or fee of 50% Groupon price applies; 15-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

Casa Luna Hotel & Spa

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Onsite spa

Monteverde Country Lodge

  • Complimentary entrance to Poco a Poco Hotel
  • Restaurant and bar

Guanamar Beach Resort

  • Onsite tours
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Outdoor pool

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/10/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/15/13–12/20/13 or 1/2/14–4/11/14, depending on option purchased
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice or fee of 50% Groupon price applies; 15-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must be 5 or older for zipline and horseback riding
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 13% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • Bed type varies by hotel
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults, 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children
  • Adding occupants above standard: $399 for each additional guest 5–9; $455 for each additional guest 10 or older. The rates for each extra person include the tours and will not be reduced in the event that they do not participate. Payment for additional guests will be processed by Ecoterra Costa Rica staff.

Getting There

  • By plane: fly into Juan Santamaría Airport in San Jose (SJO); Ecoterra guides will meet you at the airport to take you to the hotel

Traveler's Tips

  • Upgrades for longer stays are available for an additional fee; inquire with the Ecoterra Costa Rica staff.
  • Tour-goers must travel with the group at all times; those who skip any activities or traveling will be required to cover any additional costs.
  • In the case of missed transportation, travelers are responsible for their own transportation.

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