THE COSTA RICA EXPERIENCE
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Experience the highlights of the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s rainforests, volcanoes, beautiful views of waterfalls, rivers and beaches. Discover the wonderful world of wildlife and vegetation refreshed by gentle tropical rains.Learn about the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José.

Day 1: Thursday – New York - San Jose
Leave New York for your flight to Costa Rica. Upon arrival to San Jose  Airport, we will meet our local guide who will take us to our hotel in San Jose.
Overnight San Jose.

Day 2: Friday - San Jose – Poas – La Paz
After breakfast we will depart to Poas Volcano and La paz Waterfall tour. This volcano has some of the world's largest geysers with an awesome crater, over 1.5 km wide. The volcano is active, but completely safe for viewing. Then, La Paz Waterfall Gardens which are absolutely spectacular! This large property features the world's largest butterfly observatory, hummingbird and orchid gardens, safe trails along the La Paz River and 5 large waterfalls. Return to the hotel in San Jose. Shabbat services followed by Shabbat dinner.
Overnight San Jose.

Day 3: Saturday – San Jose
Following Shabbat Services at the Synagogue and lunch at the community center, enjoy a walking tour of the area.
Overnight San Jose

Day 4: Sunday – San Jose – Cloud Forest Canopy Tour
Start the day with the City Tour of San Jose, this tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful historical sites of San José. We will drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, we will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. completed in 1897. The theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards we will visit one of the most unique Museums of Costa Rica – the Gold Museum. We will continue heading to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various sites of interest. After the City Tour depart to our Hotel & Resort, right in the center of a cloud forest. The region possesses beautiful and varied scenery; this land stays green and humid all year round. Finish your day with Canopy Tour, where you will see the forest from the top of the trees - more than 500 acres of forest with amazing view.
Overnight Hotel & Resort in the area

Day 5: Monday– Arenal -  Hanging Bridges – Montana De Fuego Hot Springs
After breakfast we will go Horseback riding and discover the wonderful world of wildlife and vegetation, amazing canyon, the Balsa River, hidden lake and the Cacique Mountain with its magnificent view. Then depart to Arenal, which is located in the northern part of the Alajuela province, close to the Nicaraguan border. This region possesses beautiful and varied scenery. Refreshed by gentle tropical rains, this land stays green and humid almost all year round. The lowlands host gushing rivers, hot springs, lagoons, remote national parks, and plentiful wildlife.
Upon arrival we will start our hanging bridges tour. We will hike through the tropical humid forest. Pass many bridges from 5 to 100 meters long and up to 60 meters high: spectacular scenery of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. In the end of the day enjoy the thermal water hot springs for a few hours.
Overnight at Montana De Fuego

Day 6: Tuesday –Manuel Antonio – Jungle Crocodile
After breakfast depart to the central pacific coast where Manuel Antonio is located. Manuel Antonio is undoubtedly one of the most luxuriant locations in Costa Rica, with spectacular white-grey sandy beaches fringed by thickly forested green hills. On the way  we will stop for the crocodiles tour – a close up encounter with various types of crocodiles, some of them up to 5 meter length. See the wonder of Costa Rica's nature, rich vegetation, birds and animals.
Overnight Manuel Antonio

Day 7: Wednesday – Manuel Antonio National Park
in the morning we will visit the Manuel Antonio National Park. Spectacular natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere attract many visitors to Manuel Antonio Park, which preserves not only beautiful beaches and the unique formation of Punta Cathedral, but also mangroves, a setting of islands offshore, and a humid tropical forest. The park has four beaches, each with its special characteristics. You will follow a professional guide through one of Costa Rica’s most famous National Parks that gathers numerous species of butterflies, monkeys, raccoons, coatis, agoutis, two - toed sloths, snakes, orchids, etc.
Overnight Manuel Antonio

Day 8: Thursday– San Jose – New York
Transfer back to the int’l airport for your flight home.

Tour Code Departure Return  

Tour Code Departure date Air + Land * Land only * Air + Land
Single Room**
* Price per person in double or twin room
** Supplement Price for single room

Price of tour is subject to change in Air Fare.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Round trip air fare from New York as per itinerary.
  • Superior Tourist Class and First Class hotels and resorts.
  • Kosher Meals daily. (For details see General Conditions).
  • Transportation by air conditioned coaches.
  • Sightseeing, transfers and entrance fees as per Itinerary.
  • Experienced English speaking Tour Escort.
  • Experienced English speaking local guide.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:  

  • Airport and security tax.
  • Departure taxes in San Jose $29.00 per person (applicable for 11/22/2012)
  • Travel Insurance (For details see General Conditions).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities to local service providers and Tour Escort.
  • Optional tours.
  • Individual transfers.
  • Any item not mentioned under “included in price
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