Costa Rica Express

8 Days - 7 Nights | From: $580




Day1 San José                                                                                                                             

Arrival to San José. Welcome at the airport by our bilingual guide and transfer to your hotel at downtown.
Lodging at hotel.
Day 2 San José / Irazú Volcano National Park / Lankester Gardens / Cartago / San José
1h30 of road from San José to Irazú Volcano
After breakfast depart for an excursion to the Irazú Volcano. Dominating the skyline of the city of Cartago, southwest of San José, is located at 11259.84 ft of altitude (3.432m); the route to the Irazu cross fertile agricultural areas of Costa Rica, where soils have been enriched by volcanic ash. The paved road ends a few hundred meters before the summit, there are trails that lead up to the crater. Because of its altitude, the summit of Irazu is often overlooked, towering above the clouds. In the midst of this wild landscape, vegetation begins to sprout only after the period of violent activity that took the volcano between 1962 and 1965. Have lunch at a restaurant in Orosi, with typical dishes of Costa Rica. In the afternoon visit the Lankester Gardens, the city of Cartago and the cathedral of Virgen de Los Ángeles (Our Lady of the Angels). Return to San Jose. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 San José/ Poás Volcano National Park/ La Paz Waterfalls Gardens/San José
1h45 road trip from San José to Poás Volcano
After breakfast, depart on an excursion to Poás Volcano. The Poás Volcano is one of the actives volcanoes in the country with a height of 8874.67 ft high (2.705 m). At the top of the main crater discover the awesome power of a volcano. Down a muddy pond and bubbling sulfur. The steam escapes it is often confused with the clouds that cover the crater. Then, a path will take you to the second crater; this one is filled with cold water and is surrounded by lush vegetation. Lunch on arrival in La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Then visit this magnificent park, located between 4429.13 ft ant 4921.26 ft (1,350/1,500 m) of altitude and from where you can watch a series of waterfalls, a butterfly farm and hummingbird. Return to San Jose.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 San José / Carara National Park
1h30’ road trip from San José to Carara
Tip: Visit the Carara National Park, Carara Biological Reserve is a first approach to tropical forest. You may see along accessible trails, plants and animals from both the rainforest and dry forest. Monkeys, sloths, anteaters, crocodiles, iguanas, poison dart frogs, thousands of butterflies are some examples of wildlife that can see. Dozens of species of birds including the scarlet macaw, make Carara Reserve a privileged place for and amateur ornithologists.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Carara National Park / Manuel Antonio National Park
1h00 road trip from Carara to Manuel Antonio
Breakfast and then departure to Manuel Antonio. This trendy beach offers within its National Park, some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Many hotels, restaurants and bars have stunning views over the Park and the Pacific Ocean. The cornice of Manuel Antonio, the town and the port of Quepos are some of the major tourist sites in Costa Rica. The spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park, harmoniously combining the possibility of sea bathing in the warm and limpid waters of the Pacific and walks in the rainforest surrounded by 3 beautiful beaches of white sand. Trails allow you to reach the rocky outcrop overlooking the beach. Manuel Antonio is undoubtedly one of the most accessible of Costa Rica, to observe wildlife, including sloths, raccoons, coatis, capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys.
Overnight in hotel
Days 6 & 7
Days off in Manuel Antonio to take advantage of the beaches and activities in the region. Overnight in hotel
Day 8 San José
3h00 of road trip from Manuel Antonio
Breakfast and then return to the capital to take the flight back home. If your flight is late you can add a night in San Jose.
We offer an extension trip in Montezuma beach - Tambor (please contact us).




An Autotour price includes:
3 nights in Alajuela
Excursion to Irazú Volcano (lunch included)
Excursion to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls (lunch included)
1 night in Carara
3 nights in Manuel Antonio
Rent-a-car 4x4 Jimmy type base 2 people 5 days
Private circuit prices will include:
3 nights in Alajuela
Excursion to Irazú Volcano (lunch included)
Excursion to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls (lunch included)
1 night in Carara
3 nights in Manuel Antonio
Private Certified Guide/Driver with vehicle
Guide Expenses
Entrance to Carara National Park
Entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park



Not Included

These prices do not include:

The international flights,
Departure taxes
Meals not indicated in the circuit
Points indicated as a suggestion
Personal expenses
Full coverage insurance (cancellation, assistance, luggage, repatriation)