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4 Day All Inclusive Arenal Escape

4 Day All Inclusive Arenal Escape

4 Days | 3 Nights - From $650 USD* per person

Destinations Visited: Arenal

Explore the wilds of Costa Rica on a three night/four day all-inclusive adventure set below the slopes the Arenal Volcano. Spend your days plunging into the temperate natural spring waters of a Costa Rican river on a whitewater rafting or safari tour, rappelling down waterfalls in Lost Canyon and choosing from a list of local activities including hiking, kayaking and zip lining.

Highlights

  • 3-night standard accommodations in Arenal
  • Hotel taxes
  • Ground transportation from/to Juan Santamaria airport in Alajuela
  • 8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Services of local bilingual guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Activities Included

  • Visit to a natural hot spring resort with a buffet-style dinner
  • Choose one: Class II-III rapids on the Balsa River, Class III-IV on the Toro River, or Safari float down the Peñas Blancas River
  • Lost Canyon waterfall rappelling with a buffet-style lunch
  • Choose one: Kayak or Stand Up Paddle at Lake Arenal, hike in Arenal Volcano National Park, zipline in the rainforest, or explore the Venado Caverns

Itinerary

Day 1: Escape San Jose and travel to Arenal

Meet your bilingual guide at 2 p.m. outside the El Malinche restaurant, next to the arrival gate, at the Juan Santamaria airport in Alajuela and jump in a private shuttle for a three-hour journey to Arenal. Drive through the rolling hills outside San Jose past the small town of La Fortuna and arrive at your hotel for a welcome dinner and reception where you'll meet and get to know your fellow travelers.
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Volcano Lodge and Gardens (or similar)

Day 2: Whitewater rafting in Arenal

Choose your level of excitement: raft down the Balsa River on Class II-III rapids through the verdant pastureland and secondary forest; Ride the adrenaline-pumping Class III-IV rapids of the Toro River or float down the Peñas Blancas River while searching for Costa Rican wildlife like sloths, monkeys, caimans and iguanas. Trips include experienced locals guides, equipment, meals and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight: Volcano Lodge and Gardens (or similar)

Day 3: Lost Canyon adventure and optional tour

Wake up early and head into Lost Canyon for a once in a lifetime excursion rappelling down waterfalls and hiking through gorges in the primary rainforest. You'll rappel down four different waterfalls, one reaching a height of 200 feet, traverse streams, plunge into natural pools and zip line through a two-mile stretch of canyon. Trip includes experienced local guides, equipment, meals and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

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Choose how to spend your afternoon from a list of local activities:

  • Kayak or Stand Up Paddle on Costa Rica's lake, Lake Arenal
  • Explore Venado Caverns
  • Hike through Arenal National Park's and see the volcano's cooled lava flows
  • Join a canopy tour and zip-line between trees through the rainforest

After a day of adventure, unwind at one of Arenal's famous natural hot springs and enjoy a buffet-style dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight: Volcano Lodge and Gardens (or similar)

Day 4: Airport Transfer

Enjoy those last few hours of relaxation with a private shuttle transfer back to the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose for your journey back to the real world. Make sure to schedule your flight to allow for a 2 p.m. checkout time at a minimum.
Meals: Breakfast

* Price is for reference only, subject to availability and the confirmation at the time of booking.

All prices are per person (8 years old & above) based on double occupancy in standard rooms & traveling during a year except on Easter Week, the last two weeks of December and first two weeks of January.

Prices do not include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Tours are subject to a two-passenger minimum (or management discretion), weather conditions and age limit. costarica.com reserves the right to suspend a tour based on non-complying conditions and provide an alternative tour.

Local Weather

Arenal

Month Average Highs Average Lows Average Rainfall Humidity
  F C F C in. mm %
Jan. 83 28 68 20 7.48 192 n/a
Feb. 84 29 67 20 5.14 132 n/a
Mar. 86 30 69 20 3.58 92 n/a
Apr. 87 31 69 21 3.7 95 n/a
May 88 31 70 21 10.23 262 n/a
Jun. 86 30 71 22 16.15 414 n/a
Jul. 85 30 71 22 19.87 509 n/a
Aug. 85 30 72 22 17.05 437 n/a
Sep. 86 30 70 21 16.07 412 n/a
Oct. 85 30 70 21 16.98 435 n/a
Nov. 83 29 71 22 12 308 n/a
Dec. 82 28 70 21 10.1 259 n/a

Source: National Weather Services of Costa Rica

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