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7 Nights Eco-Tour
Concentrate on seeing the most species of wildlife and flora of Costa Rica and having fun at the same time. Whether zip lining through the cloud forest, horseback riding through the jungle, white water rafting, or waterfall rappelling, this tour offers adventures and ample time to investigate the extravagant variety of birds, plants, insects, reptiles and mammals that migrate or live here. Add a second week at a beach all-inclusive and you have the perfect mix. To book you can call us at: 1-800-842-6943, or you can email us at: mytravel@platinumholidays.com.
7 Nights Eco-Tour

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Hanging Bridges

Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

Santa Elena Biological Reserve

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
Extended Customized Tours
DAY 1
Today's Highlights:
After arriving at the Liberia airport you will be greeted by a local representative and board a 30 minute transfer to your hotel where you can relax by the pool enjoying the beautiful gardens or the Jacuzzi or take an optional adventure, white-water rafting, rappelling, horseback riding, rock climbing or a canopy tour. Dinner at the hotel included. Overnight in Canon de la Vieja.

DAY 2
Today's tour:
Enjoy the scenery as you travel to the Arenal Volcano area, and check in at your hotel which faces one of the world's active volcanoes. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore the area, encounter wildlife, purchase more adventures, or visit the nearby hot springs. Breakfast included. Overnight in La Fortuna de San Carlos.

DAY 3
Today's Visit:
Take the opportunity to visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges set in a 618 acre reserve of primary forest. The 15 bridges designed by structural engineers and constructed from aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, vary from 5 to 100 metres in length to meet the most rigorous safety standards. A naturalist guide will escort you along the 3 km series of trails through the rainforest to allow you to appreciate the spectacular and colourful views. After lunch you will go on a hike up the Arenal Volcano to get the best panoramic view and see the flowing lava from a safe vantage point, descending to relax in the nearby hot springs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Fortuna de la San Carlos.

DAY 4
Today's Highlights:
Depart for the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, home to hundreds of species of resident and migratory birds during the dry season, December to April and one of the most bio-diverse areas in Costa Rica. Arrive in Los Chiles close to the Nicaraguan border and transfer to a boat for a river adventure through rainforest and pasturelands to the wetlands around the Refuge where your English speaking guide will lead the tour as you lookout for caimans, turtles, sloth, iguanas and 3 kinds of monkeys just to name a few of the animals found here. Return to the hotel. Have dinner on your own. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Fortuna de la San Carlos.

DAY 5
Today's Tour:
Travel to a small village, Rio Chiquito across Lake Arenal by pontoon boat and after a short break, board a bus to the Monteverde area. After lunch on your own, you will visit the Santa Elena Biological Reserve, one of Costa Rica's most visited cloud forests reserves. The reserve is home to a wide variety of trees, orchids, birds and mammals including howler monkeys, agoutis, coatimundis, and the rarely seen tapir, ocelot and puma. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Monteverde.

DAY 6
Today's Visit:
Visit a farm to learn how they grow and harvest crops like sugarcane, and coffee. See how they traditionally cultivate crops like banana, arracoche (a local vegetable), avocado, macadamia nuts and others. Observe a tilapia fish project and explore the plant and animal life in a small forested area typical of the Monteverde zone. Have lunch and dinner on your own. Breakfast included. Overnight in Monteverde.

DAY 7
Today:
Enjoy the scenery as you return to Rincon de la Vieja, for lunch on your own and an afternoon at your leisure to enjoy more optional activities. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Canon de la Vieja.

DAY 8
Tour Ends:
Transfer to Liberia airport for your return flight or extend your trip with an additional 7 night stay at a Guanacaste beach resort. Breakfast included.
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