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Paradise of Americas Tour

Package Duration
9 Days / 8 Nights
Destination Covered
San Jose

  • Day 1 : Fly from USA to San Jose, Costa Rica - Orientation - Dinner (D)

    Description :

    This morning you're off to your tropical paradise! For your reference, the flight is about 5 hours from New York. Upon arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), you will be met by a Perillo Tours representative and transferred to your hotel near San Jose City. You will be accommodated at a hotel within a few minutes of the airport on the first and last nights of your tour. This cuts down on waiting time at the airport so you can "begin the fun" soon after arriving! In most cases, you will stay at the Doubletree Cariari Hotel by Hilton. Later this evening there will be an orientation briefing by your tour manager. Be sure to ask for the definition of PURA VIDA! Welcome dinner and overnight in San Jose.

    Day 2 : Spanish Class

    Description :

    This morning you'll enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a lesson on useful Spanish expressions. (But
    luckily, most local residents are far better at English than we are with Spanish!) Next, you'll visit the city of San Jose - the capital of Costa Rica. Enjoy a drive through the beautiful Sabana Park, passing by the upscale Rohrmoser residential area and Paseo Colon. You will visit the heart of the city to admire the National Theatre, designed as the opera house in 1897. Afterwards, you'll visit the National Museum, a faithful witness to Costa Rican history, passing by the Supreme Court of Justice, Central Park, the Cathedral and the Congress Building. Departing San Jose, you're off to Sarapiqui in the northern slopes, driving through Braulio Carrillo National Park which encompasses the largest Rain Forest in Costa Rica, covering an area of 120,000 acres. This afternoon, check into Hotel Hacienda Sue'o Azul (Blue Dream), a peaceful mountain resort with waterfalls, horses and endless jungle trails. Relax or take an afternoon guided nature walk through the hotel's private Rain Forest. Dinner and overnight.

    Day 3 : Banana Plantation Tour - Boat Tour of Tortuguero Jungle Canals - Return to Sarapiqui

    Description :

    After a hearty breakfast, you will head north towards the Caribbean coastal lowlands. En
    route, you'll be fascinated by our tour of a working banana plantation. Next, board a private boat and tour the jungle canals of Tortuguero National Park which protects 46,000 acres of natural wildlife wetlands including over 20 miles of coastline in which giant sea turtles lay their eggs (Mar-Sep).

    With your expert guide's help, you'll spot some of the local wildlife including crocodiles, frogs, monkeys, sloths, over 300 species of birds and the "Jesus Lizard" (it walks on water). Tortuguero receives up to 200 inches of rainfall annually, one of the wettest regions in the country. Note: The rainfall is mostly distributed between November and January, and then between April and August. Our boat excursion is scheduled around midday when rain is less likely (ponchos are provided). After lunch, you'll have time to explore the quaint Caribbean Village of Tortuguero before your boat journey back to the dock. Back to Sue'o Azul, your mountain retreat. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 : Scenic drive to the Arenal Volcano - Skywalk the Arenal Rainforest - Relax in Thermal Bat

    Description :

    After breakfast, a scenic drive west through beautiful rolling farmlands. You're bound for La Fortuna, home of the iconic Arenal Volcano, rising one mile above sea level overlooking Lake Arenal. You'll ascend to the top of the Arenal Rainforest Reserve by cable car. Take in the beautiful vistas of the forest, lake and the volcano. Then do the "Sky Walk," featuring a two mile trail system through primary Rainforest, including five suspension bridges, two observation points and two waterfalls. Note: The tour is for all ages and the trail is in fine condition. But it's a "hiking tour" and visitors need to be capable of walking for about three hours and through slight elevation changes. Hope your swimsuit is handy! This afternoon, slip into the Eco-Termales hot-water thermal pools with temperatures ranging between 98 degrees - 107 degrees. Nature's own hot-tub! Later this afternoon, continue on to Los Angeles Cloud Forest in the mountain community of San Ramon, known as the "City of the Poets." When we say "cloud mountain" or "cloud forest" - the clouds literally meet the mountain as they breeze through the terrain, offering a visually dramatic experience. Your hotel, Villa Blanca, nestles atop such a mountain. With the feeling of an Adirondack lodge, the property used to be owned by the President of Costa Rica until Jim Damalas from San Francisco took it over. Try to meet Jim. He's a character! Who else in Costa Rica would install a professional movie theater with daily showings of classics and recent hits. He also has a beautiful wedding chapel, a jungle laboratory, green houses to grow your dinner produce, and plenty of mountain trails to explore. Dinner and overnight at Villa Blanca.

    Note: Are you adventurous? Instead of doing the Sky walk, try Sky Trek - a secure system of Zip Lines, including eight cross-sectional cables that together 5have a total length of 1.7 miles with distances from 100 to 2,460 feet, and with a maximum height of 660 feet, which exceed the treetops, providing a panoramic eagle-eye view. This needs to be requested in advance at the time of booking.

    Day 5 : Lecture on the Exotic Life forms of Costa Rica - Cloud Forest Nature Walk - Leisure Aftern

    Description :

    This morning you'll enjoy a lecture by the resident ecosystem biologist followed by a guided nature walk of the Los Angeles Private Cloud Forest at 3,000 feet above sea level. You'll witness insects that perfectly resemble twigs and leaves, along with other fascinating specimens. This afternoon, you'll learn how Costa Rica leads the world in "sustainable tourism" - preserving God's amazing bounty of exotic life forms. In a word, it's PARADISE! Dinner and overnight at Villa Blanca.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    Cloud Forests, Dry Forests, Volcanoes, Lowland Rain Forests, Tropical Mangrove Swamps and Thriving Exotic Plantations Of Coffee, Mango, Pineapples, Bananas, Among A Dozen Others.

Contact Detail

The Himachal Valley

Contact Person :-

Mr Mr. Sanjay Rathore

Address :- 2nd Floor, Roshan Building, Near Sbi Atm, Totu Chowk, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India - 171011

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