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Montreal, QC to Cayo Largo, Cuba
February 3 to February 10, 2008 for in 1 room

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Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose Airport- San Jose
Arrival at the Juan Santamaría International Airport. A Swiss Travel representative will meet and greet you upon arrival and will provide you with all the necessary documentation that you will need during your vacation, such as day by day itinerary and the main contacts information and phone numbers. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel in San Jose which is approximately 20 minutes driving distance.

Accommodations: Presidente Hotel (1 night)

Day 2: San Jose - Quetzals Valley  (Breakfast)
Early Morning, a representative from the car rental company will deliver to you a 4WD car (Bego Terios or similar) so you can continue the rest of the trip by driving on your own. The first driving venture will take you approximately two hours towards San Gerardo de Dota, a small community in the Talamanca Mountain Range in the midst of a precious ecosystem, the Tropical Cloudforest, filled with massive oaks and other native species.
It is recommend leaving very early in the morning in order to maximize and visit the different attractions that this route provides. Leaving the San José City you can continue until the city of Cartago, former capital of Costa Rica. Right there, you can visit The Basilica de Los Angeles Church which is the most important religious center for Costa Ricans. Also, you can make a detour and visit the Irazú Volcano National Park, where you can admire the different craters of past eruptions. Moving forward, you will take the Inter-American Highway and will start the driving ascending through the Talamanca Mountain Range. Finally, you will drive towards the San Gerardo Villa.

Accommodations
: Savegre Mountain Lodge (2 nights)

Day 3: Quetzals Valley (Breakfast)
Day at leisure to explore the area. If you are a nature lover and if you are looking for Inner peace. Quetzal Valley is perfect for you!! The 62,000-hectares nature preserve is ideal for those who are delighted by nature. The huge boulders river, lush trees, vines, orchids, bromeliads, the ethereal light, cloud forest, rainforest and all the jungle sounds make this a pleasant place for connecting with nature, resting, reading, thinking and hiking.

Day 4: Quetzals Valley - Ballena Bay (Breakfast)
Today, you will drive to the South Pacific Coast, specifically to the Ballena Bay. You will be passing through a scenic mountain road with various climates and elevations. On the way, you will pass by San Isidro del General and Dominical beach, then you will continue driving along the coastal road until reach the fishing town of Uvita. Finally, at just few minutes from there, you will arrive to Ballena Bay, where you will be impressed by the magnificent views of the South Pacific Coastal line.

Accommodations
: Cristal Ballena Hotel (2 nights)

Day 5: Ballena Bay (Breakfast)
Day at leisure to explore the area.
We highly recommend you the visit to Marino Ballena National Park where you can visit the famous Punta Uvita Whale Tale, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas Islets and Ventana Sea Caves.
When granted the opportunity, you might see and hear the Humpback Whales and or observe the acrobatic displays of the dolphins. There are also a coral and rock reefs ideal to snorkel and observe the wonderful marine wildlife.

Day 6: Ballena Bay - Poas Volcano (Breakfast)
Today, drive to the central mountain range to set out on your own to explore the real Costa Rica, with its abounding natural beauty. You’ll travel the scenic roads and experience the country’s small villages and rural way of life, with the freedom to stop along the way, walk around the little town squares, and fully immerse yourself in the local culture.
Your ultimate destination today will be the central volcanic mountain range, specifically the cloud forest of the Poas Volcano and Vara Blanca village.
Coming from Bahia Ballena, you’ll find many attractions on route; the first one is Manuel Antonio National Park, the smallest National Park In Costa Rica but one of the most visited due the excellent combination between exuberant jungles and exotic beaches.
Once on the central valley and as you continue on, you should stop at the world-famous coffee plantations of the Doka Estate, or the Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, a collaborative project that teaches visitors about sustainability while shopping for the colorful, locally handmade fair-trade goods.
You’ll continue on the Hydrangeas Touristic Route, which takes you through dairy farms and small roadside markets, amidst scenery that grows more beautiful as you approach the top of the mountain. At the top of the mountain you will reach your accommodations for the night - the Poas Volcano Lodge. This stunning mountain lodge is located on the edge of the cloud forest, with breathtaking views of the Poas Volcano and northern Caribbean plains.
Driving time: Without stops, the route from the Bahia Ballena to the Poas Volcano is approximately 4 hours – however with the recommended stops and other time to explore, you should allow approximately 7 hours.

Accommodations
: Poas Volcano Lodge (2 nights)

Day 7: Poas Volcano (Breakfast)
Your morning will be at leisure to enjoy the resort and explore the nearby attractions. It’s highly recommended that you visit the Poas Volcano National Park (10 minutes from your hotel) to visit the crater, trails and lagoon.
Also, you can visit La Paz Waterfalls Gardens an ecological theme park with beautiful waterfalls, a hummingbird garden and Costa Rica’s largest butterfly garden! Admission is not included.

Day 8: Poas Volcano - San Jose Airport (Breakfast)
Your self-guided Costa Rican adventure ends today. Return your rental car at the San Jose Airport, before boarding your flight home.
Driving time: The trip from your hotel to the airport is only 45 minutes. Please allow extra time for your rental car drop-off.

Package inclusions

  • Regular transportation from San Jose airport to San Jose
  • One night accommodation at Presidente Hotel
  • Six days rental of a 4x4 SUV Compact Manual Car (Dahiatsu Bego or similar)
    (includes: free mileage, pick up place: day 2, drop off place: San Jose airport)
  • Two nights accommodation at Savegre Mountain Lodge, Quetzals Valley area
  • Two nights accommodation at Cristal Ballena Hotel, Ballena Bay area
  • Two nights accommodation at Poas Volcano Lodge, Vara Blanca area
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Sales taxes

Important notes

    • Infants 0-3 years are not allowed. Child rates apply for 4-11 years old. Maximum 2 children in double room when sharing with 2 adults.
    • The program requires a minimum of 2 adults to operate.
    • The program is not available during the following times: December 24, 2017 to January 8, 2018; February 17, 2018 to February 25, 2018; March 24, 2018 to April 01, 2018 and November 17, 2018 to November 25, 2018.
    • Accommodations are as indicated or may be substituted for a similar hotel/accommodation.

    Rent a car policies:

    • Drivers must be a minimum of 21 years old.
    • Drivers must bring a valid drivers license and passport.
    • Drivers must being a personal credit card to cover the insurance and deposit
    • Loss Damage Waive (LDW) insurance is not included and is mandatory. There is a required deposit of $750 USD. Passengers must pay approximately $19 USD per day, depending on the selected.
    • Supplemental Protection Plan insurance is not included but is optional. There is a required deposit of $100 USD. Passengers must pay approximately $37 USD per day.
    • Unlimited mileage is included.
    • Fuel is not included.
    • GPS and or child seats are available at an additional charge, if requested in advance.
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