Costa Rica with Alyssa Ritchey Adventure

San Jose - Monteverde - Arenal

2020: Dec 1 - Dec 7

Experience the best of Costa Rica! Explore the rainforests and waterfalls, trek up volcanoes, cook up some local cuisine and have a genuine good time with your host, Alyssa.

  • 7 days

  • 10 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners included

  • Fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). We'll provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

  • Fly out of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). We'll provide two transfers on the final morning.

Activities Included

  • Selvatura's Hanging Bridges Tour
  • Monteverde Night Tour
  • Rio Celeste Volcano and Waterfall Hike
  • Hot Springs Entrance
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Trek
  • Costa Rican Cooking Class
  • La Paz Waterfall Trek

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 4 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

Alyssa Ritchey

AUTHENTIC. AMBITIOUS. EXUBERANT. Three words to best describe Alyssa and her personality. Alyssa grew up in a rural town, with little money to travel, and spent most of her time raising cattle and chickens with her family. As she got older, she promised herself that she would one day explore the world. Alyssa’s first adventure was to Chiang Mai, Thailand which was a solo travel experience where she learned so much about herself and the beauty of this world. Now, she is ready to travel with YOU and is beyond excited to explore the Costa Rica wilderness and embark on this new adventure together!

Itinerary

Day 1

Bienvenidos and welcome to Costa Rica! TrovaTrip will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After you get settled, you’ll join the rest of the crew for a welcome dinner and toast to the fun week ahead!

Overnight in San Jose

Arrival: Fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). We'll provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

Included: Welcome Dinner, Airport Transfer


Day 2

Eat breakfast at the hotel, and then you're off to Monteverde! After settling in, you will embark on a relaxing nature walk through Selvatura’s Hanging Bridges where you will admire the cloud forest canopy and take in the rich biodiversity of the rainforest (1.5 - 2 hours)

Overnight in Monteverde

Included: Breakfast, Selvatura's Hanging Bridges Tour, Lunch


Day 3

Relax and enjoy your quaint hotel in the morning. In the afternoon, partake in an optional canopy zip line tour through the cloud forest of Monteverde. This is an epic but intense adventure where you'll be able to take in the beauty of the rainforest form a truly unique perspective.

As sunset falls, the jungle, and its creatures of the night awaken! Head out on a night walk with your crew to learn about nocturnal wildlife and experience the magic of walking in the jungle at night with a nationally certified guide.

Overnight in Monteverde

Included: Breakfast, Monteverde Night Tour

Optional: Zip Lining Tour + Lunch


Day 4

Grab breakfast at the hotel before you depart to the northern plains of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano area.

On the way, you will make a pit-stop at Tenorio National Park which is a dormant volcano. Here you will see some of the volcano’s past activity as you walk the trails before taking in the beauty of the Rio Celeste — the river and waterfall that seem to have been painted blue by a brush.

After, you will head to the Baldi Hot Springs to soak up the mineral water and relax before a delicious Spanish meal.

Overnight in Arenal

Included: Breakfast, Rio Celeste Volcano and Waterfall Hike, Lunch, Baldi Hot Springs Visit, Dinner


Day 5

Ready for another adventure? Sign up for the optional canyoneering tour! Rappel down waterfalls, hike through canyons and experience the diverse Costa Rica wilderness.

In the afternoon, you will have a guided tour of Arenal Volcano National Park followed by a Costa Rican cooking lesson. Learn how to cook up some Tico-style "picadillos", tortillas and "guisados" while sipping on homemade tropical Costa Rican cocktails or jungle juice.

Overnight in Arenal

Included: Breakfast, Arenal Volcano National Park Trek, Costa Rican Cooking Lesson

Optional: Canyoneering Adventure Tour


Day 6

Relax and eat breakfast before departing for San Jose on your last day. On the way, you will visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Animal Rescue Center. Take in the beauty of the five different waterfalls you will see along this hike while observing the numerous different species of birds. After, take a tour around the toucan, sloth, butterfly, and monkey exhibits before a delicious local lunch.

Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city with your newfound travel buddies. This evening you will gather for one last group meal to reminisce on all the memories and good times had!

Overnight in San Jose

Included: Breakfast, La Paz Waterfall and Animal Rescue Center Tour, Farewell Dinner


Day 7

All good things must come to an end. Until next time my friends!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). We'll provide two transfers on the final morning.

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