Custom Costa Rica Travel and Vacation Packages
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Mark SydneyCosta Rica vacations for non-anglers are handled by Richard Krug’s long-time associate Mark Sydney, who has lived in Costa Rica for 17 years, and has 15 years experience putting together custom travel arrangements for Costa Rica’s Travel Web, Fish Costa Rica, American Sportfishing,Real Estate in Costa Rica and Costa Rica Fishing.

Cat CruiseSpeaking French, Spanish, Russian (and of course English) and a smattering of Italian and German, plus some street Arabic, Hungarian and Finnish not acceptable in ‘proper’ circles, Mark’s skills and experience enable him to specialize in arrangingcustom travel vacations and tourist packages with private transportation if desired in the upper and high-end categories.

Not all tourists fish, and not all anglers fishing in Costa Rica spend each day going after sails, marlin, dorado, roosters, tarpon and snook. They also go on one-day tours like ziplining, white water river rafting, scuba diving and visit some of Costa Rica’s internationally-acclaimed ecological reserves and wildlife sactuaries. Mark will put together a custom itinerary for you featuring the country’s finest hotels and resorts at prices you will find attractive.

VolcanoThis superbly beautiful tropical country in exotic Central America, about the size of Massachusetts and New Hampshire combined, has it all: excellent hotels; fine dining; small, intimate beaches; the active, majestic Arenal Volcano and hot springs; tropical cloud and rain forests; lush jungle canals, hiking paths and rivers; aquatic adventures such as sportfishing, diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking and romantic sunset cruises; mangrove swamps; coral reefs; exciting white water rafting and exhilarating canopy/zip line tours; international tournament-class golf courses; coffee plantations and much, much more that you’ll want to see and experience.

Let us plan a complete Costa Rica vacation – we offer eco-vacations, adventure vacations for the really active, relaxing beach vacations – with accommodation, tours and transfers for you, your family and/or your friends. Call Mark Sydney now at one of our toll-free numbers – 1-800-407-9438 or 1-800-399-8532 – or e-mail us for more information so we can start the ball rolling. Enjoy your next vacation in Costa Rica, Central America’s tropical paradise.

Below is a sample eight-day, seven-night Custom Eco-Vacation Itinerary that takes you to the Arenal Volcano, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and an exciting day of White Water Rafting on the Pacuare River:


Grano de OroDay 1 – Arrival in San José. Private A/C minivan transfer with an experienced, bilingual driver from the International airport to an attractive downtown boutique hotel.

Day 2 – After-breakfast transfer by private A/C minivan with an experienced, bilingual driver (about three hours), commercial or private charter flight (25 minutes) to ARENAL VOLCANO/LA FORTUNA. Overnight at a first-class hotel with scenic volcano view. Afternoon and evening free to enjoy the volcano, its awesome rumbling, sparks and lava flows by night.

Day 3 – After breakfast: EXPLORE THE VENADO CAVES. Descend to the Earth’s inner-depths during a two-hour trek with a bilingual guide through underground waterfalls and smooth, stone passage-ways – see prehistoric, marine fossils and exotic cave formations. Afternoon you are free to relax at one of the local hot springs* or take other tours, such as horseback trips to the nearby RIO FORTUNA WATERFALLS, or the late afternoon ‘LIQUID LAVA’ tour where you hike with a bilingual naturalist guide through the lush rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano. On clear nights you can see the amazing lava flow of Central America’s most-active volcano. Later, take a relaxing dip in natural hot springs and enjoy the area’s specialty tropical drinks at a swim-up bar.

Monteverde Clooud ForestDay 4 – After breakfast: HORSEBACK TRAVEL TO MONTEVERDE. Travel the old-fashioned way – this horseback ride is recommended for horse lovers and adventurers of all levels. Ride along a very scenic and safe trail (your luggage will be transported by car) through the lush and beautiful rainforest circling Lake Arenal where you will get several glorious views of the Arenal Volcano and probably encounter toucans, Montezuma Oropendolas, sloths, monkeys, the elusive ‘paca’ and other tropical flora and fauna. The lake trail is safe all year-round, and you will have excellent – and gentle – horses. Check in at a first-class hotel near the world-famous Monteverde cloud forest reserve. Afternoon and evening free to relax and explore the reserve.

Day 5 – After breakfast: the all-day SELVATURA COMBINATION PACKAGEwhich includes an exiting canopy/zipline tour; a 1.9-mile walk through the cloud forest over eight bridges whose lengths range between 150 and 510 feet at altitudes between 36 and 180 feet; and tours of the Serpentarium, Butterfly Farm, Insect Museum and Orchid Farm. Arrive back at your hotel at about 4:30 PM.

White Water RaftingDay 6 – Morning free to relax or to do your own exploration* of the reserve and Monteverde area. Mid-afternoon private A/C minivan transfer (about three and a half hours) with an experienced, bilingual driver to San José. Check in at the boutique hotel.

Day 7 – Early morning: CLASS II-IV WHITE WATER RAFTING ON THE PACUARE RIVER. Pick-up between 6 and 6:30 AM. Travel by scenic coaster to the Pacuare River where expert river guides will give you a quick course in white water rafting and safety before you begin your 18-mile journey through tropical forests with breathtaking scenery populated by toucans, parrots and other birds. After lunch, paddle through more adrenaline-pumping rapids and marvel at amazing scenery such as the narrow canyon of Dos Montañas. Arrive back in San José at about 5 PM.

Day 8 – Departure Day: Private A/C minivan transfer with an experienced, bilingual driver to the International airport for your flight home.

* Indicates items NOT INCLUDED in package price, such as international air travel, meals (except where indicated otherwise) and gratuities.

Sarchi OxcartFish Costa Rica Vacation and Travel Packages will carefully tailor each and every one of our complete Costa Rica vacation packages to our clients’ requests and interests. Call us for more information. Tell us what you like, and we’ll make sure that you see and do it.

Group size is not a problem. We can arrange custom Costa Rica travel and vacation packages if you are only one person traveling alone, or if you are 21 on a family excursion. We also specialize in executive corporate travel. If your business has a travel department, please have them call. Travel agencies and freelance travel agents are also welcome to call us; we offer attractive cooperation incentives.



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