Toucan, Costa Rica

Guanacaste Beach

Hanging Bridge

Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica

Natural Beauty & Adventure

DEPARTURE: Leave from any city | Join group in San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small, beautifully scenic Central American Country, with two ocean coasts and a wide variety of landscapes in between!

Our tour highlights the National Parks, wildlife viewing, lush forests, volcanoes, hot springs and cloud forests.  Explore nature in a country dedicated to eco-tourism that preserves its delicate ecology for all to enjoy.  You may choose to extend your holiday with an exciting soft-adventure Jungle Odyssey.

  • 9 days | April 6. 2019 | October 5, 2019 | November 2, 2019
  • 9 days | January 13, 2020 | February 15, 2020
  • Worldwide
  • Flight
  • Passport Required
1

Home Cities to San Jose, Costa Rica

Upon arrival relax and soak up the sights of your new surroundings. Your tour begins in this colourful capital city of San Jose.

2

San Jose to Guanacaste

(2 nights) Leave the city and travel through the fertile countryside of the CENTRAL VALLEY world-renowned for its coffee. Be informed of the history and cultivation from ‘seed to cup’ as you tour a local coffee plantation highlighting the production process and its importance to the Costa Rican economy.  Enjoy the lush tropical greenery as you arrive this afternoon in the Guanacaste region, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Rest and relaxation will go hand-in-hand with the mesmerizing ocean views. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.

3

Guanacaste

The day is yours to simply enjoy this tropical paradise.  Explore the nearby town and beaches or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of the amenities offered at your lovely beach resort. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.

4

Guanacaste to Monteverde

(2 nights) Today travel into the MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST, a biological reserve where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! During a nature walk in this spectacular ecosystem you will discover the natural beauty first hand as you encounter the many incredible species of flora and fauna which thrive from the high altitude and steady supply of life-giving moisture.  Home to the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, celebrated for its gorgeous jewel-toned plumage, keep your eyes peeled – you may be lucky enough to spot this strikingly coloured elusive bird!  Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.

5

Monteverde

It’s your choice!  A wealth of information awaits you today as you begin your morning learning about some of the region’s most beautiful wildlife. See an abundance of butterfly species as you visit one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens, followed by a garden-gallery of more than 100 hummingbirds with up to 14 different species.  Then, join an expert for a leisurely-paced natural history walk, study the flora and fauna of this area as you walk along a series of HANGING BRIDGES. – OR – take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica.  If you wish to do both, you may purchase the second as an option on tour.  This evening, extend your learning during an informative lecture on the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year.  Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.

6

Monteverde to Arenal

(2 nights) Discover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery and learn about Monteverde’s reforestation efforts of indigenous trees. Travel through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Monteverde to Arenal for breathtaking views of the volcano. Enjoy a delightful LAKE ARENAL CRUISE on the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Later, check in for a two-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic ARENAL VOLCANO which has been generating lava for the past 30 years.  Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening as you taste your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients.  End your evening dining on the recipes of Costa Rica as a guitarist serenades you.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

7

Arenal

The remote 20,000-acres of CANO NEGRO Wildlife Refuge is home to the largest viewable selection of indigenous wildlife. Explorable only by boat, embark on a guided riverboat trip in a panga (covered canoe), making frequent stops to watch and photograph the wildlife around you.  Crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies are all known to live in the area.  The Arenal Volcano area, known as a land of spas and hot springs, allows you the opportunity to attain a state of complete relaxation with an optional visit to one of the finest spas in the region. Meals Include:  Breakfast.

8

Arenal to San Jose

Visit the whimsical topiary garden in the charming town of Zarcero.  Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour.  See the colourful and bustling PLAZA DE CULTURA.  This evening, enjoy a FAREWELL DINNER. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.

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San Jose to Home

Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your adventure in Costa Rica.  Meals Include:  Breakfast.

Important Travellers Information:

  • To complete your holiday, we include return airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
  • We want you to enjoy your tour with us; therefore, it is important that you know this tour is an adventure! You will view spectacular scenery while experiencing the culture and heritage of the region. We have selected small, comfortable hotels for their locations and they may be considered rustic.

Included in Your Holiday

  • 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners
  • San Jose
  • Coffee Plantation
  • Guanacaste
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Lake Arenal Cruise
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Cano Negro Refuge
  • Zarcero

Tour Extension!

OPTIONAL 3-NIGHT JUNGLE ADVENTURE:
8 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners. Enjoy an exciting soft-adventure Jungle Extension to Tortuguero, the Amazon of Costa Rica. Explore the region’s wildlife by boat viewing macaws, sloths, monkeys, falcons and other native species. Includes roundtrip  ransportation to Tortuguero, 2 nights at the Evergreen, Aninga or Pachira Lodge, 1 night in San Jose and transfer to San Jose Airport on the last day. Please note: This extension is fully escorted by a local representative who will provide all included services.
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2019 Pricing

LAND PORTION ONLY  | Airfare and tax are not included |  Call for best available airfare |  Air ticketing is not advised until tour is guaranteed |
Additional dates available | Some departures – itinerary varies

SPECIALTY TOUR OFFERED WITH “CHANGE OF MIND” CANCELLATION POLICY

FREE DOOR-TO-DOOR AIRPORT TRANSFER WITHIN 100 KM

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Starting at $2,099.00

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