Grab your camera and get ready for a wonderful holiday to Costa Rica! Witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy relaxing dips in ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture on this thrilling adventure. Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife. Your guide will look out for the wildlife—including freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans, and monkeys—so you can sit back, relax, and take plenty of pictures.
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Day 1: Arrive In San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon arrival, you will be met by your Tour Director, who will help you check into your hotel.
Hotel: Doubletree Cariari
Day 2: San Jose – Cariari – Tortuguero National Park
A local Naturalist accompanies you on a leisurely Boat Ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby Rainforest. During the peak nesting season (mid-July to mid-October) you may be lucky enough to observe an endangered green turtle laying her eggs under the starlight on an optional tour. Later this afternoon, meet a local Naturalist for an informative Presentation on the ecology of the area.
Hotel: Evergreen Lodge, 2 Nights
Day 3: Tortuguero National Park Tour & Canal Cruise
A local Naturalist accompanies you on a leisurely Boat Ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby Rainforest. During the peak nesting season (mid-July to mid-October) you may be lucky enough to observe an endangered green turtle laying her eggs under the starlight on an optional tour.
Day 4: Tortuguero – Sarapiqui – Arenal
A morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Sarapiqui area. Tour a Pineapple Farm, owned by a local family, and learn about the history, cultivation, and industry of pineapples. Continue to your hotel in the lush town of Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. After settling in, experience the magic of the resort’s pool and hot spring-fed jacuzzi, or consider a walk in the nearby nature trail in search of 300- to 400-year-old trees, poisonous frogs, monkeys, birds, and possibly small animals native to the area.
Hotel: Volcano Lodge & Gardens, 2 Nights
Day 5: Arenal
During your morning at leisure, you may wish to go on an optional horseback ride or float trip. Or, you can take advantage of your resort’s amenities by walking along the shaded trails nearby. Later this afternoon, visit Arenal Volcano National Park, where your guide takes you on a walk through lava trails of the volcano and shows you how nature has found a way to recover from past lava flows. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, offering spectacular views of the active Arenal Volcano. This evening, drive to nearby famous Tabacon Hot Springs for a dip in the curative and relaxing pools. Later, enjoy a dinner at the hot springs.
Day 6: Arenal – Monteverde
After breakfast, continue to Monteverde, where you will enjoy two days in the cloud forest. This afternoon, take a guided tour on the Sky Walk hanging bridges, which combines trails and suspension bridges through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest, to search for flora and fauna.
Hotel: El Establo, 2 Nigths
Day 7: Monteverde
This morning, visit Children’s Eternal Rainforest for a guided walking tour. Over 600 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds have been recorded inside this private reserve, along with 100 reptile and 120 mammal species that hide within the dense vegetation. Later, visit the family-owned Ecological Sanctuary, where you will explore the trails through coffee and banana plantations filled with endemic wildlife and beautiful scenery. After the walk, enjoy a Cooking Class to learn how to prepare authentic Costa Rican food like hand-made tortillas, picadillos, and gallo pinto. Dine on your creations for a homemade lunch! Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner, toasting an unforgettable discovery of Costa Rica.
Day 8: Monteverde – Sarchi – San Jose
En route to San Jose, visit Sarchi Village, known as the centre of Costa Rican handcrafts and where you will see the artists in their workshops making the famous oxcarts. Next stop is Grecia Village to see the metal church that was imported from Belgium to Puerto Limon in 1897. The church was transported by oxcarts to its present-day location, but sat in the plaza for 10 years before being reconstructed.
Hotel: Doubletree Cariari
Day 9: San Jose
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|February: 08, 15, 22, 29||$3,029.00||$3,701.00|
|March: 07, 28||$3,029.00||$3,701.00|
|October: 03, 17||$3,029.00||$3,701.00|
|Meals:||8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||8 nights accommodating|
|Guide:||An expert Travel Director and separate Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.