Journey into the emerald rainforests of Costa Rica. Come face to face with exotic wildlife, see Arenal Volcano and more. Embark on an eco-adventure through a land of volcanoes, waterfalls and cloud forests. Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world’s best cacao and go on a journey back in time with a native Quaker who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde.
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Day 1: Arrive San José
Welcome to San José where your journey begins with a warm greeting from a local host at the airport and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Sheraton San Jose
Day 2: San José – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park
After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, a Cultural Insight. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero, 2 nights
Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
Glide through the canals and waterways of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air, and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you’re here in July, take an optional trip to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach.
Day 4: Tortuguero National Park – Sarapiquí
Board your boat and bid adiós to Tortuguero. Enjoy lunch along the way before a visit a Tico family’s palm plantation where you’ll learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm, a Cultural Insight. After a mid-afternoon arrival at your hotel, join your Travel Director on an easy hike looking for the exotic birds. With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw. Your evening is free.
Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort
Day 5: Sarapiquí – Arenal
Embark on an optional rafting trip. We Connect with Locals, joining the Quintana Family for a Be My Guest lunch at their eco-friendly hacienda. Make a Difference and learn how your visit contributes to the local community. We continue to Arenal Volcano, where we spend the afternoon relaxing.
Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Day 6: Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde.
Hotel: El Establo Mountain, 2 nights
Day 7: Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing
Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and offers extremely high biodiversity. Later, ascend to the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of 6 suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, trade stories of your experiences at a Farewell Dinner.
Day 8: Monteverde – Depart San José
Bid farewell to Monteverde and transfer to San José International Airport.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|January: 11, 18, 25, 31||$2,625.00||$3,375.00|
|February: 08, 12, 15, 22, 29||$2,575.00||$3,325.00|
|March: 14, 21, 28||$2,595.00||$3,345.00|
|April: 11, 18, 25||$2,595.00||$3,345.00|
|May: 02, 16, 23||$2,595.00||$3,345.00|
|June: 13, 20, 27||$2,595.00||$3,345.00|
|July: 18, 25||$2,595.00||$3,345.00|
|December: 05, 19||$2,575.00||$3,325.00|
|Meals:||7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 6 Dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||7 nights accommodation|
|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.