Description

Delve into the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s vibrant rainforests and diverse natural habitats on this 8 day/7 night adventure. Come view the splendid wildlife by boat as you cruise across the Tortuguero Conservation Area heading towards the Tortuguero National Park area and stay in a forest lodge. Take the opportunity to photograph caimans andcrocodiles dozing on the banks, fresh water turtles basking on rocks andcarefree monkeys swinging through the canopy with clinging babies.Visit the quiet and car-freeTortuguero Village with its deep Afro-Caribbean roots. Join in a guided nature-viewing hike through Tortuguero National Park. Take-in views of San Miguel beach, the village of Venecia, and the hot mineral springs of AguasZarcas en route to Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands with its diverse pastures, wetlands, jungles,rain forests, cloud forests and river webs.Luxuriate and rejuvenate in the thermal waters of Tabacón Hot Springs. Explore Arenal Volcano National Park, Venado Caves, and La Fortuna Waterfall on an optional excursion Tour the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and so much more!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s rainforest habitats
  • View the splendid wildlife by boat across the Tortuguero Conservation Area
  • Visit the Tortuguero Village with its deep Afro- Caribbean roots
  • Join in a guided nature viewing hike through Tortuguero National Park
  • Take-in views of San Miguel beach, the village of Venecia, and the hot mineral springs of Aguas Zarcas
  • Explore Arenal Volcano National Park, Venado Caves, and La Fortuna Waterfall on an optional excursion
  • Tour the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve


Itinerary

Day 1 - SAN JOSE

Arrive in San José and transfer to selected hotel. Overnight in San José.

Day 2 - SAN JOSE I TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

This morning, we head towards the Northern Caribbean Lowlands. Once on the Caribbean side, embark on a scenic 2 ½ hour boat ride to Tortuguero National Park. The reserve hosts eleven different habitats, including rainforests, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches and lagoons. It is home to over 400 bird, 60 frog, 30 freshwater fish, and 3 monkey species. After lunch we’ll visit Tortuguero village. Overnight at your selected lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy your second day in Tortuguero National Park. Depending on the weather (the Park receives up to 250 inches of rain a year), join in a guided hike through the jungle to learn about the Park’s biological diversity and its ecosystems that support threatened flora and fauna species. Take time to explore the secondary canals where you will have a more intimate encounter with the 400-plus tree species. Overnight at your selected Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK I ARENAL VOLCANO

Midmorning we head to Guapiles for lunch in the heart of Costa Rica’s banana growing region. Continue towards the north passing the agricultural town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, San Miguel beach, the village of Venecia, and the hot springs of Aguas Zarcas to reach the town of La Fortuna. Overnight at your selected Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - ARENAL VOLCANO

This day is at your leisure to explore the area. We highly recommend a visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park (optional excursion). Although the Volcano is currently in a resting phase, it is assuredly still alive. The Park also offers a wide range of activities. From horseback riding and hiking to zip-lining, whitewater rafting, and more! You can also visit the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Venado Caves and La Fortuna Waterfall. Overnight at your selected hotel. (B)

Day 6 - ARENAL VOLCANO I MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST

In the morning, depart to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Board the passenger boat at Arenal Lake Dam dock for a 30-minute cruise across Lake Arenal, enjoying great views of the Volcano and the Monteverde mountain range. Then, by land, ascend through the Tilarán Mountain Range. Tonight, tour the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and discover the wonders of the tropical cloud forest when most wildlife species are active and a new world awakens. (B)

Day 7 - MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST

Day at leisure to enjoy the Cloud Forest by day. It may be your only chance to spot the delightful quetzal with its iridescent green and brilliant blue body and red belly. Alternate tour options include: the Orchid Garden, Frog Pond, the small Bat Jungle; or Butterfly Garden. Beyond wildlife, you can opt to tour the Monteverde Cheese Factory, a coffee or sugar cane plantation tour, or enjoy zip-lining for beginners. Overnight at your selected hotel. (B)

Day 8 - MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST I SAN JOSE TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to San Jose International airport to board your flight back home. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • All transfers are based on private unescorted service with Spanish speaking driver
  • All tours are based on shared services with Spanishs speaking driver and Bilingual guide
  • Visit Tortuguero Village
  • Guided hike through Tortuguero National Park
  • Tour the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • *ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR TRAVEL IN LUXURY PROGRAM: AIRPORT & INTERCITY TRANSFERS ARE PRIVATE WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES.

Hotels

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Kioro | hotels in Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

Arenal Kioro

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Arenal Manoa | hotels in Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

Arenal Manoa

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Tortuguero

Evergreen Lodge | hotels in Tortuguero Costa Rica

Evergreen Lodge

2 Nights / Style
The Ever Green Lodge is located amid Tortuguero National Park, and offers spacious rooms, complimentary meals, free Wi-F...

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Aninga Lodge| hotels in Tortuguero Costa Rica

Aninga Lodge

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San Jose

 Real InterContinental| hotels in San Jose Costa Rica

Real InterContinental

1 Nights / Luxury
This impressive hotel is in San José’s stylish Escazú district, next to the Multiplaza Shopping Center. It offers an...

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Radisson Hotel| hotels in San Jose Costa Rica

Radisson Hotel

1 Nights / Style
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Monteverde

El Establo Mountain Hotel | hotels in Monteverde Costa Rica

El Establo Mountain Hotel

2 Nights / Style
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Monteverde Country Lodge| hotels in Monteverde Costa Rica

Monteverde Country Lodge

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.

    Local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses, tips for guides, drivers and waitresses as well as all items not mentioned above are not included.

Departures & Rates

HOTELS/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU APRIL 2019

Travel in Style

Double Single
$1339 $1789

Travel in Luxury

Double Single
$2139 $2959

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