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Costa Rica Adventure with Tortuguero and Guanacaste

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    San Jose (Costa Rica), Costa Rica

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    Liberia, Costa Rica

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      • For a trip with more exclusive Insider experiences, more included meals and upgraded hotels, see our Costa Rica Eco Adventure itinerary featured in the USA & Canada brochure.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Discoveries abound on this Costa Rican all-encompassing adventure. Travel from the vibrant capital, San Jose to quaint artisan settlements before being awestruck by this nation's outstanding natural beauty. From volcanos to rainforests, you'll quickly understand why Costa Rica is famed for its richly diverse ecosystems and the spectacular and unique flora and fauna it affords.


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      Trip code: VRIGT

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      19 Meals
      • 11 Breakfasts

      • 4 Dinners

      • 4 Lunches

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Arenal
          Enjoy trails and suspension bridges, hike along lava trails through Mirador 1968, a private reserve, located adjacent to Volcano Arenal National Park and take a scenic float trip safari with your Local Specialist

        • Monteverde Cloud Forest
          Hike with your Local Specialist who offers insights into the region's unique bird and wildlife ecosystems

        • San Jose
          Enjoy an orientation tour in the capital city of Costa Rica and explore Sarchi, the arts and crafts capital, famed for its intricately painted oxcarts


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 Breakfasts

        • 4 Dinners

        • 4 Lunches


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Costa Rica Adventure with Tortuguero and Guanacaste

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive San Jose

      Pura vida, welcome to Costa Rica. Get settled in at your hotel and start exploring on your own.

      Hotel
      Aloft San Jose

      2. San Jose – Tortuguero (2 Nights)

      Your adventure begins in the morning as you head for Tortuguero. In Guapiles, board a boat that will take you through miles of protected canals and to your hotel where lunch and dinner are included. Wander through Tortuguero village as your Local Specialist shows you the local ways of life before visiting the Green Turtle Research Station.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Turtle Beach Lodge

      3. Tortuguero Sightseeing and Free Time

      Rise early to enjoy the beauty of nature at the best time of the day. Mornings are ideal for cruising the Tortuguero National Park canals as sunrise is when local wildlife is most active. Breakfast will be ready once you get back to the hotel and the rest of the morning will be at leisure to enjoy your hotel's facilities. In the afternoon, take a guided jungle hike. Learn more about the flora and fauna of this region and the projects for its conservation.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      4. Tortuguero – San Jose

      Mid-morning, depart back to San Jose, crossing Braulio Carrillo National Park along the way. Settle into your hotel and relax or explore in San Jose.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Aloft San Jose

      5. San Jose – Monteverde (2 Nights)

      Start the day with a brief sightseeing tour of San Jose, Costa Rica's vibrant capital city. Then head north and stop in Sarchí, a quaint little town known as the cradle of Costa Rican artisanship. The town is perhaps most widely recognised for its colourful and decorative oxcarts that have been made here for over a century. There's time to browse the beautifully intricate arts, crafts and souvenirs. Continue ascending the Tilaran Mountain range and watch as the landscape changes before your eyes as you enter the stunning Cloud Forest area.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Monteverde Country Lodge

      6. Monteverde Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning, join your Local Specialist as you explore The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. This world-renowned forest contains a variety of different types of ecosystems. Learn about the thousands of plants and animal species, many of which are endemic to the area-over 400 species of birds alone, including 30 species of hummingbirds. See howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and possibly the resplendent Quetzal bird. Discover unique flora, including orchids, bromeliads and strangler figs, adding to this forest's already impressive beauty. This afternoon, relax or partake in optional activities. This evening, you may want to transfer into town for dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      El Trapiche Tour

      The tour begins with a walk through the farm where you’ll view sugarcane, banana, orange and coffee plantations. Learn about the coffee making process and how liquor is made of out sugarcane. The farm provides an exciting education to visitors about the various crops and farm life in Costa Rica. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$32.00

      Horseback Riding Tour*

      On your horseback excursion, enjoy sweeping views of the Nicoya Gulf and its islands as you ride your way through coffee and sugarcane plantations, tropical forest and open fields. Be on the lookout for wildlife including toucans, green parrots and white-faced monkeys. Total duration is about 2 ½ hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests.)

      Adult Price: US$75.00

      Sky Tram And Sky Trek*

      Board a comfortable gondola and fly among the trees on the lookout for local wildlife. As you glide among the forest, see how the vegetation changes with the elevation level. At the end of the Sky Tram you will be faced with a choice: return to the starting point in the same way you came or you can enjoy the ultimate adrenaline rush on the Sky Trek. With this option, you will fly across the forest in a series of ten zip lines with heights ranging from 100 – 650 feet (30 to 200 meters) and with lengths of over 650 feet (200 meters). All of these zip lines were built to give you a 360° perspective of the rainforest. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$92.00

      7. Monteverde – Arenal (3 Nights)

      Today, take in the wonderful vistas of coffee plantations and cattle ranches as you make your way toward Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano National Park. Arrive at your beautiful resort for a relaxing three night stay. Surrounded by Costa Rica's most richly diverse ecosystems, your secluded resort features spectacular views overlooking the San Carlos River. Enjoy outdoor pools, a botanical and butterfly garden and abundant wildlife, including tame iguanas roaming around the property. Dinner is included this evening at the resort.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Tilajari Resort

      8. Arenal Full Day Sightseeing

      Rise and shine for an early guided hike through Mirador 1968. This private reserve, located next to Arenal Volcano National Park, is named in honour of the volcano's greatest eruption which changed the panorama of this region. As you walk along the lava trails, you'll see evidence of the volcanic activity in the area and its effect. Continue to the town of La Fortuna and enjoy some time to browse. This afternoon, head toward the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Here, "sky walk" with your Local Specialist across suspension bridges and through tree canopies, giving you a close up view of life in the canopy. This evening, visit a hot springs resort where you'll be able to enjoy and relax in the mineral hot pools coming directly from the volcano.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      9. Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning, enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest and experience its peacefulness-on a safari float trip down the Peñas Blancas River. Appreciate the wonders of the Peñas Blancas River and the surrounding rainforest as you glide silently taking photos of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans and numerous tropical birds. Your professional guide will share with you educational and interesting explanations about the plants and animals that call the jungle home. Along the way, visit a farming family who live on the river, untouched by modern conveniences. Return to the resort in time for lunch, followed by a horseback ride through the rainforest. The rest of the day is at leisure to pursue your own interests. Swim, play tennis, stroll through the botanical and butterfly gardens or partake in optional activities such as ziplining, white water rafting adventures or perhaps a massage at the spa. This evening, get together with your fellow travellers for dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      10. Arenal – Guanacaste

      Experience a huge contrast in scenery as you transfer to the tropical paradise of Guanacaste, located in the northwestern part of the country along the Pacific Coast, with its famous sun-drenched beaches.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Esplendor Tamarindo (Ocean-view Room)

      11. Guanacaste Free Time

      A full day at leisure to enjoy your resort's facilities, the area's beaches, surfing, sunning or hiking. Your Travel Director can help your day.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      12. Depart Guanacaste

      Your Costa Rican holiday ends after breakfast this morning.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • Arenal
          Enjoy trails and suspension bridges, hike along lava trails through Mirador 1968, a private reserve, located adjacent to Volcano Arenal National Park and take a scenic float trip safari with your Local Specialist

        • Monteverde Cloud Forest
          Hike with your Local Specialist who offers insights into the region's unique bird and wildlife ecosystems

        • San Jose
          Enjoy an orientation tour in the capital city of Costa Rica and explore Sarchi, the arts and crafts capital, famed for its intricately painted oxcarts


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 Breakfasts

        • 4 Dinners

        • 4 Lunches


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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