Day 2 – San Jose – Doka Coffee Estate – Guanacaste
Journey through the lush countryside of the Central Valley to the fertile region world-renowned for its coffee. A tour of the Doka Coffee Estate highlights the history and cultivation of coffee and its importance to the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in the Guanacaste region, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Here, rest and relaxation go hand-in-hand with mesmerizing ocean views and lush tropical greenery. Settle in for a relaxing two-night stay at your resort. (B/D) Esplendor Tamarindo
Day 3 – Guanacaste
Fun in the sun is in store for you as you enjoy this paradise. Explore the nearby town and beaches, take an optional cruise, or simply relax by the pool or beach and take advantage of the amenities offered at your lovely resort. (B)Esplendor Tamarindo
Day 4 – Guanacaste – Monteverde
You won’t believe your eyes as you travel into the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Upon arrival in Monteverde, take a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem and encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna up-close. This forest is the home of the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, celebrated for its gorgeous jewel-toned plumage. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot this elusive bird! (B/D) El Establo
Day 5 – Monteverde
Begin your day at Selvatura Park, a cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde. Venture into an enchanting, colorful world as you explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens with more than 30 species of tropical butterflies. Next, be dazzled in a nearby gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Embark on a guided walking tour above the forest floor on a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” tour and get a different perspective on the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and flora. If you are feeling adventurous you may take an optional canopy zip-line tour. This evening, learn many interesting facts from a local expert regarding the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year. (B/D) El Establo
Day 6 – Monteverde – Lake Arenal Cruise – Arenal
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. Traverse through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Monteverde to Arenal, where breathtaking views of the volcano await you. Be surrounded by tranquility on a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Later, check in for a two-night stay at a typical lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano which has been generating lava for the past 30 years. Before dinner, enjoy a cooking demonstration and learn how native, exotic vegetables and plants contribute to the unique flavors of Costa Rican cuisine. (B/D) Arenal Springs Resort
Day 7 -Arenal – Cano Negro – Arenal
Of all Costa Rica’s nature preserves, the remote 20,000 acres of Cano Negro are home to the largest viewable selection of indigenous wildlife. Embark on a Cano Negro guided river boat trip in a panga (covered canoe), stopping along the way to observe and photograph the wildlife that surround you which may include crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies — all known to live in the area. The Arenal Volcano area is also known as the land of spas and hot springs. Later in the day you will have an opportunity to attain a state of complete relaxation with an optional visit to one of the finest spas in the region. (B/D) Arenal Springs Resort
Day 8 – Arenal – Zarcero – Grecia – National Theatre – San Jose
Discover the charming town of Zarcero and visit its well-known whimsical topiary garden. Continue to the small, picturesque town of Grecia to see the unusual metal church constructed of brick-red metal panes; walk the beautifully landscaped central park; or shop at the traditional local market. Later, visit San Jose’s colorful Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnificent building of post-Baroque splendor. This evening enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner. (B/D) Doubletree Cariari Hotel
Day 9 – San Jose – Tour Ends
Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your adventure in Costa Rica. (B)
Monthly departures through 2016. Call for specific dates of travel
Rates from $1,699 per person double (single supplement available)
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Enhance your trip to Costa Rica with an exciting soft adventure to Tortuguero National Park, the Amazon of Costa Rica. Experience a spectacular boat cruise through the various canals exploring the region’s wildlife where you’ll have the opportunity to see macaws, sloths, toucans, howler monkeys, falcons and other native species. You’ll also join a bird watching excursion and visit the world’s Green Turtle Research Station and discover how to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. Accommodations are at an eco-lodge, surrounded by the beauty of the tropical forest and amazing wildlife.
Rates from $499 per person double (single supplement available)
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Tour code: VC
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