COSTA RICA ADVENTURE

HIGHLIGHTS

Poas Volcano National Park • Coffee Plantation Visit • Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise • Arenal Volcano National Park • Monteverde Cloud Forest • Selvatura Park & Hanging Bridges • Butterfly Garden • Hummingbird Gallery • Carara National Park • Orchid Garden Tour • Sarchi Artisan Village

 

INCLUDES

8 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 16 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Depart USA - Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica

Arrive in San Jose, meet your Professional Naturalist Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. On the 4th voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1502, the explorer and his crew discovered the Caribbean side of a beautiful territory he called, “Costa Rica” or “Rich Coast”. Costa Rica is Central America’s greatest hidden gem, a haven for Eco-tourism featuring lush forests, magnificent waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and diverse ecosystems.

 

Day 2 - San Jose - Poas Volcano National Park

Today enjoy the scenery of the Central Valley, surrounded by soaring mountains, strawberry plantations and flower farms. Visit a Coffee Plantation to sample fresh Costa Rican coffee and learn about the history and cultivation of the coffee bean. Later travel past tropical landscapes for a visit of Poas Volcano National Park to view the dramatic mile wide crater from an overlook. Also stop at the Sarchi Artisan Village, known as the cradle of craftsmanship and an ideal place to shop for an oxcart, Costa Rica’s best known craft & souvenir. Overnight in the Arenal Volcano National Park area (La Fortuna) for the next two evenings. Tonight join your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

 

Day 3 - La Fortuna - Day of Leisure

Today enjoy the amenities of your resort and spa hotel. The resort features a wonderful viewing angle of the Arenal Volcano and is surrounded by lush gardens, walking paths, excellent bird watching, swimming pools and hot springs. Enjoy dinner at the resort. (B,D)

 

Day 4 - Arenal Volcano National Park - Monteverde

This morning visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Its constant emissions of gases and lava will amaze you. Later check into your hotel in the Monteverde Cloud Forest area for a two night stay and enjoy dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 - Monteverde

Today experience the conservation project at Selvatura Park. Enjoy a unique opportunity to walk across Hanging Bridges & discover first hand the natural beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the largest and most enchanting wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas. Enjoy interesting visits to the Butterfly Garden, home to 50 different species, and the Hummingbird Gallery, home to many species from the cloud forest.       (B,D)


Day 6 - Monteverde - Jaco Beach

This morning travel west to the Jaco Beach area, located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for a two night resort stay. Jaco Beach area is one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica and is well known for wildlife viewing, sport fishing and surfing. Enjoy a visit to the Carara National Park, a tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary and one of the world’s few nesting places for the scarlet macaw. (B,D)

 

Day 7 - Morning at Leisure - Crocodile Cruise

Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the amenities of the resort complex. Maybe take an optional excursion via Tranopy or Zip Line. Later set out for an exciting Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise. The 2-hour cruise highlights crocodiles and spectacular bird-viewing while cruising the Tarcoles River. (B,D)

 

Day 8 - Jaco Beach - San Jose

This morning enjoy a bit of leisure time before departing for San Jose. En route visit an Orchid Garden and gain insight into the stunning diversity of orchids. Tonight enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

 

Day 9 - San Jose - Return to USA

Fly home filled with wonderful memories of Costa Rica. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

 

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