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  • Days: 10
  • Countries: 1
  • Cities: 4
  • Dates: Apr 20’ - Oct 20'
  • Max People : 40
  • Min Age : 12+

On this Costa Rica tour spend two nights each in Monteverde, Arenal and Toruguero and three nights in San Jose. With its abundant wildlife and splendid beauty, it’s no wonder Costa Rica is synonymous with pura vida –the good life. The verdant cloud forest of Monteverde is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. Here, search for wildlife as you explore Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve –home to jaguars, resplendent quetzals, pumas, monkeys, sloths, ocelots, many species of birds, and a large diversity of plant species –with an expert Naturalist. In Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano (considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes), visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Made up of 15 bridges suspended in the treetops, you’ll see the flora and fauna from a different perspective. Be sure to have your camera ready for when your Naturalist points out monkeys, sloths, butterflies, birds, and other animals commonly seen here.

 

Start/End Location

Costa Rica

Tour Style

At Leisure 
These un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel.

Price Includes

  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in San Jose.
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodations in Tortuguero
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodations in Monteverde.
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodations in Arenal.
  • 14 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 2 dinners.
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.

 

Hotels

San Jose: Park Inn Radisson*
Tortuguero: Evergreen Lodge*
Montiverde: Monteverde Country Lodge*
Arenal: Magic Mountain Hotel*

* Please note that hotels listed are only reference.  Exact hotel will be provided at confirmation.

What you'll love
  • TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK – Guided sightseeing and cruise through the Tortuguero National Park canals to view wildlife; guided nature walk through the rainforest; visit Tortuguero town; guided visit of the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum; Guapiles nature walk
  • MONTEVERDE – Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve; Naturalist-led tour of the reserve
  • ARENAL – Visit Arenal National Park; Naturalist-led tour of the Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • SARCHI – Visit to the artisan village to see the famous Costa Rica ox carts
  • SAN JOSÉ – City orientation tour

 

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Itinerary

Day 1Costa Rica.

Arrive in Costa Rica and check-in to your hotel. Balance of day is at leisure.

Day 2San José -Tortuguero National Park

This morning, depart San José for the Caribbean shores, where you’ll find Tortuguero National Park, a must-see when visiting Costa Rica! Afte a drive to the east coast, embark on a CRUISE which takes you to the bio-diverse rainforest of TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. Your expert Naturalist will accompany you and point out the many species that can be found in this area including white-faced capuchin, howler, spider monkeys, toucans, macaws, tapirs, ocelot, manatees, and even jaguars! The area is also famous for the five species of turtles that repeatedly come her each year to lay their eggs. Upon arrival at the lodge, enjoy a welcome drink and briefing before some time to explore prior to dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3Tortuguero National Park

This morning, take a Naturalist-guided CRUISE of the remote yet extensive Tortuguero canals famous for its abundant wildlife. Your eagle-eye guide will help you spot some of the fauna that call this region home which includes more than 125 species of mammals, 124 species of reptiles, and over 375 species of birds. Return to the lodge for a NATURE WALK into the rainforest led by your guide who explains the flora commonly found here and its uses. This afternoon, visit the small town of Tortuguero consisting of a few shops and restaurants, no cars, and dirt roads. Here, visit the SEA TURTLE CONSERVANCY MUSEUM and learn about the various endangered sea turtles that come here annually to nest and lay their eggs. This area was declared a National Park in 1975 to protect these turtles and today Tortuguero is home to the largest green turtle rookery in North America. Other turtles found here include the Hawksbill, Leatherback, Loggerhead, and Olive Ridley. If you are lucky, you may be able to observe some of these turtles nesting on the beach during an optional night walk on the beach. (B,L,D)

Day 4Tortuguero National Park -Guapiles -San José

A morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Guapiles area. After lunch in Guapiles, continue to San José for the night. (B,L)

Day 5San José -Monteverde

This morning transfer to the cloud forest of Monteverde. Situated on the continental divide under a misty cloud coverage, Monteverde is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. Exploring the trails here reveals green habitats teeming with life. Over 3,000 species of plants, 400 species of birds, 60 species of bats, 1,200 species of amphibians, and 700 species of butterflies –to name a few –call this area home. It is also one of the last remaining places in the world that is home to all six species of cats: ocelots, jaguars, jaguarundi, pumas, oncillas, and marguays. If you are lucky, this is also a great spot to catch a glimpse of one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful birds, the resplendent quetzal. (B)

Day 6Monteverde

Today, visit SANTA ELENA CLOUD FOREST RESERVE during a Naturalist guided walking tour. Established in 1989, the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve comprises an area of 765 acres, and is home to forest fauna such as sloths, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, coatis, and numerous species of birds. With almost 100% humidity throughout the year, the cloud forest experiences almost 12 feet of rain per year. This afternoon, you may wish to explore this verdant area further or perhaps head into town or venture into the rainforest canopy for a bird’s eye view of the region. (B)

Day 7Monteverde - Arenal

Depart Monteverde for the must-see town of Arenal located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. Currently, Arenal Volcano is in a resting phase but prior to 2010 the volcano was known for its consistent lava flows and gas emissions. Arenal is home to cascading waterfalls, thriving rainforests, abundant wildlife, and a plethora of outdoor activities. After settling in, experience the magic of the resort’s pool and Jacuzzis or consider a walk along the nearby nature trails in search of 300- to 400-year-old trees, poisonous frogs, monkeys, birds, and possibly small animals native to the area. (B)

Day 8Arenal

Today will be spent exploring ARENAL NATIONAL PARK and its vast primary rainforest, and learning about its rich biodiversity. Venture into the jungle canopy on the ARENAL HANGING BRIDGES, which consist of 15 bridges suspended in the treetops and allows your Naturalist to point out various species of plants, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, and other animals commonly found here. On a clear day, you will get a 360-degree view of the tropical rainforest, as well as stunning views of Arenal Volcano. This afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, perhaps take an optional tour to the world-famous Tabacón Hot Springs. These natural hot springs are the result of rainwater heated by magma in the Earth’s interior that then rises to the surface, taking with it minerals found in the Earth’s crust. Enjoy time to relax in the waters that are so beneficial to your skin and body. (B)

Day 9Arenal - Sarchi - San José

En route to San José, visit SARCHI Village, known as the center of Costa Rican handicrafts and where you’ll see the artists in their workshops making the famous ox carts. Enjoy time here for lunch before continuing to San José for a short city ORIENTATION to see the historic National Theater, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and other sites in downtown San José. (B)

Day 10San José

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Prices listed are per passenger based on double. If you wish to have your own room a single supplement is required. Please ask your travel advisor at the time of booking.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Costa Rica – colón (CRC), but U.S. dollars (USD) are accepted as legal currency throughout the country

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

It is recommended to book in advance in extension to this tour. Additional days can be added before/after this tour.

4 Reviews
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callie smith

Couple Traveller

Great tour Infinity!! thanks

July 11, 2019

Amy W

Solo Traveller

This trip was flawless. The hotels was beautiful!

June 4, 2019

Anthony Dole

Family Traveller

This trip really exceeded our expectations! Great value.

June 4, 2019

Tina D

Family Traveller

We had a great time in Costa Rica. The hotels and services were amazing. Our kids really enjoyed seeing the wildlife.

June 4, 2019
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