Spend 10 days immersed in this vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. Visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Settle in for two nights in Tortuguero National Park which protects 13 of Costa Rica's endangered species. Dazzle your senses with experiential tours surrounding coffee, farm-to-table cuisine, craft beer, and spice cultivation. Enjoy an exhilarating Corobici River rafting adventure. Overnight at the foot of Tenorio Volcano. Discover Costa Rica's little-known indigenous population with a visit to the Maleku Indigenous Reserve. Explore the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, just minutes from your hotel. Behold the spectacle of the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest from your individual casitas.
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- 11 Days
|Day 1||San Jose||San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins: Journey to Costa Rica and discover the fascinating tropical ecosystems of Tortuguero National Park, Tenorio Volcano and Rainforest, and Manuel Antonio National Park. Embark on many exclusive explorations of the country's natural gems. Take time for independent personal discovery.|
|Day 2||San Jose||San Jose - Tortuguero National Park: Begin the day surrounded by dormant volcanos and crater lakes as you journey through Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to the Caribbean lowlands. Along the way, take in the mountain vistas and Caribbean-style villages. Later, discover the natural wonders of the rainforest of Tortuguero National Park as you cruise the rivers and canals with your guide. Enjoy a 2-night stay at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and an array of wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings with a visit to the world's first Green Turtle Research Station. Discover how to protect the turtle's nesting habitat and eggs. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner.|
|Day 3||Tortuguero||Tortuguero National Park: Set out on an early morning bird-watching excursion* that explores the variety of local species and migratory birds that flock to this area. Find yourself surrounded by wildlife as you embark on a nature cruise through the national park - keep an eye out for howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Tortuguero National Park, a study in rainforest, freshwater and marine biology, protects over 350 species of birds and mammals. Savor time to explore and seek out green macaws; 57 species of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica's endangered animals including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters and manatees.|
|Day 4||Tortuguero||Tortuguero National Park - Sarapiqui - Tenorio Volcano: Embark on a leisurely boat ride to the mainland as you travel to the fascinating Sarapiqui region. Afterwards, the choice is yours: visit a cacao plantation to discover the history and continuing importance of cacao to Central America's economy or stop at a pineapple plantation to learn about the different varieties of this exotic fruit. Observe the production process and sample the delicious finished product. Next, continue to your resort, tucked away in the rainforest at the foot of the Tenorio Volcano.|
|Day 5||Tenorio Volcano Nati||Tenorio Volcano - River Rafting - Tenorio Volcano: This morning, take an exhilarating river rafting adventure on the Tenorio and Corobici rivers where you'll experience breathtaking views. Later, meet some Tico artisans as you discover the world of the craft-brewing culture in Costa Rica on the shores of Lake Arenal.|
|Day 6||Tenorio Volcano Nati||Tenorio Volcano - Maleku Indigenous Village - Tenorio Volcano: This morning, set out on a cultural adventure in a Maleku indigenous village. Interact with one of the last indigenous tribes of this region and learn about how they live. Sit down for lunch with these local people before heading back to your resort. This afternoon, enjoy some free time or perhaps take an optional hike out to the spectacular light blue waters of the Rio Celeste waterfalls.|
|Day 7||Tenorio Volcano Nati||Tenorio Volcano - Manuel Antonio National Park: Travel the beautiful checkered landscape of Costa Rica to the Pacific Coast, arriving at the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park. After soaking up the sweeping views and stopping at a seaside village, experience the spice of life at the Villa Vanilla organic spice farm. Learn about biodynamic vanilla production and other spices. Later, take in the sunset from your hotel overlooking Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean.|
|Day 8||Manuel Antonio||Manuel Antonio National Park: Travel just minutes down the road to explore spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its pristine beaches and primary forest. Spend the morning leisurely walking the forest trails in search of native inhabitants like the three-toed sloth, agoutis, squirrel monkeys and iguanas. Take a swim in the inviting blue waters of its beaches. Relax for the remainder of the day by the pool and absorb the natural beauty of your surroundings. If you're looking for an adventure, perhaps you'll choose an optional zip-line tour in the afternoon or an optional nighttime nature reserve walk.|
|Day 9||Manuel Antonio||Manuel Antonio National Park - Villa Blanca Cloud Forest - San Ramon: Say goodbye to the coast and travel north to the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest, originally owned by the former president of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Carazo Odio. En route, meet a local family at their coffee farm. Discover this organic coffee plantation and the natural growing methods used to make some of the best coffee in the world. Continue to the city of San Ramon - referred to as 'The City of Presidents & Poets' - for a tour. Then, settle into your hotel set in the Los Angeles Private Biological Reserve, and enjoy the amazing view from your individual casitas.|
|Day 10||San Ramon||Villa Blanca Cloud Forest: Wake up to a cool breeze and spectacular views. Prepare to try your hand at organic farming. Local guides will take you on an immersive nature reserve tour: explore sustainable agriculture, farming techniques, and greenhouse cultivation. Get a taste of what they grow during a lunch created with ingredients grown on the farm. The afternoon is yours to relax and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Tonight, partake in a tree adoption ceremony followed by an incredible farewell dinner overlooking the cloud forest, where we'll toast the natural richness that is Costa Rica.|
|Day 11||San Ramon||Villa Blanca Cloud Forest - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.|
- Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel San Jose, Costa Rica
- Evergreen Lodge Costa Rica, Costa Rica
- Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel Katira, Costa Rica
- Si Como No Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
- Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve San Ramon, Costa Rica
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.