Costa Rica Adventure with Tortuguero Extension Summer 2018

Tour Type: CostSaver
Brochure Type: USA and Canada Costsaver 2018

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.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • 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
First class travel Highlights
  • 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

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13495100

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1San JoseArrive San Jose: Pura vida, welcome to Costa Rica. Get settled in at your hotel and start exploring on your own.
Aloft San Jose
Day 2TortugueroSan 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. Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Turtle Beach Lodge
Day 3TortugueroTortuguero 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. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4San JoseTortuguero - San Jose: Take a mid-morning departure back to San Jose, crossing Braulio Carrillo National Park along the way. Meet with your Travel Director and continue your Costa Rica Adventure as per Day 1-7 of the itinerary.Full Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5MonteverdeSan 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 Sarchi, 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.Full Breakfast
Monteverde Country Lodge
Day 6MonteverdeMonteverde 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. Full Breakfast
Day 7ArenalMonteverde - 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. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Tilajari Resort
Day 8ArenalArenal 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.Full Breakfast
Day 9ArenalArenal 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 Pe??as Blancas River. Appreciate the wonders of the Penas 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. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10San JoseArenal - San Jose: Transfer back to San Jose International Airport or extend your holiday to Guanacaste. Full Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
03/21/2018$1,220.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/04/2018$1,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/18/2018$1,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/09/2018$1,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/20/2018$1,220.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/11/2018$1,220.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/18/2018$1,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/01/2018$1,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/08/2018$1,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/12/2018$1,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/10/2018$1,275.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/07/2018$1,275.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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