Colorful Costa Rica

From: $2425

per person dbl*

EXOTIC DISCOVERY

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

8 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 14 Meals:  8 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners, Admissions per Itinerary, Baggage Handling at Hotel, Motorcoach Transportation, Airport Transfers, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Professional Naturalist Tour Director

January 24 February 7 March 6
$2425 dbl**
October 16, 30 November 6
$2475 dbl**

1 Night(s) – Hotel Crown Plaza Corobici, San Jose
2 Night(s) – Arenal Paraiso or Montana de Fuego, La Fortuna
2 Night(s) – Hotel El Establo, Montana Monteverde or Hotel Heliconia, Monteverde
2 Night(s) – Hotel Terrazas del Pacifico or Jaco Laguna resort & Beach Club, Jaco /Hermosa Beach Area
1 Night(s) – Hotel Crown Plaza Corobici, San Jose

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $200 PER COUPLE/$100 PER PERSON

Colorful Costa Rica

9-DAYS

DAY 1: DEPART USA – ARRIVE SAN JOSE
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. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Overnight: San Jose

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 to see Paos 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) Overnight: La Fortuna

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) Overnight: La Fortuna

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) Overnight: Monteverde

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. Next visit the Butterfly Garden, home to 50 different species, and the  Hummingbird Gallery, home to many species from the cloud forest. 
(B,D) Overnight: Monteverde

DAY 6: MONTEVERDE – JACO/HERMOSA BEACH 
This morning travel to Jaco/Hermosa Beach area and settle into your hotel for the next 2 nights. As the day draws to a close, watch the sun set over the Pacific alongside birds in every color of the rainbow.  Enjoy the afternoon leisure and dinner this evening.
(B,D) Overnight: Jaco/Hermosa Beach

DAY 7: MANUEL ANTONIO NATional PARK 
Today we travel to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, home to verdant rainforests and white sand beaches. In this natural wonderland, enjoy free time to traverse the trails where the wild things are, or go for a swim in the turquoise waters as wildlife rummages in the canopies. Later return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.
(B) Overnight: Jaco/Hermosa Beach

DAY 8: JACO/HERMOSA BEACH – TÁRCOLES – SAN JOSE
Following breakfast this morning, travel to Tarcoles and see crocodiles among the mangroves of Tárcoles’ Rio Grande. Enjoy an exhilarating jungle crocodile safari, you’ll boat beneath the towering jungle, looking along the river banks for a glimpse of these incredible creatures. Then say goodbye to the coast as we travl back to to San Jose. Toast to the pura vida of Costa Rica tonight over a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.
(B,D) Overnight: San Jose

DAY 9: SAN JOSE – RETURN FLIGHT TO USA 
Transfer to the airport in San Jose and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Colorful Costa Rica tour and adventure.
(B)


OPTIONAL TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION

INCLUSIONS: 2 Nights Tortuguero, 1 Night San Jose, Motocoach, Naturalist Guide & 8 Meals (3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch & 2 Dinners)

ACCOMMODATIONS:
2 Night(s)  – Evergreen Lodge, Pachira Lodge or Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero.
1 Night(s) – Hotel Crown Plaza Corobici, San Jose

Lodges/ hotels are subject to change.

NOTE: Extension must be booked with your initial $500 pp tour deposit. Due to group air policies outbound air could be a different schedule than the rest of your group for the Extension passengers. • Extension is based on a 20 passenger minimum.

Single Room Supplement + ($725) Triple Room Reduction  – ($50) per person **Rates are Land only, per person double

Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

Land only rates do not include hotel transfers.
Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers
On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.

OPTIONAL DELPHI & TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION

DAY 9: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
Depart San Jose early this morning and travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park with a stop en-route for breakfast. See many different products grow in this area along the way such as pineapples and bananas. Arrive to Cano Blanco/ Pavona pier, board your boat and cruise through the Tortuguero canals as this extraordinary exotic paradise enchants you. Arrive at your lodge and enjoy an included lunch and check-in for a two night stay. Later, embark on a guided visit to the quaint Tortuguero Village that stretches between guest houses, shops and restaurants.  
(L,D)          Overnight: Tortuguero

DAY 10: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
This morning enjoy a guided walking tour through the local trails with some free time before lunch. In the afternoon, visit Tortuguero National Park and experience the “Amazon of Costa Rica” aboard small open boats with an opportunity to see macaws, sloths, monkeys and other native species. While on this spectacular boat cruise through the various canals be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, crocodiles, caimans and exotic flora. It protects over 350 species of birds and mammals as well. Free time before dinner to relax or explore on your own.
(B,D)        Overnight: Tortuguero

DAY 11: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK – SAN JOSE
Say goodbye to Tortuguero National Park today and travel to San Jose. Check into your hotel for an overnight night stay. The evening is at leisure. 
(B,L)      Overnight: San Jose

DAY 12: SAN JOSE – FLIGHT HOME
Today transfer to San Jose airport for your flight home with memories of your Tortuguero National Park adventure. 
(B)

OPTIONAL 4 DAY - TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION

**RATES: $625 per person double (January. – May) departures + $175 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT  
**RATES: $725 pp double (September – November) departures +$175 Single Supplement