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Costa Rica Eco Adventure End Liberia

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$1,642

$1,775

8 days

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Overview

Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and journey back in time with a native Quaker in Old Town Monteverde.

Locations Visited

San Jose (Costa Rica), Tortuguero, Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui, Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Travel Style

Regional Explorer

Accommodations

7 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive San José

Learn the secrets of Pura Vida - Costa Rica's inimitable zest for life that will linger throughout your effortlessly delivered encounter with a land that boasts no artificial ingredients. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception.

  • Accommodation

    Sheraton San Jose

  • Meals

    Welcome Reception

Day 2

San José – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

Journey to San Isidro de Heredia, where we’ll 'Dive into Culture' with master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, to learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Then, it’s on to Siquirres where we’ll embark on a river journey through protected wetlands to secluded Tortuguero. Immerse yourself in its vibrant Afro-Caribbean atmosphere as you stroll through the village streets. We enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening accompanied by the enchanting sounds of resident cicadas and tree frogs.

  • Accommodation

    Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing

Explore Tortuguero's lush waterways, keeping a keen eye out for howler monkeys, toucans and sloths amidst the dense rainforest canopy. If you're lucky enough to be visiting during nesting season, choose to join an optional walk to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs on the Caribbean shores.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Tortuguero – Sarapiquí

Bid adiós to Tortuguero and head back to the mainland where we’ll enjoy lunch before meeting the Tico family for a 'Dive into Culture' experience at their palm plantation. There you'll learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. Tonight you'll enjoy a 'Be My Guest' with the owners of your hotel, providing a 'Connect with Locals' experience, as they prepare a special BBQ meal just for you.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest

Day 5

Sarapiquí – Arenal

Rise with the sun to get up close and personal with Costa Rica's exquisite nature during a leisurely hike. Keep a look out for the endangered great green macaw and connect with your beautiful surroundings. Embark on an optional rafting trip^ later this morning. We 'Connect with Locals' this afternoon, enjoying a 'Be My Guest' lunch at an eco-friendly hacienda built by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Today, it is home to an organic farm and related eco-adventures. 'Make a Difference' and learn how your visit contributes to the local community. Our journey continues to Arenal Volcano, on whose slopes we spend the afternoon relaxing in our resort's beautifully landscaped thermal pools.

  • Accommodation

    Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 6

Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights)

Our soul-stirring encounter with Costa Rica's natural wonders continues after a morning at leisure. Straddle the Continental Divide and touch the sky in Monteverde Cloud Forest, where you'll have an opportunity to explore this biodiverse sanctuary, renowned for its collection of orchid species - more than in any other single place. Tonight, we'll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde and delve into the history of the American Quakers who settled in the area in the 1950s. This evening, relish some of the best views as you enjoy dinner.

  • Accommodation

    El Establo Mountain Hotel

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing

This morning, join your guide for an excursion through the lush rainforests of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We ascend to the treetops high above the jungle floor below, treading lightly along the Sky Walk^ suspension bridges amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in the boughs of the surrounding canopy. As our epic eco-adventure nears its end, we share stories with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8

Monteverde – Depart Liberia

For now it's a fond hasta luego to Costa Rica, but not goodbye. Transfer to Liberia International Airport or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • VIEW Arenal Volcano

  • VISIT Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

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What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 7 breakfasts

  • 4 lunches

  • 6 dinners

  • First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Rain ponchos provided for your use

  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

  • Handcrafted Highlights

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • All porterage and local charges included

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

  • VIP entry to many sights

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    Trip Notes:

    • ​International Air: Please note that airfares are not included. We will quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day you book.
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    • ​Prices listed are per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available. 
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