Upcoming Trips

Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica Adventure

Featuring Three Multi-Night Stays

January 17th-25th, 2018

$3245 (Based on Double Occupancy)  Includes Round Trip Airfare from Phoenix

Highlights:

* Paos Volcano National Park

* Coffee Plantation Visit

* Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise

* Arenal Volcano National Park

* Monteverde Cloud Forest

* Selvatura Park & Hanging Bridges

* Butterfly Garden

* Hummingbird Garden

* Orchid Garden Tour

* Sarchi Artisan Village

* Three Multi-Night Stays, Including 2-Night Coastal Resort Stay

Inclusions:

* Roundtrip Airfare

* 16 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners

* Professional Naturalist Tour Director

* Motorcoach Transportation

* Hotel Transfers

* Admissions Per Itinerary

* Comprehensive Sightseeing

* Baggage Handling  

Day One:  Depart Phoenix—Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica

Arrive in San Jose, meet your Professional Naturalist Tour Director and transfer to you hotel.  In 1502, on the fourth voyage of Christopher Columbus, the explorer and his crew discovered the Caribbean side of a beautiful territory that he called “Costa Rica” or “Rich Coast.”  Costa Rica is Central America’s greatest hidden gem, a haven for eco-tourism, offering lush forests, magnificent waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and diverse ecosystems.  Overnight: San Jose

Day Two: 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 for a visit to Poas Volcano National Park, and 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 nights.  Tonight join your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner.  Meals: B, D  Overnight: La Fortuna 

Day Three:  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.  Meals: B, D  Overnight: La Fortuna 

Day Four:  Arenal Volcano National Park—Monteverde

This morning visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, one of the ten 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.  Meals: B, D  Overnight: Monteverde

Day Five:  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 Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the largest and most enchanting wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas.  Enjoy interesting visits to the Butterfly Garden, home to 50 different species, and the Hummingbird Gallery, home to many species from the cloud forest.  Meals: B, D  Overnight Monteverde

Day Six:  Monteverde—Jaco Beach/Puntarenas

This morning travel west via motorcoach to the Jaco Beach/Puntarenas Beach area, located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, for a two-night stay.  Jaco Beach/Puntarenas area is one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica, and is well known for wildlife viewing, sport fishing and surfing.  Enjoy a visit to the Carara National Park, a tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary and one the world’s few nesting places for the scarlet macaw.  Meals: B, D  Overnight: Jaco Beach/Puntarenas

Day Seven:  Morning at Leisure—Crocodile Cruise

Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the amenities of the resort complex.  Maybe take an optional excursion view Tranopy or Zip Line.  Later set out for an exciting Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise.  The 2-hour cruise highlights crocodiles and spectacular bird-viewing, while cruising the Tarcoles River.  Meals: B, D  Overnight: Jaco Beach/Punarenas

Day Eight:  Jaco Beach/Punarenas—San Jose

This morning enjoy a bit of  leisure time before departing for San Jose.  Enroute visit an Orchid Garden and gain insight into the stunning diversity of orchids.  Tonight enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.  Meals B, D  Overnight: San Jose

Day Nine:  San Jose—Return to USA

Fly home filled with wonderful memories of Costa Rica.  Meal: B

 

 

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