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COSTA RICA
MAR 29 - APR 9, 2019
11 days
$4495 + $299 tax


Day 1 Vancouver to San Jose

Day 2 - Arrive San José
Learn the secrets of Pura Vida - Costa Rica's inimitable zest for life. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception

Day 3 - San José – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)
Journey to San Isidro de Heredia, Dive into Culture with master chocolatiers learn about the history of chocolate and production at this small workshop. On to Siquirres for a river journey through protected wetlands to secluded Tortuguero. Immerse in its vibrant Afro-Caribbean atmosphere as you stroll through the village streets, then visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Dinner at our hotel accompanied by sounds of resident cicadas and tree frogs. BLD

Day 4 - 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. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Tortuguero – Sarapiquí

Head back to the mainland for lunch. Meet the Tico family for Cultural experience at their palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. Continue to Sarapiquí & get up close and personal to the Costa Rica's exquisite nature during
a leisurely hike. Look for endangered great green macaw, connect with beautiful natural surroundings. Enjoy a Regional Meal dinner at your hotel with the owners. BL, Regional Meal

Day 6 - Sarapiquí – Arenal

Embark on an optional rafting trip. Connect with Locals, join the Quintana Family for a Be My Guest lunch at their eco-friendly hacienda. Make a Difference, learn how your visit contributes to the local community. We continue to Arenal Volcano, where we spend the afternoon relaxing. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - 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, touch the sky in Monteverde Cloud Forest, explore this biodiverse sanctuary, renowned for its collection of orchid species. Tonight, meet a native Quaker, a 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. Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 - Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing

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. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 9 - Monteverde – Liberia – Guanacaste (2 Nights)
Check in to your seaside resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot a variety of wildlife. Breakfast

Day 10 - Guanacaste Free Time
Relax at the beach, or head into nearby Tamarindo village, choose from numerous options to continue your Costa Rica adventure as you please. Full Breakfast

Day 11 - Guanacaste – Depart Liberia
Transfer to Liberia International Airport for your flight. Full Breakfast

 

 

 

 
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