Natural Wonders of Costa Rica 2024 - 9 Day Tour from San José to San José

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica 2024

9 Day Tour from San José to San José



Tour Description:

If you were the type of kid who always marched to your own drum, this bold tour of Costa Rica is just the escape for you. Wide-open spaces, multi-hued creatures, and bright, vivid scenery welcome you with open arms and a no-holds-barred spirit. As you make your way through Costa Rica, lava trails, cloud forests, and high-in-the-sky suspension bridges invite you to take a walk on the wild side while scenic boat rides, nature walks, and natural hot springs beckon you to leisurely soak in the views. Frolic among hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and wildlife in the most vibrant rainforests, and feast on your own delicious Costa Rican creations in an authentic cooking class. With visits to an active volcano and exotic fruit plantations, plus several meet-and-greets with the native macaws and monkeys, this vacation to Costa Rica is bananas!

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Dates & Pricing

Start Dates Listed Below are US departure dates, please verify specific dates with your Pavlus Travel Planner

Friday 12 Jan 24 — Sunday 21 Jan 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 26 Jan 24 — Sunday 04 Feb 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 02 Feb 24 — Sunday 11 Feb 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 09 Feb 24 — Sunday 18 Feb 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 16 Feb 24 — Sunday 25 Feb 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 23 Feb 24 — Sunday 03 Mar 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 01 Mar 24 — Sunday 10 Mar 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 08 Mar 24 — Sunday 17 Mar 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 22 Mar 24 — Sunday 31 Mar 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 19 Apr 24 — Sunday 28 Apr 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 17 May 24 — Sunday 26 May 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 28 Jun 24 — Sunday 07 Jul 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 26 Jul 24 — Sunday 04 Aug 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 02 Aug 24 — Sunday 11 Aug 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 27 Sep 24 — Sunday 06 Oct 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 18 Oct 24 — Sunday 27 Oct 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 01 Nov 24 — Sunday 10 Nov 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote
Friday 15 Nov 24 — Sunday 24 Nov 24Starting at $2,499 Get a Quote


Destination & Sightseeing

Prime viewing season for endangered green turtle nesting and egg laying in Tortuguero National Park occurs mid-July to mid-October.

ITINERARY

Day 1
Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour director!

Day 2
Journey east to the Caribbean shore and Tortuguero National Park. On the way, pass by several banana plantations and see one of Costa Rica’s main exports being harvested. Later, board a motor launch for your cruise along the Tortuguero Canals, waterways crisscrossing a national park dedicated to the protection of endangered turtles. The trained eyes of your guide and boatman help you spot freshwater turtles, caimans, herons, toucans, egrets, and monkeys. An afternoon at leisure lets you explore your jungle lodge until you meet for an informative slideshow presentation on the area

Day 3
A local Naturalist accompanies you on a leisurely boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby rainforest. During the peak nesting season (mid-July to mid-October) you may be lucky enough to observe an endangered green turtle laying her eggs under the starlight on an optional tour. Later this afternoon, meet a local Naturalist for an informative presentation on the ecology of the area

Day 4
A morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Sarapiqui area. Tour a [LF] pineapple farm, owned by a local family, and learn about the history, cultivation, and industry of pineapples and other indigenous crops. Continue to your hotel in the lush town of Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. After settling in, experience the magic of the resort before dinner at your hotel

Day 5

Day 6
After breakfast, continue to Monteverde, where you will enjoy two days in the cloud forest. This afternoon, take a guided tour on the Sky Walk Hanging Bridges, which combines trails and suspension bridges through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest, to search for flora and fauna

Day 7
This morning, visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest for a guided walking tour. Over 600 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds have been recorded inside this private reserve, along with 100 reptile and 120 mammal species that hide within the dense vegetation. Later, visit the family-owned [LF] Ecological Sanctuary, where you will explore the trails through coffee and banana plantations filled with endemic wildlife and beautiful scenery. After the walk, enjoy a cooking class. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner, toasting an unforgettable discovery of Costa Rica

Day 8
En route to San José, visit Sarchi Village, known as the center of Costa Rican handcrafts and where you will see the artists in their workshops making the famous oxcarts. Next stop is Grecia Village to see the metal church that was imported from Belgium to Puerto Limon in 1897. The church was transported by oxcarts to its present-day location, but sat in the plaza for 10 years before being reconstructed

Day 9
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

San JoseTortugueroArenalMonteverde
Cariari Hotel San Jose
Superior First-Class



San Antonio De Belen, Heredia San Jose Costa Rica

This sustainable Costa Rica hotel is typical of San Jose colonial hacienda architecture and offers spacious, comfortable guestrooms and suites with the latest amenities. Enjoy total convenience in its location, personalized services, delicious cuisine, and facilities like the pool and fitness center. Let the friendly staff help you relax while catering to your needs and helping you see all that Costa Rica has to offer.