Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Guatemala 2020
13 days from Guatemala City to San José
Starting at $2,883
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Grab your camera and get ready for a spectacular vacation to Guatemala and Costa Rica! In Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, step back in history as you explore the ruins of churches and monasteries along with restored colonial buildings. Perhaps pick up a unique Guatemalan handicraft to bring back home from the open-air Indian market. Then travel to Costa Rica and witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy relaxing dips in ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture. Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife. Your guide will look out for the wildlife—including freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans, and monkeys—so you can sit back, relax, and take plenty of pictures. Another tour highlight is the Arenal Volcano, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. You may witness the red lava streaming down the sides as you hear the volcano’s grumbling. Relax as you soak in the ecothermal hot springs and perhaps watch the lava flow down the volcano—a spectacular sight! In Monteverde, visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to forest fauna such as jaguars, resplendent quetzal, monkeys, ocelot, and many species of birds—not to mention the large diversity of plant species. Be sure to grab your swimsuit and prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime—a trip filled with wildlife, scenic waterways, tropical rainforests, and knowledgeable guides to help you learn about Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Destination & Sightseeing
|GUATEMALA||Sightseeing in Antigua; visit a jade factory; stop in Chichicastenango to visit an open-air Indian market and the Church of Santo Tomás; cruise on Lake Atitlán; visit Santiago Atitlán|
|TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK||Guided cruise through the canals to view wildlife; guided walk through the rainforest; naturalist talk|
|SARAPIQUI||[LF] Tour a pineapple plantation|
|ARENAL||Guided sightseeing of Arenal Volcano National Park; sightseeing of La Fortuna town; and visit [LF] Tabacón Hot Springs|
|MONTEVERDE||Visit the Sky Walk hanging bridges; guided visit of Children’s Eternal Rainforest; [LF] Ecological Sancturary tour and cooking lesson; farewell dinner|
|SARCHI||Shop for souvenirs|
- Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.
MEALSBreakfast daily, 6 lunches, 7 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Monteverde
|Antigua||Lake Atitlan||Guatemala City||San Jose||Tortuguero||Arenal||Monteverde|
5 Avenida Sur Y 8 Calle Antigua Guatemala
With its lush, beautiful gardens, charming colonial architecture, and gracious hospitality, Porta Hotel Antigua is an authentic, unique, and unforgettable hotel in Antigua, Guatemala. The hotel features a swimming pool framed by tranquil gardens and comfortable chaise lounges, on-site spa, superb dining choices, and a poolside snack bar.
2 Avenida 6-17 Zona 2 Lake Atitlan Guatemala
Situated at the edge of the stunning and mystical Lake Atitlan, the Porta Hotel Del Lago offers spectacular views of the three majestic volcanoes that frame it. Each of the 100 guestrooms and suites at Porta del Lago features warm and welcoming décor in addition to an ample list of in-room amenities and superior views. The friendly and professional staff, high-quality amenities, food, and leisure opportunities will make you feel pampered and well taken care of.
7 Avenuda 15-45 Guatemala City Guatemala
The Barcelo Guatemala City hotel is set right in the heart of the city in the main business district, and surrounded by restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. Its elegant 383 rooms offer high-speed Internet access and numerous facilities to make your stay an enjoyable one.
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.
Tortuguero National Park Tortuguero Costa Rica
Built in respect of its surrounding nature, the Evergreen Lodge provides travelers with absolute comfort, great food, and most importantly, an unobstructed experience with nature. A beautiful dining room with soaring ceilings provides first class meals in an atmosphere that reflects and compliments the jungle paradise surrounding it, and friendly staff welcome you to this magical place called Tortuguero.
La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica
With an exceptional location and views of Arenal Volcano, this hotel surpasses expectation in comfort, service, and class. Guests will feel at ease with modern room amenities, clean lines, and tasteful décor. Dining options, spa services, and a choice of pool and lounge settings make your stay in Arenal unforgettable, as well as its convenient access to the wildlife and nature surrounding it.
San Pedro Monteverde Costa Rica
Set on a private 150-acre farm adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve, El Establo Mountain Lodge offers guests a home base of relaxation and activity. Amenities include tennis, basketball, and soccer courts, two indoor pools, two restaurants, two bars, gym, and spa.