Costa Rica Wonders with Tortuguero & Guanacaste 2021 - 11 days from San José to Guanacaste
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Costa Rica Wonders with Tortuguero & Guanacaste 2021

11 days from San José to Guanacaste

Starting at $1,859


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

MEALS

Buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 3 three-course dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive in San José. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in

Day 2
Early this morning, travel east to the northern Caribbean’s lowlands. In the first part of the trip, admire beautiful evergreen mountains and beautiful landscapes of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Once on the Caribbean side, continue to the Caño Blanco Dock, where you will board a boat to take you to Tortuguero National Park. A 2.5-hour boat ride will take you through the canals sheltered in the jungle of the rainforest. From the boat you will be able to admire the unique flora and fauna of this area. Upon arrival at your hotel there will be short briefing followed by lunch. In the afternoon, visit the village of Tortuguero, where you learn the lifestyle of local residents and the significant conservation efforts developed to protect the sea turtles that come to spawn each year along the 22 miles of nearby protected coastline
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Day 3
Your guide accompanies you on a leisurely boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Later, 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
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Day 4
Today is at your leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest. From here, explore the forest canopy with a bird’s-eye view, giving you a different perspective of the forest’s wildlife. Alternatively, you may choose a rafting adventure, horseback riding, or spelunking in nearby Venado Caves
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Day 5
This morning, your transfer begins with a short boat ride across Arenal Lake to admire different species of birds that visit and call the area home. Continue through incredible mountain scenery and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, home to over 3,000 plant species, approximately 120 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. This evening, venture into Monteverde’s Cloud Forest just before nightfall with an expert Naturalist for a guided nature walk to search for the jungle’s nocturnal creatures, like sloths, foxes, agoutis, frogs, and many more!
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Day 6
Enjoy a day to do as you please. Maybe wake up early and visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest to best experience the animals in their natural forest habitats. Discover this misty and surreal wildlife sanctuary full of mosses, ferns, flowers, and other indigenous plant life. Also, notice how the combination of climatic and geographic factors create temperature and humidity gradients, changing dramatically over just a short distance, or you could visit a local family’s farm to learn about sugar cane, coffee, and tilapia farming
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Day 7
Journey to the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. This part of the North Pacific region of Coast Rica offers hundreds of unspoiled beaches lining the shores, but Guanacaste is surprisingly far from being a traditional beach destination. During your time here you may choose a rainforest canopy tour, river rafting or a float trip down the Corobici River. Consider horseback riding, fishing, snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, or just relaxing on the beach
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Day 8
Enjoy two free days for optional excursions to the pristine nature reserves of Guanacaste. Perhaps opt for a guided visit to Rincon de la Vieja National Park, known as Costa Rica’s Yellowstone, to explore the steamy sulfur water ponds and pungent fumaroles that punctuate this jungle, home to toucans, monkeys, and many other animals. Or, take a leisurely boat cruise through Palo Verde National Park, composed of tropical dry forest and mangroves, and admire scores of birds, caimans, and iguanas along the way
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Day 9
Free day
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Day 10
ARRIVE IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Day 11
SAN JOSÉ–TORTUGUERO

Day 12
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK TOUR & CANAL CRUISE

Day 13
ARENAL

Day 14
ARENAL–MONTEVERDE

Day 15
MONTEVERDE

Day 16
MONTEVERDE–GUANACASTE

Day 17
GUANACASTE

Day 18
GUANACASTE

Day 19
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 20
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 21
BreakfastDinner

Day 22
Breakfast

Day 23
Breakfast

Day 24
Breakfast

Day 25
Breakfast

Day 26
Breakfast

Day 27
Breakfast

Day 28
Breakfast

Day 29 ARRIVE IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA.
Arrive in San José. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in

Day 30 SAN JOSÉ–TORTUGUERO.
Early this morning, travel east to the northern Caribbean’s lowlands. In the first part of the trip, admire beautiful evergreen mountains and beautiful landscapes of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Once on the Caribbean side, continue to the Caño Blanco Dock, where you will board a boat to take you to Tortuguero National Park. A 2.5-hour boat ride will take you through the canals sheltered in the jungle of the rainforest. From the boat you will be able to admire the unique flora and fauna of this area. Upon arrival at your hotel there will be short briefing followed by lunch. In the afternoon, visit the village of Tortuguero, where you learn the lifestyle of local residents and the significant conservation efforts developed to protect the sea turtles that come to spawn each year along the 22 miles of nearby protected coastline
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 31 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK TOUR & CANAL CRUISE.
Your guide accompanies you on a leisurely boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Later, 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
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 32 TORTUGUERO–ARENAL.
Transfer by boat and car to Arenal. From here, journey to the town of La Fortuna in the Arenal Volcano area, where you will stay two nights. This afternoon, visit the famous Tabacón Hot Springs and take a dip in the natural springs and pools of mineral waters surrounded by lush, tropical forest. Enjoy dinner at the Hot Springs
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Day 33 ARENAL.
Today is at your leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest. From here, explore the forest canopy with a bird’s-eye view, giving you a different perspective of the forest’s wildlife. Alternatively, you may choose a rafting adventure, horseback riding, or spelunking in nearby Venado Caves
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 34 ARENAL–MONTEVERDE.
This morning, your transfer begins with a short boat ride across Arenal Lake to admire different species of birds that visit and call the area home. Continue through incredible mountain scenery and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, home to over 3,000 plant species, approximately 120 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. This evening, venture into Monteverde’s Cloud Forest just before nightfall with an expert Naturalist for a guided nature walk to search for the jungle’s nocturnal creatures, like sloths, foxes, agoutis, frogs, and many more!
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 35 MONTEVERDE.
Enjoy a day to do as you please. Maybe wake up early and visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest to best experience the animals in their natural forest habitats. Discover this misty and surreal wildlife sanctuary full of mosses, ferns, flowers, and other indigenous plant life. Also, notice how the combination of climatic and geographic factors create temperature and humidity gradients, changing dramatically over just a short distance, or you could visit a local family’s farm to learn about sugar cane, coffee, and tilapia farming
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 36 MONTEVERDE–GUANACASTE.
Journey to the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. This part of the North Pacific region of Coast Rica offers hundreds of unspoiled beaches lining the shores, but Guanacaste is surprisingly far from being a traditional beach destination. During your time here you may choose a rainforest canopy tour, river rafting or a float trip down the Corobici River. Consider horseback riding, fishing, snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, or just relaxing on the beach
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 37 GUANACASTE.
Enjoy two free days for optional excursions to the pristine nature reserves of Guanacaste. Perhaps opt for a guided visit to Rincon de la Vieja National Park, known as Costa Rica’s Yellowstone, to explore the steamy sulfur water ponds and pungent fumaroles that punctuate this jungle, home to toucans, monkeys, and many other animals. Or, take a leisurely boat cruise through Palo Verde National Park, composed of tropical dry forest and mangroves, and admire scores of birds, caimans, and iguanas along the way
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Day 38 GUANACASTE.
Free day
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Day 39 GUANACASTE.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights out of Liberia International Airport.

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