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Costa Rica: A World of Nature

featuring Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano & Manuel Antonio National Park

Summary:

From thrilling water journeys to ethereal jungle expeditions, discover what pura vida means to you when you explore the essence of Costa Rica. Encounter an emerald wonderland, where trees climb high and animals roam free. Immerse yourself in nature when y...

Duration
12 Days
Cities
5
Next Departure
13-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 2,899.00
Price per day
USD 242.00
Tour Type
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Operator
Collette
Tour
Costa Rica: A World of Nature
Sub-Title
featuring Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano & Manuel Antonio National Park
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Summary

From thrilling water journeys to ethereal jungle expeditions, discover what pura vida means to you when you explore the essence of Costa Rica. Encounter an emerald wonderland, where trees climb high and animals roam free. Immerse yourself in nature when you spend 2 nights at a remote resort in San Carlos and 3 nights in the region of Arenal National Park. Sample fresh cacao during a visit to a local plantation. Give back to preservation efforts at a sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park. Embark on a crocodile safari in the jungle and a bird-watching cruise in the rainforest. Stand suspended over the rainforest floor as you journey across a network of hanging bridges. Hike the lava fields of Arenal Volcano or soar over jungle canopies on a zip line. It’s time to experience a world of nature.

Map: Costa Rica: A World of Nature (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins
Day 2
San Jose - Tortuguero National Park
Day 3
Tortuguero National Park
Day 4
Tortuguero National Park - Sarapiquí - San Carlos
Day 5
San Carlos
Day 6
San Carlos - Arenal
Day 7
Arenal
Day 8
Arenal
Day 9
Arenal - Playa Herradura
Day 10
Playa Herradura - Manuel Antonio National Park - P...
Day 11
Playa Herradura - Tárcoles - San Jose
Day 12
San Jose - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (5): Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, San Jose, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero

Highlights

Attraction

  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Sarapiquí
  • Tirimbina Rainforest Center

City

  • Chocolate-Making Demostration & Tasting

Attraction

  • River Safari

City

  • Forest Reserve Guided Walk

Attraction

  • Hanging Bridges
  • Arenal Volcano

City

  • Choice of Zip Lining or Volcano Lava Field Hike

Attraction

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Taste for yourself why cacao is called “the food of the gods” and observe the process of converting this seed from bean to bar.
  • Learn how to cook using a coconut before making some delicious local candy.

Experience

  • Learn about Costa Rica’s ecosystem and local culture.
  • Visit the world’s first sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park.
  • Explore Arenal during a captivating 3-night stay.

Optional, not included

Arenal: Costa Rican Farm

  • Envelop yourself in Costa Rican culture at Finca Don Juan. Explore this family-owned farm, getting a peek into the daily lives in this part of Costa Rica. During a tour of the gardens, learn how the plants are organically grown through the concept of sustainability. The farm considers itself a “classroom without borders.” Taste the exotic fruit harvest and experience the traditional way to process sugar cane. Enjoy a sip of cane liquor before engaging in a culinary demonstration and a farm-to-table lunch. Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Prepaid gratuities are only available to guests departing from Australia & New Zealand. This covers tips for the Tour Manager, driver(s), and local guides including optional tours. Airport transfer and extension gratuities are not included in this amount.

Arenal: White Water Rafting Experience

  • Embark on a fun-filled white water rafting adventure that is great for all levels of rafters. The adventure on the Rio Balsa or Sarapiqui River provides plenty of action and thrills, but with milder white water rapids, Class II-III. Once everyone has had time to practice and review the commands and “high-fives” you will embark on your journey down the rapids. Get wet and wild as you navigate rapids on your 1.5 hour adventure down the beautiful and tropical river. Enjoy the majestic foliage of the rainforest as you watch for monkeys, sloths and toucans while you raft. You will come to understand the meaning of Costa Rica’s favorite saying, “Pura Vida!” End this tour with a traditional Costa Rican lunch and celebrate your watery adventure! Duration approximately 6 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    The minimum age to participate is 8 years old.
    It is recommended to bring a bathing suit, t-shirt, sunscreen, change of clothing, secure shoes such as water shoes or sports sandals, and a $1 to $2 per person cash tip for your rafting guides, at your discretion. Change rooms are available at the river.

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