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Costa Rica National Parks

Summary:

Wanna get off the beaten path and sample the biggest and best national parks in Costa Rica? Kicking off in the glorious capital city, you’ll embark on an adventure that’s awash with wildlife, waterfalls, wow-factor historical sites and more. In just one w...

Duration
7 Days
Cities
4
Next Departure
15-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 1,760.00
Price per day
USD 251.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Contiki
Tour
Costa Rica National Parks
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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Summary

Wanna get off the beaten path and sample the biggest and best national parks in Costa Rica? Kicking off in the glorious capital city, you’ll embark on an adventure that’s awash with wildlife, waterfalls, wow-factor historical sites and more. In just one week, you’ll flicker from road-tripping to canal-cruising – you’ll see sloths and sea turtles up close, you’ll take hikes through some of the nation’s most dazzling protected areas, and you’ll even learn to surf on white sand beaches (with plenty of sunbathing too).

Map: Costa Rica National Parks (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Start San José
Day 2
San José To Puerto Viejo
Day 3
Puerto Viejo
Day 4
Puerto Viejo
Day 5
Puerto Viejo To Tortuguero
Day 6
Tortuguero
Day 7
Tortuguero To San José

Travel Cities (4): Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, San Jose, Tortuguero, Turrialba

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 6 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)

Included Experience

  • San José: Trust us when we say, this one’s really ‘summit’. Home to waterfalls, a coffee farm and a miasmic active volcano too – we’ll explore this momentous national park with a local guide on hand to impart all their knowledge.
  • San José: We’ll check out the Costa Rican capital with a local guide on hand to point out the prettiest parks and most awe-inspiring architecture (both of which we’ll see in abundance).
  • San José: With archaeological structures dating back as far as 1000 BC, this is a perfect combination of human creativity and the beauty of Mother Nature. No trip to Costa Rica would be complete without it.
  • Puerto Viejo: Before you embark on your free night in Puerto Viejo, your Trip Manager will give you a quick orientation tour to show you where the best bucket list spots are.
  • Puerto Viejo: Of all the Costa Rica national parks, this might be the most diverse – home to coral reefs, ancient shipwrecks and tropical forests (where you might just see a sloth or two…). Basically, there’s no adventure quite like a Cahuita adventure.
  • Puerto Viejo: Basically, when you close your eyes and picture the beach of your dreams, these are what you’re picturing (you just don’t know it yet). Today you’ll experience Playa Blanca, Punta Uva and Manazanillo in all their perfect palm-tree-lined glory. It’s a Caribbean paradise and then some.
  • Tortuguero: Your Trip Manager will give you a quick orientation tour to show you where the best bucket list spots are. Oh, and don’t panic, they’ll also recommend their favourite eateries too.
  • Tortuguero: With an expert guide on hand to impart all their knowledge, we’ll head out to witness turtles in their natural habitat. You may even see babies hatching too!
  • Puerto Viejo: …and marvel at the gorgeous Caribbean Sea as you go!
  • Tortuguero: These winding canals are home to all sorts of wildlife, including herons, kingfishers, poison dart frogs and a few types of monkey too – so keep your eyes peeled (and your camera at the ready too).
  • Tortuguero: Even just the words ‘wilderness trail’ give us goosebumps, as we get psyched up to see the Costa Rican wildlife and landscapes.

Make Travel Matter®

  • Tortuguero: On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, you’ll meet the good folks who work tirelessly to protect and rehabilitate the sea turtles of Costa Rica. Oh, and you’ll also see the turtles for yourself…

Travel Package

 

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San Jose

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San Jose

Group ToursThis is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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