Tour overview

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure. Enjoy the tranquil views of the Arenal Volcano from your hotel. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more.

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The activity level for this tour is  3    |  You’re an on-the-go traveler. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, zodiac, etc.), and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure.

2021
DATES DOUBLE OCCUPANCY SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Sep 18, 2021 – Sep 26, 2021 $1,499 per person $1,899 per person
Sep 25, 2021 – Oct 3, 2021 $1,499 per person $1,899 per person
Oct 2, 2021 – Oct 10, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Oct 4, 2021 – Oct 12, 2021 $1,499 per person $1,799 per person
Oct 9, 2021 – Oct 17, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,899 per person
Oct 16, 2021 – Oct 24, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,899 per person
Oct 18, 2021 – Oct 26, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Oct 23, 2021 – Oct 31, 2021 $1,499 per person $1,799 per person
Oct 25, 2021 – Nov 2, 2021 $1,499 per person $1,799 per person
Oct 30, 2021 – Nov 7, 2021 $1,499 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 1, 2021 – Nov 9, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 3, 2021 – Nov 11, 2021 $1,499 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 5, 2021 – Nov 14, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 8, 2021 – Nov 16, 2021   SOLD OUT $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 13, 2021 – Nov 21, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 15, 2021 – Nov 23, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 20, 2021 – Nov 28, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 27, 2021 – Dec 5, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Nov 30, 2021 – Dec 8, 2021 $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Dec 4, 2021 – Dec 12, 2021    SOLD OUT $1,599 per person $1,799 per person
Dec 27, 2021 – Jan 4, 2022 $1,999 per person $2,499 per person

2022

DATES DOUBLE OCCUPANCY SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
Jan 17, 2022 – Jan 25, 2022 $1,899 per person $2,399 per person
Jan 22, 2022 – Jan 30, 2022-Guaranteed $1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
Mar 14, 2022 – Mar 22, 2022 $1,899 per person $2,399 per person
Mar 16, 2022 – Mar 24, 2022  SOLD OUT $1,899 per person $2,399 per person
Mar 19, 2022 – Mar 27, 2022 $1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,899 per person $2,399 per person
Apr 2, 2022 – Apr 10, 2022 $1,899 per person $2,399 per person
$1,699 per person $2,399 per person
Apr 23, 2022 – May 1, 2022 $1,699 per person $1,899 per person
Apr 25, 2022 – May 3, 2022 $1,699 per person $1,899 per person
Apr 27, 2022 – May 5, 2022 $1,699 per person $1,899 per person
Apr 30, 2022 – May 8, 2022 $1,699 per person $1,899 per person
May 14, 2022 – May 22, 2022 – Guaranteed $1,399 per person $1,799 per person
Jun 18, 2022 – Jun 26, 2022 $1,399 per person $1,799 per person
$1,399 per person $1,799 per person
Aug 13, 2022 – Aug 21, 2022 $1,499 per person $1,899 per person
Sep 3, 2022 – Sep 11, 2022 $1,499 per person $1,899 per person
Sep 24, 2022 – Oct 2, 2022 $1,499 per person $1,899 per person
Oct 1, 2022 – Oct 9, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Oct 8, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Oct 15, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Oct 29, 2022 – Nov 6, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Nov 2, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022 – Guaranteed $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Nov 5, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Nov 7, 2022 – Nov 15, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Nov 9, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022 $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Nov 30, 2022 – Dec 8, 2022 SOLD OUT $1,599 per person $1,999 per person
$1,599 per person $1,999 per person
Dec 31, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023 $1,799 per person $2,299 per person

 

Tour Code: Collette/TCR

Included

  • Meals 14 Meals 8 Breakfasts 6 Dinners

Not Included

  • International Air Fare
  • Round trip transfer
  • Visa if applicable
  • Travel Insurance Protection
  • Pre or Post Hotels
  • Optional Excursions

Day 1 | San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins

Your trip to Costa Rica opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

🏨 Doubletree Cariari Hotel

Day 2 | San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste

Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views.

🍴 Breakfast & Dinner
🏨 Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows

Day 3 | Guanacaste

Fun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities. This afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica. Soak in the spectacular colors as the sun illuminates the natural landscape.

🍴 Breakfast & Dinner
🏨 Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows

Day 4 | Guanacaste - Monteverde

It’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’re sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal!

🍴 Breakfast & Dinner
🏨 El Establo

Day 5 | Monteverde

It’s your choice! Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica.

🍴 Breakfast & Dinner
🏨 El Establo

Day 6 | Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal

Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery. Learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. Cross beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await your discovery. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening. Taste your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients.

🍴 Breakfast & Dinner
🏨 Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 7 | Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal

Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit.

🍴 Breakfast
🏨 Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 8 | Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose

oday, get a little whimsical as we journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. This evening, bid farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers.

🍴 Breakfast & Dinner
🏨 Doubletree Cariari Hotel

Day 9 | San Jose - Tour Ends

Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure.

🍴 Breakfast