Sand S Tours - Learning Adventures
Layout Image

Costa Rica Vacation Adventure

 May 31-June 9, 2018, Escorted Group Tour
The tour exceeded our expectations! Costa Rica is beautiful and has a lot to offer.  A small group in the off season made for a very comfortable tour.  It was great!”  A.C., NH. 
Costa Rican Vacation Adventure Travel Tours - S and S Tours for all your travel needs in many different countries

If you love nature and like to be out in it, then pack your bags and join our Costa Rican vacation adventure. Accompanied by a Costa Rican naturalist with private transportation, explore the some of the prime sites in Costa Rica. Cruise the Rio Frio River into the Caño Negro Preserve.  Climb around the base of the active Arenal Volcano. Stroll through the largest butterfly garden/ hummingbird sanctuary in the country.  Search in the wonderful Cloud Forest Reserve for sightings of the Resplendent Quetzal at Monteverde. From the high mountain cloud forests of Santa Elena and Monteverde to the lovely white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio Park on the Pacific Coast you will love this tour!  Excite your taste buds with the wonderfully varied foods and exotic Costa Ricatropical fruit drinks. Sign up for one of our trips now and get away from it all! We promise you will want to return to this natural paradise many times. This season affords comfortable temperatures & a lack of tourist crowds, for pleasant vacations.

Prime Sites visited:
Travel Poas and Arenal Volcano National Parks, Caño Negro Biological Preserve, Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forests and Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Ocean

 ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive at Juan Santamaria  International Airport Hotel Tryp Sabana (Centro Colon)
Day 2 Day excursion to the majestic  Poas Volcano.  Venture into the famous Waterfall Gardens, humming bird sanctuary and the the largest butterfly garden in the country. Hotel Los Lagos
Day 3 Traverse the Rio Frio to the Cano Negro Biological Reserve close to the Nicaraguan border.  Expect to see turtles, crocodiles,  monkeys and a multitude of water fowl. Hotel Los Lagos
Day 4 Head to the tropical rain forest Hanging Brides for a trek in the forest canopy. Hotel Los Lagos
Day 5 Travel to  Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves.
The reserves are home to 100 species of mammals, at least  2500 species of plants, & more than 320 bird species including the  Resplendent Quetzal–perhaps the world’s most beautiful bird.
Hotel El Establo
Day 6 Guided tour in the Cloud Forest Reserve and coffee plantation. Hotel El Establo
Day 7 Journey from tropical cloud  forest through tropical dry forest into tropical humid forest to Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Ocean. Hotel Punta Leona
Day 8 Natural history walks and hikes in the Carara National Park. Hotel Punta Leona
Day 9 Return trip to San Jose and city tour Hotel Tryp Sabana (Centro Colon)
Day 10 Depart

Costa Rica Vacation2018 Package Price: $3495(USD) per person double room includes (add $600 (USD)for a single supplement):  private transportation, expert bilingual naturalist Costa Rican guide, Sue as escort guide, Lodging, normal daily luggage, food and lodging tips, 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, daily snacks and entry fees to national parks and reserves as stipulated.  (This destination rotates every 2-3 years.)

The package does not include:  airfare, airport transfers, airport departure taxes, trip insurance, meals not specified in the itinerary, local guide and driver tips.

Optional Extension(s):

  • Day 1 Irazu Volcano, Lankester Botanical Gardens, Cartago and Orosi Valley
           $TBA/ person double room add $260 single occupancy (USD)
  • Day 2 Catamaran Tour to Tortuga Island on the Pacific Coast
           $TBA/ person double room add $300 single occupancy (USD)

Optional Day(s) package price includes: hotel, breakfast and lunch, bilingual naturalist guides, transportation, entry fees and tour.  It does not include meals not specified, tips for the guides or drivers.