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.
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
|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)|
2018 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.
- 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.