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Costa Rica Adventure

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COSTA RICA ADVENTURE

March 1 - 12th, 2023

MAR 01, 2023

ARRIVE SAN JOSE (D) Welcome to San Jose, Costa Rica! After clearing customs

and immigration you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

In the evening a welcome dinner is included at the hotel.

Accommodation: Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton,

San Jose (1 night)

Exterior at Night

MAR 02, 2023

SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (B/L/D)

Breakfast and then check out and private transfer with English speaking guide to Guápiles then continue to an area where everyone is transferred to a river boat which will take the group through the river system of Tortuguero National Park and to our lodge. Upon arriving at the lodge, the local staff will welcome group and discuss the 2 night program. (Total drive time is approx. 4 hours)

Located in the extreme northeast of Costa Rica, Tortuguero is accessible only by small plane or boat, along the famous Tortuguero Canals. This system of rivers and man-made channels parallels the coast and cuts through beautiful primary forest. The area was turned into a national park in 1975. It is one of the areas with the greatest biological diversity of the country. The name Tortuguero relates to the Spanish word for turtle as this is the most important nesting site in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle. Other species of sea turtles like the leatherback and hawksbill also nest on the wide beaches of the park and refuge where most exploring is done by small boat, although some hiking trails are available. There is a small village and a good offer of hotels and tours to fully enjoy this wondrous place.

Mawamba Lodge is a casual resort in Tortuguero, nestled on the narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Lagoon. Its 15-acre site borders the turtle nesting beaches and offers incomparable opportunities to observe wildlife.

Tour packages include land and boat transportation, lodging, all meals, and selected tours with a bilingual naturalist guide

Accommodation: Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero, standard room (2 nights)

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MAR 03, 2023

TORTUGUERO LODGE ACTIVITES (B/L/D)

Early morning boat tour through the Tortuguero Canals and return for breakfast at the lodge. Get ready to travel along the well-known Tortuguero Canals and have the experience of your life in this unique paradise of magnificent flora and fauna. After breakfast, enjoy the hotel grounds and jungle trails at leisure, or simply relax. Lunch will be served at the Lodge. This afternoon spend your time relaxing at the lodge and its gardens, your guide organize a nature walk around one of the trails of the hotel to get a better understanding of the Rainforest. Dinner is included at the lodge this evening.

The National Park is a wilderness area with extraordinary biological variety. Diverse mammals, birds and fish live in eleven different defined habitats. Strong Caribbean currents have provided a straight 22-mile expanse of beach which is a favored nesting ground for sea turtles like the Hawksbill and loggerheads that nest from July through October. The Leatherback, the largest sea turtle of the world, nests from February to July. Most exploring of the park is done by boat. Guides with an amazingly trained eye astound visitors finding wildlife in veiled corners, pointing at mischievous monkeys, and sharing fascinating fact about nature.

MAR 04, 2023

TORUGUERO - ARENAL (B)

After breakfast, we leave the lodge and make our way back to Guapiles by boat and vehicle. Continue the drive for 2.5 hours to Arenal.

La Fortuna has an elevation of 350 feet above sea level and is best known as the base from which to explore the magnificent Arenal Volcano and National Park. Located north of the Tilaran Mountains, this spectacularly beautiful, cone-shaped volcano rises out of the flat San Carlos Plains. Naturally heated thermal springs originate from its depth, so several places in the area offer the chance to be surrounded by nature while soaking and relaxing on the mineral waters. The fabulous mountains, lake, natural reserves, rivers, canopy tours, culture tours, hot springs and rainforest, make this a favorite holiday destination.

Accommodation: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa, suite room type (2 nights)

Pool

MAR 05, 2023

ARENAL (BLD)

Breakfast is included at the hotel. After breakfast we will transfer by private vechile with English speaking guide to Mistico Hanging Bridges & Hike at the 1968 Trails.

Our experts will guide you to discover the wonderful secrets of this forest that is a natural sanctuary. One of the benefits of having the guidance of a specialist is their wide knowledge of the species that inhabit the reserve, which allows the guest to observe more species both in the canopy and the forest floor. The expert eye of the guide will give you a valuable opportunity to appreciate the balance of the mystical life that happens every moment during the guided tour.

Entrance Fee to Mirador 68. Whether hiking through lava trails, crossing the rainforest or celebrating on the edge of the Arenal Volcano, enjoy a remarkable occasion filled with scenic beauty, accompanied by the breathtaking Lake Arenal. Two different hiking trails walking on hills formed by lava during the Arenal Volcano 1968 eruption. Find here Los Patos Lagoon, medium difficulty trails through a very original landscape and great panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake. After return to the hotel.

MAR 06, 2023

ARENAL - MONTEVERDE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then check out. Group will then transfer with English speaking guide to Monteverde via River crossing. After an adventure ride through narrow streets lined by refreshing vegetation and blue - green mountains, you will arrive at the Lake Dam dock after a 15 to 30-minute ride to board the boat that will take you to Monteverde while navigating the Arenal Lake with great views of the imposing Arenal Volcano and its surroundings.

Coffee, Chocolate and Sugar Cane at Don Juan Farm Excursion

Monteverde is one of the best areas to learn about the processes of cultivating coffee, so representative of Costa Rica. Consequently, Don Juan Farm Coffee Tour has been developed in a way that stands out as authentic and representative of the local culture. Don Juan’s pioneering family has always been associated with coffee growing and sharing the history of this land with the people that frequently visit his farm, as they enjoy the opportunity to partake in a highly educating and entertaining tour that finishes with the pleasure of tasting a true homemade lunch or an aromatic, freshly brewed coffee

Accommodation: Fonda Vela Hotel, standard room type (2 nights)

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MAR 07, 2023

MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then private transfer with English-speaking tour guide to Hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

At 3000 feet above sea level, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is special for nature lovers interested in exploring Tropical Rainforests growing among clouds. The reserve is close to Santa Elena town, originally settled in the 1950s by North American Quakers. There are three private wildlife reserves: Monteverde Cloud Forest, Santa Elena Reserve and the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, covering 74,000 acres, famous for their populations of Resplendent Quetzal. Guests go through some of the most beautiful primary cloud forests in the world. Natural history, bird watching, and nocturnal tours, restaurant and souvenir store complement this wonderful place.

MAR 08, 2023

MONTEVERDE – MANUEL ANTONIO (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then check out. Private transfer with English speaking tour guide to Tarcoles River and onwards to Manuel Antonio. Drive is approx. 4 hours

Travelling south bound through the stunning Central Pacific, the small agricultural town of Quepos welcomes visitors and a tree lined, cliff top road leads to Manuel Antonio offering glimpses of spectacular forest and beach.

This renowned touristic town sits up in the hills overlooking the vibrant Pacific Ocean framed by green, luscious vegetation. The highlight here is the marvelous Manuel Antonio National Park, an amazing combination of rainforest that grows right down to the three white sand beaches that are part of the park, which protects several habitats, including primary and secondary forest, mangroves, beach vegetation and marine resources.

Embark on a Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure

Located on the Costa Rican Central Pacific Coast, the Estero de Guacalillo (Guacalillo Estuary) and the Tarcoles River, offer to the visitors the opportunity to observe one of the largest populations of American Crocodiles on the continent. Discover the mangrove swamp area with a high biodiversity, amongst which you will find a large number of aquatic birds and the Lapa Roja Conservation Reserve.

Accommodation: Parador Boutique Resort & Spa, garden room type (4 nights

Swimming pool

MAR 09, 2023

MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then private transfer with English speaking tour guide to Hike to the Manuel Antonio National Park.

With the establishment of Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve for future generations one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequaled. Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches, and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and excellent snorkeling. The forest is home to sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys, and millions of colorful little crabs. It is one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica, but it is the most visited due to its varied fauna with 109 species of mammals and 184 of birds. This Park is just south of Quepos on the Pacific Coast, 132 km from San José. It is so popular because of its expansive white sand beaches backed by an evergreen forest that grows right up to the high tide line.

MAR 10, 2023

CATAMARAN TOUR & SNORKEL & SUNSET (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then morning at leisure. This afternoon group will be picked up by English-speaking tour guide for a Catamaran Tour and Snorkel for sunset.

Experience an outstanding naturalist tour with amazing views of the Manuel Antonio National Park on the Catamaran Cruise. The afternoon tour is a truly amazing trip for nature lovers who will enjoy not only the experience itself but the breath-taking sunset of the Pacific Ocean. The tour includes a snorkelling adventure at one of our beautiful snorkelling locations along the coast of one of the local beaches. Humpback whales, and dolphins as well as other beautiful marine life can be witnessed on the catamaran tour. On board offer an excellent variety of snacks and natural drinks. These can be enjoyed while navigating along the coast with the ocean breeze and the sun, helping you to enjoy this tropical paradise.

MAR 11, 2023

MANUEL ANTONIO AT LEISURE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then today group will enjoy the day at leisure for optional activities to explore the area or just to relax and enjoy hotel`s premises.

MAR 12, 2023

DEPART (B)

After breakfast, check out and transfer by private vehicle back to Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight back home

INCLUDES

  • 11 Nights hotel accommodation as per itinerary based on twin share
  • All group transfer and transportation by private, air-condtined coash
  • Tours are with a commentary driver and/or separate guid where noted
  • Arrival Meet & Greet guide assistance, Departure guide assistance
  • Sighseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • Local taxes on accommodatin and sightseeing tours, based on curren rates.
  • meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

EXLUDES

  • All airfares,departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection
  • Personal items
  • Optional Tours
  • Meals unless listed in itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuties
  • Early check-in & late-check out of rooms
  • Travel Insurance
  • Increases in Goernment/local taxes
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Covid Text

CAD $ 5829.00 per person (based on double occupany)

CAD $ 8103.00 per person, (single room occupancy)

Deposit $ 250.00 per person ($150.00 refundable until October 15, 2023, $100.00 non-refundable)

Final Payment due date: October 24, 2023

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