Costa Rica World of Nature

Immerse yourself in an emerald wonderland, where almendro trees climb high in to a cloud forest, extraordinary animals roam free, and hundreds of bird species take flight. From discoveries on water to journeys terra firma, experience Costa Rica - a living Eden on Central America's isthmus. Experience the Sarapiqui Rainforest up close over 2 nights at a rustic eco-resort. Sample the pure pineapple and fresh cacao during visits to local plantations. Give back to Costa Rica's preservation efforts during a visit to the green sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park, where more than a dozen of Costa Rica's endangered species live. Embark on a crocodile safari in the jungle, and a bird-watching cruise in a dense rainforests. Admire the white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, and stand suspended over the rainforest floor on a journey across a network of hanging bridges. Hike the lave fields of the world-famous Arena Volcano, or soar over jungle canopies on a zip line. This is the very best of Costa Rica - a world of nature.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
Duration
12 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1San JoseSan Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins: Pura Vida. In English, it translates to 'the simple life.' But pura vida is so much more: it's an attitude; a celebration of life in the moment. It's time to experience what pura vida means to you. You're on your way to explore a place that's unlike anywhere else in the world, where pura vida is an unofficial motto and a way of life. Welcome to the emerald of Central America: Costa Rica.
Day 2San JoseSan Jose - Tortuguero National Park: Seemingly endless mountain horizons. Complex evergreen forests. Dormant volcanoes. These are the wonders of Tortuguero National Park. Head down the rivers and canals to the world's first green turtle research station and go behind the curtain of this jungle paradise. Later, get away from it all and relax at your incredible lodge, an oasis in the middle of the jungle. Let the monkeys lull you to sleep as lush rainforest and wildlife surrounds you.
Day 3TortugueroTortuguero National Park: Begin the day on an excursion* to spot the elusive green macaw and other unique winged creatures that flock to Tortuguero. If you've ever wondered what life was like on the other side of a rainforest's lush green walls, a nature cruise through the park is your special glimpse. To float on these waters is to live a day in the life of the jaguars, manatees, ocelots, and more.
Day 4TortugueroTortuguero National Park - Sarapiqui: Cut through the mists of the rainforest on a languid boat ride towards the Sarapiqui region. On land, an experience for the senses awaits you at a cacao plantation. Observe the process of converting this magical seed from bean to bar, and taste for yourself why cacao is called 'food of the gods.' Arrive at your rainforest lodge nestled among the towering almendro trees. Stroll the grounds and meet your neighbors, from otherworldly plant life, to monkeys that are anything but shy. (Be careful, they're fond of stealing sugar packets!)
Day 5SarapiquiSarapiqui - Tirimbina Wildlife Center & Refuge Center - Sarapiqui: Costa Rica has a reputation of producing some of the world's best pineapples. In Sarapiqui, visit an organic pineapple plantation and find out why. Afterward, move from a taste for exotic fruit to a taste for adventure! See the Sarapiqui region from a different perspective on a rafting trip along the river that's a perfect balance of excitement and relaxation. Arrive on land and uncover the secrets of the tropical Tirimbina Rainforest. This evening, mellow out to marimba music over dinner.
Day 6SarapiquiSarapiqui - Arenal Volcano: Envelop yourself in the sounds of Sarapiqui on an early bird-watching excursion, just as the dawn meets the day. Later, depart for your resort stay in Arenal where you'll be surrounded by striking views of its famous volcano for the next three nights.
Day 7ArenalArenal Volcano: Suspended over the rainforest floor, relish in a birds-eye view of the jungle on a guided tour of Arenal's famous hanging bridges. High above the jungle canopies in the umbra of Arenal's cone-shaped giant, marvel at a cloud forest taking shape all around you. When you come back down to Earth, it's your choice! Since Costa Rica is the birthplace of zip lining, glide over the canopies on a mind-blowing rip through the jungle -OR- make your way across lava fields for an up-close-and-personal look at the volcano on a moderate hike along the trails. This evening, roll up your sleeves for a hands-on cooking demonstration; then savor the local flavors of Costa Rica during a traditional dinner.
Day 8ArenalArenal Volcano: The Arenal Volcano goes by many names: Pan de Azcar, Canaste, Volcan Costa Rica. Ultimately, it can be translated to a single declaration: Extraordinary. In the shadow of this famous monolith, the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Consider the option of a breezy safari trip down the Penas Blancas River in the morning. If you're feeling adventurous, opt for the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge cruise. Or, simply hang back at the resort, explore the grounds, and soak in one of Arenal's famous hot springs.
Day 9ArenalArenal Volcano - Tarcoles - Manuel Antonio National Park: Rendezvous with wild crocodiles among the remarkable mangroves of Tarcoles' Rio Grande. On this exhilarating jungle crocodile safari, you'll float along beneath the towering jungle, looking just below the water's surface for a glimpse of these incredible creatures. This afternoon, check in to your resort, located just outside Manuel National Park. Before dinner, watch the sun set over the Pacific alongside birds in every color of the rainbow.
Day 10Manuel AntonioManuel Antonio National Park: Welcome to the jungle. A truly remote experience with nothing around you except the wonders of Manuel Antonio National Park. The rich idyll of rugged rainforests and white sand beaches is the definition of untouched beauty. In this natural wonderland, circuit the trails where the wild things are, or go for a swim in the turquoise waters of a beach as wildlife rummages in the canopies.
Day 11Manuel AntonioManuel Antonio National Park - Coffee Plantation - San Jose: This morning, wake up and smell the coffee at a local coffee farm that produces some of Costa Rica's well-known beans. Then say goodbye to the coast and hello to San Jose. Toast to the pura vida of Costa Rica tonight over a farewell dinner.
Day 12San JoseSan Jose - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to an end today.
Dates/Pricing

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05/19/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/26/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/23/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/28/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/11/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/08/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/29/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/06/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/20/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/01/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/03/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/03/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/08/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/07/2020$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/12/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/14/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/19/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/21/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/26/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/28/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/02/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/09/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/11/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/16/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/18/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/23/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/25/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/08/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/10/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/17/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/22/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/05/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/19/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/26/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/28/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Doubletree Cariari Hotel San Jose, Costa Rica
Selva Verde Lodge Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Parador Resort and Spa Punta Quepos Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Arenal Springs Resort La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Evergreen Lodge Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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    Immerse yourself in an emerald wonderland, where almendro trees climb high in to a cloud forest, extraordinary animals roam free, and hundreds of bird species take flight.