Costa Rica Adventure

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $5,595
  • Length: 11 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Central and South America, Costa Rica
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Tour Description

  • Enjoy guided tours of the Caño Palma Wildlife Reserve and Tortuguero National Park
  • Soak in the healing mineral waters of Tabacón Hot Springs
  • Hike through Arenal Volcano National Park and over the Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Soar through the air on a jungle canopy tour followed by an exhilarating zipline back down
  • Marvel at Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity and wildlife

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica. You will be met upon arrival at the San José airport and transferred to your resort hotel.

Marriott Costa Rica Hotel, San José

DAY 2

Turrialba

Located in the center of the country, Turrialba is called “the Switzerland of Costa Rica” - the landscape of the volcanic mountains meet to create a lush green valley, carved by the Pacuare and Reventazón rivers. Choose from Class I II rapids for a leisurely trip down the river or Class III IV for a more challenging ride.(B,L)

Hacienda Tayutic, Turrialba

DAY 3 & 4

Tortuguero National Park

Enjoy a private guided boat tour of the Caño Palma Wildlife Reserve, home to more than 150 species of trees and a large variety of animals. You will be led by a guide who will educate you about the species you see and the environment of the reserve. Later, take a guided boat tour of Tortuguero National Park. Keep an eye out for ghost and howler monkeys, sloths, and the elusive jaguar.(2B, L, 2D)

Manatus Lodge Hotel, Tortuguero National Park

DAY 5 - 7

Arenal Volcano National Park

Visit Tabacón Hot Springs with dozens of lush and secluded pools in which to relax and soak in the warm mineral waters. Take a guided hike through Arenal Volcano National Park and the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Enjoy a private luncheon at a local farm, then take a canopy tour on the “sky tram” to get a very different perspective of the rainforest and Arenal. Once you’re finished with your cable car ride up high, you will have the option of taking a “sky trek,” riding a high-speed zipline back down.

On Day 7, enjoy a full-day guided excursion to Caño Negro, including a boat tour through the wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge to see animals such as sloths, monkeys and caimans.(3B, 3L)

Tabacón Grand Spa, Arenal

DAY 8 - 11

Guanacaste Depart for Home

Enjoy three days in Guanacaste, on Costa Rica’s sunny Pacific coast, to relax and soak up the sun. On Day 9, take a “float trip” down Rio Corobicí. The scenery along the river is legendary, and as you leisurely raft along, you might spot one of the more than 300 species of birds from the nearby Palo Verde National Park. On Day 11, you will be transferred to the Liberia Costa Rica Airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.(4B)

J.W. Marriott Resort Spa, Guanacaste

DAY 7

Cano Negro excursion

Today, take a full day guided excursion north to Cano Negro. Start with a scenic drive to Los Chiles, a rustic village just 2 miles from the Nicaraguan border. Here begin your boat tour through the wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Travel slowly up stream, spotting animals such as sloth, monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and a variety of native flora along the way. Stop along the river for a typical Costa Rican lunch before heading back to Los Chiles to drive back your hotel.(B,L)

Tabacon Resort Spa, Arenal

DAY 8

Arenal to Guanacaste

This morning, it’s a relaxing drive down the mountain, west towards the coast, arriving by lunchtime. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure at your Pacific Ocean Resort. Surrounded by nature, the resort offers three beaches, golf, horseback riding, a world-class spa and more.(B)

W Marriott Guanacaste Resort Spa, Guanacaste

DAY 9

Guanacaste River Float Trip

Today enjoy float trip down the tranquil Rio Corobici. As you leisurely raft along this river, watch for otters, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys and iguanas. There are also more than 300 species of birds including ospreys, kingfishers, cormorants, and blue, tiger and boat-billed herons. Arrive back at your resort by mid afternoon.(B)

W Marriott Guanacaste Resort Spa, Guanacaste

DAY 10

Guanacaste at leisure

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful ocean front resort. Optional activities abound - ATV tours along the coast, beach treks, bird watching excursions, jungle trips, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing and more. Or, simply enjoy the sun and comfort of the resort.(B)

W Marriott Guanacaste Resort Spa, Guanacaste

DAY 11

Depart Guanacaste Liberia

Today you are taken to the airport in nearby Liberia for your departing flight home or on to your next destination.(B)

Departures

Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $5,595.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,630.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by private deluxe A/C vehicles
  • Local English speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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