Naturaleza en Costa Rica

 

Naturaleza en Costa Rica - 9 days

Countries

  • Costa Rica

Day 1 - San José Area

  • Flight to Costa Rica
  • Transfer from the airport to San José
  • Activities dependent upon arrival time
  • Dinner at hotel or stipend for groups arriving in the evening

Day 2 - Tirimbina

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Poás Volcano and National Park (Conditions permitting)
  • Visit  Waterfall Gardens Park in La Paz to see rain forest animals, waterfalls, flora and fauna, lunch included
  • Travel to the Tirimbina Rain Forest Center
  • Dinner at Tirimbina Lodge
  • Bat lecture, including hands-on opportunity with the bats

Day 3 - Tirimbina

  • Breakfast at Tirimbina Lodge
  • Morning whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapuiquí River
  • Lunch at Tirimbina Lodge
  • Afternoon hike through the rain forest at Tirimbina
  • Dinner at Tirimbina Lodge

Day 4 - Tirimbina

  • Breakfast at Tirimbina Lodge
  • Morning community service activity preparing lunch for a local school
  • Deliver lunch and eat with local students at school
  • Afternoon chocolate tour to learn how chocolate is gown and produced in the traditional way, samples included
  • Dinner at Tirimbina Lodge
  • Evening soccer game with local students

Day 5 - La Fortuna

  • Breakfast at Tirimbina Lodge
  • Visit a Fair Trade coffee cooperative to learn how coffee is grown, coffee sample and lunch included
  • Continue on to La Fortuna
  • Evening relaxing in the hot springs, dinner included

Day 6 - Monteverde

  • Breakfast at hotel in La Fortuna
  • Travel to Monteverde with some free time to explore the town
  • Dinner at hotel 
  • Evening night walk to see nocturnal creatures in the Monteverede rain forest

Day 7 - Puntarenas

  • Breakfast at hotel in Monteverde
  • Exciting zip-line tour through the treetops of the cloud forest, lunch included
  • Travel to Puntarenas
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 8 - San José Area

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Catamaran excursion to Isla Tortuga, an idyllic island located 3 kilometers offshore
  • Fruit and refreshments served en route and lunch provided on the island
  • Free time on the island for swimming, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling and banana boat rides
  • Scenic drive back to San José
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 9 - Return

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to the San José airport for return flights to the United States

Includes

  • Round trip air transportation from your preferred departure city, including current departure & security taxes
  • Land transportation via deluxe motor coach or coaster bus
  • Multi-bedded accommodations in hotels
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Admissions to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Services of a full-time, bilingual tour leader

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport fees and personal spending money
  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • End-of-tour tips to bus driver 
  • End-of-tour tips to tour leader
  • Airline baggage fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel Insurance