Costa Rica World of Nature

From thrilling water journeys to ethereal jungle expeditions, discover what pura vida means to you when you explore the essence of Costa Rica. Encounter an emerald wonderland, where trees climb high and animals roam free. Immerse yourself in nature when you spend 2 nights at a remote resort in San Carlos and 3 nights in the region of Arenal National Park. Sample fresh cacao during a visit to a local plantation. Indulge in the flavors of a farm-to-table lunch at a family-owned finca. Give back to preservation efforts at a sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park. Embark on a crocodile safari in the jungle and a bird-watching cruise in the rainforest. Stand suspended over the rainforest floor as you journey across a network of hanging bridges. Hike the lava fields of Arenal Volcano or soar over jungle canopies on a zip line. It's time to experience a world of nature.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2019
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. These are the wonders of Tortuguero National Park. Head down the rivers and canals to the world's first sea 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. From the dynamic calls of the monkeys to the gentle chatter of the birds, settle into your new home and listen to the active sounds of the rainforest around 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 - San Carlos: Cut through the mists of the rainforest on a languid boat ride towards Sarapiqui and Tirimbina Rainforest Center. On land, an experience for the senses awaits 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.' Later, arrive at your secluded nature resort, nestled on the edge of the San Carlos River. Stroll the butterfly and botanical gardens lined with fruit trees, including lemon, soursop, guava, mango and tangerine.
Day 5San CarlosSan Carlos: Explore the beauty of your surroundings on a Penas Blancas River Safari. Paddle and float down the river on a peaceful adventure, taking in the sights and sounds of the rainforest as your naturalist guide describes the intricacies of the wildlife around you. Visit the farm of a local family and try specialty snacks such as banana bread, gourmet Costa Rican coffee and more. Then, it's your choice! Continue to explore the lush landscape on horseback -OR- participate on a guided walk through a private, primary forest reserve. Either way, you'll get an intimate look at the various flora and fauna that populate the trails and hear how the native species interact in this rich ecosystem.
Day 6San CarlosSan Carlos - Finca Don Juan - Hanging Bridges - Arenal: Envelop yourself in Costa Rican culture at Finca Don Juan. Explore this family-owned farm during a tour featuring gardens that are organically grown through the concept of sustainability. Taste the exotic fruit harvest and experience the traditional way to process sugar cane. Enjoy a sip of cane liquor before engaging in a culinary demonstration and a farm-to-table lunch. Later, suspended over the rainforest floor, relish a bird's-eye view of the jungle on a guided tour of Arenal's famous hanging bridges. High above the jungle canopies, marvel at a cloud forest taking shape around you. Settle into your resort where you'll be surrounded by striking views of Arenal's famous volcano for the next three nights.
Day 7ArenalArenal: Today, 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 formed by lava during the 1968 eruption. The afternoon is at leisure to discover the town of La Fortuna or the naturally heated pools of the hotel.
Day 8ArenalArenal: 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. If you're feeling adventurous, opt for the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge cruise or an exhilarating white water rafting experience.* Or, simply hang back at the resort, opt for a spa service, 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 Antonio 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 verdant rainforests and white sand beaches is the definition of untouched beauty. In this natural wonderland, traverse the trails where the wild things are, or go for a swim in the turquoise waters 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: Bid Costa Rica farewell as your tour comes to an end today.
Dates/Pricing

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05/10/2020Land Only 
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Lodging
Tilajari Hotel Resort San Carlos, Costa Rica
Doubletree Cariari Hotel San Jose, 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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  • Costa Rica World of Nature

    From thrilling water journeys to ethereal jungle expeditions, discover what pura vida means to you when you explore the essence of Costa Rica. Encounter an emerald wonderland, where trees climb high and animals roam free.

 
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