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Costa Rica, Central America

from $2,008* per person 9 Days March, April, June, July, October-December
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Costa Rica Expeditions 16 people max
  • San jose, costa rica
  • Active & Adventure trips
National Geographic Traveler's Tours of a Lifetime 2010
Featuring a guided hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and visit to the Butterfly Garden. At Arenal walk the Hanging Bridges trails then soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. Head to remote Tortuguero for boat trips through rainforest creeks and a night excursion to observe sea turtles nesting (June-Oct. only). Return to San Jose in light charter plane, on your last full day in Costa Rica, visit the Cafe Britt Plantation.

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Costa Rica, Central America

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2 testimonials about the provider, Costa Rica Expeditions:

  • Reviewer: located in USA
    "We were very well satisfied with Costa Rica Expeditions, from the pick-up at San Jose Airport - including welcome help in getting through customs - to the conclusion of our trip. We liked the hotels you recommended: Bougainvillea near San Jose and Villa Blanca. The drivers we had on all transfers were helpful and spoke enough English for us to communicate. We liked your country and would like to return and when we do we will use your services."
  • Reviewer: located in NC USA
    "Back in cold western North Carolina after one of our best vacations ever, we'd like to thank you and all the Costa Rica Expeditions staff for making our Costa Rica vacation a great experiencea Each trip component, starting with our arrival at the airport and ending with a drop-off at a car rental agency, included caring CRE staff ensuring that we were in the right place at the right time.Every part of your package was wonderful - the facilities were nice, the food was great, and the staff were outstanding. We'll certainly advise friends to consider Costa Rica Expeditions in their travel plans, and hope that we, too, can again use your services some day."

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  • Family oriented trip.


Day 1: Arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica (No meals.)
Overnight at Hotel Presidente.

Day 2: San Jose / Monteverde (B,L,D)
After a welcome orientation breakfast you will be picked up by a service guide for the 4 1/2-hour drive to Monteverde. Lunch at the hotel then visit the nearby Ecological Sanctuary. Overnight at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens.

Day 3: Monteverde Cloud Forest (B,L,D)
After breakfast take a guided hike into the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit to the Butterfly Garden. Overnight at Monteverde Lodge.

Day 4: Monteverde / Arenal (B,L,D)
Drive with your guide from Monteverde to your hotel in the Arenal area (4 hours). Stop for lunch on the way. In the evening watch the volcanic activity (weather permitting). Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel.

Day 5: Arenal / Hanging Bridges / Hot Springs (B,L,D)
Morning walk on the Arenal Hanging Bridges trails, set in a rainforest reserve. Afternoon visit to the Hidalgo Family Hot Springs. Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel.

Day 6: Arenal / Tortuguero (B,L,D)
Drive to the Cano Blanco dock (5 hours), where you will meet your local guide for the 1-1/2 hour boat ride to Tortuguero. Overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens.

Day 7: Tortuguero National Park (B,L,D)
Boat tour into Tortuguero Park. Return to the Lodge for lunch. Overnight at Tortuga Lodge.

Day 8: Tortuguero / San Jose(B,L,D)
In the morning meet the chartered flight back to San Jose (35 mins). Upon arrival, take the Cafe Britt Plantation coffee tour. Farewell Dinner and overnight at Hotel Presidente.

Day 9: Departure (No meals.)
Transfer to the International Airport, arriving at least two-three hours before your flight's scheduled departure.

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