Costa Rica Natural Paradise - 2018

Details

Tour Operator
Caravan Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/30/2018
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1San JoseSan Jose, Costa Rica : Welcome to the "rich coast," friendly land of democracy and rare natural beauty. With naturalist guides, see exotic birds and wildlife, hike in jungle rainforests, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs and cruise through biological reserves. Caravan provides transfers from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to your hotel for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check in after 4:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing. Dinner is served until 9:30 p.m. at your hotel. D
Day 2San JosePoas Volcano, Cloud Forest : Morning visit to Costa Rica's most popular park, Poas Volcano. Weather permitting, you can see inside the active crater from an overlook. Next, hike the Escalonia Cloud Forest Trail, home to epiphytes, orchids, ferns and tropical hummingbirds. Cloud forests are like rainforests, but with less rain and more humidity. Then, drive through Costa Rica's famous coffee growing region. Lunch. Enjoy a guided tour at a coffee plantation. Sample fresh Costa Rican coffee. Visit a butterfly garden. Dinner. BLD

Note: Poas Volcano National Park closed spring 2017 because of increased volcanic activity. If the park is still closed in 2018, you will enjoy an alternative activity.

Day 3FortunaWildlife Rescue Center, Fortuna : This morning, drive by San Jose's Plaza de la Cultura, Central Park, and the National Theatre. Next, visit a wildlife rescue center. Here, injured birds and animals are rehabilitated for release back into the wild. Lunch. Continue to Fortuna in the San Carlos Valley for a two night stay. Dinner. BLD
Day 4FortunaCaño Negro Cruise, Hot Springs : Head north this morning, passing through sugar cane, teak, pineapple, and orange plantations. Then, cruise on the Rio Frio, gateway to the world famous Caño Negro wildlife refuge, home to many migratory birds found nowhere else in Costa Rica. Look for black turtles, whistling ducks, roseate spoonbills, cormorants, anhingas, blue heron, and northern jacanas. Watch for caimans, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, green iguanas, and water-walking lizards. Lunch. Return to Fortuna. This afternoon enjoy a relaxing soak in the volcanic hot springs. Dinner. BLD
Day 5GuanacasteHanging Bridges, Leatherback Turtle Park : Morning visit to the Hanging Bridges. With a naturalist guide, hike the suspension bridges. Weather permitting, enjoy views of majestic Arenal Volcano. Next, enjoy a scenic drive around Lake Arenal. Lunch. Then, to Costa Rica's beautiful Pacific Coast. Visit Leatherback Turtle National Park and learn about Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant. The leatherback is the largest marine reptile in the world, weighing over 1,500 pounds. Continue to the J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa for a relaxing two night stay. Dinner. BLD
Day 6GuanacasteGuanacaste Beach Resort : Free time today to enjoy your magnificent world class beach resort. Visit the elegant spa or swim in your hotel's infinity pool, the largest in Central America. Lunch. Time to beachcomb while strolling your resort's pristine beach. Dinner. BLD
Day 7Manuel AntonioBird Watching Cruise, Manuel Antonio : This morning, drive though the cattle ranches of Guanacaste. Stop at the Monteverde Cooperative. Lunch. Next, cruise on the Tarcoles River, adjacent to the Carara Biological Reserve. Float through a mangrove forest. Enjoy bird watching and crocodile spotting. Look for white and snowy egrets and the amazing nests of the montezuma oropendola. This tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary is a nesting site for the scarlet macaw. Continue to Manuel Antonio. You'll stay at the only hotel next to the National Park, conveniently located directly at the entrance. Dinner. BLD
Day 8San JoseManuel Antonio, Aerial Tram : Early morning visit to world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, a natural habitat for the white face monkey, the rare squirrel monkey and the three-toed sloth. Hike through the rainforest and along the spectacular beach coves, ranking among the most beautiful in the world. Look for toucans and parrots. (Please note: Park visit may take place on Day 7, when Day 8 is a Monday.) The rest of your morning is at leisure. Enjoy your hotel's pools and rooftop terrace, or visit nearby artisan shops. Lunch. Then, a thrilling aerial tram adventure. Glide through and above a dry tropical transitional forest. Enjoy views of waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. Return to San Jose. Farewell dinner. BLD
Day 9San JoseSan Jose : Your tour ends after breakfast this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Caravan provides transfers to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica arriving at 5:00 a.m, 7:00 a.m, 9:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. ¡Hasta la vista! B
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
January 04, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
January 05, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
January 06, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
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April 13, 2018$1,195.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
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November 30, 2018$1,195.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
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December 18, 2018$1,395.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
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December 20, 2018$1,395.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
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December 27, 2018$1,395.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 28, 2018$1,395.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 29, 2018$1,395.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 30, 2018$1,395.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
Lodging
Barcelo Palacio : San Jose
Arenal Springs : Fortuna
Magic Mountain : Fortuna
Lomas del Volcan : Fortuna
J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa : Guanacaste, Pacific Beach
San Bada Hotel : Manuel Antonio
Real InterContinental Hotel : San Jose
Disclaimer

Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $299; Triple $289; Single $359

You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment due 60 days prior to departure.

In Latin America, Caravan transfers you between the airport and hotel on the starting and ending dates of your tour.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

All Meals Included
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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