February 10 – 18, 2020 - This Departure Sold Out, Call for other Available Dates.
Tropical Costa Rica – February 10-18
Optional 3-Night Jungle Adventure Post Tour Extension
9 Days 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
Experience It! Monteverde Cloud Forest Only four places in the world boast an ecosystem so unique that it produces a cloud forest, and Costa Rica is one of them. Situated high on a mountain, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is created by the forest’s dry air combining with the humid, hot air of the rainforest. The result is a blanket of clouds that covers the forest, mimicking constant rainfall. This extremely wet environment has bred a diverse world of exotic flora and fauna. One of the cloud forest’s most famous residents is the endangered, resplendent quetzal. This colourful bird sports a golden beak and a green-hooded head, tail feathers of grey, black, and white, and a vibrant scarlet breast. Highly elusive, quetzal sightings are rare, but absolutely unforgettable when attained.
Highlights: San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice on Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero
Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery.
Discover the charming town of Zarcero and its whimsical topiary garden.
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery surrounding Arenal Volcano. Spot indigenous wildlife while on a Cano Negro riverboat cruise.
Learn about Costa Rica's vegetation on a guided walk in the cloud forest.
Discover the history of coffee in Costa Rica during your visit to a coffee plantation
Book Now & Save $100 Per Person. Savings are included in rates below.
Double $3,399* Single $4,049 Triple $3,369
For bookings made after Aug 09, 2019 call for rates.
We are holding group space until August 9. If you are interested in this tour please contact us prior.
Hotels at a glance
Day 1 Doubletree Cariari Hotel, San Jose
Days 2, 3 Nambu Beachfront Bungalows, Guanacaste
Days 4, 5 El Establo, Monteverde
Days 6, 7 Mountain Paradise Hotel, Arenal
Day 8 Doubletree Cariari Hotel, San Jose
On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Winnipeg Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $140 per person (subject to increase until paid in full), Hotel Transfers Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $355 per person * All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air-inclusive package from YWG
Extend your holiday with Optional 4 Days 3-Night Jungle Adventure Post Tour Extension
Rate: $640.00 CAD per person, double, land only
8 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Day 9: San Jose - Tortuguero National Park Enjoy an exciting soft-adventure jungle extension to Tortuguero, the Amazon of Costa Rica. Explore the region’s wildlife by boat, viewing macaws, sloths, monkeys, falcons and other native species. Enjoy a memorable 2-night stay at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and amazing wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings with a visit to the world’s first Green Turtle Research Station and discover how to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. Today lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 10: Tortuguero National Park An early morning bird watching excursion is offered so you may learn about the variety of local species and migratory birds that flock to this area. Later, experience a spectacular boat cruise through the various canals and be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, bats and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Tortuguero National Park is a study in rainforest, freshwater, and marine biology. It protects over 350 species of birds and mammals including green macaws; 57 species of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica’s 16 endangered species including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters and manatees. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 11: Tortuguero National Park - San Jose Return to San Jose for your last night in Costa Rica before your return home. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 12: San Jose - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.
Please Note: The transportation to and from Tortuguero, as well as your guide in Tortuguero, are provided by the lodge where you will be staying in Tortuguero. These services and sightseeing as specified in your itinerary will be provided by the personnel of the lodge in Tortuguero. This price includes meals as outlined; roundtrip transportation to Tortuguero; 2 nights at the Evergreen, Aninga or Pachira lodge, and 1 night in San Jose. Extensions are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. Due to luggage size and weight restrictions on the boats, please bring an overnight bag for the 2-night stay in Tortuguero National Park. Please make arrangements with the concierge’s desk at the hotel in San Jose for luggage pick up and for storage until your return from Tortuguero. During your extension, your local guide will provide included sightseeing services and will be available via a local office at other times. A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this extension to operate. This extension requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.
Monday, February 10, 2020 San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour BeginsExplore lush forests and stunning waterfalls…exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colourful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 San Jose - Coffee Plantation - GuanacasteWelcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views. (B, D)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 GuanacasteFun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities. This afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica. Soak in the spectacular colours as the sun illuminates the natural landscape. (B, D)
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Guanacaste - MonteverdeIt’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’re sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal! (B, D)
Friday, February 14, 2020 MonteverdeIt’s your choice! Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica. (B, D)
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - ArenalUncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery. Learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. Cross beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await your discovery. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening. Taste your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients. End your evening dining on the recipes of Costa Rica as a guitarist serenades you. (B, D)
Sunday, February 16, 2020 Arenal - Cano Negro - ArenalWhat’s next? A Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit. (B)
Monday, February 17, 2020 Arenal - Zarcero - San JoseToday, get a little whimsical as we journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. This evening, bid farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, D)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 San Jose - Tour EndsToday you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure. (B)
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