Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Guanacaste

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If you were the type of kid who always marched to your own drum, this bold tour of Costa Rica is just the escape for you. Wide-open spaces, multi-hued creatures, and bright, vivid scenery welcome you with open arms and a no-holds-barred spirit. As you make your way through Costa Rica, lava trails, cloud forests, and high-in-the-sky suspension bridges invite y...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Cariari: Tour a banana plantation
    • Tortuguero national park: Guided cruise through the canals to view wildlife; guided walk through the rainforest; naturalist talkSARAPIQU
    • Arenal : Guided sightseeing of Arenal Volcano National Park; sightseeing of La Fortuna town; and visit Tabacón Hot Springs
    • Monteverde: Visit the Sky Walk hanging bridges; guided visit of Children’s Eternal Rainforest; Ecological Sancturary tour and cooking lesson; farewell dinner
    • Sarchi: Shop for souvenirsGUANACASTE
    • Grab your camera and swimsuit, and get ready for a wonderful vacation to Costa Rica! Witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy relaxing dips in ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture on this thrilling adventure
    • Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife

What's this trip about?

    If you were the type of kid who always marched to your own drum, this bold tour of Costa Rica is just the escape for you. Wide-open spaces, multi-hued creatures, and bright, vivid scenery welcome you with open arms and a no-holds-barred spirit. As you make your way through Costa Rica, lava trails, cloud forests, and high-in-the-sky suspension bridges invite you to take a walk on the wild side while scenic boat rides, nature walks, and natural hot springs beckon you to leisurely soak in the views. Frolic among hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and wildlife in the most vibrant rainforests, and feast on your own delicious Costa Rican creations in an authentic cooking class. With visits to an active volcano and exotic fruit plantations, plus several meet-and-greets with the native macaws and monkeys, this vacation to Costa Rica is bananas! If there’s ever a time to imitate the slow-moving sloth, it would be in its native country. A change of scenery and speed await on Costa Rica’s lush, northwestern shore. Add the seaside resort of Guanacaste to your tour of Costa Rica to catch marlin, mahi mahi, or just some mellow rays on the beach.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
End CityGUANACASTE

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Central America
  • Costa Rica

Attractions

  • Arenal Volcano
  • Central America
  • Guanacaste
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Tortuguero National Park

Activities

  • Culture

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Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Welcome to San José! Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour director!

Day 2: SAN JOSÉ–TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

Shell Games Journey east to the Caribbean shore and Tortuguero National Park. On the way, pass by several banana plantations and see one of Costa Rica’s main exports being harvested. Later, board a motor launch for your cruise along the Tortuguero Canals, waterways ...

Day 3: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK TOUR & CANAL CRUISE

Natural Beauties A local Naturalist accompanies you on a leisurely boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby rainforest. During ...

Day 4: TORTUGUERO–SARAPIQUI–ARENAL

Fruitful Experiences A morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Sarapiqui area. Tour a [LF] pineapple farm, owned by a local family, and learn about the history, cultivation, and industry of pineapples and other indigenous crops. Continue to your hotel in the...

Day 5: ARENAL. EXCURSION TO LA FORTUNA & ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK

Lava Love This afternoon, visit Arenal Volcano National Park, where your guide takes you on a walk through lava trails of the volcano and shows you how nature has found a way to recover from past lava flows. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the town of La Fortuna de San...

Day 6: ARENAL–MONTEVERDE

Heads in the Clouds After breakfast, continue to Monteverde, where you will enjoy two days in the cloud forest. This afternoon, take a guided tour on the Sky Walk Hanging Bridges, which combines trails and suspension bridges through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud For...

Day 7: MONTEVERDE

SANTA ELENA CLOUD FOREST RESERVE Butterfly Kisses This morning, visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest for a guided walking tour. Over 600 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds have been recorded inside this private reserve, along with 100 reptile and 120 mammal sp...

Day 8: MONTEVERDE–GUANACASTE

Costa Rican Riches Take a morning drive to Guanacaste. Arrive in Costa Rica’s North Pacific region which offers hundreds of unspoiled beaches lining the shores, making Guanacaste an extraordinary beach destination. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Exciti...

Day 9: GUANACASTE

Follow your Adventure Enjoy a free day today. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Discover a new view of Guanacaste with an exhilarating zipline tour and fly through the forest canopy. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 10: GUANACASTE

Unplug & Recharge Enjoy a free day today. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE What better way to celebrate your fantastic time in Costa Rica than with a lazy day on the beach? Ask your Tour Director for the best spots on the sand and stretch out for a day of pure relaxation on the pristine shore.

Day 11: GUANACASTE

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Cariari Hotel San JoseThis sustainable Costa Rica hotel is typical of San Jose colonial hacienda architecture and offers spacious, comfortable guestrooms and suites with the latest amenities. Enjoy total convenience in its location, personalized services, delicious cuisine, and facilities like the pool and fitness center. Let the friendly staff help you relax while catering to your needs and helping you see all that Costa Rica has to offer.San JoseCosta RicaSan Antonio De Belen, HerediaEvergreen LodgeBuilt in respect of its surrounding nature, the Evergreen Lodge provides travelers with absolute comfort, great food, and most importantly, an unobstructed experience with nature. A beautiful dining room with soaring ceilings provides first class meals in an atmosphere that reflects and compliments the jungle paradise surrounding it, and friendly staff welcome you to this magical place called Tortuguero.TortugueroCosta RicaTortuguero National ParkVolcano Lodge & GardensWith an exceptional location and views of Arenal Volcano, this hotel surpasses expectation in comfort, service, and class. Guests will feel at ease with modern room amenities, clean lines, and tasteful décor. Dining options, spa services, and a choice of pool and lounge settings make your stay in Arenal unforgettable, as well as its convenient access to the wildlife and nature surrounding it.ArenalCosta RicaLa FortunaEl Establo Mountain LodgeSet on a private 150-acre farm adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve, El Establo Mountain Lodge offers guests a home base of relaxation and activity. Amenities include tennis, basketball, and soccer courts, two indoor pools, two restaurants, two bars, gym, and spa.MonteverdeCosta RicaSan PedroTamarindo Diria Beach and Golf ResortThis stunning property is a paradise along the shores of Northern Costa Rica. Elegant and modern accommodations are accented with local flare, while the hotel's facilities and features exceed expectation. The Tamarindo Diria Resort provides beach access, soothing pools surrounded by vegetation, and a variety of options to try local cuisine, all constant reminders that you are far away in a tropical escape.GuanacasteCosta RicaPlaya Tamarindo,
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