Costa Rica

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The limitless possibilities that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest preserves will unfold before your eyes on this amazing holiday in Costa Rica.
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Visit to Poás Volcano
    • Enjoy a visit to Doka Coffee Estate with a guided tour and lunch
    • Experience Arenal Volcano National Park — enjoy a gentile hike at the base of the volcano
    • Spend three nights in La Fortuna overlooking Arenal Volcano
    • Included excursion to Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge with a local guide and lunch
    • Spend three nights in Manuel Antonio
    • Explore Manuel Antonio
    • Experience a Jungle Crocodile Safari with a local guide
    • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park with a local guide

What's this trip about?

    The limitless possibilities that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest preserves will unfold before your eyes on this amazing holiday in Costa Rica.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeOperator does not provide
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CitySan Jose
End CitySan Jose

Travel Themes

  • Birding
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Central America
  • Costa Rica


  • Arenal Volcano
  • Manuel Antonio National Park


  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Nature
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • 13 Meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners)
    • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours
    • Overnight in San José, Costa Rica
    • Included excursion to Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge with a local guide and lunch
    • $40 in Mayflower Money
    • Spend three nights in Manuel Antonio

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Travel Map

Day 1: Usa/San José, Costa Rica

Meals: Dinner

Our journey begins in the historic capital of San José at a delightful casino hotel. There is time for a swim or massage before the included dinner as our busy schedule flows into Costa Rica’s mystical tropical paradise.

Day 2: Poás Volcano 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

En-route from San José to the La Fortuna area, visit Poás Volcano, one of the most spectacular volcanoes in Costa Rica. Poás has a long history of large eruptions, first producing a cloud of hot ash five miles high back in 1910. Look ...

Day 3: Arenal Volcano

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

There are few places on earth where one can observe an active volcano, and we will spend the afternoon near Arenal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. Since it erupted 400 years ago, it has continued to light u...

Day 4: Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

While in La Fortuna, we enjoy a full day excursion to Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge, a remote “everglades” type of wetlands teeming in different species of flora, fauna and birdlife. During the excursion, a highlight will be a b...

Day 5: La Fortuna To Manuel Antonio 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast we drive to the Manuel Antonio area, famous for its national park. This tiny yet bustling town is located off Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, just a stone’s throw away from Quepos. The region is a treasure for bio...

Day 6: Jungle Crocodile Safari 



We take a boat trip on the Tarcoles River located near Carara National Rain Forest Park. This adventure combines nature with the breathtaking experience of viewing American crocodiles at near proximities. Home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populati...

Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Our included tour visits nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, the smallest of the parks in Costa Rica but one of the most popular. There is a magic to this park that is hard to explain. Per-haps it’s the park’s forest, mangroves, lag...

Day 8: Manuel Antonio/San José 

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, our tropical getaway comes to an end as we return to the San José airport for our flight home. Flights should depart after 1:00 p.m. Fond memories of the beauty of Costa Rica and the warm hospitality of its people are sure to be treasured for a lifetime!

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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,699
Price per day$212
Single supplement (single occupancy)$699
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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Mayflower Tours, located in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a professional tour operator handling individual and group guided tour arrangements. Mayflower offers tours throughout the World.

Value-added traveling The Mayflower Way providing life enriching experiences on each and every holiday. Holidays are designed for travelers looking for the fullest travel experience at a great price value. Since its inception, Mayflower Tours has consistently provided the ultimate touring experience in each destination always focused on the travelers’ budget. Each Mayflower Tour has a professional Tour Manager on board to ensure all of the details are taken care of. Mayflower Tours works closely with travel agents to sell to individual travelers and groups throughout the world. The company offers free marketing support in the form of travel presentations, videos, customized promotional flyers and newsletter articles for all travel professionals to maximize their group sales and experience.

The company is active in the United States Tour Operators Association, the National Tour Association, the American Society of Travel Agents, American Bus Association and the Travel Industry Association o

John and Mary Stachnik started Mayflower Tours in 1979. John, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours, entered the travel industry in 1966 when he began working for a Washington D.C.hotel company. From 1970-1978 John was founder, part owner and president of an Illinois-based tour company which grew to more than 36,000 passengers a year. John's wife Mary serves as co-owner and senior vice president for the Mayflower Group. Together they live in Downers Grove, Illinois.


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What's excluded

    • Mayflower Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial
    • Amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God
    • Natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Tours.
    • The land price of your tour does not include
    • Airfare to the tour departure point
    • Excess luggage charges
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Meals not included on the itinerary
    • Sightseeing attractions listed as “optional excursions”
    • Gratuities to the full time tour manager
    • Motor coach driver
    • All airport skycaps, van or limo drivers and local guides.


,DAY ONE:  Wyndham Herradura, San José, Costa Rica DAYS TWO THROUGH FOUR:  Arenal Manoa Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa Rica DAYS FIVE THROUGH SEVEN: El Parador Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Cancellation policy

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) - $149 This non refundable fee waives all cancellation fees when we are notified of cancellation one day before the tour departs. If you must leave the tour early due to personal illness, illness or death of a member of your immediate family,TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical expenses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line, and lost or stolen baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air tickets were provided by Mayflower Tours. If you purchase the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP),you will be refunded all payments, +including deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount. Without Travelers Protection Plan (TPP)

91 days or more Deposit Amount

90 to 45 days prior 20% of tour cost

44 to 15 day prior 30% of tour cost

14 to 1 day prior 40% of tour cost

Day 1 of departure 100% of tour cost

or early departure from tour

No refund on unused portions of the tour

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Meals Included

13 Meals : 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Passport & Visas Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.
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