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Arenal Volcano Guanacaste Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Beach Stay - 2016 Trip
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tortuguero National Park Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Beach Stay - 2016 Trip

Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Beach Stay - 2016

Trafalgar
4.5 . Great
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Travel Style: N/A
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
10 days
From: $ 2,045 $ 205 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Visit Tortugeuro National Park, Sarapiqui and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its canopy skywalk
  • View Arenal Volcano
  • Enjoy the beach and the amenities of your beautiful resort.
  • View of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level

Short Description

All the iconic experiences of Costa Rica come together on this eco-adventure: visiting Tortuguero National Park, seeing Arenal Volcano and walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like…
meeting master chocolatiers Julio and George at their workshop in San Isidro de Heredia to see how they create their gourmet chocolate. In search of the finest techniques and cacao, they spent years training at L'Ecole Chocolat in Canada and L'Ecole du Gran Chocolate in France searching for a single organic source, before finding it on Costa Rica's Caribbean slopes. At Monteverde, meet a native Quaker who shares historic photos and stories of old town.

Style Group tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Itinerary

1. ARRIVE SAN JOSE
Welcome to San Jose where your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
InterContinental Costa Rica

2. SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, a Cultural Insight. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Afterward, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Hotel
Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

3. TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Glide through the canals and waterways of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you're here in July, take an optional trip to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

4. TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI
Board your boat and bid adios to the park. Enjoy lunch along the way. Then visit a Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm a Cultural Insight. After a mid-afternoon arrival at your hotel, join your Travel Director on an easy hike looking for the exotic birds of this region. With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw. Your evening is free.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Hotel
Sueño Azul Resort

5. SARAPIQUI – ARENAL
For the early risers, there is time for an optional rafting trip. Or relax, sleep in and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area surrounding your lodge. Later, enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at an eco-friendly hacienda built by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco adventures. The family will welcome you with a delicious lunch and tell stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. Afterward, depart to the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Late this afternoon spend time in the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens with beautiful birds. Tonight relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Dinner
Hotel
Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

6. ARENAL – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST (2 NIGHTS)
Enjoy a free morning to sleep in or take an optional outing including a hike around Arenal, ziplining, participation in a reforestation project, a float trip or an ecological park and terrarium with over 200 species of reptiles, rare frogs and other amphibians as well as butterflies. Early this afternoon, head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you'll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share historical photos and stories of Old Town Monteverde.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
El Establo Mountain Hotel

7. MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over 2,500 plant species (including the most orchid varieties), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian and amphibian species. Later ascend to the treetops for a bird's-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, trade stories of your experiences at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

8. MONTEVERDE - LIBERIA - GUANACASTE (2 NIGHTS)
Check into your seaside resort, the only hotel located on the white sand of the world-famous Tamarindo Beach. Relax and simply enjoy the beach and the amenities of your beautiful resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots and a variety of wildlife.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

9. GUANACASTE FREE TIME
The day is yours to further relax at the beach, head into nearby Tamarindo village or choose from numerous options to continue your Costa Rica adventure as you please. Perhaps take a surfing lesson, snorkel or swim in the warm gentle waves.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

10. GUANACASTE - DEPART LIBERIA
A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach; you can reserve extra night accommodation if you wish to extend your stay.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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Our guide, Patrick, was one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable, and articulate people we had ever met!

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Our guide, Patrick, was one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable, and articulate people we had ever met! He made sure there was something for everyone, shouted out personal details for everyone, and created a familial atmosphere to help everyone relax and learn together. The local knowledge he and his local counterparts provided added layers of context and history to every beautiful site was saw. He advocated extensively for those with allergies to get real food and not miss out on delicacies, which is a level of compassion I rarely see in the service industry. He made everything memorable and the trip would not have had the level of magic that we will forever remember without him.
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Well organized. Sasha the tour guide was awesome! Sets expectations, gives you all the useful information. I would definitely go with him again if opportunity comes.
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It was great traveling with Trafalgar. This was our second time traveling with them. I do enjoy having someone showing us around and telling us about what was once there. To walk where the Ancient Greek Gods did and to learn more about them was awesome.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

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Meals Included

7 full breakfasts.
4 buffet lunches (including Be My Guest).
5 dinners

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