Escape to Costa Rica:
A 9 Day Tour
No Costa Rica Adventure in 2018
This Costa Rica adventure will please the most active travellers…from the depths of the forest to sandy shores, busy city life to local villages, horseback riding to zip lining, this trip will offer a great variety of educational and fun opportunities for all ages…Won’t you join us?
Your Tour Includes:
- All Hotel Accommodations
- All breakfasts
- All day trips/excursions listed on itinerary (unless optional)
- Services of a tour director 24/7
Note that lunches and dinners are not included.
Your Adventure Awaits:
Day 1: Travel day from home to Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to Alajuela to meet with our crew. Enjoy the change from busy city life to wholesome country life, with a gentle walk among the coffee fields. Catch a great view of the city at night.
Day 2: We’ll begin our day with an amazing view of San Jose, on the way to San Carlos with scheduled stop and visit of Poas Volcano. We’ll hike up the volcano and have a look inside. As we arrive in Los Lagos, we’ll stop to visit the ant farm, the frog sanctuary, the butterfly gardens, and the crocodiles on the hotel property. Costa Rica’s fauna and flora are both so diverse and intriguing. An afternoon and evening visit of the hot springs will help us relax and shake off jet-lag in their therapeutic waters, while viewing the volcano. Optional tour of La Fortuna waterfall.
Day 3: Today adrenalin will be rushing as we take part in an exhilarating white-water rafting tour. Depending on the rainfall for the year, the rapids vary. Let’s not forget to enjoy beautiful views from the river between the rapids.
Day 4: Today we’ll head toward the lush cloud forest of Monteverde. We’ll start the trek with a leisurely boat ride across Lago Arenal. This ride provides some breathtaking views. We’ll finish with a bus/van ride to our destination of Monteverde where we will explore the cloud forest. Founded in the 1950’s by a group of Quakers from Alabama, Monteverde Cloud Forest is home to more than 400 species of birds, 100 species of mammals, and 2,500 species of plants. The afternoon tour “El Trapiche” will teach us about the processing of sugarcane, coffee, and coco which are all products of Costa Rica. Optional “night walk” tour.
Day 5: Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. We will swing far above the forest floor on the world famous Monteverde Canopy Tour. Experience the longest zip line in Central America, the Superman line, and the Tarzan Swing. Yahooooo!
Day 6: Today, we will observe a shift in landscape as we travel from mountain to sea. Upon arrival, we will have a neighborhood orientation, and the rest of the day is for us to relax at the pool or public beach. Save a little time to gaze at one of the most beautiful sunsets.
Day 7: Free Day. If you prefer a little more activity, why not take an optional excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park in the morning? One last chance to see wildlife in one of Costa Rica’s protected parks. After a hike, we’ll have beach time on a private beach in the afternoon, or relax by the pool. Enjoy an evening sunset again.
Day 8: It’s time to say adios to the coast and drive through lush vegetation, back to city life. “Hola, San Jose!” We’ll make an afternoon stop at an open-air market to test your bargaining skills. Tonight we’ll experience busy city life. Feel free to pick up your last souvenirs at a local supermarket. “Café” always seems to be a favorite.
Day 9: Time to say goodbye to Costa Rica. Return to the USA. Gracias y adios!
Next Departure: June 2019
Cost: $1,999 per person
*Land package based on double occupancy, airfare is additional.