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Costa Rica Eco Adventure End Liberia

8 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Journey into the emerald rainforests of Costa Rica. Come face to face with exotic wildlife, see Arenal Volcano and more.

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    • Check out our similar 'Costa Rica Adventure' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com
    • Crossovers: Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero and Sarapiquí), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.
    • Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiquí hotel.
    • Note: For rafting on Day 5, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    San Jose (Costa Rica), Costa Rica

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      • Check out our similar 'Costa Rica Adventure' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com
      • Crossovers: Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero and Sarapiquí), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.
      • Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiquí hotel.
      • Note: For rafting on Day 5, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and journey back in time with a native Quaker in Old Town Monteverde.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: LCREL

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      17 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 4 lunches

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • View Arenal Volcano

        • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve


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      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 4 lunches

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Rain ponchos provided for your use

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Costa Rica Eco Adventure End Liberia

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive San José

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      Day 2

      San José – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

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      Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing

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      Tortuguero – Sarapiquí

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      Sarapiquí – Arenal

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      Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights)

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      Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing

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      Monteverde – Depart Liberia

      Day 1

      Arrive San José Day 1 - Arrive San José

      Learn the secrets of Pura Vida - Costa Rica's inimitable zest for life that will linger throughout your effortlessly delivered encounter with a land that boasts no artificial ingredients. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Sheraton San Jose

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sheraton San Jose

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      San José – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) Day 2 - San José – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

      We leave the Costa Rica capital behind and journey to San Isidro de Heredia, where we'll Dive into Culture with master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriana, to learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Then, it's on to Siquirres where we'll embark on a river journey through protected wetlands to secluded Tortuguero. Immerse yourself in its vibrant Afro-Caribbean atmosphere as you stroll through the village streets, then visit the Green Turtle Research Station. We enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening accompanied by the enchanting sounds of resident cicadas and tree frogs.

      Hotel

      Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing Day 3 - Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing

      Explore Tortuguero's lush waterways, keeping a keen eye out for howler monkeys, toucans and sloths amidst the dense rainforest canopy. If you're lucky enough to be visiting during nesting season, choose to join an optional walk to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs on the Caribbean shores.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Tortuguero – Sarapiquí Day 4 - Tortuguero – Sarapiquí

      Bid adiós to Tortuguero and head back to the mainland where we'll enjoy lunch before meeting the Tico family for a Dive into Culture experience at their palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. We continue to Sarapiquí where we'll get up close and personal to the Costa Rica's exquisite nature during a leisurely hike. Keep a look out for the endangered great green macaw and connect with your beautiful natural surrounds. Enjoy a Regional Meal dinner this evening at your hotel with the owners.

      Hotel

      Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      White Water Rafting Level II and III*

      This morning excursion on a class II and III river involves navigating nearly 8 miles (13 km) on the Sarapiqui River. It's a great introduction for first-time paddlers and families interested in a fun, wet roller coaster ride. Total duration approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$64.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Sarapiquí – Arenal Day 5 - Sarapiquí – Arenal

      Embark on an optional rafting trip^. We Connect with Locals, joining the Quintana Family for a Be My Guest lunch at their eco-friendly hacienda. Make a Difference and learn how your visit contributes to the local community. We continue to Arenal Volcano, where we spend the afternoon relaxing.

      Hotel

      Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Arenal Natura Ecological Park

      At this wonderful park you will have the opportunity to experience Costa Rica’s wildlife up close and personal where beautiful frogs, birds, reptiles, and their natural habitats will have the starring role. This package includes a frog sanctuary, bird watching, a serpentarium (home to different species of snakes found in Costa Rica), a reptile lagoon (to observe crocodiles) and a heliconia garden. Total duration is approximately 2 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$50.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Arenal Volcano Hike

      Ever since the 1500s, locals considered Arenal to be just a regular everyday mountain. However, everything changed on the morning of July 29, 1968 when the mountain erupted, spewing ash and lava over the region. Up until 2010, the volcano was still quite active but has settled down in recent years. Your guided hike will allow you to see the areas that were destroyed in the 1968 eruption up close. Hike through recent lava flows and see how Mother Nature has brought life back to the region. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$67.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Kayak On Lake Arenal*

      Arenal Lake is the largest in the country and home to a wide diversity of birds, both resident and migratory, such as flycatchers, kingfishers and great blue herons. Kayaking on Arenal Lake is a great way to take part in an outdoor activity while you enjoy the amazing, one-of-a-kind views of Arenal Volcano. Along the shoreline, watch for howler monkeys enjoying the good life high in the trees. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) Day 6 - Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights)

      Our soul-stirring encounter with Costa Rica's natural wonders continues after a morning at leisure. Straddle the Continental Divide and touch the sky in Monteverde Cloud Forest, where you'll have an opportunity to explore this biodiverse sanctuary, renowned for its collection of orchid species - more than in any other single place. Tonight, we'll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde and delve into the history of the American Quakers who settled in the area in the 1950s.

      Hotel

      El Establo Mountain Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      El Establo Mountain Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Arenal Natura Ecological Park

      At this wonderful park you will have the opportunity to experience Costa Rica’s wildlife up close and personal where beautiful frogs, birds, reptiles, and their natural habitats will have the starring role. This package includes a frog sanctuary, bird watching, a serpentarium (home to different species of snakes found in Costa Rica), a reptile lagoon (to observe crocodiles) and a heliconia garden. Total duration is approximately 2 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$50.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Arenal Volcano Hike

      Ever since the 1500s, locals considered Arenal to be just a regular everyday mountain. However, everything changed on the morning of July 29, 1968 when the mountain erupted, spewing ash and lava over the region. Up until 2010, the volcano was still quite active but has settled down in recent years. Your guided hike will allow you to see the areas that were destroyed in the 1968 eruption up close. Hike through recent lava flows and see how Mother Nature has brought life back to the region. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$67.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Kayak On Lake Arenal*

      Arenal Lake is the largest in the country and home to a wide diversity of birds, both resident and migratory, such as flycatchers, kingfishers and great blue herons. Kayaking on Arenal Lake is a great way to take part in an outdoor activity while you enjoy the amazing, one-of-a-kind views of Arenal Volcano. Along the shoreline, watch for howler monkeys enjoying the good life high in the trees. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing Day 7 - Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing

      This morning, join your guide for an excursion through the lush rainforests of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We ascend to the treetops high above the jungle floor below, treading lightly along the Sky Walk^ suspension bridges amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in the boughs of the surrounding canopy. As our epic eco-adventure nears its end, we share stories with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      El Trapiche Tour

      The tour begins with a walk through the farm where you’ll view sugarcane, banana, orange and coffee plantations. Learn about the coffee making process and how liquor is made of out sugarcane. The farm provides an exciting education to visitors about the various crops and farm life in Costa Rica. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$33.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Horseback Riding Tour*

      On your horseback excursion, enjoy sweeping views of the Nicoya Gulf and its islands as you ride your way through coffee and sugarcane plantations, tropical forest and open fields. Be on the lookout for wildlife including toucans, green parrots and white-faced monkeys. Total duration is about 2 ½ hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests.)

      Adult Price: US$75.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Sky Tram And Sky Trek*

      Board a comfortable gondola and fly among the trees on the lookout for local wildlife. As you glide among the forest, see how the vegetation changes with the elevation level. At the end of the Sky Tram you will be faced with a choice: return to the starting point in the same way you came or you can enjoy the ultimate adrenaline rush on the Sky Trek. With this option, you will fly across the forest in a series of ten zip lines with heights ranging from 100 – 650 feet (30 to 200 meters) and with lengths of over 650 feet (200 meters). All of these zip lines were built to give you a 360° perspective of the rainforest. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$97.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Monteverde – Depart Liberia Day 8 - Monteverde – Depart Liberia

      For now it's a fond hasta luego to Costa Rica, but not goodbye. Transfer to Liberia International Airport or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Join Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a traditional Costa Rican lunch at their Hacienda Pozo Azul, a 2000-acre working ranch. (Day 5)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Indulge in gourmet chocolate made from the world's best cacao beans. Visit a Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. (Days 2, 4)

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde's colourful history. (Day 6)

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        Visit the Quintana Family's Hacienda Pozo Azul and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy. (Day 5)

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • View Arenal Volcano

        • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve


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      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 4 lunches

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Rain ponchos provided for your use

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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