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Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste

10 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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      15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

      Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

      Departure date

      San Jose (Costa Rica), Costa Rica

      Return date

      Liberia, Costa Rica

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      i Flights available

      Early payment discount

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          • 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 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

          Embark on an eco-adventure through a land of volcanoes, waterfalls and cloud forests. Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and go on a journey back in time with a native Quaker who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde.


          Trip type: Country Explorer i

          Trip code: LCRG

          9 Nights

          accommodation

          16 Meals
          • 7 full breakfasts

          • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest)

          • 5 dinners

          On-trip Transport

          All transport shown.

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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
              (including Be My Guest)

            • 5 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)

            • Umbrellas 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 with Guanacaste

          Your Itinerary

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          Day 1

          Arrive San José

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          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 – Liberia – Guanacaste (2 Nights)

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          Guanacaste Free Time

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          Guanacaste – Depart Liberia

          Day 1

          Arrive San José Day 1 - Arrive San José

          Welcome to San José where your journey begins with a warm greeting from a local host at the airport 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.

          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)

          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. Continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.

          Hotel

          Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

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          Day 3

          Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing Day 3 - Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing

          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.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Day 3

          Day 4

          Tortuguero – Sarapiquí Day 4 - Tortuguero – Sarapiquí

          Board your boat and bid adiós to Tortuguero. Enjoy lunch along the way before a visit a Tico family's palm plantation where you'll 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. With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw. Your evening is free.

          Hotel

          Sueño Azul Resort

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Lunch

          Hotel

          Sueño Azul Resort

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Lunch

          Day 4

          Day 5

          Sarapiquí – Arenal Day 5 - Sarapiquí – 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. Enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch 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 welcomes you with lunch and shares stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. Depart for the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Later, spend time in the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens with beautiful birds. In the evening, relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner.

          Hotel

          Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining
          • Dinner

          Day 5

          Day 6

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

          Enjoy a free morning before heading to the 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 stories of Old Town Monteverde

          Hotel

          El Establo Mountain

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          El Establo Mountain

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Dinner

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          Day 7

          Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing Day 7 - Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing

          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. Later, ascend to the treetops for a bird's-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of 6 suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, trade stories of your experiences at a Farewell Dinner.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Day 7

          Day 8

          Monteverde – Liberia – Guanacaste (2 Nights) Day 8 - Monteverde – Liberia – Guanacaste (2 Nights)

          Check in to your seaside resort and relax. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot a variety of wildlife.

          Hotel

          Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Hotel

          Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Day 8

          Day 9

          Guanacaste Free Time Day 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.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Day 9

          Day 10

          Guanacaste – Depart Liberia Day 10 - Guanacaste – Depart Liberia

          A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your flight. Or perhaps stay a while longer and extend your stay.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

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          Available Departures

          Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/costa-rica-eco-adventure-with-guanacaste for the latest discounts & departure information.

          The Trafalgar Difference

          • Be My Guest
            Join Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a traditional Costa Rican lunch at their Hacienda Pozo Azul, a 2000-acre working ranch

          • Cultural Insights
            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

          • Hidden Treasures
            Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

          • Local Specialists
            Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde's colourful history

          • Join Trafalgar
            Travel Today, Sustain TomorrowHacienda Pozo Azul Quintana Family Your trip takes you to the Quintana's eco-friendly hacienda. You'll meet the family and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy.

          Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

          Highlights

          What's Included

          Sightseeing Highlights

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            • View Arenal Volcano

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


          What's Included

          Dining

            • 7 full breakfasts

            • 4 lunches
              (including Be My Guest)

            • 5 dinners


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          What's Included

          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)

            • Umbrellas 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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