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Rainforest Discovery

9 days from $1,095 - Land Only
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Rainforest Discovery is one of our favorite tours to Costa Rica because it features all of the "must see" places of this tropical paradise. Towering Arena Volcano, the Tabacon Hot Springs and the Monteverde Cloud Forest combine with two nights on Tortuguero for a wonderfully diverse look at Costa Rica. Would you like to add time at the beach at the end of your trip? No problem. Just ask us for details.

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Day 1  Arrive San Jose
Upon arrival in San José, the capital of Costa Rica, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

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    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
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Day 2  San José-Tortuguero (BLD)
Travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park before continuing on to Moin to board small boats for the journey along the Canal de Tortuguero. The canal is more than 70 miles long and links lagoons and major rivers.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

    ×
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
×

Day 3  Tortuguero National Park (BLD)
After a leisurely morning, board small boats for continued exploration of the smaller, secondary canals. Keep a lookout for river otters, crocodiles and turtles, along with the very talkative howler monkeys and Toucans.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

    ×
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
×

Day 4  Tortuguero-Arenal (BLD)
After breakfast, travel through the canals and then by road to Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica's most dramatic sites. It towers at 5,389 feet and is almost a perfect cone. It remains active today and almost a day doesn't pass without some type of minor eruption. Later this evening, visit the world famous Tabacon Hot Springs, including dinner.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

    ×
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
×

Day 5  Arenal (B)
The morning is at leisure for optional activities. If you wish to explore the area in an exciting way, we recommend a visit to the Arenal Reserve, where you will find the Sky Tram & Sky Trek. This tour combines the ascent to the top of the mountain by an aerial tram, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Arenal Lake, while the descent is through the famous canopy tour, which goes from one mountain to another, that makes you feel the adventure and fun. If you prefer a more relaxed tour and admire the natural beauties of the northern plains, we recommend a visit to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, where it’s offered boat tours in the banks of the Rio Frio in search of different species of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

    ×
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
×

Day 6  Arenal-Monteverde (B)
Today, travel to Monteverde. The first part of your journey is by boat across Arenal Lake, the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Then, continue by road, enjoying the mountain scenery enroute to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The town of Monteverde was actually founded by a group of Quakers that migrated from North America in the 1950's. The Reserve covers more than 26,000 acres of forest and is home to more than 2,000 species of plants, 400 species of birds and 100 mammal species.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

    ×
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
×

Day 7  Monteverde (B)
This morning, take the walk through a series of suspended walkways and bridges built in the cloud forest. Later, enjoy a ride of discovery to the highest elevations of Monteverde Cloud Forest comfortably seated in your arial tram.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

    ×
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
×

Day 8  Monteverde-San Jose (B)
After breakfast, a scheduled shuttle transfer takes you back to San Jose for an afternoon at leisure.
Choice of Accommodations

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcan
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Poco a Poco
    San Jose: Aurola Holiday Inn
    Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge
  • First Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Manoa
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: Fonda Vela Hotel
    San Jose: Wyndham Herradura
    Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Premier Plus


    Arenal Volcano: Arenal Nayara

    Arenal Nayara

    Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside. Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations.

    ×
    Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo
    San Jose: Grano de Oro Hotel
    Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel
×

Day 9  San Jose-Depart (B)
Your Costa Rican adventure ends today as you fly home.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Day
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
Value Plus
01 MAY 14 - 31 OCT 14$1,165$1,495
01 NOV 14 - 30 NOV 14$1,095$1,395
01 DEC 14 - 30 APR 15$1,195$1,550
01 MAY 15 - 30 NOV 15$1,195$1,495
First Plus
01 OCT 14 - 31 OCT 14$1,310$1,695
01 NOV 14 - 30 NOV 14$1,250$1,625
01 DEC 14 - 30 NOV 15$1,295$1,660
Premier Plus
01 SEP 14 - 31 OCT 14$1,975$2,770
01 NOV 14 - 30 NOV 14$1,995$2,820
01 DEC 14 - 30 APR 15$2,065$2,895
01 MAY 15 - 30 NOV 15$1,995$2,775
All prices are per person, LAND ONLY, based on two people traveling together. Tour prices for singles traveling alone are available upon request.
Tour prices are not valid for travel between December 15-January 6 and April 2-11 when extra charges, mandatory dinners and minimum stay requirements are in effect. Ask us for details for travel during these dates.
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