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Rainforest Discovery

9 days from $1,095 - Land Only
Departing Day

  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
 This Tour Includes:
Choice of Luxury or Deluxe accommodations with private facilities
Arrival and departure transfers
Buffet breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners as specified in the itinerary by BLD
All entrance fees and hotel taxes
Ground transportation by scheduled shuttle service
UTG Safari Delay Protection
Travel Gear Center
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.
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.
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.
Day 4  Tortuguero-Arenal (BL)
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.
Day 5  Arenal (BD)
The morning is at leisure for optional activities like a horseback riding tour to Fortuna Waterfall. This afternoon, enjoy a walk through the volcano’s lava trails followed by a soothing thermal bath at the Tabacón Hot Springs where hot subterranean mineral-waters from the volcano feed various size pools.
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.

Later, visit Selvatura Park, a conservation area with more than 850 acres of protected land and virgin cloud forest. Your take the walk through a series of suspended walkways and bridges built in the cloud forest. You'll also visit the Butterfly Garden with more than 50 butterfly species along with the Humming Bird Garden where more than 15 species of this acrobatic bird will delight you.

Day 7  Monteverde (B)
The day is at leisure to enjoy the optional activities available. You might want to visit the nearby town of Santa Elena and its frog pond. Or, why not try the Monteverde Cloud Forest Train, a relaxing way to see the forest and learn about the flora and fauna.
Day 8  Monteverde-San Jose (B)
After breakfast, a scheduled shuttle transfer takes you back to San Jose for an afternoon at leisure.
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 13 - 31 OCT 13$1,095$1,395
01 NOV 13 - 30 NOV 13$1,125$1,450
01 DEC 13 - 15 DEC 13$1,195$1,565
10 JAN 14 - 30 APR 14$1,195$1,565
01 MAY 14 - 31 OCT 14$1,165$1,495
First Plus
09 JAN 13 - 15 DEC 13$1,295$1,695
10 JAN 14 - 31 OCT 14$1,310$1,695
Premier Plus
01 SEP 13 - 31 OCT 13$1,795$2,595
01 NOV 13 - 30 NOV 13$1,895$2,695
01 DEC 13 - 15 DEC 13$2,095$2,895
10 JAN 14 - 30 APR 13$2,095$2,895
01 MAY 14 - 30 JUN 14$1,975$2,770
01 JUL 14 - 31 AUG 14$2,055$2,850
01 SEP 14 - 31 OCT 14$1,975$2,770
All prices are per person, LAND ONLY, based on two people traveling together. Tour prices for singles traveling alone are available upon request. Prices for travel between December 15-January 10 are available on request. Holiday supplement applies March 26-April 2.
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