Journey into the emerald rainforests of Costa Rica. Come face to face with exotic wildlife, see Arenal Volcano, and so much more...
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DAY 1: ARRIVE SAN JOSE
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.
Meals - Welcome Reception
DAY 2: SAN JOSÉ – BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
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.
Meals - Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
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 - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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.
Meals - Breakfast, lunch and Be My Guest
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.
Meals - Breakfast and Be My Guest
DAY 6: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST
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.
Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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 - Breakfast and farewell dinner
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 - Breakfast
Why not extend your stay in Costa Rica or see more of Central America? Please call our local travel team on 1 300 414 198 for ideas, or to book your tour and flights. We can also assist with travel insurance.
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