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Costa Rica Eco Adventure End Liberia

8 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices 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. (Welcome Reception)

Day 2 San José – 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. Afterward, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.(Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing and Free Time
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.(Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Tortuguero – Sarapiqui
Board your boat and bid adiós to the park. Enjoy lunch along the way. Then visit a Tico family's palm plantation to 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 of this region. With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw. Your evening is free.(Full Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5 Sarapiqui­ – 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. Later, enjoy a special Be My Guest experience 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. Afterward, depart to the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Late this afternoon, 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.(Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Dinner)

Day 6 Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights)
Enjoy a free morning to sleep in or take an optional outing including a hike around Arenal, kayaking on Lake Arenal or visiting an ecological park and terrarium with over 200 species of reptiles, rare frogs and other amphibians as well as butterflies. Early this afternoon, head 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.(Full Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing and Free Time
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, consisting of over 2,500 plant species (including hundreds of orchid varieties), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian and amphibian species. 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 festive Farewell Dinner.(Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

Day 8 Monteverde – Depart Liberia)
Transfer to either Liberia International Airport.(Full Breakfast)
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All This Included
All the iconic experiences of Costa Rica come together on this eco-adventure-visiting Tortuguero National Park, seeing Arenal Volcano and walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest.You'll enjoy Insider moments like meeting master chocolatiers Julio and George at their workshop in San Isidro de Heredia to see how they create their gourmet chocolate. In search of the finest techniques and cacao, they spent years training at Ecole Chocolat in Canada and Ecole du Gran Chocolate in France searching for a single organic source, before finding it on Costa Rica's Caribbean slopes. At Monteverde, meet a native Quaker who shares stories of old town.

Dining
  • 7 full breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners.
  • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest).

Travel Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
Highlights

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest Visit Hacienda Pozo Azul to meet Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a special lunch in their home.
  • Cultural Insights Try gourmet chocolate and 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.
  • Embere Indians Visiting the Embere Indians at their village of Embere Drua, you'll learn about their culture, lifestyle and crafts.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park.
  • View Arenal Volcano
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its canopy skywalk
Accommodations
San Jose: InterContinental Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
Sarapiqui: Sueno Azul Resort
Arenal: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Monteverde Cloud Forest: El Establo Mountain Hotel
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.