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Costa Rica Escape With Tortuguero 2021

10 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA. 
Welcome to San José! Meet your Globus representative upon arrival.

Day 2 SAN JOSÉ–TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. 
SAN JOSÉ Scenic drive past banana plantations en route to the Caribbean shore to board your cruise to the Tortuguero Canals.
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Guided cruise on the canals with a Local Guide and boatman includes watching for freshwater turtles, caimans, herons, toucans, egrets, and monkeys. Welcome drink and free time at your lodge before a slideshow presentation about the park. (B,L,D)

Day 3 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. 
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Naturalist-led canal cruise in search of flora and fauna; Naturalist-led nature walk through the rainforest; visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 4 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK–GUAPILES–SAN JOSÉ. 
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Naturalist-led cruise to Guapiles.
GUAPILES Scenic drive to San José.
SAN JOSÉ Join up with day 1 of tour K3. (B,L,D)

Day 5 SAN JOSÉ–ARENAL. 
SAN JOSÉ Scenic drive to Arenal.
ARENAL Free time this afternoon at your resort’s pool, hot-spring-fed Jacuzzi, or on a nearby nature trail. (B)

Day 6 ARENAL. 
ARENAL Guided walk with a Naturalist on the Arenal Hanging Bridges suspended in the treetop canopy in search of flora and fauna. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Arenal with an optional to Tabacón Hot Springs. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGo mobile app.

Day 7 ARENAL–MONTEVERDE. 
ARENAL Scenic drive to Monteverde.
MONTEVERDE Free time this afternoon. (B)

Day 8 MONTEVERDE. 
MONTEVERDE Guided walking tour with a Naturalist in Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to over 600 species of butterflies, 400 species of birds, with 100 reptile and 120 mammal species. Free time this afternoon. (B)

Day 9 MONTEVERDE–SARCHI–SAN JOSÉ. 
SARCHI Visit the local village known for its artists and their famous hand-painted oxcarts.
SAN JOSÉ Orientation tour. (B)

Day 10 SAN JOSÉ. 
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Forget the big city crowds and high prices—now is your time to vacation in Costa Rica! With its abundant wildlife and splendid beauty, it’s no wonder Costa Rica is synonymous with pura vida—the good life. On this Costa Rica tour, you’ll spend two nights each in San José, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal, and Monteverde.

Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife. Your guide will look out for the wildlife—including freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans, and monkeys—so you can sit back, relax, and take plenty of pictures. In Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano (considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes), visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Made up of 15 bridges suspended in the treetops, you’ll see the flora and fauna from a different perspective. Be sure to have your camera ready for when your Naturalist points out monkeys, sloths, butterflies, birds, and other animals commonly seen here. Next, the verdant cloud forest of Monteverde is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. Here, search for wildlife as you explore Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve—home to jaguars, resplendent quetzals, pumas, monkeys, sloths, ocelots, many species of birds, and a large diversity of plant species—with an expert Naturalist.

All of this and more—plus an amazing value—await you on this fantastic Costa Rica tour!
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
    Guided sightseeing and cruise through the Tortuguero National Park canals to view wildlife; guided nature walk through the rainforest; visit Tortuguero town; guided visit of the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum; Guapiles nature walk
  • ARENAL
    Arenal National Park; Naturalist-led tour of the Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • MONTEVERDE
    Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve; Naturalist-led tour of the reserve
  • SARCHI
    Visit to the artisan village to see the famous Costa Rica ox carts
  • SAN JOSÉ
    City orientation

Accommodations
San Jose: Park Inn Radisson
Tortuguero: Evergreen Lodge
Santa Elena: Monteverde Country Lodge 
Arenal: Magic Mountain Hotel
Notes
  • All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Journeys Club discount, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.