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Costa Rica Eco Adventure 2019

8 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive San José
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. (Welcome Reception)

Day 2 San José – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)
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. ( Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, 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. ( Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, 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. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal)

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. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights)
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. ( Buffet Breakfast)

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. ( Buffet Breakfast, 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. (Buffet Breakfast)

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All This Included
Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and journey back in time with a native Quaker in Old Town Monteverde.

Dining
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 6 dinners
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)
  • Rain ponchos provided for your use
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All 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
  • Connect with Locals Join Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a traditional Costa Rican lunch at their Hacienda Pozo Azul, a 2000-acre working ranch. (Day 5)
  • Dive Into Culture Indulge in gourmet chocolate made from the world's best cacao beans. Visit a Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. (Days 2, 4)
  • Local Specialists Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde's colourful history. (Day 6)
  • Make a Difference Visit the Quintana Family's Hacienda Pozo Azul and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy. (Day 5)
Sightseeing Highlights
  • View Arenal Volcano
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Accommodations
San Jose: Sheraton San Jose
Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
Sarapiqui : Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge
Arenal: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Monteverde: El Establo Mountain Hotel
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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