'Treasures of the Rich Coast'


Exploring the canals of Tortuguero; Soaking in Baldi Hotsprings; Monteverde Cloud forest walk; Hummingbirds, sloths & butterflies!; Colonial Granada, Nicaragua; Boiling mud pots, fumaroles and thermal streams; Manuel Antonio's spectacular beaches

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Sun 22 Nov 2015Sat 05 Dec 2015 $2690
Sun 20 Dec 2015Sat 02 Jan 2016 $2890
Sun 03 Jan 2016Sat 16 Jan 2016 $2690
Sun 07 Feb 2016Sat 20 Feb 2016 $2690
Sun 20 Nov 2016Sat 03 Dec 2016 $2690
Tue 20 Dec 2016Mon 02 Jan 2017 $2890

Optional Single Supplement: $620 (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

Discover how Costa Rica earns its reputation as a natural wonderland on this two-week adventure through one of the most exciting and striking countries in Central America, and indeed, the world. Literally translated as the 'rich coast', Costa Rica is a land of varied topography and broad spectrum of ecosystem; between its borders, Costa Rica encompasses white-sand Caribbean beaches, volcanic mountainscapes, lush, velveteen jungle, low-lying plains and swampland, all of which combine to house enormous populations of diverse wildlife. From sauntering the trails of Braulio Carillo National Park, the country's biggest national park, we head to Tortuguero Park, where we take to the waters to glide along canals that are lined with virgin wilderness on both shores. The mist-encircled trees in Monteverde Cloud Forest provide a setting that seems as though it was taken straight out of a fairytale and Rincon de la Vieja National Park yields hidden lakes, hot-springs and beautiful volcanic landscapes. A short foray into Nicaragua gives us the opportunity to see historic churches, cathedrals and stone-carved statues, as well as enjoy some first-rate animal sightseeing and birdwatching, and it's back to Costa Rica for yet more wildlife adventures in Manuel Antonio National Park and to enjoy leisure-time sightseeing in San Jose.

Regions visited: Central America And Caribbean
Countries visited: Costa Rica and Nicaragua


[Andres Fernandez was] very personable, caring, patient and went out of his way many times to accommodate situations.

We've traveled with AA before and enjoyed it immensely. All of the local guides were excellent, especially Johnny in Tortuguero. Enjoyed all excursions. Laura, our tour leader, was astoundingly good. She went out of her way to try to accommodate individual needs. She handled it all without negatively affecting anyone or holding up the group. Everything went smoothly for us, it seemed she knew everyone and everywhere we went. She was fun! And interested in exploring and accepting unusual events and that was contagious. She presented us with great information. Terrific tour.

Tortuguero--fabulous first look at birds, frogs and plants. Baldi Hot springs--a great reward. Fun! Butterfly garden was memorable because of the fabulous funny woman who works there. Canopy walk: lovely. Zip line: most thrilling ever for a grandma! River tubing was the most fun ever! Granada is the most gorgeous thing in Nicaragua. All guides were well-informed, spoke good English, and related to us for questions and conversation. We had a fabulous bus! I was most pleased to get local food. Laura was our tour leader, she s a gem! WE really lucked in. This is a tour with lots of variety and activity.

We enjoyed all of the excursions. The boatride in Tortuguero, the "butterfly garden" tour, the boat trip in Granada and the excursion in the cloud forest with the park naturalist stand out as especially enjoyable.

An interesting tour - we saw many parts of the country, and the excursion into Nicaragua was a highlight.

The excursions we enjoyed were the boat trips from Tortuguero, and Masaya volcano museum and rim. The guides at the National parks were all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our driver Oday was superb. Our main bus was very comfortable. Laura, our tour leader, was calm and cheerful throughout. She worked hard all the time. Nothing was too much trouble. You could see that her personality smoothed any problems that occurred. Laura was aware of the local political problems, and explained them well. She even read out some articles and poetry which were of interest to us. I have taken eight other trips- mostly with one company. As far as I am concerned, Adventures Abroad is by far the best value for my money.