CR1 COSTA RICA TOURSEARCH TOUR
Caribbean Jungle & Cloud Forest
Exploring the canals of Tortuguero Soaking in Baldi Hotsprings Monteverde Cloud forest walk Arenal Volcano eruptions Hummingbirds, sloths & butterflies!
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
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 Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sun 19 Nov 2017||Sun 26 Nov 2017||$2060 USD|
|Wed 20 Dec 2017||Wed 27 Dec 2017||$2150 USD|
|Sun 14 Jan 2018||Sun 21 Jan 2018||$2060 USD|
|Sun 04 Feb 2018||Sun 11 Feb 2018||$2060 USD|
|Sun 11 Mar 2018||Sun 18 Mar 2018||$2060 USD|
|Sun 18 Nov 2018||Sun 25 Nov 2018||$2060 USD|
|Thu 20 Dec 2018||Thu 27 Dec 2018||$2150 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $390 USD (number of singles limited).
Get closer to nature with this 8-day adventure through Costa Rica and never look at the world the same way again. It doesn't take long to come to understand the motivation behind the dedication to the conservation efforts in Costa Rica -- it is a nation in which a quarter of the country's total territory is protected within national parks and designated conservation areas -- as we head to one of the country's largest national parks in the initial stages of our tour to witness the beauty, diversity and richness of a unique and striking natural environment. We wander through verdant, mist-enshrouded forests, spend time relaxing on paradisiacal gold-sand beaches, or in bubbling hotsprings with the majestic Arenal Volcano as a backdrop, cast off for a boat trip through untouched wilds along the canals of Tortuguero Park and become entranced by the magic of a glorious country whose nature comes second to none.
Ernest G. (Surrey, BC, CA)
All the activities were great. Jam packed days. Loved it. Laura, our tour leader, was very organized and considerate. This was a great group, everyone prompt and friendly. Laura did lists for all of us of all the animals and birds that we saw in the rainforest. Does she ever sleep? All in all, great trip!
Errol H (Calgary, AB, CA)
He [Andres Fernandez] really is one of the best tour leaders we have had!
Irene L. (Parksville, BC, CA)
I enjoyed the stay and the walk in the Rincon de la Vieja Park and the visit to the hot springs spa.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Location: San Jose
Country: Costa Rica
The Sleep Inn San Jose conveniently located in the heart of the city, only fifteen kilometers from the Juan Santamaria ... Airport. It is only a short distance from tourist attractions like the Teatro Nacional, Museo de Jade, and Museo de Oro.
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Country: Costa Rica
The lodge is strategically located only 5 minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main ... facing the town of Tortuguero. Surrounded by a network of very scenic canals, this is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich in flora and fauna.
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Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and local restaurants). All transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, hotel porters (if available). Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuity, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, and international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on not included meal costs, shopping, and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered throughout the year. In the Central Valley, where the main centres of population are located, the average temperature is 22C (72F). In the coastal areas the temperature is much hotter and humid. The "green" season runs May-November. The warm dry season is Dec-May, though temperature differences between summer and winter are slight.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Road transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 12-30 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Costa Rica's roads are generally good though we do have some long (though scenic) road journeys. Numerous nature walks and walking tours on uneven surfaces.
Our difficulty level "2" rating refers to the above-mentioned busy days, walking tours on uneven terrain, lack of handrails (public and elsewhere, ie shower stalls), and fatigue that can be caused by heat and humidity and unfamiliar food and drink.
Well-located, heated / air-conditioned, mid-range (3 star) hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout (probably shower only). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than doubles. Hotel porter service is sometimes available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Some hotels have outdoor swimming pools.
Staff and Support
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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