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Tour Itinerary

Escape to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, reachable only by air or water, to explore Tortuguero National Park. As its name suggests, it is here where sea turtles like loggerheads and leatherbacks lay their eggs each year. Visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, home to the Western Hemisphere’s largest green sea turtle nursery. Cruise the canals to spot fantastic creatures large and small that stalk, slither, and soar in this natural paradise of wildlife diversity. Depart by boat before driving to San José and pass pineapple and banana groves en route to the heart-stirring rainforest canopies of Arenal. Here, the hanging bridges stretch to heart-stirring heights through the rainforest canopy, while the depths of the earth deliver lava trails to follow. See Arenal Volcano and explore the wild places where pumas and jaguars prowl. Look skyward to spot the hundreds of multi-hued birds, butterflies, and a dizzying diversity of wildlife in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Find your head in the clouds in a primeval forest blessed by trade winds, rain, and fog by day; and unfettered stars above by night. Go where monkeys and macaws make your day with mischief and count yourself charmed to see some of the 160-plus reptile species—from tiny amphibians to titan snakes. Get civilized too, with visits to an artisan village and a tour of Costa Rica’s largest city and cultural capital of San José.

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Cities Visited

Arenal , Monteverde , San Jose , Tortuguero

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
    Welcome to San José! Meet your Globus representative at your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    SAN JOSÉ–TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
    SAN JOSÉ Scenic drive to the Caribbean east coast to embark on a cruise to the rainforest of Tortuguero National Park.
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Naturalist-guided visit to the bio-diverse park—home to many species, including white-faced capuchin, howler, spider monkeys, toucans, macaws, tapirs, ocelot, manatees, and jaguars! The area is also famous as the annual nesting site for the five species of turtles. Welcome drink and briefing at your lodge before free time before dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Naturalist-guided cruise on the remote yet extensive Tortuguero canals. Watch for abundant wildlife, including over 125 species of mammals, 124 species of reptiles, and over 375 species of birds. Return to the lodge for a nature walk into the rainforest with your Naturalist guide who explains the flora commonly found here and its uses. This afternoon, visit the small town of Tortuguero and visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum in the protected nesting habitat and largest green turtle rookery in North America, as well as Hawksbill, Leatherback, Loggerhead, and Olive Ridley turtles. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK–SAN JOSÉ
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Morning boat cruise and drive to San José. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    SAN JOSÉ–ARENAL
    SAN JOSÉ Scenic drive to Arenal area past banana groves and pineapple and sugar cane fields.
    ARENAL Visit to La Fortuna Village in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano (currently dormant, but known for consistent lava flows before 2010). Arenal is home to cascading waterfalls, thriving rainforests, abundant wildlife, and a wealth of outdoor activities with nearby nature trails and 400-year-old trees. Watch for colorful frogs, monkeys, birds, and native wildlife. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    ARENAL
    ARENAL Guided excursion with your Naturalist to Arenal Hanging Bridges. Explore the jungle canopy atop 15 bridges suspended in the treetops to see various species of plants, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, and other local wildlife. On a clear day, get a 360-degree view of the tropical rainforest and stunning views of Arenal Volcano. Free time the remainder of the day. (B)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME with a horseback ride through the beautiful countryside of San Carlos Valley with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano. Take a short walk to La Fortuna Waterfall and swim in the natural jade-colored pool. 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.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    ARENAL–MONTEVERDE
    ARENAL Scenic drive to Monteverde.
    MONTEVERDE Welcome to the cloud forest of Monteverde, situated on the continental divide under misty cloud coverage in one of the world’s most bio-diverse areas. Watch for over 3,000 species of plants, 400 species of birds, 60 species of bats, 1,200 species of amphibians, and 700 species of butterflies in one of the last remaining natural habitats of all six Costa Rica wildcat species­—ocelots, jaguars, jaguarundi, pumas, oncillas, and marguays. Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful birds, the resplendent quetzal. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    MONTEVERDE
    MONTEVERDE Naturalist guided walking tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve—home to forest fauna such as sloths, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, coatis, and numerous species of birds. With almost 100% humidity throughout the year, the cloud forest experiences almost 12 feet of rain per year. Free time this afternoon. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    MONTEVERDE–SARCHI–SAN JOSÉ
    SARCHI Visit Sarchi Village, known as the center of Costa Rican handicrafts and where you’ll see the artists in their workshops making their famous ox carts.
    SAN JOSÉ Guided city orientation in downtown San José includes the historic National Theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    SAN JOSÉ
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Each Globus South America tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

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.

San Jose: Park Inn Radisson
The Park Inn Radisson is conveniently located in the heart of San Jose within walking distance of the well-known Paseo Colon, the city's main avenue. The hotel features 117 comfortable guestrooms equipped with complimentary wireless internet, outdoor pool, and on-site bar and grill.
Address:
Ave 6, Street 28
San Jose , Costa Rica
Tortuguero: Evergreen Lodge
Built in respect of its surrounding nature, the Evergreen Lodge provides travelers with absolute comfort, great food, and most importantly, an unobstructed experience with nature. A beautiful dining room with soaring ceilings provides first class meals in an atmosphere that reflects and compliments the jungle paradise surrounding it, and friendly staff welcome you to this magical place called Tortuguero.
Address:
Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero , Costa Rica
Arenal: Magic Mountain Hotel
This colonial-modern hotel facing Arenal Volcano offers panoramic views and is surrounded by lush foliage. Facilities include an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant with international cuisine, sports bar, and relaxing spa. Air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony or terrace with views of the volcano, in-room safe, cable television, and wireless internet access.
Address:
La Fortuna de San Carlos
Arenal , Costa Rica
Monteverde: Monteverde Country Lodge
The hotel maintains the essence of traditional rustic lodging while assuring guests maximum comfort. Guestrooms feature complementary Wi-Fi, cable TV, in-room safe, private bathroom, and daily housekeeping.
Address:
300 Mts Sureste de la Escuela de Cerro Plano
Santa Elena , Costa Rica

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.1
Accommodations
1.5
Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
4
Repeat with Operator
2.5
Value for Money
3.5

Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

I have listed in my comments below some of my frustrations with my recent trip to Costa Rica. Our hotel in Monteverde were below par for Globus. There was not enough hot water for all the guests to shower and the bedspreads looked like they had not been cleaned in a long time. The other hotels were nice with the best being the Evergreen Lodge, that was a true Costa Rica resort and we were so happy we had gone there.

Based on having traveled with Globus in the past on two other guided tours, this tour did not meet the expectations we had for this company. If this had been our first experience with Globus, we would never travel with them again. Since we did not see anyone from Globus at the hotel, we did not get any orientation information especially where safety was concerned. San Jose is known for petty theft especially where thieves grab people's necklaces from their necks and run. This happened to my husband and to a Globus guest so that information should have been given to us and such information has been given on past Globus tours. We did not realize until the second day that no one else from Globus was in Tortuguero with us despite the fact that this entire trip was a complete Globus tour and not an add on feature. We were never met at the hotel by a representative from Globus and only received a paper explaining that we would meet our transfer the next morning at a specific time. We were placed on a transfer bus that was musty and not clean. The bus made several stops along the way and at one point stopped on the highway when the driver and tour director got off for about 15 minutes. We were never told why. Breakfast was provided on the way and was very good but we were only given about 20 minutes to eat and put back on the bus. Once we got to the dock for transfer to the park, the boat ride was fine. The resort was nice but we were still confused why we did not see others from Globus. Returning to San Jose, we were on the same musty bus and had to wait a good 45 minutes at the dock to get the bus back to San Jose. This again was an all day trip. At one point when the 4 of us Globus guests were the only ones left on the bus, it stopped on the side of a highway to transfer us to another bus which they said was smaller. It was the same size. We had to take our own luggage out of one bus and drag it to the next bus with little room to roll the suitcase along the highway. When we returned to the hotel to prepare for the next day's journey to Monteverde, there were no instructions for us as to when to meet the group. The front desk had no information. There was no posted information from Globus and sending an email to Karen did not get a response. We also left a message for the Globus tour director Jorge. We looked through some papers received at the airport and found the name of the Costa Rican travel agency representing Globus and finally received information only after calling them. We should not have had to search for the information. Once on the Globus tour bus, the tour guide was excellent and the excursions were very good. All the accomodations were good except for the Monteverde Country Lodge. The food, staff, and drinks were excellent but the hotel did not have enough hot water for showers. Both of our showers were cold each day. The sheets were old and scratchy and the mattress looked old. The hotels in Arenal and Tortuguero were wonderful. Our expectations for a Globus trip were not met on this trip.

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