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Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste 2022

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Journey into the emerald rainforests of Costa Rica. Come face to face with exotic wildlife, see Arenal Volcano and more.

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to 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.Accommodation: Sheraton San Jose
  2. Day 2
    Discover the natural beauty of Tortuguero National Park
    Journey to San Isidro de Heredia, where we’ll Dive into Culture with master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, 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 with a Local Specialist through protected wetlands to secluded Tortuguero. Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience in the heart of Tortuguero with a visit to the Sea Turtle Conservancy Tortuguero Visitor Center. Later, we enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening accompanied by the enchanting sounds of resident cicadas and tree frogs.Accommodation: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Visit the wildlife of Tortuguero National Park
    Cruise the canals and streams of the park today with a Local Specialist as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. Visit the Village of Tortuguero. If you are here between July and September, take an optional tour to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Sample heart of palm in Sarapiquí
    Bid adiós to Tortuguero and head back to the mainland where we’ll enjoy lunch before meeting the Tico family for a Connect With Locals experience at their palm plantation. There you'll learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. Tonight you'll enjoy a Be My Guest with the owners of your hotel, providing a Connect With Locals experience, as they prepare a special BBQ meal just for you.Accommodation: La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    Mingle with Locals in Saripiqui
    Rise with the sun to get up close and personal with Costa Rica's exquisite nature during a leisurely hike. Keep a lookout for the endangered great green macaw and connect with your beautiful natural surroundings. Embark on an optional rafting trip^ later this morning. We Connect With Locals this afternoon, enjoying a Be My Guest lunch at an eco-friendly hacienda built by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Today, it is home to an organic farm and related eco-adventures. Learn how your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience contributes to the local community. Our journey continues to Arenal Volcano, on whose slopes we spend the afternoon relaxing in our resort's beautifully landscaped thermal pools.Accommodation: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Immerse in the stories of Monteverde Cloud Forest
    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, you will Connect With Locals as you 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. This evening, relish some of the best views as you enjoy dinner.Accommodation: El Establo Mountain
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Wander the Monteverde Cloud Forest
    This morning, join your Local Specialist 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.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    On the shores of Guanacaste
    Check in to your seaside resort in the Guanacaste surfing town of Tamarindo Beach.Accommodation: Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Surf and play in Guanacaste
    Settle in for a day at leisure. Relax on the beach, learn how to surf or go shopping in the nearby Tamarindo Village.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Depart Liberia
    Transfer to Liberia International Airport for your flight or consider extending your stay to soak up the sun-kissed shores of Costa Rica.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit Tortuguero Village, Sarapiqui
  • Discover the flora and fauna on a cruise through Tortuguero National Park with a Local Specialist
  • Hike through Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve guided by a Local Specialist
  • View Arenal Volcano
  • Connect with Locals Tonight you'll enjoy some time with the owners of your hotel, providing a unique experience, as they prepare a special BBQ meal just for you.
  • Connect with Locals Visit the Quintana family's Hacienda Pozo Azul and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local community.
  • Dive Into Culture Meet master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, to learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® The Sea Turtle Conservancy Tortuguero Visitor Center is an educational center located in the heart of Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites in the world for green turtles.

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 2 Be My Guests
  • 3 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 9 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Health and Safety Protocols for Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Trafalgar and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Trafalgar is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Trafalgar will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Trafalgar have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Trafalgar is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Trafalgar does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Trafalgar only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Trafalgar is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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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
4.2
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 10 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

The trip was excellent, tour director very knowledgeable and helpful . We have a great experience in Costa Ricas nature.

The only thing I would recommend is the hotel in Guanacaste is advertised as a beach front hotel. The rooms we had were across a very busy street on the opposite side of the beach. Perhaps reflect that in the description of the hotel so travelers can make an informed decision. Also, we are a family of four and we got rooms on two separate floors - the concierge said we had to make a special request if we wanted our rooms side by side. This had not been the case for the entire tour, except for this extension. There was no porter service, we had to transport our own luggage on the date of departure. The entire trip exceeded our expectations. I had high expectations of our beach extension, but was disappointed.

The accommodations were mostly excellent but I chose agree because there were two places where we stayed that had the best those towns could offer. Being in equatorial towns with limited access to electricity or the philosophy of the owners either didn't provide air conditioning or sub par rooms. However, this is understandable based on where we were. Hospitality and food excellent.

Excellent variety, excellent guide and bus driver. Enjoyed contact with local people (be our guest) and businesses which is somewhat unique. Bus a bit cramped, accommodations generally lacked in-room internet. One accommodation had no AC. Side tours very good and saw lots of beautiful nature. Most days were paced well.

THe Costa Rica Trip was great! Our tour director German was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country. This tour exceeds my expectation.

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