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13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero & Manuel Antonio - Monday Departure

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Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Rest, relax and get ready for your adventure in eco-rich Costa Rica, often called "Pura Vida" - the country with a relaxing and happy lifestyle
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2, Tuesday - Travel to Tortuguero
Depart San Jose this morning traveling east to the shores of the Caribbean coast. See the lush vegetation along with acres of banana plantations. At a nearby port, board a motor launch that takes you to the canals in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle. Arrive at the lodge in Tortuguero in time for lunch. After lunch, take a boat to the village for a walking tour. Here, you learn about the significant conservation efforts developed to protect sea turtles that come to nest here each year. Tonight, meet with your Tour Manager before dinner at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Full Day in Tortuguero
Awaken this morning to the sounds of the jungle. Acquaint yourself with the many tree and insect species of Costa Rica on an easy guided hike through trails in the nearby rainforest. After lunch, a boat takes you through remote unspoiled sections of the park's waterways on the winding canals where you're likely to see turtles, caimans, monkeys, and many colorful tropical birds. Dinner is at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Travel to San Jose
Travel by motor launch and motor coach this morning back to San Jose. Along the way, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Take the afternoon to independently explore the city
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Friday - Travel to Arenal
Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. Arrive and check into the hotel with free time before dinner
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Cano Negro
Spend the day on a boat tour down the Rio Frio, and learn about the flora and fauna endemic to the area. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes dinner
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Sunday - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde
In the morning, embark on a brisk two mile hike in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. Admire views of the volcano before continuing to Monteverde. Tonight, go behind-the-scenes on the optional Brewery Tour to discover the hidden world of Monteverde's craft beer, followed by dinner in the brewpub
Optional: Monteverde Brewery Tour with Dinner
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Full Day in Monteverde
Spend the morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours* including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This afternoon have lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn how one of Costa Rica's top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country Tonight, savor dinner in Monteverde*Passengers can participate in both morning optional tours if desired
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)*
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)*
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Travel to Manuel Antonio
Drive along the shores of the striking Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the country with an exotic combination of exquisite beaches and an exuberant tropical forest. Travel through the scenic mountains to the ocean's shores - it's not unusual here to see iguanas and white-faced monkeys on the beach! Arrive in the bustling town of Jaco, a surfer's paradise, for free time to stroll and perhaps sample some of the local cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, continue to Manuel Antonio. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this popular beach area
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Manuel Antonio
Relax at the beach while savoring the tropical surroundings. Consider joining the optional Catamaran Cruise that sails along the coast with views of the wildlife and vegetation. Time at Biesanz Beach for snorkeling while you have up-close sightings of colorful tropical fish
Optional: Manuel Antonio Catamaran Cruise (AM)
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Today, tour Manuel Antonio National Park. Your Tour Manager will lead you through the paths of this tropical paradise with opportunity to discover the mangrove swamps. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before dinner tonight
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Travel to San Jose
Today, travel back to San Jose stopping in Maravillas de Costa Rica to shop for local crafts and souvenirs. Take a city tour of San Jose before dinner
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Depart Costa Rica
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-San Jose, San Jose-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
  • 3 nights San Jose
  • 2 nights Tortuguero
  • 2 nights Arenal
  • 2 nights Monteverde
  • 3 nights Manuel Antonio
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 23 meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Take a boat tour along the Tortuguero canals, through the heart of the Costa Rican jungle
  • Visit the artisan town of Sarchi and see artists in their workshops
  • In Arenal, view the now dormant conical-shaped Arenal Volcano
  • Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Tour a coffee plantation and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch
  • At Manuel Antonio enjoy the beach and an exuberant tropical forest
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    On the transfer to and from Tortuguero, there is a weight limit restriction for luggage of 25 lbs per person (including hand luggage). It is recommended to bring a small piece of luggage or duffel bag for this portion of the tour. Any additional luggage can be securely held at no additional charge.

    Passport information must be submitted to us Travel at least 30 days prior to departure.

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