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Costa Rica Adventure Search Tour Calendar
Featuring Multiple Night Stays, Three National Parks, Monteverdi, Jungle Safari Cruise

Tour Dates: January 16 - 24, 2019

9 Day Package
16 Meals Included

$2099 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$2829 Per Person / Single Occupancy

Tour Highlights:

  • Three multi-night stays and a two-night coastal resort stay while exploring Costa Rica’s forests, waterfalls, volcanoes and diverse ecosytems
  • In the Central Valley north of San Jose, explore Poas Volcano National Park, visit an orchid garden, shop for unique souvenirs at the Sarchi Artisan Village and visit a coffee plantation to sample Costa Rican coffee 
  • Stay two nights at a resort at the base of the Arenal Volcano and visit the National Park – this is one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world
  • In Monteverde, visit the Butterfly Garden and the Hummingbird Gallery, and explore the rainforest by walking across suspension bridges

  • Visit Selvatura Park and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve – one of the largest and most enchanting wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas

  • Two nights at a resort on the Pacific coast, with a jungle crocodile and bird safari cruise, and visit to Carara National Park – a wildlife sanctuary

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Nights 1: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Nights 2-3:  La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Nights 4-5: Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Nights 6-7: Jaco Beach/Puntarenas, Costa Rica 
  • Nights 8: San Jose
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Wednesday, 1/16/2019 - Depart USA - Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
Arrive in San Jose, meet your Professional Naturalist Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. On the 4th voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1502, the explorer and his crew discovered the Caribbean side of a beautiful territory he called, “Costa Rica” or “Rich Coast”. Costa Rica is Central America’s greatest hidden gem, a haven for eco-tourism featuring lush forests, magnificent waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and diverse ecosystems.
Day 2
Thursday, 1/17/2019 - San Jose - Poas Volcano National Park
Today enjoy the scenery of the Central Valley, surrounded by soaring mountains, strawberry plantations and flower farms. Visit a Coffee Plantation to sample fresh Costa Rican coffee and learn about the history and cultivation of the coffee bean. Later travel past tropical landscapes for a visit of Poas Volcano National Park to view the dramatic mile wide crater from an overlook. Also stop at the Sarchi Artisan Village, known as the cradle of craftsmanship and an ideal place to shop for an oxcart, Costa Rica’s best known craft & souvenir. Overnight in the Arenal Volcano National Park area (La Fortuna) for the next two evenings. Tonight join your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner.
Day 3
Friday, 1/18/2019 - La Fortuna - Day of Leisure
Today enjoy the amenities of your resort and spa hotel. The resort features a wonderful viewing angle of the Arenal Volcano and is surrounded by lush gardens, walking paths, excellent bird watching, swimming pools and hot springs. Enjoy dinner at the resort.
Day 4
Saturday, 1/19/2019 - Arenal Volcano Nat’l Park - Monteverde
This morning visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Its constant emissions of gases and lava will amaze you. Later check into your hotel in the Monteverde Cloud Forest area for a two night stay and enjoy dinner.
Day 5
Sunday, 1/20/2019 - Monteverde
Today experience the conservation project at Selvatura Park. Enjoy a unique opportunity to walk across Hanging Bridges & discover first hand the natural beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the largest and most enchanting wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas. Enjoy interesting visits to the Butterfly Garden, home to 50 different species, and the Hummingbird Gallery, home to many species from the cloud forest.
Day 6
Monday, 1/21/2019 - Monteverde - Jaco Beach/Puntarenas
This morning travel west via motorcoach to the Jaco Beach/Puntarenas Beach area, located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for a two night resort stay. Jaco Beach/Puntarenas area is one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica and is well known for wildlife viewing, sport fishing and surfing. Enjoy a visit to the Carara National Park, a tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary and one of the world’s few nesting places for the scarlet macaw.
Day 7
Tuesday, 1/22/2019 - Morning at Leisure - Crocodile Cruise
Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the amenities of the resort complex. Maybe take an optional excursion via Tranopy or Zip Line. Later set out for an exciting Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise. The 2-hour cruise highlights crocodiles and spectacular bird-viewing while cruising the Tarcoles River.
Day 8
Wednesday, 1/23/2019 - Jaco Beach/Puntarenas - San Jose
This morning enjoy a bit of leisure time before departing for San Jose. Enroute visit an Orchid Garden and gain insight into the stunning diversity of orchids. Tonight enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.
Day 9
Thursday, 1/24/2019 - San Jose - Return to USA
Fly home filled with wonderful memories of Costa Rica.

Tour Highlights:

  • 8 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 16 Meals: 7 dinners, 1 lunches and 7 breakfasts
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and services of a professional, local, English-speaking naturalist tour director
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Additional Information:

  • Package-Partner Tour (operated by Premier World Discovery) 
  • A valid passport is required for this tour
  • Join this tour from home, one of the following departure points: CON, FV, LHS, SBL, or meet the group at LAX or in Costa Rica 
  • A deposit of $500 p.p. is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 60-90 days prior to departure 
  • Roundtrip group airfare available from $1,100 p.p.
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Activity level: High (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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