Tropical Costa Rica

9 Days | March 9-17, 2020

 Lush forests and stunning waterfalls… rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines… Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Travel Costa Rica and experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more. 

Highlights

San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice on Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero  

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What's Included

  • Round trip air from Ottawa.
  • Door-to-door airport transportation (within a 150km radius of the Ottawa airport) 
  • Hotel transfers, air taxes and fuel surcharges  (subject to increase until paid in full). 
  • All accommodation and ground transportation.
  • 8 night's accommodation
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • All entrance fees listed in the itinerary

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Dates, Tour Pricing & Insurance

Double Occupancy: $3,279 per person 

Single Occupancy: $3,929 per person

Triple Occupancy: $3,249 per person


**PRICES INCREASE $100 PER PERSON AFTER SEPTEMBER 9, 2019**


All prices are in Canadian $ and include all taxes

Contact us for Triple & Single Occupancy prices


Insurance: 

Cancellation Waiver and Medical Insurance flat rate of $355 per person (regardless of age). Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking. 

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Booking Details

To book this tour, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011).  
A deposit of $500 per person and insurance (if purchasing) must be provided by September 9, 2019. Bookings made after this date are subject to availability and change in price. 
Names as they appear on passports along with date of birth, passport number and expiry date are required. 

Balances are due January 7, 2020.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Monday, March 9, 2020

San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins. Explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls... exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colourful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

Day 2 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

San Jose - Cofee Plantation - Guanacaste. Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local cofee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views. (B, D)

Day 3 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Guanacaste. Fun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort's lovely amenities. This afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samra, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica. Soak in the spectacular colours as the sun illuminates the natural landscape. (B, D)

Day 4 - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Guanacaste - Monteverde. It's off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this specacular ecosystem, where you're sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal! (B, D)

Day 5 - Friday, March 13, 2020

Monteverde. It's your choise! Explore one of the world's largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced "Hanging Bridges" walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest's lush ecosystem -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica. (B, D) 

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Day 6 - Saturday, March 14, 2020

Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal.  Uncover the importance of the conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery. Learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde's reforestation efforts. Cross beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await your discovery. Enjor a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica's largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening. Taste your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients. End your evening dining on the recipes of Costa Rica as a guitarist serenades you. (B, D)

Day 7 - Sunday, March 15, 2020

Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal. What's next? A Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a pagna. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal fo rthe chance to relax during an optional spa visit. (B)

Day 8 - Monday, March 16, 2020

Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose.  Today, get a little whimsical as we journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. This evening, bid farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, D)

Day 9 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 San Jose - Tour Ends. Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure. (B)