Costa Rica Natural Paradise

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Tour Operator
Caravan Tours
Offer valid through 12/31/2023
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1San JoseSan Jose, Costa Rica : Welcome to the 'rich coast', friendly land of democracy and rare natural beauty. During your Costa Rica vacation, you'll see exotic birds, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs, hike in a jungle rainforest, enjoy a wildlife river cruise, and stay three nights at one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Caravan provides transfers from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to your hotel for a two-night stay. Transfers are provided from 6:00 a.m. to midnight on the day your tour begins. Rooms are available for check-in after 4:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing. Dinner is served until 9:30 p.m.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2San JoseSarchi, Coffee Plantation : This morning, a brief sightseeing drive of San Jose. See the Plaza de La Cultura, Central Park, and the National Theater. Then, head through Costa Rica's Central Valley. Stop at the artisan village of Sarchi, nestled on the slopes of the Central Mountain Range. Here you can shop for colorful, traditional Costa Rican handicrafts. Visit an oxcart factory, where oxcarts are hand-painted with elaborate designs. Considered the national symbol of Costa Rica, oxcarts were historically used for the transport of coffee beans. Continue through Costa Rica's coffee growing region. Lunch. Enjoy a guided tour at a coffee plantation and sample locally grown coffee. Costa Rica's climate and rich volcanic soil help produce exceptional coffee. Visit a butterfly garden. Then, return to Costa Rica's capital, San Jose. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3FortunaSloth Park, Volcanic Hot Springs : Morning stop at the charming town of Zarcero. Visit Iglesia San Rafael, a Moorish styled church, and explore the sculpted topiary gardens. Next, head northwest to the San Carlos Valley passing by sugar cane and pineapple plantations. Visit Sloth Park. Here, you can see these slow moving, gentle mammals in their natural habitat. Lunch. Photo stop at the Arenal Volcano overlook. Then, enjoy a relaxing soak in volcanic hot springs. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Nicoya PeninsulaHanging Bridges, Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula : Morning visit to the Hanging Bridges Park. With a naturalist guide, hike through a rainforest while crossing suspension bridges. Weather permitting, enjoy views of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Scenic drive around Lake Arenal. Then, journey through the cloud forest region of the Cordillera de Tilaran. After lunch, enter Guanacaste province. Pass by dry tropical forests, cattle ranches, and vast watermelon plantations. Enter Costa Rica's picturesque Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast. Enjoy a relaxing three-night stay at your beach resort. Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Playa TamborScarlet Macaws, Playa Tambor : Morning visit to a scarlet macaw sanctuary. Learn about efforts to protect this colorful endangered species at a wildlife rescue center. Lunch. The Nicoya Peninsula is a pristine, secluded gem. It is one of only five Blue Zones in the world where residents have extraordinarily long, healthy lifespans. Free time to indulge in your resort's many activities and amenities. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Playa TamborNature Hike, Playa Tambor : Morning wildlife hike. Look for exotic fauna including sloths, mapaches, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, iguanas, and colorful tropical birds. Costa Rica has one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Lunch. Rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy romantic strolls on Playa Tambor, a gently sloping beach nearly four miles long. The beach is a nesting site for endangered sea turtles. Stunning sunsets complete your day. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7San JoseGulf of Nicoya, Tarcoles Cruise : Today, ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya back to the mainland. Playful dolphins frequently swim alongside. Lunch. Next, cruise on the Tarcoles River and float through a mangrove forest. Adjacent to Carara National Park, this area is rich in wildlife. Look for whistling ducks, cormorants, anhingas, snowy egrets, blue heron, northern jacanas, and the amazing nests of the Montezuma oropendola. Watch for black turtles, water walking lizards, and giant crocodiles. Return to San Jose. Farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8San JoseSan Jose : Your tour ends this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Caravan provides transfers to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica arriving at 5:00 a.m, 7:00 a.m, 9:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. Muchas Gracias!

Meals: Breakfast


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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/02/2023$895.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
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11/04/2023$895.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
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San Jose : Barcelo San Jose
Fortuna : Magic Mountain
Nicoya Peninsula : Barcelo Tambor Beach Resort
San Jose : Quality Hotel Real San Jose

Plus Tax & Fees: Double $144; Triple $140; Single $172

Hold Space Free up to 3 Days

Then, $300 deposit per person. Full payment due 60 days prior to start of tour.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.


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