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Natural Highlights of Costa Rica
9 DAYS, SAN JOSÉ TO SAN JOSÉ
Includes Hotel Stay (8nts), 10 Meals, Guided Nature Walks, All Transportation and More!

Home to some of the most unforgettable landscapes, unique wildlife, and lush rainforests in the world, Costa Rica is used to being in the spotlight. Shine your own on this gorgeous country over nine days of outstanding adventure. Trek across the foot of a volcano to photograph giant blue butterflies, visit a coffee co-op, and search for monkeys while hiking park trails. Get in touch with nature’s best in Costa Rica.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Devour a delicious lunch at a coffee farm
  • Learn how to make tortillas in a local home
  • Listen to a lecture from a Monteverde Institute researcher
  • Hike the trails of cloud forest reserves and breathtaking parks
  • Search for wildlife while exploring the Pacific coast

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Arrival transfer
  • Coffee tour and local lunch
  • Tortilla making and dinner in local home
  • Guided nature walk in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Monteverde Institute visit
  • Guided excursion of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

National Geographic Journeys are a collection of unique tours designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places we explore. They offer more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group.


TOUR MAP

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 - SAN JOSÉ

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 - SAN JOSÉ/LA FORTUNA

Coffee farm tour and local lunch. Continue to the adventure hub of La Fortuna. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Afterwards, dig into a tasty “casado” – a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and the tortillas you’ve made.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 - LA FORTUNA

Free day in La Fortuna for optional activities. Opt for rafting, canyoneering, or nature hikes.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - LA FORTUNA/MONTEVERDE

Travel from La Fortuna to the cloud forest of Monteverde – a nature lover's paradise.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - MONTEVERDE

Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. After, visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic funded explorers and researchers. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers outlining the various projects National Geographic has sponsored in reforestation of tropical regions research and conservation. This afternoon, opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy, or go horseback riding.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - MONTEVERDE/MANUEL ANTONIO

Continue to the stunning Pacific coast. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the area with options to surf, go horseback riding, catamaran dolphin watching, or visit other nearby picturesque beaches.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - LA FORTUNA/MONTEVERDE

Take an excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, famed for its stunning beaches and abundant wildlife. Look for monkeys, armadillos, sloths, and some 350 species of birds.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - MANUEL ANTONIO/SAN JOSÉ

Return to San José and enjoy an optional farewell dinner on the town.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - SAN JOSÉ

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast

*Per person based on double occupancy, priced in CAD. Rates and dates are subject to availability. Call for details. Prices do not include air travel.Note that hotels may differ depending on your selected travel date. Please enquire for a complete itinerary for your selected travel date.