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Costa Rica World Nature - 2018

Immerse yourself in an emerald wonderland, where almendro trees climb high in to a cloud forest, extraordinary animals roam free, and hundreds of bird species take flight. From discoveries on water to journeys terra firma, experience Costa Rica a living Eden on Central America's isthmus. Experience the rainforest up close over 2 nights at a remote resort. Sample the fresh cacao during a visit to a local plantation. Savor the flavors of a farm-to-table lunch at a family owned finca. Give back to Costa Rica's preservation efforts during a visit to the green sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park, where more than a dozen of Costa Rica's endangered species live. Embark on a crocodile safari in the jungle, and a bird-watching cruise in a dense rainforests. Admire the white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, and stand suspended over the rainforest floor on a journey across a network of hanging bridges. Hike the lave fields of the world-famous Arenal Volcano, or soar over jungle canopies on a zip line. This is the very best of Costa Rica a world of nature.


11 breakfasts
11 lunches
11 dinners
Learn about Costa Rica's ecosystem and local culture.
Visit the world's first green turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park.
Explore Arenal during an extended 3-night stay.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,599
Start Location
San Jose, Costa Rica
End Location
San Jose, CA, Costa Rica
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
23 Jun 201905 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
28 Jul 201909 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
11 Aug 201923 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $3,599
08 Sep 201920 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $3,599
29 Sep 201911 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,849
06 Oct 201918 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
20 Oct 201901 Nov 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,599
01 Nov 201913 Nov 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,599
03 Nov 201915 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $3,599
10 Nov 201922 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
03 Dec 201915 Dec 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,599
08 Dec 201920 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $3,599
07 Jan 202019 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
12 Jan 202024 Jan 2020GuaranteedAUD $4,099
14 Jan 202026 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
19 Jan 202031 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
21 Jan 202002 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $4,099
26 Jan 202007 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
28 Jan 202009 Feb 2020GuaranteedAUD $4,099
02 Feb 202014 Feb 2020GuaranteedAUD $4,099
09 Feb 202021 Feb 2020GuaranteedAUD $4,099
11 Feb 202023 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
16 Feb 202028 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,849 
18 Feb 202001 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
23 Feb 202006 Mar 2020GuaranteedAUD $4,099
25 Feb 202008 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
08 Mar 202020 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
10 Mar 202022 Mar 2020GuaranteedAUD $4,099
15 Mar 202027 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,849 
17 Mar 202029 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
22 Mar 202003 Apr 2020GuaranteedAUD $4,099
05 Apr 202017 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
19 Apr 202001 May 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
21 Apr 202003 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,849 
26 Apr 202008 May 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
28 Apr 202010 May 2020AvailableAUD $3,849
San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins
Pura Vida. In English, it translates to "the simple life." But pura vida is so much more: it's an attitude; a celebration of life in the moment. It's time to experience what pura vida means to you. You're on your way to explore a place that's unlike anywhere else in the world, where pura vida is an unofficial motto and a way of life. Welcome to the emerald of Central America: Costa Rica.
San Jose - Tortuguero National Park
Seemingly endless mountain horizons. Complex evergreen forests. These are the wonders of Tortuguero National Park. Head down the rivers and canals to the world's first sea turtle research station and go behind the curtain of this jungle paradise. Later, get away from it all and relax at your incredible lodge, an oasis in the middle of the jungle. Let the monkeys lull you to sleep as lush rainforest and wildlife surrounds you.
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Tortuguero National Park
Begin the day on an excursion to spot the elusive green macaw and other unique winged creatures that flock to Tortuguero. If you've ever wondered what life was like on the other side of a rainforest's lush green walls, a nature cruise through the park is your special glimpse. To float on these waters is to live a day in the life of the jaguars, manatees, ocelots, and more.
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Tortuguero National Park - San Carlos
Cut through the mists of the rainforest on a languid boat ride towards Sarapiqu and Tirimbina Rainforest Center. On land, an experience for the senses awaits at a cacao plantation. Observe the process of converting this magical seed from bean to bar, and taste for yourself why cacao is called "food of the gods." Later, arrive at your secluded nature resort, nestled on the edge of the San Carlos River. Stroll the butterfly and botanical gardens lined with fruit trees, including lemon, soursop, guava, mango and tangerine.
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San Carlos
Explore the beauty of your surroundings on a Pe as Blancas River Safari. Paddle and float down the river on a peaceful adventure, taking in the sights and sounds of the rainforest as your naturalist guide explains the rich wildlife. Visit the farm of a local family and try specialty snacks such as banana bread, Costa Rican gourmet coffee and more. Then, it's your choice! Continue to explore the rich landscape on horseback -OR- participate on a guided walk through a private, primary forest reserve. Either way, learn about the various flora and fauna that populate the trails and hear how the native species interact in this rich ecosystem.
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San Carlos - Finca Don Juan - Hanging Bridges - Arenal
Envelop yourself in Costa Rican culture at Finca Don Juan. Explore the family-owned farm during an educational tour of its vegetable and fruit gardens, organically grown through the concept of sustainability. Taste some of their exotic fruit harvest and experience the traditional way to process sugar cane. Enjoy a sip of cane liquor and conclude your visit with a cooking demonstration followed by a farm-to-table lunch. Later, suspended over the rainforest floor, relish in a birds-eye view of the jungle on a guided tour of Arenal's famous hanging bridges. High above the jungle canopies, marvel at a cloud forest taking shape around you. Settle into your resort where you'll be surrounded by striking views of Arenal's famous volcano for the next three nights.
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Today, it's your choice! Since Costa Rica is the birthplace of zip lining, glide over the canopies on a mind-blowing rip through the jungle -OR- make your way across lava fields for an up-close-and-personal look at the volcano on a moderate hike along the trails formed by lava during the 1968 eruption. The afternoon is at leisure to discover the town of La Fortuna or the naturally heated pools of the hotel.
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The Arenal Volcano gs by many names: Pan de Az car, Canaste, Volc n Costa Rica. Ultimately, it can be translated to a single declaration: extraordinary. In the shadow of this famous monolith, the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. If you're feeling adventurous, opt for the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge cruise or an exhilarating white water rafting experience.* Or, simply hang back at the resort, opt for a spa service, explore the grounds, and soak in one of Arenal's famous hot springs.
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Arenal Volcano - Tarcoles - Manuel Antonio National Park
Rendezvous with wild crocodiles among the remarkable mangroves of Tarcoles' Rio Grande. On this exhilarating jungle crocodile safari, you'll float along beneath the towering jungle, looking just below the water's surface for a glimpse of these incredible creatures. This afternoon, check in to your resort, located just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. Before dinner, watch the sun set over the Pacific alongside birds in every color of the rainbow.
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Manuel Antonio National Park
Welcome to the jungle, a truly remote experience with nothing around you except the wonders of Manuel Antonio National Park. The rich idyll of rugged rainforests and white sand beaches is the definition of untouched beauty. In this natural wonderland, traverse the trails where the wild things are, or go for a swim in the turquoise waters of a beach as wildlife rummages in the canopies.
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Manuel Antonio National Park - Coffee Plantation - San Jose
This morning, wake up and smell the coffee at a local coffee farm that produces some of Costa Rica's well-known beans. Then say goodbye to the coast and hello to San Jose. Toast to the pura vida of Costa Rica tonight over a farewell dinner.
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San Jose - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to an end today.
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