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Tropical Costa Rica - 2018

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls rumbling volcans and endless coastlines Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde's lush cloud forest. 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 riverboat 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.

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8 breakfasts
8 dinners
Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery.
Discover the charming town of Zarcero and its whimsical topiary garden.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $2,049
Start Location
San Jose, Costa Rica
End Location
San Jose, Costa Rica
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
04 May 201913 May 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,049
25 May 201903 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,899 
08 Jun 201917 Jun 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,049
20 Jul 201929 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,049 
24 Aug 201902 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,049
14 Sep 201923 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,099
21 Sep 201930 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,099 
05 Oct 201914 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,099
12 Oct 201921 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,099 
26 Oct 201904 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,099
02 Nov 201911 Nov 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,099
04 Nov 201913 Nov 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,099
09 Nov 201918 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,099 
02 Dec 201911 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,099 
07 Dec 201916 Dec 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,099
11 Jan 202020 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,399
13 Jan 202022 Jan 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,649
20 Jan 202029 Jan 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,649
25 Jan 202003 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
27 Jan 202005 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,399
01 Feb 202010 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,399
03 Feb 202012 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
08 Feb 202017 Feb 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,399
10 Feb 202019 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,399
15 Feb 202024 Feb 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,399
22 Feb 202002 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,399
24 Feb 202004 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
29 Feb 202009 Mar 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,399
07 Mar 202016 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
09 Mar 202018 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,399
16 Mar 202025 Mar 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,649
21 Mar 202030 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,399
23 Mar 202001 Apr 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,649
28 Mar 202006 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
18 Apr 202027 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,249
20 Apr 202029 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,249
25 Apr 202004 May 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,499
ItineraryExpand
San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins
Explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.
San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste
Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee 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.
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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 Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica. Soak in the spectacular colors as the sun illuminates the natural landscape.
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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 spectacular 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!
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Monteverde
It's your choice! 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.
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Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal
Uncover the importance of 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. Enjoy 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.
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Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal
What's next? A Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered can known as a panga. 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 for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit.
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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 travelers.
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San Jose - Tour Ends
Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure.
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