Costa Rica Natural Paradise - 2017
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|Offer valid through 6/30/2017|
|Day 1||San Jose||San Jose, Costa Rica : Welcome to the "rich coast," friendly land of democracy and rare natural beauty. With naturalist guides, see exotic birds and wildlife, hike in jungle rainforests, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs and cruise through biological reserves. Caravan provides transfers from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to your hotel. 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. at your hotel. D|
|Day 2||Fortuna||Poas Volcano, Cloud Forest, Coffee Plantation : Morning visit to Costa Rica's most popular park, Poas Volcano. Weather permitting, you can see inside the active crater from an overlook. Next, hike the Escalonia Cloud Forest Trail, home to epiphytes, orchids, ferns and tropical hummingbirds. Cloud forests are like rainforests, but with less rain and more humidity. Then, drive through Costa Rica's famous coffee growing region. Lunch at a coffee plantation. Sample fresh Costa Rican coffee. Drive through Sarchi, see the world's largest oxcart. Then, see Zarcero's topiary gardens. Continue to Fortuna in the San Carlos Valley for a two night stay. Dinner. BLD|
|Day 3||Fortuna||Cano Negro Cruise, Hot Springs : Head north this morning, passing through sugar cane, teak, pineapple, and orange plantations. Then, cruise on the Rio Frio which runs through the world famous Cano Negro wildlife refuge, home to many migratory birds found nowhere else in Costa Rica. Look for black turtles, whistling ducks, roseate spoonbills, cormorants, anhingas, blue heron, and northern jacanas. Watch for caimans, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, green iguanas, and water-walking lizards. Lunch. Return to Fortuna. This afternoon enjoy a relaxing soak in the volcanic hot springs. Dinner. BLD|
|Day 4||Guanacaste||Hanging Bridges, Leatherback Turtle Park : Morning visit to the Hanging Bridges. With a naturalist guide, hike the suspension bridges. Weather permitting, enjoy views of majestic Arenal Volcano. Next, enjoy a scenic drive around Lake Arenal. Lunch. Then, to Costa Rica's beautiful Pacific Coast. Visit Leatherback Turtle National Park and learn about Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant. The leatherback is the largest marine reptile in the world, weighing over 1,500 pounds. Continue to the J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa for a relaxing two night stay. Dinner. BLD|
|Day 5||Guanacaste||Guanacaste Beach Resort : Free time today to enjoy your magnificent world class beach resort. Visit the elegant spa or swim in your hotel's infinity pool, the largest in Central America. Lunch. Time to beachcomb while strolling your resort's pristine beach. Dinner. BLD|
|Day 6||Manuel Antonio||Bird Watching Cruise, Manuel Antonio : This morning drive though the cattle ranches of Guanacaste. Stop at the Monteverde Cooperative. Lunch. Next, cruise on the Tarcoles River, adjacent to the Carara Biological Reserve. Float through a mangrove forest. Look for white and snowy egrets and the amazing nests of the montezuma oropendola. This tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary is a nesting site for the scarlet macaw. Continue to Manuel Antonio. You'll stay at the only hotel next to the National Park, conveniently located directly at the entrance. Dinner. BLD|
|Day 7||Manuel Antonio||Manuel Antonio, Aerial Tram : Early morning visit to world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, a natural habitat for the white face monkey, the rare squirrel monkey and the three-toed sloth. Hike through the rainforest and along the spectacular beach coves, ranking among the most beautiful in the world. Look for toucans and parrots. The rest of your morning is at leisure. Enjoy your hotel's pools, visit nearby artisan shops, or listen to joyful jungle sounds from your hotel's rooftop terrace. Lunch. Then, a thrilling aerial tram adventure. Glide through and above a dry tropical transitional forest. Enjoy views of waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. Visit a butterfly garden. Return to San Jose. Farewell dinner. BLD|
|Day 8||San Jose||San Jose : Your tour ends after breakfast 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 11:00 a.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. ¡Hasta la vista! B|
|InterContinental Hotel : San Jose||Lomas del Volcan : Fortuna|
|Arenal Springs : Fortuna||Magic Mountain : Fortuna|
|J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa : Guanacaste, Pacific Beach||San Bada Hotel : Manuel Antonio|
|Quality Real Hotel : San Jose|| |
Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $269; Triple $259; Single $319
You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment due 60 days prior to departure.
In Latin America, Caravan transfers you between the airport and hotel on the starting and ending dates of your tour.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.
All Meals Included
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner