Additional Information for Tropical Costa Rica Tour
Taxes/fees to be paid in local currency or USD upon exiting the country are approximately 32 USD per person.
We want you to enjoy your tour with us; therefore, it is important that you know this tour is an adventure! You will view spectacular scenery while experiencing the culture and heritage of the region. We have selected small, comfortable hotels for their locations and they may be considered rustic.
Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Most hotels/lodges utilized on this program consist of two floors with no elevators.
To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.
Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. A second deposit of $1,100 per person is due by April 26, 2018. If you purchase our Travel Protection Plan, the deposit is only $250 per person plus the cost of the Insurance. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of April 26, 2018 are based upon availability. Final payment due by September 04, 2018. Deposits are refundable up until May 03, 2018.
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Extend your vacation with
Optional 4 Days 3-Night Jungle Adventure Post Tour Extension
Rate: $499.00 USD per person, double, land only
8 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Day 9: San Jose - Tortuguero National Park
Enjoy an exciting soft-adventure jungle extension to Tortuguero, the Amazon of Costa Rica. Explore the region’s wildlife by boat, viewing macaws, sloths, monkeys, falcons and other native species. Enjoy a memorable 2-night stay at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and amazing wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings with a visit to the world’s first Green Turtle Research Station and discover how to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. Today lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 10: Tortuguero National Park
An early morning bird watching excursion is offered so you may learn about the variety of local species and migratory birds that flock to this area. Later, experience a spectacular boat cruise through the various canals and be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, bats and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Tortuguero National Park is a study in rainforest, freshwater, and marine biology. It protects over 350 species of birds and mammals including green macaws; 57 species of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica’s 16 endangered species including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters and manatees. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 11: Tortuguero National Park - San Jose
Return to San Jose today for your last night in Costa Rica before your return home. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 12: San Jose - Tour Ends
Today breakfast will be included.
The transportation to and from Tortuguero, as well as your guide in Tortuguero, are provided by the lodge where you will be staying in Tortuguero. These services and sightseeing as specified in your itinerary will be provided by the personnel of the lodge in Tortuguero. This price includes meals as outlined; roundtrip transportation to Tortuguero; 2 nights at the Evergreen, Aninga or Pachira lodge, and 1 night in San Jose.
Due to luggage size and weight restrictions on the boats, please bring an overnight bag for the 2-night stay in Tortuguero National Park. Please make arrangements with the concierge’s desk at the hotel in San Jose for luggage pick up and for storage until your return from Tortuguero.
Extensions are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.
A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this extension to operate.
During your extension, your local guide will provide included sightseeing services and will be available via a local office at other times.
This extension requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.
Natri Spa Treatment - Arenal Springs Hotel- 11/9/2018
“What is good for the body is good for the soul.” A well-deserved spa visit provides a complete treatment experience to replenish your mind, body and soul. Experience supreme pampering and relaxation with a choice of one of several different, exhilarating spa service packages. Each package includes 3 different spa treatments from aromatherapy and mud massages to exfoliation and reflexology. Certified therapists will guide you to a state of complete relaxation as you enjoy unforgettable therapeutic facial and body treatments. Your choice of packages are:
Citrus Spa Package (135 minutes) – Citrus Exfoliation, Aromatherapy Massage, Natural Mask
Sanctuary Package (135 minutes) – Herb Exfoliation, Relaxing Massage, Reflexology
Springs Spa Package (125 minutes) - Sugar & Honey Exfoliation, Mud Massage, Facial Massage Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Please note a minimum of 1 passengers is required. Transportation is included.
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Canopy Adventure- 11/7/2018
Experience the unique sensation of flying through nature! For nature lovers, the greatest adventure of it all is to take a Zip Line Canopy Adventure Tour. Selvatura Adventure Park and Canopy Tour is one of the best soft adventures in Costa Rica. Canopy Tour guides start by outfitting you with the appropriate equipment; then they take you through each of the 12 cables and 19 platforms and through the Tarzan Swing (optional). Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica, and is the only zip line canopy tour located inside the actual virgin cloud forest of Monteverde. Feel pure adrenaline and excitement of flying up to 35 miles per hour, viewing magnificent landscapes. Zip lines ranging from 120 to more than 2,000 feet in length and 60 to 400 feet in height let you experience the cloud forest from a whole new perspective. The tree top canopy tour not only offers a great adventure but also an opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Trained personnel (accredited by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism) accompanies you throughout the tour. If you are looking for a fun adventure and amazing rides, this canopy tour is your best choice. The tour usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and may be completed by people ranging between the ages of 8 and 99.
Suggestion: bring long pants, hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, insect repellent, and a raincoat. Please note: This adventure is NOT recommended for clients who have high blood pressure, back or heart problems or women who are pregnant. Clients should be in good physical condition to participate in this adventure. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Please note a minimum of 2 passengers is required. Transportation is included.
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde Hanging Bridges- 11/7/2018
Explore the cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde from up above as you walk among the treetops with a local expert. Venture into an enchanting, colorful world as your tour begins with exploring one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens with more than 30 species of tropical butterflies. Next, be dazzled in a nearby gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. More than 14 species of hummingbirds will amaze you with their incredible aerial maneuvers and bright lively colors. Then embark on a guided walking tour high above the forest floor on a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” tour and gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and flora. Admire the forest floor bursting with natural wonders and wildlife, and take in the amazing vistas. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get up close to the indigenous wildlife in their natural habitat as your local expert shares stories of this incredible landscape and the ecology of the cloud forest. Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours. Please note a minimum of 2 passengers is required. Transportation is included.
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