Lifestyle Tours presents…
Tropical Costa Rica
with Optional 3-Night Jungle Adventure Post Tour Extension
November 3 – 11, 2018
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Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
9 Days ● 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Book by 5/3/2018 & Save $100 Per Person:
For bookings made after May 03, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $290 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
Alternate gateways are available upon request
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)
Highlights: San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice of Hanging Bridges or Zip Lining, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero
Day 1: Saturday, November 3, 2018 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.
Day 2: Sunday, November 4, 2018 San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste Welcome to the Central Valley. We start 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. (B, D)
Day 3: Monday, November 5, 2018 Guanacaste Fun in the sun is in store. Spend a free day exploring the nearby town and beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of the resort’s lovely amenities. (B)
Day 4: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Guanacaste - Monteverde You won’t believe your eyes. It’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem. Along the way you are 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! (B, D)
Day 5: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 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 you may take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip-line tours in Costa Rica. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica. (B, D)
Day 6: Thursday, November 8, 2018 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 through the beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. (B, D)
Day 7: Friday, November 9, 2018 Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal What’s next? Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a panga (covered canoe). These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, we return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit. (B)
Day 8: Saturday, November 10, 2018 Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose Today we 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. We will see the bustling Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnificent building of post-Baroque splendor. This evening, it’s time to say farewell to paradise during a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers. (B, D)
Day 9: Sunday, November 11, 2018 San Jose - Tour Ends Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure. (B)
|Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Doubletree Cariari Hotel, San Jose
Days 2, 3 Esplendor Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Days 4, 5 El Establo, Monteverde
Days 6, 7 Arenal Springs Resort, Arenal
Day 8 Doubletree Cariari Hotel, San Jose
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Monteverde Cloud Forest
There are only four places in the world with an ecosystem so unique that it produces a cloud forest — the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica is one. Situated high on a mountain, the cloud forest is created when the arid air from the forest below the mountain combines with the moist, hot air of the rainforest. The result is a blanket of misty, wispy clouds that linger low in the forest, making it feel as if it were raining. This rare environment breeds a diverse world of exotic flora and fauna. One of the cloud forest’s most famous residents is the endangered resplendent quetzal. A remarkably colorful bird, this creature sports a golden beak that protrudes from a green-hooded head. Its breast is a vibrant scarlet and the tail feathers are gray, black and white. A highly elusive bird, quetzal sightings are rare but absolutely unforgettable.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.