Lifestyle Tours presents…
Tropical Costa Rica
with Optional 3-Night Jungle Adventure Post Tour Extension
March 16 – 24, 2020
9 Days ● 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
Book by Sept 16, 2019 & Save $100 Per Person:
$3,099; Double $2,999*
$3,599; Single $3,499;
$3,069 Triple $2,969
For bookings made after Sep 16, 2019 call for rates
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Alternate gateways are available upon request
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air-inclusive package from EVV
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures.
These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- 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.
- Enjoy the breathtaking scenery surrounding Arenal Volcano.
- Spot indigenous wildlife while on a Cano Negro riverboat cruise.
- Learn about Costa Rica's vegetation on a guided walk in the cloud forest.
- Discover the history of coffee in Costa Rica during your visit to a coffee plantation.
Highlights: San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice on Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero
Day 1: Monday, March 16, 2020, 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: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 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. (B, D)
Day 3: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 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. (B, D)
Day 4: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 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! (B, D)
Day 5: Friday, March 20, 2020, 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. (B, D)
Day 6: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 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. (B, D)
Day 7: Sunday, March 22, 2020, Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal What’s next? A Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe 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. (B)
Day 8: Monday, March 23, 2020, 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. (B, D)
Day 9: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 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 Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, Guanacaste
Days 4, 5 El Establo, Monteverde
Days 6, 7 Mountain Paradise Hotel, Arenal
Day 8 Doubletree Cariari Hotel, San Jose
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
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