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Costa Rica: Tropical Forests & Coastal Discoveries (8 - 9 days)

Costa RicaExperience the natural beauty of Costa Rica's Forest Reserves and the splendid Coastal wonders. Small groups departing on a daily basis.

We pride ourselves on the excellent caliber of the guides. Each individual has been chosen for their level of expertise, knowledge, people skills and sincere enthusiasm. The guides are fully equipped with professional telescopes, binoculars, field guides, and other tools to offer the best nature experience possible. These departures can be modified or customized for groups of 2 or more persons. Ask us for details.

Three exciting departures to choose from...

Exotic Volcano & Tropical Jungle Escape is a 9 day trip that combines Arenal Volcano National Park with Manual Antonio Beach and the isolated beauty of the Osa Peninsula in the South Pacific region of the country.

Our 9 day Costa Rica: East to West ventures to Tortuguero National Park, Poas Volcano, Monteverde Coud Forest Reserve and the wonderful beaches of Tamarindo.

Best of Costa Rica is a 9 day trip that gives you the experience of the gorgeous southern Pacific Beaches with Arenal and Monteverde. A knowledgeable guide plays an integral role in the success of any nature adventure, especially in the tropics of Costa Rica where diversity is a key component.

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2017 Departure Dates and Cost

Departures daily

Exotic Volcano & tropical Jungle Escape (9 days)
Cost from San Jose $ 2,330 USD  /  Single Supplement: $ 545 USD

Costa Rica: East to West (9 days)
Cost from San Jose: $ 2,085 USD based on twin  /  Single Supplement $ 655 USD

Best of Costa Rica (9 days)
Cost from San Jose: $ 2,330 USD based on twin  /  Single Supplement $ 690 USD

Tortuguero & Tropical Forests (7 days)
Cost from San Jose: $ 1,700 USD based on twin  /  Single Supplement $ 495 USD

Minimum group size 2. Maximum 10 persons


Marino Ballena National parkCosta Rica: East to West
Tortuguero – Poas Volcano – Monteverde – Tamarindo)  9 days/8 nights

This tour introduces you to the wonderful variety of landscapes and cultural diversity found in Costa Rica. Starting from the center of the country with its remarkable “eternal spring” temperatures, you will travel northeast through mountains with spectacular forest scenery. Descending, you continue on to the warm eastern lowlands passing banana and pineapple plantations to board a boat and travel by rivers and canals to Tortuguero National Park. This is Costa Rica’s “little Amazon” and is dominated by rainforests and has abundant wildlife. Following Tortuguero, you will board a plane and fly over the park returning temporarily to the central valley where you will be picked up and driven to Poas Volcano, and after the cloud forests of Monteverde. You conclude your tour with travel through open savannas to the dry, northwest region of Costa Rica to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches, warm tropical Pacific waters and sunsets at Tamarindo. Breakfast daily & 4 lunches.

  • Day 1    Arrival in San Jose
  • Day 2-3  Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 4    Poas Volcano, Monteverde
  • Day 5    Monteverde Reserve, Sugar Mill and Coffee Tour
  • Day 6    Guanacaste, Tamarindo beaches. Skytrek
  • Day 7    El Viejo Wetland and Traditional Casona
  • Day 8    Free day at the beach. Optional activities
  • Day 9    To Liberia, departure

Detailed itinerary on request


Exotic Volcano & Tropical Jungle Escape
Arenal – Manuel Antonio – Corcovado
9 days/8 nights

This tour combines a volcano, rainforest, beaches and the ultimate forest wilderness experience! Travel through a vast rainforest in Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to enjoy a tree-top ride through the rainforest canopy at the Rainforest Aerial Tram. Later, visit the imposing majesty of Arenal Volcano that has flows of hot lava that descend dramatically down its steep conical slopes. Afterwards travel to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful national parks at Manuel Antonio to enjoy the beach and where you can see monkeys, sloths, iguanas and other tropical wildlife in its adjacent forest. Then fly to the outskirts of and then visit Corcovado National Park, a pristine wilderness national park in Costa Rica’s remote southwest corner! Breakfast daily and five lunches and five dinners.

  • Day 1      Arrival in San Jose
  • Day 2      Farmer’s Market, Cocora Cloud Forest and Gardens, Arenal
  • Day 3      La Fortuna Waterfalls, Danaus Ecological Center
  • Day 4      Arenal Hanging Bridges; Transfer to Manuel Antonio
  • Day 5      Manuel Antonio National Park hike
  • Day 6      Transfer to Corcovado
  • Day 7-8   Drake Bay, Corcovado National Park
  • Day 9      To San Jose, departure

Detailed itinerary on request


Tortuguero & Tropical Forests
Tortuguero – Arenal – Monteverde
7 days/6 nights

Starting from the center of the country with its remarkable “eternal spring” temperatures, you will travel northeast through mountains with spectacular forest scenery. Descending, you continue on to the warm eastern lowlands passing banana and pineapple plantations to board a boat and travel by rivers and canals to Tortuguero National Park. This is Costa Rica’s “little Amazon” and is dominated by rainforests and has abundant wildlife. Following Tortuguero, board a plane and fly over and out of the park returning temporarily to the central valley where you will be picked up and driven to Arenal Volcano. En route you stop at the Rainforest Aerial Tramway to enjoy a fascinating journey through the forest canopy. Then travel west  up into the mountains to visit the beautiful lush cool forests of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a spectacular example of a forest shaped by touching clouds. Alternatively you may substitute Arenal and Monteverde regions for Manuel Antonio Beach. Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

  • Day 1      Arrival in San Jose
  • Day 2-3   Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 4      Farmer’s Market, Cocora Cloud Forest and Gardens, Arenal
  • Day 5      Arenal Hanging Bridges, Monteverde
  • Day 6      Monteverde Reserve, Sugar Mill and Coffee Tour
  • Day 7      To San Jose or Liberia, departure

Detailed itinerary available on request


Best of Costa Rica
Tiskita Reserve – Arenal – Monteverde
9 days/8 nights

This itinerary combines a rain forest fronted by a remote Pacific Coast beach, an active steaming and lava-producing volcano, and a beautiful cool mountain cloud forest, (each a unique experience) and a variety of tropical wildlife. Additionally there will be opportunities to immerse yourself in the beauty and activities that each unique region has to offer. Breakfast daily, 7 lunches & 7 dinners.

  • Day 1       Arrival in San Jose
  • Day 2-4   Tiskita Rainforest Reserve
  • Day 5       Farmer’s Market, Cocora Cloud Forest and Gardens, Arenal
  • Day 6       La Fortuna Waterfalls, Organic Farm, Danaus Ecological Center
  • Day 7       Arenal Hanging Bridges, Monteverde
  • Day 8       Monteverde Reserve, Sugar Mill and Coffee Tour
  • Day 9       To San Jose or Liberia, departure

Detailed itinerary on request