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Costa Rica Upgraded

14 days, San José to San José

Chock-full of national parks and wildlife refuges, Costa Rica is a dream for the nature lover and adventure buff. Discover the country’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes on this 2-week adventure from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific. Explore the waterways of Tortuguero National Park, where thousands of sea turtles come to nest every year; assist in a tree-planting program in the cloud forests of Monteverde; and cap off your journey on the pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. See why “Pura Vida” is much more than a local saying, it's a way of life.

14 days

San José to San José

From$13503HKD
was $16879
Valid on Jun 5 2022
Trip Code: CREJ

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Chock-full of national parks and wildlife refuges, Costa Rica is a dream for the nature lover and adventure buff. Discover the country’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes on this 2-week adventure from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific. Explore the waterways of Tortuguero National Park, where thousands of sea turtles come to nest every year; assist in a tree-planting program in the cloud forests of Monteverde; and cap off your journey on the pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. See why “Pura Vida” is much more than a local saying, it's a way of life.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

14 days

San José to San José

From$13503HKD
was $16879
Valid on Jun 5 2022
Trip Code: CREJ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09
Map of the route for Costa Rica Upgraded

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

Occasionally, the Sea Turtle Conservancy is closed to visitors as it is an active research facility. In the event this happens, you'll visit the nearby Caño Palma Biological Station, which includes a sea turtle and marine conservation presentation, a hands-on turtle measuring experience on the beach, and optional beach clean.

Itinerary

Day 1San José

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2San José/Tortuguero

Travel to Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast, one of the world’s most important nesting sites for the endangered green sea turtle. After settling into the lodge, take a guided boat trip along Tortuguero’s tropical canals in search of wildlife. Later, opt for a nighttime boat excursion to try and spot some of the park’s nocturnal creatures—such as the caiman.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Tortuguero

Take another boat excursion into the national park in search of wildlife like monkeys, sloths and birds before a visit to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting sea turtles. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to relax by the pool, take a stroll along the beach, or head out on a kayaking excursion.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Tortuguero/La Fortuna

Depart early from Tortuguero, stopping en route at a G Adventures–supported coffee cooperative to learn about the process of coffee production from bean to cup. After a typical lunch, continue to La Fortuna and have time to relax by the hotel pool, soaking in the views of the surrounding jungle and the Arenal Volcano.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5La Fortuna

Explore La Fortuna and it's surroundings with a wide variety of optional activities available like canyoning, wildlife spotting from hanging bridges in the canopy, or soak in one of the many local hot springs. In the evening, visit a local home to learn how to make tortillas along with a traditional Costa Rican meal of black beans and plantains.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6La Fortuna

Enjoy a full free day in La Fortuna to take advantage of the plethora of optional activities. Choose to go stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Arenal, visit the Venado Caves, or take a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, just to name a few.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7La Fortuna/Monteverde

Travel from La Fortuna by van and boat to the cloud forest region of Monteverde. Settle into the hotel and relax by the pool, opt for a spa treatment or take in the views with a drink in hand.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Monteverde

Set out on a hike in the lush Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve in search of birds and wildlife and climb up an observation tower to get view over the canopy. Take a free afternoon and choose to go zip-lining or visit the nearby hanging bridges for unique views of the forest.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Monteverde

Visit the Monteverde Institute, a research and educational organization with a focus on conservation initiatives. Hear from a researcher about their successful reforestation project before helping to plant trees in the nursery. Enjoy the rest of the day to choose from optional activities like a visit to to the Monteverde Butterfly Gardens, horseback riding or take a tour of a nearby coffee plantation.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 10Monteverde/Manuel Antonio

Depart La Fortuna for Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and settle into your hotel near Manuel Antonio National Park. Opt to go surfing, take a catamaran trip in search of dolphins and whales, or spend the remainder of the day relaxing on the beach.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Manuel Antonio

Take a guided day trip to the tropical forests and white sand beaches of Manuel Antoino National Park, keeping an eye out for wildlife like monkeys, sloths and birds. Hike through the forest, climb up to rocky outcrops for views of the Pacific Ocean, and go swimming in the park’s lagoons and tidal pools. Later, enjoy some free time at the beach.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Manuel Antonio

Enjoy a full free day to explore Manuel Antonio and the surrounding area. Opt to go horseback riding, take a surfing lesson, head out for a snorkelling excursion on the nearby reef, or kayak through the coastal mangroves.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Manuel Antonio/San José

Return to San José and enjoy a final night on the town.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14San José

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí
  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
  • Your Discover Moment: Manuel Antonio
  • Arrival transfer
  • Boat tour and wildlife viewing in Tortuguero National Park
  • Guided nature walk in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Guided excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (11 nts), rustic jungle lodge (2 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD470-615 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, shuttle van, boat, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle - From $1159.00

CANYONING (Half-day Arenal) Rappel, down-climb, river-trace, and descend huge waterfalls in the rugged mountains and lush rainforests around Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano. ZIPLINING (Half-day Monteverde) Get a true bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy as you soar through the trees on a Tarzan swing, a giant rappel, and a 137-meter-high (450-foot) zipline. Please note that passengers must weigh between 45-100kg (100 – 220 lbs) and be at least 130cm (4'3 ft) tall to participate in these activities.

Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour - From $629.00

Cruise along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica aboard a 100 ft catamaran, taking in the impressive scenery and lush jungle that has made Manuel Antonio famous. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins who call these waters home before stopping to snorkel, swim, or ride one of the boat's water slides into the ocean. Grab a drink or just sit and watch the gorgeous views of the lush coastline go by.

My Own Room - From $6979.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Costa Rica Upgraded

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