Classic: The Best of Costa Rica Independent Adventure (TCRBCC)
Countries Visited: Costa Rica All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Information Not Available
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Spot monkeys and tropical wildlife along the Tortuguero canals, relax on the Pacific coast, get active in the Arenal Volcano region, soak in relaxing hot springs after a hard day of play
Cant decide between the jungle, volcanoes or the beachs Do all three on this ten-day independent journey that proves why Costa Rica is world-renowned for its natural beauty. Start by cruising the remote rainforests of Tortuguero (no roads here!) before heading to volcano country. Stay at the foot of Arenal Volcano and explore the rivers, trails and hot springs of the area before chasing sun and sea in Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf and great weather.
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|Offer valid through 6/30/2018|
|Day 1||San Jose||Day 1 San Jose|
You will be met at San Jose International Airport and transferred to your hotel for the night. Included Activities: Arrival Day Welcome Meeting for Independent Trips Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 2||Tortuguero||Day 2 San Jose/Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In the morning, transfer by road then by boat to the famous canals of Tortuguero. This tropical eco-paradise is home to countless bird and animal species, and you will have many opportunities to view and photograph wildlife. Plenty of opportunity to see a variety of birds, monkeys and other wildlife. Relax at the secluded lodge on a hammock or at the pool or beach. Opt to take a night excursion or go kayaking. Additional Notes: *Please note that the entrance fee of $10 USD per person into the national park is not included. Transport: Shared van (5.00 hour(s)) Boat (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 3||Tortuguero||Day 3 Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a guided tour of the Tortuguero canals. Keep your eyes peeled for toucans, parrots, herons, kingfishers, fishing bats, three-toed sloths, iguanas, and howler, white-faced and spider monkeys. Try to spot the tracks of river otters, collared peccaries, and Baird's tapirs on the banks of the rivers and canals. Watch for caiman swimming in the waterways. Included Activities: Tortuguero National Park Guided Boat Tour
|Day 4||La Fortuna||Day 4 Tortuguero/La Fortuna (1B)|
In the morning, transfer to your hotel near the Arenal Volcano, arriving mid-afternoon. This area is full of exciting and wonderful things to do: whether its checking out the popular hot springs, La Fortunas Waterfall, the Venado Caves or the CaNo Negro Wildlife Refuge. Transport: Boat (1.50-2.00 hours) Shared van (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 5||La Fortuna||Day 5 La Fortuna (1B)|
La Fortuna is one of the centres of adventure travel in Costa Rica. Options include river rafting, mountain biking, caving, or horseback riding. Don't forget about the hot springs, heated directly by the lava underneath the Arenal Volcano.
|Day 6||Guanacaste||Day 6 La Fortuna/Guanacaste (1B)|
Travel west through the province of Guanacaste to Costa Ricas Pacific coast. Spend time enjoying the long stretches of beautiful black sand beaches, considered some of the countrys best for swimming and surfing. Transport: Shared van (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Days 7-8||Guanacaste||Days 7-8 Guanacaste|
Spend your day taking in the sun and sea, participating in optional activities such as surfing, fishing, golf, horseback riding, cycling, boating or snorkeling.
|Day 9||San Jose||Day 9 Guanacaste/San Jose (1B)|
Transfer back to the capital for the last night. Transport: Shared van (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||San Jose||Day 10 San Jose (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: Local flights may be included in the cost of your tour, please see the itinerary. If they are included or if you book any additional flights, it is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.