Costa Rica Adventure Tour

November 2019

BEACHES, BEAUTY AND BIODIVERSITY

That’s what Costa Rica offers and that’s what we are offering to Vagabundos at a phenomenal price and an itinerary that suits our unique and independent travel preferences. Put these dates on your calendar and sign up quickly; this will be a very small group and will sell out fast! Call the Vag Office at 800-47-4-BAJA (2252).
Double occupancy $5,300. Make a $200 deposit by clicking here.

Day 1, November 22: Fly independently to San José, Costa Rica. You will be met at the airport and transported to our hotel where we will have dinner and orientation. (Hotel: Studio Hotel; Meals: D)

Day 2, November 23: We leave our hotel early and drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park on our way to the boat that will take us along the river channels to the picturesque town of Tortuguero in Tortuguero National Park; there we will learn about the lifestyle of the local people and the conservation efforts to protect the sea turtles. (Hotel: Evergreen Lodge; Meals: BLD)

Day 3, November 24: Tortuguero is an excellent place for ecotourism. During the day and depending on the weather conditions, we might enjoy a guided walk through the jungle where you will learn how different
animals, insects and birds interact with the forest plants, achieving a perfect balance between each species. We will take boat tour through the different natural channels of the National Park, where we can see different species of mammals, birds and reptiles. (Hotel: Evergreen Lodge; Meals: BLD)

Day 4, November 25: Today we head back to the mainland to the town of La Fortuna, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano with its remarkable cone, springs of healing thermal waters and well-tended gardens. There will be independent time to enjoy these healing waters at our fabulous hotel hot springs. (Hotel: Arenal Kioro Hotel; Meals: BL)

Day 5, November 26: We will experience a forest in a very different way, walking over the canopy in the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and then a hike along the base of the Arenal Volcano ending in a delicious picnic served at the volcano viewpoint. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy other activities in the area. (Hotel: Arenal Kioro; Meals: BL)

Day 6, November 26: A beautiful, scenic drive will take us to Monteverde, stopping to enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. Once in Monteverde, get comfortable and prepare to explore this diverse area during our stay. (Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge; Meals: BL)

Day 7, November 27: This is a day to explore the cloud forest. We’ll start with a visit to the Santa Elena Biological Reserve and a moderate wildlife hike. Lunch will be on your own in one of the restaurants in Santa Elena village. (Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge; Meals: B)

Day 8, November 28: Happy Thanksgiving! What can be better than celebrating our Thanksgiving in the breathtaking landscapes of the Gulf of Nicoya. Our catamaran adventure is on board one of the largest catamarans in Central America; it includes two Jacuzzis, two resting nets, two cross water slides and snorkeling equipment. What a way to enjoy the evening sunset! (Hotel: Si Como No Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge; Meals: BD)

Day 9, November 29: Today we will explore Manuel Antonio, one of the most famous national parks in the Costa Rican park system. We’ll take a moderate three-hour walk where our guide will share secrets of the Coastal Wet Forest and the wonders of the park, including the diverse variety of wildlife. After the hike, enjoy some time on the beautiful beaches within the park. This evening we will enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant to re-live our Costa Rican adventure and cement our newfound friendships. (Hotel: Is Como No Resort; Meals: BD)

Day 10, November 30: After breakfast we will be transported back to San Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José for our flights home. (Meals: B)