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TRIP PLANNING: Moderately Active itineraries

 
(G10B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (15 Days / 14 Nights)
From US$3,390 per person in double occupancy ($225 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Enjoy two full days exploring Arenal, where optional activities include biking, river safari and a visit to a natural hot springs (at additional cost). Then explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific, known for its scenic coastline and National Park.

(83B08). SARAPIQUI, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Hike and Observe Wildlife at La Selva Station, Highland Spa and Biking, Cloud Forest Hike and Beach Stay (14 Days / 13 Nights)
From US$3,808 per person in double occupancy ($272 per person per day), depending on the season and category of hotels booked.
This is an activity-filled trip with several opportunities to hike in Costa Rica's forests and bird watch. You will visit the La Selva Biological Station in Sarapiqui to experience the rainforest and learn about the country's lowland wildlife and pre-Colombian culture. From here you will head to the highlands, first staying at a secluded spa resort with hiking trails to three scenic waterfalls. Next you'll stay in the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs and take a half-day bike ride. After exploring the cloud forest and a horseback ride in Monteverde, stay on the Pacific Coast.

(G16B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (14 Days / 13 Nights)
From US$3,262 per person in double occupancy ($233 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, return to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G11B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (13 Days / 12 Nights)
From US$3,080 per person in double occupancy ($235 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(59B08). SARAPIQUI, ARENAL & MONTEVERDE
Roots of Costa Rican Culture & Nature Discovery for Families (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,000 per person in double occupancy based on a family of two adults and two children under the age of 12 years in a quadruple room ($250 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Activity-filled trip for families interested in Costa Rica’s agricultural roots and natural ecology. First head to Sarapiqui for a boat tour and visit to a working dairy farm and cacao processing center. Then head to La Selva Biological Station in the Caribbean lowlands to walk in this extraordinary bird and wildlife sanctuary. In the highlands near the Arenal Volcano, visit a sugar mill and walk the Hanging Bridges trails. Here you will also take a half-day bike ride and soak in a natural hot springs. The last days of your trip are in Monteverde, where you will walk in the Cloud Forest Reserve, visit a “bat jungle” and frog pond, and learn about coffee production on a family farm.

(72B09). TORTUGUERO, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Tortuguero Rainforest, Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest Hike and Pacific Beach Getaway (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,540 per person in double occupancy ($295 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
First explore Tortuguero National Park and perhaps see turtles nesting on the beach (Jun-Oct only). Afterwards head to the highlands where you'll hike a cloud forest trail to view three scenic, hidden waterfalls. Then to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs, and float down a forest river. End the trip at Esterillos Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(81B09). PUERTO VIEJO, TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO
Caribbean to Pacific Beach Explorer, with Tours in Tortuguero and Monteverde Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,430 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start the trip with two full days at Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean, a vibrant seaside town with beaches, crystal waters and good surfing. Then head north to Tortuguero to kayak the backwater creeks of the National Park. Return to San Jose to meet your van and driver for the trip to Monteverde. Here, you will walk in the cloud forest and take a horseback ride to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Nicoya. Your last days will be at Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(G1B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,930 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G2B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,615 per person in double occupancy ($230 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, drive to the Arenal Volcano area. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of a half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G3B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,940 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(05B09). ARENAL, TORTUGUERO, SAVEGRE VALLEY & LAPA RIOS IN OSA
Wildlife Tours in Arenal, Tortuguero Jungle and Savegre, then Ecolodge Stay (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,862 per person in double occupancy ($442 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Walk the trails of the Hanging Bridges Project, soak in a natural hot springs and view the active Arenal Volcano. Then explore the backwater creeks of Tortuguero, home to monkeys, otters, caiman and myriad tropical bird species. In the cloud forests of the Savegre Valley, you will have the opportunity to observe the rare Resplendent Quetzal (Jan. to July only) and other highland birds. Your last days will be on the Osa Peninsula at the renowned Lapa Rios Resort, an upscale ecolodge.

(11B08). MONTEVERDE, ARENAL, TORTUGUERO & OSA PENINSULA
Canopy, Horseback, Nature and Hot Springs Tours, then Lapa Rios Stay (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$5,280 per person in double occupancy ($480 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Drive to Monteverde, stopping en route to experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour near Carara National Park. In Monteverde you will have guided tours to the Cloud Forest Reserve and Frog Pond and take a sunset horseback ride. In Arenal, see the active volcano while soaking in a hot springs and walk the Hanging Bridges trails. Then fly to Tortuguero for boat tours into the National Park, home to more than 300 species of birds and the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle (turtle nesting tours Jun-Oct only). End your activity-filled vacation on the beach at Lapa Rios Resort.

(13B09). CARARA, MONTEVERDE, ARENAL & TORTUGUERO
Guided Nature Exploration with Canoeing, Hiking, Biking, Zipline and Kayaking Tours (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$6,600 per person in double occupancy ($600 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an active and engaging itinerary that takes you to both coasts as well as to the highlands. During the trip you will be accompanied by a professional Naturalist Guide, who will introduce you to the beauty and complexity of the rainforest and help you to see some of the worlds’ most exotic tropical animals and plants. The trip starts with a coastal outrigger canoe tour along Pacific beaches and a canopy tour. Then head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal, where you will bike under the shadow of the Volcano and soak in a natural hot springs. Finally, in Tortuguero, on the Atlantic, you will kayak the backwater creeks of the National Park and observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only).

(27B09). ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & DRAKE BAY
Highlands to Islands: Arenal River Float, Cloud Forest Birding and Caño Island Snorkeling (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,510 per person in double occupancy ($410 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an activity-filled trip that takes you from the highlands of Arenal and Monteverde to the coral reefs of Isla del Caño. You will begin in Arenal with a float trip on the Peñas Blancas River. Then walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the volcano. In Monteverde, you'll hike with a naturalist guide through the Cloud Forest and from January to July - depending upon your luck and patience - you may observe the Resplendent Quetzal in its natural habitat. Finally fly to the Osa Peninsula staying at Drake Bay. You will have three full days to explore the area, hike in the National Park and snorkel the reefs of Caño Island.

(28B09). DRAKE BAY, ARENAL & MANUEL ANTONIO
Reef, Rainforest, Volcano and Waterfalls Canopy Tour (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,510 per person in double occupancy ($410 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Head for the Osa Peninsula for three full days to snorkel at the marine reserve at Caño Island in Drake Bay and hike with a naturalist guide in Corcovado National Park. Then you'll travel to the highlands around Arenal Volcano for a float trip on the Peñas Blancas River and a hike on the Hanging Bridges trails. Before finishing your Costa Rica trip in Manuel Antonio, you will experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour.

(G17B9). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,685 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forests and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include one Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, a cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden visit in Monteverde, and the choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G19B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$3,035 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(08B08). PEJIBAYE RIVER, TORTUGUERO, ARENAL & MANUEL ANTONIO
Family Rafting, Turtle Nesting (seasonal), Volcano Hike and Kayak Tour (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,870 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Raft the Pejibaye River, an excellent trip for families with small children. Then on to Tortuguero to explore the inland creeks of the National Park, home to abundant wildlife. You may also have the opportunity to see turtle nesting (Jun-Oct). Fly back to San Jose before driving to the highlands to see the active Arenal Volcano and soak in a natural hot springs. Finally, three nights in Manuel Antonio, where you will hike in the National Park and take a mangrove kayak tour.

(24B08). ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & MANUEL ANTONIO
Arenal Volcano, Rain and Cloud Forest Hiking, then Manuel Antonio (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,640 per person in double occupancy ($265 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
In Arenal, walk the Hanging Bridges circuit and float the Peñas Blancas River. Then soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of an active volcano. Travel to Monteverde for a guided walk in the cloud forest and a sunset horseback ride. In Manuel Antonio, known for its beautiful seascapes, explore the area's rainforests and beaches. Optional activities include dolphin watching, canopy tours and sailing.

(33B09). TORTUGUERO, CORCOVADO & SOUTH PACIFIC BEACH
North and South Coast Family Explorer (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,660 per person in double occupancy ($365 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes your family from the jungles of the North Atlantic sector, where you will stay at Tortuga Lodge, to the beaches of Costa Rica's South Pacific. Starting in Tortuguero, you will explore the rainforest creeks of the National Park with a guide and perhaps view the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle laying her eggs (Jun-Oct only). Then you'll travel to the Osa Peninsula on the Pacific to stay at Laguna Vista Villas and hike in Corcovado National Park. Your final days will be on the country's southern coast, staying on the beach at the Cristal Ballena Hotel.

(47B08). TORTUGUERO, CORCOVADO & NOSARA
Family Rainforest Discovery with Naturalist Guide and 3 Nights at Nosara Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$5,360 per person based on a family of five, with three children 14 years or under ($536 per person per day). Price varies depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
At the beginning of the trip meet your professional, private Naturalist Guide. He or she will accompany you throughout your stays in Tortuguero and Corcovado. Explore with your family the rainforest creeks of Tortuguero National Park by boat and kayak. Here you may see the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle laying her eggs (Jun-Oct only). Next, go to Drake Bay on the south Pacific coast to snorkel at Cano Island and hike in the remote Corcovado Nacional Park. Your last days will be on Guiones Beach near Nosara in Guanacaste Province where, on Day 9, your family will enjoy a horseback ride on the beach.

(52B06). COSTA RICA WILDLIFE
Forest Exploration with Birding & Turtle Observation (June-Oct only) (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,749 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked. For a more affordable version of this trip that departs on set dates, see the Costa Rica Explorer.
Hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and visit the Butterfly Garden. At Arenal walk on the Hanging Bridges trails then soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. Head to remote Tortuguero for boat trips through rainforest creeks and a night excursion to observe sea turtles nesting (June-Oct. only). Return in light charter plane to San Jose.

(G4B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,410 per person in double occupancy ($240 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour on Day 3 and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G5B09). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,550 per person in double occupancy ($255 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forests and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(17B08). PEJIBAYE RIVER, CARARA, MONTEVERDE, ARENAL & TAMARINDO BEACH
Active Traveler Adventure with Horseback and Waterfall Canopy Tours (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,735 per person based on double occupancy ($305 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start the trip rafting the Pejibaye River, an ideal trip for families with small children (min. age 5 years). Next head to Monteverde, stopping en route at Carara National Park to look for the Scarlet Macaw then glide through the rainforest on the Waterfall Canopy Tour. At Monteverde, take a sunset horseback ride, which ends with views of the Gulf of Nicoya. In Arenal, soak in a natural hot springs under the shadow of the Volcano. Spend your last days relaxing on Tamarindo Beach.

(22B09). CORCOVADO & WILSON BOTANICAL GARDENS
Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Drake Bay and Rainforest Gardens Tour (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,610 per person in double occupancy ($290 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Four nights at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, where you’ll explore the Park, Drake Bay and Caño Island. Then walk with a Naturalist Guide in the Wilson Botanical Gardens at Las Cruces Station.

(25B09). TORTUGUERO, CORCOVADO & MONTEVERDE
Family Nature Experience: Boat Tours in the Tortuguero Rainforest, Deluxe Camping at Corcovado and Cloud Forest Birding (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,135 per person in quadruple occupancy based on 2 adults and 2 children under 10 years (US$240 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Explore with your family the Tortuguero rainforest on the Atlantic Coast, where you may observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only). Then fly to the Osa Peninsula to walk in Corcovado Park. Finally go to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where - depending upon your luck and patience - from January to July, you may observe in its natural habitat the Resplendent Quetzal.

(85B07). SARAPIQUI, BAJOS DEL TORO & ARENAL
Hike and Observe Wildlife at La Selva Biological Station, Cloud Forest Spa and Bike Tour (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,700 per person in double occupancy ($300 per person per day), depending on the season and category of hotels booked.
This is an activity-filled trip with several opportunities to hike in Costa Rica's forests and bird watch. You will visit La Selva Biological Station in Sarapiqui to experience the rainforest and learn about the country's lowland wildlife and pre-Colombian culture. From here you will head to the highlands, first staying at a secluded spa resort with hiking trails to three scenic waterfalls. Next stay in the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs and bike on the skirts of the Volcano.

(G18B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1,512.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 168.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal Volcano area in boat and van. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Excursions on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour and a guided hike in Monteverde Reserve.

(G24B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1,422.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 158.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal Volcano area in boat and van. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Excursions on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour and a guided hike in Monteverde Reserve.

(G6B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 2286.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 254.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour on Day 3 and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G7B09). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1710.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 190.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forest and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G15B9). TORTUGUERO & MONTEVERDE (NF)
Coast and Mountain Nature Discovery (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $ 1280.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 160.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. After exploring Tortuguero, go by boat and bus to Monteverde (full day event). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants.

(G22B9). ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Highlands Explorer at Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $992.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 124.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip in the Arenal Volcano area, where you may choose to mountain bike, hike or just soak in a natural hot springs. (Tours at additional cost.) Then spend two full days in Monteverde to explore the cloud forest and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants. Optional activities in Monteverde include horseback riding, coffee farm tour and more.

(09B09). TORTUGUERO & THE SAVEGRE VALLEY
Guided Wildlife Observation: Jungle and Highland Birding (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,925 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the backwater creeks and jungles of Tortuguero with a local Naturalist Guide. Then head for the highlands, home of the Quetzal (from Jan. to July), to hike among the ancient oaks of the Savegre Valley.

(56B09). TORTUGUERO & MANUEL ANTONIO FISHING EXCURSION
Tarpon and Snook Fishing on the Atlantic Coast and Blue Marlin and Sailfish on the Pacific (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$4,300 per person in double occupancy ($615 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Join Captain Eddie Brown, three-time winner of the National Tarpon Tournament, during two days of Tarpon and Snook fishing in Atlantic waters. Then fly to Manuel Antonio for offshore Blue Marlin and Sail fishing (half-day and full-day tours).

(67B09). LA PALOMA LODGE AT DRAKE BAY
Excursion to La Paloma Lodge on the Osa Peninsula (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,760 per person in double occupancy ($440 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three-night stay at La Paloma Lodge on the Osa Peninsula where you will snorkel the marine reserve at Caño Island in Drake Bay and hike with a naturalist guide in Corcovado National Park. Includes: round-trip air, land and boat transportation to/from San Jose-La Paloma, all meals, two guided tours, park fees and taxes.

(38B09). TORTUGUERO JUNGLE ODYSSEY
One Full Day at Tortuga Lodge with Boat Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$418 per person based on double occupancy ($120 per person per day). Taxes included.
Stay at Tortuga Lodge, a Travel & Leisure Family magazine "favorite family resort" (April 2005). Includes meals, tours and transport by plane, boat and bus.

(39B09). TORTUGUERO JUNGLE EXPEDITION
Two days at Tortuga Lodge in Tortuguero; includes two guided boat tours. (2 Days / 1 Nights)
From US$378 per person based on double occupancy ($190 per person per day).
Fly round trip from San Jose for this overnight excursion at Tortuga Lodge, a Travel & Leisure Family Magazine "favorite family resort" (April 2005). Includes two guided boat trips in Tortuguero National Park, four meals, round-trip flight and taxes. Suggested stay 2-3 nights.

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