Discover active volcanoes, misty cloud forests and mysterious jungle, all on a memorable, eco-friendly Costa Rica travel adventure with Tauck, a leader in luxury escorted journeys.
With Tauck’s luxury escorted journeys, you’ll be staying in top of the range hotels and resorts in the best locations and enjoying in-depth sightseeing, local cuisine and the services of Tauck Tour Directors and local experts. Tours are inclusive of practically all your travelling expenses. The carefully designed itineraries are an ideal mix of planned activities, adventure, cultural experiences and leisure time. The perfect way to discover the world.
Costa Rica Adventure
Discover active volcanoes, misty cloud forests and mysterious jungle, all on a memorable, eco-friendly Costa Rica travel adventure with Tauck, leader in luxury escorted journeys.
Day 1 Arrive Liberia
On arrival transfer to Hotel Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. Spend two nights at this secluded resort located on the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. Meet your Tauck Director and travel companions at a welcome reception and dinner as you prepare to begin your Costa Rica travel adventure (D).
Day 2 Tizate Wellness Gardens
The Tizate Wellness Gardens Hot Springs & Spa, is a spa and adventure center tucked into a dry tropical forest on the edge of the Tizate River close to volcanic Rincon de la Vieja National Park. You can choose from a range of activities: a guided mountain trail horseback ride along; a tropical forest canopy tour or thrilling zip-line adventure through the treetops above the Tizate River; a trip to an organic farm; calming massages in the spa; or a soothing soak in volcanic-fed thermal hot springs. (B,L,D).
Day 3 Monteverde Cloud Forest
Keep your eyes peeled for iguanas, howler monkeys, otters and other wildlife - as well as a rich variety of birds including cormorants, ospreys, kingfishers, herons and parrots - on a relaxing guided cruise trip along the tranquil Rio Corobici.
After a delicious lunch featuring local specialties at Rincon Corobici, set out for a two-night stay at Monteverde Lodge in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - an area of clouds and mist that’s home to an unbelievable range of plant, animal and bird life (B,L,D).
Day 4 Monteverde Cloud Forest
A full day in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Discover a wide variety of reptiles at the Serpentarium and see more than 50 of an estimated 1,000 native Costa Rican butterfly species, including the stunning blue morpho, at the enclosed Butterfly Garden.
The Hummingbird Gallery will introduce you to several species of these fascinating birds plus you’ll see photos and slides by noted wildlife photographers. Enjoy a delicious lunch of Costa Rican and fusion cuisine in a beautiful tropical setting at Sofia, before a guided visit to a private reserve for even more opportunities to see flora and fauna up close (B,L,D).
Day 5 Arenal National Park
Take in panoramas of coffee plantations and cattle farms on the way to Lake Arenal in Arenal National Park, home to eight distinct biological zones as well as the Arenal Volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Enjoy a short cruise across Lake Arenal, and take a pleasant soak in private hot springs rich with therapeutic minerals. Spend the next two nights at the Tilajari Resort Hotel, a tropical resort located in rainforest overlooking the San Carlos River. (B,L,D).
Day 6 - Arenal National Park
Continue your Costa Rican adventure in the jungle today with a float trip down the scenic Penas Blancas River aboard a raft; spotting wildlife ranging from sloths to giant iguanas along the shore. Meet a local farmer and his extended family who have lived on the river for generations; visit their private home for lunch and glimpse their daily life. Remainder of the day at leisure (B,L,D).
Day 7 San Jose
Follow the development of fine Costa Rican gourmet coffee on a guided tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation, on the slopes of Alajuela Poas Volcano. Learn about the production, harvesting, processing and roasting of the grain.
After lunch, continue on to Costa Rica’s capital city San José, where you’ll finish your tour with an exclusive farewell reception and dinner at the Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). The museum features a dazzling collection of thousands of pre-Columbian gold artefacts. Stay overnight at the Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower(B,L,D).
Day 8 End of Tour
Fly to San José in the morning on a private charter flight, to catch your flight home (B).
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