March 22 - April 3, 2019 Immerse yourself in Pura Vida! Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world.
We'll discover fascinating ecosystems, learn the art of chocolate-making, enjoy thrilling views of the Arenal rainforest on an exciting zip-line adventure, visit the world's first green turtle research station, and see a huge variety of flora and fauna.
Prices from other cities available upon request. Prices are per person based
on double occupancy. The supplement for a single room is $1140 per person.
This tour is not subject to GST/HST.
- Return economy class airfare
- Current airline taxes, fuel surcharges and airport fees
- Superior Tourist class and First class hotels
- First class motorcoach
- Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Professional tour guide
- Sightseeing tours including entrance fees
- Tipping for all included services
- Rostad Tours travel gift
- Comprehensive and personalized tour documentation
Not Included: Meals not shown, Beverages, Items of a personal nature, Any airline luggage fees, Increases to surcharges, taxes or fees, Insurance.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Our experience begins as we board our flights to San Jose, Costa Rica.
Today brings dormant volcanos and crater lakes as we journey through Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to the Caribbean lowlands. Along the way, take in mountain vistas and Caribbean-style villages. Later, discover the wonders of Tortuguero National Park’s rainforest as you cruise the rivers and canals with an expert guide. Enjoy a 2-night stay at an eco-lodge surrounded by lush tropical forest and an array of wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings during a visit to the world’s first green turtle research station. Here, dedicated scientists are working to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner. BLD
Cameras ready! We set out on an early morning bird-watching excursion that explores the myriad of local and migratory birds that flock to this area. Next, embark on a nature cruise through the park – keep an eye out for howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and caimans.
Tortuguero National Park, a study in biology, protects over 350 species of birds and mammals. Savour time to seek out green macaws and some of Costa Rica’s endangered animals, including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters and even manatees. BLD
Take to the water again and embark on a leisurely boat ride to the mainland as we travel to the Sarapiquí region, one of the world’s most important research regions for tropical rainforests. Visit an organic pineapple plantation to learn about the various types of this exotic fruit and taste why Costa Rican pineapples are among the world’s best. Arrive at our eco-lodge nestled in the rainforest and surrounded by towering Almendro trees, howler monkeys and keel billed toucans. Enjoy free time to hike through the deep green forest or simply relax in a hammock and take in the nature around us. BLD
Discover the history and continuing importance of cacao to Central America’s economy when we visit a cacao plantation. Observe the process of producing chocolate from the cacao bean and sample the delicious finished product.
Then, see the region from a different perspective on an exhilarating Sarapiquí River rafting adventure. Return to your rainforest lodge for a traditional Costa Rican dinner. BD
Begin the day engulfed in nature with an early morning bird watching tour along the natural forest trails and nearby stream. Later, behold the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano and absorb the tranquility of our surroundings as we begin a 3-night stay at our resort featuring panoramic views of the volcano. BD
This morning, experience the rainforest from the treetops on a guided walking tour along Arenal’s hanging bridges. Then,the choice is ours! Embark on one of Costa Rica’s most thrilling zip lining experiences and take in one-of-a-kind views of the Arenal rainforest. Or, enjoy a moderate hike along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park; cross lava fields and pause to enjoy spectacular views of the volcano. BD
Enjoy a day at leisure. This morning we may take an optional river safari down the Peñas Blancas River. For the more adventurous, an exhilarating white water rafting expedition on the San Blas River is also available. Or, simply explore the resort or relax in the soothing waters of one of the region’s hot springs.
This evening, we'll roll up our sleeves for a hands-on cooking demonstration; then savour the local flavours of Costa Rica during a traditional dinner. BD
Head to the Pacific Coast today. Along the way, stop for a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching excursion. Hop aboard a safari boat to explore the remarkable mangrove ecosystem of the Rio Grande of Tarcoles, home to one of the world’s largest wild crocodile populations. View waterfowl, iguanas, and over fifty varieties of native birds, including the very rare scarlet macaw. Later we continue to the world renowned Manuel Antonio National Park to check into our resort just outside the park.
Soak up the sweeping views and take in the sunset overlooking the park and the Pacific Ocean before dining this evening. BLD
Wake up to a cool breeze and spectacular views. The day is ours to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Enjoy the luxurious amenities of our resort, walk the nearby nature trails that lead to dramatic views of the Pacific, or perhaps head to the nearby white sand beaches. B
This morning we explore spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its pristine beaches and primary forest. We'll spend our time walking the forest trails in search of the three-toed sloth, agoutis, squirrel monkeys and iguanas; or take a swim in the inviting blue waters. Then, say goodbye to the coast and continue to San Jose and toast to the natural richness that is Costa Rica at a wonderful farewell dinner. BD
Our tour comes to and end today as we head home with many amazing memories. B