Holiday Itinerary : Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Upon arrival, you will be met by your Tour Director, who will help you check into your hotel.

Day 2: San Jose -  Tortuguero National Park.

Journey east to the Caribbean shore and TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. On the way, pass by several banana plantations and see one of Costa Rica’s main exports being harvested. Later, board a motor launch for your CRUISE along the Tortuguero Canals, waterways crisscrossing a national park dedicated to the protection of endangered turtles. The trained eyes of your guide and boatman help you spot freshwater turtles, caimans, herons, toucans, egrets, and monkeys. An afternoon at leisure lets you explore Evergreen Lodge until you meet for an informative slideshow presentation on the area. (B,L,D) 

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park tour and canal cruise

A local Naturalist accompanies you on a leisurely BOAT RIDE along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby RAINFOREST. During the peak nesting season (mid-July to mid-October) you may be lucky enough to observe an endangered green turtle laying her eggs under the starlight on an optional tour. Later this afternoon, meet a local Naturalist for an informative PRESENTATION on the ecology of the area. (B,L,D) 

Day 4: Tortuguero - Sarapiqui - Arenal.

A morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Sarapiqui area. Tour a PINEAPPLE FARM, owned by a local family, and learn about the history, cultivation, and industry of pineapples. Continue to your hotel in the lush town of Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. After settling in, experience the magic of the resort’s pool and hot spring-fed jacuzzi, or consider a walk in the nearby nature trail in search of 300- to 400-year-old trees, poisonous frogs, monkeys, birds, and possibly small animals native to the area. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Arenal. Excursion to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park.

During your morning at leisure, you may wish to go on an optional horse ride or float trip. Or, you can take advantage of your resort’s amenities by walking along the shaded trails nearby. Later this afternoon, visit ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK, where your guide takes you on a walk through lava trails of the volcano and shows you how nature has found a way to recover from past lava flows. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, offering spectacular views of the active Arenal Volcano. This evening, drive to nearby famous TABACÓN HOT SPRINGS for a dip in the curative and relaxing pools. Later, enjoy a dinner at the hot springs. (B,D)

Day 6: Arenal - Monteverde.

After breakfast, continue to MONTEVERDE, where you will enjoy two days in the cloud forest. This afternoon, take a guided tour on the SKY WALK hanging bridges, which combines trails and suspension bridges through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest, to search for flora and fauna. (B,L) 

Day 7: Monteverde.

This morning, visit CHILDREN’S ETERNAL RAINFOREST for a guided walking tour. Over 600 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds have been recorded inside this private reserve, along with 100 reptile and 120 mammal species that hide within the dense vegetation. Later, visit the family-owned ECOLOGICAL SANCTUARY, where you will explore the trails through coffee and banana plantations filled with endemic wildlife and beautiful scenery. After the walk, enjoy a COOKING CLASS to learn how to prepare authentic Costa Rican food like hand-made tortillas, picadillos, and gallo pinto. Dine on your creations for a homemade lunch! Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner, toasting an unforgettable discovery of Costa Rica. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Monteverde - Sarchi - San Jose.

En route to San José, visit SARCHI Village, known as the centre of Costa Rican handcrafts and where you will see the artists in their workshops making the famous oxcarts. Next stop is Grecia Village to see the metal church that was imported from Belgium to Puerto Limon in 1897. The church was transported by oxcarts to its present-day location, but sat in the plaza for ten years before being reconstructed. (B)

Day 9: San Jose.

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

You’ll always visit the key sites and enjoy more inclusions; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Departure dates 2021 Natural Wonders of Costa Rica : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1638

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1524-

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Starts from San Jose ends San Jose - tour SR. Departure dates and prices

Dates Prices from Dates Prices from
January 9, 23

£1638
£1524

June 26

£1638
£1524

February 6

£1638
£1524

September 25

£1638
£1524

March 6, 20

£1638
£1524

October 16

£1638
£1524

April 10

£1638
£1524

November 6

£1638
£1524

Dates and prices above do not include international air travel. Add flights to your holiday - airport transfers inclued. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Transfers available for purchase if you book extra nights. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement is available. Please call for Triple Room Reductions details and prices. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available; please call for details and prices. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Costa Rica

Cosmos Tours
Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

7% discount - 9 days escorted tours

2021 discount prices from only £1524

If you were the type of kid who always colored outside the lines, this bold tour of Costa Rica is just the escape for you. Wide-open spaces, multi-hued creatures, and bright, vivid scenery welcome you with open arms and a no-holds-barred spirit. As you make your way through Costa Rica, lava trails, cloud forests, and high-in-the-sky suspension bridges invite you to take a walk on the wild side while scenic boat rides, nature walks, and natural hot springs beckon you to leisurely soak in the views. Frolic among hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and wildlife in the most colorful rainforests, and feast on your own delicious Costa Rican creations in an authentic cooking class. With visits to an active volcano and exotic fruit plantations, plus several meet-and-greets with the native macaws and monkeys, this vacation to Costa Rica is bananas!

Small Group Discovery

Each Globus South America tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

This wonderful 9 day Naturual Wonders of Costa Rica tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

All this included

Sightseeing and more -

  • Tortuguero National Park Guided cruise through the canals to view wildlife; guided walk through the rainforest; naturalist talk
  • Sarapiqui Tour a pineapple plantation
  • Arenal Guided sightseeing of Arenal Volcano National Park; sightseeing of La Fortuna town; and visit Tabacón Hot Springs
  • Monteverde Visit the Sky Walk hanging bridges; guided visit of Children’s Eternal Rainforest; Ecological Sanctuary tour and cooking lesson; farewell dinner
  • Sarchi Shop for souvenirs

Hotels

  • San Jose - Doubletree Cariari
  • Tortuguero National Park - Evergreen Lodge
  • Arenal  - Volcano Lodge and Gardens
  • Monteverde - El Establo

Meals Breakfast (B) daily, 5 lunches (L), 5 three-course dinners (D) including a special farewell dinner in Monteverde

Airport transfers Included with purchase of international air from Cosmos

Globus tours - no planning, no hassles, no lines

No planning. No worries. No kidding. A Globus journey is more than a holiday—it’s an investment in you. To ensure the greatest return on that investment, we plan a hassle-free, experience-full, all-in-one holiday with everything you’d want and expect, including: 

Sightseeing and VIP access: Your Globus tour always includes the major attractions. In fact, Globus offers you more included features and behindthe-scenes local experiences than any other Tour Operator—plus, you get special VIP access at the must-see sites. We actually take you inside the world’s most awe-inspiring places—right to the head of the line and through the front door. Our itineraries clearly indicate inside visits and special features in UPPERCASE. 

Superior accommodation: Selected for their comfort, amenities, and proximity to key sites, hotel/lodges/camps feature twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom (hotel and city taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling included).

Meals: Traditional meals at local restaurants, food and wine tastings and hands-on cooking classes help you experience your destination’s culture through its cuisine. On safari, lunch and dinner are always included.

Transportation: From rugged safari vehicles and deluxe touring coaches with air conditioning to minibuses, trains and overnight cruises... your magical journey will enhance your overall experience.

Transfers: Airport transfers are included when you book air-inclusive (and for land-only tours with transfers purchased through Globus), and Hosts greet and assist you with the transfer to your hotel. 

GlobusGo: Our free GlobusGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need. 

Tour directors and local guides: With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts—Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you’re travelling. All along the way, they share their vast knowledge of the areas and can point you in the right direction to help you get the most out of your free time.


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