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Indulgence in Costa Rica with Tortugero (Summer 2018)
Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold USA, Canada & South America 2018

Experience the treasures of Costa Rica, one of Central America's most pristine and ecologically-friendly destinations. Explore exotic cloud forests, relax in the thermal pools surrounding the majestic Arenal Volcano and embrace the celebrated pure way of life - pura vida - along the tropical Guanacaste Peninsula. This eco-focused itinerary reconnects you to Mother Nature. Luxury accommodation in a jungle environment with VIP staff and amenities. Experience jungle wildlife without sacrificing convenience and comfort.

Exceptional Dining
  • Bajas Del Toro Cloud Forest: Dine amongst the unique setting, within the clouds, at your charming lodge.
  • Bajas Del Toro Cloud Forest: Relish lunch among beautiful tropical plants and flowers, the perfect place for relaxing in a stunning setting.
  • Guanacaste: Share a Farewell Dinner Celebration, toasting to your Costa Rican journey.
  • Tabacon: Enjoy dinner and wine with fellow guests alongside the Arenal Volcano.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Breakfasts (BB), 3 Lunches (L) and 4 Dinners (DW).
Journey Highlights
  • Arenal Volacano: This volcano is one of Costa Rica's most notable natural features.
  • Central Valley: Have a coffee with the Arrieta family and explore their coffee farm.
  • Palo Verde National Park: A major conservation effort is underway to preserve one of the world's last remaining tropical dry rainforests. Explore the park's spectacular variety of bird species, considered among the most endangered ecosystems on the planet.
Luxury Hotels
  • Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest: The perfect eco-retreat for travellers seeking authentic experiences with nature is at El Silencio Lodge & Spa.
  • Guanacaste: Inspired by local flora and fauna, The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort will stimulate senses and revitalise spirits.
  • San Jose: Real InterContinental San Jose is an urban retreat in the heart of Escazu, San Jose's most exclusive area.
  • Tabacon: Renowned for its comfort and hospitality, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is renowned for its dozens of mineral river pools.
VIP Experiences
  • Arenal: Meet with Mr. Eliecer Duarte, volcanologist from the Costa Rican Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, and learn about the geothermal activity of active Arenal Volcano.
  • Guanacaste: Enjoy an exclusive marimba show, showcasing the beautiful sounds of one of the most popular instruments in Central America.
INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES
  • Be escorted by the creme de la creme of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day10
Call (207) 623-4591 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13867559
Tour OperatorLuxury Gold by Insight
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1San JoseArrive in San Jose.: Welcome to Costa Rica's capital, San Jose, where upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to your hotel. Located in the central valley region, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, San Jose is distinguished by Spanish colonial buildings, coffee plantations and warm friendly Ticos. This evening is free. Tomorrow you will begin early for your adventure to the coastal jungles of Tortuguero accessible only by boat or plane.
InterContinental, San Jose.
Day 2TortugueroTortuguero by Boat.: An early start begins the journey to the jungle as you travel from San Jose to where the road gives way to the Caribbean coastal canal system. Breakfast will be served before boarding your boat as you continue to travel toward Tortuguero. Along the way, keep your eyes open to spot monkeys, iguanas, toucans and many other bird species. Arrive to your jungle accommodation, complete with all the creature comforts of home and the only hotel with air-conditioning in Tortuguero. Be warmly welcomed with a beverage, orientation of the facility and lunch. This afternoon, visit Tortuguero Village and the Caribbean Conservation Company. Learn about the afro-Caribbean culture and the preservation philosophy of Tortuguero. This evening, enjoy dinner in the Ara Macaw Restaurant paying tribute to Caribbean fusion cuisine. (Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Manatus Hotel, Tortuguero
Day 3TortugueroTortuguero Canals.: Rise with the Howler monkeys and depart the dock for a special trip into Tortugero National Park by boat. This protected wilderness area is famous for being the nesting grounds for sea turtles and endangered green turtles (seasonal). Brackish and fresh water creeks and lagoons are the perfect places to spot spectacled caimans and river turtles. Return to the hotel and relax or perhaps take part in one of the many options available. Make some time for a spa treatment, read a book by the pool or add to your bird count while roaming the exuberant gardens. Return to the canal in the afternoon to see the difference of wildlife as the day progresses towards sunset. This evening, why not try to spot some nocturnal creatures with an evening walk with your guide? (Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Manatus Hotel, Tortuguero
Day 4San JoseReturn to San Jose by plane.: In the morning, gain an new perspective of the jungle landscape. Depart by small aircraft alongside the beach of Toruguero and head off toward the Barva and Irazu volcanoes on the way to San Jose. Watch below as the canals and jungles give way to mountains and finally the urban city life from where your journey began. Transfer to your hotel, relax and refresh. This evening join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner as your Costa Rica adventure continues. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Real InterContinental San Jose (Executive Rooms).
Day 5Bajos del ToroCentral Valley and Bajos del Toro.: Head to the outskirts of the Central Valley for some delicious coffee with the Arrieta family, as they share their way of life on their coffee plantation. Continue to Sarchi, for lunch among beautiful tropical plants and flowers at Else Kientzler Botanical Garden. After lunch, travel to the Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Experience the charming and remote El Silencio Lodge while dining with wine in this unique setting in the clouds. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Bajos del Toro.
Day 6ArenalArenal Volcano and La Fortuna.: Start your day with a mystic cloud forest hike. Walk through the cloud forest trails and hidden paths that embrace nature's elements. Next, plant a living legacy in a carbon-offsetting cloud forest, helping to bring the vibrantly coloured quetzal bird to the region. Head to La Fortuna before arriving at your hotel just outside the Arenal Volcano National Park. After some time to relax, savour Costa Rican cuisine alongside the active volcano. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa, Arenal.
Day 7ArenalArenal Volcano National Park.: Rise early this morning to meet with a volcanologist from the National University of Costa Rica's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory. Learn of their research in the area and how the area has been transformed by volcanic activity. Later, join your Travelling Concierge for an adventure. Choose from zipping through the canopy treetops, enjoying a skywalk on a series of suspension bridges, joining a naturalist guide on an aerial gondola, or perhaps river-rafting on the controlled rapids of Piedras Negras River? Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the Tabacon Thermal pools and perhaps choose to dine here. (Buffet Breakfast)
Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa, Arenal.
Day 8GuanacasteLake Arenal and Guanacaste.: Bid farewell to the mountains and continue your journey around Lake Arenal - the largest lake in Costa Rica. Descend to the Guanacaste plains and the resort beach destinations that the region is famous for. Enjoy lunch at Hacienda La Pacifica, a local favourite, before heading to your beachside resort. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Guanacaste.
Day 9GuanacasteGuaitil and Palo Verde National Park.: Visit artisans using local clays and the same tools and techniques of their indigenous ancestors in Guaitil to create the region's famous pottery. Then, enjoy a cultural tasting of homemade rosquillas (a type of empanada). Later, meander along the Tempisque River on-board open-air boats in the Palo Verde National Park - a birding and wildlife paradise. Spend the afternoon at your resort. In the evening, toast to your Costa Rican journey at a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine while enjoying an exclusive marimba show. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Guanacaste.
Day 10Depart GuanacasteDepart Guanacaste.: Enjoy breakfast before your transfer to Liberia International Airport to connect with your onward flights. Alternatively, extend your holiday with additional nights at the hotel. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
December 05, 2018Land Price$4,950.00 (USD)Quote
Disclaimer
Notes: Twin prices are per person. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Tortuguero - San Jose. Prices are accurate as of 01 May 2017. 05 Dec 2018 and 08 Dec 2018: These departures will stay at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel in San Jose instead of staying at the Real InterContinental San Jose.

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