14 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica

3 San Jose, 2 Tortuguero, 2 Arenal, 2 Monteverde, 2 Guanacaste, 2 Manuel Antonio
Round trip airfare from MIA, 13 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights Miami-San Jose, San Jose-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights San Jose
    • 2 nights Tortuguero
    • 2 nights Arenal
    • 2 nights Monteverde
    • 2 nights Guanacaste
    • 2 nights Manuel Antonio
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 25 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Take a boat tour along the Tortuguero canals, through the heart of the Costa Rican jungle
  • Tour downtown San Jose, enjoying its many historical & architectural jewels
  • Visit the artisan town of Sarchi and see artists in their workshops
  • In Arenal, view the now dormant conical-shaped Arenal Volcano
  • Tour a coffee plantation and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch
  • Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Travel to the tropical province of Guanacaste on the sun-splashed Pacific Coast
  • Experience Manuel Antonio National Park filled with wildlife and spectacular scenery
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and beaches in the Central Pacific region

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Rest, relax and get ready for your adventure in eco-rich Costa Rica, often called "Pura Vida" - the country with a relaxing and happy lifestyle
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2, Monday - Travel to Tortuguero
Depart San Jose this morning traveling east to the shores of the Caribbean coast. See the lush vegetation along with acres of banana plantations. At a nearby port, board a motor launch that takes you to the canals in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle. Arrive at the lodge in Tortuguero in time for lunch. Afterwards, drive to the village for a walking tour. Here, you learn about the significant conservation efforts developed to protect sea turtles that come to nest here each year. Tonight, meet with your Tour Manager before dinner at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Full Day in Tortuguero
Awaken this morning to the sounds of the jungle. Acquaint yourself with the many tree and insect species of Costa Rica on an easy guided hike through trails in the nearby rainforest. After lunch, a boat takes you through remote unspoiled sections of the park's waterways on the winding canals where you're likely to see turtles, caimans, monkeys, and many colorful tropical birds. Dinner together at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Travel to San Jose
Travel by motor launch and motor coach this morning back to San Jose. Along the way, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Take the afternoon to independently explore the city
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Thursday - Travel to Arenal
Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. Later this evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by dinner
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Cano Negro
Spend the day on a boat tour down the Rio Frio, and learn about the flora and fauna endemic to the area. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes a dinner
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Saturday - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde
In the morning, embark on a brisk two mile hike on a paved trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. At the end of the trail, admire panoramic views of the volcano from a lookout tower before continuing to Monteverde. Tonight, go behind-the-scenes on the optional Brewery Tour to discover the hidden world of Monteverde's craft beer, followed by dinner in the brewpub
Optional: Monteverde Brewery Tour with Dinner
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Full Day in Monteverde
Spend the morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours* including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica's top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country Tonight, savor dinner in Monteverde
*Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Travel to Guanacaste
Today, depart Monteverde for Guanacaste. See a huge contrast in scenery as you arrive in tropical Guanacaste, located in the northwestern part of the country. The rest of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Guanacaste
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Guanacaste
A day at leisure in picturesque Guanacaste. Don't miss the optional Panache Sailing Tour. Glide along Costa Rica's Gold Coast in a Catamaran. Stop in a tranquil bay with time to snorkel or frolic in the sea before returning to the hotel
Optional: Panache Sailing Tour (AM)
Overnight: Guanacaste
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Travel to Manuel Antonio
Drive along the shores of the striking Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park. Arrive in the town of Jaco for free time to stroll and perhaps sample some of the local cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, continue to Manuel Antonio. The rest of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Today, visit Manuel Antonio National Park. Your Tour Manager will lead you through the paths of this tropical paradise with opportunity to discover the mangrove swamps. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Travel to San Jose
Travel back to San Jose today stopping to shop for local crafts and souvenirs. Take a panoramic city tour of San Jose, including visits to the Gold Museum* and the National Theater, before dinner
*In the event of local holidays and unexpected closures, the visit to the Gold Museum will be substituted by an in-depth tour of the National Theater
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Depart Costa Rica
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 30 days prior to departure.
  • Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers
  • Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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