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Treasures of Costa Rica

Starting at 9,500 Vacation Club Points
8 Days | 11 Meals

Tour Highlights

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    Tour a coffee plantation.
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    Walk on suspended bridges above the jungle floor on a “hanging bridges” tour.
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    Explore San Jose’s Plaza de la Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre.

Itinerary

9,500 Vacation Club Points | 8 Days | 11 Meals

Day 1: San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…exotic wildlife and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is truly a slice of paradise. Your tour opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose. Upon arrival, relax and soak up the sights of your new surroundings. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: San Jose - Coffee Estate - Sarchí - Arenal

Travel through the verdant countryside of the Central Valley to the fertile region of Costa Rica that is world-renowned for its coffee. A tour of an authentic coffee estate highlights the history and cultivation of its coffee and the importance to the Costa Rican economy. Then it’s off to Sarchí, a thriving crafts center and home to the world’s largest oxcart, where you can interact with local artists. This afternoon, arrive in Arenal where the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano feeds mineral salts and nutrients into the natural hot springs at your resort, giving the water a rare nourishing and invigorating quality. Check in for a 2-night stay at your well-appointed lodge overlooking the majestic volcano which has been generating lava for the past 30 years. Partake in a cooking class where you’ll learn how native, exotic vegetables and plants contribute to the unique flavors of Costa Rican cuisine. Then, sit down to dine on the delicious creations.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Arenal Hanging Bridges

This morning, you’ll be captivated with the region’s flora and fauna on a guided “hanging bridges” tour for a different perspective on the forest’s unique ecosystem. This afternoon you can relax at your hotel’s hot springs. Or, perhaps you will choose to view Arenal Volcano Rainforest from above as you cruise through the air on an optional canopy zip line tour; during this unforgettable ride, gain a bird’s-eye view of the endless primary forest, Lake Arenal and the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Arenal - San Ramón - Playa Herradura

This morning, venture to the beautiful Pacific side of Costa Rica. Along the way, stop for a guided tour of San Ramón – referred to as “the city of Presidents and Poets.” Then continue on to the beautiful Los Suenos Marriott Resort, beautifully situated in Playa Herradura, Here, rest and relaxation go hand-in-hand with mesmerizing ocean views and lush tropical greenery. Settle in for a relaxing 3-night stay.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Playa Herradura - Tárcoles - Playa Herradura

Meet a local guide this morning and embark on a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching boat excursion on the Tárcoles River. See the awesome mangrove ecosystem and one of the world’s largest crocodile populations. View resident and migrant waterfowl, iguanas, and keep watch for over 50 different kinds of birds, including the very rare scarlet macaw. This afternoon fun in the sun is in store as you enjoy free time in this true tropical paradise. Relax by the pool or beach and take advantage of the amenities offered at your lovely resort.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Playa Herradura - Manuel Antonio National Park - Playa Herradurra

Today we venture off to Costa Rica’s famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Explore this spectacular park known for its pristine beaches and primary forest. Spend time walking the forest trails in search of native inhabitants like the three-toed sloth, agoutis, squirrel monkeys and iguanas. Then enjoy free time in the beach town of Quepos before heading back to your resort.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Playa Herradura - San Jose

After breakfast we return to San Jose and visit the colorful Plaza de la Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnificent building of post-Baroque splendor. This evening, gather for a wonderful farewell dinner.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: San Jose - Tour Ends

Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your amazing adventure in Costa Rica.

Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Options (USD)

Canopy Tour Zip Line $75

City: Arenal

Experience the unique sensation of flying through nature! For nature lovers, the best adventure of all is to take a canopy tour by zip line. Feel the pure adrenaline and excitement of flying up to 35 miles per hour on seven different cables, viewing magnificent landscapes and scenic views of Lake Arenal. Zip lines, ranging from 120 feet to more than 2,400 feet in length and 60 - 650 feet in height, let you experience the rainforest from a whole new perspective. The tree top canopy tour not only offers a great adventure but also an opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 2 is required.

Duration: approximately 2.5 hour(s).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Pre Hotel Hotel: Marriott San Jose Hotel 0 $200
Post Hotel Hotel: Marriott San Jose Hotel 0 $200
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Know Before You Go

Passport & Visa Information

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.

IMPORTANT

We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Please Note

We want you to enjoy your tour with us; therefore, it is important that you know this tour is an adventure! You will view spectacular scenery while experiencing the culture and heritage of the region. In some locations, we have selected small, comfortable hotels for their locations and they may be considered rustic.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.

Pace

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.