Tropical Costa Rica


Tropical Costa Rica
February 26 - March 06, 2022

From the inspiring rainforests to majestic volcanoes to fine sandy beaches and lovely resorts, discover the wonders of a tropical paradise when you travel to Costa Rica!

Highlights: San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice on Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero

Day 1: Travel - Arrive in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

Day 2: Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views.

Day 3: Explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities. In the afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica. Soak in the spectacular colors as the sun illuminates the natural landscape.

Day 4: It’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet. Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’re sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna.

Day 5: It’s your choice! Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem - OR - Take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. (If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour.) This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica.

Day 6: Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery, and learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. Cross beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await your discovery. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening, tasting your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients.

Day 7: Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit.

Day 8: Today we’ll journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. This evening, bid farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 9: Depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure.

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Only $2,198 per person/double occupancy ($2,698 single) - including airfare!
$600 deposit per person due upon reservation.

Included in price: Round trip air from Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (MSP), air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, tour manager and guides, 14 meals.

Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and insurance of $399 per person, some meals, most gratuity.

All rates are per person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from MSP. Air travel may be arranged from other airports as well.

Optional 3-Night Extension! Tortuguero National Park

Enjoy an exciting soft-adventure jungle extension to Tortuguero, the Amazon of Costa Rica. Explore the region’s wildlife by boat, viewing macaws, sloths, monkeys, falcons and other native species. Enjoy a memorable 2-night stay at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and amazing wildlife. Later, experience a spectacular boat cruise through the various canals and be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, bats and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Only $549 per person/double, includes 8 meals.


Belknap and Catling Ave., Superior, WI 54880 2022-02-26T08:00:00 2022-03-06T20:00:00 EventScheduled 10

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Event information is current as of October 16, 2021 12:05 AM.