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The Caribbean coast or the Pacific coast – why choose when on this adventure you will get a first- hand look at both. Costa Rica is a beautiful opulent paradise where you can enjoy pristine beaches, as well as lush and exotic flora and fauna while floating through a plush tropical rain forest. Here you will be embraced in a wildlife- lover’s dream. Be awed by the dense rainforest, tumbling waterfalls, towering volcanoes and rushing rivers.On the Pacific side indulge in the tropical ecosystem, made up of forests, lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches populated with 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Truly a bird lover and photographer’s mecca.All of the above and much more while residing at gorgeous resort properties.

Read our blog post “Pura Vida.”

Costa Rica Guided Vacation

 

COSTA RICA VACATION/
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour both Pacific & Caribbean Sides
  • 2 Nights each in 3 unique regions:
    • Tortuguero NP (Jungle Lodge & Tturtles)
    • Arenal NP (Volcano & Rainforest)
    • Manuel Antonio NP (Coral Reef)
  • Sea Turtle Refuge
  • Volcanic Hot Springs
  • Crocodile Safari
  • Sky Tram with optional zipline
  • Coffee Plantation Tours
  • Sarchi (woodcarving shops and crafts)
  • Free Time (Coral Reef Snorkeling or Zip Lining)
  • Farewell Dinner & Folkloric Dance Show
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    PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)* PRICING Including air*
    Double $2,999
    Single $3,759
    Deposit $350 per person
    Balance Due November 22, 2017
    Travel Insurance Call for quote
    Cancellation policy: if travel insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges are:  136 days and earlier: full refund.  135 – 76 days prior to final payment $350 plus the cost of any non-refundable air tickets; 75 and less days prior to departure: no refund. A valid passport is required with expiration greater than 6 months from return date.
    * Call for air from other departure cities.
    • Round trip commercial airfare from Indianapolis
    • Home Pick-up & Return Indy Metro Area
    • Airport transfers
    • Transportation by Motorcoach
    • 8 nights accommodations with baggage handling
    • 22 meals: 8 full breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    • Attractions and comprehensive sightseeing package as highlighted in itinerary, including entrance fees where applicable
    • Taxes and gratuities except for Tour Manager & Driver
    • Bilingual Costa Rican National Guide
    • Vacation Manager
    • Operated by an Interlude Travel Partner
  • Day 1: Indianapolis / San Jose, CR
    Fly south to Central America, to the colorful capital city of San José to begin your winter vacation in Costa Rica . Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.  Crowne Plaza Corobicci, San Jose, CR 

    Day 2: San Jose / Braulio Carrillo NP / Tortuguero
    Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, filled with lush rainforest & waterfalls.  Then at Caño Blanco, board the boat for your ride thru the Tortuguero canals to your remote jungle lodge on the Caribbean coast at the sea turtle refuge. Evergreen Lodge, Tortuguero, CR (B, L, D)

    Day 3: Tortuguero
    Today you will explore the Tortuguero National Park, considered the “Amazon of Costa Rica.” Cruise the extensive network of waterways thru the rainforest looking for wildlife such as monkeys, tree frogs, toucans, jaguar, and sloths. Free time this afternoon to explore the beaches where the green sea turtles nest. Evergreen Lodge, Tortuguero, CR (B, L, D)

    Day 4: Tortuguero / Arenal
    Return by boat to Caño Blanco and join your deluxe motorcoach again. Then, through scenic countryside to the San Carlos Valley for a two night stay in the Arenal area at Fortuna, home to Arenal volcano (active since 1968), national park, and natural hot springs. Many of the lava flows cut thru the lush rainforest. Los Lagos Resort,  Arenal, CR (B, L, D)

    Day 5: Full Day Arenal
    Go up with the Sky Tram at a slow pace to enjoy the views, observe the change of vegetation with the altitude and take photos. There is a spacious observation deck at the top to view the volcano, Lake Arenal and the surrounding rain forest.  You can descend one of two ways: ride down with the Sky Tram, or choose the exciting Zipline Sky Trek option.  The zipline runs thru the tree canopy on high quality cables zigzagging back to base.  Return to Arenal. Then, enjoy a relaxing soak in the volcanic hot springs at your resort hotel. Los Lagos Resort, Arenal, CR (B, L, D)

    Day 6: Arenal / Manuel Antonio
    Coach west today to the central Pacific coast and your exciting Jungle Crocodile Safari. Enjoy bird watching (scarlet macaw) and crocodile spotting (up to 15 feet long) on your cruise of the mangrove reserves along the Tarcoles River. Then motor south and arrive at your hilltop hotel with incredible ocean views of impressive Manuel Antonio National Park. Parador Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio, CR (B, L, D)

    Day 7: Manuel Antonio NP
    This morning visit the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the earth’s most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Hike through the rainforests and along spectacular beach coves. See unique birds,  monkeys (jowler, spider & white face), sloths, iguanass and turtles. Free time to snorkel the coral reefs, shop in Quepos town, or relax at your full service resort. Parador Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio, CR (B, L, D)

    Day 8: Manuel Antonio / San Jose
    This morning, enjoy a drive through Costa Rica’s famous coffee growing region. Tour a coffee plantation to learn how beans are cultivated and dried. Continue on to the woodcarving town of Sarchi to view the art of oxcart painting and shop for local crafts. Return to San José for one night. Tonight, enjoy your Farewell Dinner & Folklore Dance Show at a fine local restaurant with a view. Crowne Plaza Corobicci, San Jose, CR   (B, L, D)

    Day 9: Departure: San Jose, CR / Fly home
    After breakfast, transfer to San José to the Juan Santamaria International Airport for your return flight home. (B)

Call Interlude Tours to book your Winter Costa Rica Vacation! (317) 913-0387

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