Multi-Day Tour

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica (9 days)

G Adventures Inc.

San José To San José

Valid for Departures: 23 Jun 2018 - 26 Dec 2020

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica (9 days)

Day 1

San José

Day 2

San José/La Fortuna

Day 3

La Fortuna

Day 4

La Fortuna/Monteverde

Day 9

San José

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
San José
None None
Day 1 San José: If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit a museum, shop, or visit the main plaza in the city centre. The plaza is a good place to people-watch. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for whatever is collected when the hat is passed. Artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2
San José/La Fortuna
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 San José/La Fortuna: Visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a coffee tour and local lunch. Continue to the adventure hub of La Fortuna. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Afterwards, dig into a tasty “casado” – a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and the tortillas you’ve made. Additional Notes: Please also note that the town of La Fortuna is fairly small with shopping and some great restaurants, but most of the upgraded accommodations in this area are located outside of the main town centre - to take better advantage of the natural beauty and stunning landscapes of the area. Taxis are readily available to take you into town and back and can cost approx. $10USD each way. Included Activities: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour Tortilla Making and Home Dinner Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
La Fortuna
None Breakfast
Day 3 La Fortuna: Free day in La Fortuna for optional activities. Opt for rafting, canyoneering, or nature hikes.
Day 4
La Fortuna/Monteverde
None Breakfast
Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde: Travel from La Fortuna to the cloud forest of Monteverde – a nature lover's paradise. Additional Notes: Please also note that the town of Monteverde is fairly small with shopping and some great restaurants, but most of the upgraded accommodations in this area are located outside of the main town centre - to take better advantage of the natural beauty and stunning landscapes of the area. Taxis are readily available to take you into town and back and can cost approx. $10USD each way. As well, the cloud forest sits at a higher elevation and offers a cooler but humid climate - which is why hotels in this area do not have A/C. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Monte Verde, Costa Rica
None Breakfast
Day 5 Monteverde: Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. After, visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic funded explorers and researchers. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers outlining the various projects National Geographic has sponsored in reforestation of tropical regions research and conservation. This afternoon, opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy, or go horseback riding. Included Activities: Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour Monteverde Institute Lecture
Day 6
Monte Verde, Costa Rica
None Breakfast
Day 6 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio: Continue to the stunning Pacific coast. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the area with options to surf, go horseback riding, dolphin watching on a catamaran, or visit other nearby picturesque beaches. Additional Notes: Hotels in Manuel Antonio are not located on the beach, they are scattered along the cliffside road, overlooking the stunning coast line and lush jungle. The beach, National Park, markets, shops and restaurants are easily accessible by frequent public bus (safe and easy to use) or taxi. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
None Breakfast
Day 7 Manuel Antonio: The park has fabulous beaches, abundant wildlife, and a great trail system for those who want to spend the day hiking. Look for monkeys, armadillos, coatimundis, sloths, and some 350 species of birds that are present in the park. Included Activities: Manuel Antonio National Park Visit
Day 8
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
None Breakfast
Day 8 Manuel Antonio/San José: Return to San José and enjoy an optional farewell dinner on the town. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
San José
None Breakfast
Day 9 San José: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Description

Home to volcanoes, lush rainforests, beaches, and unique wildlife, Costa Rica is a celebrated pioneer in protecting natural heritage. Forge your own path through this gorgeous country over nine days of outstanding adventure. Trek across the foot of a volcano to photograph electric blue butterflies, visit a coffee co-op, and search for monkeys while hiking park trails. Get in touch with nature’s best in Costa Rica.

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G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

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