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Home Mexico & Central America Natural Jewels of Costa Rica Dates, Prices & Inclusions

Natural Jewels of Costa Rica

Rain Forests, Volcanoes, Jungle Wildlife, Tropical Birds & More on Costa Rica’s Best Nature Adventure!
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Departure Return Notes
07/09/2016 07/09/2016 07/17/2016
08/06/2016 08/06/2016 08/14/2016
11/19/2016 11/19/2016 11/27/2016
12/24/2016 12/24/2016 01/01/2017
01/07/2017 01/07/2017 01/15/2017
01/21/2017 01/21/2017 01/29/2017
02/11/2017 02/11/2017 02/19/2017
03/11/2017 03/11/2017 03/19/2017
04/08/2017 04/08/2017 04/16/2017
07/08/2017 07/08/2017 07/16/2017
08/05/2017 08/05/2017 08/13/2017
11/11/2017 11/11/2017 11/19/2017
12/23/2017 12/23/2017 12/31/2017
Family Departures:
We have scheduled family trips which are specially designed so parents, children and grandparents can enjoy the wonders of the Costa Rica in a manner that best meets families' needs. For Family Departures, please see our Special Family Itinerary.

Custom Departures: Customized private departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you.
Nov 2015 - Oct 2016 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$4695 - $4895
Single Supp.: $795
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Fees may increase after October 2016. 2017 dates may change slightly and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-serve basis. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Costa Rica, Central America
Group Size Limit
Approximately 10 Travelers
A very important feature of our Costa Rican ecotours is the limited group size, as intimate nature expeditions are best experienced with smaller numbers of travelers.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
All transportation and activities as described in the itinerary including the internal flight from Tortuguero to San José, accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day, soft drinks with meals and purified drinking water with meals and activities, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and lodge staff, airport transfers on Day 1 and the final day, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
Easy to Moderate
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness, though our days in Costa Rica generally start quite early and are very full with activities. In order to explore the trails and hanging bridges at Arenal & Monteverde, travelers must be able to walk unassisted for 1-2 miles over uneven terrain, potentially muddy and slippery surfaces, and inclines and with some altitude gain.  This itinerary includes a number of short- to medium-length walks over a variety of terrain, including gravel, pavement, boardwalks and dirt trails, and sometimes over roots and rocks (note that all walks can be more difficult to navigate during inclement weather). Travelers should be aware that the heat and humidity may be very high and roads may be bumpy. We stress that all activities are optional.
Important Information About This Trip
Costa Rica encompasses some of the earth’s greatest natural treasures. This adventure focuses on the “jewels” – the most spectacular natural highlights – within this beautiful country. Our Expedition Leader and driver accompany our small groups to remote areas that reveal the splendors of the rain forest and cloud forest. Fairly long drives are a necessity on this trip.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive for 6 pm welcome dinner on Day 1. You may depart anytime on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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