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

Natural Jewels of Costa Rica

Rain Forests, Jungle Wildlife, Tropical Birds & More on Costa Rica’s Best Nature Adventure!
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Departure Return Notes
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 01/16/2017
01/18/2017 01/18/2017 01/27/2017
02/11/2017 02/11/2017 02/20/2017
03/11/2017 03/11/2017 03/20/2017
04/07/2017 04/07/2017 04/16/2017
07/08/2017 07/08/2017 07/17/2017
08/06/2017 08/06/2017 08/15/2017
11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/21/2017
12/06/2017 12/06/2017 12/15/2017
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.
Pricing
 
2016 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$4695 - $4895
Single Supp.: $795
Deposit: $500

2017 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$5395 - $5495
Single Supp.: $795
Internal Air: $700
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Dates and fees may change slightly after October 2017. Dates 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
Included
2016:
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.

2017:
All activities as described in the itinerary including 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
2016:
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.

2017:
The tour fare does not include round-trip transportation from your home city to San José, Costa Rica; internal flights within Costa Rica (these have been added to your invoice and will be handled by NHA); 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
2016:
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.

2017:
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 participate in daily excursions, travelers must be able to walk unassisted for a minimum of 2 miles over uneven terrain and potentially muddy, slippery surfaces, up and down inclines and steps with some altitude gain. In Tortuguero and Corcovado, expect to be engaged in two 3-hour excursions per day in very hot and humid conditions.  In order to get to Casa Corcovado and participate in all activities there, travelers will need to be able to wade into the ocean, potentially knee-deep, over slick rock, rolling pebbles and sand, sit on the flat edge of a small boat and swing both legs over the side.  Sea conditions may make for a bumpy ride, and we may at times be in the boat for up to an hour at a time.  Although the boat is equipped with a sun shade, travelers may be exposed to the full intensity of the sun, as well as wind, rain and sea-spray. There will be an option to snorkel - no prior experience required, but at a minimum, travelers will need to be able to swim at least 50 meters and will be expected to jump into the water from the side of the boat and climb a 4-rung metal ladder to re-enter the boat from the water. This itinerary includes a number of short- to medium-length walks over a variety of terrain, including gravel, pavement, boardwalks and dirt trails, sometimes over large 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 will be very high in Tortuguero and Corcovado 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.
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Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in time for a 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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