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Natural Jewels of Costa Rica

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Trip Dates
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12/08/2018 12/17/2018
12/21/2018 12/30/2018
01/08/2019 01/17/2019
01/23/2019 02/01/2019
01/31/2019 02/09/2019
02/05/2019 02/14/2019
02/28/2019 03/09/2019
03/16/2019 03/25/2019 Special Active Walking Departure
03/28/2019 04/06/2019
04/07/2019 04/16/2019
07/20/2019 07/29/2019 Green Season Departure
08/17/2019 08/26/2019 Green Season Departure
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. We also have custom 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 Custom Family Departures, please see our Special Family Itinerary.

Extend your stay in Central America! Click here to see trip extension options, including a 3-day adventure to Arenal Volcano!
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11/30/2019 12/09/2019
12/21/2019 12/30/2019
12/27/2019 01/05/2020
01/03/2020 01/12/2020
01/10/2020 01/19/2020 Special Active Walking Departure
01/24/2020 02/02/2020
02/01/2020 02/10/2020
02/08/2020 02/17/2020 Special Active Walking Departure
02/22/2020 03/02/2020
03/06/2020 03/15/2020
03/16/2020 03/25/2020
03/21/2020 03/30/2020
07/24/2020 08/02/2020 Green Season Departure
08/14/2020 08/23/2020 Green Season Departure
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. We also have custom 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 Custom Family Departures, please see our Special Family Itinerary.

Extend your stay in Central America! Click here to see trip extension options, including a 3-day adventure to Arenal Volcano!
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Trip Pricing
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $5995 to $6495

Internal Air Cost: $995 per person
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $795
Deposit: $500 per person

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Departures after Aug 2019 are not yet confirmed and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered for that date.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.  
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $5995 to $6495

Internal Air Cost: $995 per person
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $795
Deposit: $500 per person

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Departures after Aug 2020 are not yet confirmed and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered for that date.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.  
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Group Size
Approximately 10 Travelers
A very important feature of our Costa Rica trips is the limited group size, as nature encounters are best experienced in a quiet, intimate setting with a lighter footprint on the environment.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
  • Trip price includes: Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s), local guides and lodge staff, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
  • Internal air cost includes: All private charter flights within the itinerary.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
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 two miles over uneven terrain and often muddy, slippery surfaces, up and down inclines and steps 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, sometimes over large roots and rocks (note that all walks can be more difficult to navigate during inclement weather). In Tortuguero and Corcovado, expect to be engaged in two three-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 over 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. Roads may be bumpy on drives.

Difficult (for Costa Rica Special Active Walking Departures only)
This “walking” adventure involves a variety of different activities that require a higher level of physicality than most other Nat Hab departures. Travelers should be able to walk unassisted for at least 5 miles over uneven terrain and often muddy, slippery surfaces, up and down inclines and steps at varying altitudes ranging from sea level to 5,000+ feet. In addition, a number of short- to medium-length walks will cover 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). Plan for up to two hikes per day that last 3-4 hours each, walking in very hot and humid conditions on the coasts and cooler conditions in the cloud forest. Also, prepare for rain and expect high sun exposure near the equator. 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 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. If there is an option to snorkel—no prior experience is 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. Roads may be bumpy on drives.
Important Information About This Trip
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of NHA's medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in San Jose by 4:30 pm in order to make it to the hotel in time for a 6 pm welcome dinner on Day 1. You may depart anytime on the final day. Please check the details for departure times on the post-trip extension if you are participating in the Arenal Volcano Extension.

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 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 better fares online.
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