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Costa Rica Wilderness Explorer

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Departure Return Notes
11/10/2018 11/17/2018
12/15/2018 12/22/2018 Special Photo Departure
01/10/2019 01/17/2019
01/20/2019 01/27/2019
02/02/2019 02/09/2019
02/14/2019 02/21/2019 Special Photo Departure
03/02/2019 03/09/2019
03/16/2019 03/23/2019
Custom Departures: Customized private departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information—we'd be happy to assist you.

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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11/06/2019 11/13/2019
12/14/2019 12/21/2019 Special Photo Departure
12/21/2019 12/28/2019
12/28/2019 01/04/2020
01/05/2020 01/12/2020
01/09/2020 01/16/2020
01/25/2020 02/01/2020 Special Photo Departure
02/08/2020 02/15/2020
02/15/2020 02/22/2020
02/29/2020 03/07/2020 Special Photo Departure
03/07/2020 03/14/2020
03/14/2020 03/21/2020
03/24/2020 03/31/2020
Custom Departures: Customized private departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information—we'd be happy to assist you.

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)
    $4995 to $5195

Internal Air Cost: $425 per person
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $895
Deposit: $500 per person

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Departures after Apr 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 and Refund Policy here.
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $5595 to $5795

Internal Air Cost:
$885 per person
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $950
Holiday Trip Price: $6095 (Dec 21 and Dec 28, 2019 departures)
Deposit: $500 per person

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 to take this trip privately with just you and your select travel companions.

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Departures after Apr 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 and Refund Policy here.
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Group Size
Approximately 10 Travelers
A very important feature of this Costa Rica adventure is the limited group size, since fewer travelers ensures a quieter, more intimate experience of nature, as well as 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: Two private charter flights from San Jose to Tiskita and from Tiskita to Palmur Sur.
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 trip does not require a high degree of physical fitness, however, in order to participate, travelers should be able to walk 2-3 miles unassisted over uneven terrain with potentially muddy, slippery surfaces, up inclines involving some altitude gain, and at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet above sea level. We will be traveling by boat on the Sierpe River. In order to participate in this excursion, travelers will need to be able to enter and exit the boat in potentially unstable conditions. Travelers should be aware that the heat and humidity may be very high in Tiskita and along the central Pacific coast, while temperatures may be quite cold in the Talamanca Mountains, especially at night, and conditions are often damp.  Roads throughout the trip are often bumpy and sometimes winding. Travelers prone to motion sickness may wish to take precautions, both on drives and on the small plane flights to/from Tiskita.
Important Information About This Trip
This carefully designed Costa Rica nature expedition offers a small group of travelers an intimate journey into three distinct ecosystems—lowland rain forest, mountain cloud forest and tropical beaches—for a diverse sampler of Costa Rica's natural habitats. Varied activities and visits with local people offer a deep and unique view into this legendary ecotourism destination. Please be aware that some fairly long drives along poorly maintained roads are often an unavoidable part of the itinerary, with our focus on less-visited locales.
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, 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 Natural Habitat Adventures' 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 after 1:30 pm 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 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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