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Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

Photo of Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

In this small, nature-kissed Central American democracy, your small group sets out on a relaxed yet comprehensive 11-day exploration to discover staggering biodiversity in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast.  Take an excursion to Irazú Volcano, the country’s tallest volcano, and learn about Costa Rica’s prized export at the Doka Coffee Estate.  In Carrizal, admire wondrous orchids.  During a three-night Arenal region stay, enjoy magnificent vistas of Arenal Volcano.  After meeting students at an elementary school, encounter the natural splendor of the remarkable Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve.  Experience the rainforest from the canopy level on Arenal’s hanging bridges Sky Walk.  Continuing on to the amazing Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, explore this “green cathedral.”  Spend three final nights at a beautiful Guanacaste beachfront resort, and take an extraordinary Tempisque River float safari.  Discover more ecological wonders with a 4-day/3-night Tortuguero National Park pre-tour option. 

*Other gateways cities are available.