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February 18 – 28, 2023
11 days
$6,009* CAD
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From rumbling volcanoes to jungle peaks, Caribbean coast to Pacific beaches, experience the pure life in one of the world’s most perfect natural gems. With its pristine wilderness, tropical climate and abundant wildlife, Costa Rica is the destination of choice for those seeking paradise. Explore coastal jungle by boat, cloud forest canopy by treetop walkways and sunset-sail the coast by catamaran. Stroll among hummingbirds, snorkel clear waters and savour fine coffee. Once the sun has dipped, follow Papagayo breezes to a secluded beach and spy on Olive Ridley and Pacific green sea turtles nesting beneath the swaying palms. Then, as waves roll ashore, keep your eyes open for baby turtles making their determined way into warm Pacific waters.

CAA Member-exclusive benefits:

  • $25 CAD Beverage card
  • 50 CAA Dollars®^
  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance◊

Daily itinerary.

Day 1

San José – Pura Vida! (or “Enjoy life”)! Fly to San José. Take time to refresh at the hotel before dinner D

Day 2

Tortuguero – Have breakfast to-go on the drive to Tortuguero. Take a winding scenic boat cruise of the Tortuguero Canals and in the afternoon, visit the quaint town B/L/D

Day 3

Tortuguero – Experience a walking tour of the jungle with a naturalist guide. In the afternoon, hop on a boat and see the tropical rainforest B/L/D

Day 4

Arenal − Today is a scenic travel day to Arenal. Depart by boat to La Pavona Dock and onwards to Guápiles by coach for lunch. Continue to tropical Arenal, where the volcano dominates the skyline B/L

Day 5

Arenal – View the Arenal Volcano both by boat and a walk through the rainforest of the National Park. Later, take a cultural tour, which includes the eco project, Arenal Vida Campesina B/L

Day 6

Monteverde – Start the day by travelling to Monteverde for a coffee and chocolate tour. After the authentic Costa Rican coffee tour, learn about the chocolate-making process B

Day 7

Monteverde – Experience adventure in Selvatura Park with its treetop walkways and biodiversity of flora and fauna. End the day at the relaxing and beautiful hummingbird garden B

Day 8

Tamarindo – Spend the afternoon on a catamaran cruising the coastline of Costa Rica. Enjoy a guided snorkeling tour, water activities and refreshments B/S

Day 9

Tamarindo − The day is yours to explore Tamarindo on your own. At night, your Extraordinary Experience gives you the chance to observe sea turtles laying their eggs at a series of secluded beaches near Playa Grande B/D

Day 10

Tamarindo − Bid Costa Rica adios with a special farewell dinner on your last night in paradise B/D

Day 11

San José − You have experienced Costa Rica’s pura vida, and now it’s time to pack your bags and head home B

B - Breakfast | L - Lunch | D - Dinner | S - Snack

The Spectacular World Between Pacific and Caribbean.

From jungle-clad mountains to active volcanoes, palm-fringed shores to nesting turtles, explore a natural paradise of wildlife and wonder in Costa Rica.

Package includes:

Travel accessories
• Return airfare from Toronto to San José

• 1-night stay in first-class accommodation in San José

• 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Tortuguero

• 2-night stay in moderate-class accommodation in Arenal

• 2-night stay in moderate-class accommodation in Monteverde

• 3-night stay in first-class accommodation in Tamarindo

• Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 5 dinners and 1 snack

• Land transportation via first-class motor coach

• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

• Professional English-speaking tour director throughout

• Hotel porterage of 1 suitcase per person

• Pre-paid gratuities for tour director and coach driver

• Destination transfers

• CAA Host (Requires a minimum number of participants)

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