A beautiful cloud forest, the world’s largest active volcano crater, national parks teeming with life, relaxing thermal hot springs—these are just some of the places waiting for you on this Costa Rica tour. You’ll overnight in San José, Arenal, and Monteverde. </BR></BR>You’ll get up close to nature on this Costa Rica tour. A highlight is a walk with a knowledgeable Naturalist in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is home to over 400 bird species, 120 mammal species, 120 species of amphibians and reptiles, more than 3,000 plant species, and one-third of the population of orchids. On your guided walk, have your camera ready to capture this forest’s impressive beauty and the species that call this area home. Another highlight of this Costa Rica tour is your time spent at the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Accompanied by an expert Naturalist, take to the treetops for a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the tropical rainforest from the 15 hanging bridges suspended in the rainforest canopy. In the Arenal Volcano area, you’ll also have the chance to relax in the thermal, healing waters at Tabacon Hot Springs, heated by the magma found in the earth’s core. </BR></BR>Near San José, you’ll visit Doka Estate, one of Costa Rica’s premium coffee plantations, and Poás Volcano, the largest active crater in the world with frequent geyser-like eruptions. Here, a walk along the trails leads you through cloud forests filled with stunted and twisted vegetation from the volcanic emissions and cold, windy, high-altitude habitat. </BR></BR>For value-minded travelers looking to experience nature at its finest, this Costa Rica tour is an experience not to be missed!
Sightseeing: In Poás Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate, Sarchi, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
SAN JOSÉ Country Inn & Suites (F)ARENAL Arenal Paraiso (MF)MONTEVERDE Monteverde Country Lodge (F)
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.