Tropical Costa Rica with Collette

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    Collette

    This is what Collette is all about; they are the company that does more and cares more about the guest and travel professional experience.


    Nature lovers this is the trip for you!

    Tropical Costa Rica

    Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery.
    Discover the charming town of Zarcero and its whimsical topiary garden.
    14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners

    All In Price: $2,999.00/person (based on double occupancy)

    Offer Expires: June 05, 2020 (after this date the price increases $100/person)

    Photo: Toucan sitting on a fence

    Itinerary:

    Day 1: San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins

    Explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls…exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.


    Photo: Tamarindo, Palmo Beach 

    Day 2: San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste

    Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

    Day 3: Guanacaste

    Fun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities. This afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica. Soak in the spectacular colors as the sun illuminates the natural landscape. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

    Day 4: Guanacaste - Monteverde

    It’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’re sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

    Day 5: Monteverde

    It’s your choice! Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.


    Photo: Arenal volcano in Costa Rica

    Day 6: Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal

    Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery. Learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. Cross beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await your discovery. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening. Taste your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients. End your evening dining on the recipes of Costa Rica as a guitarist serenades you. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.


    Photo: spider monkey in Costa Rica 

    Day 7: Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal

    What’s next? A Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit. Today breakfast will be included.

    Day 8: Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose

    Today, get a little whimsical as we journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. This evening, bid farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

    Day 9: San Jose - Tour Ends

    Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure. Today breakfast will be included. 

    Optional Excursion:

    3-Night/4 Days Jungle Adventure:

    Enhance your trip to Costa Rica with an exciting soft-adventure to Tortuguero National Park, the Amazon of Costa Rica.  Experience the beauty of the tropical rain forest and amazing wildlife.


    Terms & Conditions:
    Please Note:
    PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: PASSPORTS AND VISAS: Documentation is required by foreign governments for all trips outside Canada. You should visit Global Affairs Canada at https://travel.gc.ca/ for general information about passports and visa requirements. Some countries require a visa in addition to a valid passport for entry, so it is important that you check with the appropriate foreign consulate or embassy for specific entry requirements and details you need to know regarding how and when to obtain the visa. Please remember the possession of valid passports and necessary visas are the responsibility of each client/passenger. If you would like assistance in ensuring you have the proper visa(s) for your trip outside of Canada, we would be happy to refer you to a company that can assist you.  We strongly recommend that you have a valid passport (with seven-month validity) for all travel outside Canada.  Please be advised transit visas may be required if connecting through a country on route to your final destination. 
    INSURANCE When travelling outside Canada, health insurance is required. Contact your booking agent for more details.
    TRAVEL CONDITIONS There may be different living standards and practices and different standards and conditions with respect to the provision of services and accommodations outside of Canada.
    We want you to enjoy your tour with us; therefore, it is important that you know this tour is an adventure! You will view spectacular scenery while experiencing the culture and heritage of the region. We have selected small, comfortable hotels for their locations and they may be considered rustic.
    Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
    To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
    Most hotels/lodges utilized on this program consist of two floors with no elevators. All hotels have air conditioning.
    The overall activity level of this tour is a level 2. This means you like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestone streets to easy straightaways to a couple hills or flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few city blocks at a time, but need some time to unwind and relax.
    Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.
    Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more travelling on the same flights and dates.
    A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation.   Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of May 29, 2020 are based upon availability. Final payment due by October 06, 2020. Deposits are refundable up until June 05, 2020.





    * This offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.