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(A3C09). PACUARE-TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO
River Rafting, Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, and Monteverde and Manuel Antonio Parks (15 Days / 14 Nights)
From US$5,520 per person in double occupancy ($184 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Begin with an exciting white water day trip down the Pacuare River. Then go to Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast to Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area. Next, explore the cloud forest of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast.

(29A09). ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & FOUR SEASONS RESORT
Scenic Mountain Forests near Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest Birding and Luxury Beach Resort on Papagayo Peninsula (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$4,632 per person in double occupancy ($386 per person per day) depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is a scenic trip that starts in the highlands near Arenal, where you will walk over cascading gorges on the Hanging Bridges trails at the base of the Volcano. Then you will stay at Monteverde Lodge to visit the Cloud Forest Reserve. From January to July, depending upon your luck and patience, you may observe the Resplendent Quetzal in its natural habitat. Spend your last four nights in Costa Rica at The Four Seasons, where you will have time to relax on the hotel's two private beaches, in the spa, or fine tuning your game on the championship golf course.

(03A09). SAN JOSE, ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO
Highland Hiking, Arenal Volcano and Tamarindo Beach (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,310 per person in double occupancy ($210 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start this vacation with a tour of Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. Then head to the highlands for a glimpse of the active Arenal Volcano and a walk on the Hanging Bridges trails. Later your family will soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the volcano. Next, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to walk in the forest and enjoy a sunset horseback ride. Leaving the highlands, head to Tamarindo Beach for two days. Here, activities for all ages can be enjoyed (at additional cost).

(12A09). MONTEVERDE, ARENAL & GUANACASTE BEACH
Volcano and Cloud Forest Visits with Punta Islita Stay (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,230 per person in double occupancy ($325 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and visit Arenal to see the active volcano and soak in a natural hot springs. Finally, three full days at Punta Islita Resort on the beach in Guanacaste Province.

(23A09). TORTUGUERO, OSA PENINSULA & BAJOS DEL TORO
Tortuguero Rainforest Tours, Lapa Rios Stay and Cloud Forest Reserve (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,770 per person in double occupancy (or $375 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
From your first night in Costa Rica at Xandari Plantation, you will be staying at some of the country’s most renowned boutique hotels. First, head to the Atlantic Coast to explore the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park and perhaps observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only). Next, fly to the Osa Peninsula for three nights at the renowned Lapa Rios Ecolodge. Bungalows are situated 350 feet above the ocean and private beach on 1,000 acres of pristine forest accessible by trails. Here you can participate in activities (at additional cost) such as kayaking, birding, horseback riding, swimming with dolphins, night walks, yoga classes, or simply relax by the pool. Finally, fly back to San Jose and then drive into the highlands to hike in the cloud forest.

(57A09). ALAJUELA RESORT, MONTEVERDE & GUANACASTE
Honeymoon Adventure: Exclusive Resorts with Cloud Forest, Canopy and Horseback Tours (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,920 per person in double occupancy ($390 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This vacation includes a two-day stay at the Xandari fruit and coffee plantation near San Jose. Then visit the highlands at Monteverde to walk in the Cloud Forest Reserve. The last four days of your trip will be at the unique, beachside Hotel Punta Islita on the Guanacaste Coast.

(73A07). ARENAL, BAJOS DEL TORO & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Hike near the Arenal Volcano and in a Cloud Forest, then Head to the Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,620 per person in double occupancy ($260 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
First explore the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs, and float a forest river. Then you'll hike a cloud forest trail to view three scenic, hidden waterfalls. End the trip at Esterillos Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(79A08). CASA DE FRUTAS VILLA IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Excursion to Casa de Frutas on the Pacific Coast (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$1,440 per person in double occupancy based on 10 people in double occupancy ($145 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked. Min. age 14 years.
This trip includes five rooms in the San Jose hotel and a seven-night stay at Casa de Frutas, a three-bedroom luxury villa in Manuel Antonio, which sleeps a total of 10 people. (Min. age 14 years.) No meals are included. Casa de Frutas sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean and is bordered by jungle filled with monkeys, sloths and iguanas. It is located in the Tulemar Beach Bungalows & Villas, a gated resort, with restaurant, bar, pool and private beach with bar/food service. Room service is available as well as the services of a personal chef for private dinners and parties (at additional cost).

(A2A08). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct), Volcano, and Monteverde and Manuel Antonio Parks (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,880 per person in double occupancy ($388 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes six guided nature tours.

(ARSR5). TORTUGUERO, ARENAL & MANUEL ANTONIO (9D/8N)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park (9 Days/8 Nights) (9 Days / 8 Nights)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park. Prices from $1332 to $1782 per person in double occupancy, depending on the season and your choice of hotels

(ARSR6). TORTUGUERO, ARENAL & MANUEL ANTONIO (9D/8N)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park (9 Days/8 Nights) (9 Days / 8 Nights)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park. Prices from $1584 to $2052 per person in double occupancy, depending on the season and your choice of hotels.

(ARSR7). TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE & MANUEL ANTONIO (9D/8N)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Park (9 Days / 8 Nights). (9 Days / 8 Nights)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Park. Prices from $1566 to $1809 per person in double occupancy, depending on the season and your choice of hotels.

(ARSR8). TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE & MANUEL ANTONIO (9D/8N)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Park (9 Days / 8 Nights). (9 Days / 8 Nights)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Prices from $1422 to $1764 per person in double occupancy, depending on the season and your choice of hotels.

(07A09). GUANACASTE & MANUEL ANTONIO
Beach Escape to Punta Islita Ecoresort and the Buena Vista Villas (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$2,865 per person in double occupancy ($360 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three days at the remote and renowned Punta Islita Resort in the Guanacaste Beach area. Then fly to Manuel Antonio to stay at the upscale Buena Vista Villas in the Tulemar Gardens complex, with a private beach, restaurant and pool and bar.

(ARSR1). TORTUGUERO & MANUEL ANTONIO (8D/7N)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay Explore the Tortuguero Rainforest & the Beaches of Manuel Antonio (8 Days/7 Nights) (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay Prices from $1440 to $ 1888 per person in double occupancy, depending on the season and your choice of hotels.

(ARSR2). TORTUGUERO & MANUEL ANTONIO (8D/7N)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay Explore the Tortuguero Rainforest & the Beaches of Manuel Antonio (8 Days/7 Nights) (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay Prices from $1144 to $ 1608 per person in double occupancy, depending on the season and your choice of hotels

(ARSR3). TORTUGUERO & MONTEVERDE (8D/7N)
Lowland Rainforest & Cloud Forest Nature Discovery Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (8 Days / 7 Nights) (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Prices from $1256 to $1360 per person in double occupancy.

(ARSR4). TORTUGUERO & MONTEVERDE (8D/7N)
Lowland Rainforest & Cloud Forest Nature Discovery Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (8 Days / 7 Nights) (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Prices from $1352 to $1448 per person in double occupancy.

(G12A9). TORTUGUERO-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$ 1680.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 210.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica’s north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. Continue on to Manuel Antonio National Park where you will stay at the luxurious Arenas del Mar Resort with direct access to two white sand Pacific Coast beaches.

(G20A9). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $ 1360.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 170.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica’s north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. After exploring Tortuguero, go by boat and bus to Monteverde (full day event). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants.

(G25A9). TORTGUERO & PUERTO VIEJO (NF)
Kayaking in Tortuguero and Beach Stay (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$1,600 per person in double occupancy ($200 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an active trip perfect for couples or families with older children. Start in Tortuguero on the Atlantic Coast to kayak the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park and perhaps observe turtle nesting (June-Oct). Then south to Puerto Viejo for two full days on the beach.

(G8A09). MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Cloud Forest and Pacific Coast Exploration (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$1,710 per person in double occupancy ($215 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). You will also visit the Butterfly Garden to observe dozens of varieties and see them in each stage of metamorphosis. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. A half-day excursion is included and you may choose between a horseback ride, sea kayaking or a mangrove boat tour.

(20A08). CASA CORCOVADO JUNGLE LODGE & XANDARI PLANTATION
Rainforest, Rafting and Coffee Lands Excursion (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From $2,135 per person in double occupancy (US$305 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three days at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, a 170-acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park. There will be opportunities to walk in the Park, visit a majestic waterfall, picnic on the beach at Cano Island and more. Then you will stay at Xandari Plantation overlooking the central valley. Experience a white water rafting day trip on the Pacuare River, considered one of the top 5 best rivers in the world for this sport. The last two nights will be at the Xandari Plantaion, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk rainforest trails and enjoy their "spa village," with Jacuzzis featuring sweeping views of the Central Valley.

(41A04). RAIN & CLOUD FOREST ODYSSEY
Nature Trip to Tortuguero and Monteverde (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,034 per person based on double occupancy ($150 per person per day).* Taxes and most meals included.
A six-night stay with daytime boat excursions into Tortuguero National Park and a guided hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Taxes and most meals included.

(51A08). HERRADURA, CARARA RESERVE & MANUEL ANTONIO
National Parks, Waterfall Canopy and Damas Island Guided Nature Tours (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$2,695 per person in double occupancy and $2,170 per person based on triple occupancy ($385 per person per day dbl occ and $310 per person per day triple occ). Quote based on five participants.
A focus on Costa Rica's rich biodiversity and exotic rainforest wildlife. Includes Naturalist Guide services on Days 2-4 to the Waterfalls Canopy Tour and at Carara Biological Reserve. On Day 5, in Manuel Antonio, take a guided boat tour to Damas Island and, the next day, hike in the National Park. This is an active, learning experience for nature enthusiasts.

(G13A9). MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Cloud Forest and Pacific Coast Exploration (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,550 per person in double occupancy ($220 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). You will also visit the Butterfly Garden to observe dozens of varieties and see them in each stage of metamorphosis. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. A half-day excursion is included and you may choose between a horseback ride, sea kayaking or a mangrove boat tour.

(G9A09). TORTUGUERO-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,827 per person in double occupancy ($260 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero’s flooded forests by boat, fly to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a boat or kayak tour in Tortuguero and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(19A09). LAPA RIOS ECORESORT ON THE OSA PENINSULA
Eco Luxury in the Rainforest: Three Days at Lapa Rios Resort (6 Days / 5 Nights)
From US$2,580 per person in double occupancy ($430 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
After one night in San Jose, you will be flown to the Osa Peninsula for a four-night stay at Lapa Rios Ecoresort. Bungalows are situated 350 feet above the ocean and private beach on 1,000 acres of pristine forest accessible by trails. Here you can participate in activities (at additional cost) such as kayaking, birding, horseback riding, swimming with dolphins, night walks, yoga classes, or simply relax by the pool. The hotel's restaurant specializes in freshly cooked international cuisine influenced by flavors of Costa Rica and Asia.

(21A09). COFFEE PLANTATION TOUR & GUANACASTE BEACH
Britt Coffee Plantation and Punta Islita Hotel (6 Days / 5 Nights)
From US$2,070 per person in double occupancy ($345 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Visit a Britt coffee plantation, where you'll learn about coffee's vital role in forging Costa Rican democracy and visit an organic roasting factory. Then you'll fly to the Pacific Coast for a two-night stay at the remote, eco-luxe Punta Islita Hotel.

(G14A9). MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Pacific Coast Discovery (6 Days / 5 Nights)
From US$1,165 per person in double occupancy ($195 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes you to Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, perhaps the country’s best destination if you are short on time and want to explore both rainforest and beaches. Manuel Antonio is known for its white-sand beaches and National Park and is an epicenter of outdoor activities on land and water. This trip includes one half-day excursion, four breakfasts and all land transport services.

(G23A9). MONTEVERDE (NF)
Cloud Forest Hiking and Birding (6 Days / 5 Nights)
From US$1,175 per person in double occupancy ($195 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Optional activities (at additional cost) include a visit to a butterfly farm, highland coffee plantation, horseback riding and more. This vacation includes lodging, in-country transportation and most meals.

(G21A9). MANUEL ANTONIO (F)
Pacific Coast Discovery (5 Days / 4 Nights)
From US$1,285 per person in double occupancy ($255 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes you to Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, perhaps the country’s best destination if you are short on time and want to explore both rainforest and beaches. Manuel Antonio is known for its white-sand beaches and National Park and is an epicenter of outdoor activities on land and water. This trip includes one half-day excursion, four breakfasts and all land transport services.

(65A09). TAMARINDO BEACH ESCAPE
Excursion to Capitan Suizo Hotel on Tamarindo Beach (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$880 per person in double occupancy ($220 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Stay three nights at the Capitan Suizo Hotel on Tamarindo Beach. During your stay participate in one or more of the many optional tours available (at additional cost) or simply enjoy the hotel's beachside pool and amenities.

(66A09). TAMARINDO DIRIA BEACH RESORT ESCAPE
Tamarindo Diria Excursion (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,160 per person in double occupancy ($290 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three nights at the Tamarindo Diria Resort on Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste. Optional activities (at additional cost) include surfing, boating and snorkeling, as well as hiking, horseback riding, ATV and other tours.

(68A09). SI COMO NO RESORT IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Si Como No Excursion (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,060 per person in double occupancy ($265 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three nights at Si Como No Hotel & Resort in Manuel Antonio. Si Como No is an award-winning, eco-designed resort providing its own signature version of "barefoot luxury" to all its guests. During your stay you will have the opportunity to participate in a number of optional activities (at additional cost) such as hiking in Manuel Antonio and Carara Parks. Also ATV, horseback, canopy, sports fishing and other tours.

(69A09). BUENA VISTA VILLAS IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Buena Vista Villas Excursion (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,150 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Buena Vista Villas in Manuel Antonio are set amid the peaceful 33-acre Tulemar Gardens property, which slopes down to its private sandy beach. Enjoy the privacy that villas provide, with all the amenities of a Costa Rica beach resort, including daily maid service, pool, restaurant and bar. All of the spacious villas are fully air conditioned, provide large furnished outdoor space, and views of the jungle and sea from each room. Optional activities (at additional cost) include: fishing, kayaking, biking, boat tours and bird watching.

(40A09). MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST ODYSSEY
One Full Day at Monteverde Lodge with Cloud Forest Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$348 per person based on double occupancy ($116 per person per day). Taxes included.
One full day at Monteverde Lodge with a guided tour of the cloud forest.

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