Nature Tour Modules - Build Your Own Tour!

ARENAL VOLCANO OVERNIGHT:

Spend the night within sight and sound of Arenal, Costa Rica's only continuously active volcano. Morning departure on the scenic drive to Arenal, stopping for lunch on the way. Visit Arenal National Park and hike a lava flow area. Evening swim at Tabacon Hot Springs followed by dinner at Las Cascadas and overnight at Rancho Corcovado Lodge near the town of Fortuna. Views of Arenal from the hot springs and the restaurant. You guide will take you to still closer viewing points if viewing conditions are good. Next day hike to Rio Fortuna waterfall. Return to San Jose after lunch. B/2L/D Price: $180

MONTEVERDE PILGRIMAGE:

Morning departure on the four hour trip from San Jose to Monteverde, Costa Rica's most famous cloud forest. Take an afternoon hike into the cloud forest or a night hike into the cloud forest followed by overnight at a Hotel Belmar. Morning hike of Santa Elena section of the reserve including the new canopy Sky Walk. Return to San Jose after lunch. B/2L/D Price: $245

RARA AVIS SAFARI:

Ride with Rara Avis over rugged tracks deep into a primeval wilderness to spend two (or more) days exploring the rain forest. Watch rare birds from your private verandah and swim beneath a spectacular waterfall. 2B/3L/2D Price: $275

TORTUGUERO ODYSSEY:

Cross the Continental Divide to the Caribbean for an amazing riverboat cruise through the heart of the Tortuguero rain forest. Overnight in Barra del Colorado (Rio Colorado Lodge) or Tortuguero (Pachira Lodge). On second day continue your cruise on the Rio San Juan between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Transfer back to San Jose by bus over the northern mountains. Watch for birds, monkeys, sloths, and crocodiles on this circuit around the entire northeastern quarter of the country. Tour may be linked (1) to Arenal Overnight by transferring from the riverport directly to Arenal volcano or (2) to Reefs and Rainforest by transferring from Puerto Viejo to the Tortuguero canal port. May also be done in reverse. 2B/2L,1D $200 (based on minimum of four in boat).

REEFS and RAINFOREST:

Descend to the southern Caribbean coast where you spend two nights in this world of coral reefs, white sand beaches, and lush rain forest. Try sea-kayaking or a guided hike into the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. 2B,2L,2D $295


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