Grand Tour of Costa Rica Vacation Package (2 for the price of 1)

8 Days

Overview

One of our best buys! Visit Tortuguero National Park, a real rainforest jungle odyssey. Day trips from San Jose to the Arenal Volcano and the amazing Hot Springs, plus a city tour of San Jose and a cruise tour to Tortuga Island’s white sand beach or Doka Estates Coffee Plantation, Poas Volcano and the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour round out this 8 day vacation. This tour is ideal for those not fond of checking in and out of hotels. Enjoy boat exploration and a hiking tour in
Tortuguero National Park suitable for everyone. If you’ve never been to Costa Rica before, this tour is for you!
A 2-destination itinerary gives you a chance to settle in your hotel room so you can have more time for touring Costa Rica’s Rainforests, cloud forests, volcanoes, coffee plantations and hot springs, plus your visit aids in the long-term efforts to protect sea turtles in Tortuguero.

*Rate advertised is per person based on two travelers offered at the single rate of $2298.

Must be paid in full at time of reservation.

See the TWO for ONE TRAVELER special tab for details!

Itinerary

Welcome to Costa Rica. After clearing immigrations and customs follow to the exit and take the transfer to the hotel, less than 30 minutes away.
Check in to the Barcelo San Jose Palacio.

6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. We will be picking you up at your hotel in San Jose. For an hour and a half admire the biodiversity of a protected area, while we pass through the Braulio Carrillo´s National Park.

8:30 a.m.  Enjoy our delicious typical breakfast en route. (*)

10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  We will board a comfortable boat and thus the adventure will begin to enjoy this enchanting paradise, while navigating through beautiful rivers, canals and lagoons. Have a unique experience in this exceptional place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of imposing beauty.

1:00 p.m.  Arrival to the Lodge. Enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail and a delicious lunch.

2:45 p.m. We will visit the Green turtle museum (STC), the beach and the small town of Tortuguero, with all its Caribbean charm. Does not include entrance to the museum.

7:00 p.m.  Delightful dinner at the Lodge.

Dinner

6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. We will be picking you up at your hotel in San Jose. For an hour and a half admire the biodiversity of a protected area, while we pass through the Braulio Carrillo´s National Park.

8:30 a.m.  Enjoy our delicious typical breakfast en route. (*)

10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  We will board a comfortable boat and thus the adventure will begin to enjoy this enchanting paradise, while navigating through beautiful rivers, canals and lagoons. Have a unique experience in this exceptional place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of imposing beauty.

1:00 p.m.  Arrival to the Lodge. Enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail and a delicious lunch.

2:45 p.m. We will visit the Green turtle museum (STC), the beach and the small town of Tortuguero, with all its Caribbean charm. Does not include entrance to the museum.

7:00 p.m.  Delightful dinner at the Lodge.

Dinner

6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. We will be picking you up at your hotel in San Jose. For an hour and a half admire the biodiversity of a protected area, while we pass through the Braulio Carrillo´s National Park.

8:30 a.m.  Enjoy our delicious typical breakfast en route. (*)

10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  We will board a comfortable boat and thus the adventure will begin to enjoy this enchanting paradise, while navigating through beautiful rivers, canals and lagoons. Have a unique experience in this exceptional place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of imposing beauty.

1:00 p.m.  Arrival to the Lodge. Enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail and a delicious lunch.

2:45 p.m. We will visit the Green turtle museum (STC), the beach and the small town of Tortuguero, with all its Caribbean charm. Does not include entrance to the museum.

7:00 p.m.  Delightful dinner at the Lodge.

Dinner

Optional tour available at 6:15am to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero.  After breakfast, guided tour of Mawamba Park’s two butterfly farms, frog garden, biodigestor and River turtle area. After lunch, it’s time to explore Tortuguero National Park with a fascinating guided canal tour. Dinner and overnight. Optional night tour during the turtle nesting season (July to September). Meals BLD

After breakfast, depart by boat back to Pavona Dock and board Mawamba’s bus back to San Jose stopping in Guapiles for lunch at Rio Danta. Late afternoon arrival in San Jose for check-in and overnight. Meals BL

Tour Tortuga Island

The Gulf of Nicoya’s archipelago paradise is made up of various islands that are home to nature’s abundance. The area is a sanctuary for marine birds, with white sand beaches and flora and fauna native to our Central Pacific Coast. The world-renowned Isla Tortuga is part of this beautiful archipelago.

Located 12 miles from Puntarenas, Isla Tortuga’s 120 hectares are maintained as a protected forest. The area maintains the Bandera Azul Ecológica, a distinction awarded to certain beaches in Costa Rica for their pure, unpolluted waters. Because of the island’s location, its waves are gentle and its waters turquoise.

OUR NEW CATAMARAN:

If you enjoy cruising, we invite you to experience the pleasure on board our new boat, The Great Bay’s Princess, with a capacity for 190 passengers plus crew.

The Great Bay´s Princess is built using the latest technology, including Cummins Marine motors and satellite navigation, and meets all international security requirements. We are the only boat that has the Stability Certificate issued by the International Register of Shipping, the rating entity recognized worldwide.

Our staff has been trained for emergencies and evacuation plans. Our catamaran meets or exceeds all national requirements defined by the maritime division of the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works. Meals BL

Combo Tour

Coffee, volcano, waterfalls and rainforest come together in this fantastic full day tour. Starting with a drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park we make our way out of the Central Valley.

As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation, palm trees are replaced by pine and cool air overcomes the lowland heat. We will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape that paves the way to our next stop, The Doka Estates Coffee Plantation.

Upon arrival at Doka Coffee Estate enjoy a delicious breakfast followed by a coffee tour, in the actual coffee plantation. Here, we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica. Learn about the careful process involved on the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean.

Next, we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park.

Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Water Fall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest.   Inside the park we will also visit the largest butterfly observatory in the country, the impressive hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house and the frog’s exhibit. Meals BL

Hotel-Airport shuttle transfer to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. Meals B

“Itinerary variations in Tortuguero National Park occur depending on lodge assignment. The itinerary schedule & features displayed here are reflective of Mawamba Lodge.”

Includes:

  • 5 nights in San Jose deluxe hotel with buffet breakfast daily, Barcelo San Jose (3 nights at the beginning and 2 at the end)
  • 2 Nights in first class lodge and all meals in Tortuguero National Park
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Your Choice: Deluxe full day Pacific Island Cruise with lunch or Combo Tour to Poas Volcano, Doka Estates Coffee Plantation and the Amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens with lunch
  • Tour of Arenal Volcano &  Natural Hot Mineral Springs with lunch & dinner
  • Comprehensive city tour of San Jose including the National Theater and Gold Museum
  • All transfers with baggage handling throughout
  • Entrance fees to parks and all places included except for a $15 per person entrance fee for Tortuguero National Parkand all places of interest
  • All transportation within Costa Rica
  • Services of SLT local representatives throughout
  • SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty
  • SLT $1 Million Insurance Protection Plan

Excludes:

BARCELO SAN JOSE

What makes the Barcelo San Jose so special is a particular paradise. While it’s location defines the 254 room deluxe hotel as a city hotel, being just 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown San Jose, arriving guests quickly realize they’ve found a bit of Eden in the city.

It’s lovely outdoor spaces including pools and gardens planted with indigenous native Costa Rican tree species coupled with outstanding attention to guests
and it’s recognized commitment to the environment (evident by its Sustainability Certificate displayed in the lobby) make the Barcelo San Jose Hotel our favorite.
An outstanding buffet breakfast is included daily and features Costa Rican favorites, European specialties and all the things you would expect from a grand buffet. Enjoy well appointed guest rooms with views of the Central Valley.
Barceló San José Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms renovated in 2013, with classic and elegant style. With the comfort of our guests in mind, all of the rooms include a 32” LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a free electronic safe with capacity for laptop computers.

MAWAMBA LODGE

Situated on the Northeast area of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Sea, an excellent location that provides direct access to the beach and the canals. During your stay, enjoy the pool surrounded by exotic gardens and relax in the ranchos with hammocks. Comfortable rooms with ceiling fans provide tranquil garden views. Stroll through the nature trails or take a leisurely walk on the beach in front of the Lodge.

Standard rooms feature one double and one single bed or three single beds.
All rooms have garden view, ceiling fan, complimentary safety box, daily clean up service and private bathroom. Hair dryers available from the reception

You’ll be staying at the beautiful Barcelo San Jose for most of your trip, so we want your experience there to be wonderful. This upgrade offer was designed to make your stay extraordinary and we guarantee you’ll save lots of money with the included features in this excellent upgrade offer!

Upgrade offer includes:

Your room key allows 24 hour access to the Executive Lounge.

The Executive Club Lounge private facilities offer fabulous food and beverages options throughout the day and all included – no matter what time of day you’ll find refreshing drinks and tasty treats to enjoy in a quiet serene setting with a stunning view of the Central Valley.  Stop by on your way back from a day of touring Costa Rica’s ecological sights and wind down at happy hour from 5-7 PM with spirits and cocktails and delicious tastings of the Chef’s selection.

The Fully staffed Executive Lounge with it’s amazing food and beverage offering, business center and convenience case where guests can pick up a bottle of water and other assorted  refreshments any time.
This offer is available for Just $125 per person  and covers upgrade to the Executive Club for your entire stay at Barcelo San Jose Hotel.

Pay for a Single Traveler and take your companion for FREE!

CALL 1-800-783-7839 or Book Online use promo code: IAX3B

*Must be paid in full at time of reservation.
To redeem the discounted savings, use promotional code IAX3B at the time of booking.
Not valid for on existing bookings. To guarantee these significant discounts book early. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotional code, offer is not combine-able. Offers may not always be available and could end at any time.

Please note you must check out after which a promotional code box will appear, fill in code IAX3B please click apply and your discount will be reflected in your shopping cart.

*Rate advertised is per person based on two travelers offered at the single rate of $2298.

Must be paid in full at time of reservation.

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