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Small groups Tracking Nature

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Day 1: Arrival in San Jose

Highlights:

Central Valley

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Transfer to your hotel in San Jose

Day 2: Moonscape

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Continue to the highest volcano in the country: the Irazu volcano, hike on the way back.

Day 3: Indian architecture

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Visitation of the aqueduct of a former indian settlement

Day 4: Animals & beaches

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Drive to Cahuita National Park, hike with wildlife viewing and relaxing at lonely beaches

Day 5: Lowland rainforest

Highlights:

Sarapiquí

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Journey to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, hiking in the rainforest

Day 6: Boat tour

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Boat trip along the lagoon with animal & plant science, afternoon: optional Indian Museum, Pottery and Botanical Gardens

Day 7: Arenal Volcano

Highlights:

La Fortuna

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Continuation of the journey to La Fortuna, a town at the picturesque Arenal volcano, Ciy Tour

Day 8: Hiking on a volcano

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Hike to the Arenal Volcano with a lot of stops for taking photos, afternoon at one's own disposal

Day 9: Cloud forest

Highlights:

Monteverde

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Journey to the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 10: Nature & coffee

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Drive to Curicancha Reserve, hike through the cloud forest, inspection of the Coffee at Finca Don Juan

Day 11: post-program

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Individual continuation, optional extension

THE Costa Rica nature highlight: volcanoes, wildlife observation, rainforest and caribbean beach - in 11 days

from $ 1400.00
per person/DBL

Included Services

 

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Tour Highlights

 

  • Moonscape at the crater of the Irazú volcano
  • Active volcano Turrialba
  • Indian excavations
  • Caribbean beaches in Cahuita
  • Sloths, capuchin monkeys and Co
  • Rainforest in Sarapiqui
  • Lava fields at Arenal
  • Cloud forest Monteverde and coffee tour

 

Included services

 

  • Guaranteed with a min. of 4 participants (max. 14)
  • English speaking guide day 1-10
  • 9 nights in double room with private bathroom in simple middle class hotels incl. breakfast
  • 1 night in a simple lodge in Cahuita 
  • Transfer in air-sonditioned private bus
  • Admission fees to the excursions included 

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Katja Bärwolf
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Why not? Relax a few more days at the beach!

 

Please see our options of various beach hotels in the travel configurator!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price per Person

1497.50 USD

Total price for ALL Travellers:

2995.00 USD
According to your request

tour details

An english speaking tour guide will show you and your group the highlights of Costa Rica. Have you ever looked at a volcano crater or seen smoke coming out of an active volcano? The crater laguna at the Irazu volcano and the active Turrialba volcano are waiting for you. Discover the very old architectures in the Guayabo National Monument adequate from the indian natives. Watch the capuchin monkeys, snakes and sloths at the endless beaches of the Caribbean Cahuita National Park and enjoy a bath in the warm atlantic sea. Hike in the Sarapiqui rainforest and slide in the silent motorboat to watch some animals in the lonely laguna.

Explore the cold lava fields of the famous Arenal volcano and search the god of birds Quetzal in the Monteverde cloud forest.  A coffee tour at Don Juan's Finca, where you can enjoy the world's best coffee crowns the end of your tour.

If you are hungry for sun, you may add a beach extention at a beach of your choice for the end of your trip.

 

Day 1: Arrival in San José:

Welcome in the tropics! Your english speaking tour guide is already expecting you at the airport and will bring you to the capital San José. If you are landing in the morning, you may explore the lively center with your guide. If one prefers to get a room before 2 pm, one may book an early check- in (not included). In the evening your tour guide will inform the whole group about the trip process in the next days.

No Meals Included

 

Hotel Casa Conde de San Jose**** Standard Room

 

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Day 2: Moon Landscape at the Irazu Volcano

After an energizing breakfasft you will start your trip to the highest volcano in Costa Rica. The Irazu volcano is located just next to the active Turrialba volcano. In the Irazu National National Park you will first go to the imposing crater. Depending on the time of the year, there might appear a lighted green crater laguna in front of your eyes. A walk on the ash fields shows a very meager flora, which is slowly reestablishing on the ash. As the Irazu National Park offers only a few options to take a walk, you will later go down the path 9 kilometers until the bottom of the Turrialbas. The walk takes you through the secondary forest and countless potato plantations. Very often you have a breathtaking view on the active Turrialba volcano. You will even see in which parts the vegetation is already burned and where the people have had to leave their houses for insecurity reasons in the past.

In the afternoon you will reach your small lodge and have the chance to relax.

Breakfast Included

 

Guayabo Lodge*** Standard Room

 

Day 3: Indian architecture from the past decades

Have you ever see an indian aqueduct? Today you will see an absolutely awesome and fully functional aqueduct in the Guayabo National Monument from the former indian colony. The first certificates from the National Monument are from the years around 2500 before christ. The first excavations have been made in 1800 and even today only a small area of the full area, which amounts approximately 15 to 20 hectare, has been exposed. Old gravestates, a high technological water supply system, colonial rests, streets, ceramic and stone gravings represent the former meaning of the colony with a population of 2500 to 10000 people. Here, your tour guide will inform you about the history of the indian population which was living here many hundreds year before.

Moreover, you have the chance to watch the beautiful flora and fauna. Magnolias, banyan trees, orchids and bromeliads are only a few of the present plants.

In the noon we will drive to the Caribbean coast. Passing banana plantations and the port of Limon, our trip will lead us to the south of the country. You will adventure the relaxed flair of beach bars, restaurants and amazing beaches of the small village Cahuita.

Breakfast Included

 

Siatami Lodge** Standard Bungalows

 

Day 4: Watching the animals and the lonely beaches

Our day will start very early; your tour guide will take you to the Cahuita National Park after having breakfast. In the morning, before it is getting hot, the animals are very active, that is why we will start so early. A small path will lead us through the secondary forest along the fabulous Caribbean coast. In some places you may see some sloths in the trees or some fighting capuchin monkeys. There will also some snakes and one may watch them from a secure distance. By chance, winged ants and coati mundis will cross our way. The cristal clear water in the Atlantic sea and relaxing under the lonely palm trees is the perfect refreshment. In case that the weather is not good, the water may be dreary and the waves may get higher, but still the water is very warm. The hike will take 2 to 6 hours, depending on the group's mood.

The rest of the day, you may enjoy the beach or explore the lovely region around Puerto Viejo de Limon.

Breakfast Included

 

Siatami Lodge** Standard Bungalow

 

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Day 5: Deepland rainforest in Sarapiqui

Early birds have the opportunity to go to the beach before breakfast and watch the beautiful sunrise at the Atlantic. After breakfast you will drive to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. In the city Limon, you will get to know its colorful population with African origin, how they came to Costa Rica and how they live today. Did you know that in and around Limon the people speak an own language? You should definitely try the typical Caribbean "Pati" and "Pan Bon".

After you will arrive at La Virgen de Sarapiqui, you will first check in and later in the afternoon you will go on your first hike in the rainforest station Tirimbina. The whole rainforest region amounts 345 hectare and you will explore 9 kilometers with your tour guide. In this region there have been identified more than 300 bird species, 35 reptile- and 30 amphibian species, as well as 89 mammalians. You have got good chances to see colorful bluejeans frogs, tucans and howler monkeys.

Breakfast Included

 

Sarapiquis Lodge*** Standard Room

 

Day 6: Exploring a hidden laguna in the canoe

Today our adventure will start in the forenoon. We will pass the secondary forest by foot, which is approximately 20 minutes from Sarapiqui, until we reach a small boat landing place. There we will first be equiped with life vests. Then we will enter the boat and enjoy our trip on the silent laguna. During the boat trip, your guide will see many exotic plants and hidden animals and will give you various information on the complex ecological system. Listen to the singing birds and the chirr of the cicadas. Turtles are sitting on the logs, tucans relax in the trees and egrets dip for small fishes. Sometimes monkeys appear in the tree tops and protect their district by shouting very loud. Afterwards you will return to the starting point of your trip and cross the primary forest. There you will have a snack, before going back to your hotel. You will have free time in the afternoon to explore the indian museums, the crocker factory or the botanic garden. Have a bath in the pool to refresh yourself from the hot tropical air.

Breakfast and small snack for lunch included

 

Sarapiquis Lodge*** Standard Room

 

Day 7: Off to the imposing Arenal Volcano

After jumping in the pool right in the morning or discovering some bird species at the big lodge estate, we will continue our trip to the impressing Arenal volcano. The street is leading us along tight curves to the direction San Miguel, until we reach La Fortuna de San Carlos. The small village is located right next to the volcano and is a popular vacation resort with nice optional activity offers, such as canopy, rope bridges, canyoning, cascades and hiking tours.

In the noon we will explore the city and you will have the chance to buy some souvenirs or just get know the Costa Rican way of life.

Your lodge is located out of the center in an idyllic place with view to the volcano.

We recommend you to do an optional visit at the hot springs "Ecotermales" in the evening. These thermal springs have limited attendance numbers and you can just relax in the silent pool which is surrounded by tropical plants.

Breakfast and dinner included

 

Catarata Ecolodge*** Standard Room

 

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Day 8: Hiking at the Arenal Volcano

Have you ever hiked through cold lava fields with huge stone hucks? Today you will hike through the Arenal Volcano National Park with right on the bottom of its majestic, conus formed volcano from 1968, when there was the last big volcanic erruption. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the sleeping colossus and show you the special things about the secondary forest which has been built in this region. There are wonderful places to make panorama pictures. Moreover you will explore another huge thing on your second hike walk - the gigantic Ceibo tree. You will see the unbelieveable dimension of the log of this tree. Your tour guide will recommend you some restaurants where you can eat traditional food for lunch (not included).

In the afternoon you will have time for optional activities in this region.

Breakfast Included

 

Catarata Ecolodge*** Standard Room

 

Day 9: The magical cloud forest:

Today it is time to relax. Depending on your preferences, we will take you to Monteverde either in the morning or in the noon. Around the Arenal lake we will then go to the Monteverde cloud forest. On the way, you may see some coati-mundis or howler monkeys. This route offers many wonderful views on the lake and Arenal. During our journey we will make some stops to take panorama pictures and enjoy the view. When we will arrive in Santa Elena you will first check in and, depending on the time of departure, also take part in some activities.

Breakfast Included

 

Hotel Los Cipreses** Standard Room

 

Day 10: Cloud swath and coffee smell 

As it is cool in the morning, we will start very early to go to the Curicancha Reservation. You will hike through the nature reservation on different paths and explore tucans, hummingbirds and trogones on the 76 hectare big space. You will often have the chance to see the colorful god of birds Quetzal. This reservation is not as well-known and full of visitors as the Monteverde reservation, but is located in the same vegetation zone. Further residents of the cloudy forest are capuchin monkeys, small wild pigs, cudi-mudis and many other species. The trees, which are full of moses, lichens and bromeliads, as well as the cloud swaths which are passing through the forest and create an unreal atmosphere, are very impressing.

You will get to know a lot about coffee at Don Juan's Finca - from the bean up to the well-smelling cup of coffee. Why Costa Rica is only growing the special type Arabica? How do they define good coffee and why do you find one of the best coffees in the world in this region?

In the evening you will unfortunately have to say goodbye to your tour guide and your driver, as in the next morning everyone will continue with his individual program of his beach extention.

Breakfast Included

 

Hotel Los Cipreses** Standard Room

 

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Day 11: Individual extentions

There are countless opportunities to spend an individual holiday extentions in Costa Rica; either in the beautiful beaches with high or low sea, small middleclass hotels or highclass luxury hotels or various nature zones. 

Just let us know how you would like to spend the last few days of your journey and we will organize an individual program which will present the perfect end. We make your personal wish come true!

 

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Standard Good, typical middle class hotels from 2995.00 USD
Tracking Nature (english speaking guide)
Date Only at this date Guide Free Places Price Select
14.08.2017 (Mon.) 24.08.2017 (Thu.) - To be confirmed 12 2995.00 USD
23.10.2017 (Mon.) 02.11.2017 (Thu.) - To be confirmed 12 2995.00 USD
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no beach extension
Good and affordable low priced, clean hotels
Luxury hotel for high demands
hotel beach extension
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Bungalow hotel Tango Mar 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Bungalow hotel Namuwoki Lodge 3***
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Bungalow hotel Bahia del Sol Beach Front Hotel 4****
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Bungalow hotel Pirate Cove Lodge
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Good and affordable Luna LLena 3***
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Good and affordable Guacamaya Lodge 2**
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Good and affordable Didi’s Hotel 2**
2 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Luxury Hotel Gaia Hotel and Reserve 5*****
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Luxury Hotel Punta Islita 5*****
5 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
Luxury Hotel Le Caméléon 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Luxury Hotel Copa de Arbol Resort 5*****
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Plaza Yara Hotel 3***
2 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Prices per room for total number of nights.

 

Tropical Suite with own Pool 0.00 USD
Standard room with ocean view the waves at your fingertips 0.00 USD
Tiki Suite Bungalows on stilts 0.00 USD
Standard bungalows charming caribbean style 0.00 USD
Mastersuite elegant with king size bed 0.00 USD
Standard room with 2 big beds 0.00 USD
Deluxe room with private Jacuzzi 0.00 USD
Studio Suite with living and eating area 0.00 USD
Two-bedroom Suite two seperate bedrooms 0.00 USD
Not yet available Why can I not book this hotel? 0.00 USD
Standard room 0.00 USD
bungalow The comfortable way of camping 0.00 USD
Studio Small but nice 0.00 USD
Jungle View Suite 65m² luxury for 4 persons 0.00 USD
Suite with private Jacuzzi 0.00 USD
Villa with two bedrooms perfect for families 0.00 USD
Deluxe room affordable luxury 0.00 USD
Suite A romantic retreat 0.00 USD
Casitas with private pool 0.00 USD
Superior room with own terrace 0.00 USD
Deluxe room with view into the garden 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Relax in the hammock 0.00 USD
La Caméléon Suite space for up to 4 people 0.00 USD
Bungalow with fully equipped kitchen 0.00 USD
Standard room furnished lovely in italian style 0.00 USD
Suite Space and a great terrace 0.00 USD
Transfer San Jose - beach hotel - San Jose
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Transfer with shuttle bus 456.00 USD
Transfer with shuttle bus 312.00 USD
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Total price for all passengers according to your request
from $ 2995.00
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