Costa Rica 2022
March 11 - 24, 2022
Costa Rica 2022
March 11 - 24
Zipline through Central America’s famous green, lush cloud rainforests. Encounter wildlife and learn interesting facts about animals in sign language with a local Costa Rican. Relax at luxurious natural hot springs with a buffet dinner. Get up and close to three different active volcanoes: Arenal, Poas, and Irazu. Ride a 4x4 truck to visit the sparkling Nauyaca Waterfalls. Conclude the trip with a beautiful sunset on the Pacific Coast in Manuel Antonio National Park.
Per person, double occupancy.
GET CLOSE TO WILDLIFE
From crazy monkeys to adorable sloths, Costa Rica is crawling with wildlife! Get close as possible to over 800 species of birds, 100 mammals and more.
Travel to the coastlines and countrysides where there are plenty of excursions to do: trail walking, cross hanging bridge(s), zip-lining, swimming, see species/mammals up close, dip into hot springs and more!
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Stroll into the city of San Juan, see sights and museums with local Deaf tour guide(s) as well as learn basic Costa Rica sign language.
SAMPLE FOOD & DRINKS
Sipping Costa Rica's national drink, Le Guaro, is a must! A taste of Caribbean cuisines: rice, beans, bananas, coconut, seafood, exotic fruits, and more. World-class coffee and teas are not to be missed!
13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS
DAY 1 - 4
DAY 1 - Meet at our hotel in San Jose and we will walk around downtown San Jose to sightsee for a few hours and have a welcome dinner together. Overnight in San Jose.
DAY 2 - We will check out of our hotel bright and early and head to Poas Volcano National Park for a viewing of one of Costa Rica’s active volcanoes. Afterwards, we will have a short photo stop at a gorgeous waterfall situated on the highway called La Paz. Stay in La Fortuna for two nights.
DAY 3 - Leave our hotel early morning for a 2-hour drive to the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve in northern Costa Rica. We will embark on a 2.5-hour pontoon boat ride with a local guide through a river filled with an impressive array of wildlife. Return to La Fortuna, and then we will visit Tabacon Hot Springs, where we will be able to soak ourselves in gorgeous natural hot springs as well as enjoy an unlimited buffet dinner.
DAY 4 - Today, we will spend most of the day traveling to Monteverde, a small town situated in the middle of a cloud rainforest. First, before we leave Fortuna, we will have a short guided hike on the Bogarin Trail for encounters with wild sloths and other wildlife. After lunch, we will embark on a 4x4 jeep and a ferry across Arenal Lake to arrive at Monteverde. Upon arrival, we will have a relaxing evening. Stay in Monteverde for three nights.
DAY 5 - 8
DAY 5 - We will have a two-day canopy tour of Monteverde’s Selvatura cloud rainforest. Today’s schedule will include ziplining and a visit to butterfly, reptile and hummingbird gardens.
DAY 6 - Second day touring the rainforests. In the morning, we will embark on a guided tour through the rainforest on hanging bridges where we will encounter a variety of wildlife. In the afternoon, we will visit a coffee, chocolate, and sugar plantation and learn more about how Costa Rica’s main exports are produced.
DAY 7 - Bid Monteverde farewell and travel south to Quepos, a town just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. We will have an afternoon tour at Vanilla Villa, a spice plantation and have the opportunity to taste delicious spices that are grown right in front of you. Afterwards, free time around the town. Stay in Quepos for three nights.
DAY 8 - We will start the day with a guided tour in sign language through the unique Manuel Antonio National Park, which is filled with plenty of wildlife viewing, including monkeys. After the tour ends, we will stay inside the park and relax at secluded, pristine beaches. Stay inside the park until sunset.
DAY 9 - 12
DAY 9 - In the morning, we will travel 1 hour south to Dominical and embark on the back of a 4x4 truck to visit the beautiful Nauyaca Waterfalls. You will have 2 hours to swim, take photos, and relax at the waterfalls before we drive back to Quepos, where we will have our final Manuel Antonio sunset.
DAY 10 - Check out of our hotel and travel back to San Jose. On the way, we will stop by the Animal Rescue Center in Alajuela for close-up encounters with sloths, spider monkeys, coatis, raccoons, owls, and many other unique animals. After our visit, we will return to San Jose and have free time for shopping or walking around on your own. Stay in San Jose for 2 nights.
DAY 11 - Travel up the Irazu Volcano for a viewing of a gorgeous green lagoon situated on the top of an active volcano. After a short tour of the volcano, we will visit the former capital of Costa Rica, Cartago. Then we will return to San Jose and rest for the evening. Farewell dinner.
DAY 12 - Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.