7-Nights Costa Rica - Pura Vida - Tauck World Discovery
$3690 per person
Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth! Active volcanoes, misty cloud forests, inland rivers, coffee plantations, tropical gardens and the mysterious jungle - all on an eco-rich Costa Rica travel adventure! One of our most popular trips immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes and when the opportunity arises, the use of field equipment. Visits to a butterfly garden within Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a float trip along an inland jungle river, and sightseeing excursions with expert naturalists offer insights into the region's unique ecosystems, birds and wildlife. Stays at acclaimed eco-resorts... a guided tour of a working coffee plantation... a zip line adventure in the rainforest canopy tour... a stay at a thermal resort featuring volcanically heated hot springs... a visit with a farm family that has lived on a jungle river for many generations... close-up views of a dizzying array of native flora and fauna... and a farewell celebration at an artisan chocolatier in San Jos? are all among the highlights of Tauck's Costa Rica travel experience!
Earth Journey created with BBC Earth, experience Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, walk across suspension bridges through the cloud forest canopy, visit a coffee plantation and a butterfly garden, view exotic wildlife on jungle river float trip, go zip lining in the rainforest, stay at eco-lodges including a thermal resort, enjoy a farewell reception and dinner at an artisan chocolatier in San Jos
The Monteverde rainforest area, which comprises ten towns with 8,000 people, is situated on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 5,600 feet. A walk through a Costa Rica Monteverde cloud forest reveals a lush green garden of mosses, ferns, flowers and epiphytes growing thickly on every tree. Clouds drift in and settle among the slopes, giving the continuous moisture required for such exuberant plant growth. Dangling roots and vines sweep across the trails. The air is rich with the sounds of birds and the occasional scurrying of small mammals on the forest floor. In the distance a howler monkey roars.
San Jose (C.R.)
The sophisticated capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, has been endowed with a vibrant street life as well as a refined cultural life. You'll see contemporary structures of glass and steel, as well as colonial, Victorian, and classical architecture, exotic birds, giant butterflies, and picturesque scenery. Costa Rica offers some of the world's most thrilling sights to those who seek a new adventure.
La Fortuna is near Costa Rica's active volcano, Volcan Arenal. Driving into the park, plumes of smoke belching out of the volcano become ominiously closer. Arenal has been nearly contastantly active and attracts visitors from around the world. Experiencing first hand nature's awesome power is a humbling sight. Take a night trip to the volcano and see bright red lava spew forth. Tabacon Resort Hot Springs, located in Arenal, featuring stunning views of Arenal Volcano and offering the pleasurable experience of bathing in the volcano's byproduct - hot springs. Constant energy of Arenal volcano, warmth of flowing thermo mineral rivers and surrounding tropical rain forest provide a supreme experience. Let the hot water of a spectacular waterfall massage your neck and shoulders. Enjoy a large main pool with a swim-up bar, or other smaller pools hidden in the gardens with built-in lounges, little waterfalls, and cozy tubs. Spend a steamy afternoon here, or head to Iskandria Spa for a volcanic body wrap, using a mixture of ash as a skin mask.
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Price are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability and change without notice. Prices reflect land only accommodations, airfare is additional. Blackout dates/seasonal supplements may apply.
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