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Visa Free National Geographic Journey: Costa Rica

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Price: R 22,279.00

9 days, San José roundtrip.

Home to volcanoes, lush rainforests, beaches, and unique wildlife, Costa Rica is a celebrated pioneer in protecting natural heritage. Forge your own path through this gorgeous country over nine days of outstanding adventure. Trek across the foot of a volcano to photograph electric blue butterflies, visit a coffee co-op, and search for monkeys while hiking park trails. Get in touch with nature’s best in Costa Rica.

National Geographic Journeys - greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam!

Booking Details For This Small Group Adventure

Various departures available: Prices per person sharing from:
January - March 2019 R 22,279.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Trip code: CRNNG (National Geographic Journeys)
     

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: SAN JOSÉ

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

DAY 2: SAN JOSÉ/LA FORTUNA

Visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a coffee tour and local lunch. Continue to the adventure hub of La Fortuna. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Afterwards, dig into a tasty “casado” – a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and the tortillas you’ve made.
Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour|National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Tortilla Making and Home Dinner
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 3: LA FORTUNA

Free day in La Fortuna for optional activities. Opt for rafting, canyoneering, or nature hikes.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: LA FORTUNA/MONTEVERDE

Travel from La Fortuna to the cloud forest of Monteverde – a nature lover's paradise.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5: MONTEVERDE

Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. After, visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic funded explorers and researchers. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers outlining the various projects National Geographic has sponsored in reforestation of tropical regions research and conservation. This afternoon, opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy, or go horseback riding.
Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Monteverde Institute Lecture
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: MONTEVERDE/MANUEL ANTONIO

Continue to the stunning Pacific coast. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the area with options to surf, go horseback riding, dolphin watching on a catamaran, or visit other nearby picturesque beaches.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7: MANUEL ANTONIO

Take an excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, famed for its stunning beaches and abundant wildlife. Look for monkeys, sloths, and some 350 species of birds.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8: MANUEL ANTONIO/SAN JOSÉ

Return to San José and enjoy an optional farewell dinner on the town.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9: SAN JOSÉ

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast
 

Validity Various departures in period January - March 2019
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers CRNNG
Inclusions • Arrival transfer
• All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
• Accommodations: Hotels (8 nts)
• Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
• Transportation: Private vehicles, walking
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Tortilla Making and Home Dinner, La Fortuna
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Monteverde Institute Lecture, Monteverde
• G Adventures for Good: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí
• Guided nature walk in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
• Guided excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Drinks and tips on board
• Anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD355-465 for meals not included.
T's & C's • Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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