Feb. 1-8, 2022 (8 days)
$2,995* per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Sara Horn
*All pricing is approximate and subject to change per supplier changes
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes transportation from Baton Rouge, superior first class hotels, full sightseeing and entrance fees, baggage handling, all taxes and tips to drivers and guides, breakfast daily plus 2 dinners and 4 lunches. Not included are tips for personal services (maids, meals on your own, etc.) Single supplement - $700; Triple reduction - $130 per person
Day 1, Tuesday, Feb. 1 – Early departure from Baton Rouge. Fly to San Jose, capital of Costa Rica, located in the beautiful central valley. Overnight at the Crowne Plaza.
Day 2, Wednesday, Feb. 2 – San Jose/Arenal – Guided transfer from San Jose to Alajuela and the Arenal Volcano. On the way we’ll visit the Agriculture Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. We’ll stop for a tour of Doka Estate Coffee where we’ll learn about traditional coffee growing methods, followed by a visit to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, with almost 3 miles of walking trails, 5 waterfalls and an aviary with 40 species of birds. Overnight at Arenal Paraiso.
Day 3, Thursday, Feb. 3 – Arenal– Today we will journey to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and enjoy a motor boat tour into the wetlands. See birds and wildlife. Cano Negro is home to sloths, monkeys, caimans and numerous tropical plants. Enjoy an included lunch on the riverbank. This afternoon we will visit the Tabacon Resort thermal hot springs with an included dinner that evening. Overnight at Arenal Paraiso.
Day 4, Friday, Feb. 4 – Palo Verde National Park - Tamarindo – We depart after breakfast with our private guide and driver on the way to Guanacaste Province. We visit en-route the Palo Verde National Park which is 45,500 acres of wetlands that are protected by law. Enjoy a motor-boat tour and see dozens of aquatic plants, hundreds of tree species, and the largest numbers of aquatic birds in the Mesoamerican region from September to May. Continue to Guanacaste beaches, arrive and check in overnight at Tamarindo Diria.
Day 5, Saturday, Feb. 5 – Tamarindo – Today you have your choice of optional excursions to participate in such as ziplining, or just enjoy the beach and area shopping. This afternoon, we enjoy a catamaran ride, snorkeling for those who wish, and dinner while watching a gorgeous sunset. Overnight at Tamarindo Guanacaste.
Day 6, Sunday, Feb. 6 – Tamarindo - Day at leisure with an opportunity to explore the town, shop or just relax at your hotel, soaking up the beautiful scenery and beaches of Costa Rica. Optional tours available at extra cost.
Day 7, Monday, Feb. 7– San Jose – Journey back to San Jose, which includes sightseeing in the capital. Tonight enjoy a private farewell dinner.
Day 8, Tuesday, Feb. 8 - Fly home, departing San Jose in the afternoon and arriving back in Baton Rouge.