Tropical Costa Rica Apr 27 - May 5, 2017  from CA $3,200 pp double
9  Day Escorted Tour   13  Meals Air from Saint John & Tax Included

  • Learn about Costa Rica's unique vegetation on a guided nature walk through the cloud forest.
  • Enjoy the tropical landscapes and breathtaking scenery surrounding Arenal Volcano.
  • Spot indigenous wildlife while on a Cano Negro riverboat cruise.

  • Day 1 Depart Saint John on Air Canada flights to San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins
Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…exotic wildlife and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is truly a slice of paradise. Your tour begins in the colourful capital city of San Jose. Upon arrival, relax and soak up the sights of your new surroundings.
  • Day 2 San Jose - Doka Coffee Estate - Guanacaste
Journey through the lush countryside of the Central Valley to the fertile region world-renowned for its coffee. A tour of the Doka Coffee Estate highlights the history and cultivation of coffee and its importance to the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in the Guanacaste region, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Here, rest and relaxation go hand-in-hand with mesmerizing ocean views and lush tropical greenery. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort. Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 3 Guanacaste
Fun in the sun is in store for you as you enjoy this paradise. Spend a free day exploring the nearby town and beaches or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of the resort’s lovely amenities.
Breakfast
  • Day 4 Guanacaste - Monteverde
You won’t believe your eyes as you travel into the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Upon arrival in Monteverde, take a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem and encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna up-close. This forest is the home of the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, celebrated for its gorgeous jewel-toned plumage. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot this elusive bird! Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 5 Monteverde
Begin your day at a cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde. Venture into an enchanting, colourful world as you explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens with more than 30 species of tropical butterflies. Next, be dazzled in a nearby gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Embark on a guided walking tour above the forest floor on a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” tour and get a different perspective on the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and flora. If you are feeling adventurous you may take an optional canopy zip-line tour. This evening, meet a local who will discuss fascinating facts regarding the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year. Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 6 Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal
Discover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery and learn about Monteverde’s reforestation efforts of indigenous trees. Traverse through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Monteverde to Arenal, where breathtaking views of the volcano await you. Be surrounded by tranquility on a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Later, check in for a 2-night stay at a typical lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano which has been generating lava for the past 30 years. Before dinner, enjoy a cooking demonstration and learn how native, exotic vegetables and plants contribute to the unique flavours of Costa Rican cuisine. Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 7 Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal
Of all Costa Rica’s nature preserves, the remote 20,000 acres of Cano Negro are home to the largest viewable selection of indigenous wildlife. Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a panga (covered canoe), stopping along the way to observe and photograph the wildlife that surround you which may include crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies — all known to live in the area. The Arenal Volcano area is also known as the land of spas and hot springs. Later in the day you will have an opportunity to attain a state of complete relaxation with an optional visit to one of the finest spas in the region. Breakfast
  • Day 8 Arenal - Zarcero - Grecia - National Theatre - San Jose
Discover the charming town of Zarcero and visit its well-known whimsical topiary garden. Continue to the small, picturesque town of Grecia to see the unusual metal church constructed of brick-red metal panes; walk the beautifully landscaped central park; or shop at the traditional local market. Later, visit San Jose’s colourful Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnificent building of post-Baroque splendour. This evening enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner. Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 9 San Jose - Tour Ends, fly home
Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your adventure in Costa Rica. Breakfast, Transfer to the Airport, Flights to Saint John

Price includes:
  • Flights from Saint John to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Airport Transfers
  • 9 days Escorted Tour
  • 13 meals as per Itinerary
  • Cancellation & Interruption insurance
  • Taxes

OPTIONAL:
  • 3-Night Jungle Adventure Extension from $675 pp
Enhance your trip to Costa Rica with an exciting soft-adventure to Tortuguero National Park, the Amazon of Costa Rica. Experience a spectacular boat cruise throught the various canals exploring the region's wildlife where you'll have the opportunity to see macaws, sloths, toucans, howler monkeys, falcons and other native species. You'll also join a bird watching excursion and visit the world's Green Turtle Research Station and discover how to protect the turtle's nesting habitat and eggs. Accommodations are at an eco-lodge, surrounded by the beauty of the tropical forest and amazing wildlife.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday............9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Saturday....................10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Sunday.............................................Closed
Later appointments 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM available upon request
info@marvelloustravel.com
Tel: (506) 663-3333
Address: 473C Millidge Avenue Saint John, NB, E2K 2N3, Canada