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Published Sep 16, 2023
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Costa Rica is the ultimate eco-experience. It's home to tropical rainforests and jungles, cloud forests, mountains, rivers, volcanoes, and coasts on both the Caribbean and Pacific. Containing 5% of the planet's total biodiversity, a fantastic array of plant and animal species are found around every corner, whether you're walking along hanging bridges suspended in the treetops or wandering the beaches and tropical forests. Enjoy leisure time exploring the beautiful Arenal region, or for the more adventurous traveler, set out on exciting optional excursions, like zip lining through the forest or kayaking on Arenal Lake. End your journey in Playa Hermosa, basking in the sun on pristine beaches with stunning turquoise waters. Throughout your adventure, you'll fall in love with the Costa Rican people, known as "Ticos," who are so cheerful and easy-going that it's no wonder Costa Rica is known as one of the happiest places on Earth.
Sometimes, it's nice to get away to a new place for a few days on your own with no set itinerary and no expectations. Easy and flexible, this package includes international airfare, all transfers, and incredible accommodations, with plenty of time to roam or join various optional tours when you book!
5 star stay
5 star stay
Arenal's Kioro Hotel offers a sanctuary where nature's beauty meets refined luxury. This exclusive retreat is a haven for relaxation and adventure seekers alike, surrounded by lush rainforests and commanding views of the iconic Arenal Volcano. Take in unparalleled natural beauty while enjoying world-class hospitality.
Extend your trip: Tortuguero
In Tortuguero, discover a world where adventure and preservation harmoniously coexist. Embark on a thrilling boat safari, navigating through dense mangrove forests, as monkeys swing from tree to tree and colorful birds dance above you. Indulge in incredible, eco-friendly accommodations while embracing the captivating allure of this tropical paradise.
Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Rainforests & Beaches
The capital San José, spectacular Arenal and its volcano, 3 relaxing days in Playa Hermosa; travel on your own with flights & hotel included. Optional pre-tour to Tortuguero.
per person, double occupancy*
* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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