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Overview

Costa Rica Escape

Get back to the garden with an escape to Costa Rica’s natural paradise. From heart-stirring suspension bridges through rainforest canopies to the lava trails emerging from the depths of the earth. See Arenal Volcano and explore the wild places where pumas and jaguars prowl. Look skyward to spot the hundreds of multi-hued birds, butterflies, and a dizzying diversity of wildlife in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Find your head in the clouds in a primeval forest blessed by trade winds, rain, and fog by day, and unfettered stars above by night. Go where monkeys and macaws make your day with mischief and count yourself charmed to see some of the 160-plus reptile species—from tiny amphibians to titan snakes. Get civilized too, with visits to an artisan village and a tour of Costa Rica’s largest city and cultural capital of San José.

Highlights of Costa Rica Escape

Price Details US

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Gratuities for Tour Director and drivers are available for pre-purchase.

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Costa Rica Escape

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Costa Rica Escape

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on all South America tour dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides; to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!

Notes

Maximum elevation on tour is 9,000 ft.

Meals

Breakfast daily

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA Welcome to San José!
Meet your Tour Director at your hotel.

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Day 2

SAN JOSÉ–ARENAL Lava Love
Depart on a scenic drive past banana groves and pineapple and sugar cane fields en route to Arenal. Visit to La Fortuna Village in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano (currently dormant but known for consistent lava flows before 2010). Arenal is home to cascading waterfalls, thriving rainforests, abundant wildlife, and a wealth of outdoor activities with nearby nature trails and 400-year-old trees. Watch for frogs, monkeys, birds, and native wildlife. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
WONDERS OF NATURE For 42 years, Arenal Volcano was Costa Rica’s most active volcano until 2010 when entered a passive phase. This area is one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world and is home to more than 850 species of birds and other wildlife. Time here can be spent hiking the trails around the volcano or relaxing in the many thermal hot springs.


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Day 3

ARENAL Bird’s Eye View
Today, take a guided excursion with your Naturalist to Arenal Hanging Bridges. Explore the jungle canopy atop 15 bridges suspended in the treetops to see various species of plants, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, and other local wildlife. On a clear day, get a 360-degree view of the tropical rainforest and stunning views of Arenal Volcano. Free time the remainder of the day. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Explore the rainforest from a bird’s-eye perspective high above the jungle floor from the Arenal Hanging Bridges. This Naturalist-guided tour introduces you to the flora and fauna of the Costa Rican rainforest. With some bridges spanning over 700 feet long and 200 feet high, this is truly a unique way to admire the forest canopy.


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Day 4

ARENAL–MONTEVERDE Heads in the Clouds
This morning, depart Arenal on scenic drive to Monteverde for the next two nights. Arrive in the cloud forest of Monteverde, situated on the continental divide under misty cloud coverage in one of the world’s most bio-diverse areas. Enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
WILD & WONDERFUL Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest, home to over 3,000 species of plants, 400 species of birds, 60 species of bats, 1,200 species of amphibians, and 700 species of butterflies in one of the last remaining natural habitats of all six Costa Rica wildcat species—ocelots, jaguars, jaguarundi, pumas, oncillas, and marguays. Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful birds, the resplendent quetzal.


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Day 5

MONTEVERDE Creatures of the Cloud Forest
This morning, take a Naturalist guided walking tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve home to forest fauna such as sloths, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, coatis, and numerous species of birds. With almost 100% humidity throughout the year, the cloud forest experiences almost 12 feet of rain per year. Free time this afternoon. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PARADISE FOUND This unique, high-elevation ecosystem of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is constantly enveloped in moisture-rich clouds formed from the warm winds from the Atlantic Ocean as they sweep over the Continental Divide, creating one of the most bio-diverse and rich ecosystems in the world. Prolific in many animal and plant species, this is a nature lover’s paradise.


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Day 6

MONTEVERDE–SARCHI–SAN JOSÉ Artistry & Drama
En route to San José, visit Sarchi Village, the hub of Costa Rican craftsmanship, and see the artists in their workshops making their famous ox carts. Upon arrival in San José, a guided city orientation introduces downtown San José includes the historic National Theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Visit the local village of Sarchi and see firsthand how the traditional ox carts are hand-painted. Once used to transport coffee and sugarcane, these are now pieces of art with intricate designs.


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Day 7

SAN JOSÉ Adios y Gracias, San José!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-03-01 2024-03-02 2024-03-08 $999 $0 $999 K340302 Not Available
2 2024-03-15 2024-03-16 2024-03-22 $999 $0 $999 K340316 Not Available
3 2024-03-22 2024-03-23 2024-03-29 $999 $0 $999 K340323 Please Call
4 2024-04-05 2024-04-06 2024-04-12 $999 $0 $999 K340406 Please Call
5 2024-04-19 2024-04-20 2024-04-26 $999 $0 $999 K340420 Please Call
6 2024-05-03 2024-05-04 2024-05-10 $999 $0 $999 K340504 Not Available
7 2024-05-17 2024-05-18 2024-05-24 $999 $0 $999 K340518 Not Available
8 2024-06-07 2024-06-08 2024-06-14 $999 $0 $999 K340608 Available
9 2024-06-21 2024-06-22 2024-06-28 $999 $0 $999 K340622 Available
10 2024-07-05 2024-07-06 2024-07-12 $999 $0 $999 K340706 Not Available
11 2024-07-19 2024-07-20 2024-07-26 $999 $0 $999 K340720 Not Available
12 2024-08-02 2024-08-03 2024-08-09 $999 $0 $999 K340803 Available
13 2024-08-09 2024-08-10 2024-08-16 $999 $0 $999 K340810 Available
14 2024-09-20 2024-09-21 2024-09-27 $999 $0 $999 K340921 Available
15 2024-10-04 2024-10-05 2024-10-11 $999 $0 $999 K341005 Available
16 2024-10-25 2024-10-26 2024-11-01 $999 $0 $999 K341026 Available
17 2024-11-08 2024-11-09 2024-11-15 $999 $0 $999 K341109 Available
18 2024-11-29 2024-11-30 2024-12-06 $999 $0 $999 K341130 Available
19 2025-01-10 2025-01-11 2025-01-17 $1049 $0 $1049 K350111 Available
20 2025-01-24 2025-01-25 2025-01-31 $1049 $0 $1049 K350125 Available
21 2025-01-31 2025-02-01 2025-02-07 $1049 $0 $1049 K350201 Available
22 2025-02-07 2025-02-08 2025-02-14 $1049 $0 $1049 K350208 Available
23 2025-02-21 2025-02-22 2025-02-28 $1049 $0 $1049 K350222 Available
24 2025-02-28 2025-03-01 2025-03-07 $1049 $0 $1049 K350301 Available
25 2025-03-14 2025-03-15 2025-03-21 $1049 $0 $1049 K350315 Available
26 2025-03-21 2025-03-22 2025-03-28 $1049 $0 $1049 K350322 Available
27 2025-04-04 2025-04-05 2025-04-11 $1049 $0 $1049 K350405 Available
28 2025-04-18 2025-04-19 2025-04-25 $1049 $0 $1049 K350419 Available
29 2025-05-02 2025-05-03 2025-05-09 $1049 $0 $1049 K350503 Available
30 2025-05-16 2025-05-17 2025-05-23 $1049 $0 $1049 K350517 Available
31 2025-06-06 2025-06-07 2025-06-13 $1049 $0 $1049 K350607 Available
32 2025-06-20 2025-06-21 2025-06-27 $1049 $0 $1049 K350621 Available
33 2025-07-04 2025-07-05 2025-07-11 $1049 $0 $1049 K350705 Available
34 2025-07-18 2025-07-19 2025-07-25 $1049 $0 $1049 K350719 Available
35 2025-08-01 2025-08-02 2025-08-08 $1049 $0 $1049 K350802 Available
36 2025-08-08 2025-08-09 2025-08-15 $1049 $0 $1049 K350809 Available
37 2025-09-19 2025-09-20 2025-09-26 $1049 $0 $1049 K350920 Available
38 2025-10-03 2025-10-04 2025-10-10 $1049 $0 $1049 K351004 Available
39 2025-10-24 2025-10-25 2025-10-31 $1049 $0 $1049 K351025 Available
40 2025-11-07 2025-11-08 2025-11-14 $1049 $0 $1049 K351108 Available
41 2025-11-28 2025-11-29 2025-12-05 $1049 $0 $1049 K351129 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Park Inn Radisson The Park Inn Radisson is conveniently located in the heart of San Jose within walking distance of the well-known Paseo Colon, the city's main avenue. The hotel features 117 comfortable guestrooms equipped with complimentary wireless internet, outdoor pool, and on-site bar and grill. San Jose Ave 6, Street 28 Superior Tourist-Class
2 Magic Mountain Hotel This colonial-modern hotel facing Arenal Volcano offers panoramic views and is surrounded by lush foliage. Facilities include an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant with international cuisine, sports bar, and relaxing spa. Air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony or terrace with views of the volcano, in-room safe, cable television, and wireless internet access. Arenal La Fortuna de San Carlos First-Class
3 Monteverde Country Lodge The hotel maintains the essence of traditional rustic lodging while assuring guests maximum comfort. Guestrooms feature complementary Wi-Fi, cable TV, in-room safe, private bathroom, and daily housekeeping. Santa Elena 300 Mts Sureste de la Escuela de Cerro Plano First-Class
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