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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

If you were the type of kid who always colored outside the lines, this bold tour of Costa Rica is just the escape for you. Wide-open spaces, multi-hued creatures, and bright, vivid scenery welcome you with open arms and a no-holds-barred spirit. As you make your way through Costa Rica, lava trails, cloud forests, and high-in-the-sky suspension bridges invite you to take a walk on the wild side while scenic boat rides, nature walks, and natural hot springs beckon you to leisurely soak in the views. Frolic among hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and wildlife in the most colorful rainforests, and feast on your own delicious Costa Rican creations in an authentic cooking class. With visits to an active volcano and exotic fruit plantations, plus several meet-and-greets with the native macaws and monkeys, this vacation to Costa Rica is bananas!

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Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Prime viewing season for endangered green turtle nesting and egg laying in Tortuguero National Park occurs mid-July to mid-October.

Headsets throughout the tour.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South America 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.

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Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 5 dinners


Day 1


Day 2

SAN JOSÉ–TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SAN JOSÉ Scenic drive past banana plantations en route to the Caribbean shore to board your cruise to the Tortuguero Canals.
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Guided cruise on the canals with a Local Guide and boatman includes watching for freshwater turtles, caimans, herons, toucans, egrets, and monkeys. Free time at your lodge before a slideshow presentation about the park. (B,L,D)

Day 3

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK TOUR & CANAL CRUISETORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Guided boat cruise with a Naturalist through remote areas of the park, followed by a rainforest walk. Presentation by a local Naturalist this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 4

SARAPIQUI [LF] Guided Tour of a local family-owned pineapple farm highlights the history and cultivation of the pineapple industry. ARENAL Free time this afternoon at your resort’s pool, hot-spring-fed Jacuzzi, or on a nearby nature trail. Dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5

ARENAL. EXCURSION TO LA FORTUNA & ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARKARENAL Free time this morning before a guided visit to Arenal Volcano National Park includes lava trails and nature that has recovered from past lava flows. Walking tour of the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos includes spectacular views of the active Arenal Volcano. This evening, drive to nearby famous [LF] Tabacón Hot Springs for a dip in the curative and relaxing pools before dinner at the hot springs. (B,D)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Arenal with a float trip to watch for native flora and fauna. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

ARENAL–MONTEVERDEARENAL Scenic drive to Monteverde.
MONTEVERDE Guided tour with a Naturalist on the Sky Walk Hanging Bridges, which combines trails and suspension bridges through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest, to search for flora and fauna. (B,L)

Day 7

MONTEVERDE SANTA ELENA CLOUD FOREST RESERVEMONTEVERDE Guided walking tour with a Naturalist in Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve (home to over 600 species of butterflies, 400 species of birds, with 100 reptile and 120 mammal species). [LF] Visit to a family-owned Ecological Sanctuary includes a tour, cooking class, and lunch. Farewell dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8

MONTEVERDE–SARCHI–GRECIA–SAN JOSÉ SARCHI Visit the local village known for its artists and their famous hand-painted oxcarts.
GRECIA See the metal church—imported from Belgium to Puerto Limon in 1897—transported by oxcart from its previous site in the plaza and reconstructed here.
SAN JOSÉ Free time this evening. (B)

Day 9

SAN JOSÉYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2023-01-20 2023-01-21 2023-01-29 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30121 Please Call
2 2023-01-20 2023-01-21 2023-01-29 $2449 $0 $2449 SR30121K Not Available
3 2023-02-03 2023-02-04 2023-02-12 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30204 Please Call
4 2023-02-03 2023-02-04 2023-02-12 $2449 $0 $2449 SR30204K Not Available
5 2023-02-17 2023-02-18 2023-02-26 $2449 $0 $2449 SR30218K Not Available
6 2023-03-03 2023-03-04 2023-03-12 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30304 Not Available
7 2023-03-03 2023-03-04 2023-03-12 $2449 $0 $2449 SR30304K Not Available
8 2023-03-17 2023-03-18 2023-03-26 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30318 Not Available
9 2023-03-17 2023-03-18 2023-03-26 $2449 $0 $2449 SR30318K Not Available
10 2023-04-21 2023-04-22 2023-04-30 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30422 Not Available
11 2023-05-05 2023-05-06 2023-05-14 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30506 Available
12 2023-06-23 2023-06-24 2023-07-02 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30624 Available
13 2023-06-23 2023-06-24 2023-07-02 $2449 $0 $2449 SR30624K Not Available
14 2023-07-21 2023-07-22 2023-07-30 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30722 Available
15 2023-08-11 2023-08-12 2023-08-20 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30812 Available
16 2023-09-22 2023-09-23 2023-10-01 $2359 $0 $2359 SR30923 Available
17 2023-09-22 2023-09-23 2023-10-01 $2449 $0 $2449 SR30923K Not Available
18 2023-10-06 2023-10-07 2023-10-15 $2359 $0 $2359 SR31007 Available
19 2023-10-20 2023-10-21 2023-10-29 $2359 $0 $2359 SR31021 Available
20 2023-10-20 2023-10-21 2023-10-29 $2449 $0 $2449 SR31021K Not Available
21 2023-11-03 2023-11-04 2023-11-12 $2359 $0 $2359 SR31104 Available
22 2024-01-12 2024-01-13 2024-01-21 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40113 Available
23 2024-01-26 2024-01-27 2024-02-04 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40127 Available
24 2024-02-02 2024-02-03 2024-02-11 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40203 Available
25 2024-02-09 2024-02-10 2024-02-18 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40210 Available
26 2024-02-16 2024-02-17 2024-02-25 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40217 Available
27 2024-02-23 2024-02-24 2024-03-03 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40224 Available
28 2024-03-01 2024-03-02 2024-03-10 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40302 Available
29 2024-03-08 2024-03-09 2024-03-17 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40309 Available
30 2024-03-22 2024-03-23 2024-03-31 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40323 Available
31 2024-04-19 2024-04-20 2024-04-28 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40420 Available
32 2024-05-17 2024-05-18 2024-05-26 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40518 Available
33 2024-06-28 2024-06-29 2024-07-07 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40629 Available
34 2024-07-26 2024-07-27 2024-08-04 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40727 Available
35 2024-08-02 2024-08-03 2024-08-11 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40803 Available
36 2024-09-27 2024-09-28 2024-10-06 $2499 $0 $2499 SR40928 Available
37 2024-10-18 2024-10-19 2024-10-27 $2499 $0 $2499 SR41019 Available
38 2024-11-01 2024-11-02 2024-11-10 $2499 $0 $2499 SR41102 Available
39 2024-11-15 2024-11-16 2024-11-24 $2499 $0 $2499 SR41116 Available


# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Cariari Hotel San Jose This sustainable Costa Rica hotel is typical of San Jose colonial hacienda architecture and offers spacious, comfortable guestrooms and suites with the latest amenities. Enjoy total convenience in its location, personalized services, delicious cuisine, and facilities like the pool and fitness center. Let the friendly staff help you relax while catering to your needs and helping you see all that Costa Rica has to offer. San Jose San Antonio De Belen, Heredia Superior First-Class
2 Evergreen Lodge Built in respect of its surrounding nature, the Evergreen Lodge provides travelers with absolute comfort, great food, and most importantly, an unobstructed experience with nature. A beautiful dining room with soaring ceilings provides first class meals in an atmosphere that reflects and compliments the jungle paradise surrounding it, and friendly staff welcome you to this magical place called Tortuguero. Tortuguero Tortuguero National Park First-Class
3 Volcano Lodge & Gardens With an exceptional location and views of Arenal Volcano, this hotel surpasses expectation in comfort, service, and class. Guests will feel at ease with modern room amenities, clean lines, and tasteful décor. Dining options, spa services, and a choice of pool and lounge settings make your stay in Arenal unforgettable, as well as its convenient access to the wildlife and nature surrounding it. Arenal La Fortuna First-Class
4 El Establo Mountain Lodge Set on a private 150-acre farm adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve, El Establo Mountain Lodge offers guests a home base of relaxation and activity. Amenities include tennis, basketball, and soccer courts, two indoor pools, two restaurants, two bars, gym, and spa. Monteverde San Pedro First-Class
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