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  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE SAN JOSE
    Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a complimentary transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception

    Day 2
    SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where are welcomed for a Be My Guest lunch by master chocolatiers, for a taste of gourmet chocolate and an organic lunch. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small chocolate workshop. After lunch, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining,Dinner

    Day 3
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Cruise the canals and streams of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you're here between July and September, take an optional excursion to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 4
    TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI
    Before departing Tortuguero, you'll have the chance to try "pipa," a delicious variety of young coconut. Bid adios to the park as you travel along the river before boarding your motorcoach for a visit to the small village of Horquetas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm, a Local Speciality. Travel on to quaint Sarapiqui and step off the beaten path in this rarely-visited area surrounded by dense rainforests full of wildlife. This afternoon, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area around your lodge—perhaps you'll spot the endangered great green macaw.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 5
    SARAPIQUI – ARENAL
    Head to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Enjoy the rest of the day at your resort, surrounded by exotic gardens, beautiful flowers and many species of birds.  Enjoy dinner with some of the best views of the volcano, and then relax while soaking in the resort's natural hot thermal springs in the shadow of the volcano.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 6
    ARENAL – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST (2 NIGHTS)
    Straddling Costa Rica's Continental Divide, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. You'll spend two nights in this most famous of Costa Rican reserves. Upon arrival, ascend to the treetops for a bird's-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level. Begin exploring from the grounds of your mountain lodge before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant where you meet a native Quaker man, a Local Expert, who will share historical photos and stories of the old town of Monteverde.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 7
    MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over 2,500 plant species (including the most orchid species in a single place), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian and amphibian species Share your experiences with your fellow travellers at a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

    Day 8
    MONTEVERDE – LIBERIA – GUANACASTE (2 NIGHTS)
    The beach awaits! Head to the pristine Pacific coast, where you'll check into your seaside resort, located on the white sands of lovely Tamarindo Beach. Slip into your swimsuit and enjoy the sand and surf this afternoon.Full Breakfast

    Day 9
    GUANACASTE FREE TIME
    The day is yours to relax on the beautiful beach or get to know the underwater life while snorkelling. Other optional tours include an exploration of the rainforest canopy, a float trip on a nearby river, horseback riding, white-water rafting or a visit a National Park.Full Breakfast

    Day 10
    GUANACASTE – DEPART LIBERIA
    A complimentary transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport. Or stay a while longer on the beach; extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay. Please do not schedule your flight before 12:30 p.m.Full Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Arenal See Arenal Volcano
    Monteverde Cloud Forest Enjoy a two-night stay near the park; take a guided walk through the Cloud Forest Reserve; visit the Sky Walk to experience the chain of suspension bridges high above the Cloud Forest.
    Sarapiqui Explore this beautiful valley surrounded by rainforest.
    Tortuguero National Park Ride to Tortuguero National Park by river boat; visit Tortuguero Village and the Green Turtle Research Station; cruise the canals in search of wildlife.
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  3. Day 1
    ARRIVE PANAMA CITY (2 NIGHTS)
    Bienvenidos a Panama! Welcome to Central America’s most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local representative and transferred to your hotel, superbly located on Panama’s bay, the bustling Cinta Costera, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants and shops. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception

    Day 2
    PANAMA CANAL CRUISE & FREE TIME
    Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama's premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, the final set before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas while enjoying a relaxed morning snack and lunch. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, be ready for the best views of Panama City's modern skyline. Enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine.Full Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 3
    PANAMA CITY SIGHTSEEING – GAMBOA RAINFOREST (2 NIGHTS)
    Discover Panama City's role long before the Canal put it on the map. Drive by Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by the Pirate Henry Morgan. Wander the vibrant streets of Casco Antiguo - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - in Panama's Historical District. Drive by a local fish market on the way to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Glide smoothly through the treetops and possibly spot birds and animals that inhabit this mountainous rainforest canopy. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River, Panama Canal and the township of Gamboa before sitting down for a delicious buffet dinner at the hotel.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 4
    GAMBOA RAINFOREST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros at the edge of the Chagres National Park to board motorboats. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths or monkeys. Arriving at Embera' Puru, you are met with a traditional greeting and will learn about the Embera Indians' fascinating culture, lifestyle and crafts. Back at the village, enjoy a delicious traditional Local Speciality - Patacones (fried plantains) with fried fish or chicken. Then listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free.Full Breakfast

    Day 5
    GAMBOA RAINFOREST – DAVID – CERRO PUNTA – BOQUETE (2 NIGHTS)
    Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcan Baru, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, one of the most beautiful scenic jewels in the country. As guests of the owners - one of Panama's most prominent families - explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses in a chemical-free environment. Later, arrive at the mountain resort of Boquete in beautiful Valle Escondido.Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

    Day 6
    BOQUETE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee - a new Local Speciality in Panama - is making a grand entrance on the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estate-grown varietals. Learn about the coffee-making process and see the Ngobe-Bugle, the indigenous who hand-pick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. Then, enjoy some free time to do some exploring. Visit the quaint township of Boquete to feel like a local or join one of the optional activities including bird-watching, white water rafting, ziplining, hiking up a volcano, or horseback riding - the choice is yours. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 7
    BOQUETE – SANTIAGO – PLAYA BONITA
    Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. On to Aguadulce and Nata in the Cocle Province, the heart of Panama's sugar cane industry. Stop in Nata to view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in colonial America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. This evening, recount cherished memories of your Panama holiday with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

    Day 8
    PLAYA BONITA – PANAMA CITY – CARTAGENA (3 NIGHTS)
    Depart Playa Bonita and head to Panama City for your flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, you are met by a local representative and transferred to your luxurious hotel, superbly situated in the heart of Cartagena's Old Town on the Caribbean coast. Recently declared ‘Historical Patrimony of Humanity' by UNESCO, it is one the world's jewels and a favourite with visitors across the globe. The city has some of the best-preserved colonial architecture and is considered by many as the most beautiful city in South America.Full Breakfast

    Day 9
    CARTAGENA SIGHTSEEING
    Discover the heart of the colonial city walking with your guide along the colourful streets, admiring old colonial houses, beautiful flower-laden balconies, and picturesque squares. Visit the Gold Museum, Heredia Theatre and the San Pedro Claver Church. This afternoon, visit the most important monuments outside of the Old Town. View La Popa, Convent of La Candelaria, with stunning views of the city and bay. Head to San Felipe Fort, built in the 17th century to protect the city from pirates. Stop at “Las Bovedas” (The Vaults), which were used as dungeons in days of yore and now house a variety of shops.Full Breakfast

    Day 10
    CARTAGENA FREE TIME
    Today is yours to relax, explore further, or take a land or island excursion.Full Breakfast

    Day 11
    DEPART CARTAGENA
    After breakfast, say adios to Cartagena and transfer to Rafael Nunez Cartagena airport for your onward flight.Full Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Boquete Relax with two nights at the idyllic mountain resort of Valle Escondido, known for fabulous bird-watching.
    Cerro Punta Stop at this mountain township and enjoy the best views of Baru Volcano; visit a local race horse stud farm.
    Gamboa Rainforest Explore the rainforest at canopy level aboard an aerial tram ride; cruise the Chagres River to an Embera village aboard motorboats; meet local Embera villagers and learn about their lifestyles, culture and customs; be entertained by Embera ancestral songs and dances.
    Panama Canal Cruise this marvel of the modern world from the Pacific all the way to the Chagres River.
    Panama City Explore the city's main highlights including the Archaeological Site of Panama Viejo and the Historic District of Panama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; wander the quaint streets of the Casco Antiguo; visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum.
    Playa Bonita Enjoy one of Panama's most popular beach resorts ideally situated on the Pacific.
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  5. Day 1
    ARRIVE PANAMA CITY (2 NIGHTS)
    Bienvenidos a Panama! Welcome to Central America's most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local representative and transferred to your hotel, superbly located on Panama's bay, the bustling Cinta Costera, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants and shops. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception

    Day 2
    PANAMA CANAL CRUISE & FREE TIME
    Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama's premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, the final set before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas while enjoying a relaxed morning snack and lunch. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, be ready for the best views of Panama City's modern skyline. Enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine.Full Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 3
    PANAMA CITY SIGHTSEEING – GAMBOA RAINFOREST (2 NIGHTS)
    Discover Panama City's role long before the Canal put it on the map. Drive by Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by the Pirate Henry Morgan. Wander the vibrant streets of Casco Antiguo - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - in Panama's Historical District. Drive by a local fish market on the way to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Glide smoothly through the treetops and possibly spot birds and animals that inhabit this mountainous rainforest canopy. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River, Panama Canal and the township of Gamboa before sitting down for a delicious buffet dinner at the hotel.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 4
    GAMBOA RAINFOREST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros at the edge of the Chagres National Park to board motorboats. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths or monkeys. Arriving at Embera' Puru, you are met with a traditional greeting and will learn about the Embera Indians' fascinating culture, lifestyle and crafts. Back at the village, enjoy a delicious traditional Local Speciality - Patacones (fried plantains) with fried fish or chicken. Then listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free.Full Breakfast

    Day 5
    GAMBOA RAINFOREST – DAVID – CERRO PUNTA – BOQUETE (2 NIGHTS)
    Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcan Baru, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, one of the most beautiful scenic jewels in the country. As guests of the owners - one of Panama's most prominent families - explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses in a chemical-free environment. Later, arrive at the mountain resort of Boquete in beautiful Valle Escondido.Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

    Day 6
    BOQUETE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee - a new Local Speciality in Panama - is making a grand entrance on the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estate-grown varietals. Learn about the coffee-making process and see the Ngobe-Bugle, the indigenous who hand-pick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. Then, enjoy some free time to do some exploring. Visit the quaint township of Boquete to feel like a local or join one of the optional activities including bird-watching, white water rafting, ziplining, hiking up a volcano, or horseback riding - the choice is yours. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 7
    BOQUETE – SANTIAGO – PLAYA BONITA
    Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. On to Aguadulce and Nata in the Cocle Province, the heart of Panama's sugar cane industry. Stop in Nata to view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in colonial America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. This evening, recount cherished memories of your Panama holiday with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

    Day 8
    PLAYA BONITA – DEPART PANAMA CITY
    Extend your stay in Playa Bonita or transfer to Panama City. (Depending on your departure time, coffee and light food service, or a full breakfast will be available).Full Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Boquete Relax with two nights at the idyllic mountain resort of Valle Escondido, known for fabulous bird-watching.
    Cerro Punta Stop at this mountain township and enjoy the best views of Baru Volcano; visit a local race horse stud farm.
    Gamboa Rainforest Explore the rainforest at canopy level aboard an aerial tram ride; cruise the Chagres River to an Embera village aboard motorboats; meet local Embera villagers and learn about their lifestyles, culture and customs; be entertained by Embera ancestral songs and dances.
    Panama Canal Cruise this marvel of the modern world from the Pacific all the way to the Chagres River.
    Panama City Explore the city's main highlights including the Archaeological Site of Panama Viejo and the Historic District of Panama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; wander the quaint streets of the Casco Antiguo; visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum.
    Playa Bonita Enjoy one of Panama's most popular beach resorts ideally situated on the Pacific.
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  7. Day 1
    ARRIVE SAN JOSE
    Pura Vida! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You're going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local representative will greet you at the airport and arrange your complimentary transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party.Kick-Off Party

    Day 2
    SAN JOSE – BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You'll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the students (when school is in session). Join a Local Expert from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort's open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 3
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Arrr, arrr, arrr! There's nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off with your captain and guide to explore the lush canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you'll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you'll spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, you can venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours! If you're visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs. Amazing! A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 4
    TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI – ARENAL NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    Before departing Tortuguero today, you'll have the chance to try "pipa," a delicious variety of young coconut. Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel by motorcoach to Horquetas. Here you'll visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn all about and taste an exotic vegetable and Local Speciality you've probably never tried—the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiqui where you'll visit a pineapple farm, the only farm of its kind in the world producing certified organic golden pineapples, a Local Speciality. After learning how it's grown without hurting the environment, you'll eat the juiciest, most delicious pineapple you've ever tasted.Full Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 5
    ARENAL SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Rise and shine as the jungle and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano's past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Relax or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day with a delicious dinner with your travelling companions.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 6
    ARENAL – MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    Get ready for a blast! Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Combined with Tarzan swings and rappelling, ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime! Head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white-sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night Highlight Dinner.Full Breakfast,Highlight Dinner

    Day 7
    MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you'll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here! Listen to the barking of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrels and white-faced monkeys. Then, it's time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort's pool, or choose one of many incredible optional activities. Will it be a catamaran cruise to snorkel (and maybe even see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride or white-water rafting? This evening, join your fellow explorers and celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

    Day 8
    MANUEL ANTONIO – DEPART SAN JOSE
    Travel back to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio. Please do not schedule any flights before 1:00 p.m.Full Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Arenal. Enjoy a guided tour through the rainforest canopy along the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges.
    Arenal National Park Explore this natural wonder with a guide.
    Braulio Carrillo National Park. Journey through this magnificent tropical rainforest.
    Manuel Antonio National Park. Get your adrenaline pumping on a zipline canopy safari; look for nearly 300 kinds of birds and animals on a nature walk.
    Tortuguero. Travel to Tortuguero by river boat; visit the Green Turtle Research Station; cruise the canals in search of wildlife with your naturalist guide.
    Tortuguero National Park. Join your expert naturalist guide in search of the abundant local wildlife.
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  9. Day 1
    ARRIVE SAN JOSE
    Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a complimentary transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception

    Day 2
    SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where are welcomed for a Be My Guest lunch by master chocolatiers, for a taste of gourmet chocolate and an organic lunch. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small chocolate workshop. After lunch, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining,Dinner

    Day 3
    TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Cruise the canals and streams of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you're here between July and September, take an optional excursion to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 4
    TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI
    Before departing Tortuguero, you'll have the chance to try "pipa," a delicious variety of young coconut. Bid adios to the park as you travel along the river before boarding your motorcoach for a visit to the small village of Horquetas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm, a Local Speciality. Travel on to quaint Sarapiqui and step off the beaten path in this rarely-visited area surrounded by dense rainforests full of wildlife. This afternoon, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area around your lodge—perhaps you'll spot the endangered great green macaw.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 5
    SARAPIQUI – ARENAL
    Head to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Enjoy the rest of the day at your resort, surrounded by exotic gardens, beautiful flowers and many species of birds.  Enjoy dinner with some of the best views of the volcano, and then relax while soaking in the resort's natural hot thermal springs in the shadow of the volcano.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 6
    ARENAL – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST (2 NIGHTS)
    Straddling Costa Rica's Continental Divide, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. You'll spend two nights in this most famous of Costa Rican reserves. Upon arrival, ascend to the treetops for a bird's-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level. Begin exploring from the grounds of your mountain lodge before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant where you meet a native Quaker man, a Local Expert, who will share historical photos and stories of the old town of Monteverde.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 7
    MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over 2,500 plant species (including the most orchid species in a single place), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian and amphibian species Share your experiences with your fellow travellers at a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

    Day 8
    MONTEVERDE – DEPART LIBERIA
    Transfer to Liberia Airport for your flight home or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 1:00 p.m.Full Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Arenal See Arenal Volcano
    Monteverde Cloud Forest Enjoy a two-night stay near the park; take a guided walk through the Cloud Forest Reserve; visit the Sky Walk to experience the chain of suspension bridges high above the Cloud Forest.
    Sarapiqui Explore this beautiful valley surrounded by rainforest.
    Tortuguero National Park Ride to Tortuguero National Park by river boat; visit Tortuguero Village and the Green Turtle Research Station; cruise the canals in search of wildlife.
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