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Day 6 - MONTEVERDE/LAKE ARENAL CRUISE/ARENAL     
Begin your day with a visit to a tree nursery to learn about Monteverde’s reforestation efforts of indigenous trees. Cross beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal where spectacular views of the volcano await your discovery. Cruise on Lake Arenal, the largest lake in the country. Later check into your hotel for a two-night stay at a typical lodge overlooking the Arenal Volcano. Tonight taste your way through a cooking demonstration to learn how native, exotic vegetables and plants contribute to the unique flavors of the local cuisine.   Meals:B,D
ARENAL SPRINGS RESORT & SPA, ARENAL

Day 8 - ARENAL/ZARCERO/SAN JOSE       
We travel to the charming town of Zarcero to visit its whimsical topiary garden. Sixteen green arches stand before the San Rafael Church, a beautiful cottage styled church. The evergreen paradise around it offers a series of vibrant shrubbery, sculptured and clipped into whimsical shapes. Continue to San Jose to see the city treasures on a panoramic tour. This evening bid farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers.    Meals:B,D
HOTEL DOUBLETREE CARIARI, SAN JOSE

I T I N E R A R Y

Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/PHL AIRPORT/SAN JOSE 
Following departures, tour will drive to Philadelphia Airport to board your flights to the colorful capitol city of San Jose, Costa Rica, where your adventure begins. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.
HOTEL DOUBLEREE CARIARI

TROPICAL COSTA RICA
 
January 12 - 20, 2023
9 days / 8 nights

$2428


Single supplement $500

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls, active volcanoes, misty cloud forests, inland rivers, tropical gardens, hummingbirds, and the mysterious jungle all are a part of this marvelous vacation in tropical Costa Rica (rich coast in Spanish). There’s lots to see and do plus time to relax by a pool or on the beach and enjoy the warm climate. Join us for this tropical adventure.

Day 5 - MONTEVERDE      
Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful humming birds. Join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to learn about the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and flora -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. You can do both if you purchase the second as an option on tour. This evening an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year.  Meals:B,D
EL ESTABLO HOTEL, MONTEVERDE

Day 7 - ARENAL/CANO NEGRO/ARENAL   
The remote 20,000 acres of Cano Negro are home to the largest viewable indigenous wildlife. Embark on a Cano Negro guided river boat trip in a panga (covered canoe), making frequent stops to watch and photograph the wildlife around you which include caimans, river otters, sloths, river turtles, and exotic birds. Return to Arenal to relax during an optional spa visit.  Meals:B
ARENAL SPRINGS RESORT & SPA, ARENAL

Day 9 – SAN JOSE/HOME                                                            
Departure today for Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you to Wilmington, Newark and Independence (near Millsboro).  Meals:B

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington to Philadelphia Airport * roundtrip air Philadelphia/San Jose and San Jose/Philadelphia * airline subject to change until ticketed * accommodations for 8 nights based on double occupancy * admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary * meals include 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners * airport to hotel transfers * taxes and gratuities for included meals, hotels and local guides * services of an accompanying Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours with minimum of 15 passengers. * Services of a Collette Tour Manager throughout the tour *

Not included: passport fee, gratuity to the Collette Tour Manager. 

Conditions: A deposit of $600 is due with each reservation. Insurance of $399 per person must be paid at time of deposit. Final payment is due November 1, 2022. A valid passport is required for this tour.
Cancellations: Without insurance, deposit is refundable until July 1, 2022. With insurance you may cancel at anytime for any reason.

Responsibility; B & B Travel, Inc d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for Collette who arranges transportation, accommodations and services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours is not liable for loss, damage, injury or expense on account of delay, failure of any conveyance or from any cause whatsoever. 

Day 2 - SAN JOSE/COFFEE PLANTATION/GUANACASTE    
Travel though the verdant countryside of the Central Valley to the fertile region world-renowned for coffee. A tour of a local coffee plantation highlights the history and cultivation of coffee and its importance to the Costa Rica 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 two-nights hotel stay.   Meals:B,D

NAMMBU BEACHFRONT BUNGALOWS, GUANACASTE 

Day 3 - GUANACASTE    
Fun in the sun is in store for you as you enjoy this tropical Pacific Ocean paradise. Explore the nearby beaches or perhaps relax by the pool. This afternoon visit the delightful beach town of Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica.  Meals:B,D
NAMMBU BEACHFRONT BUNGALOW, GUANACASTE

Day 4 - GUANACASTE/MONTEVERDE     
Travel into the magnificent Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! In this spectacular ecosystem, you will encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. A nature walk allows you to discover the natural beauty of the cloud forest first hand. This forest is home of the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, a bird that wears a gorgeous jeweled-toned plumage.   Meals:B,D
EL ESTABLO HOTEL, MONTEVERDE