2018 Costa Rica Natural Heritage

Jan. 18 – 29Map
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $3,481 (airfare included from certain cities)
Tour Length: 12 days
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In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, you discover staggering biodiversity in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rain forest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast.  Your small group of no more than 18 guests begins its 12-day exploration in cosmopolitan San Jose.  Travel through the Central Valley to Poas Volcano National Park, and visit the Doka Coffee Estate.  Explore the Botanical Orchid Garden en route to the Arenal region and magnificent Arenal Volcano.

During your three-night stay, visit a local elementary school, experience the rainforest on a Hanging Bridges walk, and tour Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve.  Continue on to the amazingly diverse Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and its Hummingbird Gallery.  Your tropical journey concludes with a three-night stay at a Guanacaste beachfront resort hotel, and a Tempisque River “floating safari.”  Encounter more exceptional biodiversity on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension to Tortuguero National Park.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : San Jose
  • Day 3 : San Jose | Arenal Region
  • Day 4 : Arenal Region
  • Day 5 : Arenal | Monteverde
  • Day 6 : Monteverde
  • Day 7 : Monteverde
  • Day 8 : Monteverde | Guancaste
  • Day 9 : Guancaste
  • Day 10 : Guancaste
  • Day 11 : Guancaste
  • Day 12 : Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Membership Requirement: Tour participants who are not members of the General Alumni Association must join the Association ($50 for singles; $60 for couples) or pay a $50 surcharge to participate. Please pay by separate check made payable to the General Alumni Association and mail the check with your reservation form.

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2018 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.