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Costa Rica Tour
Must book at least 90 days in advance
Enjoy a tour of the beautiful lands of Costa Rica!
Our tour is physically active. We believe the best way to get to the heart of a city is on foot, surrounded by the people and the culture. For this reason, we do walking tours through most of the cities we visit. It will be a vigorous pace with a great deal of walking on ancient pavements, up and down stairs, and hilly terrain. Expect to be on your feet, walking and standing, indoors and outdoors, and in all weather conditions. It is not recommended for physically challenged travelers who need assistance walking or those with limited stamina or mobility.
All itineraries are subject to adjustment as required. Confirmed, final, and detailed itineraries (and additional important travel details) are posted on your Personal BCT Travel Desktop, approximately one month from departure.
Day 1: Arrive in Costa Rica. Your Tour guide will be waiting for you outside of the airport with a sign with your group name on it, ready to take you to your hotel. Welcome dinner at 7 pm.
Day 2: Travel to the Arenal volcano area, on the way stop to see beautiful waterfalls. A welcome tour in our Tropical Paradise bungalow gardens, and afterward a Rain Forest tour: Get ready to explore the rain forest/jungle near one of Costa Rica’s reserves: Maquenque. During this guided walk you will be on forest trails learning about nature and wildlife in the jungle. This tour has different levels for everyone of all ages. (*Easy level walking trails for all, option of a bit more challenging trail for those that would like to try it)
Day 3: Natural hot springs: After about a 10-minute walk on trails in a transition, tropical forest you can soak and relax and enjoy the beauty of nature while sipping a piña colada in pools of different temperatures. (This hot spring is located alongside a river in the middle of the jungle; Easy a level walking trail, with a bit of incline in a couple of spots)
Day 4: Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm tour: On this interesting tour learn all about butterflies in Costa Rica and their life development. You will see gorgeous blue morphos and others flying all around you in an enclosure where you can take photographs. After the butterfly tour, you will travel a bit further up into the mountains to the Cloud Forest to see breathtaking views of this different type of forest. This area is incredibly beautiful with a deep canyon and a massive waterfall. This is a wonderful place to photograph nature, and cloud forest landscapes, and observe a nice variety of hummingbirds and other birds that inhabit this elevation in the cloud forest. Enjoy walking trails and breathtaking views. (* Easy-level walking trails)
Day 5: Arenal volcano tour: Learn the history of Arenal volcano this morning, enjoying gorgeous views of the giant cone-shaped volcano and the lake at its base. See the surrounding forest and watch for wildlife along the way. Open the afternoon to explore the town of La Fortuna and relax back at the bungalows by the swimming pool and hammocks. (*Easy level trails, some inclines)
Day 6: Open morning at the bungalows, and after check out travel to Alajuela, close to the airport. 6 pm farewell dinner.
Day 7: Return home. Take the hotel shuttle at your convenient time to the airport.
- 25% deposit required to confirm any reservation
- 25% deposit (up to $400 maximum per person) non-refundable
- No insurance, no refunds. A claim, with the proper paperwork, for an insured reason, must be presented to the insurance company.
- Lack of Insurance results in no refunds of any type.
- The final balance is due 90 days prior to departure on all trips.
- Reservations made less than 90 days before departure require full payment.
Land Package prices signify that…
BCT will provide your transportation during the tour but you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
Unless the arrival and departure hotels provide complimentary hotel/airport shuttle service Land Package travelers will need to arrange their own airport/hotel transportation.
BCT is not responsible for any cost associated with the cost of your transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Including penalties, fees, and/or rebooking costs when a trip is canceled or moved.
Click here to read about the advantages of booking a ‘full package’ trip versus a ‘land package’ trip.
A 6% convenience (secure processing) fee will be added for reservations made online and a $30/person discount will be added. Booking over the phone, no convenience fee will be added, nor will you receive a $30/person discount.
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