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Private Escapes Sale: Costa Rica 2021


8 days from $2,195 per person was $4,395

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Explore the lush forests of Costa Rica on a private journey led by top local guides, sighting the incredibly diverse wildlife inhabiting the mist-shrouded mountains of Tortuguero National Park and the Monteverde Reserve, kayaking, hiking and walking through a pristine paradise and staying at ideally located lodges.

A&K Advantages

  • Cruise the creeks of Tortuguero National Park on a private morning adventure, when the rain forest is particularly active
  • Paddle your kayak through the backwater creeks and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park as spider monkeys and birds chatter overhead
  • Hike with a private naturalist guide through the Monteverde Reserve to discover the rich diversity of its wild plants and animals
  • Join a naturalist to spot some of the hundreds of vibrant bird species that populate the teeming cloud forest of the Curi-Cancha Reserve

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive San José, Costa Rica
Day 2
Tortuguero | Life of a National Park
Day 3
Tortuguero | Morning Safari by Boat
Day 4
Tortuguero | Kayaking the Backwaters
Day 5
Monteverde | Into the Cloud Forest
Day 6
Monteverde | Profuse Diversity
Day 7
Monteverde | Hiking with a Naturalist
Day 8
Depart San José

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Day 1
Arrive San José, Costa Rica

Arrive in San José, a bustling modern metropolis surrounded by verdant, pristine cloud forests, where you are met and transferred to your hotel, set on a coffee plantation surrounded by mountains.

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
Day 2
Tortuguero | Life of a National Park

After breakfast, fly to Tortuguero — a rain-forest-covered ithmus situated on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast — and transfer to your lodge to begin your three-night stay. The remainder of today is at your leisure. Tortuguero is a land of jungles, rivers, lagoons, and islands. Its name comes from the word tortuga (Spanish for turtle), and Tortuguero National Park was originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic green sea turtle. The park now protects over 77,000 acres and stands as one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest remaining in Central America. Tortuguero covers 11 habitats and is home to river otters; three-toed sloths; and spider, howler, and capuchin monkeys. Caimans, iguanas, river turtles, basilisk lizards and poison-dart frogs also inhabit the area, along with a dazzling array of more than 320 bird species.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Tortuguero | Morning Safari by Boat

This morning after breakfast, embark by boat with your local naturalist guide on a private excursion to explore the creeks of Tortuguero National Park. Watch for diverse species in these morning hours, when they are especially active in the rain forest. You may sight howler monkeys in search of tender young figs, encounter a river otter on the hunt or find northern jacana perched on an island of water hyacinth looking for insects and miniature shrimp, so keep your binoculars close at hand. Return to the lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure amid the natural beauty of Tortuguero. You may wish to relax in your hammock, take a dip in the pool, or hike the lodge’s private trails.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Tortuguero | Kayaking the Backwaters

Today, boat to the entrance of Caño Chiquero or Caño Mora and switch to kayaks for a private, guided “aquatic trail” exploration. Paddle the backwater creeks and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park, taking in a river otter’s-eye view of the lush forest canopy and listening to the calls of toucans, spider monkeys and many other indigenous animal and bird species. Afterward, return to the lodge, where the balance of your day is at leisure.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Monteverde | Into the Cloud Forest

Fly to San José, and then transfer to your boutique hotel in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a misty bastion of diverse flora and fauna. Founded in 1954 by a group of Quakers searching for a tranquil place to live, Monteverde is a peaceful mountain community, whose residents have joined together to create an inspiring model for sustainable development and environmental protection recognized around the world. The balance of your day is at leisure, for you to relax and begin experiencing the area’s vibrant natural beauty, from hummingbirds to howler monkeys, orchids to ocelots, tree frogs to fog-draped canopies.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Monteverde | Profuse Diversity

Explore the sprawling Monteverde Reserve, home to six different kinds of habitat featuring more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants, watching for unusual sightings, such as the resplendent quetzal for the capuchin monkey. Return to your lodge and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, free to perhaps wander through your lodge’s vibrant, life-filled gardens.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Monteverde | Hiking with a Naturalist

Today, head out on a private hike into the cloud forest of the Curi-Cancha Reserve, guided by a naturalist. Keep watch for the diverse birdlife in the trees. You may spot the three-wattled bellbird, toucans and many other colorful avian species. Mammals you may see or hear include white-faced capuchins, and howler and spider monkeys. Return to your lodge for time at leisure.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Depart San José

Today, drive back to San José in time for your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2021
  • Feb 06 - Feb 13
    Special Offer
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Price
    $2,195 was $4,395
    Single Supplement
    $595 was $995
    Internal air from
    $225
    Availability
    Sale Begins Nov. 30
  • Feb 20 - Feb 27
    Special Offer
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Price
    $2,195 was $4,395
    Single Supplement
    $595 was $995
    Internal air from
    $225
    Availability
    Sale Begins Nov. 30
  • Mar 06 - Mar 13
    Special Offer
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Price
    $2,195 was $4,395
    Single Supplement
    $595 was $995
    Internal air from
    $225
    Availability
    Sale Begins Nov. 30
  • Mar 13 - Mar 20
    Special Offer
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Price
    $2,195 was $4,395
    Single Supplement
    $595 was $995
    Internal air from
    $225
    Availability
    Sale Begins Nov. 30
  • Apr 03 - Apr 10
    Special Offer
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Price
    $2,195 was $4,395
    Single Supplement
    $595 was $995
    Internal air from
    $225
    Availability
    Sale Begins Nov. 30
Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $225
San Jose/Tortuguero/San Jose

This journey contains some active elements.

Solo traveller pricing available upon request. Contact A&K for details.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Promotion begins Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CT and ends Friday, December 4, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. International and internal air are not included. Full payment is due at time of booking and is non–refundable. For barge private charters, prices apply to use of the entire barge up to the published maximum capacity and a deposit of 25% of the total charter price is due at time of booking and is non-refundable. These offers are not combinable with any other offer, discount or promotion. Other restrictions may apply.

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