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Costa Rica’s Natural Heritage

February 27 to March 9, 2025

Cute Little Squirrel Monkey
Squirrel Monkey hanging on palm leaf in Costa Rica, Central America.
  • Starting Price: From $4,781 per person, double occupancy from Miami. Call for pricing from your hometown and single occupancy.
  • Special Note: Limited to 18 travelers. This is an exclusive NC State departure.
  • Optional Add-Ons: Pre-Tour Tortuguero National Park
  • Travel type: Land
  • Tour Partner: Odysseys Unlimited
  • Brochure PDF: Brochure to come
  • Travel Insurance: Meyer and Associates or call 866-679-7836
  • Reservations: To ask questions or make a reservation on the phone, call WolfTreks Travel Manager Kathy Hart at 919-515-0508. To book online, use this NC State Reservation Form.

In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, discover a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast, with a small group of no more than 18 travelers. Enjoy a relaxed yet comprehensive 11-day exploration as Costa Rica presents its staggering biodiversity:  pristine landscapes, unique microclimates, exotic flora and fauna. 

Setting out from the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, travel to Irazú Volcano National Park to view the country’s tallest volcanoThen depart for the picturesque Arenal region, stopping to learn about Costa Rica’s prized export at the Doka Coffee Estate on Poás Volcano’s fertile slopes, and to explore Carrizal’s wondrous orchid garden.  Spend the next three nights at a hotel offering magnificent vistas of Arenal Volcano. After meeting students at an elementary school, encounter the natural splendor of the remarkable Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve. Experience the rainforest from the canopy level on Arenal’s hanging bridges Sky Walk. 

Continuing on to the “green cathedral” of Monteverde, take a guided walk that reveals the amazing Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, followed by a tour of the Monteverde Bat Jungle. Visit Monteverde’s delightful Butterfly Garden, home to a variety of species.  The Costa Rican adventure concludes with a three-night stay at a Guanacaste beachfront resort, and a Tempisque River float safari in an extraordinary ecosystem. With a day at leisure in this beautiful setting, kayak, hike, or explore lively Tamarindo. Discover more ecological wonders with a four-day/three-night pre-tour option in celebrated Tortuguero National Park.

Activity Level: Easy/Moderate

  • Walk one to three miles per day, often on uneven terrain in natural settings.
  • Walking in rainforest and cloud-forest settings with inclines and on suspended bridges.
  • Lengthy motorcoach ride from Arenal Region to Monteverde over bumpy roads.
  • High elevation on excursion to Irazu Volcano National Park (11,000 ft).
  • Tortuguero Pre-Tour Option: embarkation/disembarkation of multiple boats.

Favorite part of the trip: diversity of natural beauty which changes from Tortuguero to Guanacaste. Birds and animal life are amazing. All of this was more meaningful due to the tour director’s depth of knowledge.

2023 WolfTreks Traveler

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