Tour 9

The Naturalist Costa Rica Tour: 14 nights, 13 full days in Costa Rica

Designed for general nature lovers who want to see a great diversity of wildlife in a wide variety of habitats in Costa Rica.

1 nt: San Jose upon arrival at Hotel Bougainvillea
2 nts: Mawamba Lodge in the coastal
Caribbean lowlands
2 nts: Selva Verde Lodge in
Caribbean lowlands
2 nts: Arenal Observatory Lodge in
Caribbean foothills
3 nts: Monteverde in the Pacific cloud forest at Trapp Family Lodge
3 nts: Punta Leona Beach Resort in the coastal Pacific lowland rainforest

1 nts: Trapp Family Country Inn near
San Jose Airport

Price per person double occupancy:

Low Season: $1,861

High Season: $1,936

Single Supplement:$603 in the Low Season, $657 in the High Season

Private transportation between lodges: Add $778 divided by the number of participants
(Airport pick-up -> Hotel Bougainvillea -> Mawamba Lodge -> Selva Verde Lodge -> Arenal Observatory Lodge-> Trapp Family Lodge via Jeep-Boat-Jeep -> Punta Leona Beach Resort -> Trapp Family Country Inn -> Airport drop-off)

Price includes:

  • All lodging
  • All meals except arrival dinner, dinner the night before departure, and meals while staying in Monteverde
  • All taxes on inclusive meals, lodging, and transport
  • Transport from San Jose to Mawamba Lodge and return to Selva Verde Lodge
  • Naturalist guide and inclusive boat trips during your stay at Mawamba Lodge
  • Full day guided tour to La Selva OTS Station including transport while at Selva Verde Lodge
  • Boat trip on the Tarcol River with “Mangrove Birding Tours” while staying in Carara area including roundtrip transport from lodge

Optional extras:

  • Private transport not included in tour; total is divided by number of guests
  • Entrance fees to Tortuguero NP, Arenal NP, Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Finca Ecol√≥gica, and Carara NP
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges while staying in the Arenal area
  • Guide service at Arenal, Monteverde and/or Punta Leona
  • Optional extras mentioned in the description of each lodge