5-Nights Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Gaia Hotel & Reserve

The Gaia Hotel achieves an ideal blend of modern amenities and natural scenery. Nestled in the magnificent coastal forests of Costa Rica, the hotel's well-appointed, terraced suites and villas offer views of lush and pristine wild surroundings that are beyond compare. The hotel sits on a vast tract of lowland coastal forest, teeming with spectacular and rare wildlife.

Gaia Hotel & Reserve Dining:
La Luna, The Ambar Lounge
Gaia Hotel & Reserve Activities:
Activity Desk, Aerobics, Art Gallery, Beach (7 minute complimentary shuttle ride to beach.), Casino, Church, Cooking Lessons, Cultural Activities, Ecological Tours, Hiking, Jacuzzi, Live Entertainment, National Park, Night Club, Rainforest, Sauna, Spa Services, Swim-up Bar, Swimming Pool, Water Exercise.
Liberia Attractions:
Manuel Antonio National Park, Cathedral Point, Puerto Escondido, Serrucho Point

Land price is per person based on double occupancy for select travel dates noted.

Bonus: Jungle view suite, Private White Water Rafting Pacuare River excursion

10-Nights Essence of Nicaragua-Classic

Essence of Nicaragua From the colonial streets of Granada and Le?n to the beauty of San Juan del Sur’s horseshoe bay, discover the best of Nicaragua on this unique 11-day adventure. Encounter a nature-lover’s paradise on Ometepe Island and see both dormant and active volcanoes amidst this country’s stunning wilderness. Emerging from a long and turbulent history, Nicaragua is set to become the next big thing. Discover it before others do and come away with a greater understanding of both the volatile past and a passion for this country’s vibrant modern culture.HighlightsExplore colonial Granada, seek out the revolutionary murals in Le?n, relax on the beach at San Juan del Sur, admire the stunning volcanoes on Ometepe IslandAccommodationHotels (10 nts).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 16, avg 12Meals Included2 breakfasts, 2 dinnersWhat’s IncludedMasaya Volcano National Park visit. Masaya market visit. Le?n orientation walk including entrance to cathedral rooftop. Beach time in San Juan del Sur. Free time in Le?n and Ometepe. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

8-Nights Costa Rica Escape With Tortuguero

Forget the big city crowds and high prices-now is your time to vacation in Costa Rica! With its abundant wildlife and splendid beauty, it?s no wonder Costa Rica is synonymous with pura vida-the good life. On this Costa Rica tour, spend two nights each in San Jos?, Tortuguero, Monteverde, and Arenal. In Tortuguero National Park, enjoy a cruise into the biodiverse rainforest and watch for white-faced capuchin, howler, and spider monkeys; toucans; manatees; jaguars; and much more. During your guided nature walk into the rainforest, learn about the flora found here. In the verdant cloud forest of Monteverde, search for wildlife as you explore Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve-home to jaguars, resplendent quetzals, pumas, monkeys, sloths, and many species of birds and plants-with an expert Naturalist. In Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano (considered one of the world?s most active volcanoes), visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Made up of 15 bridges suspended in the treetops, be sure to have your camera ready for when your Naturalist points out monkeys, sloths, butterflies, birds, and other animals commonly seen here. All of this and more-plus an amazing value-await you on this fantastic Costa Rica tour!Included Features:TORTUGUEROGuided sightseeing and cruise through the Tortuguero National Park canals to view wildlife; guided nature walk through the rainforest; visit Tortuguero town; guided visit of the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum; Guapiles nature walkMONTEVERDEVisit Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve; Naturalist-led tour of the reserve ARENALVisit Arenal National Park; Naturalist-led tour of the Arenal Hanging Bridges SARCHIVisit to the artisan village to see the famous Costa Rica ox cartsSAN JOS?Orientation tour

4-Nights Tortuguero National Park Tour 5-Day Independent Adventure-Classic

Tortuguero National Park Tour – 5-Day Independent Adventure
Spend four days at a lodge in and around Tortuguero National Park. The park is a land of canals and waterways lined by steamy jungle and mangroves teeming with wildlife, and is the Caribbean's most important breeding ground for endangered green sea turtles from June to August. A sleepy Caribbean town, Tortuguero has no roads-access is only by boat or small plane. If you're looking for unspoiled rainforest and more animals than you can shake a camera at, this is the place.

Highlights
Explore lush Tortuguero National Park, search for sea turtles during nesting season, relax at a jungle lodge

Accommodation
Jungle lodge (3 nts), hotel (1 nt).

Group Leader
Local guides, lodge staff.

Meals Included
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

What's Included
Arrival transfer. Guided hikes and boat tours in Tortuguero National Park. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
 

3-Nights Tortuguero National Park Tour 4-Day Independent Adventure-Classic

Tortuguero National Park Tour – 4-Day Independent Adventure
Short on time but need more of Costa Rica? Tortuguero National Park, a remote coastal town only accessible by boat or small plane, is the place for you. Travel from San José through banana plantations to the Caribbean Coast where you'll catch a boat to Tortuguero. Spend three days exploring the canals, beaches and jungles of this pristine nature reserve in search of turtles, birds, caiman and if you are lucky, the famous "Jesus Lizard."

Highlights
Cruise the canals in search of wildlife, hike through the pristine environment of Tortuguero National Park, search for sea turtles when in season

Accommodation
Jungle lodge (2 nts), hotel (1 nt).

Group Leader
Local guides while at the lodge.

Meals Included
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

What's Included
Arrival transfer. Guided hikes and boat tours in Tortuguero National Park. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
 

3-Nights Maya Footprints Punta Gorda

Maya Footprints Escape to Punta Gorda and the foothills of the Maya Mountains, your base for exploring the Toledo District, home to the annual Toledo Cacao Festival each May, and an area rich with local culture, rainforest adventures and a variety of water activities.Includes:Roundtrip Air and Ground Transfers3 Nights Accommodation2 Local Tours with GuidesAll Meals

9-Nights The Best of Costa Rica Independent Adventure-Classic

The Best of Costa Rica Independent Adventure
Can't decide between the jungle, volcanoes or the beach? Do all three on this ten-day independent journey that proves why Costa Rica is world-renowned for its natural beauty. Start by cruising the remote rainforests of Tortuguero (no roads here!) before heading to volcano country. Stay at the foot of Arenal Volcano and explore the rivers, trails and hot springs of the area before chasing sun and sea in Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf and great weather.

Highlights
Spot monkeys and tropical wildlife along the Tortuguero canals, relax on the Pacific coast, get active in the Arenal Volcano region, soak in relaxing hot springs after a hard day of play

Accommodation
Hotels (9 nts).

Group Leader
Local guides, hotel staff.

Meals Included
9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

What's Included
Arrival transfer. Guided tours of the Tortuguero Canals and National Park (entrance fee not included). Free time in La Fortuna and Tamarindo. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
 

11-Nights Trek Hidden Costa Rica-Active

Trek Hidden Costa Rica
Think you know Costa Rica? Trade in the same old settings for the real deal. Trek into the heart of the jungle to live with three families in a remote village. Discover the emerald core of a diverse land while bunking down behind a massive waterfall in a hidden cave. Learn about the medicinal plants native to these parts and how to make sugarcane candy. This is a spectacular country with opportunities for waterfall rappelling, surfing, and whitewater rafting. This is what adventure is all about.

Highlights
Trek into a remote community to live with the locals, sleep in a cave behind twin waterfalls, make your own sugarcane candy, experience a traditional sauna and learn about medicinal plants, rappel down hidden waterfalls, whitewater raft on the Savegre River.

Accommodation
Hotels (5 nts twin-share, 2 nts triple-share), jungle homestay (3 nts, multi-share), cave camping (1 nt, sleeping bags, no electricity).

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 10.

Meals Included
4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

What's Included
Local Living: Bread Making, Piedras Blancas Local Living: Chocolate Making, Piedras Blancas. Hiking excursion to Piedras Blancas (4 days). Overnight hiking excursion to Diamante Verde Cave. Waterfall rappelling. Whitewater rafting on the Savegre River. Trapiche demonstration. Ballena Marine National Park visit. Free time in Dominical and Uvita. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.