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Dare to Be Swept Away: Costa Rica

7 Days

Trip Dates

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February 6, 2025 - February 12, 2025 Available
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Overview

Embark on an extraordinary adventure where lush rainforests meet pristine beaches, and exhilarating escapades await at every turn. Welcome to Costa Rica, a paradise where nature’s bounty is your playground, and every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of unforgettable memories. This isn’t just a trip; it’s a journey into the heart of wonder, a group travel experience meticulously crafted to bring together like-minded adventurers in pursuit of beauty, thrill, and the bonds that only shared exploration can forge.

As you traverse through this vibrant land, each step reveals a new shade of green, each breath is a fresh embrace of pure air, and every sunset paints the sky with the promise of another day of discovery. From the echoing calls of exotic wildlife in the cloud-kissed canopies to the rhythmic waves caressing golden shores, Costa Rica offers an immersive symphony of nature’s finest melodies.

Join us, and let Costa Rica unveil its treasures to you. Discover the spirit of ‘Pura Vida’ as you weave through this tapestry of ecological wonders and cultural gems. This group travel experience is your gateway to adventure, relaxation, and connections that transcend the ordinary. Welcome aboard a journey where every moment is a story waiting to be told, and every experience is a memory waiting to be cherished. Welcome to Costa Rica.

Highlights

  • Visits to active volcanoes
  • Paradisiacal beaches with white sand and water crystalline
  • Naturalistic tours in the rain forest

Itinerary

As the sun dips below the horizon, painting the Costa Rican sky with hues of fiery orange and tranquil purple, we warmly welcome you to your haven of relaxation and adventure. Today marks not just your arrival, but the beginning of a journey filled with wonder, camaraderie, and the pure essence of ‘Pura Vida.’

Settle into your tranquil retreat, let the serene surroundings embrace you, and allow the gentle rhythms of this tropical paradise to soothe your spirit. This is a time for rejuvenation, for settling in, and for anticipation of the days to come. As you unwind, let the distant calls of the wild and the soothing whispers of the foliage tune you into the natural harmony that Costa Rica is famed for.

As evening unfolds, we will enjoy a special Welcome Dinner; it’s the first chapter of our shared story, an intimate gathering where flavors, laughter, and stories blend to create the perfect kickoff to our collective adventure. Under the soft glow of ambient lights, surrounded by the warmth of new friends, every toast, every shared dish, is a celebration of the journey ahead.

Tonight, as we dine, converse, and connect, let the spirit of this beautiful land fill your heart. Welcome to Costa Rica, where every moment is as rich and captivating as the nature that envelops us. Welcome to the start of something truly magical.

Embark on an unforgettable full-day adventure at the majestic Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, where the allure of nature meets exhilarating activities, making every moment a treasure to cherish. The Buena Vista Mega Combo offers a comprehensive experience, meticulously designed to immerse you in the wonders of this vibrant landscape.

Your journey begins with a soothing embrace of nature as you indulge in the therapeutic hot springs and rejuvenating mud baths, nestled at the foot of the volcano. These natural spas offer a serene retreat, allowing you to unwind and connect with the earth’s healing energies.

From the tranquility of the hot springs, shift gears and saddle up for a guided horseback ride through the lush forest. Feel the rhythm of your horse’s gentle trot as you navigate through the verdant canopy, each step unveiling the forest’s hidden secrets and the melodious chorus of its inhabitants.

The adventure escalates as you gear up for the jungle canopy zip lines. Experience the rush of adrenaline and the freedom of flight as you glide from treetop to treetop, the wind in your hair and the panoramic views of the forest below. This exhilarating ride offers a unique perspective of the jungle’s layered beauty, from the ancient trees to the vibrant life that thrives within.

Amidst these thrilling activities, take a moment to marvel at the magical view from atop the ancient trees. The landscape stretches out before you, a tapestry of greenery, rugged terrain, and the distant silhouette of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, standing as a timeless guardian of the region.

Your adventure is complemented by a delicious lunch, thoughtfully included to refuel your energy and tantalize your taste buds with local flavors. With every detail taken care of, your guide ensures a seamless experience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the joy and wonder of the day.

The Buena Vista Mega Combo from Guanacaste is not just an itinerary; it’s an invitation to embark on a journey where adventure, relaxation, and the sublime beauty of nature converge. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime, all in the enchanting embrace of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

Sunset Sails Tours

Sail on the Pacific Ocean and watch the sunset while dolphins play in the water by the catamaran! On the way out towards the sea you can sunbathe on the very spacious deck of the catamaran. If you think the sun is too hot, the sail will usually provide some shade and there are seats under a roof towards the rear. Drinks are free of charge for the whole trip.

Often dolphins will come join us on our journey and if we’re really lucky we might get to see a humpback whale. The captain will lay anchor in a cozy little lagoon where those who want can hop in the water for a swim or borrow snorkeling equipment for an amazing experience under the water surface with a snorkeling guide. When everyone is done with the water, a lighter meal is served on the catamaran and once everyone is full and happy, we sail on. Sailing towards land again is amazing and the sun is setting behind us. We reach the shore just as the sun disappears on the horizon.

Breakfast, Lunch

On arrival day in Arenal you’ll visit one of Costa Rica’s world-famous coffee plantations.

The Arabic coffee bean was brought to Costa Rica in the late 1700s and that was a new beginning to the Costa Rican economy. At that time coffee was expensive around the world and the Costa Rican government saw many opportunities to profit from production and exportation.

The absolute excellent conditions for coffee production in Costa Rica led to quick expansion of the industry. The cooler climate at between 3900 and 5600 ft. (1200-1700 m), the volcanic soil, which is slightly acidic and extremely fertile, give the coffee beans great conditions for growing.

Our Coffee and Chocolate tours with Don Juan consist of us beginning with one of our professional bilingual guides showing us a coffee tree and its way from a seed to when it’s fully grown four years later and its first harvest. From there we get to follow the process of the picking to weighing, cleaning, drying, and finally roasting the coffee bean. Of course, we get to taste to wonderfully tasting coffee when it’s the end product.

The tours also include a chocolate tour where we get a lesson on how the cacao bean is grown and cultivated before it’s dried and fermented and mixed into chocolate. It’s an interesting experience that is finished with a delightful chocolate tasting!

Discovering the wonderful secrets hidden in this forest means finding a wildlife sanctuary; the high density of biodiversity makes our trails a unique place for observing species spotted along the way. When going on the guided tour on these hanging brides, pay special attention to the different layers of the rainforest, from the treetops, the understory and the forest floor; this way you will be able to appreciate many of the species housed by this spectacular biological corridor.

You will head for the foot of the volcano where you will go on a guided tour around the volcano and also walk up to the solidified lava that used to come from the volcano. During this half-day tour you’ll be going around the volcano for the different activities to have the best view of the top. Note! Everything you’ll be doing during the day is at a safe distance from the volcanic crater.

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Deluxe Accommodations

During this journey we will visit the National Theater, also known as “The jewel of San José”, a masterpiece in art and architecture built by Costa Ricans and completed in 1897.
Then we will visit the Museum of Gold (an archaeological interest site), then the Central Market, place full of the Costa Rican cultural heritage and traditions, where you will be able to browse and buy some local art crafts.
We will also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. As we travel around the city, we will point you out several historically important or main buildings in our city, for example The Costa Rica University, The Old Train Station, The National Liquor Factory, The National Supreme Election Bureau, the Asamblea Legislativa (equivalent to The Congress), The Metallic Building, some parks and various sites of interest. This will be an introduction to our Capital City, and information about our economy, cultural, politics, religion and general current events.
Also, we will visit an Art Gallery, where you will be able to get some souvenirs to take back home.

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Day 7 :
Departure

As the Costa Rican sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm, golden glow over the land, it’s time to bid farewell to this enchanting paradise. Our journey together may be drawing to a close, but the memories we’ve created among the lush rainforests, vibrant wildlife, and tranquil waters will forever echo in the chambers of our hearts.

From the exhilarating rush of zip lines and water slides to the serene moments in the natural hot springs and under the canopy of the rainforest, each experience has been a thread in the rich tapestry of our adventure. We’ve laughed, explored, and discovered, not just the treasures of Costa Rica, but also new depths within ourselves and the bonds that form when spirited travelers share a path.

As you pack your bags, take with you not just souvenirs, but also the essence of ‘Pura Vida’ – the pure life. Let the spirit of Costa Rica, with its vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and the warm smiles of its people, continue to inspire you as you journey onwards to new destinations.

Though we part ways, the story of our adventure doesn’t end here. It lives on in the stories we’ll tell, the friendships we’ve forged, and the call of the wild that will always remind us of the time when we were adventurers in Costa Rica.

Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary journey. Until we meet again, carry the spirit of this adventure with you, and may it guide you to your next great journey. Pura Vida!

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Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Roundtrip flights to (SJO)
  • 6 Nights Deluxe Accommodations
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Airport Transfer
  • Transfers between activities
  • Entrance/Tour Fees per Itinerary
  • Idaru Group Leader
  • Bon Voyage Group Video Call
  • Concierge Support
  • Private Group Chat
  • Photography package images
  • Idaru Gift Box

The Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/Passport Fees
  • Hotel Incidentals
  • Optional Tours
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to get a vaccination before going to Costa Rica?

No, you don’t, but we always recommend you talk to your local medical provider.

How do I book my trip?

When you navigate to our website, you can choose a pre-designed vacation curated by Idaru, or embark on an independent adventure with our ready-made packages.

Ready to secure your spot? Follow these simple steps:
1. Click “Book Now” and let the pre-populated date be your starting point. Hit “Continue”.
2. Choose your Pricing: Land-Only or Flights Included? Select your preference to see package accommodation options.
3. Pick Your Room: Shared/Double (two beds, roommate matching offered for solo travelers) or Solo/Single Occupancy (private
room).
4. Select Quantity: Add desired packages to your cart and click “Continue”.
5. Enhance Your Trip: Explore add-ons like activities or travel insurance.
6. Proceed to Checkout: Enter your billing details and choose payment method.
7. Downpayment or Full Payment: Opt for a low downpayment with installment options or pay in full.
8. Enjoy Confirmation: Upon booking confirmation, you’ll receive an email with an installment plan (if applicable). Remember, full
payment is due 45 days before departure.

That’s it! Dive into the excitement of your upcoming adventure.

Please reach out to us if you experience any issues: booking@idarutravel.com

Do you offer payment plans?

At Idaru Travel, we are happy to work with you to ensure that you can experience the trip of a lifetime. However, all trip balances have to be paid off 45 days before your departure date. To learn more about our payment options, please consult with us and we can answer any questions you have.

What is your refund policy?

All deposits for trips are non-refundable. Trip payments made after the deposit are eligible for a refund depending on where we are in proximity to the travel date. The refund policy is outlined on the Terms and Conditions page, which is all available on the Contact Us Tab.

To learn more about our refund policy, please visit our Booking Terms and Conditions page.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended as we cannot predict unforeseen circumstances interrupting your travel.

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Dare to Be Swept Away: Costa Rica
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