Discover exotic flora and fauna as you traverse treetop bridges, float along the Tempisque River, trek to a volcano, and take guided walks at Monteverde's biological reserve.

Starting at: $3,681 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Arenal Volcano  The luscious cloud forest from the forest floor  The elusive Resplendent Quetzal found in Monteverde   Oak Tiger Butterfly. Credit: Phil Parsons  White-faced Capuchin monkey  A brilliantly colored morpho butterfly  One of many butterfly species of Costa Rica  Male Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird  Costa Rica hummingbird  One of Costa Rica's delightful hummingbirds  The jungle canopy from a tree-top skyway. Credit: Amy Cline  Dart frog in Costa Rica  A sloth at home in the tree tops  Colorful Heliconia   One of Costa Rica's many species of orchids  Costa Rica orchid  Poás Volcano  Red-eyed tree frog crawling between leaves in the jungle  Costa Rica coffee field  Beach along the coast of Guanacaste  Sunset in Guanacaste

Costa Rica's Natural Treasures

12 days from $3,681 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Discover exotic flora and fauna as you traverse treetop bridges, float along the Tempisque River, trek to a volcano, and take guided walks at Monteverde's biological reserve.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

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- Judith H.

This was an exceptional first time tour group experience. Smithsonian gets an A+ for combining learning and fun as a way to see new lands.

- Gretchen G.

The diverse perspectives and knowledge shared by and with the fellow travelers makes each trip unique, special, and memorable in ways words cannot express.

- Stephanie B.

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InterContinental Costa Rica (Superior First Class)

San Jose, Costa Rica

The hotel is well situated in Escazu, one of San Jose’s exclusive suburbs, and located within the Multiplaza Mall complex (close to shops and restaurants). The 372-room hotel has four restaurants, lounges, spa, fitness center, and heated outdoor pool (surrounded by tropical gardens). Each of the guest rooms has air conditioning, private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, complimentary in-room wi-fi, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Arenal Manoa

Arenal Region, Costa Rica

The Hotel Arenal Monoa offers panoramic views of Arenal Volcano while surrounded by meditative gardens and a Costa Rican farm. La Palma River runs through the property, nourishing a gallery forest complete with a vast selection of bird and plant life. The 80-room hotel features a restaurant and bar, walking gardens, Jacuzzi, spa, and outdoor pool with swim-up bar. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Nestled in Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forest, El Establo Mountain Hotel offers outstanding views and is just minutes from Monteverde Reserve. Amenities at the 155-room lodge include hiking trails, canopy tours, two indoor pools, tennis courts, fitness center, spa with massage and beauty treatments, Internet access, laundry and dry cleaning services, and two restaurants and two bars. Comfortable guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, safe-deposit box, coffee-making facilities, TV, phone, and private balcony or terrace overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya. The rooms are not air conditioned since the typically cool “mountain” climate at Monteverde rarely requires it.

Number of nights: 3

Esplendor Tamarindo Hotel

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

The brand new (opening in April of 2015) Esplendor Tamarindo is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 104-room hotel has two restaurants, lounges, an outdoor pool, spa,  fitness center, and beach club.  Each of the guest rooms has a balcony (overlooking the Pacific Ocean), air conditioning, private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3