National Geographic Journeys - Explore Costa Rica

03.01.2021 - 16.01.2021

Costa Rica, South America

No 2199Euro (atlikušas 7 vietas)

Post-Pandemic Travel Advice for Costa Rica January 2021.

COVID-19  risk level - Medium

Social & political conflict risk level - Medium

As of 02.10.20

 

Costa Rica may be small but it offers big adventure. This two-week tour ventures off the beaten path to a lush and wild world. Stop in at a reforestation project, visit a sea turtle conservancy program, opt to zip-line through the jungle canopy, and have a soak in volcanic hot springs. Riding a wave of “pura vida,” experience pure travel joy.

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 2 - LIGHT

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Cenā iekļauts:

  • Naktsmītnes - 11 viesnīcas, 2 džungļu nometnes
  • Ēdienreizes - 13 brokastis, 3 pusdienas un 3 vakariņas
  • Privāts grupas transports saskaņā ar programmu
  • Pavadošais grupas vadītājs – džungļu eksperts un vietējie gidi
  • STAGINGS Travel Design personīgās rekomendācijas


Cenā nav iekļauts:

  • Aviobiļetes uz/no San Josē
  • Ēdienreizes, kas nav aprakstā
  • Personīgie izdevumi un apdrošināšana
  • Programmas pagarināšana ar papildus dienām Kostarikā


Programma

DAY 1 SAN JOSÉ

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

DAY 2 SAN JOSÉ/TORTUGUERO

Travel to Tortuguero National Park and enjoy guided boat trips and wildlife viewing along canals and the coastal jungle. After, relax at our secluded lodge or take an optional night boat excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Optional Activities: Tortuguero National Park Guided Night Boat Tour

Accommodations: Turtle Beach Lodge (or similar)

DAY 3 TORTUGUERO

Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk. Search for caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced capuchin), sloths, and basilisk lizards. Also visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, a non-profit organization co-founded by Archie Carr, a National Geographic grantee. Learn about the research and conservation initiatives that have been instrumental in saving the Caribbean green turtle from extinction.

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Sea Turtle Conservancy Experience

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Optional Activities:Guided Kayak Excursion, Turtle Nesting Night Excursion (Seasonal)

Accommodations:Turtle Beach Lodge (or similar)

DAY 4 TORTUGUERO/LA FORTUNA

Depart early and visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative. Take a tour of the co-op and dig into a local lunch. Arrive in La Fortuna in the evening and relax at the pool as you take in views of the surrounding jungle and volcanoes.

Your G for Good Moment Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodations:Hotel Monte Real (or similar)

DAY 5 LA FORTUNA

Explore La Fortuna with numerous optional activities. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Once the tortillas are ready, dig into a tasty “casado” — a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and your very own tortillas.

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Tortilla Making and Home Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Optional Activities:Baldi Hot Springs Soak, Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle, Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping, Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall Swim, Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour)

Accommodations:Hotel Monte Real (or similar)

DAY 6 LA FORTUNA

Free day in La Fortuna. Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, soaking in local hot springs, or taking a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities:Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour, Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping, Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Kayaking , Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning, Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour)

Accommodations:Hotel Monte Real (or similar)

DAY 7 LA FORTUNA/MONTEVERDE

From La Fortuna, we make our way by road and boat up to the misty mountain air of the Monteverde cloud forest region. Spend two days exploring the town and nearby Forest Reserve, truly a bird lover’s paradise.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodations: El Establo Hotel (or similar)

DAY 8 MONTEVERDE

Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. You’ll also have some free time after to zipline, walk along hanging bridges, or explore the town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities:Monteverde Hanging Bridges, Ziplining

Accommodations: El Establo Hotel (or similar)

DAY 9 MONTEVERDE

Visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic-funded explorers and researchers studying the famed canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers before playing an active role in this project, visiting the National Geographic-sponsored research plot and planting trees, assisting in the nurseries, or collecting data.

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Monteverde Institute Lecture & Reforestation Project 

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit, Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour, Monteverde Hanging Bridges, Monteverde Horseback Riding, Ziplining

Accommodations: El Establo Hotel (or similar)

DAY 10 MONTEVERDE/MANUEL ANTONIO

Drive to Manuel Antonio. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches.

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Surfing, Whale and Dolphin Watching

Accommodations: Hotel Villas Lirio (or similar)

DAY 11 MANUEL ANTONIO

Take an included day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park. After, enjoy free time at the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodations:Hotel Villas Lirio (or similar)

DAY 12 MANUEL ANTONIO

Free time to explore Manuel Antonio and the National Park with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby beaches.

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour, Snorkelling, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting

Accommodations: Hotel Villas Lirio (or similar)

DAY 13 MANUEL ANTONIO/SAN JOSÉ

Return to San José for an optional farewell dinner with the group.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 14 SAN JOSÉ

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


Payment/Cancellation terms 

Deposit

At the time of booking, a non-refundable deposit in the amount of 350.00 Euros per person per Tour is due to the Tour Operator. If the booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due at the time of booking. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Tour Operator or authorized agent, as applicable.

For certain products or services offered by the Tour Operator, including TailorMade, alternative deposit terms apply. Deposits paid for TailorMade will not be held as a Lifetime Deposit.

Certain products or services offered by the Tour Operator may require you to make full payment at the time of booking. The Tour Operator will advise you of any such requirements prior to confirmation of the applicable booking.

Lifetime Deposits: If you cancel your booking, and that cancellation is not a result of nonpayment or any other breach of these Terms, the deposit amount will be held as a “Lifetime Deposit” with the Tour Operator, subject to these Terms. Lifetime Deposits have no expiry and may be applied towards payment of a deposit on any other Tour offered by the Tour Operator. The Lifetime Deposit is transferable and may be transferred by you to another individual of your choosing by providing notice to the Tour Operator in writing.

For the avoidance of doubt, only the deposit amount will form part of the Lifetime Deposit. The Lifetime Deposit has no cash value. Only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per person per product booked. A Lifetime Deposit must be applied to a new Tour booking that is of equal or greater value to the cancelled Tour for which the Lifetime Deposit was originally received. A Lifetime Deposit may not be applied to the same or similar dates of travel.

Payment

The confirmation sent by the Tour Operator or your travel agent will contain details of final payment required for any booking. Payment of the balance of the price for any products or services booked (excluding Expedition (see 29(C) below and Private Travel -- see 29(E) below) is due 60 days before the departure date of the first product or service included in the applicable booking. If full payment is not received by the applicable due date, the Tour Operator may, at its sole discretion, change the rate payable for the booking, or treat the booking as cancelled and retain the deposit paid on booking as a cancellation fee. If a booking is made less than 60 days before the departure date of the first product included in the applicable booking, then the full amount must be paid at the time of booking. If, for any product or service booked, payment terms differ from those outlined in this section, the applicable terms will be communicated to you prior to booking and will also be detailed on the applicable invoice.

The Tour Operator is not responsible for any charges levied by third parties or financial institutions and payable by you as a result of credit card or other payment transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties or financial institutions in connection with payments made by you to the Tour Operator.

Cancellation by the participant before departure 

You may cancel your booking by notifying the Tour Operator. Cancellation fees, if any, will be determined with reference to the date on which notice of cancellation is received by the Tour Operator and are expressed as a percentage of the total price paid for the cancelled Tour, product or service (excluding any insurance products).

Cancellation of a Tour:

(a) Cancellation received 60 days or more before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, the remainder of the payments made to the Tour Operator in respect of the cancelled product will be refunded.

(b) Cancellation received 30-59 days before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, an amount equal to 50% of the remainder of the payments made to the Tour Operator in respect of the cancelled Tour will be refunded.

(c) Cancellation less than 30 days before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, and no further refund will be payable.

For certain products or services offered by the Tour Operator, including bookings on or related to the Expedition (see 29(C) below and TailorMade (see 29(E) below and Day Tours (see 29(F) below), alternative cancellation terms may apply. The Tour Operator will advise you of any such requirements prior to confirmation of the applicable booking.

Cancellation of Arrival Transfers, Pre and Post Night Accommodations, My Own Room and optional activities booked directly with the Tour Operator:

(a) Cancellation 31 days or more before departure: you will receive a full refund in respect of cancelled Arrival Transfers, Pre and Post Night Accommodations, My Own Room and optional activities.

(b) Cancellation 30 days or less before departure: No refund will be payable in respect of any cancelled Arrival Transfers, Pre and Post Night Accommodations, My Own Room and optional activities.

The cancellation charges above have been calculated as a genuine pre-estimate of the losses the Tour Operator would incur in the event you cancelled your holiday within the stipulated time period, taking into account the charges the Tour Operator will incur from its suppliers (some of which will be up to 100%) and the expected cost savings and income from alternative deployment of the travel services (if possible) calculated as an average charge over a period of time.

Important note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

The Tour Operator will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to the Tour Operator.

Cancellation by You due to Unavoidable & Extraordinary Circumstances You have the right to cancel your confirmed holiday before departure without paying a cancellation charge in the event of “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” occurring at your holiday destination or its immediate vicinity and significantly affecting the performance of the holiday or significantly affecting the transport arrangements to the destination. In these circumstances, the Tour Operator shall provide you with a full refund of the monies you have paid but will not be liable to pay you any additional compensation. Please note that your right to cancel in these circumstances will only apply where the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has changed its advice to warn against travel to your destination or its immediate vicinity after the date of your booking. For the purposes of this clause, “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” means warfare, acts of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to the travel destination.