CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Exotic Costa Rica
Cutlural travel experience for traveling adults and their families

EXOTIC AND TROPICAL LANDSCAPES

The tour is designed to give visitors greater contact with forms of cultural expression and traditional or typical forms of agricultural production. Fields of crops of vegetables, flowers and exotic plants adorn the mountains of Cartago and Heredia, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery, and experience the country's biodiversity. Tortuguero is a destination that gives you the feeling of harmony and peace with the rainforest.

The landscape is quite exotic, while you sail throughout the Tortuguero canals or hike within the national park or the town may perceive the Caribbean tropics environment through vegetation and culture of the people. It is a very colorful and lively culture.

THE CULTURAL TRAVEL PACKAGE TO COSTA RICA INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights of accommodation including taxes.
  • Meals as specified in the program (B= Breakfast, L= lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Roundtrip airport transfers (SJO Intl. Airport – Hotel – SJO Intl. Airport).
  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout.
  • Tours detailed in the itinerary and entrance fees to national parks and attractions.
  • Cultural activity with a group from AGECO, a Costa Rican institution devoted to help senior adults.
  • English-Spanish speaking guide throughout the stay.
  • All room categories are standard unless otherwise indicated.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

  • Nurse companion during the whole stay.
  • Medical equipped tourism transportation (especially for transporting wheelchairs).
  • Special equipment: Walker or walking frame, walking sticks and others.

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Holiday Inn San José Downtown Aurola

Enjoy a beautiful getaway in the heart of San José. The Holiday Inn San José Downtown – Aurola is conveniently located in the center of the vibrant city, with a beautiful view of the Central Valley. It is located in the heart of the capital, within walking distance of museums, art galleries, shopping and entertainment. The hotel is 100% smoke free. The standard rooms at the Holiday Inn San José Downtown – Aurola come with free, high-speed wireless Internet, triple-sheeted beds, work desks and television with premium cable. They also feature Air conditioning, Mini-bar, Coffee maker, Iron and ironing board, hair dryer, Alarm clock, Phone with voice messaging and Bathrobe.

Pachira Lodge

The hotel is strategically located just 5 minutes from the main entrance to the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main "canal" facing the town of Tortuguero. Surrounded by a fascinating water canels, this property extends over 14 hectares (34 acres). Rooms feature hot water, ceiling fans, 2 double beds, private bathrooms and bamboo furniture.

Britt Coffee Tour (*Optional)

Since 1991, more than 500,000 visitors from around the world have come to Britt coffee plantation to learn and share the passion for coffee in Costa Rica.

In the Classic Coffee Tour, experts guide you through gourmet coffee cycle. The journey begins in the seedbed and follow these small grains in their growth, harvesting and careful selection. Discover how the unique characteristics of climate and terrain that offers Costa Rica, combine to create the perfect conditions for growing the best coffee beans.

* Not included in the package price.

Irazú Volcano Natl. Park – Lankester Botanical Gardens – Orosi Valley

We leave the hotel in San José to enjoy a wonderful day in Cartago. We will visit the Irazú Volcano. When you get to the top of the volcano, you can see the craters with green lagoons, if the day is bright and clear you can see both Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Then we come back to the City of Cartago to move to Lankester Gardens, a research center from the University of Costa Rica. This garden protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and many other tropical plants. We will continue to Orosi Valley to visit one of the oldest colonial churches in the country. The Orosi church and monastery built in 1742.

Tortuguero Walking Tour

Tortuguero is a small and pretty unique Limón town, characterized by its unique and diverse Caribbean culture, which is reflected in the lifestyle of its residents. The architecture of the houses and other buildings is typical of the Caribbean.

The town has an interesting and authentic story, which you will discover on a walking tour. A guide will accompany you on this journey to show the attractions, the history of the town and its surroundings.

Turtle Nesting Tour (Optional*)

Only available from July to September. Walk on the beach and admire the beautiful green turtles nest.

* Not included in the package price.

Tortuguero Canals Tour

Experience the Tortuguero canals on your journey to this paradise. Either in the morning or afternoon, the tour throughout the natural water canals, will give you the opportunity to discover the secrets of the tropical rainforest, gallery forests, trees, reptiles, birds, mammals and amphibians that inhabit this area and much more.

Over 20,000 hectares of coastal rainforest comprise the park. In Tortuguero inhabit ocelots, jaguars, tapirs, reptiles, mammals and amphibians of various kinds.

On your way to Tortuguero, you will be special guest at a processing and packaging bananas plant to learn more about one of the most important agricultural products of the country.

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DAY 1

(L) Arrive at the Juan Santamaría International airport, transfer to your hotel San José. A Welcome Lunch is included in the program. Britt Coffee Tour (optional, not included in the package price). Lodging at Holiday Inn San José Downtown Aurola or similar

DAY 2

(B, L, D) After breakfast, transfer to visit the Irazú Volcano, at 3420 m. above the sea level, the highest volcano in Costa Rica with its fascinating lunar landscape. Also visit the Lankester Gardens, with an incredible variety of plants and with the largest Orchids exhibition in Central America. Later, admire the eternal beauty of the Orosi Valley. Lodging at Holiday Inn San José Downtown Aurola or similar

DAY 3

(B, L, D) Departure to Limón across the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Stop for breakfast at a local restaurant near Guápiles. Continue to the embarking point where you will board the boat to Tortuguero, arriving on time for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon you will visit the picturesque village of Tortuguero and the Green Turtle Information Center. Lodging at Pachira Lodge or similar

DAY 4

(B, L, D) Enjoy nature at its best as you undertake a journey through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park at dawn. Lodging at Pachira Lodge or similar

Day 5

(B, L, D) After breakfast, you will return by boat to the embarking point for a land transfer to San José. Lunch en route. You will arrive at your hotel by the late afternoon. Farewell dinner. Lodging at Holiday Inn San José Downtown Aurola or similar

DAY 6

(B) Transfer to the Juan Santamaría International Airport for your return flight.

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