January 22 - February 02, 2019
12 Days
Tour Status - Guaranteed

This HOSTED agriculture tour with Select Holidays, in Costa Rica, is the place where varied ecosystems live together to create impressive landscapes and unique scenic points. This location is definitely strategic, right in the heart of the occidental hemisphere... just the perfect paradise to enjoy exceptional vacations in the tropics.  As Dale and Darlene from Alberta said, "Great accomodations were a delight!".  Also, Ben and Lorna from Manitoba expressed, "The beauty of Costa Rica impressed us....there was a nice variety of activities..."  Join this tour of exquisite beauty and wonderful sights to visit...

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Organization and good view of country from one side to the other.
— Howard & Yvette, SK

Tour Highlights

  • Return Airfare from major North American cities
  • Deluxe Accommodations & Transportation in Costa Rica
  • ALL meals with juice & water with every meal
  • Farms / Markets / Village Tours
  • River & Canal Boat Rides plus Lake Cruise
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Tortuguero National Park / Volcano National Park / Tabacon Hot Springs
  • Free time
  • 2-Nights at an ALL INCLUSIVE Beach Resort
  • English Speaking Local Guide
  • Escorted by Select Holidays
  • PLUS much more...

Jan 22 2019:  FLY TO SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA               [D]
Depart Canada and fly to San Jose, Costa Rica and transfer to hotel.  WELCOME TO COSTA RICA!

Jan 23, 2019: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA                     [B/L/D]  
Depart after breakfast for farm tours that specialize in carrots for the North American market as well as cabbage, potatoes, onion, strawberries and flowers.  Following lunch return to the hotel in time to enjoy the facilities and the wonderful gardens.

Jan 24, 2019: TORTUGUERO VILLAGE, COSTA RICA               [B/L/D]  
Depart the hotel early, stopping enroute for breakfast.  At the river dock, take a boat down the river and canals to Tortuguero National Park.  Upon arrival at the Pachia Lodge, check in then have lunch. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the pools or take an optional visit of the local village and visit the beach where the Green Turtles come annually to lay their eggs.   Later, take a guided nature walk before dinner. 

The only way to see the National Park  is from a boat.  Early in the morning, depart the lodge to search for wildlife before the day gets too warm.  Return to the lodge for breakfast and a chance to use the pools and relax before departing once more in the afternoon to travel the canals and wetlands in search of more wildlife.  Return to the lodge for a happy hour and dinner. 

Jan 26, 2019: ARENAL, COSTA RICA        [B/L/D]  
This morning, travel back up river to the dock where the bus will be waiting to take you to La Fortuna in the Arenal area.  After lunch, a stop will be made at a local market that sells the fruits produced in the area such as pineapple, bananas, sugar cane and mangos.   You visit a pineapple farm that also raise water buffalo as feeder cattle.  Continue the drive to Arenal to enjoy a 3-night stay at the four star Arenal Kioro Hotel & Spa where each room has fantastic views of the volcanic coned Arenal, (weather permitting) and delightful pool areas.

Jan 27,  2019: TABACON HOT SPRINGS /ARENAL, COSTA RICA      [B/L/D]          
Today, visit to an family farm that produces papaya, vegetables and other fruits. Make tortillas and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch with entertainment.  Later in the afternoon, visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs to enjoy these soothing hot mineral pools that flow along a river from the volcano.   Dinner will be at the Tabacon Hot Springs before returning to the hotel.

This morning’s visit will include a coffee plantation with lunch.  There will be time to shop in the town of La Fortuna on your own before returning to the hotel.  In the afternoon, there is an optional hike planned along the base of the volcano.  Those not choosing to hike can enjoy the hot soothing waters of the pools back at your hotel. 

Jan 29, 2019: MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA      [B/F/D]  
Today, transfer by boat to the other side of Arenal Lake and travel the country roads to Monteverde.  There is some magnificent scenery enroute as well as a visit to the Brenes Family Coffee Farm with a light lunch before continuing to the hotel in the Santa Elena area for a 2-night stay and some fantastic sunset views.

Jan 30, 2019: MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA      [B/L/D]  
This morning visit the Selvatura Walkways.  This is a 1.9 mile walking trail suspended in the misty clouds high above the  forest.  For those not choosing to take part in this walk can visit the Hummingbird and Reptile Park instead.  After a lunch, return to the hotel to enjoy an afternoon at leisure OR you may wish to book the optional Zip Line Tour.

Depart this morning, travelling to the Puntarenas region of Costa Rica for a 2-night stay at an All-Inclusive beach resort.  Enroute stop for a delicious lunch at a orchid farm. 

This whole day is yours to relax and enjoy how you would choose.

Transfer to the San Jose Airport for your flight back to North America OR join the 8-day Panama Canal Cruise.
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per Person, Double - $6,880.00, Including air from select gateways

Plus Air/Land/Gov't Taxes of $472.40 per person
Initial Deposit - $1,500.00 per person
Second Deposit - $1,500.00 per person, due before August 15, 2018
Final Payment - per person is due before October 31, 2018