Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise

Program No. 20774RJ
Learn the story of Costa Rica’s natural wonders as you explore cloud forest reserves, the Savegre River and world-class Manuel Antonio National Park with plenty of time on your own.

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 11 - Apr 19, 2024
Starting at
2,649
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the April 1 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

May 11 - May 19, 2024
Starting at
2,349
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 3 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Jun 2 - Jun 10, 2024
Starting at
2,349
Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2024
Starting at
2,349
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the July 8 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Aug 8 - Aug 16, 2024
Starting at
2,349
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the July 28 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2024
Starting at
2,349
Oct 29 - Nov 6, 2024
Starting at
2,649
Nov 5 - Nov 13, 2024
Starting at
2,649
Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2024
Starting at
2,649
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Nov. 3 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Dec 3 - Dec 11, 2024
Starting at
2,649
Dec 12 - Dec 20, 2024
Starting at
2,649
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 12 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Jan 6 - Jan 14, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Jan 11 - Jan 19, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 19 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Jan 17 - Jan 25, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 6 date and the Jan. 25 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 9 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Jan 19 - Jan 27, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 8 date and the Jan. 27 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 11 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica & the Jan. 27 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Jan 21 - Jan 29, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 10 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 11 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Feb 3 - Feb 11, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 23 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 26 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica & the Feb. 11 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Feb 10 - Feb 18, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 18 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Feb. 18 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Feb 17 - Feb 25, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 25 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Feb 23 - Mar 3, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 12 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 28 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Mar 20 - Mar 28, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Mar. 9 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Apr 1 - Apr 9, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Apr 29 - May 7, 2025
Starting at
2,499
May 8 - May 16, 2025
Starting at
2,499
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Apr. 27 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Apr. 30 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

May 23 - May 31, 2025
Starting at
2,499
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 15 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2025
Starting at
2,499
Aug 3 - Aug 11, 2025
Starting at
2,499
Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2025
Starting at
2,499
Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Dec 1 - Dec 9, 2025
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Dec. 9 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica & the Nov. 21 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Dec 4 - Dec 12, 2025
Starting at
2,799
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 11 - Apr 19, 2024
Starting at
3,249
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the April 1 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

May 11 - May 19, 2024
Starting at
2,749
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 3 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

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Jun 2 - Jun 10, 2024
Starting at
2,749
Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2024
Starting at
2,749
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the July 8 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Filling Fast!
Aug 8 - Aug 16, 2024
Starting at
2,749
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the July 28 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2024
Starting at
2,749
Filling Fast!
Oct 29 - Nov 6, 2024
Starting at
3,249
Nov 5 - Nov 13, 2024
Starting at
3,249
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Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2024
Starting at
3,249
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Nov. 3 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Dec 3 - Dec 11, 2024
Starting at
3,249
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Dec 12 - Dec 20, 2024
Starting at
3,249
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 12 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

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Jan 6 - Jan 14, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Filling Fast!
Jan 11 - Jan 19, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 19 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Filling Fast!
Jan 17 - Jan 25, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 6 date and the Jan. 25 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 9 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Filling Fast!
Jan 19 - Jan 27, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 8 date and the Jan. 27 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 11 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica & the Jan. 27 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Jan 21 - Jan 29, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 10 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 11 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Filling Fast!
Feb 3 - Feb 11, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 23 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Jan. 26 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica & the Feb. 11 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Filling Fast!
Feb 10 - Feb 18, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 18 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Feb. 18 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Filling Fast!
Feb 17 - Feb 25, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 25 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Filling Fast!
Feb 23 - Mar 3, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 12 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Filling Fast!
Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 28 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

Filling Fast!
Mar 20 - Mar 28, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Mar. 9 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders.

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Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2025
Starting at
3,399
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Apr 1 - Apr 9, 2025
Starting at
3,399
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Apr 29 - May 7, 2025
Starting at
2,899
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May 8 - May 16, 2025
Starting at
2,899
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Apr. 27 date of program #11586- The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders & the Apr. 30 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Filling Fast!
May 23 - May 31, 2025
Starting at
2,899
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 15 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica.

Filling Fast!
Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2025
Starting at
2,899
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Aug 3 - Aug 11, 2025
Starting at
2,899
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Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2025
Starting at
2,899
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Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2025
Starting at
3,399
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Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2025
Starting at
3,399
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Dec 1 - Dec 9, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Dec. 9 date of program #8577- A Taste of Costa Rica & the Nov. 21 date of program #19243- Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

Filling Fast!
Dec 4 - Dec 12, 2025
Starting at
3,399

At a Glance

Absorb the brilliant natural beauty of Costa Rica on this journey that combines special access with plenty of time for independent exploration. Discover Manuel Antonio National Park, the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s renowned environmental protection efforts. Then experience two lesser-known jewels: a private cloud forest reserve protected by a Costa Rican family for decades and a lush rainforest where a South African family welcomes you to their safari lodge.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily on city streets and forest paths. River rafting and swimming. Elevations up to 7,200 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Experience Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity at Manuel Antonio National Park, in a private cloud forest reserve and in the Pacific rainforest.
  • Learn about gourmet coffee production in one of the world’s best places to grow coffee beans.
  • Raft down the lower reaches of the Savegre River and look for giant crocodiles during a boat ride on the Tarcoles River.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
Featured Expert
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Carlos Calvo
Carlos Calvo is a Costa Rican naturalist and a gifted wildlife photographer and photography instructor. He studied education at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and earned his professional guide qualifications from the National Learning Institute (INA). In 2012, he added freelance photography to his credentials and before long was being asked to provide photography workshops and lectures as well as lead natural history groups. Carlos’s photos have been featured in magazines and natural history publications as well as gallery exhibits.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Carlos Calvo View biography
Carlos Calvo is a Costa Rican naturalist and a gifted wildlife photographer and photography instructor. He studied education at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and earned his professional guide qualifications from the National Learning Institute (INA). In 2012, he added freelance photography to his credentials and before long was being asked to provide photography workshops and lectures as well as lead natural history groups. Carlos’s photos have been featured in magazines and natural history publications as well as gallery exhibits.
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Andrey Acosta View biography
Andrey Acosta is a certified Costa Rican naturalist expedition leader and a birding enthusiast. The ocean was his first love, and his fondest childhood memories involve swimming and playing with friends at the beach in his hometown of Puntarenas. He discovered the joys of birdwatching while studying ecotourism at the Universidad de Costa Rica. As cash-strapped students, Andrey and friends birded on a budget, assisting in bird counts and volunteering. He has been leading educational groups since 2015 and is also a licensed scuba diver.
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