Costa Rica

About the trip

Explore the Vibrant Heartbeat of Costa Rica’s

Afro-Caribbean Culture

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Costa Rica’s cultural and natural wonders, from San José to Tortuguero and Puerto Viejo, embracing Afro-Caribbean heritage. With expert guides, enjoy white-water rafting, traditional cuisine, and Cahuita National Park’s hidden treasures. Join us on this adventure, where every moment resonates with the spirit of Pura Vida.

PRICING

We partnered with Latin Excursions to assure a seamless and easy booking process. Simply fill out the form and let us know how many people will be in your group. A Latin Excursions representative will contact you within 1-3 business days for booking and payment.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE AFTER DEPOSIT

First Payment

Friday April 5, 2024           

Single  $1,133

Double  $933

Second Payment

Friday May 3, 2024

Single  $1,133

Double  $933

Balance Payment

Friday June 7, 2024

Single  $1,133              

Double  $933

 

included/excluded

Included

  • Accommodations in specified room categories
  • 2 nights in Autentico Hotel, in STD rooms
  • 2 nights in Manatus Tortuguero, in STD rooms
  • 4 nights in Limón at Cariblue hotel, or similar, in STD rooms
  • Airport transfers and ground transportation in a/c vehicles
  • BriBri village healing experience
  • Visit Daniel Chocolate farm with lunch included
  • White water rafting 
  • Shared basis with Bilingual guides
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals, as noted (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
  • 24×7 support during your travels

excluded

  • International flights
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff
  • Any activities or meals not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses such as communications charges, laundry service, spa treatments, etc.
  • Early check-in or late check-out at hotels, unless otherwise noted
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Extra expenses in case of modifying the itinerary due to flight cancellation or delay
  • Travel insurance

highlights

 

welcome dinner & cultural show

Traditional Costa Rican restaurant with more than 38 years of experience, located in the beautiful mountains of Escazú, the capital´s upscale suburb. At 20 minutes from La Sabana park. Mantaining alive Costa Rican culture and traditions since 1981. At 1300 meters over sea level, it offers an awesome view of all the Central Valley of Costa Rica, the city lights, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes.

Location

Mirador tiquicia

City

San Antonio de Escazú

Tortugero Adventure

You’ll have a private transfer to Manatus in the beautiful Tortuguero region. Over the next two days, you’ll have a naturalist package that includes guided wildlife tours and various activities. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the unique natural beauty of Tortuguero, surrounded by lush rainforests and waterways. All your meals are included during your stay at Manatus Lodge

 

Location

Manatus lodge

City

Tortuguero

The Bribri people are Costa Rica’s largest indigenous group. They reside in the Limón province, near Panama’s border, prioritizing independence and self-sufficiency by preserving their culture from mainstream influences. Translated as “brave” in Spanish, the Bribri embody resilience as they hold onto their beliefs and traditions despite the passage of time.

Bri Bri healing experience & chocolate workshop

Upon arrival, guests are warmly greeted by a local family who showcase tools crafted from jungle materials. Following a brief hike, visitors explore medicinal plants and witness a traditional chocolate-making demonstration. Sample naturally flavored chocolates and medicinal extracts before trying traditional bow and arrow target practice. 

Location

bri bri village

City

Puerto Viejo

itinerary

 

Sunday · August 25th

Transfer · Bilingual Driver

Transfer · Spanish Speaking Driver + Bilingual Host (Roundtrip) 5:45 PM (30 minutes approx.)

Welcome Dinner and Cultural Show at Mirador Tiquicia · Dinner

Autentico Hotel – San José, Costa Rica (1 Night)

Meal Plan: D

Monday · August 26th

Check-out & Luggage notes for Today

Pick up for Tortuguero Adventure

Meet Your Guide Karla

Manatus Hotel – Tortuquero, Costa Rica (2 Nights)

Afternoon at Leisure

Meal Plan: B, L, D

 

Tuesday · August 27th

Enjoy a Full day of Activities at the Lodge

Meal Plan: B, L, D

 

Wednesday · August 28th

Transfer · Boat Transfer

Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort – Puerto Viejo Talamanca, Costa Rica (4 Nights)

Afternoon At Leisure

Meal Plan: B

 

Thursday · August 29th

Hike tour in the Cahuita National Park Day (rainforest)

Coco’s Bar – Tapas (Bocas) Lunch in Cahuita (Self Pay) · Tapas Service

Driver + Guide at your disposal until 5:00 PM

Meal Plan: B

 

Friday · August 30th

Slow Morning – The Caribbean way of living

Bri Bri Healing Experience + Tour Chocolate Workshop

Meal Plan: B

 

Saturday · August 31st

Day at Leisure and Afro-Caribbean Culture Parade

Meal Plan: B

 

Sunday · September 1st

Costa Rica Arenal White Water Rafting River II/III Sarapiqui River 8:00 AM

Autentico Hotel – San José, Costa Rica (1 Night)

Farewell cocktail with special guest

Meal Plan: B, L, D

 

Monday · September 2nd

Transfer · Local Driver

meet Your Tour Guide

 

Karla 

Karla was born and raised in Costa Rica’s tropical Caribbean Coast. She is the youngest of seven and comes from a long line of passionate wildlife enthusiasts. This led Karla to become a researcher working in various conservation areas throughout Costa Rica such as collecting data on plants, wildlife and insects. She’s passionate for both naturalist and cultural journeys, making her one of the best guides in the country to showcase the true Afro-Caribbean experience. Karla has 23 years of leading trips throughout the region and is the true personification of Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” spirit!

FAQ

Will the itinerary change?

We reserve the right to omit any part of this itinerary, to change the order of the places visited, or to alter reservations without prior notice due to weather conditions or road closures, safety concerns, national park policies, or other outside forces that may necessitate revisions to the itinerary. These decisions are based on the traveler’s welfare or are made in the interest of conservation. Please travel with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the spontaneity of your adventure.

Who is responsible for flights?

Flights are booked independently, It is the traveler’s responsibility to book their flights.

What responsibilities do travelers have regarding foreign entry requirements and travel documents?

The travelers are responsible for ensuring that they meet foreign entry requirements and that their travel documents, such as passports and any required visas or vaccinations, are in order and any other foreign entry requirements are met. No refunds are given if the client is denied entry into the country.

What should I know about vaccinations before traveling?

Vaccinations, please check with your doctor and visit the CDC website. 

Which payment methods are accepted?

Payments can be made via credit card, wire transfer, or electronic check.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation must be in writing.

If a passenger cancels more than 90 days from departure they will be assessed a $500 non-refundable deposit, plus any penalties imposed on Latin Excursions by suppliers.

Between 89-31 days of departure:

35% of total price of the trip refunded

Less than 30 days from departure: no refunds

During trip: no refunds

Book Your Trip Today!

We partnered with Latin Excursions to assure a seamless and easy booking process. Simply fill out the form and let us know how many people will be in your group. A Latin Excursions representative will contact you within 1-3 business days for booking and payment.

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