Costa Rica Natural Wonders & Guatemala Globus

Costa Rica Natural Wonders & Guatemala

Combine the best of Central America including vibrant history and beautiful wildlife on a journey to Guatemala and Costa Rica. Guatemala has a rich history which is brought to life with local handicrafts, ancient ruins as well as colonial churches and monasteries. Costa Rica’s rain & cloud forests and rich natural habitats are home to many diverse plant & animal species.

The 13 day Costa Rica Natural Wonders and Guatemala tour from Globus Tours is a spectacular journey through Central America. Your journey through the jungles of the rainforest to the bustling cities will be one you will never forget. The beauty of this Globus Tours offering is the additional days spend in Guatemala. The entire tour has an expert-curated itinerary that will ensure you have an amazing time on your Costa Rica Natural Wonders and Guatemala tour.


13 Daysfr. $2,985

  • Sightseeing in Antigua, Guatemala including a visit to a jade factory
  • Stop in Chichicastenango to visit an open-air Indian market and the Church of Santo Tomás
  • Cruise on Lake Atitlán and a visit Santiago Atitlán
  • Guided sightseeing of Tikal
  • Tour a banana plantation in Cariari
  • Guided cruise through the canals to in Tortuguero National Park to view wildlife and a guided walk through the rain forest
  • In Arenal tour a pineapple plantation, go sightseeing of La Fortuna town, visit Natura Park, Tabacón Hot Springs, and Arenal Volcano
  • In Monteverde visit the Sky Walk hanging bridges, Santa Elena Cloud Forest, Trapiche Farm tour & home-hosted lunch
  • Shop for souvenirs in Sachi
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Monteverde
  • Porta Hotel in Antigua (2 nights)
  • Porta Hotel del Lago in Lake Atitlan (1 night)
  • Barcelo Guatemala City Hotel in Guatemala (1 night)
  • Wyndham Herradura Hotel in San Jose (2 nights)
  • Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero (2 nights)
  • Volcano Lodge & Gardens in Arenal (2 nights)
  • El Establo Mountain Lodge in Monteverde (2 nights)

ARRIVE IN GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA–ANTIGUA

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Upon arrival, meet your Local Host and transfer to Antigua.

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Antigua was Guatemala’s capital from 1543 until a devastating earthquake in 1776, when it was moved to Guatemala City. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua is one of the Americas’ oldest and most beautiful cities, with pastel-colored buildings, wide cobblestone streets, and a beautiful natural setting ringed by three volcanoes.

Dinner

PORTA HOTEL ANTIGUA

ANTIGUA

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Our morning tour of this magnificent highlands city, known for its 16th-century Spanish Colonial architecture, includes lively Plaza Mayor, flanked by the impressive Catedral de San José and Palace of the Capitanes Generales. We also see the ruins of churches and monasteries, some with hidden underground passages destroyed by the earthquake of 1776. You’ll also tour a local jade factory.

Breakfast

PORTA HOTEL ANTIGUA

ANTIGUA–CHICHICASTENANGO–LAKE ATITLÁN

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Today, reach the whitewashed highland town of Chichicastenango to visit the colorful, open-air Indian market and the Catholic Church of Santo Tomas to witness ancient Mayan ceremonies that have long been practiced there.

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Continue to the shores of Lake Atitlán, surrounded by volcanoes and indigenous villages.

Breakfast, Lunch

PORTA HOTEL DEL LAGO

LAKE ATITLÁN–GUATEMALA CITY

Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

This morning, cruise across Lake Atitlán. Visit the Indian village of Santiago Atitlan and meet the Tzutuhil people, one of Guatemala’s indigenous tribes.

Guatemala City, Guatemala

This afternoon, head back to Guatemala City for an included dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

BARCELO GUATEMALA CITY HOTEL

GUATEMALA CITY–SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

San Jose, Costa Rica

Fly to San José where you will be met by your Tour Director, who will help you check into your hotel.

Breakfast

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CARIARI

SAN JOSÉ–CARIARI–TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

Tortuguero N.P., Costa Rica

Journey east to the Caribbean shore and TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. On the way, stop at a BANANA PLANTATION to see one of Costa Rica’s main exports being harvested. Later, board a motor launch for your CRUISE along the Tortuguero Canals, waterways crisscrossing a national park dedicated to the protection of endangered turtles. The trained eyes of your guide and boatman help you spot freshwater turtles, caimans, herons, toucans, egrets, and monkeys. An afternoon at leisure lets you explore Evergreen Lodge until you meet for an informative slideshow presentation on the area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

EVERGREEN LODGE

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK TOUR & CANAL CRUISE

Tortuguero N.P., Costa Rica

A local Naturalist accompanies you on a leisurely boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby RAINFOREST. During the peak nesting season (mid-July to mid-October) you may be lucky enough to observe an endangered green turtle laying her eggs under the starlight on an optional tour. Later this afternoon, meet a local Naturalist for an informative talk on the ecology of the area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

EVERGREEN LODGE

TORTUGUERO–SARAPIQUI–ARENAL

Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

A morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Sarapiqui area. Tour a pineapple farm, owned by a local family, and learn about the history, cultivation, and industry of pineapples.

Arenal, Costa Rica

Continue to your hotel in the lush town of Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. After settling in, experience the magic of the resort’s pool and hot spring-fed jacuzzi, or consider a walk in the nearby nature trail in search of 300- to 400-year-old trees, poisonous frogs, monkeys, birds, and possibly small animals native to the area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

VOLCANO LODGE & GARDENS

ARENAL - EXCURSION TO LA FORTUNA & ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK

Arenal, Costa Rica

During your morning at leisure, you may wish to go on an optional horseback ride or float trip. Or, you can take advantage of your resort’s amenities by walking along the shaded trails nearby.

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Later this afternoon, visit Arenal Volcano National Park, where your guide takes you on a walk through lava trails of the volcano and shows you how nature has found a way to recover from past lava flows.

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Next, enjoy a walking tour of the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, offering spectacular views of the active Arenal Volcano.

Arenal, Costa Rica

This evening, drive to nearby famous Tabacon Hot Springs for a dip in the curative and relaxing pools. Later, enjoy a dinner at the hot springs.

Breakfast, Dinner

VOLCANO LODGE & GARDENS

ARENAL–MONTEVERDE

Monteverde, Costa Rica

After breakfast, continue to Monteverde, where you will enjoy two days in the cloud forest. This afternoon, take a guided tour on the Skywalk hanging bridges, which combines trails and suspension bridges through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest, to search for flora and fauna.

Breakfast

EL ESTABLO MOUNTAIN LODGE

MONTEVERDE

Monteverde, Costa Rica

This morning, visit Children's Eternal Rainforest for a guided walking tour. Over 600 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds have been recorded inside this private reserve, along with 100 reptile and 120 mammal species that hide within the dense vegetation.

Later, visit the family-owned Ecological Sanctuarry, where you will explore the trails through coffee and banana plantations filled with endemic wildlife and beautiful scenery.

After the walk, enjoy a cooking class to learn how to prepare authentic Costa Rican food like hand-made tortillas, picadillos, and gallo pinto. Dine on your creations for a homemade lunch!

Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner, toasting an unforgettable discovery of Costa Rica.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

EL ESTABLO MOUNTAIN LODGE

MONTEVERDE–SARCHI–SAN JOSÉ

Sarchi, Costa Rica

En route to San José, visit Sarchi Village, known as the center of Costa Rican handcrafts and where you will see the artists in their workshops making the famous oxcarts.

Grecia, Costa Rica

Next stop is Grecia Village to see the metal church that was imported from Belgium to Puerto Limon in 1897. The church was transported by oxcarts to its present-day location, but sat in the plaza for 10 years before being reconstructed.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Overnight in San Jose.

Breakfast, Lunch

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CARIARI

San Jose, Costa Rica

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
$3,019.00
Tue, Oct 08, 2019
$3,019.00
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
$3,019.00
Tue, Nov 05, 2019
$3,019.00
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
$3,019.00
Tue, Jan 14, 2020
$2,985.00
Tue, Feb 04, 2020
$2,985.00
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
$2,985.00
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
$2,985.00
Tue, Mar 03, 2020
$2,985.00
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
$2,985.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $396. Required additional intra-vacation air segments are: Guatemala City/San José. Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
  • Single Room Supplement: $675 Triple Room Reduction per person: $170
  • Extra nights per person in Antigua: In single room $167 In twin room $106 In triple room $80
  • Extra Nights per person in San José: In single room $128 In twin room $69 In triple room $51
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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