Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Guatemala (SRQ) - 2014 / 2015

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13 Day Tour from Guatemala City to San José


Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Guatemala
Get close-up views of the enormous crater with its deep, green lake
Get close-up views of the enormous crater with its deep, green lake
Keel-billed Toucan in Costa Rica
Spot a red eyed tree frog in Costa Ricas Tortuguero National Park
Enjoy a boat ride along unspoiled sections of Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park serves as nesting grounds for numerous endangered sea turtles
Squirrel monkey in Costa Rica
Visit the Arenal Volcano, which erupts on a regular basis
White-headed capuchin monkey hanging out in Costa Rica
Sea turtle in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Horseback Ride to La Fortuna Waterfall This tour begins with a horseback ride through the beautiful countryside of San Carlos Valley, passing pastures, cattle farms, and rainforests. The entire route offers stunning views of the Arenal Volcano and a chance to see birds such as oropendolas and toucans. Next, take a short walk into a forested canyon to reach La Fortuna Waterfall, which is 70 meters high. At the base of the waterfall there is a natural pool where we can swim in the fresh water of La Fortuna River.

Approximate value: $70 USD per person


Peñas Blancas Safari Paddle Trip Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the rainforest and experience its peacefulness while paddling the Penas Blancas River. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous tropical birds are waiting for you. A professional guide will share with you educational and interesting explanations of the local flora and fauna found during your float trip. You will truly appreciate the wonders of the Penas Blancas River and the surrounding rainforest while traveling down the river without a motor. Make sure to bring your camera and binoculars on this tour!

Approximate value: $53 USD per person