Natural and Cultural Wonders

San José, Costa Rica

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Duration: 14 days
Group size: 1 - 25
Natural and Cultural Wonders
San José, Costa Rica


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Duration: 14 days
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

A great combination of culture from rural and indigenous communities and the natural treasures of a country full of biodiversity. Sustainable farming, hiking, handcraft lessons, adventure of the extreme forest, marmalade lessons, sugar mill experience, ancient masks carving and weaving lessons, chocolate experience, ocean kayaking, Stone spheres and helping monitoring the cetaceans at Golfo Dulce will give you a deeper understanding of the culture, traditions and natural wonders of Costa Rica.

Cancellation Policy

If trip is cancelled:
45+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
15 - 44 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
8-14 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
0-7 days in advance - 0% will be refunded


High Season Cancellation Policy
If your trip falls during peak season (Easter week or December 20-January 10) the following applies.


If trip is cancelled:
90+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
45-89 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
14-44 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
0-13 days in advance - 0% will be refunded

Accommodation Details

Accommodations can be adjusted to match your style! Here's more info on the specific lodges included in this example itinerary:


Rosa del Paseo, standard rooms- located in the heart of the Costa Rican capital. In one of the last remaining Victorian homes in Costa Rica. Build in 1910 by wealthy coffee farmers, Preserving the enchanting style of this old mansion, were the magic of our history is preserved in a modern-day family hotel.


Las Vueltas Lodge, is an educational organic farm and eco lodge situated in the high mountains of Costa Rica.They specialize in unique and life-changing experiences for ecology students and nature lovers of all ages. Rooms with different bedding, share bathroom.


Riviera Lodge**, Little rustic lodge, has wifi and can accommodate up to 28 people (20 people accommodated in cabins and 4 private rooms), shared bathrooms, hot water, kitchen and dining area, is located in the center of the community of Providencia de Dota.


Rosa de America, standard rooms, private bathroom and hot shower, some with walk-in closet, ceiling fan, cable TV, clock/radio, very comfortable beds, gorgeous hardwood furniture, room safe (in most rooms), covered patios, WIFI, and access to all the hotel’s amenities.


El Descanso, bungalows- private bathroom, terrace looking the forest, different bedding.


El Chontal, cabins are literally carved out from the surrounding mangrove forest, using fallen trees and sustainable wood species. Their rustic and unique architecture is rich in design and ingenuity and favors ventilation. The cabins are spotlessly clean and well kept. Beds are firm and comfortable, bathrooms impeccable. At night, a cool breeze and rich jungle sounds from the surrounding forest enter the room.
All cabins include: private bathroom, towels, fan, daily cleaning


**Homestay (optional) - for lodges marked with asterisks above, you can also choose the option to stay in the home of a local family where you will be treated as a member of the family. You will have a private room and share the bathroom with your host family.

What’s included

  • Included
    1 Nights at Rosa del Paseo, Standard room
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    2 Nights at Las Vueltas Lodge, shared rooms
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    4 Nights at Riviera Lodge or homestay with 3 meals per day
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    2 Nights at El Descanso
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    3 Nights at El Chontal
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    1 Night at Rosa de America, standard room
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    Rental Car from day 2 to 14 (4 x 4 Automatic, basic insurance, GPS)
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    Meals as Specified in itinerary
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    Central Market Visit (depending on arrival time on day 1)
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    Chieton Moren visit and lecture
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    Guided Paramo Hike
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    Las Vueltas Farm tour
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    Waterfall Hike
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    Sugar mill Experience
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    Handcrafts lessons
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    Extreme Forest Adventure
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    Marmalade lessons
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    Chocolate Tour
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    Petroglyph tour
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    Boruca weaving and masks lessons
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    Dolphing Monitoring
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    Ocean Kayaking
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    Finca 6 entrance & guided experience
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    Tips
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    Personal and / or medical expenses
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    International flights
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    Optional Activities or tours
  • Not included
    Meals not specified in the program

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to SJO Airport

Welcome to Costa Rica! One of the most diverse countries on Earth!
At your arrival your driver will be waiting for you at the entrance of the airport to drive you to your hotel.


Depending on your arrival time you may have the chance to visit the Central Market and start getting to know the Costa Rican culture.


Overnight at Rosa del Paseo or similar.
Included: transfer from airport, Guided Central Market Visit & lodging.

Your Organizer


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Lokal
Lokal connects travelers to local, sustainable tourism experts around the globe to plan incredible personalized adventures. From wildlife expeditions to stunning indigenous-run ecolodges in the Amazon to workshops with master artisans in Laos, every trip includes unique travel experiences that also support local livelihoods, protect the environment and preserve cultural traditions. Happy travels!