NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF COSTA RICA

This National Geographic Journey with G Adventures highlights Costa Rica’s natural wonders while providing interactive educational lessons.

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NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF COSTA RICA WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS WITH G ADVENTURES

Home to volcanoes, lush rainforests, beaches, and unique wildlife, Costa Rica is a celebrated pioneer in protecting natural heritage. Forge your own path through this gorgeous country over nine days of outstanding adventure. Trek across the foot of a volcano to photograph electric blue butterflies, visit a coffee co-op, and search for monkeys while hiking park trails. Get in touch with nature’s best in Costa Rica.

TRAVEL STYLE: National Geographic Journeys
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: Upgraded
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 2 - Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF COSTA RICA

MI CAFECITO COFFEE COOPERATIVE TOUR
Visit the Mi Cafecito coffee cooperative in San Miguel de Sarapiqui, see shade-grown coffee plants, learn about everything from harvesting, to husking, drying, and roasting the beans before enjoying the best part – a fresh cup! Feel good about all this eating and drinking knowing that you are supporting a G Adventures for Good project that helps 200 farmers and their families.

MONTEVERDE INSTITUTE LECTURE
The Monteverde Institute has served as the base for numerous National Geographic explorers and researchers studying the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Visit the institute and learn about its trees, wildlife, and conservation efforts.

TORTILLA MAKING AND HOME DINNER
Learn the art of tortilla-making from Doña Mara in her home. Grind the corn, then mix the dough and bake it in a wood-burning stove. When the tortillas are ready, sit down to a tasty casado (traditional Costa Rican dish) prepared with the tortillas you’ve made.

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$ 1,699 USD

Confirm with a $350 Deposit

*Prices may vary depending on seasonality*

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS WITH G ADVENTURES

G Adventures is one of the world’s largest and most sustainable small group adventure tour operators. In 2019, they launched a program called Ripple Scores, allowing you to see the percentage of local businesses and services used in the creation of each and every one of their trips. The higher the Ripple Score, the more money stays within the local community.

In addition to numerous awards celebrating their sustainability initiatives in the tourism industry, they’ve also been recognized by world-class organizations such as National Geographic and the Jane Goodall Institute. In 2016, G Adventures launched a partnership with National Geographic by offering a travel style called National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. These tours offer travellers opportunities to get closer to local communities, connecting you to local cultures, and which provide a greater emphasis on education and conservation. In 2017, G Adventures’ animal welfare policy was officially endorsed by the Jane Goodall Institute.

Through their non-profit arm, Planeterra, G Adventures connects social enterprises to the tourism marketplace. They do so by providing catalyst funding, capacity training and a market link for small businesses that support local and indigenous communities, women, youth, and the environment. Planeterra now supports over 50 social enterprises in over 40 different countries.

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