January 7 – 15, 2025

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Experience It! Monteverde Cloud Forest
Only four places in the world boast an ecosystem so unique that it produces a cloud forest, and Costa Rica is one of them. Situated high on a mountain, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is created by the forest’s dry air combining with the humid, hot air of the rainforest. The result is a blanket of clouds that covers the forest, mimicking constant rainfall. This extremely wet environment has bred a diverse world of exotic flora and fauna. One of the cloud forest’s most famous residents is the endangered, resplendent quetzal. This colorful bird sports a golden beak and a green-hooded head, tail feathers of gray, black, and white, and a vibrant scarlet breast. Highly elusive, quetzal sightings are rare, but absolutely unforgettable when attained.


San Jose * Coffee Plantation * Arenal Volcano * Cano Negro Refuge * Lake Arenal Cruise * Farm Tour and Lunch * Monteverde Cloud Forest * Choice on Tour * Guanacaste


Day 1 :  Doubletree Cariari Hotel, San Jose
Days 2 – 4 :  Mountain Paradise Hotel, Arenal
Days 5 & 6 :  El Establo, Monteverde
Days 7 & 8 :  Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, Guanacaste
(On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.)


SINGLE OCCUPANCY:  $3,729 Per Person     DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:  $3,029 Per Person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED:  $698 Per Person    REMAINING BALANCE DUE:  November 8, 2024

*** For bookings made after July 7, 2024, please call for rates. ***

Transportation Between Tyler & DFW International Airport * Round Trip Airfare (In/Out DFW International) * 14 Meals (8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, & 5 Dinners) * Professional “Collette Vacations” Tour Director * Luxurious Motor-Coach Transportation * Hotel Transfers * Admissions Per Itinerary * Sightseeing Per Itinerary * 8 Nights Hotel Accommodations * Baggage Handling @ Hotels * Complimentary Secured Parking @ American Tours

A deposit of $698 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of June 30, 2024 are based upon availability. Final payment due by October 08, 2024. Deposits are refundable up until July 07, 2024.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:  Your price is guaranteed once deposit is received and booking confirmed by Collette.  Your price is not subject to increase after the deposit is received and booking confirmed, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees.  (See registration form for consent.)  All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from DFW.


Day 1: Tuesday, January 7, 2025 – San Jose, Costa Rica – Tour Begins – Your trip to Costa Rica opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

Day 2: Wednesday, January 8, 2025 – San Jose – Coffee Plantation – Arenal – Welcome to the Central Valley.  Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy.  This afternoon, check in for a leisurely 3-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano.  Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening. (B, D)

Day 3: Thursday, January 9, 2025 – Arenal – Cano Negro – Arenal – Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga.  These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica.  Go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies.  Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax at your resort. (B)

Day 4: Friday, January 10, 2025 – Arenal – Today, explore a family-owned farm, getting a peek into the daily lives of the locals.  During a tour of the gardens, learn how the plants are organically grown through the concept of sustainability.  The farm considers itself a “classroom without borders.”  Taste the exotic fruit harvest and experience the traditional way to process sugar cane.  Enjoy a sip of cane liquor before engaging in a culinary demonstration and a farm-to-table lunch. (B, L)

Day 5: Saturday, January 11, 2025 – Arenal – Lake Arenal Cruise – Monteverde – Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake.  Then, it’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet!  Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’re sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. (B, D)

Day 6: Sunday, January 12, 2025 – Monteverde – It’s your choice! Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens.  Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica.  If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour. (B, D)

Day 7: Monday, January 13, 2025 – Monteverde – Guanacaste – Today we make our way to breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches.  Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views. (B, D)

Day 8: Tuesday, January 14, 2025 – Guanacaste – Fun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities.  This afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica.  Soak in the spectacular colors as the sun illuminates the natural landscape. (B, D)

Day 9: Wednesday, January 15, 2025 Guanacaste – Tour Ends – Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure. (B)


Personalize your tour by adding an optional activity below.  Our recommended options have been carefully chosen to help enhance your individual experience.  Complete the provided Prepaid Options Form to reserve your options.  Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.  Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure.  Prices are subject to change.  Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Monteverde Cloud Forest – Canopy Adventure: $75 Per Person
Experience the unique sensation of flying through nature!  For nature lovers, the greatest adventure of all is to take a Zip Line Canopy Adventure Tour.  Selvatura Adventure Park and Canopy Tour is one of the best soft adventures in Costa Rica.  Canopy Tour guides start by outfitting you with the appropriate equipment; then they take you through each of the 12 cables and 19 platforms and through the Tarzan Swing (optional).  Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica, and is the only zip line canopy tour located inside the actual virgin cloud forest of Monteverde.  Feel pure adrenaline and excitement of flying up to 35 miles per hour, viewing magnificent landscapes.  Zip lines ranging from 120 to more than 2,000 feet in length and 60 to 400 feet in height let you experience the cloud forest from a whole new perspective.  The tree top canopy tour not only offers a great adventure but also an opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat.  Trained personnel (accredited by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism) accompanies you throughout the tour.  If you are looking for a fun adventure and amazing rides, this canopy tour is your best choice.  Please note: This option must be booked at least 30 days prior to departure and is non-refundable within 15 days of departure.  This adventure is NOT recommended for clients who have high blood pressure, back or heart problems or women who are pregnant.  Duration: Approximately 3 hours.  Please note a minimum of 2 passengers is required.  Transportation is included.

Monteverde Cloud Forest – Monteverde Hanging Bridges: $75 Per Person
Explore the cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde from up above as you walk among the treetops with a local expert.  Venture into an enchanting, colorful world as your tour begins with exploring one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens with more than 30 species of tropical butterflies.  Then embark on a guided walking tour high above the forest floor on a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” tour and gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and flora.  Admire the forest floor bursting with natural wonders, wildlife, and take in the amazing vistas.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get up close to the indigenous wildlife in their natural habitat as your local expert shares stories of this incredible landscape and the ecology of the cloud forest.  Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.  Please note a minimum of 2 passengers is required.  Transportation is included.

Guanacaste – Mangrove Kayaking on the Ora River: $55 Per Person
Branches reaching out into the swamp, creatures bustling through the undergrowth, and long-necked birds wading into the cloudy water.  The mangroves of Costa Rica are not only essential to the larger ecosystem but also function as an ethereal waterway that will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to another world.  Mangrove trees live in swamps where salt water meets fresh water, creating a flourishing home for a wide variety of animals.  On your kayak, discover an intimate look at the local wildlife as you gently paddle six miles down the Ora River.  Keep an eye out for playful monkeys and explorative iguanas scurrying up the trees.  Follow your guide as you coast along the water, making your way along the winding river and taking in the nature all around you.  Availability is based on river or sea conditions and cannot be guaranteed.  This tour often runs at the same time as the Dolphin & Snorkel Adventure due to the tide schedule.  Therefore, you can only book one of these optional tours, not both.  Duration: Approximately 3 hours.  Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required.  Transportation is included.

Guanacaste – Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Experience: $65 Per Person
Get a different perspective of the Costa Rican wildlife when you venture into the natural habitat of a dolphin family.  With a guide, get a firsthand look at these elegant creatures and watch as they play along the water’s surface.  Home to an abundance of animals, keep an eye out for other creatures as well.  If you’re lucky, you may even spot some whales or turtles!  Afterwards, try your hand at fishing as you cast your line into the blue waters of the Pacific.  You’ll also get a chance to swim and snorkel in the warm waves along the coast, getting a closer look at the sea life.  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.  Activity is dependent on ocean and weather conditions.  This tour often runs at the same time as the Mangrove Kayaking on the Ora River due to the tide schedule.  Therefore, you can only book one of these optional tours.  Duration: Approximately 4 hours.  Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required.  Transportation is included.


This optional Travel Protection Plan is $449 per person, is not included in Tour Pricing, and is non-refundable.

“WORRY-FREE CANCELATION”: Collette Vacation’s industry-leading cancelation waiver offers travellers a full cash refund for the price of the tour, right up to the day prior to departure, minus the small cost of the waiver.  Travel worry-free knowing if anything changes, you’re protected.

“PLUS, YOU’RE COVERD ON TOUR”: Collette Vacations “Travel Protection Plan” covers you on tour.  If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance of evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay, or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you’re covered.



ACTIVITY LEVEL: The overall activity level of this tour is a LEVEL 3. This means you’re an on-the-go traveler. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (2-3 hours) isn’t a big deal. A moderately paced two-and-a-half-hour walking tour, covering several miles, hills, and uneven surfaces, is no problem for you. Walking four miles over the course of a day is very doable, as is climbing into and out of various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, zodiac, etc.). You can climb three flights of stairs easily and handle altitudes between 6,000 and 9,000 feet. Expect some longer days with early mornings or late nights balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure. The roads in Costa Rica are notoriously poor and impacted by heavy rains each season making them bumpy and requiring lower driving speeds. In order to experience all that we have included on this tour, we will spend an average of 4-5 hours on your coach to travel to your next stay. You can expect winding and some unpaved roads along the way. Many accommodations can be spread out and you should be prepared to walk a variety of terrain to get to public spaces like resort lobbies and restaurants; you may need to access your room through outdoor pathways. This level is not a fit for travelers who require mobility assistance devices.


Book Now rates valid until Jul 07, 2024, valid on air inclusive packages only.

IDENTIFICATION:  Passports are required for this tour at your expense.  Certain countries require that your passport be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your travel.  You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.  Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that travelers take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas.  It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa.  We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

We want you to enjoy your tour with us; therefore, it is important that you know this tour is an adventure!  You will view spectacular scenery while experiencing the culture and heritage of the region.  We have selected small, comfortable hotels for their locations and they may be considered rustic.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour.  If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers.  Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Elevators and air conditioning are not available in most accommodations used on this tour.

If you require any special assistance while on tour, please make us aware at time of reservation so the necessary request form can be sent to your attention.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.

Our air passengers will depart from Liberia airport.  Approximate travel time between Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste and Liberia airport is approximately 2 hours.

For air-inclusive reservations, the name provided at time of booking must match your government-issued ID that will be used during travel.  Name changes are subject to penalties.

A deposit of $698 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of June 30, 2024 are based upon availability. Final payment due by November 08, 2024. Deposits are refundable up until July 07, 2024.

DISCLAIMER:  Any information or policy reflected in the promotional material provided by Collette Vacations have priortiy over any information or policy reflected in the promotional material provided by American Tours.