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Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

Set out on a relaxed 11-day small group exploration, discover Costa Rica’s staggering biodiversity.

Arenal Volcano
Mar 11 - 21, 2024
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Odysseys Unlimited

Central America
Tour Manager

Debbie Vargo

Trip overview

Note: Airfare from Miami included

See towering Irazú Volcano and tour the Doka Coffee Estate. In Carrizal, admire wondrous orchids. During a three-night Arenal region stay, enjoy magnificent vistas of Arenal Volcano. After meeting local schoolchildren, visit the remarkable Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve. Experience the rainforest from the canopy level on Arenal’s hanging bridges Sky Walk and explore the amazingly diverse Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Spending three nights at a beautiful Guanacaste beachfront resort, take a Tempisque River float safari.

To make your reservation, please call Odysseys Unlimited at 888-370-6765.

  • 10 nights’ accommodations in Superior First Class and First Class hotels
  • 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, six lunches, seven dinners
  • Round-trip air transportation from Miami
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Irazú Volcano excursion
  • Doka Coffee Estate
  • Carrizal’s Botanical Orchid Garden
  • Visit with schoolchildren
  • Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve
  • Arenal hanging bridges Sky Walk
  • Night viewing of Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest biological reserve
  • Tempisque River float safari
  • Three-night Guanacaste stay at a beachfront resort
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers


*All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.

Day 1: Depart U.S. for San Jose

Day 2: San Jose

Day 3: Arenal Region

Day 4: Arenal Region

Day 5: Arenal Region

Day 6: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 7: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 8: Guanacaste

Day 9: Guanacaste

Day 10: Guanacaste

Day 11: Depart Guanacaste for U.S

Preferred Travel Insurance

USI Travel Insurance Services is the preferred provider of travel insurance for The Ohio State University. USI is a comprehensive plan that offers three options, allowing you to select the coverage that best suits your needs. You can find additional details, request a quote and purchase a plan online at or by calling 1-800-937-1387. Please consider this as an option. You are also welcome to purchase trip insurance from a provider of your choice.


A $500 per person deposit ($200 per person is non-refundable) secures your space(s) on a tour. Full payment is due at least 95 days prior to departure and may be made by personal check or credit card. Once inside 95 days prior, a schedule of cancellation penalties will apply (see below). Once inside 30 days prior, there is no refund.

95 days or more: $200 per person cancellation fee

94–65 days: 25% of tour price

64–45 days: 50% of tour price

44–30 days: 75% of tour price

29–0 days: No refund