Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

Date: Mon, January 27, 2025 - Thu, February 6, 2025

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $4,981, per person including air

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Central America & the Caribbean

Arrangements: Odysseys Unlimited

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In this small, nature-kissed Central American democracy, your small group sets out on a relaxed yet comprehensive 11-day exploration. Discover staggering biodiversity in four distinct regions from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast.  Take an excursion to Irazú Volcano, the country’s tallest volcano, and learn about Costa Rica’s prized export at the Doka Coffee Estate.  In Carrizal, admire wondrous orchids.  During a three-night Arenal region stay, enjoy magnificent vistas of Arenal Volcano.  After meeting students at an elementary school, encounter the natural splendor of the remarkable Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve and experience the rainforest from the canopy level on Arenal’s hanging bridges Sky Walk.  Continuing on to the amazing Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, explore this “green cathedral.”  Spend three final nights at a beautiful Guanacaste beachfront resort and take an extraordinary Tempisque River float safari. Discover more ecological wonders with a 4-day/3-night Tortuguero National Park pre-tour option. 

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Dr. Anne Pusey

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emerita of Evolutionary Anthropology

Mode of Travel

Land

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