GALLO PINTO TOUR

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GALLO PINTO TOUR: 7 Days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6-day Chilero Tour highlights, plus…
  • Tour a coffee plantation and sample different kinds of coffee

DAY 1: SAN JOSÉ / SARAPIQUI

Welcome to Latin America’s “Switzerland.” Meet your tour director as you depart for Sarapiquí. Visit a butterfly and ecological family garden. Learn about many insect and reptile species and maybe catch a glimpse of a caiman. Enjoy a late homemade lunch. For dessert help make and sample homemade chocolate with our local host. Ask for some cacao fruit!

DAY 2: SARAPIQUI/ FORTUNA

Enjoy an adventurous morning of whitewater rafting in the Sarapiquí river. Then drive to the northern plains and visit an organic farm where you will have lunch then try your hand at grinding coffee, making sugar cane juice, and even cooking your own tortilla. Have dinner and spend the night with a local homestay family in Fortuna.

DAY 3: FORTUNA/ MONTEVERDE

Visit a local community and/or a school as you interact with students during a service-learning project. Practice your español! Afterward, enjoy a homemade lunch made by the parents. Transfer to mountainous region of Monteverde. Guided evening hike in the mysterious cloud forest.

DAY 4: MONTEVERDE/ JACO BEACH

Go on an interactive hike at the Santa Elena reserve and learn more about the cloud forest. Experience the world’s first canopy zipline – Soar over the jungle on an amazing zipline adventure. After lunch, drive west to experience warm Pacific coast weather at Jaco Beach. Short beach town tour.

DAY 5: MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

Experience a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. Hike the trails and discover close-up encounters with wildlife. Enjoy some beach time at the park but beware of curious monkeys eager to snack on your lunch! Depart to San José for a brief walking and driving tour of historic capital city.

DAY 6: JACO BEACH/ SAN JOSÉ

Short walking tour of Jaco town with optional shopping time. Head to the highlands of the country. Visit a unique coffee plantation where you’ll learn about the process from plantation to coffee cup. Sample their various brews and find out how their coffee is grown and processed. Interact with local family farmers. Head to San José for a short driving/walking tour. Enjoy a fond farewell dinner.

DAY 7: SAN JOSÉ – HOME

Converse with locals as you learn about the nation’s environmental efforts and the country’s importance in Latin America. After a farewell breakfast, enjoy some last-minute cultural/souvenir shopping. Reminisce about all your people to people and nature experiences as you head home.


STARTING AT: $2,275*

*Price estimate based on minimum of 30 paying travelers departing from CLT airport