Treasures of Costa Rica

December 8 - 17

With 4% of the earth’s biodiversity packed onto just 0.03% of its surface, Costa Rica’s varied ecosystems encompass a wealth of nature to preserve and protect. On this 10-day expedition, delve into the country’s national parks and private reserves to observe the lush landscape and diverse wildlife by foot, boat, and even on horseback. Begin in the lush rainforests of the Caribbean lowlands, then continue along the transitional forests of the southern Pacific Coast, before winding up in the cloud forests of the Talamanca Mountains, where visitors seek the elusive Resplendent Quetzal.  As you visit renowned parks and reserves like Manuel Antonio National Park and Carara Biological Reserve, you’ll not only experience Costa Rica’s verdant landscapes and impressive biodiversity, you’ll also engage with local citizens and naturalists about the history and future of this environmentally-conscious country. 

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Treasures of Costa Rica

“Ambassador Hughes was a great asset. His talks were excellent, and he was always charming, helpful, and a great raconteur. He went out of his way to arrange extra experiences and to take us to some excellent restaurants on unscheduled meals.” -Joanne Sanders, CO