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Costa Rica Eco Friendly Nature Tours by Caravan
In operation since 1952, family owned and operated Caravan Tours offers the most amazing all inclusive adventure tours including Costa Rica eco tours, our most popular, fully guided, all inclusive tours.
Caravan eco tours to Costa Rica are exceptionally eco friendly tours and have everything a nature lover can appreciate and more.
You will marvel at everything from virgin rainforests and mysterious cloud forests, to jungle canopy tours, active volcanoes and volcanic hot springs, natural wildlife refuges, butterfly gardens, exceptional tropical beaches, and even Leatherback Turtle National Park, where giant leatherback turtles return each year to nest and lay their eggs!
This all inclusive Costa Rica eco tour also includes an escorted tour, with naturalist guides, of Manuel Antonio National Park, a natural haven for ecotourism travelers that want to visit a pristine, undisturbed tropical ecosystem.
Costa Rica Ecotourism Facts
After the Second World War, Costa Rica abolished the military and diverted its military budget into supporting culture and tourism plus establishing and maintaining its numerous National Parks, refuges, and reserves.
Costa Rica is home to over 13,000 varieties of plant life, which makes up nearly 6% of the world’s total biodiversity! Amazingly, over 23% of Costa Rica is now protected through nature wildlife preserves, biological reserves (to preserve the country’s unique flora and fauna) and unbelievable National Parks, many with untouched virgin rainforests.
Although Costa Rica is a small country with fewer than 5 million people, it has one of the most stable and robust democracies in Central and South America, which is wonderful for supporting sustainable ecotourism in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica’s commitment to sustained ecotourism has earned this “Jewel of Central America” a well-deserved worldwide reputation as a land of rare natural beauty, helping to consistently make Costa Rica a top tourist destination and a natural for guided eco tours.
Costa Ricans continually promote cultural and ecological educational programs. They also remain dedicated to preserving Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity, pristine sandy beaches and lush tropical rainforests. It is this unique approach to sustainable ecotourism that makes Costa Rica eco adventure tours so incredible.
Costa Rica Eco Adventure Tour Highlights
Caravan’s Costa Rica eco nature tours from San Jose are a true adventure and fully escorted by qualified naturalist guides who share their enthusiasm and extensive knowledge about their beautiful country, their people and the amazing biodiversity of their land.
Caravan Tours’ fully guided eco tours in Costa Rica include:
San José - Begin and end your Costa Rica eco tour in San José, the capital, with plenty of time to explore this colonial city, which includes Plaza de la Cultura and Central Park.
Escalonia Cloud Forest Hike - Although similar to a rainforest, cloud forests have less rain and more humidity, creating a unique, thriving environment of natural biodiversity.
Poás & Arenal Volcanoes - Weather permitting, you’ll marvel at the mile-wide crater of Poás Volcano and safely view the softly glowing lava flow of Costa Rica’s Arenal volcano; perhaps while soaking in volcanic hot springs!
Costa Rica Rainforest Hike & Aerial Tram Ride - No Costa Rica eco nature adventure tour would be complete without a rainforest hike and aerial tram ride, gliding through the rainforest jungle canopy (one of Costa Rica’s top tourist attractions).
Leatherback Turtles National Park - Impressive efforts have been made to protect Costa Rica’s endangered giant leatherback turtle, or lute turtle as it is also known, the largest marine reptile in the world weighing up to 1500 lbs. Walk along turtle nesting beaches with your naturalist guide.
Additional Costa Rica Ecotourism Attractions
You’ll also enjoy these added Costa Rica attractions, fully guided by our experienced and friendly naturalist guides:
Braulio Carrillo Park - This part of your all inclusive Costa Rica eco tour experience is an area of lush vegetation that features a spectacular Cascading Waterfall and a breathtaking rainforest aerial tram, plus magnificent butterfly gardens.
Rio Frio Boat Cruise through Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge - From safe inside your river boat eco tour you will spot a myriad of Costa Rica birds and crocodiles as you cruise along the Rio Frio.
Carara Biological Reserve & Tarcoles River Cruise - This Costa Rica eco boat tour through a Tropical Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary is always a highlight for those who love birding eco tours; you might even see a Scarlet Macaw in its natural environment.
Manuel Antonio National Park – Caravan’s Costa Rica eco tour of Manuel Antonio National Park features some of the finest white sandy beaches in Costa Rica surrounded by beautiful, virgin, evergreen rainforests, plus mangrove swamps, lagoons and indigenous fauna.
Pineapple & Coffee Plantations - No eco tour to Costa Rica would be complete without a chance to experience and taste the finest crops of Costa Rica - rich coffee beans and sweet organic pineapple, right from the plantation!
Book Your Costa Rica Eco Tour with Caravan Tours!
Caravan Tours has taken great care to include the very best of what Costa Rica has to offer on our guided Costa Rica eco tours.
To ensure you have a wonderful stay in this ecotourism haven, we’ve lined up some of the best Costa Rica hotels and resort accommodations in San Jose, La Fortuna, Guanacaste and Manuel Antonio, including the J.W. Marriot Resort and Spa, a luxurious oceanfront resort on on Pacific Beach, a secluded private beach.
Caravan is one of America’s oldest and most respected all-inclusive, eco adventure tour operators. We appreciate and support sustainable ecotourism as a means of protecting the natural beauty of Costa Rica, and helping to sustain the Costa Rica economy by sharing this amazing little country with our world travellers.
To learn more about Caravan Costa Rica eco tour packages or to make reservations for one of our Caravan eco tours please contact our travel experts.
Call Caravan Tours Toll-Free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
Trade Association Memberships
Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).