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Caravan Tours Costa Rica Ecotourism Packages
Caravan’s eco tours Costa Rica packages are fully guided and all inclusive, and designed to provide the most amazing eco tour possible with minimal environmental impact.
Tourism in Costa Rica is the number one industry, outperforming even the pineapple and coffee industries.
Since they abolished the military back in 1949, Costa Rica continues to lead the world in eco sustainability. Nearly a quarter of the country is protected within wildlife preserves, wildlife refuges, and National Parks, including much of the coastal and marine areas. By comparison, only 12% of the USA is protected.
Ecotourism in Costa Rica not only helps to support the local culture and economy but also provides the necessary funding to continue preserving Costa Rica’s many sensitive protected areas.
Book a Costa Rica ecotourism package with Caravan Tours and discover Costa Rica, a tropical paradise where you can explore firsthand, this Central American country’s natural rainforest ecosystem, plus cloud forests and jungle canopy wildlife.
Call Caravan at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)
to book your eco tour of Costa Rica now!
Costa Rica Ecotourism Facts
Costa Rica is a place of rare natural beauty where sustainable conservation, education, and a deep commitment to environmental protection are all combined and supported by the tourism industry.
A full 23% of this tiny country of just under 5 million people has been designated as protected national parks, and natural wildlife reserves and refuges, which is really quite amazing!
Protecting a diverse array of rare tropical birds, reptiles, flora and fauna, Costa Rica ecotourism attractions include 75 green protected areas, which account for approximately 6% of earth’s entire biodiversity. It’s truly unbelievable for such a small country that takes up only 1% of the worlds land mass.
Costa Rica has:
- Over 13,000 varieties of tropical fauna and flora
- Nearly 850 species of unique exotic birds
- And over 3,000 species of butterflies
With Costa Rica ecotourism management fully embraced, the friendly people of Costa Rica have been able to successfully sustain its sensitive biological reserves, national wildlife habitats, refuges, and ecological rainforest environments, while sharing their natural treasures with the world.
International visitors and tourists are always warmly welcomed and Costa Rica ecotourism packages are some of Caravan’s most popular tours. They continually sell out so we recommend booking your Costa Rica eco tour early to reserve your preferred tour date and to take advantage of the lowest possible airfares. Call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).
Ecotourism Activities in Costa Rica
The following is an overview of some of the unique activities and attractions that you will experience on our Caravan Costa Rica ecotourism tour.
Poas & Arenal Volcanoes – Viewing either volcano up close will depend on the weather but Poas volcano boasts a mile wide crater and Arenal volcano, which is visible from your hotel (weather permitting), is magnificent with its active lava flow.
Escallonia Cloud Forest – Located near Poas Volcano, the high humidity of Costa Rica’s Escallonia cloud forest coupled with less rain and low lying clouds makes this fog shrouded attraction ideal for nurturing Escallonia’s many incredible orchids and tropical ferns.
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge & Carara Biological Reserve – Enjoy both of these protected areas as part of Caravan’s Costa Rica ecotourism package. A cruise on Cano Negro’s Rio Frio offers up close viewing opportunities to see howler monkeys and water walking lizards, while the Tarcoles River cruise on the “river of crocodiles,” which is near the Carara Biological Reserve in Guanacaste, brings you to the home of the rare Scarlet Macaw.
Leatherback Turtles National Park & Nesting Grounds – Thousands of Hawksbill, Green Ridley sea turtles, and Leatherback turtles return here every year to nest and some Leatherback turtles can be as heavy as 1100 lbs. and up to 6 feet in length. Caravan has taken an active role in the preservation of this area, sponsoring an educational center to help raise awareness for the amazing endangered marine animals.
Manuel Antonia National Park – Listed by Forbes as one of the world’s 12 most beautiful national parks, the protected coastal rainforest area of Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is a favorite destination on Caravan’s Costa Rica eco tour. It’s also home to many of the country’s 2-toed and 3-toed sloths!
Book Your Costa Rica Ecotourism Package Tour Now
Costa Rica is truly blessed as one of the very few countries that have been able to successfully marry the preservation of its fragile eco systems with tourism and the ecotourism travel industry.
Caravan’s all inclusive tours, including Canada, the USA, Panama, Guatemala, and our Costa Rica ecotourism packages, are all fully guided by professional Tour Operators, and our all inclusive tour company has remained family owned and operated since 1952. To learn more about some of these Costa Rica eco attractions, see our eco tours page.
For more information about Caravan’s fully guided, all inclusive Costa Rica ecotourism tour packages, which are ideal for groups, seniors, and family travel, please:
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).