Costa Rica Tour 8 Days

Experience the Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

Experience the highlights of the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s rainforests, volcanoes, and beautiful waterfalls, rivers and beaches. Discover the wonderful world of wildlife and vegetation revitalized by gentle tropical rains. Learn about the rich Costa Rican culture and history through the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José.


We’ll then visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens which are absolutely spectacular! This large property features the world’s largest butterfly observatory, hummingbird and orchid gardens, safe trails along the La Paz River and 5 large waterfalls. We’ll return to the hotel in San Jose to prepare for Shabbat. Shabbat services will be followed by Shabbat dinner at the Synagogue and community center. Overnight: San Jose.

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The theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards we’ll visit the Gold Museum – one of the most unique Museums of Costa Rica . We’ll continue to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various other sites of interest. After the City Tour we’ll depart to the central pacific coast where Manuel Antonio is located. Manuel Antonio is undoubtedly one of the most verdant locations in Costa Rica, with spectacular white-grey sandy beaches fringed by thickly forested green hills. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Manuel Antonio National Park. The spectacular natural  and peaceful atmosphere of the park attract many visitors to Manuel Antonio Park, which preserves the beautiful beaches and unique formations of Punta Cathedral, as well as  mangroves, a series of islands offshore, and a steamy tropical forest. The park has four beaches, each with its own special characteristics. We’ll follow a professional guide through one of Costa Rica’s most famous National Parks that gathers numerous species of butterflies, monkeys, raccoons, coatis, agoutis, two – toed sloths, snakes, orchids, etc. Overnight: Manuel Antonio.

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You will be captivated by the sight of dolphins frolicking at the boat’s wake, or the inimitable sound of a whale’s song. These are the nesting grounds and home for numerous species of marine birds, including pelicans, boobies and ibises. After touring the coastline, you will anchor in a protected cove within the pristine Biesanz Bay for snorkeling.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight: Manuel Antonio.

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We’ll see the wonder of Costa Rica’s nature; its rich vegetation, birds and animals. The cloud forest region possesses beautiful and varied scenery; this land stays green and humid all year round. We’ll finish our day with a Canopy Tour, where we’ll see the forest from the top of the trees – more than 500 acres of forest with amazing view. Overnight: Hotel & Resort “Lands in Love”.

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This region possesses beautiful and varied scenery. Refreshed by gentle tropical rains, this land stays green and humid almost all year round. The lowlands host gushing rivers, hot springs, lagoons, remote national parks, and plentiful wildlife.
Upon arrival we’ll start our hanging bridges tour. We will hike through the tropical humid forest, over many bridges from 5 to 100 meters long and up to 60 meters high, and a fascinating  exploration of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. At the end of the day we’ll enjoy the thermal water hot springs for a few hours, then return to the Hotel for dinner. Overnight: Hotel & Resort “Lands of Love”.

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* Price per person in USD double or twin room

** Supplement Price for single room


Price Includes:

Round trip air fare from New York as per itinerary.
Superior Tourist Class and First Class (3 and 4 star) hotels and resorts.
Kosher Meals daily. (For details see General Conditions).
Transportation by air conditioned coaches.
Sightseeing, transfers and entrance fees as per Itinerary.
Experienced English speaking Tour Escort.
Experienced English speaking local guide.
Gratuities to local service providers.
* Price of tour is subject to change due to change in air fare.

Price Excludes:

Airport and security tax.
Departure taxes in San Jose Airport.
Travel Insurance (For details see General Conditions).
Personal expenses.
Tip for the Tour Escort (recommended $5 per person per day).
Optional tours.
Individual transfers.
Any item not mentioned under “price includes”.

Important to Know:

There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.

Kashrut on Tours

Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.

The meals:

Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.
We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.


It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. We are pleased to be able to offer you on this tour two nights stay at “Lands in love” ( This is a very special rustic eco resort and adventure center, in the middle of a cloud forest. As their philosophy is “care and love for animals and nature”, they cater to vegetarian and vegan guests. They do not serve any kind of meat or fish (including Tuna). Ingredients used by the kitchen are neutral and from kosher sources. The vegetables used are checked for bugs, their dishes were checked to be new, and are used to cook and serve vegetarian and vegan dishes only.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

A $500 deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm the reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure.
A minimum number of participants are required in order to operate a tour date.
If the minimum number has not be reached and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.

• 60 working days before departure bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee
• 59- 30 working days prior to departure: 25% cancellation charges per passenger
• 29-15 working days prior to departure: 50% cancellation charges per passenger
• Less than 15 working days prior to departure: 100% cancellation charges – NO REFUND.