March 2 – 11, 2018
(with optional ministry outreach March 11-19)
(For families or individuals)
This Creation tour, offered by Alpha Omega Institute, is not your ordinary “tourist” trip. Not only will you see many popular sights that nobody would want to miss, but you will also hear about and soak in the wonders of our awesome Creator! You will say, “This is why I came to Costa Rica!” You will be taken off the beaten track to experience the real Costa Rica with its volcanoes, beautiful rainforest environments and amazingly colorful exotic birds that many bird watchers long to see. Marvel at tropical mammals, fish, reptiles, and amazing butterflies such as the Blue Morpho that defy evolutionary explanations and point to the amazing wisdom of our Creator!
We have chosen many sites for you to explore that are not in typical tourist haunts. Enjoy a safe aerial tram over rainforests; take a boat trip to explore some fabulous mangrove swamps; explore the underwater world as you snorkel at the famous Caño Island; see fabulous waterfalls; relax at postcard-picture beaches; visit and/or hike in the fabulous Corcovado National Park area which is really off the beaten track and on the bucket list even of native Costa Ricans.
An experienced naturalist will accompany us on the entire trip to supply us with fascinating information and point out what most of us would miss without that expertise. Typical reptiles and mammals seen include several species of monkeys, coatimundis, sloths, iguanas, land and sea turtles, crocodiles, and perhaps, for the fortunate, a tapir or even a jaguar!
What is included?
- Most expenses including ALL meals and hotels (3 star and better)!
- Transportation in the country including airport/hotel transfers.
- Entrance fees to National Parks, boat transportation, tram costs, and all other sites.
- Experienced and professional bilingual Naturalist Guide
- Native Costa Rican tour coordinator to keep things running smoothly
- Veteran Creation speakers as additional guides
- Tips (These can mount up to a great expense for tourists, but we have them covered.)
- Air travel to/from San Jose, Costa Rica
- Trip cancellation insurance (recommended)
- Snacks, alcoholic beverages
- Country Exit tax (frequently included in airline tickets)
- Camera, batteries, and plenty of memory cards
Below is a detailed itinerary for the tour. Scroll through and click 0n the arrows for each day’s schedule. The hotels listed below that have been reserved for this tour are classed as 3-Star or better — all with very good ratings and with private baths.*
March 2 – Arrive in San Jose
Lodging: City Express San Jose Airport (2 nights)
March 3 – Poás Volcanic National Park, Peace Waterfall, Butterfly Gardens
Lodging: City Express San Jose Airport
March 4– Museum, Bus Excursion, and Guided Nature Hike at San Gerardo Dota
Lodging: Los Suenos del Bosque
Los Suenos del Bosque
March 5 – Bird Watching and Depart to Coto Brus Valley
Lodging: La Amistad Lodge (2 nights)
March 6 – Las Tablas, Coffee Plantation and Chelita Farm.
Lodging: La Amistad Lodge
March 7 – Botanical Gardens, Stone Spheres, and Mangrove Swamps
Lodging: Ranch0 Corcovado (Superior rooms) (2 nights)
March 8 – Snorkeling Caño Island and Experience the Corcovado National Park area
Lodging: Rancho Corcovado (Superior rooms) (2 nights)
March 9 – Mangrove Swamp Boat Tour and Jacó Area's Punta Leona Beach on the Central Pacific Coast
Lodging: Punta Leona Resort Hotel (2 nights)
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Punta Leona Hotel
March 10 – Aerial Tram tour (Pacific/Jacó) and Crocodile sighting
Punta Leona Hotel
Make sure you book a later flight (if possible) so you can enjoy another scenery packed morning in route to the San Jose airport (or lodging if you stay on with us for the ministry outreach). Transportation from the Punta Leona Hotel to the airport is included. We really believe you will depart Costa Rica with unforgettable memories of an amazing Tropical Creation Family Adventure. . . . OR . . . you can extend your stay however you want . . . OR … for a limited number of you who get their requests in early and want to help, join Dave and Mary Jo Nutting as they spend the next week doing a creation teaching outreach at the University of Costa Rica and elsewhere.
Children (7-11): $2190 (in same room as parents) These prices include ALL meals and hotels (3-Star or better), transportation in the country including airport/hotel transfers, boat transportation, tram costs, and entrance fees to National Parks and all other sights. It also includes an experienced and professional bilingual Naturalist Guide and a Native Costa Rican tour coordinator who will accompany us to keep things running smoothly, as well as veteran Creation speakers and guides, Dave & Mary Jo Nutting. All tips are included. (These can be a great expense for tourists, but we have chosen to cover them.) Download the 2018 Creation Vacation Registration Form.
Children (7-11): $2190 (in same room as parents)
These prices include ALL meals and hotels (3-Star or better), transportation in the country including airport/hotel transfers, boat transportation, tram costs, and entrance fees to National Parks and all other sights. It also includes an experienced and professional bilingual Naturalist Guide and a Native Costa Rican tour coordinator who will accompany us to keep things running smoothly, as well as veteran Creation speakers and guides, Dave & Mary Jo Nutting. All tips are included. (These can be a great expense for tourists, but we have chosen to cover them.)
Download the 2018 Creation Vacation Registration Form.
For a printable version of this information, see the Discover Creation Costa Rica Adventure PDF. A printout of this document would be a great way to present this trip as a gift to a loved one this Christmas!
*Note: The sites, activities, and hotels mentioned above have been reserved for this tour. Hotels are classed as 3-Star or better — all with very good ratings. We reserve the right to substitute a site, activity, or housing with as close to comparable value as possible if deemed best by the tour coordinators.