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2017 Costa Rican Treasures

14 Days from only $2495 including international airfare

San Jose • Arenal • Guanacaste • Puntarenas

Trip Experience

New cultures, foods, plants, and animals—learn more about Costa Rica along with our travelers in this video.

Trip Itinerary

Get more information about your detailed itinerary, like optional tours, exclusive Discovery Series events, and more.

Program Director

Meet Eric Salazar, and discover the special place that music, community, and family have in his heart.

Program Director

Fall in love with Costa Rica as Program Director Oliver Acosta shows you cloud forests, hearty cuisine, and other gems.

Trip Extension: Tortuguero National Park

Navigate a maze of canals teeming with wildlife, from sea turtles along the beach to monkeys lounging in rain forest canopy.

Courtesy Sebastien Duhem
Drone de Costa Rica

Experience a bird's-eye view of the rain forest—and discover Costa Rica's lush, green heart.

Courtesy Darley Newman
Equitrekking: Costa Rica

Trek through the rain forests of Costa Rica and discover the amazing flora and fauna of this nation.

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36 Hours in Antigua, Guatemala

Let The New York Times guide you through the timeless culture of Antigua, Guatemala—featured on our pre-trip extension.

Courtesy David Conover
The Squirrel Monkey of Costa Rica

Let an expert naturalist tell you about Manuel Antonio National Park’s most iconic resident.

Courtesy Cynthia Younker
Earth Diaries - Semana Santa

See how entire communities work together to celebrate Semana Santa (holy week) in Guatemala—our pre-trip extension.

Courtesy Cynthia Younker
Earth Diaries - Convento Las Capuchinas

Visit Guatemala—our pre-trip extension—and explore the hallowed halls of an 18th-century Spanish convent.

Courtesy Franck Pinel
Pura Vida

Let this impressionistic film give you a sense of everyday life for Costa Rica’s people, rain forests, and beaches.

Courtesy Jordan Lee
Costa Rican Rodeo

Get an up-close-and-personal feel for the people at a Costa Rican rodeo; both those there to watch and those participating.

New Year, New Stories

Take a look at the films that inspire filmmaker David Conover—and preview the stories that await this year.

Climate Change & Travel

Travel with David Conover to see how people—from street protesters to Heads of State—respond to a changing climate and ocean.

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Big Picture Earth Trailer

David Conover's newest television series takes us from Stonehenge to Petra, from Iceland to the Oracle at Delphi ... and beyond.

Sharing Travel Moments

Hear why visual storytelling helps to build a conversation about the world from filmmaker David Conover.

Solo Traveler Experience

Hear about one solo traveler’s experiences in Turkey and Greece.

The Grand Circle Travel Experience

See what it’s like discovering iconic worldwide destinations at extraordinary value on Grand Circle Travel’s escorted Land Tours.

Travel Protection Plan

Learn about the benefits of Grand Circle's plan—and how you can protect your entire trip investment.

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14 DAYS
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including international airfare
14 DAYS FROM $1895 Land Tour Only
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