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A Howler monkey snacks on lush green leaves shortly before sunset in a dry forest in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica
A Howler monkey snacks on lush green leaves shortly before sunset in a dry forest in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica
ExpeditionsWild Costa Rica Escape: Exploring Guanacaste's Natural Wonders

Wild Costa Rica Escape: Exploring Guanacaste’s Natural Wonders

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On this six-day voyage in Guanacaste, guests are surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. From picture-perfect beaches to hidden jungle waterfalls, enjoy the diversity of the Guanacaste Conservation Area, one of the oldest and largest UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This remote part of Costa Rica is overflowing with wild allures. Over millennia, eruptions from the Arenal Volcano have created hyper-rich soil that nurtures a unique tropical dry forest. More than 30 rivers wind their way through this swath of green, pumping nutrients into the surrounding waters, which in turn nourish healthy, vibrant reefs that invite exploration.

Highlights

Guests from Lindblad Expedition ships tours on a zodiac to explore diverse habitats  like mangrove-lined beaches and islands
  • Navigate the pristine coastline of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region, snorkel crystalline waters, and explore wildlife-rich parks and preserves

  • Discover diverse tropical ecosystems while exploring via kayak and paddleboard, on foot, and soaring by zipline

  • Spend an afternoon enjoying Isla Tortuga’s palm-shaded beaches before a barbecue dinner on the sand

  • Explore the volcanic landscapes of Rincón de la Vieja National Park and search for exotic wildlife, from monkeys to macaws

From

$4,363

/ per person

Does not include flights

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duration
6 Days
starts at
San José, Costa Rica
ends at
San José, Costa Rica
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From

$4,363

/ per person

Book Now
duration
6 Days
starts at
San José, Costa Rica
ends at
San José, Costa Rica

View our brochure for more details

Central America 2023-25

From

$4,363

/ per person

Book Now
duration
6 Days
starts at
San José, Costa Rica
ends at
San José, Costa Rica
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View our brochure for more details

Central America 2023-25

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Ships

Ship National Geographic Quest

National Geographic Quest

Guests

100

Cabins

50

National Geographic Quest: Designed for Adventure

Built in 2017, National Geographic Quest is ideal for the fast-moving channels and shallow coves of the Pan-American waters. Her design and engineering were informed by our nearly 40 years of experience in the narrow straits of Alaska, the coast of Costa Rica, and into the gray whale nursery lagoons of Baja. 

Examples of features unique to Lindblad Expeditions include twin boarding platforms that enable our team to load two Zodiacs at once, so our guests can get off the ship quickly to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. She also features a shallow draft, allowing her Captain to navigate the inner reaches and provide more intimate experiences.

Modern, clean-lined, with large expanses of glass to take in the extraordinary views, National Geographic Quest enables guests to see, do, and experience the best of her geographies.

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Expedition Team

Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.

Captain Andrew Cook with guests and Staff on the Bridge of National Geographic Venture, Baja California, Mexico

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