Visalia, CA– The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will host a slideshow presentation on August 5th at 12:00 pm at 222 N. Garden Street Suite 300 for the tour Natural Wonders of Costa Rica. This trip is 9 days, and includes international airfare from Fresno, 18 meals, a professional naturalist tour director, motorcoach transportation and comprehensive sightseeing. The tour will depart on February 17, 2016 and return on February 25th.
From Fresno you will fly to San Jose Costa Rica and meet your Naturalist Tour Director to begin your tour of Costa Rica often referred to as Central America’s greatest hidden gem. While in San Jose you will tour a coffee plantation and sample fresh coffee as well as visit Poas Volcano National Park to view the dramatic mile-wide crater from an overlook. Located in the province of Alajuela, the Poas is one of Costa Rica’s various active volcanoes, and it is currently one of the most scenic and accessible.
You will stop at the Sarchi Artisan Village where you can shop for local crafts and souvenirs. Next on the Tour you will visit Arenal Volcano National Park and experience the Monteverde Cloud Forest one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas. Biologists consider Monteverde to be an important natural lung of the Americas, and it is one of the world’s most pristine places to visit.
You will travel to Monteverde and enjoy time on Jaco Beach on the Pacific Coast one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica. During your stay in Monteverde you will have an optional excursion via Tranopy or Zip line and set participate in an exciting Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise, where you can get very close to these amazing reptiles (please don’t feed them!)
The tour will also include a butterfly garden, hummingbird gallery, hanging bridges, an orchid garden tour and a local folklore show.
For more information on the Chamber travel program, contact Nicola Wissler at (559) 734-5876, or visit our website at www.visaliachamber.org