Costa Rica with Alaska Botanical Garden

Tropical Birds, Lush Jungles and Vibrant Cloud Forests
with Alaska Botanical Garden

February 2 – 12, 2019


Escape the cold dark winter days and fly south to jungle paradise with Alaska Botanical Garden host Faye Stiehm and experience “pura vida” in sun-soaked Costa Rica. On this ten night tropical expedition, you’ll discover a vibrant land unlike any other. Despite its diminutive size, Costa Rica boasts greater biodiversity than all of Europe and North America. Over 850 species of birds have been identified here, and more butterflies than on the entire continent of Africa. Enjoy visits to colorful botanical gardens, explore lush jungles, stroll the shores of starlit beaches and view an abundance of exotic wildlife from a bridge that gently suspends you in the mist of the Cloud Forest canopy. Sultry breezes, tropical gardens, and colorful birds are all part of the exuberant pura vida (“pure life”) of Costa Rica. Experience it for yourself when you reserve, but don’t wait - space in paradise is limited.

Expedition Highlights

Colorful Garden visits as listed in itinerary
A coffee plantation visit
Towering Poás Volcano
The Monteverde Cloud Forest
Soaking in jungle hot springs
Hummingbird Gallery
Skywalk canopy tour
Wildlife viewing via a Corobici river float trip
Butterfly Gardens
The stunning Pacific Coast
Morning and evening bird walks
Monteverde Orchid Gallery
Sightings of toucans, quetzals, monkeys, iguanas, sloths and more!


Trip Facts

Length: 11 Days / 10 Nights
$3,499 per person double occupancy
$795 single supplement (waived if matched with roommate)
Trip begins in San Jose upon arrival on February 2, 2019
Trip ends on February 12, 2019



  • ABG and Earthbound travel alumni save $100
  • Reserve by August 31, and save $50
  • Pay final balance by check and save $100


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