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The Highlights of Costa Rica and Peru


14 days starting at $2,999/Person

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With this customizable Latin American travel adventure, you’ll come face to face with the authentic highlights and natural beauty of both Costa Rica and Peru. From the coffee region surrounding San Jose to Arenal’s volcanic landscape and the tropical beaches of Tamarindo; you’ll encounter the diversity of Costa Rica’s wildlife and scenery. It doesn’t stop there as you continue on to experience sunrise at the World Wonder of Machu Picchu and explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca and Inca Capital of Cusco which are simply stunning and a wonderfully intriguing experience for both history buffs and casual visitors.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Sunrise at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Mountains

Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Tour

Vistadome Train

Dinner in Cusco

14 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer ruins? More wildlife? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-2

SAN JOSE

  • Explore Costa Rica’s charming capital city of San Jose on your own.
  • Take in the museums, market and 19th century buildings of San Jose.
  • Dance the night away in one of our favored salsa bars.

Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose is quite compact so you’ll have no trouble finding your way around as you admire the beautiful 19th century architecture and find quaint, independent coffee shops serving Costa Rica’s famous Golden Bean Coffee. At night, the city really comes alive with the sound of salsa from the local bars…while planning the trip with your travel specialist; ask for a list of our favorite salsa bars in San Jose for an authentic glimpse of Costa Rican culture.

Days 2-5

ARENAL

  • Tour of a coffee plantation, Poas Volcano & a magical waterfall.
  • Spot wildlife high up in Arenal’s canopy on the Hanging Gardens tour.
  • Cruise down the Rio Frio into the wildlife haven of the Caño Negro Reserve.

Full of adventure and stunning views, you’ll see how coffee goes from a bean to a cup of Joe at a working coffee estate, visit steaming geysers at a volcano and soak in a secluded waterfall. As one of the most diverse wildlife destinations in the world, you’re never too far from experiencing Costa Rica’s natural beauty in Arenal. Although the Arenal Volcano is no longer spewing out hot lava there is plenty to do in the Arenal Volcano National Park from crossing hanging bridges through the canopy where you’ll be surrounded by playful monkeys and colorful, tropical birds to unwinding in some of the country’s best natural hot springs.

Days 5-8

TAMARINDO

  • Paddle through Tamarindo’s verdant mangroves and estuary.
  • Traveling between November-February? Ask about adding a turtle nesting tour!
  • Optional activities include horseback riding, surfing lessons and more.

White sand, swaying palm trees, secluded beaches and breathtaking sunsets…welcome to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast paradise! As well as having heavenly beaches, Tamarindo is one of the world’s most important turtle nesting sites for the endangered Leatherback turtle. If traveling between November and February, a moonlight tour to this protecting nesting site is a must! If not, then there is more than enough wildlife to spot when kayaking through the Tamarindo Mangrove and Estuary Nature Reserve.

Days 8-9

PERU!

  • Travel from the golden sands of Costa Rica to explore Peru and the Inca Empire.
  • Stay near Lima’s Airport so there’s no worry about traffic delays or detouring cabbies.
  • Catch a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s flight to the Sacred Valley.

Leave Costa Rica and Central America behind as you begin a new adventure in Peru and South America. As most flights don’t arrive into Lima until the evening, you’ll stay near to the airport so you’ll have an easy and stress-free morning the next day as you simply cross over to the airport for your flight to the Sacred Valley.

Days 9-11

THE SACRED VALLEY

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: Tour the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces.
  • Lunch at a spectacular ranch overlooking the Sacred Valley with an award-winning Peruvian Paso Horse Show.
  • Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride to the foot of Machu Picchu.

Begin exploring the unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology of this mystical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Andes. The days are filled to the brim with unforgettable views and cultural strongholds, but you can take everything at a leisurely pace! In addition to Inca ruins, you’ll see locals work the looms to produce those iconic textiles, visit Peru’s liveliest artisans’ market and enjoy a couple of gourmet meals along the way.

Days 11-12

MACHU PICCHU

  • The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu!
  • Full day private guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.  
  • Exclusive entrance & aerial view from a mountain peak above Machu Picchu.

Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu in one of the quietest hours of the day. You’ll have this profound experience almost entirely to yourself, before hiking to the peak of one of the two limited entrance mountains surrounding Machu Picchu for an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the Inca city. Your private guide will provide you with all the facts, figures and legends while making sure you avoid the crowds to get the most from this once in a lifetime experience.

Days 12-14

CUSCO

  • Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman.
  • Explore Cusco’s authentic museums, Inca ruins, unique shops & enchanting streets.
  • Taste the best of Cusco’s local Peruvian fusion cuisine at our favored restaurants.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral to the Inca Citadel of Sacsayhuaman and all the secret stops in between, Cusco is just ripe with historical stops and archaeological sites. The Inca capital is also home to a number of incredible restaurants and romantic bars that will keep you entertained all night. Many visitors like to add an extra day in Cusco to give them more time to soak up the atmosphere.

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Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$2,999 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$3,649 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$5,239 /person
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