01/15/2019 9AM EDT

This tour is sold out.



Immerse yourself in the web of life under a symphony of starlight.

The imposing Arenal Volcano looms in the distance, mist still clinging to its slopes. The day was long and unforgettable, your camera filled with picture after picture of colorful, exotic creatures and foliage so vibrant it seems to move on its own.

Over dinner you swap stories with your newfound friends as the sun slips below the horizon, your head barely able to keep track of the complex interconnected web of life surrounding you. 

Tonight we trek out again to find a dark observing spot - an easy task in the northwest corner of this amazing country - and hunt for the stars, their orderly patterns sitting in stark contrast to the verdant chaos of the jungle. Yet somehow, just as alive.

So much to absorb, you could spend a lifetime here.


What's included.

  • All hotels

  • Roundtrip airfare to San Jose

  • All tour transportation in Costa Rica

  • Airport transfers in Costa Rica

  • All visits and excursions

  • All entrance fees

  • 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

  • Local cultural and zoology expert guides

  • Live tapings of Space Radio and Guide to Space

  • Evening stargazing sessions


Your Science Storytellers


Paul M. SutteR

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Fraser Cain

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Our itinerary.

A sanctuary of diverse tropical wildlife and gorgeous dark skies await us in Costa Rica:

  • Mar 2: Arrive in San Jose • Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel

  • March 3: Coffee plantation tour • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Esplendor Tamarindo

  • Mar 4: At leisure in Guanacaste beach • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Esplendor Tamarindo

  • Mar 5: Monteverde Cloud Forest • Evening stargazing • Overnight: El Establo

  • Mar 6: Butterfly & Hanging Bridges tour or Canopy zip line • Migratory birds expert talk • Evening stargazing • Overnight: El Establo

  • Mar 7: Tree nursery • Arenal Volcano • Lake Arenal Cruise • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort

  • Mar 8: Cano Negro guided riverboat trip • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort

  • Mar 9: Zarcero Topiary Garden • San Jose City Tour • Farewell dinner • Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel

  • Mar 10: Depart San Jose


Itinerary, hotel selection, and stargazing sessions are subject to change due to factors outside our control (e.g., weather).


$3,899 land+air inclusive per person, double occupancy

Single occupancy surcharges apply. Land+air package price will vary slightly depending on your departure city. Our travel agents will provide an exact quote upon inquiry.


Registration closed
January 1, 2019

Reserve your spot today with a deposit of $500.

Begin your reservation by submitting this form so our travel agents can contact you, or you can immediately register online.

You can also talk to our agents directly by calling 740.407.2157 and asking for the "Wild Skies of Costa Rica" tour.

Tour Cancellation Guarantee
In order to develop custom tours with our partners, we have to secure our group accommodations and transportation with a minimum number of guest reservations. Rest assured, if the tour is dropped, everyone who made their deposits and payments through AstroTours will be notified and fully refunded. Details on customer cancellation policies are in our Terms & Conditions below.


You’ll also be invited to attend a live webinar with your science storyteller and our staff to get updates, share travel tips, and ask questions.

Tour logistics provided by Collette.
Travel agency support provided by Mermaid Travel.



We are all explorers – on a journey of discovery, sharing in the natural wonder of our planet and the Universe, and seeking extraordinary science experiences together.

We are committed to and actively promote diversity in our community, and we believe the future of science and research, culture and art, depend upon the inclusion of and respect for individual perspectives.

We will always be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful with each other, and promote a collaborative environment of safety, security, and friendship within our community.

We prohibit the use of any demeaning, discriminatory, threatening, or harassing speech toward any member of our AstroTouring community.

Your participation is contingent on upholding these ethics and standards of integrity as we travel together in search of our own unique connections with the cosmos.

+ Terms & Conditions

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Final Payment due 60 days before departure.

Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees

Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund.

Air rates, schedules, taxes and fees are subject to change until passengers have paid in full.

If air is cancelled within 120 days of deposit, penalties may apply. Name changes are subject to penalties within this time period. If waivers have not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure - Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full.

Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies.

Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Payment of a per person waiver fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit) except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure.

Any name changes are subject to penalty.

A handling fee of $25 per change will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation.

If flight changes or flight cancellations are requested, revision fees or airline cancellation fees will apply.

If you have not purchased waivers, and you need to cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure, the Cancellation Fees are as follows:

Six months prior to departure a non-refundable deposit will be retained.

For cancellation between 60-16 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 30% of total price. For cancellation between 15-1 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation on the day of departure and after: 100% of total price.

Air rates are subject to change until tour is paid in full. If Travel Protection Plan has not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure, Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full.

Cancellation charges also apply to reservations made for "pre" and "post" night accommodations.

The Travel Protection Plan Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure.

AstroTours reserves the right to cancel any reservation, and that person will be responsible for any cancellation fees that apply, if our CODE OF ETHICS for the Astrotouring community are not upheld and adhered to.


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