Costa Rica Adventure
Spotting wildlife while cruising through canals, searching for the elusive quetzal bird, hiking through jungles, chilling on the gorgeous Pacific coast, Searching for dolphins on a sunset sail or going whitewater rafting.
If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world—explore its volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests and beaches. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound—choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.
- Boat tour to Tortuguero, Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge excursion with naturalist guide, Local barbecue at cloudforest ranch, Guided visit to Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD430-565 for meals not included.)
- Hotels (13 nts), basic lodge (2 nts, multi-share).
- Public bus, tractor, van, boat, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
- Costa Rica
Day 1 San José
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Option to snorkel in the Caribbean or hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
Day 4-5 Tortuguero
Boat ride to Tortuguero, wildlife spotting en route. Option to visit the seasonal nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles at night and tour the canals on a guided tour by day.
Day 6-7 Sarapiquí Rainforest (2B,1L,2D)
Guided nature trail walk through primary rainforest, swim in a pristine river surrounded by nature, then experience the remoteness of an old hacienda at night. Optional horseback ride tour.
Day 8-10 La Fortuna/Arenal (1L)
Enjoy a typical Costa Rican meal at a local family's house en route to La Fortuna. Activity options include rafting, waterfall rappelling and relaxing in local hot springs.
Day 11-12 Monteverde (1D)
Barbeque dinner at a cloud forest ranch, guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Option to fly across the forest canopy on ziplines or visit the frog pond.
Day 13-14 Quepos/Manuel Antonio
Option to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, try mangrove kayaking or enjoy a dolphin spotting sunset sail.
Day 15 San José
Transfer to San José for one final evening with the group.
Day 16 San José
Depart at any time.
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