Discover the reasons why vacationing in Costa Rica is so popular on this customizable experience spent exploring the unforgettable scenery. Scour the trees for toucans and scarlet macaws perching in the canopy, and walk with the rare Blue Morpho in a garden dedicated to the preservation of the Costa Rica’s vibrant butterflies. Wander through lava fields and soothe your body in relaxing hot springs, embrace the excitement of finding waterfalls, and find the thrill of flying on a zip line. From...
Arenal – Arrive in San Jose and Transfer to the Splendid Arenal Region
San Jose shines with a unique ambiance of Central American culture and neoclassical grandeur. The neighborhood of Amón emanates the prominence of plantation owners of the 19th and early 20th century through the mansions lining the streets. Many of the former prestigious buildings have been converted into hotels and restaurants, with gorgeous art deco and Victorian architecture offering a pleasant ambiance through which locals of San Jose can stroll. Your flight lands at Juan Santamaria International Airport where your private transfer greets you and escorts you out of the Central Valley.
You pass colorful markets and homes. School children walk alongside the street wearing uniforms connoting their class year. The buildings become more sporadic along the roadside as the road winds through the mountainous terrain along emerald trees and precipitous cliffs. Large, light brown, ring-tailed coatis scour the underbrush in search of food. The green ridges slope into the banks of Arenal Lake and bougainvillea drapes across houses and restaurants. Periodically, clouds drift overhead, drawing your eye to the spectacular view of the perfect cone-shaped peak of Arenal Volcano. You check-in to your luxury hotel and take the time to relax in the rushing water of the natural thermal springs heated by the subterranean volcanic activity. Our travelers' Costa Rica travel reviews can tell you more about what to expect.
Arenal – Trek to the Impressive Cone of Arenal Volcano on a Guided Hike
Arenal – Delight in a River Expedition on the Peñas Blancas River
Monteverde – Travel to the Cloud Forest for an Evening Wildlife Excursion
Monteverde – Traverse Hanging Bridges and Explore Various Plantations
Manuel Antonio – Fly through the Jungle Canopy on a Zip Line Excursion
Manuel Antonio – Enjoy a Guided Hike in Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio – Relish a Scenic Horseback Ride to the Tocori Waterfalls
Manuel Antonio – Depart for Home
- Bask in the comforts of luxurious accommodation across the various microclimates and fascinating landscapes of Costa Rica
- Glide above the jungle canopy to enjoy the thrill of soaring and views of wildlife in action while zip-lining
- Float down the Peñas Blancas River on a relaxing raft excursion to search for crocodiles, tortoises, monkeys, and countless species of birds
- Learn how to make perfect, velvety and dark Costa Rican chocolate during a guided tour of a coffee plantation
- Explore the cycle of the Costa Rican scenery with a privately guided hike through Arenal Volcano National Park to view forest, plains, and lava fields
- Discover the splendor of the Cloud Forest on hanging bridges and tour butterfly gardens in search of the majestic and unique flora and fauna
- Dig your toes into the pristine powder white sand of Manuel Antonio National Park while on the trails that connect rainforest to shoreline
- Enjoy a scenic horseback ride across plains and farms before following trails on foot to reach the secluded Tocori Waterfalls
Your Costa Rica vacation immerses you in picture-perfect scenery on a 9-day tour, allowing you to embrace beaches, mountains, and volcanoes. Your vacation begins with your arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose where your private transfer greets you and escorts you from the airport to Arenal, a celebrated region known for its natural hot springs. Enjoy the luxury of your resort hotel and spend time in the beautiful thermal springs. The following day, your guide greets you in the hotel lobby and leads you on a remarkable tour of Arenal Volcano National Park where you will walk along lava fields and discover the flora supported by the mineral-rich soil. The next day, you will set out on the waters of the Peñas Blancas River and enjoy a tranquil rafting excursion where you will search for crocodiles and sloths, spoonbills and hawks before returning to your hotel. In the morning, you travel across Lake Arenal on a boat for a fabulous scenic ride to the opposite sides of the humanmade lake. Your jeep transfer takes you into the gorgeous Cloud Forest of Monteverde in time for a sunset hike. With your guide by your side, you will search for the unique fauna of the highlands that emerge at night.
The following day, you wander along the hanging bridges of the Tree Top Walkways. Visit the butterfly and hummingbird gardens to accentuate the wonder of the natural life found within the cloud forest. In the afternoon, you visit a coffee, sugar, and chocolate plantation to learn about the process of harvesting and cultivating the coveted treats. Your private transfer greets you at the hotel the next day and escorts you to Manuel Antonio National Park on the Central Pacific. Stop en route for a magnificent zip line tour allowing you travel across one of the longest zip lines in Costa Rica.
Your journey continues as your private guide leads you on a fantastic tour of the primary and secondary forest of the national park before taking you along the pristine, white beaches. Mount a horse for an unforgettable tour passing through plains, farms, and forest. Follow the trails on foot to reach the Tocori Waterfalls, where you can enjoy a refreshing pineapple in the calming scenery. On your final day, you return to Juan Santamaria International Airport by private transfer to check in for your flight home.
$2,092 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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