Handcrafted to include the country’s most iconic destinations, this luxurious two-week private tour will reveal a little of everything that makes Costa Rica so unique. Costa Rica is a magical nation of golden beaches, mystical cloud forest, wildlife wonders, and soaring volcanos. From outdoor adventures and wilderness hikes to quiet beach hours, these two weeks celebrate the Costa Rican essence of Pura Vida.
San Jose – Cultural Experiences
After touching down at Costa Rica’s primary international airport, you will be transferred to your boutique hotel in the capital city’s most glamorous old neighborhood. Upon your arrival, a local guide will meet you for coffee to plan out a day of exploration. This can be an active tour with plenty of stops or something more laid-back if you are feeling a bit jet lagged from the flight. Mercado Central is a lively place to start experiencing San Jose’s style. You will continue to explore more of the downtown area, where you will wander to grand plazas and colonial mansions, many of which have been restored to their original grandeur. In the evening, you will dine at a small restaurant in the city’s downtown, which serves up feasts of traditional foods that are accompanied by dance and entertainment from different Costa Rican regions.
Manuel Antonio National Park – Wildlife Wonders
Day 3 - 4
Manuel Antonio National Park – An Immersion in Nature
Tarcoles – Encounters with Crocodiles and Macaws
Monteverde – Iconic Costa Rica Ziplining
Monteverde – Hiking in the Cloud Forest Reserve
Day 8 - 9
La Fortuna – Costa Rica’s Most Famous Volcano
Tenorio Volcano National Park – Costa Rica’s National Park Secret
Tenorio Volcano National Park – Guided Nature Hike in an Unspoiled Realm
Day 12 - 13
Papagayo Peninsula – Lounging on Golden Beaches
Liberia – Departure
- Relax with three days on the stunning beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, where sunset sailing and snorkeling are part of your itinerary
- Experience off-the-beaten-track Costa Rica with two days in Tenorio Volcano National Park with guided hikes in an unspoiled wilderness
- Explore the very best of Arenal Volcano with a private and customizable two-day tour
- Discover Costa Rica’s stunning wildlife, including monkeys, macaws, sloths, and other unique animals
- Connect with local heritage during a day of easy encounters in the capital city of San Jose
- Uncover the remarkable wildlife of Carara River National Park, including an astonishing collection of big crocodiles
- Hike in the cloud forest and contrast the experience from day to night
- Escape to the Papagayo Peninsula, where golden beaches and breathtaking sunsets will culminate your two weeks in Costa Rica
Costa Rica charms its visitors from every angle. Volcanos soar like sentinels, beaches glisten in sunset light, and monkeys howl from treetops as macaws flutter their wings. From cloud forest to coast, this is a country of natural pleasures and a superb biodiversity. It is also a country where the experiences are always intimate and authentic, such as ziplining between the trees as mist rolls in, searching for sloths on a wildlife walk, and connecting with heritage in old San Jose. Costa Rica’s greatest highlight is the experiential diversity. The variety of habitats and destinations means that every day can be different, especially when you have two weeks to fully explore the country.
This luxurious two-week Costa Rican itinerary has been handcrafted to include the country’s iconic destinations and experiences, including some off-the-beaten-track places and activities like the recently opened Tenorio Volcano National Park. All of your activities will be private and can be tailored further to your interests. Boutique luxury hotels will help to immerse you in different landscapes, whether perched on the beach or in an area rich with wildlife. With two weeks, you can explore at your own pace and still have plenty of free time. With a full two weeks, there will be no need to rush, and you will experience the true Costa Rican Pura Vida.
After a day of culture in the capital of San Jose, you will spend three days in Manuel Antonio, which is a national park that combines spectacular wildlife with activities on the Pacific coastline. Tarcoles will provide you with more animal encounters before you spend two days in Monteverde, which is a magnificent cloud forest reserve that reflects the country’s adventurous feeling. The next four days will be all about volcanos. Arenal is Costa Rica’s most famous destination, and you will have two customized days in the area. Tenorio is a newer destination, and you will be hiking in a realm completely unspoiled by tourism. You will complete your luxurious two-week adventure with two days of beach bliss on the Papagayo Peninsula, where you can drift off beneath the sun and lounge on quiet beaches.
You will stay in luxurious accommodations and have private transportation readily available during your time in Costa Rica. Nearly everything about this itinerary is customizable, so you can adjust nearly anything and everything to better suit your needs and interests once you are in Costa Rica.
$3,271 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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