Luxury and adventure are not two words that often go hand-in-hand, but on this 12-day tour of Costa Rica you will find that the two are not mutually exclusive. This adventurous excursion will take you through dense rainforest and let you explore coveted national parks, and monkey trails to volcanoes which create an unparalleled skyline, all while the Pacific Ocean shimmers an enrapturing sapphire blue. Watch the sunset on your private balcony after coursing through the rapids of the Pacuare River....
San Jose - On the Fringe of the Wild
The wonders of Costa Rica begin in San Jose, the bustling capital. Beyond the façade is a cosmopolitan city filled with energetic locals and a vibrant rhythm connected to the pulse of the country. A private guide meets you at the airport and takes you to your lavish boutique accommodation. Outside of the endless energy of San Jose your senses awaken to the tropical aromas of fresh orchids and coffee beans. Hummingbirds flutter around blossoming flowers and the unmistakable rush of waterfalls echoes through the air. The main lounge is a combination of tropical and cabin comfort with a view of the natural falls dipping into the turquoise pool. Settle into Adventure Inn and prepare for the journeys soon to come.
San Jose - Lakes and Calderas
Arenal - Volcanic Panorama
Arenal - Finding Refuge
Manuel Antonio - Rising Steam to Steamy Shores
Manuel Antonio - A View from the Treetops
Manuel Antonio - The Sunset Country
Manuel Antonio - Beachside Pleasantries
Puerto Jimenez - Like a Picture Book
Puerto Jimenez - No Trail to Follow
Puerto Jimenez - Intensity of Beauty
San Jose - When the Trail Ends
- Explore the hard-to-reach jungle of Corcovado National Park
- Discover the natural splendor of La Paz Waterfall Park
- Relax in hot springs with a view of Arenal Volcano
- Indulge in the celebrated beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park
- Enjoy a sunset cruise around the shores Manuel Antonio National Park
- Partake in a canoe and snorkel excursion to see dolphins in Golfo Dulce
- Luxuriate in opulent eco-friendly resorts around Costa Rica
Toucans and scarlet macaws soar through the trees. Dolphins and whales swim near the coastline. Waterfalls careen into natural opulent pools. This custom tailored adventure brings you to the wild wonders of Costa Rica. Experience the biodiversity of beachside rainforests and the splendor of mangrove-lined canals. Visit the hard to reach crevices of the country’s celebrated national parks and indulge in pristine accommodation that almost blends with nature. Follow the signs, step onto the trail, and find yourself captivated by Costa Rica.
The adventure begins with your arrival in San Jose. The city always brims with excitement and energy. Outside the city you settle into your plush and soothing hotel near the grounds of the La Paz Waterfall Park. Explore the grounds and wander the trails that take you around exceptional natural waterfalls and a beautiful butterfly farm. The following day is yours to explore the surrounding area, from whitewater rafting to witnessing the crater lakes at Poas Volcano National Park.
Transfer to Arenal and experience the luxuries of a celebrated resort and spa rich with hot springs. Arenal Volcano and National Park both stand out against the backdrop of sky. Visit the Cano Negro Refuge or journey to the La Fortuna Waterfalls on horseback, or on the back of an ATV. In the evening you can relax in the hot springs. Transfer to Manuel Antonio and have three full days of pristine beaches to enjoy and jungle hills to explore. Sail to the horizon and discover the shining coral reefs.
The expanse of the rainforest canopy is spellbinding. Luxuriate in the panorama of the charming ocean view. In the Osa Peninsula you will have two full days to wander around Puerto Jimenez, the wild splendor of Corcovado National Park and the Golfo Dulce, from scarlet macaws and jaguars, to dolphins and whales. Your final day will have you returning to San Jose to make the flight home. Your luxury Costa Rica vacation must come to an end, but the adventure lives forever.
$2,803 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.
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