Parrots in the rainforest of Costa Rica

Best of Costa Rica Tour

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This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

San Jose, Tiskita Private Reserve, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Suggested Duration

9 Days

Open the treasure chest of Costa Rican wonders and indulge in its charms. On this best of Costa Rica tour you will be introduced and reintroduced to the endless luxuries of the country’s natural splendor. Glide through the trees and discover where the drifting sky brushes through the canopy. Witness the shimmering water of the sapphire Pacific Ocean and wander through the emerald rainforest. Indulge in natural hot springs and eat breakfast while watching steam rise from the crater of an active...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the amazing activities in the rainforest that display the captivating natural splendor of flora and fauna around the southern Pacific coast
  • View the famous panorama of the Arenal Volcano
  • Soak in the celebrated natural hot springs around Arenal
  • Tour through the jungle canopy on hanging bridges
  • Soar along the tree tops on a zip line tour
  • Visit the famous landscape of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to find the elusive quetzal
  • Enjoy the luxuries of resorts located on the borders of rainforest and beach

Detailed Description

The treasures you find in Costa Rica will fill your memories for a lifetime. Experience glistening riches on this 9-day tour that will take you through the marvels of the rainforest and the hypnotic current of the Pacific Ocean. Revel in the picturesque canopy with a view Arenal Volcano’s conical peak. Pristine white sandy beaches are bordered by the verdant tree line. The wildlife calls out in the morning light and waterfalls echo through the forest. Settle into the marvels of nature and find the depths of lavish scenery.

Your treasured vacation begins with your arrival in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. The bustling city is filled with culture from around the countryside. The gold museum displays the remarkable history of native tribes and Spanish colonialism. Make your way through the countryside to tour the Tiskita Private Reserve. Explore the captivating rainforest landscape that presses against the powdery white sand beach. Visit a thriving local fruit orchard before enjoying the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Discover the wealth of trails on a horseback ride or surf in the perfect secret swells. Away from the private reserve you will find yourself venturing through the rainforest canopy at Arenal on an aerial tram. The treetops are filled with active and spellbinding wildlife, from monkeys to birds and sloths. Settle into a luxurious hotel that offers a panoramic view of lingering and active Arenal Volcano. Your guided tour will take you around the national park, and then you will spend the afternoon on the area’s hanging bridges.

Each step brings you closer to the wildlife and the natural splendor of the region. Monteverde is home to the celebrated Cloud Forest Reserve, and also a local dairy farm. After a tour of the farm you will arrive at your boutique hotel set along the hillside of the national park. Enjoy a guided tour of the Cloud Forest and search for the mysterious but vibrant resplendent quetzal that nest in the trees. After the beautiful treasures of Costa Rica reveal themselves to you, your private transfer will escort you back to San Jose for your return flight home.

Starting Price

$1,615 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 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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