Poas Volcano in Costa Rica

Caribbean to Cloud Forest: Two-Week Costa Rica Nature Tour

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Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

San Jose, Tortuguero National Park, Poas Volcano National Park, Arenal...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

This luxurious 2-week Costa Rica tour dazzles from every angle. Iconic volcanos stand guard over cloud forests and ancient wildlife trails, Caribbean beaches provide nesting sites for different sea turtle species, and unique birds fly around as monkeys howl from the trees. Handcrafted to create intimacy with Costa Rica’s nature, this two-week tour will lead you from turquoise waters to mystical forests with adventures that include hiking, biking, wildlife river cruises, and bathing in natural...

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Trip Highlights

  • Admire three types of sea turtles during a three-night stay on the Caribbean coast in Tortuguero National Park
  • Indulge in the thrill of mountain biking on an active volcano by peddling the trails of Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Immerse yourself in the cloud forest and discover the amazing wildlife of Monteverde
  • Explore Costa Rica’s evocative volcanos with a walk on the active crater of Poas Volcano and the iconic shapes in Juan Castro Blanco National Park
  • Cruise through the mazy river channels of Tortuguero, encountering monkeys, sloths, rare birds, and iguanas
  • Search for the quetzal and be amazed by Costa Rica’s remarkable diversity of birdlife
  • Lounge on Conchal Beach and reflect on your two weeks in Costa Rica because this Guanacaste destination an idyllic place to end your vacation
  • Experience the best of Arenal Volcano’s nature with hiking, rafting, and rejuvenating hot springs

Detailed Description

Costa Rica is pure nature. Ash spurts from active volcanos, turtles nest on incredible Caribbean beaches, and howler monkeys call boisterously from the treetops. Costa Rica is home to a vast array of waterfalls, natural hot springs, cloud forests, quetzals, and 200 other bird species. This is where you can spend one day gazing into a volcano before being surrounded by capuchin monkeys. It is difficult to find many places in Costa Rica that are not dominated by nature. Even the coffee fields have a wild feel to them, and small plantation restaurants epitomize organic farm to table cooking. This country of remarkable biodiversity is one of the best in the world for an immersion into nature. With this two-week Costa Rica tour, you will experience the different sides to Mother Nature.

Handcrafted around Costa Rica’s best national parks and natural experiences, your two-week vacation will begin with an overnight in San Jose. Afterward, you will fly to Tortuguero, where you will spend time on the Caribbean side. For three days, you will indulge in sea turtle conservation, beautiful beaches, and cruising down rivers in search of monkeys and rare birds. It will be a very relaxed beginning to your vacation. On day five, you will be able to gaze into the astonishing crater of Poas Volcano before connecting to a series of volcanos in Juan Castro Blanco National Park. Two nights in the Arenal Volcano area will provide you with opportunities for wilderness rafting, guided waterfall hikes, and therapeutic natural hot springs.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park is a little off the beaten track. Here, there will be adventure as you mountain bike on an active volcano before experiencing the life of the Costa Rican cowboy with a full-day hiking and horseback riding expedition. Your wild nature encounters will continue in Monteverde Cloud Forest with ziplines being the mode of exploration in this destination. During your time here, you can immerse yourself in the clouds and continue the wildlife encounters before concluding your incredible vacation with some quiet time on the Pacific coast at Conchal. In two weeks, you will have traveled to both coasts and seen a handful of volcanos with so much wildlife and wilderness along the way.

Starting Price

$2,515 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

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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