Costa Rica is known for its rich and colorful natural wonders. The vivacious rainforest reaches the coastline on either side of the country. The capital city encapsulates the vibrant tropical colors of the local fruits. The canopy boasts lively, glowing orchids, and sloths hold tight to trees and disappear in the distance. From careening waterfalls to owl monkeys, luminous birds to smoldering volcanoes, this 10-day adventure will brighten your eyes and stimulate your imagination, reminding you...
San Jose – Surrounded by Nature
San Jose’s city streets are filled with boundless energy. Mountains encircle the city and create the elegant valley that captures the sunlight. La Sabana Metropolitan Park is filled with seasoned men and women reading newspapers on the bench-lined walkways. Groups of boys play soccer on fields of trimmed grass, wearing jerseys that proudly support their favorite local and international players.
Arrive at your elegant downtown hotel. Your hotel is filled with the charm of historic local families and a hacienda décor. In the neighborhood of Escazú you can find a juxtaposition of a traditional Costa Rican village pressing against an affluent suburban area. The center of the neighborhood remains relaxed and peaceful. The area sits on the hillside and watches over the city’s meandering streets. Humble homes offer remarkable views of the 18th century church Iglesia Escazú. The church contains a tremendous ceramic baroque altar that shines like a jewel on a humble crown.
La Selva Biological Station – Welcome to the Wild
Arenal – Watching the Trees
Arenal – Walking in the Sky
Monteverde Cloud Forest – Under the Watchful Gaze
Monteverde Cloud Forest – Observing the Clouds
Jaco – Best of Biodiversity
Jaco – The Wet and Dries
San Jose – The Reds and Blues of Daylight
San Jose – The Continuing Images of Nature
- Tour one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the rainforest
- Trek through private reserves to witness illustrious wildlife hidden by the jungle canopy
- Explore the rainforest on a fabulous sky tram and zip line tour
- Discover the exceptional rainforest canopy by walking Arenal’s hanging bridges
- Enjoy the picturesque images of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
- Indulge in the cool and colorful waters of the Pacific Ocean
- Venture around one of the largest populations of scarlet macaws in Central America
When the nature of Costa Rica calls, you will find captivating landscapes and illuminating wildlife. Listen to the calls of the scarlet macaw echo in the trees. Walk across the Sarapiquis River on a hanging bridge that stretches over 800 feet. Experience the rich ecosystems and biodiversity of the country on this custom tailored tour meant to show you lush canopies and effervescent plumage. Iguanas blend into branches and American crocodile linger around bridges. The natural majesty of Costa Rica is here to stay and ready to be discovered.
Nature abounds with your arrival in Costa Rica. The country is filled with jovial life around every corner. The city of San Jose bustles around you and you find comfort in your charming boutique hotel. The following day you will venture out into the wilds of the countryside and find Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. Inside the private reserve is La Selva Biological Station. Trek around the reserve and find the unique offerings of the station. In the morning you will traverse the treetops on an aerial tram and have the option of soaring through the skyline on a zip line tour.
After lunch you will make your way to Arenal and find the region flush with green, from the reaching rainforest to the open prairies. Arenal Volcano creates a picture-perfect skyline with its conical peak. Explore the rich rainforest on the hanging bridges. The height offers a different view of the region’s flora and fauna. A private transfer will escort you to Monteverde, known for the Cloud Forest Reserve and home to the revered quetzal. Discover the natural majesty of the forest on trails and canopy walks. The dense vegetation creates a distinctive atmosphere.
Next, travel to Jaco on the Central Pacific Coast. The city and the beaches offer tremendous surf and a stunning stretch of coastline. The following day is at your leisure. You can indulge in any number of activities around Jaco, from horseback riding to kayaking. A guide will take you through Carara National Park, home to exceptional biodiversity and the magnificent scarlet macaw. In the evening you will return to San Jose. Your private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home. The natural world of Costa Rica is always adventurous and endlessly captivating.
For more tour options, please browse the vacation packages to Costa Rica offered by Zicasso.
$1,795 per person (excluding international flights)
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