Costa Rica surpasses the paradisiacal and borders dreamlike. On this 7-day tour you will experience the true splendor of the country, finding both luxury and adventure in the rolling hills and glowing beaches. Whether you have wandered through the lush rainforests before, or you wish to discover the magnificent charm of the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio for the first time, this vacation will take you beyond the possible and into the desirable. Discover what it feels like when tropical...
San Jose - The Central Valley
The wonders of Costa Rica are within your grasp as you arrive in the capital of the country. The city is vibrant with an eclectic energy that incorporates the variety of culture from around the vast landscapes and regions. Beneath the fast pace and the sprawling neighborhoods is a city overflowing with charm and happiness, from the numerous parks to the remarkable historic museums. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to a luxurious hotel in the city.
Plaza de la Democracia was inaugurated in the late 1980s and celebrated the centennial of the election of President Jose Joaquin Rodriguez. The elevated terraces offer you a view of the surrounding mountains that create the greater skyline around the city.
At sunset the mountains shift to silhouettes and the cityscape begins to shimmer. The nearby open-air crafts market displays a wealth of hand-carved wooden pieces and endless bags of Costa Rican coffee. The large and lively pavilion gives you a taste of the traditional culture with a touch of the modern world, from silver and gold jewelry shaped into pre-Columbian images to creamy flavors of farm fresh cheeses. For dinner, you can try Product C, a restaurant that started as a beachside shack and now champions sustainable seafood. The oysters served with lemon, Tabasco, and jalapeno vinaigrette creates a unique combination that you never knew you were missing until you to try it.
Manuel Antonio - Embracing Forest
Manuel Antonio - Lead a Horse to Water
Manuel Antonio - The Privacy of Others
Manuel Antonio - Crescent Sands and Bending Trees
Manuel Antonio - The Sea Doesn’t End
San Jose - Return to Central
- Indulge in luxurious comforts at celebrated eco-friendly resorts throughout the country
- Discover the tremendous wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park on a hiking tour
- Explore the underwater wonders of the Pacific on a catamaran and snorkeling excursion
- Experience the rush of the Savegre River on an exceptional rafting trip
- Enjoy a guided tour of Los Campesinos Private Reserve
- Search for the remarkable avifauna, such as the famous quetzal, whose effervescent plumage reflects in the sunlight
- Travel the mountainous trails on horseback at the fringe of the Savegre River
Costa Rica is the stuff that dreams are made of, filled with rich rainforest and pristine beaches, colorful birdlife and elusive jaguars. On this custom tailored tour the dream-like qualities of the country will prove true, showing you the rushing waters of the Pacuare River and the illustrious panoramas of rolling mountainous rainforests. Explore the treasured landscape of private reserves and swim near curious wild dolphins. Travel through the jungle trails on horseback and discover that in Costa Rica the sky is truly the limit.
Your exotic getaway begins with your arrival in San Jose, the bustling capital city of Costa Rica. The vibrant streets and active arcades fill the city with a particular spirit that captures the surrounding countryside. The diversity of the country’s culture congregates in the neighborhoods and the Central Market.
The following day you will make your way to Quepos by air and transfer to your accommodation at a celebrated all-inclusive lodge. The resort is located in the rainforest outside of Quepos and is home to over 300 species of birds. Enjoy a private tour around the property with a local biologist to find the beloved and treasured wildlife. The following day you will saddle up and traverse the surrounding trails on horseback en route to the Savegre River. Your rafting guide will be waiting and ready to take you down the magnificent rapids. Paddle along and enjoy the adventurous ride, returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. In the morning you will hike the to the nearby private reserve. The untouched rainforest offers immaculate creeks and powerful waterfalls. Taste the traditional cuisine and witness the vibrant local flora.
You will depart from the reserve and head to Manuel Antonio National Park where your room at a charming boutique hotel will be ready. The morning is yours to explore the rainforest fringes of the park. The afternoon is at your leisure, allowing you to enjoy the endless activities that surround the hotel and the region. The following day you will step aboard a catamaran to tour the outskirts of the Pacific Ocean that brushes against Manuel Antonio. View the life above and below the sea, from dolphins to coral reefs. The next morning you will transfer to San Jose where you will board your flight home.
$1,255 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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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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