Experience the sensation of freedom from flight as you zipline through the Cloud Forest in Monteverde.

One-Week Best of Costa Rica Tour: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Cloud Forests & Coastline

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Experience Costa Rica’s top attractions during this custom-tailored, 7-day tour. Journey to the country’s most active volcano on an exclusive hike to uncover its mysterious history from an expert tour guide. Experience the freeing sensation of flying as you soar through the Cloud Forest by zipline, and come face-to-face with two-toed sloths, howler monkeys, rare tree frogs, and more on tours throughout the rain forest, jungle, and sea. Unwind on Tamarindo’s pristine white-sand beaches and refresh...

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the local culture in Costa Rica’s lively capital city of San Jose
  • Witness sea turtles hatch on an exclusive sun-down excursion with an expert naturalist guide
  • Bask in the sounds of nature on a private boat tour of Costa Rica’s secluded paradise of Tortuguero
  • Venture to Costa Rica’s most active, 5,000-foot-high volcano on a privately guided excursion
  • Meet face-to-face with sloths, monkeys, and more on a hanging bridge tour of Monteverde
  • Delight in the warm wind in your hair as you fly through the Cloud Forest by zipline
  • Unwind on Tamarindo’s pristine white-sand beaches as you listen to the calming crash of the Pacific Ocean

Detailed Description

Your luxurious Costa Rican vacation will begin in the country’s lively capital city of San Jose. Here, you will observe bustling outdoor markets, hear the sounds of Latin American music as it is played by street performers, and watch children kick soccer balls around to one and other in the park. You will end the night by unwinding in your beautiful, centrally located accommodation as you prepare for the next day’s adventures. The following morning, you will indulge in a typical Costa Rican breakfast. The bold taste of Gallo Pinto will contrast the fresh flavors of juicy guava and pineapple slices. Next, your private transfer will greet you in the hotel lobby of your hotel and escort you to Tortuguero National Park. Secluded from city sounds, Tortuguero offers the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. During a privately guided boat tour, you will listen to the howls of monkeys, the chirps of birds, and the soothing ripple of the water. Later that night, you will venture to Tortuguero’s beaches to watch sea turtles hatch and take their first steps into the ocean.

On your third day, you will travel to Arenal by way of private transfer. As you drive, views of the region’s staple attraction, the Arenal volcano, will quickly come into view. On an exclusive hike, you will observe the volcano’s perfectly symmetrical peak and marvel at its massive size as it looms over the glistening Lake Arenal below. You naturalist guide will point out some of Costa Rica’s most elusive bird, plant, and mammal specials throughout your climb. The following day, you will have an even more in-depth opportunity to explore Arenal on a private tour of the rain forest’s hanging bridges. You will feel as if you are among the monkeys, climbing through the trees as you reach exciting heights. The views of the rainforest will be panoramic as a canopy of flowering ferns, and brightly colored flowers surround the scene.

The next stop on your Costa Rican vacation will take you into the depths of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to channel your adventurous spirit as you soar through the rainforest by zipline. You will experience the freeing sensation of flying with the wind in your hair as you view the breathtaking views of the Continental divide below. Following your zipline tour, your private guide will escort you to your luxurious accommodation, where you will be free to unwind for the remainder of the night. You will spend your final full day, unwinding on the white-sand beaches of Tamarindo. You will listen to the calming crash of the ocean and feel the warmth of the Costa Rican sun on your skin. Surfers may try their hands at catching the Pacific ocean’s giant waves, and children may build sandcastles on the shore. As the day winds down, the sunset will color the sky vibrant pinks, oranges, and yellows, and you will savor the amazing views of the ocean and reflect on your unforgettable time in Costa Rica.

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Starting Price

$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.

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.

Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service

4.92 stars based on 412 reviews.

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