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Discover paradise on this luxury tour of Costa Rica! Immerse yourself in nature as you explore the untouched rainforests of Pacuaré and the volcanic mountains of Arenal on adventurous hikes, treks, and adrenaline-pumping tours. Stay at luxurious accommodations in the lap of nature and end your tour on the pristine beaches of the laidback North Pacific Coast.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2San José and Central ValleySpanish Colonial History, Museums and Contemporary Art, Saturday Markets, Vibrant NightlifeHotel Presidente, Grano de Oro
2 - 5Caribbean HeartlandUntouched Wilderness, Incredible Biodiversity, Adventure SportsPacuaré Lodge
5 - 8ArenalArenal Volcano National Park, Volcanic Peaks, Caves and Hot Springs, Hiking, Sky Trekking, Canopy Walks and KayakingTabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
8 - 11North Pacific CoastLively Beach Towns, Swimming & Water Sports, Nature ReservesBosque del Mar, Andaz Resort at Papagayo

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  • Adventure
  • Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel

San José and Central Valley

1 Night

Cushioned in the valley between the Central American mountain ranges and volcanic peaks, the Costa Rican capital is surrounded by lush green landscapes.

Hotel Options
Hotel Presidente – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Grano de Oro – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Queen
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 5

Your chauffeur will drive you from San José to the surroundings of Pacuaré Lodge in a shared vehicle, before a 1.5 hour whitewater rafting adventure to reach the hotel (breakfast is included enroute)

Caribbean Heartland

3 Nights

The Caribbean Heartland is a pristine tropical region, cradled deep within the dense, untouched rainforests of Costa Rica. Home to the Cabebar Indian shamans, soak up these diverse landscapes highlighted by lush wooded Talamanca mountains.

Included Activities

Pacuare Lodge Rainforest Thrills
Choose from eight exciting adventure activities during your stay at Pacuare Lodge. Go white water rafting over Class III-IV rapids that rush through steep canyons and down cascades. If you want something more leisurely, paddle through Class II rapids for a closer look at the wealth of nature straddling the Lodge. Rappel, climb up and down the steep sides of the canyon along the sides of the El Tesorito Creek. Book an exhilarating canopy tour, which takes you to the towering heights of the rainforest from where you can slide along cables and look out for exotic birds hidden in the thick foliage. Sign up for an early morning birdwatching tour and try and spot the Sun Bittern, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Black-cheeked Woodpecker and a variety of colorful toucans in their natural habitat. Or you could join a naturist on a sustainable tour to learn how responsible tourism can balance economic needs with nature conservation. Trek along an ancient mule trail to reach a hidden waterfall or explore more of the Cabecar Indigenous culture during The Loop tour.

Hotel Options
Pacuaré Lodge – Opt 1
Room
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 5 - 8

Your chauffeur will drive you from Pacuare Lodge to Arenal

Arenal

3 Nights

The beautiful region of Arenal serves as the perfect base for exploring Costa Rica’s highland country of volcanic peaks, ancient caves, hot water springs and national parks. The drive up towards the Arenal Volcano National Park is spectacular.

Included Activities

Rainforest Canopy Hike at Arenal
Experience a fascinating tour of the rainforest with a walk over the treetops along Arenal’s famed hanging bridges. After an early breakfast in your hotel, take a comfortable half-hour ride to the hanging bridges in the company of the guide. Enjoy a leisurely hike along the two-mile-long trail of bridges that crisscross the dense forests spread out below. If you’re lucky, you could spot howler monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, flocks of colorful birds, butterflies, armadillos, and a host of other wildlife on your jungle canopy walk! (Half Day Trip; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable boots, insect repellent and sunscreen).

Private Arenal Volcano Hike
If you’re fascinated by volcanic landscapes, this trip may be your opportunity to watch an active volcano from a perfectly safe vantage point. From your hotel, drive over to the northwestern end of the Arenal volcano, which is less than a half-hour drive away. Get off ahead of the Las Coladas Trail and enjoy a leisurely hike through tropical rainforests and an old lava flow formed nearly three decades ago. Note the interesting lava formations along the trail, while your guide relates the region’s natural history. Watch out for local plants and wildlife too. If you’re lucky, you may come across a variety of primates, sloth bears, and birds, including toucans and hawks on your hike. The walking trail ends at an observation area that offers spectacular views of the volcano. Weather permitting, one can spot the fiery lava trickling down the mountainside! (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable boots, insect repellent, and sunscreen; You will be accompanied by a bilingual guide).

Volcano Hiking, Hot Springs and Dinner at Arenal
If you’re fascinated by volcanic landscapes, this day trip may be your opportunity to watch an active volcano from a perfectly safe vantage point. After lunch at your hotel, drive over to the northwestern end of the Arenal volcano, which is less than a half-hour drive away. Get off ahead of the Las Coladas Trail and enjoy a leisurely hike through tropical rainforests and an old lava flow formed nearly three decades ago. Note the interesting lava formations along the trail, while your guide relates the region’s natural history. Watch out for local plants and wildlife too. If you’re lucky, you may come across a variety of primates, sloth bears, and birds, including toucans and hawks on your hike. The walking trail ends at an observation area that offers spectacular views of the volcano. Weather permitting, one can spot the fiery lava trickling down the mountainside. After the day’s hike, make your way to the Ecotermales Hot Springs. You could take a dip into the heated mineral waters of the spring to rejuvenate yourself. Explore the lush tropical gardens here, dotted with natural waterfalls and heated pools. Relish a delicious dinner before heading back to your hotel. (Full Day; Time of Day: Afternoon; Duration: 6 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meals included: Dinner; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable boots, insect repellent and sunscreen; Note: A bilingual guide will accompany you).

Sky Tram Ride and Sky Trek at Arenal
Here’s your chance to take wings and fly high above a rainforest canopy on this adventurous trip. Experience an adrenaline rush as you take a Sky Tram ride, followed by a Sky Trek over the dense cloud forest cover of the Arenal reserve below. Much like riding an open-air gondola in the sky, watch out for the singular plant and animal life that thrive above the canopy. Stop at an observation platform perched on the highest point of the reserve for panoramic views and spectacular photo ops. As you return over the same thick forest cover, get ready for another exciting ride over the treetops. The Sky Trek at the Arenal reserve uses zip lines hung from mountain tops. Ride past thick forest canopies, between canyons, and over tropical treetops. Stop by multiple observation towers along the way to take in the grand views and more photographs. (Half Day Trip; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 4 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable boots, insect repellent and sunscreen; Note: A bilingual guide will accompany you).

Hotel Options
RoomOrchid Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomCasita Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 8 - 11

Your chauffeur will drive you from Arenal to the North Pacific coast in a private vehicle (4-5 hrs)

Your chauffeur will drive you from the North Pacific coast to Liberia Airport in a private vehicle (1-2 hrs)

North Pacific Coast

3 Nights

The North Pacific Coast region with its pristine beaches and azure waters is a slice of tropical paradise. Also known as the Gold Coast, this picturesque region extends from the Nicoya Peninsula right up to Papagayo Bay.

Hotel Options
Bosque del Mar – Opt 1
Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Pacuaré: Pacuare Lodge Rainforest Thrills
    • Arenal: Rainforest Canopy hike at Arenal
    • Arenal: Private Arenal Volcano Hike
    • Arenal: Volcano Hiking, Hot Springs & Dinner at Arenal
    • Arenal: Sky Tram Ride and Sky Trek at Arenal
  • An air-conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel then all such travel comes with CDW insurance for an unlimited number of kilometers. For further details about the type of car please speak to your Travel Consultant.
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Luxury Costa Rica: Adventure and Beach

11 days $ 4,690 / person

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