• A canal safari along the pristine waterways of Tortuguero National Park reveals a stunning variety of tropical flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy splendid volcano views from the relaxing mineral springs of your Arenal resort!
  • Personalize your trip with the included guided adventure of your choice at Arenal.
  • Travelers love our resorts in Arenal and the wide range of activities available... So feel free to addd extra nights here – or at any of our fine resorts and lodges!
  • Manuel Antonio is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks... Let our expert naturalist guide reveal the many natural wonders of this pristine coastal reserve.

As you venture from the Caribbean to the Pacific, our expert guides make this diverse Costa Rica vacation truly fun and rewarding.

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Highlights of Costa Rica

Day 1 – Welcome to San Jose

Accommodation: President Hotel or the Deluxe Grano de Oro

Check in to your hotel, the first class President Hotel or the deluxe Grano de Oro, an award-winning boutique hotel set in a restored Victorian mansion in the heart of the city.

Day 2 – Travel to Tortuguero National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: First class Mawamba Lodge or The Deluxe Pachira Lodge

Today’s shared transfers over land and water bring you to the less-visited Caribbean coast, a pristine region renowned for its diversity of flora and fauna. Upon arrival, check in to the lodge of your choice, the first class Mawamba Lodge or the deluxe Pachira Lodge. In the afternoon, join your guide for a tour of Tortuguero Village. 

Day 3 – Canal safari through Tortuguero

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a guided nature walk along the rainforest trails of your lodge. Guests at Mawamba will also visit the Lodge’s own small Butterfly Farm, Ranarium and Iguana Farm. 

Often referred to as “The Amazon of Costa Rica,” Tortuguero is a tropical wetland filled with exotic flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. This afternoon, you’ll set out in a boat that’s been specially designed for these canals. As you explore the extensive network of waterways that wind through the wildlife-rich vegetation, your expert naturalist will offer fascinating insight into the region’s fragile eco-systems. 

Please Note: A $10 Park Entry Fee is not included and must be paid directly at the Park’s entrance.

Day 4 – Journey to Arenal Hot Springs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

This morning’s scenic shared-boat transfer continues overland to Guapiles for lunch. In the afternoon, continue with your own private car and driver to Arenal, where you’ll check in to the resort of your choice. The charming Montana del Fuego is set on a private tropical forest reserve at the foot of Arenal Volcano. Or delight in the luxury of Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa; the region’s finest 5-star resort boasts spacious guest suites, each with two private terraces and unparalleled volcano views!

Day 5 – Personalize your stay in Arenal

Meals: Breakfast

Tailor your vacation this morning with the included adventure of your choice:

- La Fortuna on Horseback: A 90-minute ride and an invigorating hike along forest trails bring you to this lovely waterfall. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. There’s an enchanting natural pool that’s perfect for a refreshing dip!

-Hike Arenal: Enjoy a moderate hike through the forest and over old lava flows as your guide offers fascinating insight into the unique geology and ecology of this geothermal region.

- Suspended Bridges: Explore along more than a dozen suspended bridges that wind their way through the forest. It’s a great way to study the tropical flora and fauna of the canopy. And high above the forest floor, you’ll catch great views of Arenal Volcano!

- Zip-Line Adventure through the Canopy: Adrenaline-rushing adventure awaits with 12 platforms and over 1,000 feet of cable strung through the tree tops. Gain a new perspective of the rainforest as you “fly” through the trees – attached by harness to the steel cables.

- River Float Safari: The gentle Penas Blancas River makes its way through the lush forest, alive with tropical birds and wildlife. This guided, family-friendly adventure is a relaxing and wonderful way to explore Costa Rica’s diverse flora and fauna.

For our more intrepid and active travelers, we’ve added several brand new adventures for 2014 from which to choose:

- Class II & III Whiter Water Rafting on the La Balsa River

- Class III & IV White Water Rafting on the exciting El Toro River

- Canyoneering & Rappelling Adventure

After your morning activity, travel with your private car and driver to Manuel Antonio National Park, regarded by many as the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks. Upon arrival, check in to the resort of your choice. Perched high on a summit, the first class El Parador Spa Resort offers breathtaking views over the Pacific. Or immerse in the award-winning style and luxury of Si Como No.

Please Note: You can add an extra night at Arenal from only $69 per person!

Day 6 – Manuel Antonio National Park

Meals: Breakfast

We make it easy and more enriching to explore this magnificent National Park, widely regarded as the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s extensive national park system! With Park entry fee included, enjoy a fascinating guided hike through this pristine coastal forest.

Please Note: Due to the park’s closure on Mondays, your guided hike may be scheduled for the following day

Day 7 – Manuel Antonio

Meals: Breakfast

Manuel Antonio is renowned for its beautiful palm-fringed beaches, spectacular rocky headlands and forests rich with wildlife. Today is yours to enjoy and explore as you wish. Relax by the pool of your idyllic resort, stroll along the beach or join an available excursion such as white water rafting, kayaking or horseback riding.

Day 8 – Bid farewell to Costa Rica

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour with us ends this morning after breakfast. 

Dates & Pricing
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Price Per Day:

$ 300 per day
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • Extensive naturalist-guided excursions and a choice of adventure activity in Arenal Hotspring.
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.
  • 7 nights accommodation in your choice of first class or deluxe hotels and lodges.
  • All on-tour transportation and all hotel taxes and service charges.
  • General Assistance, our toll-free 24/7 emergency on-tour assistance.
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Optional Activities

Monteverde Extension from Arenal to Manuel Antonio

3-Day Pre-Tour Extension from $399

Our easy-to-add extension includes accommodations, guided excursion and all on-tour transportation.

Add Corcovado & Caño Island after your Tour

4 days from $849

Hailed by National Geographic as the “most biologically intense place on Earth,” the extraordinary diversity of Corcovado National Park on the western edge of the remote Osa Peninsula makes this the perfect complement to your travels through Costa Rica!

Meals Included:

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max

Presidente Hotel San Jose

An iconic landmark in San Jose, Costa Rica, Hotel Presidente is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown San Jose. With its vibrant ambiance, modern décor and great service, our 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul of  Costa Rica's capital city. Celebrated for our eco-friendly tourism practices, Hotel Presidente is a window into Costa Rica's land, people and heritage. Experience an unforgettable vacation adventure, romantic getaway or business trip at our hotel, the place to relax, connect, inspire, dine, and explore Costa Rica!

Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge is situated on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Ocean, an excellent location that provides direct access to the pristine beach and the canals. Nestled in the lush rainforest, this is the ideal hideaway for nature lovers and the perfect place to discover the wonders of the Tortuguero National Park. The Lodge is a 15-acre beach front property located on the right side of Tortuguero, offering nice views to the Tortuguero Lagoon and the canals. Guest accommodations consist of 36 comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, hot water, ceiling fans and chairs for a pleasant, relaxing evening. Hotel facilities include two docks on the canals, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, two family-style restaurants with local and international cuisine (one specially designed for groups and incentives), BBQ, bar, souvenir shop, relaxing ranchos with hammocks, natural trails, beach access in walking distance, sand volleyball court, and and conference room where daily lectures on Tortuguero's natural history are presented. The perfect hideaway for nature lovers. Enjoy great canal views, two restaurants, a refreshing pool, nature trails and walking access to a beautiful Caribbean beach

Montana Del Fuego

The Montana de Fuego resort is located in La Fortuna, and is privileged to be in one of the most beautiful regions in Costa Rica. All lodgings are built in a way as to accent and not impair the natural beauty of the land, and are equipped with a view, telephone, cable TV, private terrace, and air-conditioning. Additional hotel amenities include pool, gift shop, and exploring locally.

El Parador Boutique Resort & Spa Manuel Antonio

Hotel Parador Boutique Resort & Spa is located on Punta Quepos in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manuel Antonio, yet within minutes from the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park and the small sport fishing town of Quepos. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and astonishing views, all our rooms have balconies or terraces with views of either the rainforest or the ocean. All 108 rooms are tastefully decorated with luxurious extras, including room service, cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, coffee maker, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and iron board, ceiling fan and hair dryer.

Start City
San Jose
End City
San Jose
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