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Costa Rica Enchanting Horizons: From Arenal’s Rain Forest to the Caribbean Shore

Costa Rica Enchanting Horizons: From Arenal’s Rain Forest to the Caribbean Shore

8 days /
7 nights

Price: $3,512 / person

Based on 2 people All Pricing Info
Destinations
SAN JOSE, ARENAL, LA FORTUNA, TORTUGUERO, TALAMANCA, CAHUITA

Costa Rica, a Central American favorite, offers both popular and off-the-beaten-path spots. It’s a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, boasting diverse landscapes and active adventures like ziplining, rafting, surfing, and hiking. The capital, San José, has cultural gems, but the true treasures lie in rainforests, volcanic parks, beaches, and mangroves around the coast.

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Itinerary

DAY;

1

Arrival to Costa Rica (San José) – Transfer to the Arenal Volcanoe Area

Upon your arrival and after passing customs and immigration, you will meet your driver, who will be waiting for you to transfer you over to the Arenal Volcano area. Three nights at Arenal Manora Hotel, including Breakfast

Optional Activities:

Overnight Arenal Manora Hotel

Meals B

DAY;

2

Arenal Sky Adventure Park: Tram, Zip Line & Canopy Walkway (Shared)

Meet your guide and head to a private reserve near Cordillera de Tilarán. Enjoy volcano views on a 236-meter Sky Tram ride. Spot wildlife with a bilingual guide, take photos along the way. Experience the Canopy Zip Line with ten cables ranging from 30 to 200 meters in height and 200 to 750 meters in length. Safety equipment provided. Immerse in the rainforest while zipping through nearly two miles of cables, offering panoramic views of the volcano and lake. Explore the Canopy Walkway, a trail of suspension bridges over the treetops. Note: Only Go Pro Cameras allowed for the zip line activity. Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 hours in the park plus approximately 2 hours round trip transfers. Total 6 - 7 hours Includes: Zip lines, bilingual guided tour, gear and safety equipment, use of lockers for personal belongings. Canopy Walkway experience with hanging bridges and Sky Tram. Not included: lunch. You may purchase lunch at the local cafeteria. Maximum weight adults: 300 pounds (136 K)

Optional Activities:

Overnight Arenal Manora Hotel

Meals B,L

DAY;

3

Morning free, afternoon Balsa River Rafting Class II and III

Balsa River is located approximately 1.5 hours from the hotels in La Fortuna. You’ll drive to the Town of Bajo Los Rodríguez to start with your rafting experience. You´ll raft for about 6 miles (10 K) with class II & III rapids. Meet your river rafting guide who will explain all about the safety procedures and equipment before embarking down the river and experience up to 2 hours of white water action on this tropical river. This River is a great option for families and beginners. Duration: 4.5 – 5 hours including land transfers Includes: transportation, bilingual guide, fruit snacks and lunch

Optional Activities:

Overnight Arenal Manora Hotel

Meals B,L

DAY;

4

Transfer from Arenal Manoa Hotel to “Si, como no” Resort and Wildlife Resort

Eco-friendly, casual and comfortable. Nestled on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, Si Como No is a special Manuel Antonio Resort and Wildlife Refuge atop a picturesque hillside. Its lush jungle terraces and colorful gardens offer stunning ocean views above Manuel Antonio National Park. The resort's 58 rooms blend design, comfort, and the spirit of Costa Rica.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge

Meals B,L

DAY;

5

Manuel Antonio National Park tour

Shared with a naturalist tour guide Discover the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park with its exotic wildlife like monkeys, sloths, and birds. Enjoy a 2-mile hike to one of Forbes' most beautiful beaches. Experience the lush rainforest, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters during a 20-minute beach stop. Capture diverse flora and fauna with the help of your knowledgeable guide and high-quality telescopes. Pick Up: Hotel or Location in Manuel Antonio Departure Time: 7:30 AM Difficulty: Moderate What to Bring: Suntan lotion, camera, sunglasses, hiking shoes (beach towel and bathing suit are optional). Tour Includes: Transportation from and to hotel, bilingual guides, park entrance fee and snacks. Important: Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Tuesdays.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge

Meals B

DAY;

6

Sunset Catamaran Tour

Duration: 5 Hours (approx.) Location: Quepos, Puntarenas Board the catamaran at Marina Pez Vela in Quepos and sail along the coast, capturing beautiful scenery. Your guide will point out wildlife and vegetation as you admire the islands and cliffs. Enjoy beverages and snacks on board. Anchor at Biesanz Bay for snorkeling or relaxation. Look out for parrotfish, starfish, and angelfish, and sometimes dolphins follow the boat. Savor a tasty barbecue lunch served onboard. Pick Up: at your hotel Departure Time: 1:00 PM Duration: 5 Hours Difficulty: Easy - Moderate if you decide to swim and snorkel. What to Bring: Sunglasses with retainer cord, change of clothes, bathing suit, waterproof camera, sandals and beach towel. Tour Includes: Transportation from and to hotel, bilingual guide, snacks, lunch and beverages.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge

Meals B,L

DAY;

7

Day at Leisure

Take this day to unwind and embrace the tranquility that surrounds you. Whether you choose to explore the resort's facilities, relax by the pool, or indulge in a pampering spa treatment, the choice is yours. Allow yourself to revel in the freedom of leisure and embrace the serenity of your surroundings.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge

Meals B

DAY;

8

Transfer from "Si, como no" Resort to San José Airport

As your extraordinary journey comes to a close, it is time to bid farewell to the enchanting "Si, como no" Resort and Wildlife Refuge. Prepare for a transfer back to San José, where you will be escorted to the airport. Reflect on the cherished memories, awe-inspiring encounters with nature, and the profound connection you have forged with the remarkable landscapes of Costa Rica. Depart with a sense of fulfillment and a longing to return to this captivating destination.

Optional Activities:

Overnight

Meals

DAY 

2

Quito

This morning, you are picked up for your half-day private guided tour of Quito, including a walking tour of its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, the afternoon is at your leisure to spend relaxing or exploring the city further on your own.

Optional Activities:

Private tour of Quito’s colonial churches or insider’s look at the country’s finest Pre-Columbian art collection

Spectacular horseback ride in the high Andes near Quito

2-3 hour hike and birdwatching with Naturalist guide through nearby cloud forest to see hummingbirds and flora

Overnight Casa Gangotena, Plaza Grande, or similar

Meals B

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to omit any part of this itinerary, to change the order of the places visited, or to alter reservations without prior notice due to weather conditions or road closures, safety concerns, national park policies, or other outside forces that may necessitate revisions to the itinerary. These decisions are based on the traveler’s welfare or are made in the interest of conservation. Please travel with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the spontaneity of your adventure.
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