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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: $3,545 / 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.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Manora Hotel

Meals B

DAY;

2

Exploring Arenal Volcano National Park

Experience the best in Waterfall Rappelling with The Ultimate Waterfall Rappelling Canyoning in Costa Rica! Our fun tour offers great guides, stunning views, and beautiful trails. Suitable for children to experienced adults. Bring quick-dry clothing, adventure sandals, and a change of clothes. Not recommended for those afraid of heights or with mobility issues. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Transportation, Bilingual Guide, Local Guide, Lunch, Equipment, Snacks & Trails Walk

Optional Activities:

Overnight Manora Hotel

Meals B,L

DAY;

3

Sloth Tour Arenal Volcano

Discover the best way to see sloths with the Arenal Volcano Sloth Tour. Get up close to these adorable creatures as they hang out near the volcano. Suitable for all ages, the tour includes a scenic drive with a bilingual guide spotting sloths, monkeys, toucans, and reptiles. Capture unforgettable shots with binoculars and cameras, followed by a delicious snack at the Wildlife Refuge center. The tour takes approximately three hours.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Manora Hotel

Meals B

DAY;

4

Transfer from Arenal Manora Hotel to Awa Hotel Puerto Viejo & Whitewater rafting

Experience the thrill of Río Sarapiqui Jungle Run's full-day class 3-4 rafting with exciting rapids like "The Pipeline" and "The Terminator." Enjoy a tropical fruit break during over 2½ hours of paddling, followed by a typical Costa Rican "casado" lunch. Comfortable air-conditioned vans will take you to your next destination. Duration: 9 hours. Includes Transportation from your hotel and we'll drive you to your next destination, fun & professional guides who love their job, tropical fruit break, delicious home-cooked meal (beer & other beverages extra), warm towel and lots of adventure!

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel Aguas Calientes

Meals B,L

DAY;

5

Zipline Canopy Tour

Soar through the Caribbean jungle on a thrilling ziplining tour with over 2,500 meters of cable. Enjoy a short hike with a nature guide, witnessing flora and fauna. The canopy adventure includes 10 aerial and 12 land platforms, totaling 2,760 meters. Descend with the option of rappelling, Tarzan swing, or zipline. Transportation, snacks, and equipment are provided. Duration: 4 Hours Difficulty: Moderate What to Bring: Suntan lotion, camera, and hiking shoes. Tie back long hair Tour Includes: Transportation from and to the hotel, bilingual guides.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel Aguas Calientes

Meals B,L

DAY;

6

Cahuita and Rainforest Hike

Experience the thrill of flying through the Caribbean jungle on a ziplining tour with 2,500 meters of cable. Begin 30 minutes outside of Puerto Viejo with transportation, and enjoy a short hike with a nature guide. Witness flora, fauna, and indigenous plant use. The tour includes 10 aerial and 12 land platforms for a total of 2,760 meters. Have a bird's eye view of the jungle from the 7th platform onwards. Descend using rappelling, a Tarzan swing, or zipline. Transportation, snacks, and equipment are provided. Duration: 4 Hours Difficulty: Moderate What to Bring: Suntan lotion, camera, and hiking shoes. Tie back long hair Tour Includes: Transportation from and to the hotel, bilingual guides.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel Aguas Calientes

Meals B,L

DAY;

7

Leisure Day

Enjoy a well-deserved day of leisure in this enchanting Caribbean paradise. Take this opportunity to unwind and explore the laid-back atmosphere of the town. You can relax on the beautiful beaches, indulge in local cuisine at charming eateries, or venture into the lush rainforests surrounding the area. Whether you prefer sunbathing, strolling through vibrant markets, or simply embracing the Pura Vida lifestyle, this day is yours to savor.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel Aguas Calientes

Meals B

DAY;

8

Transfer to San José Airport

As your unforgettable Costa Rican adventure comes to a close, bid farewell to the Caribbean coast and embark on a scenic transfer back to San José Airport. Depart with a heart full of cherished experiences and the promise of returning one day to explore more of Costa Rica's enchanting horizons.

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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