Colorful Costa Rica

Terms & Conditions

Trip Date
Price from
$2199
Number of Days
9
Highlights & Inclusions
  • Zip line over the canopy of La Fortuna’s jungle 
  • Explore the Arenal Volcano during a guided hike  
  • Relax for two nights in Tortuguero National Park 
  • Sunset Catamaran Cruise
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 1 night – Balmoral Hotel, San Jose
  • 2 nights – Arenal Volcano Inn, Arenal
  • 2 nights – Evergreen Lodge, Tortuguero
  • 2 nights – Hotel Autentico, Manuel Antonio National Park
  • 1 night – Balmoral Hotel, San Jose

Alternate hotels may be used.

Itinerary

Nature’s kaleidoscopic display envelops you through red macaws, blue morpho butterflies, pink and green houses, purple-hued orchids, verdant rainforests and blazing sunsets. This beautiful land known for wellness, wildlife and waterfalls harbors nearly 6% of the world’s biodiversity, with 12 different ecosystems referred to as life zones. 

 

Day 1: San José

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! An included transfer brings you to our hotel. Meet your Local Leader and fellow travelers before enjoying a local meal together. (d) o Our hotel in San Jose: Hotel Autentico

Day 2: San José > Tortuguero National Park

The northern Caribbean coast awaits. Board a small boat and navigate the waterways into Tortuguero National Park, filled with freshwater creeks and lagoons. Our home for the next two nights is a riverbank lodge embedded in the rainforest. (b, l, d) o Our lodge in La Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park

This morning, view the park’s variety of animals, plants and birds during a boat trip through the Tortuguero Canals. An unscripted evening allows you to write your own adventure — and if you visit July through October, that could include a sighting of the nesting of the green turtle! (b, l, d) o Our lodge in La Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge

Day 4: Tortuguero National Park > La Fortuna

Venturing into the Costa Rican jungle region of La Fortuna, we zip line through the jungle canopy. Then, enjoy dinner and an evening at the mineral-rich thermal hot springs, heated by the majestic Arenal Volcano. (b, d) o Our hotel in La Fortuna: Hotel Magic Moutain

Day 5: La Fortuna

Our Insider Expert accompanies us on a hike through the rainforest, which is bursting with multiple varieties of flora and fauna. From the Arenal Volcano’s observation point we can appreciate its sheer size and magnificence. This evening, you may wish to return to the hot springs for another dip. (b) o Our hotel in La Fortuna: Hotel Magic Moutain

Day 6: La Fortuna > Manuel Antonio National Park

Our journey takes us along a coastline of fine sand beaches, separated by the occasional area of mangrove and endless plantations of African palm. Relax upon arrival at the national park, with a free evening of leisure. (b) o Our hotel in Manuel Antonio: Manuel Antonio Park Hotel

Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park

The morning is yours to explore the beach as you please. Later, enjoy an afternoon catamaran cruise — where you can swim, snorkel and relax before enjoying a Costa Rican sunset out on the water. (b, d) o Our hotel in Manuel Antonio: Manuel Antonio Park Hotel

Day 8: Manuel Antonio National Park > San José

Return to San José this afternoon. Perhaps go and explore Escazu — where you can overlook the city at night. (b) o Our hotel in San Jose: Hotel Autentico

Day 9: San José

Our adventure ends today. (b)

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