Colorful Costa Rica

Terms & Conditions

Trip Date
Price from
Single Supplement
Number of Days
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 
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 1 night – Radisson Hotel, San Jose
  • 2 nights – Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero National Park
  • 2 nights – Magic Mountain Hotel, La Fortuna
  • 2 nights – El Faro Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park
  • 1 night – Radisson Hotel, San Jose

Alternate hotels may be used.
All trips now include roundtrip arrival and departure airport transfers.


An endless display of natural beauty

Find yourself surrounded by a multitude of colors: red macaws, blue morpho butterflies, pink and green houses, purple-hued orchids, verdant rainforests and blazing sunsets. The land of Pura Vida known for wellness, wildlife and waterfalls will come to life during this adventure.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Day 9: San José
Our adventure ends today. (b)

Latin America
As of September 20th 2021, Gutsy Women Travel moved our toll free number (866) 464-8879 to our former and now new operator Overseas Adventure Travel.
We are in the process of setting up group departures for 2022 and 2023. In the meantime, just mention you are Gutsy Women Travelers and our code #25972 to receive your past travel savings and book into any of their departures. No single supplement!!!
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