Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

9 days,San José to San José

Enjoy spectacular volcano and rainforest views, learn how to make tortillas with a local family, hike the trails of cloud forest reserves and national parks, search for wildlife while exploring along the Pacific coast

When you think of stunning landscapes, unique wildlife and lush rainforests, Costa Rica should definitely spring to mind first. This compact, 9-Day experience allows you to see the natural beauty of this country for yourself, while staying in hand-picked, upgraded hotels. Choose to either dive right in with optional rafting and ziplining, or take it easy with hot springs and nature walks. Guided visits to Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park provide the perfect backdrop for your discovery of Costa Rica’s splendours.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. Tortilla-making and a typical lunch with a local family. Guided nature walk in Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Guided excursion of Manuel Antonio National Park. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch. (Allow USD250-300 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (8 nts).
  • Private van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10.

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Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2-3 La Fortuna/Arenal (2B,1L)

Travel to the adventure hub of Costa Rica, La Fortuna. Enjoy a tortilla-making lesson followed by a typical lunch with a local family. Numerous options are available including rafting, waterfall rappelling, and soaking in natural hot springs.

Day 4-5 Monteverde (2B)

Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy or go horseback riding.

Day 6-7 Manuel Antonio National Park area (2B)

Continue to the stunning Pacific coast where we take a guided visit to Manuel Antonio National Park. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the area with options to surf, go horseback riding, catamaran dolphin watching or visit other nearby picturesque beaches.

Day 8 San José (1B)

Return to San José and enjoy an optional farewell dinner on the town.

Day 9 San José (1B)

Depart at any time.

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