Spot wildlife around the waters of the Caño Negro wetlands, hike through the misty cloud forest, soak in the blissful thermal hot springs of Arenal
Head for the hills! Costa Rica's backbone of mountains and volcanoes hold some of its greatest treasures. The area around Arenal Volcano has adrenaline sports galore; enjoy the luxury of volcano-heated hot springs once the day's over. Join a guided tour of the Caño Negro wetlands, heading the next day for the cool hills of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Explore this unique ecosystem, famous for its biodiversity, and spot quetzal and hummingbirds in a thick forest studded with tiny orchids.
- Visit a hot springs resort including dinner. Guided tour of Caño Negro Wetlands. Guided walk through the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD50-65 for meals not included.)
- Comfort hotels (4 nts).
- Shared shuttle/van, boat, walking.
- Local guides, hotel staff.
Day 1 San José/La Fortuna (1L,1D)
Transfer from San José to Arenal Volcano region. Visit to hot springs and dinner included.
Day 2 La Fortuna/Arenal (1B,1L)
Excursion to Caño Negro wetlands for wildlife spotting.
Day 3-4 Monteverde (2B)
Guided hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Options to fly across a zipline above the cloud forest canopy, explore the butterfly garden, or take a guided night hike.
Day 5 San José (1B)
Afternoon transfer to San José airport or hotel.
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