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16 days,San José to San José

Spot wildlife while cruising through the canals of Tortuguero, search for the elusive quetzal bird, hike through the cloud forest, enjoy the gorgeous beaches of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, savour a local lunch at a Planeterra- and MIF-supported coffee plantation

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Departure date Jun 09, 2015

If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world—explore its volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests and beaches. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound—choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.

What's Included

  • Beach time in Puerto Viejo
  • Boat ride to Tortuguero
  • Nature trail walk with swim (Sarapiquí)
  • Jungle lodge stay
  • Planeterra-supported coffee cooperative tour and local lunch
  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde)
  • Beach time in Manuel Antonio
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD430-565 for meals not included.)
  • Tractor, private van, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (13 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts, multi-share).

Add to Your Experience

Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle

Get the most out of Costa Rica with 3 adrenaline filled activities! In Arenal, the adventure capital of Costa Rica rappel down huge waterfalls in the lush rainforest around Arenal Volcano. After choose one of the following activities in Arenal: Venado Cave walk, kayaking on Lake Arenal, Cerro Chato Volcano extreme hike, or stand-up paddling on Lake Arenal. Head over to Monteverde where you will strap in and soar through the trees like Tarazan on a series of ziplines.

Additions Available on This Tour


Day 1San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Opt to snorkel in the Caribbean or hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.

Day 3Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

With free time here, head out and explore. Don't forget to try some fantastic Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

Day 4Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Tortuguero(1B, 1L, 1D)

Head to Tortuguero. Opt to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles at night (seasonal) and tour the canals on a guided tour by day.

Day 5Tortuguero(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy free time to explore Tortuguero. Opt to kayak through the canals and view the wildlife, wake up early and head to the beach to watch turtle eggs hatch (seasonal), or just wander through the town.

Day 6Tortuguero/La Virgen(1B, 1D)

Guided nature trail walk through primary rainforest, swim in a pristine river surrounded by nature, then experience the remoteness of an old hacienda at night.

Day 7La Virgen(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a day in the beautiful Sarapiquí Valley. Optional activities include swimming in the river, night walks, an empanada-making lesson or lounging in a hammock.

Day 8La Virgen/La Fortuna(1B, 1L)

Enjoy an included visit to a Planeterra- and MIF-supported coffee cooperative with a local lunch. Continue to La Fortuna for activities like rafting, waterfall rappelling and relaxing in local hot springs.

Days 9–10La Fortuna

Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna to enjoy optionals.

Day 11La Fortuna/Monte Verde

Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area.

Day 12Monte Verde

Guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly across the forest canopy on ziplines or visit the frog pond.

Day 13Monte Verde/Quepos

Option to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, try mangrove kayaking or enjoy a dolphin-spotting sunset sail in this lively beach town.

Day 14Quepos

Free day in Quepos to explore and enjoy optional activities.

Day 15Quepos/San José

Journey to San José for one final evening with the group.

Day 16San José

Depart at any time.

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