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14 days,San José to San José
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Spot wildlife while cruising the canals of Tortuguero, savour a local lunch at a Planeterra-supported coffee co-op, enjoy spectacular volcano views while soaking in hot springs, hike the trails of reserves and National Parks, learn to make tortillas with a local family, relax on the scenic Pacific coast

Costa Rica has as many microclimates as it does opportunities for active adventures, and this 2-week journey will bring you the best of both. There's a visit to a cloud forest, but for a bigger jolt, opt to rappel down waterfalls or fly across ziplines above the treetops. For the caffeine connoisseur, we visit a coffee co-op and learn how it gets from bean to your cup. For a different pace, float through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park in search of wildlife. From the Caribbean beaches to the Pacific, this stunning tour embodies some of the best that Costa Rica has to offer.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Boat tour of Tortuguero National Park
  • Planeterra-supported coffee cooperative tour and local lunch
  • 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
  • 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD380-500 for meals not included.)
  • Private van, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10.
  • Comfort hotels (11 nts), rustic jungle lodge (2 nts).

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.

Itinerary

Day 1San José

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2San José/Tortuguero(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Tortuguero National Park and enjoy guided boat trips and wildlife viewing through the canals and coastal jungle. In leisure time, relax at the secluded lodge or this evening take an optional night boat excursion.

Day 3Tortuguero(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk to enjoy wildlife viewing in search of caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced Capuchin), sloths and basilisk lizards.

Day 4Tortuguero/La Fortuna(1B, 1L)

Depart early and enjoy an included snack en route. This afternoon, visit a Planeterra-supported coffee cooperative with a tour and local lunch. Arrive in La Fortuna this evening and relax at the pool taking in jungle and volcano views.

Day 5La Fortuna(1B, 1L)

Explore Fortuna and take a tortilla-making lesson followed by a typical lunch with a local family in their home.

Day 6La Fortuna(1B)

Free day in La Fortuna. Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, soaking in local hot springs or take a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

Day 7La Fortuna/Monte Verde(1B)

Travel to Monteverde.

Day 8Monte Verde(1B)

Take a guided nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.

Day 9Monte Verde(1B)

Free time to explore Monteverde.

Day 10Monte Verde/Manuel Antonio(1B)

Drive to Manuel Antonio and enjoy a guided walk in the scenic national park. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches.

Day 11Manuel Antonio(1B)

Take an included day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park.

Day 12Manuel Antonio(1B)

Free time to explore Manuel Antonio and the National Park with option to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches.

Day 13Manuel Antonio/San José(1B)

Return to San José for an optional farewell dinner with the group.

Day 14San José(1B)

Depart at any time.

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