Destination:   |  Duration: 10 days  |  Customized Vacation Package: Please Call for Pricing

Costa Rica is home to an extraordinary wealth of biodiversity. We designed this adventure for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Boat along the canals of Tortuguero National Park, search for Costa Rica’s four species of monkeys in Corcovado National Park, enjoy a tropical bird’s-eye view of Arenal Volcano by tram or zipline.

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Day 1: Bienvenidos a San Jose!

Upon your arrival in San José, Costa Rica and after you clear customs & immigration, exit the airport terminal, where you will meet a representative of your local tour operator who will present you with land portion vouchers and transfer you to your hotel in San José, conveniently located near the National Museum, Jade Museum and Costa Rican Art Museum.

Night at Park Inn – Standard Room with free Wi-Fi and plasma TV with HD channels

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Day 2: Tortuguero National Park

Early morning pickup to begin your 3-day excursion to Tortuguero National Park. Admire the biodiversity of an astonishing protected area as we drive by Braulio Carrillo National Park and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast enroute to the port. Board a comfortable boat and let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you as you travel along canals of Tortuguero surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna and breathtaking beauty. After lunch at Laguna Lodge, you can visit the museum, the beach area and the small and the picturesque town.

Night at Laguna Lodge – Standard Room with all the comforts and 6 acres of gardens (B, L, D)

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park

Morning tour of Tortuguero National Park. Enjoy nature its best as you undertake a journey through the canals at dawn and catch a real Caribbean sunrise. Discover Costa Rican flavors as you enjoy breakfast at Laguna Lodge. Take your time to enjoy our private trails, ride a boat through the canals or just relax.

Tortuguero National Park consists forest paths and a network of waterways surrounded by a vast tropical rain forest and is one of the best places to observe wildlife in Costa Rica. Visitors will likely see monkeys, iguanas, crested basilisk lizards (they look like miniature dinosaurs!), sloths, toucans, parrots, parakeets, lots of water birds, caiman and possibly crocodiles.

Night at Laguna Lodge – Standard Room with all the comforts and 6 acres of gardens (B, L, D)

Day 4: Osa Peninsula Adventure

After breakfast at the lodge, take a boat transfer to the local airstrip in Tortuguero for a flight to Puerto Jimenez and on to El Remanso Lodge.

Remote, wild and unbelievably scenic, the Osa Peninsula is a combination of jungle, rocky coastline and sandy beaches. Corcovado National Park spans over 100,000 acres of virgin and secondary rain forest of the peninsula. Trails begin along pristine beaches, wind through deep rain forest and follow riverbeds to magnificent waterfalls and swimming holes. You will have the chance to see chestnut mandibles toucans, scarlet macaws, parrots and peccaries, Baird’s tapirs and all four species of Costa Rica’s monkeys. Jaguars also live in the park and although these shy and elusive cats are rarely seen, you might encounter their footprints in the soft soil on the trails. Ancient trees, massive lianas, odd strangler figs and graceful forest palms are splendid examples of the flora typical of the remarkable rainforests preserved in this park.

Night at El Remanso Lodge – Deluxe Cabin with Ocean View (B, L, D)

Day 5: Osa Peninsula Hike

Set on 56 hectares of rainforest in the OSA Peninsula, El Remanso is a tropical paradise founded by a couple of Greenpeace activists and now managed by their daughter. Today, an experienced local guide will take you on one of the longest trails – a truly unique experience! This hike is not about distance, it’s about showing you all there is to see in this complex ecosystem where everything works together to create the lush and evergreen forest that stands before you. Despite the duration, the Long Hike is not strenuous at all and the terrain is quite flat.

Night at El Remanso Lodge – Deluxe Cabin with Ocean View (B, L, D)

Day 6: Osa Peninsula on your own

Enjoy this time on your own exploring the majestic rainforest trails at El Remanso Lodge. Miles of private trails lead through gardens to the beach, a waterfall and tide pools. You will find a vast virgin forest and a magnificent isolated beach with lots of wildlife and exotic rainforest. A stream forms a small lagoon next to the beach and is a fantastic spot to relax and refresh under the shade of the trees. From the creek of the waterfall, continue towards the point of the peninsula to find a series of rocks with over a dozen tide pools.

Night at El Remanso Lodge – Deluxe Cabin with Ocean View (B, L, D)

Day 7: Osa Peninsula on your own


Night at El Remanso Lodge – Deluxe Cabin with Ocean View (B, L, D)

Day 8: Arenal and La Paz Waterfall

After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Jimenez and fly to San Jose for your private transfer to the Arenal Volcano. Visit the La Paz Waterfalls Gardens with tropical birds, butterflies and hummingbirds, a caterpillar exhibit, frog “zoo” and reptile display. A well-designed trail through this cloud forest reserve winds along the crystal-clear Peace River and viewing platforms bring you up close to five beautiful waterfalls.

After lunch, continue to Arenal Volcano and its surrounding national park rainforest. This is home to parrots, parakeets, four types of toucans and nearly 400 other bird species, 3 species of monkeys, peccaries and more. The Arenal Observatory Lodge sits in a private nature reserve with well-marked trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. An infinity swimming pool melts into the rainforest beyond. A sunken Jacuzzi provides soothing relaxation beneath a glass gazebo framing the volcano’s peak against a starry sky.

Night at Arenal Observatory Lodge – Smithsonian Room with Volcano View (B, L)

Day 9: Nature Walk and Sky Tram

Every morning there is a complimentary guided walk along the Saino trail. Wind your way through beautiful tropical gardens and lush rainforest. Stop along the way to view and discuss the flora and fauna with your guide. Take the forest trail along the River Danta to access the beautiful jungle waterfall below. Cross the river by continuing over a hanging bridge. Each morning’s excursion provides a different look at this tropical paradise.

Enjoy lunch today at a local restaurant. Then you’ll be treated to phenomenal volcano, lake, mountain and rainforest views on an aerial Sky Tram. This tour is a full age tour, even for people with some disability, thanks to gondolas that fit a wheelchair. You can opt to ride back down on the Sky Tram. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, try the Sky Trek. Zipping along nearly two miles (3 kms) of cables stretching across canyons and between treetops, you’ll see the rainforest and get a panoramic view of the volcano and lake.

Night at Arenal Observatory Lodge – Smithsonian Room with Volcano View (B, L)

Day 10: Homeward Bound

Try to get up early and catch your last glimpses of the beautiful Costa Rica wildlife. After breakfast, you will be taken by private transfer to San Jose International Airport (about 3.5 hours) for check-in no later than 2 hours before your departure flight.