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Dive into a world of lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, towering volcanos and white-sand beaches on this fully customizable 11-day active vacation in Costa Rica! Journey from Tortuga Island on the Pacific Coast to Monteverde and the Arenal Volcano, then onto Puerto Viejo and the Caribbean Coast for cocktails and Calypso music. You'll hike, snorkel, horse-ride, raft, and boat to the heart of paradi...

Dive into a world of lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, towering volcanos and white-sand beaches on this fully customizable 11-day active vacation in Costa Rica! Journey from Tortuga Island on the Pacific Coast to Monteverde and the Arenal Volcano, then onto Puerto Viejo and the Caribbean Coast for cocktails and Calypso music. You'll hike, snorkel, horse-ride, raft, and boat to the heart of paradise from which you may never want to leave!

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Trip highlights
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Volcano
    Volcano
  • Water sports
    Water sports
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Multi-activity
    Multi-activity

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Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!

• Arrival at San Jose Airport

Transfer to your hotel to get settled in for the night

• Rest of the day free to relax or explore the city by foot

Visited:
San José
Accommodation
Night at hotel Balmoral (San José)

Day 2: Yacht to Tortuga Island

A luxury trip to Tortuga…

• Embark on a catamaran trip to Tortuga Island through the Nicoya Gulf

• Relax on the beach and go snorkeling in turquoise waters

Transfer to Monteverde for the night

Visited:
Tortuga Bay, Monteverde ReservePuntarenas
Accommodation
Heliconia (Monteverde Reserve)

Day 3: Canopy walk

Above the rainforest…

• Head to Selvatura for a stunning canopy walk

• Walk 1.8 miles through incredible cloud forest

• Then, choose between horse-riding, a local village visit or free-time 

Accommodation
Heliconia (Monteverde Reserve)

Day 4: Arenal Volcano National Park

Feel the geo-thermal heat…

• Transfer to Arenal Lake to board a boat to Arenal Volcano

• Lodge at Arenal Springs with geothermal baths

• Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the lush hotel property

Accommodation
Arenal Springs Resort (Arenal Volcano National Park)

Day 5: Lava streams & hot springs

Fire & water...

• Set of on a guided hike along the El Silencio trail

• Stop at El Mirador to see an incredible lava stream

• Bathe in luxurious pools surrounded by rainforest (3h)

Accommodation
Arenal Springs Resort (Arenal Volcano National Park)

Day 6: Tortuguero National Park

Glide through ‘Venice in the Jungle’…

• Set off for Guapiles and head to Tortuguero National Park

• Hop aboard a boat to explore the rainforest canals

• Take an optional guided tour after lunch

Visited:
Tortuguero National ParkGuapiles
Accommodation
Pachira Lodge (Tortuguero National Park)

Day 7: Tortuguero's canals

• Spend the morning cruising through the waterways of the park

• Hike up Tortuguera Hill or continue through the canals

• Enjoy the Lodge’s private hiking trails and swimming pool

Accommodation
Pachira Lodge (Tortuguero National Park)

Day 8: Puerto Viejo

Sun, sea and sand...

• Transfer by boat back to the port

• Journey to Puerto Viejo, your home for 2 nights

• Enjoy a free evening to relax or explore your surroundings 

Visited:
Puerto Viejo
Accommodation
Azania Bungalows (Puerto Viejo)

Day 9: Beach day in Puerto Viejo

Life is better at the beach…

• Take a leisurely day at the beach

• Choose from several optional tours in the area

• Set off on a tour to Cahuita National Park

Visited:
Puerto Viejo
Accommodation
Azania Bungalows (Puerto Viejo)

Day 10: Return to ​San José

One last chance for adrenaline...

• Return to San José

• On the way, you can go for an optional white-water rafting excursion on the Pacuare River

• You've earned a free evening to relax or explore your surroundings

Visited:
San José
Accommodation
Night at Crown Corobici hotel (San José)

Day 11: San José departure

We hope you've had an incredible trip!

• Enjoy your final morning in Costa Rica

Transfer to San José Airport to catch your flight home

Visited:
San José

San JoséTortuga BayMonteverde ReservePuntarenasArenal Volcano National ParkTortuguero National ParkGuapilesPuerto Viejo

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airports transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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