Costa Rica Adventure
San Jose • Pacuare River • Puerto Viejo de Limon • Tortuguero • Arenal Volcano • Papagayo Gulf
Costa Rica is a nature lover's paradise, and this is the ideal tour for active guests wanting to see as much as possible. Hike beautiful trails, white water raft on the Pacuare River and snorkel the warm Caribbean waters of the Cahuita National Park, where monkeys, sloths and colourful frogs are common sights above the waterline. Visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, and end your visit with relaxation on a beautiful beach on the glorious Gulf of Papagayo.
Day 1: San Jose Transfer to your hotel on arrival.
Day 2: San Jose > Pacuare River Depart San Jose by road to the Pacuare River. Enjoy some thrilling white-water rafting through canyons where crystal-clear waterfalls cascade and spot a variety exotic animals and colourful birds, including rare and endangered species.
Day 3: Pacuare River > Puerto Viejo de Limon Enjoy a second even more thrilling day on the river and use the skills and experience gained yesterday. Explore waterfalls and a have fun on a natural waterslide. After lunch continue onto Puerto Viejo de Limon, a region offering a mix of beaches, rainforest, culture and some excellent Afro-Caribbean food.
Day 4: Puerto Viejo de Limon > Cahuita National Park > Puerto Viejo de Limon Visit Cahuita National Park, home to colourful coral reefs and hiking trails that are fantastic for spotting birds and wildlife. Snorkel at Punta Cahuita, and later enjoy a guided rainforest hike to see monkeys, tree sloths, various reptiles, colourful frogs and some amazing insects.
Day 5: Puerto Viejo de Limon > Tortuguero Head to the northern Caribbean region today. Visit a village to meet the locals and learn about the conservation efforts to preserve the nesting sites of the turtles that come to nest.
Day 6: Tortuguero National Park A day of wildlife spotting in Tortuguero National Park with its enormous biodiversity, offering visitors multiple species of trees and plants and over 405 bird species, many of which are viewed during your boat trip. Mammals which also may be spotted include the white-faced and howler monkeys, three-toed sloths and with luck, endangered species such as the jaguar, ocelot and tapir. There are also common sightings of crocodile, turtles and freshwater fish which always ensures Tortuguero provides a truly unforgettable experience.
Day 7: Tortuguero > Arenal Volcano Onto the northern plains of Costa Rica. This evening visit the impressive natural Tabacon Hot Springs, and enjoy a swim in the warm mineral waters that are heated by volcanic magma.
Days 8 & 9: Arenal Volcano Two days of optional activities including hiking, zip lining and wildlife viewing.
Day 10: Arenal Volcano > Gulf of Papagayo Head to the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica, for three nights at your hotel on the Gulf of Papagayo.
Days 11 & 12: Gulf of Papagayo Days at leisure for you to enjoy the hotel facilities and surrounding areas. The region is known for its extensive nature reserves, which house an incredible concentration of flora, fauna and natural beauty. In this area are several nature reserves and many optional activities that can be enjoyed from this area - at additional cost.
Some suggestions are RincÃ³n de la Vieja National Park, which holds an active volcano and thermal mud baths; Palo Verde National Park, which is a bird-watchers and nature-lover's paradise, and some more adventurous activities like canopy tours, river rafting, horseback riding, hiking and much more!
Day 13: Gulf of Papagayo > San Jose This morning you will transferred back to San Jose and be dropped the airport for your departure flight and the end of your Costa Rican Adventure.
• Tailor-made journey • 12 nights' accommodation • Transfers and transport on a shared basis with fellow guests • Sightseeing and tours on a shared basis • National Park fees • 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Daily, January to October
Daily, January to October
Booking conditions • Prices may vary during Easter, Christmas / New Year and other national holidays.
• Your departure flight from San Jose on Day 13 should not leave before 4.00pm, if not you may require an overnight in San Jose.
• Prices may vary during Easter, Christmas / New Year and other national holidays. • Your departure flight from San Jose on Day 13 should not leave before 4.00pm, if not you may require an overnight in San Jose.