Who Needs the Beach?
Don't Want Sea and Sand? Why Not Explore Mountains, Country and Jungle?
Number of nights: 8
Costa Rica has more to offer than beaches and you will experience the wonders of its mountains and countryside in this custom vacation package!
Rest in the colonial mansion after your flight and begin your adventure by taking a trip to the heart of a tropical jungle—staying at eco-friendly Pacuare Jungle Lodge. Explore the stunning nature around you, it’s perfect place to disconnect and relax. Enjoy a delicious full meal plan, and spurge on a massage in the open air bungalows, immersed in the surrounding nature.
Once you’re completely rejuvenated it’s time for adventure! Speed down III and IV class rapids of the fast paced river, revealing picture-perfect vistas featuring waterfalls, swim holes and canyon gorges around every corner. Your journey will take you North, to the Arenal Springs resort, with its private hot springs, swim up sushi bar and stunning landscaped gardens.
Head out on a tour to Caño Negro Nature Reserve to experience a completely different side of Costa Rica nature: lazy river reveals glimpses into the teeming wildlife surrounding it, as you slowly travel down its path. The very next day will show you the stunning views of both Arenal lake and Arenal volcano as you glide above the canopy on your Sky Tram adventure.
Return to the Central Valley highlands and finish your vacation in style at the boutique Finca Rosa Blanca Inn and Coffee Plantation.
*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.
DAY BY DAY
Day 1—Arrive in San Jose where one of our representatives will meet you and show you to your private transfer. Spend the afternoon resting in the Victorianesque mansion—Grano de Oro, in the San Jose downtown, and try out some of the best food Costa Rica has to offer.
Day 2—Set off early in the morning for an enriching nature experience ahead—stay at the Pacuare Jungle Lodge, uniquely adventurous property featuring luxurious bungalows amid the tropical rainforest of the Talamanca Mountains range.
Day 3—Enjoy the stunning nature around you, explore the trails and indulge in the meal inclusive plan. The lodge is deeply committed to sustainability, and you can learn everything about their nature conservation efforts.
Day 4—It’s time for an exciting adventure! Raft out of the Pacuare Lodge, through amazing canyons, on a fast paced river featuring III and IV class rapids, number of waterfalls and a great swimming hole. A private transfer will then take you to La Fortuna, where you will stay at the beautiful Arenal Springs.
Day 5—A boat tour through Rio Frio and Caño Negro Nature Reserve will show you another face of Costa Rica. See monkeys, caimans and colorful birds as you sail down the slow river near the Nicaraguan border.
Day 6—Go on a Sky Tram and Sky Trek tour, high above Lake Arenal, you’ll enjoy beautiful vistas of Arenal Volcano and trails teeming with lush tropical vegetation and wildlife. Explore charming town of La Fortuna and relax in the hotel’s hot springs.
Day 7—Take a transfer from Arenal to the Central Valley of Costa Rica to stay at the authentic Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation, boutique hotel set in the highlands of the Central Valley.
Day 8—Enjoy your stay at Finca Rosa Blanca, relish in the magnificent vistas and explore the hotel’s many trails and most of all the Spa.Take a tour of the coffee plantation and have a quiet dinner in the hotel’s gourmet restaurant.
Day 9—Take a transfer to the San Jose International Airport where you will catch your flight back home.
This package includes these hotels:
Grano de Oro Hotel is a surprising oasis in the concrete jungle of the San Jose downtown, offering boutique-style services and luxury accommodations.« View Hotel »
The Pacuare Jungle Lodge is a unique, adventurous property in the secluded jungle. Great for those looking for luxurious, enriching nature experience.« View Hotel »
On-site private hot springs and great volcano views—this rustic resort is a fantastic option for couples, families and groups.« View Hotel »
Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation is an authentic Costa Rican boutique hotel, set in the Central Valley, just 20 minutes from the airport.« View Hotel »
This package includes these tours:
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and Rio Frío are some of the richest biological humid areas in Costa Rica.« View Tour »
The Sky Tram Tour begins at a stunning observation deck located at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve.« View Tour »