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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 after your flight in a colonial mansion, and then begin your adventure by taking a trip to the heart of a tropical jungle, staying atthe eco-friendly Pacuare Jungle Lodge. Explore the stunning nature around you in the 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 with waterfalls, swim holes, and canyon gorges around every corner. Your journey will take you north, to the award-winning Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens, with its private terraces featuring volcano views and an intimate jacuzzi, excellent dining, and stunning landscaped gardens.
Head out on a tour to Caño Negro Nature Reserve to experience a completely different side of Costa Rica nature: the lazy river reveals glimpses into the teeming wildlife surrounding it, as you slowly travel down its path. The next day you will walk through the canopy on hanging bridges before relaxing in thermal hot springs.
Return to the Central Valley highlands and finish your vacation in style at the boutique Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation.
- Exclusive Airport ‘Meet and Greet’ service—we´re there as you get off the plane so you have a stress-free arrival
- Private transfer to Grano de Oro hotel with an English-speaking driver
- 1 night lodging at Grano de Oro
- Transportation to Pacuare Lodge
- 2 nights lodging at Pacuare Lodge—including all meals!
- Rafting out of Pacuare Lodge and private transfer to Arenal
- 3 nights lodging at Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
- Caño Negro & Rio Frio Boat tour
- Arenal Hanging Bridges & Tabacon Hot Springs tour
- Private transfer to Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn
- 2 nights lodging at Finca Rosa Blanca
- Private transfer to the San José airport
*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 José where one of our representatives will meet you and show you to your private transfer. Spend the afternoon resting in the restored Victorian-style mansion Grano de Oro, in San José downtown, where you can dine at one of the country’s best-rated restaurants.
Day 2—Set off early in the morning for an enriching nature experience—you’ll be staying at the Pacuare Jungle Lodge, a property featuring luxurious bungalows amid the tropical rainforest of the Talamanca Mountains range, perfect for the unique traveler looking for adventure.
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, waterfalls, and a great swimming hole. A private transfer will then take you to La Fortuna, where you will stay at the award-winning Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Day 5—A boat tour through Rio Frio and Caño Negro Nature Reserve will show you another side of Costa Rica. See monkeys, caimans, and colorful birds as you sail slowly down the river near the Nicaraguan border.
Day 6—Go on a Hanging Bridges and Tabacon Hot Springs tour. Enjoy a 3km walk through the trees of the rainforest where you’ll get up close with the biodiversity of the area. Afterwards relax in the most luxurious of the famous Arenal hot springs—Tabacon. Soak in the therapeutic benefits of the 25 pools with varying temperatures!
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, a boutique hotel set in the highlands of the Central Valley.
Day 8—Enjoy your stay at Finca Rosa Blanca, relish 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 José International Airport where you will catch your flight back home.
This package includes these hotels:
Grano de Oro Hotel is a surprising oasis in downtown San Jose downtown, offering boutique-style services, luxury accommodations, and one of the finest restaurants in the country.« 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 »
The best hotel for romance, the Arenal Nayara Hotel is an ideal choice for couples who seek luxury and sophistication.« View Hotel »
Experience a taste of Costa Rica—either literally—in a coffee cup or on a dining plate, or figuratively—the lush life of its tropical surroundings. This boutique hotel is a perfect getaway for travel connoisseurs!« View Hotel »
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