If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed small group adventure tops the menu. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world with volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches to explore. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound — choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.
Arrive San Jose. Transfer to your hotel. Day is at leisure until your welcome meeting tonight.
Travel to Quepos and enjoy a couple days of relaxing and exploring Manuel Antonio National Park.
Enjoy a free day in the Manuel Antonio region to explore and relax. Opt go kayaking through mangroves, take a surf lesson or cruise along the coast on a dolphin-spotting sunset sailing excursion.
Travel from Quepos to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the cloud forest firsthand.
Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines or tour a coffee plantation.
Travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, or relaxing in local hot springs.
Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna. Optional activities abound.
Enjoy an included visit to a coffee cooperative with a local lunch before heading to a jungle oasis in the Sarapiquí Rainforest. (LD)
Enjoy a day in the beautiful Sarapiquí Valley. Optional activities (all included in our overnight package, weather-depending) include swimming in the river, night walks, an empanada-making lesson or relax and listen to the sounds of the surrounding rainforest. (BLD)
Head to Tortuguero. Opt to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles at night (seasonal). (BLD)
Enjoy free time to explore Tortuguero. Opt to kayak through the canals and view the wildlife, wake up early and head to the beach to watch turtle eggs hatch (seasonal), or just wander through the town. (BLD)
Head to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Opt to snorkel in the Caribbean, hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or rent a bike to hit the beach. (B)
With free time here, head out and explore. Don't forget to try some fantastic Afro-Caribbean cuisine.
Enjoy free time in the morning before heading back to San Jose for the final night with the group.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Holiday Price Overview
Fully ATOL Protected
Transfers & Transport
Tours as specified
Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)