Day Place Highlights
Day 1 San Jose Explore San Jose
Day 2-4 Tortuguero National Park Tortuguero Canals, Spider Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, White-faced Capuchin, sloths
Day 5-7 Arenal Arenal volcano, Arenal Hanging Bridges, thermal mineral pools
Day 6 Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Scenic lake crossing, Sky Trek Zipline & Tram tour
Day 7-9 Corcovado National Park Thrilling boat ride, hiking, snorkelling and night walks
Day 10 San Jose End itinerary
Costa Rica Map

Day 1 San Jose

Costa Rica Sarchi

Arrive at San Jose Airport and transfer to hotel.  San Jose is Costa Rica’s capital, a bustling town of one million people, with a pleasant mix of traditional Spanish and modern buildings.

Featured Accommodation
Grano de Oro Hotel
Grano de Oro Hotel

This hotel has been converted from a Victorian mansion; the hallways are lined with period photographs and original art.  Italian tile fountains grace intimate atriums, and the gardens at Grano de Oro are both inside and out.  The famous Grano De Oro’s restaurant serves European cuisine and boasts an award winning wine cellar.

Day 2-4 Tortuguero National Park

Costa Rica Monkey

Drive through the magnificent Braulio Carillio National Park to the Tortuguero Canals. Board a small boat and explore the lagoons where it’s possible to see Spider Monkeys, Howler Monkeys and White-faced Capuchin as well as sloths. Spend the night at a boutique lodge.

Enjoy excursions by boat with your Tortuguero guide and explore the lagoons and natural waterways of Tortuguero National Park.

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Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
Tortuga lodge

Spacious and comfortable thatched riverfront lodges surrounded by 20 hectares of landscaped grounds and forest.  The handsome lodges are made of hardwoods and fronted by wide verandas with leather rocking chairs. Each of the 27 rooms have comfortable beds, huge screened windows, and plenty of hot water.

Short hiking trails lead from the property into the nearby jungle, where you might see bright-red poison dart frogs and other interesting creatures.

Manatus Hotel
Manatus hotel

Situated on the edge of the river in Tortuga the Mantus Hotel is a comfortable lodge featuring 14 beautifully furnished bungalows. The hotel offers a swimming pool, gym, restaurant serving Caribbean cuisine and a small bar to relax after spending the day exploring the canals and waterways.

Day 5-7 Arenal

Arenal Volcano

Enjoy a scenic boat and road transfer back to the town of Guapiles. Continue to your hotel in the Arenal  area. Arenal volcano is a perfect symmetrical shape making it a photographer’s dream. Take a day hike to the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a complex of suspended bridges and trails that run through a beautiful rainforest. Enjoy an evening dip at the thermal mineral pools and enjoy a delicious dinner.

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Arenal Nayara Hotel
Arenal Nayara hotel

Boasting the perfect combination of luxury and exploration Arenal Nayara Hotel is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offers magnificent views of Arenal Volcano. With an outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up bar, two restaurants, bar and a hillside spa offering a combination of therapies you have plenty of options to relax after a day of exploring. The property’s natural surroundings attract a plethora of wildlife.

Day 6 Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Today take a scenic lake crossing transfer by boat and car to Monteverde. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most diverse and rich tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal. The town also has a small community of Quakers who live in the little village of Santa Elena.   Enjoy an afternoon adventure at the Sky Trek Zipline & Tram tour. This is a system of seven platforms suspended above the ground in the midst of tree boughs.

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Hotel Belmar
Hotel Belmar Resized

Nestled in the mountains, adjacent to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the Hotel Belmar is owned and operated by the Belmar family. It is a beautiful mountain hotel, servicing 22 rooms, consisting of two Austrian Chalet style buildings with wood paneling and French doors. They offer spectacular views and personalized service in a comfortable, rustic, atmosphere combined with the beauty of the surrounding landscape which can be enjoyed on the properties walking trails.

Day 7-9 Corcovado National Park

Osa Peninsula Toucan

Morning drive to San Jose Airport to connect with your flight to Osa Peninsula, enjoy a thrilling boat ride to your lodge.  The Corcovado National Park is the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America. Visit Caño Island, well known for its abundance of marine life and impressive snorkelling.

Enjoy a selection of tours from hiking, snorkelling and night walks.

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Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
Casa Corcovado

Tucked away between the lush jungle on the border of Corcovado National park is a 170-acre private reserve that is Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge. The location of the lodge provides guess with spectacular ocean views and cool rainforest breezes.  Luxurious bungalows are spacious and offer privacy and comfort.  This is the closet accommodation to the Corcovado National Park.

La Paloma Lodge

La Paloma nests atop a high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the lush Osa Peninsula with Caño Island in the distance. Luxurious simplicity and rustic elegance are signature elements of the lodge. Whether you spend your days traipsing through the jungle with the expert guides, picnicing on a deserted beach, sipping smoothies poolside while catching up on your summer reading or relaxing with a massage, the staff are renowned for their friendliness and ease in making your stay unforgettable.

Day 10 Transfer to San Jose

Osa Peninsula

In the morning you will be transferred back to the airport. Take local flight to San Jose airport.

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.