Our 11 day Rainforest Holiday Escape vacation package is the perfect escape from the cold this holiday season. Discover adventure at Arenal Volcano, nature in the cloud forest, culture in the rural southern mountains, and relaxation on the beaches of Manuel Antonio.
Dec 26: Arenal Volcano
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer 3 1/2 hours to the to the Arenal Volcano region. Arrive at Arenal Manoa Hotel
for overnight. Arenal Manoa has an adult and family pool on property both with panoramic views of the volcano and drinks and snacks available at the wet bar.
Dec 27: Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike & Ecotermales Hot Springs Tour
The Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike brings you across 8 fixed bridges and 6 hanging bridges into the lush rainforest. Your experienced naturalist guide will point out nature and wildlife in the surrounding forest and take you to the best spots for volcano views. Then, transfer to the Ecotermales hot springs for a relaxing all natural soak in the forest on a private family farm. Rejuvenate and enjoy in the four mineral-laden pools heated by the Arenal Volcano. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Dec 28: Pure Nature Safari Float
Explore the wonders of the Penas Blancas River on a relaxing safari float. An experienced naturalist guide will point out a variety of animals like monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, and tropical birds as you float down the river. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Dec 29: Los Angeles Cloud Forest
Today you will be met and transferred approximately 2 hours to the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel. This quaint cloud forest eco lodge offers a variety of unique tours and authentic experiences that showcase the nature and wildlife of the region.
Dec 30: Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall, & Sarchi Oxcart Tour
Your adventure begins this morning as you enter Poas Volcano National Park. Your naturalist guide will explain the park's history, vegetation, evolution, and volcanic eruptions. Tour the Poas Volcano and take lunch before visiting the La Paz Waterfall and Butterfly Gardens. Finally, visit the town of Sarchi, where the brightly colored Sarchi oxcarts are hand-painted by local artisans. Overnight Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel.
Dec 31: Santa Juana Mountains, South Pacific
Today you will be met and transferred approximately 3 hours to Santa Juana Lodge in the southern mountains. This rural, rustic mountain lodge showcases the unique flora, fauna and culture of the Costa Rica countryside. Enjoy panoramic views of the coast and Fila Chona Mountain Range from your private treehouse-style casita.
Jan 1: Santa Juana Mountain Tour
Explore fascinating regional wildlife, hike to a hidden waterfall, or try Tilapia fishing. At the end of a fun-filled morning, enjoy an authentic Campesino-style lunch. Overnight Santa Juana Lodge.
Jan 2: Manuel Antonio National Park
Today you will be met and transferred approximately 45 minutes to the Quepos / Manuel Antonio region on the coast for overnight at Hotel Si Como No. Si Como No is an eco boutique hotel located high up on a hillside with stunning views out over the Pacific Ocean and lush coast.
Jan 3: Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
A naturalist guide will pick you up and this morning and take you to Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica's favorite tiny national park featuring three beautiful white sand beaches, lush rainforest, and abundant wildlife. The area is home to 184 know species of birds and 109 species of mammals. Bring a bathing suit and towel to enjoy the beaches after the tour! Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Jan 4: Catamaran Cruise
Enjoy fantastic views of Manuel Antonio National Park on this morning Catamaran Cruise. A snorkeling adventure along the coast is included in your morning adventure. Be on the lookout for humpback whales, dolphins, and other marine life from the deck of the catamaran. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Jan 5: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today transfer to the San Jose International Airport for your return flight home.
Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.