Our 11 day Festive Holiday Exclusive vacation package is the perfect mix of beach and adventure. Begin your holiday at the Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most beloved volcanoes, to experience the rainforest and soak in the natural hot springs. End your stay by the sea at the newest luxury property in the country.
Dec 23: Transfer to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer 3 hours to Arenal Volcano for overnight at Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
. Each individual casita at this ward-winning luxury boutique hotel is surrounded by rainforest for the ultimate privacy.
Dec 24: Arenal Aerial Tram & Zip Line
Today you will experience two adventure tours: Sky Tram and Sky Trek. The Sky tram leads you to a wide observation platform at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, where you can observe the rain forest, the Arenal volcano and lake. The Sky Trek is a tour of adventure above the treetops, which consists of a system of zip lines that allow you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective. The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 4.5 miles with distances from 100 to 2460 feet, and with a maximum height of 660 feet, providing a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano and lake. Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Lake Arenal Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Venture out onto Costa Rica's largest lake, Lake Arenal. The lake is surrounded by the peaceful green Arenal Valley with the backdrop of Arenal Volcano. Your guide will give you some safety instructions before you wade out into the water. Paddle out on your knees. Then, find your balance and slowly stand up! Explore the lake by peacefully paddling around. Halfway through the tour, paddle to an island where you can rest and refuel with a well-deserved snack. Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Dec 26: Transfer to Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest
Today transfer approximately 2 hours to the Bajos del Toro cloud forest for overnight at El Silencio Lodge
. El Silencio Lodge is nestled in 500-acres of lush cloud forest in the central volcanic region of Costa Rica, surrounded by creeks and hidden waterfalls.
Dec 27: Hacienda Pozo Azul Eco Adventure
Just 15 minutes from the Lodge, a staggering 400-foot waterfall drops into a roaring pool within a colorful canyon of red clay covered in green moss and dense vegetation. Uncover the beauty of nature in this cloud forest habitat. Please note that there are 400 steps on the return climb from the base of the waterfall. Overnight El Silencio Lodge.
Dec 28: Bajos del Toro Waterfall
Hacienda Pozo Azul is a family owned rainforest eco park located just 1 hour from El Silencio Lodge. Pick one of the following exciting adventures available from the park: white water rafting class II- III, zip-lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, or a butterfly garden. Overnight El Silencio Lodge.
Dec 29: Transfer to Playa Herradura, Central Pacific
Today transfer 2 1/2 hours by ground to Herradura Beach on the Central Pacific Coast for overnight at Hotel Villa Caletas
. Situated on a forested hillside above the sea, Hotel Villa Caletas features stunning views of the Pacific Coast. Spend the afternoon enjoying the marvelous views of the coast and sunset from the pool.
Dec 30: Manuel Antonio National Park
Today a local naturalist guide will pick you up for a morning hike into Manuel Antonio National Park to discover the abundant wildlife and lush vegetation of the area. Bring you swim suit and take a cool dip at Manuel Antonio Beach at the end of your tour. Overnight Hotel Villa Caletas.
Dec 31: Villa Lapas Sky Way Tour
Happy New Year's Eve! Explore Villa Lapas Nature Reserve over a series of five hanging bridges on a 1 hour guided hike appropriate for all ages. Your guide will point out the wonders of the primary and secondary rainforest, particular the birds and mammals that call it home. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean and the Tarcoles River, a world famous river among crocodile and bird enthusiasts. After your morning adventure, relax by the pool. This evening, gear up to ring in the New Year with dinner at Villa Caletas. Overnight Hotel Villa Caletas.
Jan 2: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and transferred by ground approximately 1 1/2 hours to San Jose International Airport for departure.
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.