8 nights spent in Costa Rica are hardly enough to introduce you to all of the beauty of the jungle, but we’ll try our best! Spend two days in Tortuguero, where the turtles come to nest. A night at Arenal Volcano will set you right, with spa treatments and natural mineral hot springs. The next day a guided hanging bridges hike will allow you to see the rainforest from the canopy. Finally, visit Manuel Antonio National Park and spend three glorious days exploring this little ecologically diverse national park. In Manuel Antonio you can take a dolphin watch boat tour, kayak in the ocean, horseback ride along the beach, sunset sail, or just relax. This trip will show you the beauty and diversity of Costa Rica’s beloved jungle and rainforest.
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica, you will transfer to the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel for overnight. This colonial hacienda sits on the captivating grounds of a coffee plantation and is only minutes from the international airport.
Transfer to Tortuguero
This morning take a short domestic flight to Tortuguero on the Northern Caribbean Coast. Tortuguero National Park features 11 different ecological habitats from high rainforest to marsh communities. Arrive at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens for overnight. This laid-back lodge has a peaceful view looking out onto Tortuguero River with deluxe amenities.
After breakfast, discover the canals of Tortuguero National Park by boat. Keep a sharp eye out for birds, lizards, caimans, monkeys, and more! Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, tour the village of Tortuguero with your guide. Overnight Tortuga Lodge.
Transfer to Arenal Volcano
This morning you will transfer to the local airstrip for a short flight back to San Jose. Upon arrival, pick up a 4X4 rental vehicle and drive about 3 hours to the Arenal Volcano. Arrive at the Tabacón Grand Spa & Thermal Resort for overnight. Tabacon Resort offers a great spa, gourmet restaurant, and beautiful volcano views on clear nights.
Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike
The Arenal hanging bridges consist of eight fixed bridges and six hanging bridges built with the latest techniques beneath the stunning Arenal Volcano. If you're feeling particularly active, visit the new waterfall extension trail. Overnight Tabacón Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Transfer to Manuel Antonio National Park
Today you will drive about 5 hours to the Quepos / Manuel Antonio National Park region. Arrive at Hotel Parador for overnight. This upscale resort showcases a large collection of European antiques, artifacts, and art.
Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
The favorite park of Costa Rica, little Manuel Antonio holds three of the country's most lovely beaches, bordered by jungle and abundant trails. The animal life here is especially diverse. Bring a bathing suit and towel to enjoy the beaches after the tour. Overnight Hotel El Parador.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
To include tours, visit our Manuel Antonio Tours
page. Overnight Hotel Parador.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
This morning drive approximately 3 hours to San Jose to drop off your rental car prior to your afternoon 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.
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