Our 8-night Costa Rica Waterfall Discovery vacation package highlights one of the country’s most beloved natural features: waterfalls. The diverse landscapes and rainforest regions of Costa Rica are prime grounds for waterfall discovery. Grab your bathing suit! This wild waterfall adventure will bring you to the cloud forest, a volcano, and the rainforest!
Arrive at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 1 hour to Peace Lodge
at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Peace Lodge is located in one of Costa Rica's high-elevation cloud forest regions on the grounds of a private nature reserve with five waterfalls, hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, and a wildlife refuge interconnected by a network of trails.
Private Waterfall Gardens Tour
An experienced guide will lead you through La Paz Waterfall Gardens to some of the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica. Visit the rescued wildlife refuge, home to over 100 animal species. The refuge includes monkeys, jungle cats, 40 bird species, frogs, snakes, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to feed the toucans and hummingbirds! Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight Peace Lodge.
Transfer to Arenal / La Fortuna
Today, you will be met and driven approximately 2 hours to Arenal Kioro Hotel
in the Arenal / La Fortuna area. The Arenal Kioro Hotel is ideally positioned on a hill below the volcano with breathtaking views of both the volcano and valley. Take in your surroundings from the on-site thermal springs accessible to guests.
Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Begin your day trekking through the Mistico Hanging Bridges private nature reserve led by your naturalist guide. Cross a series of eight fixed and six hanging suspension bridges observing the unique wildlife of the region as your guide points out the characteristics of the ecosystem and natural history surrounding Arenal Volcano. Don't miss the waterfall extension trail toward the end of the hike. Next, you will be driven to La Fortuna Waterfall. Hike down a steep series of steps to the base of the waterfall and take a dip in the cool refreshing river after an exciting day of exploration! Overnight Arenal Kioro Hotel.
Afternoon at Tabacon Hot Springs
The morning is free to do as you please. In the afternoon, you will be picked up for an evening at the all natural Tabacon Hot Springs. These expansive thermal gardens are naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano itself and are the most famous in the area for their beauty. Explore pools of varying temperatures and enjoy dinner at the gardens. Overnight Arenal Kioro Hotel.
Transfer to Manuel Antonio / Quepos
Today, you will take a short domestic flight to Quepos Airport, where you will be met and driven to Gaia Hotel & Reserve Hotel
in the Manuel Antonio / Quepos region. The 5-star Gaia Hotel is a member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World." This modern, tropical hideaway is set within an expansive rainforest reserve overlooking the lush Pacific coast.
Nauyaca Waterfalls Hike
Today, you will be met and driven approximately 1 hour south of Quepos to the Nauyaca Waterfalls. This 200-foot waterfall is one of the main attractions of the Central Pacific. Enjoy the impressive view of this two-tiered waterfall, take a refreshing swim in the lower falls, and keep an eye out for wildlife. Overnight Gaia Hotel & Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
Today, explore Costa Rica's celebrated Manuel Antonio National Park. Rich in biodiversity, Manuel Antonio rainforest is home to over 109 mammal species and over 184 bird species. A naturalist guide will lead you along the main trail of the park pointing out the features and wildlife that make this little national park so unique. You will undoubtedly see monkeys, but be on the lookout for some of the shyer animals of the park like sloths and coatimundis. Don't forget to wear a swimsuit under your hiking gear to cool off on the white-sand beach of Manuel Antonio!
Depart from San Jose, Costa Rica
Today, you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours 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.
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