Our 8-night Deluxe Rainforest & Volcano Christmas vacation package is the perfect escape from the cold this holiday season. Discover the rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. Experience adventure at Arenal Volcano and relaxation in its volcano-fed hot springs.
Dec 22: Transfer to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer approximately 3 hours to the Quepos / Manuel Antonio region on the coast for overnight at Hotel Parador. This European-style boutique hotel is located high up on a cliff with gorgeous views of the rainforest and ocean.
Dec 23: 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 Parador.
Dec 24: Savegre River Rafting: Class II – III
Your adventure begins after a safety briefing. Then, start on rapids like "Boca Diablo" and the "washing machine." Experience the "screaming child" rapid before the river tames down for the rest of the excursion. Enjoy lunch before returning back to Hotel Parador for overnight.
Dec 25: Jungle Night Walk
This evening, enjoy the Nocturnal Jungle Walk & Tropical Aquatic Gardens: The Amphibian Aquatic Garden is a series of pools that provide a habitat for species without restricting their natural behavior. On this 2-hour guided tour, get up close to some o the animals of the wildlife refuge like kinkajou, armadillos, and snakes! . Don't iss the tropical Aquatic Gardens where you can see various species of toads and frogs. Overnight Hotel Parador.
Dec 26: Transfer to Arenal / La Fortuna
Today you will be picked up and driven by ground approximately 5 hours to Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort near Arenal Volcano. Tabacon features a garden of thermal springs naturally heated and fed by Arenal Volcano.
Dec 27: Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline
Take the Sky Aerial Tram up through the forest canopy to an observation platform with panoramic views of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano, and the Tilaran Mountain Range. From the observation deck, take off on a series of 8 cross-sectional cables that together stretch 4.5 miles with a maximum height of 660 feet and distances ranging from 100 to 2,460 feet. Overnight Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Dec 28: Pure Trek Canyoning
Hike along forest trails to hidden waterfalls and canyons. Begin your canyoning adventure with a safety briefing before gearing up to embark toward the first waterfall where you'll begin your descent. There are five rappels in total, four along waterfalls and one along a dry rock face. Heights range between 20 and 50 meters. Enjoy the adrenaline rush! Overnight Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Dec 29: Arenal Free Day
Free day to explore the sprawling Tabacon hot springs across the street from the resort. Don't miss the Tabacon Grand Spa for some all natural rejuvenation. Overnight Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Dec 30: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today transfer by ground 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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.