Off Grid Costa Rica Holiday: Dec 21-30, 2024


$14,350 total for family of 4
$15,950 total for family of 5
$17,400 total for family of 6
*Land Package *See below for pricing details.


San Jose City
Pacuare River Rafting
Arenal Volcano
Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Aerial Tram & Zipline
Punta Islita
Off Grid Rainforest Beaches
Nicoya Peninsula


Our 9-night Off Grid Costa Rica Holiday vacation package is the perfect winter getaway. Start your adventure from the vibrant cultural city center of San Jose. Then, depart for a rafting adventure into the rainforest for two nights exploring the unique ecosystem surrounding a remote eco-lodge. Next, adventure awaits at Arenal Volcano. Finally, enjoy barefoot luxury from Punta Islita’s rainforest beaches.


Day 1
Transfer to Gran Hotel, San Jose
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer To Gran Hotel. Gran Hotel San Jose offers a harmonious blend of historical charm and modern comfort, situated in the heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. With its elegant architecture, luxurious amenities, and convenient location near key attractions, it provides a sophisticated retreat for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in the bustling capital city.
Day 2
Transfer to Rio Lodge, Pacuare River
Departing early in the morning, you'll embark on a scenic 2-hour ground transfer to the Rios Lodge Operations Center. Upon arrival, enjoy a hearty breakfast and securely store any excess luggage in provided lockers, as you'll need only a smaller bag or backpack for the overnight river excursion. Following breakfast, your journey continues to the river, where experienced guides will assist in loading your gear into dry bags and provide essential rafting and safety instructions. Prepare for an exhilarating day navigating Class III rapids amidst the pristine beauty of the Pacuare's primary rainforest. As your guides prepare a riverside lunch, take time to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings. Upon reaching Rios Lodge, nestled along the tranquil banks of the Pacuare River, embrace the ultimate retreat for nature enthusiasts seeking adventure. Despite its remote rainforest setting, Rios Lodge offers guests comfortable river-view rooms with modern amenities, including in-room electricity. Indulge in delicious tropical cuisine, explore nearby waterfalls and swimming spots, and unwind on the river-view deck, ideal for yoga sessions or enjoying your morning coffee. Renowned for its commitment to sustainable ecotourism, Rios Lodge stands as a beacon of environmental stewardship, constructed with reclaimed wood and powered entirely by hydroelectric energy, exemplifying an award-winning model of responsible travel.
Day 3
Pacuare River Free Day
Tailored to provide guests with ample opportunities to savor the lodge and its breathtaking environs, this day invites you to partake in a myriad of guided adventures, from exhilarating canopy tours and rappelling to serene horseback riding, birdwatching, and invigorating hikes. Complimentary hammocks and yoga mats are at your disposal throughout your stay, allowing you to customize your experience to suit your desired level of activity or relaxation. Rest peacefully at Rios Lodge, nestled amidst nature's splendor.
Day 4
Transfer to Lost Iguana Resort
Following a satisfying breakfast, gear up for an exhilarating paddle down the Pacuare gorge, navigating past enchanting waterfalls and traversing thrilling sections of the river boasting a mix of level II-IV rapids. Admire the awe-inspiring rainforest vistas that unfold along the way, treating your senses to the beauty of Costa Rica's natural landscapes. Upon reaching the river take-out point, you'll be transferred back to the Operation Center, where you can retrieve your stored belongings and freshen up in the changing rooms while indulging in refreshments.

Then, you will be driven approxiately 2.5 - 3 hours to Lost Iguana Resort at Arenal Volcano for overnight. Lost Iguana Resort, nestled at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, offers a tranquil escape surrounded by lush rainforest. Guests can unwind in spacious rooms and suites, explore nature trails, and soak in panoramic views of the volcano and surrounding landscape.
Day 5
Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Explore the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a secluded nature reserve sprawling across 1500 acres of lush rainforest canopy interconnected by a network of trails and bridges. Traverse the 8 sturdy fixed bridges and 6 suspended ones for a secure yet exhilarating perspective of the rainforest, teeming with over 50 species of tropical birds, intriguing insects, elusive reptiles, and agile monkeys. Following your adventure, indulge in a delightful lunch before journeying to La Fortuna Waterfall. Begin by admiring the majestic 70-foot cascade and its verdant surroundings from the canyon's apex. Descend approximately 530 steps into the canyon for an up-close encounter with the waterfall, where you can capture photographs and enjoy a refreshing swim in the invigorating pool at its base. Overnight Lost Iguana Resort.
Day 6
Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline
Embark on the Sky Tram for breathtaking vistas of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal en route to your zip-lining escapade. Upon reaching the summit, a comprehensive safety briefing awaits at the expansive observation platform, followed by an exhilarating journey through the treetops on the Sky Trek adventure. Marvel at the scenic splendor as you glide along seven zip-lines spanning distances from 30 to 750 meters and heights of 20 to 200 meters, offering unparalleled panoramas of Lake Arenal and the majestic volcano backdrop. Overnight Lost Iguana Resort.
Day 7
Transfer to Hotel Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula
Today you will be met and driven approximately 4 hours to Punta Islita Hotel for overnight. Hotel Punta Islita, situated on the picturesque Nicoya Peninsula, offers a luxurious retreat with stunning ocean views and lush tropical surroundings. Guests can indulge in upscale amenities, including an infinity pool, spa treatments, and gourmet dining experiences, while immersing themselves in the beauty of Costa Rica's Pacific coast.
Day 8
Punta Islita Free Day
Take a stroll to the beach club for a day of coastal leisure or arrange extra activities. Explore a range of on-site offerings; check with the concierge upon arrival for the weekly activity agenda. Resort activities encompass culinary sessions, nature walks, artistic endeavors, cocktail crafting, and beyond. Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Day 9
Punta Islita Free Day
Additional charges apply for guided outings such as horseback riding, zip-lining, mangrove kayaking, the Monkey Hike, and birdwatching. Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Day 10
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to Liberia 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.