Our 9-night Costa Rica Holiday Safari vacation package is the perfect winter getaway. Discover hanging bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, and the sloths of Arenal Volcano. Then, explore the picturesque Gulf of Nicoya from a private island off the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula at a luxury glamping resort. Finally, end your adventure on the rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, a world-famous national park bursting with wildlife!
Dec 20: Transfer to Hotel Arenal Manoa, Arenal Volcano
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be driven approximately 3 hours to Hotel Arenal Manoa near Arenal Volcano for overnight. Enjoy views of Arenal Volcano from through the property and well-kept gardens.
Dec 21: Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Trek through a private nature reserve led by a naturalist guide through lush trails and discover the forest from a series of eight fixed and six hanging bridges. Your guide will point out the unique relationships of the forest as you encounter them along the way. Don't miss the waterfall extension trail toward the end of the trail. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to La Fortuna Waterfall.
Take in the view of the cascade surrounded by dense green forest from the viewpoint. Then, make the trek down the paved stairs and over some fixed bridges to the base of the waterfall. Take some photos and go for a swim a bit downstream from the waterfall. Swimming in the base of the waterfall is prohibited. Overnight Hotel Arenal Manoa.
Dec 22: Callidryas Sloth Tour
The adorable smiling face of a sloth is quickly becoming an iconic symbol of Costa Rican wildlife, and this is the original sloth tour in Arenal! Be on the lookout for either the two-toed sloth or three-toed sloth (the only two sloth species found in Costa Rica) as well as toucans, monkeys, the blue jeans dart frog and more. Your guide will drive you to the best-known sloth and wildlife sighting locations in the region for a true wildlife spotting adventure! Overnight Hotel Arenal Manoa.
Dec 23: Transfer to Isla Chiquita, Gulf of Nicoya
Today you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to Puntarenas will you will board the boat for Isla Chiquita Glamping Resort, a brand new luxury camping experience on an island on the Gulf of Nicoya. *Please note that this resort does not have air conditioning or a swimming pool and instead relies on breezy ocean air to keep cool!
Dec 24: Kayaking Expedition
The waters surrounding Isla Chiquita offer an incredible underwater playground of discovery. A knowledgable guide will point out all the highlights of the region and the unique underwater marvels of the island. Overnight Isla Chiquita Glamping Resort.
Dec 25: Isla Chiquita Free Day
Relax and discover the island! Complimentary stand-up paddleboarding and kayaks are included in your stay to explore the coastline. Or add on additional guided tours for an additional cost such as hiking Curu Bio Reserve, beach hopping, bioluminescent kayaking, and sportfishing. Overnight Isla Chiquita Glamping Resort.
Dec 26: Transfer to Hotel Si Como No, Manuel Antonio
Today you will board a boat to travel from Isla Chaquita to Puntarenas. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred by ground approximately 2 1/2 hours to Hotel Si Como No outside Manuel Antonio National Park on the Central Pacific Coast. Hotel Si Como No combines environmentalism and barefoot luxury in a lush rainforest property overlooking the ocean.
Dec 27: Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
Discover Costa Rica's favorite tiny national park led by a professional naturalist guide. Highlights of the park include three beautiful white-sand beaches and rainforest teeming with wildlife. The park has approximately 184 bird species and 109 animal species. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit for a refreshing swim after the tour! Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Dec 28: Manuel Antonio Free Day
Take the complimentary shuttle down to the beach or discover the Butterfly Botanical Atrium located across the street from the hotel within Si Como No’s 24-acre private Wildlife Refuge. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Dec 29: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and transferred by ground approximately 3 hours to 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.