Our 10-night Costa Rica Holiday Safari vacation package is the perfect winter getaway. Unwind in Rio Perdido Thermal River, a natural thermal mineral river heated by volcanoes. Explore the unique ecosystem of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Finally, unwind on the unspoiled rainforest beaches of Punta Islita.
Arrive at Rio Perdido Hotel, Guanacaste
Upon arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica transfer by ground 1 hour to Bagaces in the Guanacaste region.
Arrive at Rio Perdido Hotel for overnight. The hotel is in a 600-acre private reserve with Rio Perdido Thermal River at its center. The river draws minerals and energy from the deep magma flowing beneath the earth’s surface. There are dozens of mineral pools on the property of varying temperatures allowing travelers to relax and unwind in this natural oasis. The hotel has also created a system of trails and hanging bridges in the forest around the property so that guests can explore the area. Discover the thermal pools, Thermal River, volcanic mud bath, and over 10 miles of hiking trails surrounding Rio Perdido.
Rio Perdido Canyon Adventure
The Rio Blanco Canyon is the main stage for adventure on the property. This excursion includes 15 platforms: 6 are rock-based, 9 are suspended on the canyon walls, a pendulum cable, a 50-foot “Tarzan swing,” a 90-foot challenge bridge, 4 via ferrates with lengths varying from 15 feet to over 30 feet, 5 zip lines with varying lengths from 260 to over 800 feet, and water station in the middle of the circuit. Overnight Rio Perdido Hotel.
Rio Perdido White Water Tubing
Take in the beauty of the canyon from the most beloved means of river transportation, the inner tube! Rio Perdido employs safety equipment to bring you to a magical place where the rock walls narrow, daylight is scarce, and the echoes grow louder. If you stay quiet, you may find you are not alone. Monkeys, birds, and occasionally larger mammals frequently announce their presence in the canyon walls! Overnight Rio Perdido Hotel.
Transfer to Senda Monteverde Hotel, Monteverde Cloud Forest
Today, you will transfer by ground for approximately 2 ½ hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. This high-elevation forest of dense, chaotic vegetation is great for hiking and bird watching.
Arrive at Senda Monteverde Hotel, one of Monteverde’s latest upscale hotels. Casual, playful elegance combines with luxury amenities and contemporary design to create the only experience of its kind in this mountainous region of Costa Rica. Accented with gorgeous local artwork and playful nooks to relax, Senda creates a respite after a day outdoors. The hotel’s 24 guest rooms and suites feature open-air porches overlooking cloud forest gardens or even the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
PRIVATE Aguti Night Hike
Grab a flashlight and explore the Aguti Reserve by night! This is such a unique opportunity to see the cloud forest transform at night. Look for hidden frogs, kinkajous, and other bright-eyed forest creatures. Overnight Senda Monteverde Hotel.
Ride through the lush forested hills of Monteverde on well-groomed, tame horses. Your guide will escort you along beautiful cloud forest trails past banana and coffee plantations, observing flora and fauna along the way. Take in breathtaking views of the mountains and the sun shines over Monteverde. Overnight Senda Monteverde Hotel.
Transfer to Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula
Today, you will transfer approximately 3 ½ hours to Hotel Punta Islita for overnight.
Perched on a hill overlooking the unspoiled Nicoya Peninsula, Punta Islita offers the perfect blend of comfort and authenticity. Set in a secluded cove, this off-the-beaten-path location is perfect for travelers who seek enriching vacation experiences while protecting their destination's natural and cultural attributes. With Hemingway-esque rustic charm, this member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World is one of the best hacienda-style boutique hotels in the country.
Punta Islita Free Day
Relax by the beach or plan additional activities. A wide variety of on-site experiences are available to make your stay as tranquil or exciting as you desire!
Punta Islita Free Day
Resort experiences include zip-lining, cooking lessons, yoga, birdwatching, horseback riding, and much more. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s tennis courts, spa, and 9-hole golf course. *Some activities have an extra cost; inquire with your concierge at check-in for the weekly activity schedule. Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Punta Islita Free Day
Enjoy your last full day in Costa Rica lounging by the pool or sea! Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
This morning you will transfer by ground for approximately 2.5 hours to the international airport in Liberia for 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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.