Volcano & Cloud Forest Holiday: Dec 28, 2024-Jan 4, 2025


$3,850 per person based on 4 people traveling together
$3,550 per person based on 6 people traveling together
$3,400 per person based on 8 people traveling together
*Land Package *See below for pricing details.


Arenal Volcano
Hot Springs
Arenal Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Afternoon Sloth Tour
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Aerial Tram & Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve Hike
Don Juan Coffee & Chocolate Plantation


Our 8-night Volcano & Cloud Forest Holiday vacation package introduces you to the best and most beautiful of Costa Rica’s unique ecosystems. From Arenal Volcano, discover the forest canopy on hanging bridges and float along jungle estuaries. Uncover the mysteries of the cloud forest at Monteverde, a world-class birding destination. Then, explore the process of producing coffee at a local plantation.


Day 1
Arrive Tabacon Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort at Arenal Volcano. Nestled amidst lush tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Thermal Resort offers a luxurious retreat centered around natural thermal mineral springs. Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, gourmet dining, and tranquil relaxation, all while surrounded by the stunning beauty of Costa Rica's wilderness.
Day 2
Arenal Volcano 1968 Trail Hike
Experience the awe-inspiring sight of the Arenal Volcano with a scenic hike along its base. Prior to the eruption of 1968, dense vegetation adorned the volcano's slopes, concealing a lush landscape within its crater. Embark on the hike from one of the nearby trails, encountering blooming flora, diverse birdlife, and various rainforest inhabitants along the way. Witness remnants of past lava flows and areas of forest that bore the brunt of volcanic disturbances, offering insights into the volcano's turbulent history. Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Day 3
Arenal Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
The Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike brings you through a private nature reserve on a hike that consists of 8 fixed and 6 hanging bridges. The bridges are built with vantage points for observing the forest canopy and the wildlife that resides there. From here, head to La Fortuna Waterfall, a cascade that plummets 300 meters into a refreshing pool of water. Hike down to the base of the waterfall and take a swim in the nearby swimmer to cool off. Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Day 4
Free Day // Afternoon Private Sloth Tour
This morning, relax in the thermal springs, indulge in spa treatments, or venture out to discover the wonders of the Arenal region. Enhance your experience by arranging restaurant bookings, spa sessions, transportation, and excursions through the assistance of your hotel's concierge service.

The endearing presence of the Costa Rican sloth is emblematic of the nation's rich rainforest biodiversity. Renowned for its remarkable wildlife, the Arenal region boasts sightings of both two-toed and three-toed sloth species, along with vibrant toucans and the distinctive blue jean dart frog. Join your guide on an exploration of La Fortuna's picturesque landscapes, where you'll have the opportunity to spot these captivating creatures amidst lush surroundings. Keep an eye out for a myriad of other wildlife, including colorful birds, iguanas, and playful monkeys, adding to the enchantment of your wildlife excursion. Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Day 5
Lake transfer to Koora Hotel, Monteverde Cloud Forest
Today you will be met and driven to the Lake Arenal boat dock for a lake transfer. You will then be met and driven to Koora Hotel located outside of Monteverde Cloud Forest for overnight. Koora Hotel Monteverde offers a serene escape nestled within the cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica. With its sustainable design and breathtaking natural surroundings, guests can immerse themselves in eco-friendly luxury while exploring the rich biodiversity of the region.
Day 6
Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline Tour
Begin your adventure with a captivating journey aboard the TreeTram cableway, ascending to Monteverde's elevated heights of 5,700 feet above sea level. Explore the mystical cloud forest from this vantage point before embarking on an exhilarating canopy adventure. Soar through the treetops on Costa Rica's renowned ziplines, spanning 1.9 miles across seven thrilling lines ranging from 460 to 2460 feet in length. Please note that height and weight restrictions apply; inquire for details prior to booking your experience. Overnight Koora Hotel.
Day 7
Private Curi Cancha Reserve Hike
Spanning 237 acres, the Curi-Cancha Reserve safeguards both primary and secondary forests, making it a haven for diverse bird species. Renowned as one of the finest birding destinations in the area, visitors have the chance to observe magnificent birds such as the orange-bellied trogon, keel-billed toucan, blue-crowned motmot, resplendent quetzal, and blue-throated goldentail. While its trails stretch for several kilometers and are generally well-maintained, occasional mud may be encountered along the way. Overnight Koora Hotel.
Day 8
Don Juan Coffee & Chocolate Tour
Explore the fascinating realms of coffee, chocolate, and sugarcane production in the Monteverde/Santa Elena region. Witness the meticulous process of picking coffee cherries, learn about the traditional methods of pulp removal, and visit the drying patio and warehouse. Delve into the rich history of cocoa pods as you craft your own chocolate using time-honored recipes, and experience the traditional Costa Rican technique of extracting sugarcane juice using a trapiche. Conclude your journey with a delectable tasting session, immersing yourself in the cultural and culinary significance of coffee and chocolate in Costa Rica. Overnight Koora Hotel.
Day 9
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and driven 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.