Experience the most popular Costa Rica destinations on our 8-night Costa Rica Highlights vacation package. Visit the famous Arenal Volcano, the favored Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the picturesque Conchal Beach of Guanacaste. This vacation package includes all the must-try tours so that you won’t miss a thing!
One way private ground transfer San Jose/Arenal.
3 nights Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort, orchid room. Includes breakfast daily and entrance to the hot springs.
Hike & Nature: Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike. Includes transfers, guide, entrance and lunch.
Pure Nature Safari Float. Includes transfers, guide, equipment, and snack.
One way Lake Arenal boat transfer Arenal/Monteverde. Includes ground and boat transfers.
2 nights Senda Monteverde Hotel, junior suite. Includes breakfast daily.
Monteverde Reserve Hike. Includes transfers and guide.
Monteverde Sky Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline Tour. Includes transfers, guide, entrance fees and equipment.
One way private ground transfer Monteverde/Playa Conchal.
3 nights The W Resort at Reserva Conchal, Fabulous Escape. Includes breakfast daily.
Morning Catamaran Sailing Tour. Includes transfers, guide, equipment, lunch and select beverages.
One way Liberia international airport ransfer.
24/7 IN-COUNTRY ASSISTANCE.
ALL HOTEL TAX INCLUDED.
All tours can be made private upon request and at an additional cost.
Transfer to Tabacon Thermal Resort, Arenal / La Fortuna
Upon your morning or afternoon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to Arenal Volcano. Although the volcano is currently in a resting phase, the Arenal/La Fortuna region offers plenty of adventure.
Arrive at Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort for overnight. The resort features all-natural hot springs fed by Arenal Volcano. The mineral waters flow through exotic tropical gardens, forming flowing cascades and thermal pools throughout the property.
Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Hike through the Arenal private nature reserve over a series of fixed and hanging bridges with a professional naturalist guide. Your guide will point out a variety of plants and animals unique to this region on the trek into the forest. Take in stunning rainforest canopy views beneath the Arenal Volcano on hanging bridges. Next stop, hike to the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall for a refreshing dip in the river. Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Pure Nature Safari Float
This morning, transfer by ground for approximately 1.5 hours to the Frio River, an important ecosystem for Costa Rica's wildlife. Float peacefully down the river on your boat without a motor (so as not to disturb wildlife) looking for monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles, caimans, birds, and more. Afterward, enjoy homemade snacks at a Costa Rican family farm! Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Transfer to Senda Monteverde via Lake Arenal
This morning you will transfer from Arenal to Monteverde by Boat. First, you will transfer by ground to the boat launch at the Arenal Dam. Here you will board a comfortable pontoon boat for a 45-minute ride to the dock at Rio Chiquito. Upon arrival passengers will ground transfer approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. During the rainy season, this transfer may take longer.
Arrive at Senda Monteverde Hotel for overnight. Located just outside the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Senda offers a one-of-a-kind experience with modern design, local artwork, and cozy nooks surrounded by the cool mountain air of the cloud forest.
AM Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Hike // PM Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline
Located only minutes from Senda, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a rare cloud forest protecting 26,000 acres of forest and eight unique biological zones. Shrouded in a nearly constant cloud-mist, the reserve shelters a variety of flor and fauna including about 500 bird species, monkeys, pumas, endemic amphibians, and even more plant life. With luck, you’ll spot everything from resplendent quetzals and toucanets to playful coatimundis.
This afternoon, depart for the Sky Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline Tour. The Sky Tram is a high-tech cableway designed to showcase spectacular views of Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tour begins with a ride on the cableway with a guide for a bird's eye view of the forest. The tram ends at a platform where the zipline adventure takes off. This is one of the ost extensive canopy tours in the country with two long cables and eleven cross-sectional zip lines. After zipping through the canopy, unwind and enjoy the panoramic views from two observation decks. Overnight Senda Monteverde Hotel.
Transfer to The W Resort at Reserva Conchal, Guanacaste
Today you will be met and driven for approximately 3.5 hours to the W Resort Costa Rica at Reserva Conchal. Situated between beaches and mangroves, W Costa Rica brings a fresh spin to Costa Rican adventure. Check into one of the 151 locally designed rooms and suites and stop by the surf-culture-inspired MIX Bar and local beer for snacks and drinks.
Panache Catamaran Sail & Snorkel
Depart this morning for your luxury catamaran from Flamingo Marina. Your crew will set sail about 5 miles to some of the most beautiful isolated beaches and snorkel locations in the country. Look for turtles, dolphins, and whales (in season), pufferfish, and more. Stop in a calm bay, drop anchor, and snorkel while the chef prepares a delicious buffet lunch. Enjoy a cold tropical drink while taking in the sunset. Overnight W Resort Costa Rica.
Reserva Conchal Free Day
Explore the white sand beaches of Playa Conchal or add local tours in with the help of your hotel concierge. Overnight W Resort Costa Rica.
Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
This morning you will be met and transferred for approximately 1 hour to the 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.
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Our private vacation packages include accommodations, in-country transportation, and day tours to make your vacation hassle-free. Due to high demand, we are not offering individual day tours at this time. All vacation packages require a 7-day minimum.