Our 8-night Sloths and Treehouses vacation package first brings you to the South Caribbean coast where you will see sloths in rehabilitation and overnight in a rainforest treehouse. Next, venture up to Tortuguero on the North Caribbean coast to explore the jungle canals and see sloths in their natural environment. Finally, head to the Arenal Volcano region where you’ll stay in a private luxurious rainforest casita with a family of sloths living right on the property!
Transfer to Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 5 hours to Punta Uva on the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Arrive at Tree House Lodge where you will stay in a two-level treehouse with steel cable bridges - perfect for the adventurous soul!
Caribbean Free Day
Free day to explore the area. Punta Uva Beach and Chiquita Beach are idyllic beaches with the laid-back Caribbean spirit and fantastic marine life! Kayaks are also available to rent in front of Ranchito restaurant. Overnight Tree House Lodge.
Jaguar Rescue Center & Chocolate Tour
Begin your adventure with a visit to the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center, a rehabilitation center and refuge for local wildlife like monkeys, wild cats, sloths, snakes, and more. Then, discover how organic chocolate is made with a demonstration from the Bri Bri indigenous tribe. Enjoy a tasting and purchase chocolate souvenirs to bring home to family and friends - all while helping to support the Bri Bri community. Finally, go for a hike and swim at a spectacular Puerto Viejo waterfall about 30 minutes outside of town. Overnight Tree House Lodge.
Transfer to Tortuguero National Park
Today you will be met and driven approximately 4 hours to the boat dock at Manatus Lodge. Then, explore the canals of Tortuguero National Park by boat as you are taken to the lodge for overnight. Manatus features upscale comfortable rooms in a jungle setting with a delicious restaurant, spa services, and adventure tours. Upon arrival at the lodge, take lunch before visiting Tortuguero village, the turtle museum, and the Caribbean Conservation Corporation.
Tortuguero Free Day
Today, take a guided tour of the Tortuguero jungle canals by boat looking for the unique flora and fauna of the region. A variety of tours and activities are available during your stay including kayaking, fishing, birding, water bikes, and more. Turtle nesting can also be arranged while in season (July to October).
Transfer to Arenal / La Fortuna
This morning, take a domestic flight from Tortuguero to Arenal for overnight at Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens. This award-winning intimate boutique hotel has individual casitas surrounded by rainforest that blend perfectly with the tropical natural surroundings.
The goal of this tour? Find as many sloths as possible! Arenal is home to both of Costa Rica's sloth species. A professional naturalist guide will lead you to the region's beautiful wildlife viewing areas. You may also see toucans, red blue jeans poison dar frogs, monkeys, hummingbirds, monkeys, and iguanas along the way! Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike
The Arenal Hanging Bridges hike is a series of trails and bridges focused on the protection of nature. Set with 250 acres of private tropical rainforest, the reserve is home to an abundance of flor and fauna. A guide will lead you through the forest across bridges overlooking the canopy. There are eight fixed and six hanging bridges. Don't miss the waterfall extension trail at the end of the hike! Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and transferred approximately 3 hours by ground 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.
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