Our 8-night Sloths and Treehouses vacation package first brings you to the Arenal Volcano region where you’ll explore the adventure capital of Costa Rica, look for sloths in the wild by day and night, and take an afternoon sloth tour to optimize your sloth encounters! Then, head to the rural Santa Juana Mountains for a stay at a unique tree-house-style lodge. Finally, explore Manuel Antonio National Park, an area teeming with wildlife and a picturesque coastal rainforest.
Transfer to Arenal Kioro Hotel, Arenal
Upon your morning or afternoon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will transfer by ground for approximately 3 hours to the Arenal Volcano area. Although currently, the volcano is in a resting phase, the region still offers an abundance of exciting opportunities.
Arrive at the Arenal Kioro Hotel. Positioned on a hill directly below the volcano, Arenal Kioro Hotel offers breathtaking views of both the valley below and the volcano above.
AM Penas Blancas Float Trip // PM Frog Watching Night Tour
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest as you peacefully paddle the Penas Blancas River. Monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, and tropical birds await us. A bilingual guide will share educational explanations of the plants and animals you encounter on the float. Your boat will be run without a motor so as not to scare away wildlife and enjoy the peacefulness of the day.
Discover Arenal's only wild frog sanctuary by night when the colorful tree frogs and other rainforest wildlife are most active and most easily observed. At least 28 frogs have made their homes on the ponds of Arenal Oasis. The Rojas Bonilla family carefully maintains the plants native to Arenal to create a needed frog habitat in the private wildlife reserve of fresh spring water-fed ponds. The night tour then continues past the frog ponds along flat trails immersed in the noisy night rainforest. Overnight Arenal Kioro Hotel.
Afternoon Sloth Tour
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! Arenal Kioro Hotel.
Transfer to Santa Juana Mountain Lodge
This morning, transfer approximately 5 1/2 hours to the Santa Juana Lodge for overnight. Experience Costa Rica's authentic rural heritage in this intimate little farming town. This remote mountain lodge offers a unique immersive experience in Costa Rican rural life. Each tree-house-style private casita at the lodge is located on a hillside terrace with panoramic views of the coast and mountain range.
Santa Juana Mountain Tour
Experience Costa Rica’s rural heritage with the half-day Santa Juana Mountain Tour. Explore user-friendly trails where your guide will share their expertise of this pristine mountain sanctuary of flora and fauna where rivers are born. Swim beneath waterfalls, kick back and relax in a lush oasis beside the River Rodeo. Afterward, enjoy an authentic “Campesino” lunch. Overnight Santa Juana Lodge.
Transfer to Hotel Si Como No, Manuel Antonio
Today, you will transfer by ground for approximately 1 hour to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area on the Central Pacific coast.
Arrive at Hotel Si Como No for overnight. This award-winning hotel combines environmentalism and laid-back luxury in a tropical rainforest setting overlooking the sea. Hotel Si Como No sits on a hillside with incredible views. Some stair-climbing and mild “hiking” may be a part of your stay.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Discover Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica's favorite national park, with three of the country's most beautiful white-sand beaches bordered by rainforests teeming with wildlife. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the park on a moderate hike explaining the natural history, wildlife, and ecosystem of the park. Bring a bathing suit and towel to enjoy the beaches at the end fo the tour. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Manuel Antonio / Quepos Free Day
Take the complimentary shuttle down to the beach or plan additional tours, taxi services, spa treatments, and other experiences with your hotel concierge. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be picked up 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.
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