Our 8-night Sloths and Treehouses vacation package first brings you to the Sloth Sanctuary on 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.
Take a peaceful canoe ride to see the sloths in their rainforest habitat. Along the way, you will also see a variety of birds and lush tropical foliage. Next, visit the "Slothpital" clinic to see sloths in rehabilitation and the nursery to see the newest additions to the sanctuary. 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.
Farm to Table Cooking Tour
Discover the secrets of local, organic, and sustainable farming at a farm outside La Fortuna. Upon arrival, you will be treated to fresh coffee "chorreado" and fruit as you talk over the lunch menu and ingredients. Then, head to the farm to pick your ingredients. Bring them back to the farmhouse to clean and then head out to visit the rest of the farm where you will discover the seedlings, peppercorns, and drying seeds. See if you can spot the family of local sloths that live in the trees around the farm. Finally, head back to the farmhouse to enjoy your lunch! Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Arenal Free Day
Enjoy a tropical drink by the pool, schedule a spa treatment, or take one of the complimentary walking tours through the sloth sanctuary with a naturalist guide. 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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