Costa Rica Eco Voyager

Tour Details

Duration: 9 nights

Departs: Daily

Difficulty: Easy. No restrictions

Not included: International flights; gratuities of any kind; meals not specified in itinerary; incidentals at hotels; trip insurance.

From: $1,762 (per person in double occupancy based on low season rates)              REQUEST THIS TRIP

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose. Transfer to hotel. Overnight

Day 2: Transfer to Braulio Carrillo. Canopy Tour  (B)

Day 3: Braulio Carrillo: Jungle trek and nocturnal safari (B/L)

Day 4: Rafting excursion. Chocolate Tour. Transfer to Arenal (B/L)

Day 5: Arenal: Hiking on lava fields (B)

Day 6: Arenal: At leisure (B)

Day 7: Transfer to Quepos. Waterfall climbing en route (B/L)

Days 8-9: Quepos: At leisure (B)

Day 10: Fly back to San Jose. Departure transfer (B)

 

Memorable Moments

  • Waking up to the sounds of the rainforest at Tapirus Lodge
  • Soaring over the canopy on a thrilling canopy tour
  • Searching for nocturnal animals on an after-dark safari
  • Uncovering the secrets of the rainforest on an adventurous trekking excursion
  • Rafting tropical excursion down the Sarapiqui River
  • Chocolate inside out: An afternoon of history, legends, and yummy chocolate tasting
  • Hiking on lava fields at the foot of Arenal Volcano
  • Admiring Arenal Volcano’s perfect cone from your hotel balcony
  • Climbing a waterfall
  • Wildlife encounters at Manuel Antonio National Park

 

Places you will visit

Braulio Carrillo

Arenal

Quepos 

 

The Journey

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose: Unfasten, unpack, unwind…

Upon arrival at the airport in San Jose, you will be greeted by our local crew and escorted to your hotel in the city. Your personal guide will review your vacation plan with you before retiring to your room for some deserved rest. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or take a first peak at the city on your own. Overnight.

Services included today:

  • Private airport arrival transfer
  • Accommodations in San Jose

 

Day 2: Welcome to the Rainforest Atlantic Park: Fly over the forest

Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Tapirus Lodge, ensconced in a private 1,200-acre reserve adjacent to pristine Braulio Carrillo National Park. Once in the reserve, on your way to our main building, you may see some adventuring guests soaring over the river on one of our zip lines. Don’t fret, you will be there too. But before that, how about taking a reconnaissance walk along our paved forest trails or visiting our terrariums and butterfly farm? After lunch and some down time, the time has come to experience the forest in a fast and exciting way: the zip-line tour. Soar through and over the forest on 10 lines on one of the safest operations in the world: we feature double cables, double harness, platforms with hand railings, and controlled-breaking system so you don’t have to grab the cable to break. This evening, after dinner, you will join our guides for a night safari in search of colorful frogs, bats, and other nocturnal animals.

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Private transfer from San Jose
  • Accommodations at Tapirus Lodge
  • Thrilling zip-line tour
  • Nocturnal forest hike

 

Day 3: Are you ready for some jungle trekking?

This morning, after breakfast, depart in the company of your naturalist guide for a day of jungle trekking. Our aerial tram will take us to our lookout point on the mountain top from where we start our adventure. Get ready to roam around unchartered territory, learn lots about the rainforest and hopefully watch some of its dwellers. Our neighbors include tapirs, capuchin and howler monkeys, sloth, coati, peccary, agouti, anteater, and tayra as well as tons of morpho butterflies, seven species of hummingbirds and more than 500 bird species. Half-way, we will break up by the banks of the Corinto River for an optional dip in its cool waters (no changing rooms around here!) and a picnic lunch. This evening, you may go back to the forest for another nocturnal expedition.

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at lodge
  • Guided forest trek
  • Picnic lunch during excursion
  • Accommodations at Tapirus Lodge

 

Day 4: Rafting and chocolate: Can it get any better?

Breakfast at the lodge and transfer to nearby Sarapiqui where our rafting operation is located. We will head for the put-in point, where we don vests and helmets while listening to a safety orientation. Then it is miles of thrilling class III rapids complete with stunning jungle scenery and chances to watch wildlife including toucans, kingfishers, herons, tanagers, iguanas, sloth, monkeys, and bright green Jesus Christ lizards (you know, the funny ones that run over water). After the 2-hour trip, we will freshen up, change cloths, and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch. We hope you like chocolate as this afternoon we will be joining a yummy and very informative chocolate tour with some amazing tasting.  After this thrilling day, our guide will transfer you to your hotel in Arenal where you should be arriving in the evening.

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Rafting excursion
  • Lunch
  • Chocolate tasting tour
  • Private transfer to Arenal
  • Overnight accommodations in Arenal

 

Days 5-6: Arenal

A mighty volcano towers over lush green pastures and plantations of yucca and papaya; rushing waters heated by the volcano are channeled into natural hot springs, offering a relaxing experience after a day of explorations. A natural playground made for both children and children at heart, Arenal offers an endless array of possibilities to explore the pristine surroundings. For starters, on our first morning in Arenal, we will be joining a naturalist guide for a fascinating hike on lava fields and forest trails at the foot of the volcano. The rest of your stay, you may continue exploring the area on horseback, mountain bikes, ATVs, soaring over the canopy, or paddling down a river. If you don’t feel playful, you may always join a relaxing wildlife observation tour, soothe your muscles in the hot springs, indulge in a spa treatment, or just sit down in your hotel balcony and watch the mighty volcano. Time to rumble!

Services included:

  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided hike on lava fields at the foot of Arenal Volcano
  • Overnight accommodations

 

Day 7: En route to Quepos

Quepos, our final destination for the day, awaits on its superb location on the southern Pacific Coast. But do not underestimate the journey, as they usually say. En route, we will stop at the Rainforest Adventures Pacific Park for a thrilling adventure: we will climb a 50-meter-high waterfall and then fly over it all by zip-lining to a tree platform. But wait, it is not over yet: you still need to cross the Hanging Sky Bridge before reaching the safety of our forest trails. Finally, learn about the transitional forest as you hike along the beautiful natural trails in the company of your naturalist guide. A well-deserved lunch and a lovely drive along the coast will cap off this spectacular transfer!

Services included today:

  • Private overland transfer to Quepos
  • Rainforest Pacific Park adventure
  • Lunch
  • Overnight accommodations

 

Days 8-9: Quepos

Originally a sleepy fishing village, Quepos is a charming vacation spot full of surprises: Quaint hotels perched over hills offering exceptional sunset views, excellent sport fishing in its blue waters, whitewater rafting, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and, of course, Manuel Antonio National Park, which ranks as one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful parks with its display of white sand beaches, evergreen forest, and magnificent lookouts over the ocean. Enjoy!

Services included:

  • Daily breakfast
  • Overnight accommodations

 

Day 10 : Return home, energized and wiser

Time to bid farewell to this magnificent land. Your driver will take you to the airport in time for your departing flight. We hope you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Safe journeys…

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at your hotel (if schedule permits)
  • Flight back to San Jose
  • Private airport departure transfer

 

HOW TO REQUEST THIS TRIP

1-    Click on the REQUEST THIS TRIP button below

2-    Fill in the request form choosing your preferred hotels in each city from the drop-down menus

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4-    Upon receipt of your deposit, we will confirm your trip within 48 working hours. If one of your choice hotels is not available, we will confirm one of similar price and characteristics. If you are not happy with our selection, we will try a different property or refund your deposit immediately.

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Deposit for this trip: $500 per person.

If your trip begins within 90 days of your request, then full payment is due upon confirmation of services.

 

Cancellations and Refunds

Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. If you must cancel before departure, the following cancellation fee schedule applies:

More than 60 days prior to departure: Deposit is forfeited plus any non-refundable cancellation fees already advanced to airlines or hotels.

31-60 days prior to departure: 50% of cost

30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost