Tour Details

Duration: 10 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: $2,479 (per person in double occupancy based on low season rates)         REQUEST A QUOTE NOW

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose. Private transfer to hotel. Overnight

Day 2: Private transfer to airport. Fly to Osa Peninsula: Local explorations (B,L,D)

Days 3-4: Osa Peninsula: Local explorations (B,L,D)

Day 5: Fly back to San Jose. Private overland transfer to Arenal (B)

Day 6: Arenal: Guided hike on lava fields (B)

Day 7: Arenal: At leisure (B)

Day 8: Private overland transfer to Monteverde. Zip-line canopy tour (B)

Day 9: Monteverde: Private guided Monteverde Reserve tour (B)

Day 10: Private overland transfer to Central Valley (B)

Day 11: Private airport departure transfer (B)

 

Memorable Moments

  • Experience a primary rainforest in Osa Peninsula
  • Snorkel and watch wild dolphins in Caño Island
  • Admire Arenal Volcano’s perfect cone from your hotel balcony
  • Hike on lava fields at the foot of Arenal Volcano
  • Explore fabled Monteverde, the Switzerland of Costa Rica
  • Soaring over the canopy on a thrilling canopy tour
  • A romantic evening in your exquisite hotel overlooking the Central Valley

 

Places you will visit

Osa Peninsula

Arenal

Monteverde

Central Valley / San Jose

 

Trip Notes: Osa Peninsula is a rainforest habitat so high temperature, “small creatures”, and extreme humidity may be experienced during your visit. Please plan accordingly

 

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

 

Days 2-4: Osa Peninsula

A remote land of jungle forests and wild beaches, Osa Peninsula stands as the last remaining virgin forest in Central America. Osa is home to Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s National Park system where many endangered animal and plant species still thrive. Truly a paradise lost, this is a place where jaguars still roam the jungles, scarlet macaws fly freely over the canopy, and monkeys are found in numbers unmatched in all of Central America. The days in the jungle are fast-paced, with exciting activities such as sunrise bird watching tours, hikes in the forest and snorkeling off deserted islands. For the most intrepid, it is possible to arrange horseback rides, jungle biking excursions and scuba diving trips. The evenings are magical, relaxing on a hammock, searching for nocturnal animals, and listening to the sounds of the jungle under a clear, star-studded sky.

Services included:

  • Airport transfers in San Jose and Osa
  • Flight service from San Jose to Osa
  • Accommodations for three nights in Osa Peninsula
  • All meals at your lodge
  • Daily excursion program (click here to see inclusions per hotel)

 

Days 5-7: 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. During your stay, we have arranged a horseback ride to the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall and 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 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
  • Transfer to local airport in Osa Peninsula
  • Flight service from Osa to San Jose
  • Private overland transfer from San Jose to Arenal
  • Guided hike on lava fields at the foot of Arenal Volcano
  • Accommodations for three nights at your selected hotel in Arenal

 

Days 8-9: Monteverde

As the small community of Monteverde looms in the horizon the traveler begins to understand that he is bound for a magical land, one that he may have imagined many times as a child while listening to a fairy tale before retiring to sleep. Frequently draped in mist and clouds, Monteverde emanates a sense of ancient and enduring life. Algae, mosses and lichens get a foothold on the constantly wet surfaces, providing a place for orchids, bromeliads, ferns and innumerable other plants to cling to. Life is lived at a slow pace in the quaint village and farms, with locals minding their daily chores while constantly keeping a protecting eye on the lush surroundings. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles thrive in this idyllic environment, which may feel colder than you would have expected for a tropical country but which will leave a warm imprint in your soul.

Services included:

  • Daily breakfast
  • Private overland transfer from Arenal to Monteverde
  • Accommodations for two nights at your selected hotel
  • A search for the resplendent quetzal while exploring Monteverde Reserve
  • Soar over the canopy on a thrilling canopy tour

 

Day 10: The Central Valley, amid coffee plantations and tropical rivers

In shear contrast with the hustle and bustle of San Jose, the surrounding Central Valley is a fertile agricultural region made up of primary mountain forests, biological reserves, and coffee plantations. A delicate balance has been maintained between agricultural development and ecological preservation that can be seen in haciendas that still use traditional methods and the careful development of ecotourism activities that engage the local population allowing for the conservation of forests and rivers. Your last day will be spent at one of our boutique properties, a haven of peace and tranquility featuring stunning architecture, miles of private trails, a gourmet restaurant, spa service, and commanding vistas of the Valley

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Private overland transfer from Monteverde to the Central Valley
  • Accommodations for one night at your selected hotel

 

Day 11: Return home, energized and wiser

Time to bid farewell to this magnificent land. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your return flight. We hope you have enjoyed your vacation and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Safe journeys…

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • 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

3-    We will send you a free quote (with no obligations) based on your hotel preferences within 24 working hours. If you accept the quote and wish to secure your reservation, simply follow the payment instructions on your quote.

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.

From: $2,479 (per person in double occupancy based on low season rates)    REQUEST THIS TRIP NOW

*“From Rates” are estimated PER PERSON in double occupancy (two people sharing the same room) and correspond to LOW season. Prices may vary depending on season, holidays, and type of accommodation. For an accurate quote, please fill out the request form. We will return your inquiry within 24 working hours.

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