Discover Costa Rica from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Coast. From San Jose, travel north to Tortuguero National Park, visit the Arenal Volcano and drive through ever-changing scenery to Monteverde Cloud Forest before returning to San Jose. This is a comprehensive journey of the best that Costa Rica has to offer.

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Why We Love It

Contrasting Tortuguero; explore jungle waterways on one side and kick back on a Caribbean beach on the other.

The Arenal Volcano, sitting in Costa Rica's northern lowlands district, with a perfect symmetrical shape.

Chance to experience the Monteverde Cloud Forest from hanging bridges, zip lines and suspension bridges.

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Day 1

San Jose

On arrival in San Jose, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

San Jose - Tortuguero

You will be transferred to the dock for a cruise through the canals with spectacular wildlife viewing to the tiny Caribbean village of Tortuguero, a true paradise where there are no cars on the streets and nature literally bursts into the village. On one side of the village, rivers and waterways beckon you to paddle deep into the jungle, while on the other side, a Caribbean beach welcomes thousands of sea turtles each year. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Tortuguero

Today is yours to explore the exotic paradise of Tortuguero on foot and by boat and encounter an enormous variety of flora and fauna. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Tortuguero - Arenal

After breakfast, transfer by boat and road to the Arenal Volcano district. Sitting within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is tall and imposing with a reputation that precedes it. Its perfect symmetrical shape makes it a photographer’s dream and, until recently, it was Costa Rica’s most active volcano. (B)(L)

Day 5

Arenal

This morning is at your leisure to enjoy optional activities. Spend the afternoon on a sightseeing excursion of the area surrounding Arenal Volcano and swim in the volcanic hot springs. (B)(D)

Day 6

Arenal - Monteverde

Today you will travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The reserve will astound you with its beauty and amazing biodiversity. Wind sculpted woodlands give way to rainforests where tall trees rise high into the sky. The climate of the Cloud Forest has helped shape an amazing set of creatures that call the reserve home, from the jaguar and Baird’s tapir to the famously resplendent quetzal. (B)

Day 7

Monteverde

Today enjoy an exciting trip to Selvatura Canopy, a network of suspension bridges and trails built deep within the primary cloud forest. It’s cables and platforms are built into the cloud forest rather than above it, allowing you to feel truly immersed within the forested environment. In total, there are 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms that stretch over three kilometres, the longest cable length of any canopy excursion in Costa Rica. (B)

Day 8

Monteverde - San Jose

Return by road to San Jose for one more night in the city. (B)

Day 9

San Jose

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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