Tailor Made Costa Rica: Under a Rainforest Canopy

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Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Explore Costa Rica's verdant beauty and unspoiled biodiversity, crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges overlooking Arenal Volcano, discovering the breathtaking Osa Peninsula and keeping watch for three-toed sloths in tropical Tortuguero National Park.

A&K Advantages

  • Journey from cosmopolitan San José through the heart of wild Costa Rica, marveling at natural wonders, from the lush cloud forest to teeming Tortuguero and the pristine Osa Peninsula
  • Enjoy a bird's-eye view of life in the forest canopy from the Arenal Hanging Bridges, and view the Arenal Volcano
  • Visit Ecotermales Fortuna, and take a swim or soak in the hot springs
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park by boat, and learn about the latest sea turtle conservation efforts at the Sea Turtle Conservancy
  • Explore for two days in the wildlife-rich lowland rainforest and beaches of the Osa Peninsula, choosing from a wide range of activities, such as a guided night walk

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1

ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

DAY 2

ARENAL | BREATHTAKING RAINFOREST

DAY 3

ARENAL | HANGING BRIDGES & VOLCANO VIEWS

DAY 4

TORTUGUERO | RAINFOREST CREEKS & CANOPIES

DAY 5

TORTUGUERO | FAR MORE THAN SEA TURTLES

DAY 6

OSA PENINSULA | TIME TO RELAX

DAY 7

OSA PENINSULA | RAINFOREST EXPLORATIONS

DAY 8

OSA PENINSULA | YOUR CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES

DAY 9

SAN JOSÉ | AN EASY-GOING FINISH TO YOUR JOURNEY

DAY 10

DEPART SAN JOSÉ

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

DAY 1

ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Arrive in San José, the capital of Costa Rica, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Hotel Grano de Oro

DAY 2

ARENAL | BREATHTAKING RAINFOREST

Drive to Arenal Volcano National Park this morning, located within the vast Arenal Conservation Area, a haven for more than 500,000 acres of rainforest filled with rivers, lakes and old volcanic lava fields.

Nayara Gardens

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3

ARENAL | HANGING BRIDGES & VOLCANO VIEWS

Spend the day exploring the Arenal region, where you walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges for a bird’s-eye view at and above the treetops. Upon returning to ground level, walk along beautiful trails. Weather permitting, see views of Arenal Volcano itself. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy Ecotermales Fortuna, where you may take a dip or soak in the natural hot springs.

Nayara Gardens

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

TORTUGUERO | RAINFOREST CREEKS & CANOPIES

This morning, journey overland to San José and fly to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, arriving in charming Tortuguero to explore its narrow, tranquil creeks by boat in search of abundant wildlife.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

TORTUGUERO | FAR MORE THAN SEA TURTLES

Head by boat to Tortuguero National Park, home to howler monkeys, three-toed sloths, river otters, caimans, lizards and the strawberry poison dart frog. Later, stop at Tortuguero Village, visiting its school if it’s in session. Learn the history of the village as you stroll past colorful Afro-Caribbean homes, and meet with locals to learn about their way of life. Continue to the Sea Turtle Conservancy to gain insight into how species lay their eggs on Tortuguero Beach. During your visit, you have the opportunity to hear about the ongoing, impactful studies and the conservation efforts that are underway.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

OSA PENINSULA | TIME TO RELAX

Cross the Tortuguero River by boat, and fly to San José to connect with your flight to the Osa Peninsula — home to Corcovado National Park — where you check in to your award-winning ecolodge. Set within a 1,000-acre lowland tropical rainforest reserve, your accommodations overlook Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

OSA PENINSULA | RAINFOREST EXPLORATIONS

Begin a two-day exploration of the many natural splendors of Lapa Rios, enjoying the lush, verdant property and choosing from shared forest and wildlife activities, such as guided birdwatching; a hike to discover medicinal plants and learn about their roles in local culture and customs; a waterfall tour along the Carbonera River with a chance to swim beneath the falls; or a night walk through the rainforest, spotting indigenous nocturnal creatures, including bats, insects and kinkajous.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

OSA PENINSULA | YOUR CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES

Continue your sojourn at Lapa Rios, once again with the option to simply relax or choose from available activities, including those mentioned above as well as the Osa Walk rainforest trail hike, a tree-planting experience, a tour of ecologically sustainable projects, and a stroll through the beaches and forests near the laidback beach town of Matapalo.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9

SAN JOSÉ | AN EASY-GOING FINISH TO YOUR JOURNEY

Fly to San José, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax, explore or prepare for departure the following day.

Hotel Grano de Oro

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10

DEPART SAN JOSÉ

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Grano de Oro

Nayara Gardens

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Hotel Grano de Oro

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