Costa Rica Tours
11-day Nature Explorer
This trip is the same as our 9-day Independent Nature Explorer with the additional excitement of a two-day whitewater rafting trip on the Pacuare River.
1st Day: Arrive in Costa Rica and spend the night at a turn-of-the-century coffee plantation home, converted into a charming bed and breakfast hotel.
2nd & 3rd Day: Travel through banana plantations to the Reventazón River, then journey on a river boat up the system of rivers and canals to Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll stay at a jungle lodge, hike in the rain forest, walk along the Caribbean beaches, and explore the jungle waterways by boat.
4th & 5th Day: Travel by launch along the Nicaraguan border and down the Rio Sarapiqui, and then by van to the Tilajari Resort. You’ll go on an evening tour to the Arenal Volcano, visit the Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve, swim in hot mineral springs, horseback ride and more.
6th & 7th Day: Travel to Monteverde for a two-night stay. Tour the Monteverde Cloud Forest, the Butterfly farm and the arts and crafts galleries. You may choose to add a canopy walk or zip line tour (optional).
8th Day: Visit the Poás volcano and the crafts town of Sarchi, then return for a final night in San José.
9th Day: Raft down the Pacuare River, one of the most exotic and scenic rivers in the world, then spend the night at the Pacuare Lodge, a jungle lodge nestled in the middle of an enchanting rainforest.
10th Day: Continue your journey down the river with even more challenging rapids and a stop at pristine waterfalls and natural waterslides. Then return to San Jose for a final night in Costa Rica.
11th Day: Enjoy a last tropical breakfast at the hotel before departing this beautiful little country at the center of the Americas.
What's included: All lodging, meals (except in San José), transportation and tours. Minimum: 2 persons.
Best Time: All year
Minimum Number of Persons: Two
*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.