Costa Rica Tours
14-day Nature Explorer
This trip begins with our 9-day Nature Explorer and then adds three nights at Marenco Biological Reserve, including Caño Island and Corcovado National Park, and a day of whitewater rafting on the Reventazón 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, 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 night in San José.
9th thru 11th Days: Travel by plane and boat to Punto Marenco Lodge, where you’ll spend the next three nights and four days. You’ll visit Caño Island, where you can hike, swim, and snorkel (scuba is available by special arrangement), and travel by boat to Corcovado National Park, to hike through its rainforest and explore its secluded beaches.
12th Day: After breakfast, return to San Jose.
13th Day: Spend the day whitewater rafting down the Reventazón River—the water is warm, the rapids are thrilling and the lush tropical scenery is magnificent. Return in the late afternoon to San José for a final night in Costa Rica.
14th 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.