Costa Rica Tours
9-day Nature Explorer
This trip is the same as our 7-day Independent Nature Explorer with two additional days to experience even more of the beauty of Costa Rica.
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: 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.