The Best of Costa Rica Independent Adventure
10 days from San Jose to San Jose
From $ 999
Duration10 days

Can't decide between the jungle, volcanoes, or the beach? Do all three on this 10-day independent journey that proves why Costa Rica is world-renowned for its natural beauty. Start by cruising the remote rainforests of Tortuguero (no roads here!) before heading to volcano country. Stay at the foot of Arenal Volcano and explore the rivers, trails, and hot springs of the area before chasing sun and sea in Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf, and great weather.

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  • Duration: 10 days
    Service level: Upgraded
  • Starts in: San Jose
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: San Jose
    Ages: 12+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: San José

Start place: San Jose

You will be met at San José International Airport and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

End place: San Jose

Day 2: San José/Tortuguero

Start place: San Jose

In the morning, transfer by road then by boat to the famous canals of Tortuguero. This tropical eco-paradise is home to countless bird and animal species, and you will have many opportunities to view and photograph wildlife.

Plenty of opportunity to see a variety of birds, monkeys and other wildlife. Relax at the secluded lodge on a hammock or at the pool or beach. Opt to take a night excursion or go kayaking.
Travel to Tortuguero NP and enjoy a guided boat trip and wildlife viewing in the canals and coastal jungle. In leisure time, relax at the secluded lodge or opt to go kayaking. *Please note that the entrance fee of $10 USD per person into the national park is not included.

End place: Tortuguero

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Tortuguero

Start place: Tortuguero

Enjoy a guided tour of the Tortuguero canals. Keep your eyes peeled for toucans, parrots, herons, kingfishers, fishing bats, three-toed sloths, iguanas, and howler, white-faced and spider monkeys. Try to spot the tracks of river otters, collared peccaries, and Baird’s tapirs on the banks of the rivers and canals. Watch for caiman swimming in the waterways.

End place: Tortuguero

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Tortuguero/La Fortuna

Start place: Tortuguero

In the morning, transfer to your hotel near the Arenal Volcano, arriving mid-afternoon. This area is full of exciting and wonderful things to do: whether it's checking out the popular hot springs, La Fortuna's Waterfall, the Venado Caves or the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
Transfer to the Arenal region. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and opt to soak in the hot springs.

End place: La Fortuna

Meals: B
Day 5: La Fortuna

Start place: La Fortuna

La Fortuna is one of the centres of adventure travel in Costa Rica. Options include river rafting, mountain biking, caving, or horseback riding. Don’t forget about the hot springs, heated directly by the lava underneath the Arenal Volcano.
Today is free and there are a number of adventure activities available. Feeling lazy? Take some time to rest and relax at the hotel.

End place: La Fortuna

Meals: B
Day 6: La Fortuna/Guanacaste

Start place: La Fortuna

Travel west through the province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Spend time enjoying the long stretches of beautiful black sand beaches, considered some of the country's best for swimming and surfing.
Transfer to the Guanacaste coast. Opt to surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach, or hang out in the shade of a palm tree.

End place: Guanacaste

Meals: B
Day 7-8: Guanacaste

Start place: Guanacaste

Spend your day taking in the sun and sea, participating in optional activities such as surfing, fishing, golf, horseback riding, cycling, boating or snorkeling.
Spend time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful beach.

End place: Guanacaste

Meals: B
Day 9: Guanacaste/San José

Start place: Guanacaste

Transfer back to the capital for the last night.

End place: San Jose

Meals: B
Day 10: San José

Start place: San Jose

Depart at any time.

End place: San Jose

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Arrival transfer
  • Guided tours of the Tortuguero Canals and National Park (entrance fee not included)
  • Free time in La Fortuna and Tamarindo
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Shared shuttle/van, Boat, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (9 nts)
  • Meals

    9 breakfasts,
    2 lunches,
    2 dinners

Dates & availability: The Best of Costa Rica Independent Adventure

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