Wild Costa Rica
13 Days

ITINERARY

13 Days: San Jose, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo De Limon, Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano & Pacific Beach

Tour Overview:
Experience an incredible journey on the Pacuare River. Relax in Puerto Viejo de Limon on the South Caribbean coast. Visit Cahuita National Park with its large coral reef and great hiking trails. In Tortuguero National Park, learn about the protection of the sea turtles. While in the Arenal Volcano area, you will visit the famous Tabacon Hot Springs, hike to the Rio Celeste’s waterfall, and take the Sky Tram and Sky Trek, an aerial tram ride up the mountain and Zip lining through the rainforest canopy. Your Costa Rica adventure ends with relaxing days on the Pacific Ocean beaches.

Day 1 – Arrive San Jose

Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica. You are welcomed and transferred to the hotel where you will be staying the first night in Costa Rica.


Day 2 – San Jose – Pacuare River

Early in the morning, you will be driven to the Pacuare River for a day of adventure and adrenaline. A professional guide and the right equipment will be waiting upon your arrival to the river; after some safety instructions, you will start on this incredible rafting journey. In the water, you will experience the exhilaration of riding the waves on this wild and scenic river, which passes through scenic canyons where crystal-clear waterfalls plummet down into the rapidly coursing river below. Tall trees and dense green vegetation come right down to the water’s edge. The thick undergrowth of this protected area provides shelter for a variety tropical animals and birds, including some endangered species. When you arrive at the selected Lodge, you will find a unique jungle oasis nestled in a most remarkable setting. After a hearty lunch, you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (BLD)


Day 3 – Pacuare River – Puerto Viejo De Limon

In the morning, you will awaken to a harmonious melody created by the sound of the river rushing by and the sweet songs of the tropical birds from the thick of the forest. After a delicious buffet breakfast, you will launch the rafts again for the second day of the river expedition. Rafting becomes even more thrilling as you begin to use the skills and experience gained the day before. You may stop to explore side streams that lead to striking waterfalls and pools with a natural waterslide that tempts you to jump. Lunch will be served along the river, and when reaching the take out, you can change into dry clothes and head to Puerto Viejo de Limon and stay two nights at the selected hotel. The South Caribbean coast is a truly wonderful place and very particular, of the rest of the country. It has become a place of leisure for those looking to relax on your vacation and enjoy the sun, the beach and the sea breeze. But also offers to each visitor a cultural mix that is noticed in their small and rustic hotels and its varied and exquisite traditional Afro-Caribbean food. (BL)


Day 4 – Puerto Viejo De Limon

Today you will visit the Cahuita National Park that features the largest coral reefs in Southern Central America as well as great hiking trails with lots of wildlife. The excursion combines a boat ride, snorkeling and hiking. Once arrive to Punta Cahuita you can put on snorkel gear to explore first-hand the “under water tropical forest” with many varieties of corals and colorful fishes. You will then land for a guided rainforest hike, with comprehensive information on this particular area. Monkeys, sloth, several reptiles, frogs and beautiful insects are common sights. (BL)


Day 5 – Puerto Viejo De Limon – Tortuguero

Today you will continue to the northern Costa Rican Caribbean, passing across the town of Guapiles to continue to the local pier, where we will take a relaxing trip of more than an hour by boat through access channels to Tortuguero, surrounded by lush rainforest that will enable you to enjoy a rich diversity of flora and fauna. During the trip, you will observe various types of birds, reptiles, monkeys, among other animals. Upon arriving at the selected Lodge, you will receive a brief of the activities to follow and recommendations to be taken into consideration when staying in the area. In the afternoon, we will visit the picturesque village of Tortuguero where you will learn about the lifestyle of local residents who use bicycles as a means of transport within the small town and who have made tourism its main source of income. (BLD)


Day 6 – Tortuguero

Today, we will visit Tortuguero National Park that will dazzle you with its enormous biodiversity. From the boat, you can feel a pure contact with nature in a paradise that offers visitors 2000 species of plants and 400 species of trees, just as you can observe some of the 405 bird species. Among mammals is white-faced monkeys and howler monkeys, three-toed sloths, plus some endangered species such as the jaguar, ocelot and the tapir, which is the largest in the rain forests of Latin America. There is also presence of crocodiles, different species of turtles and freshwater fish. Tortuguero will definitely offer a unique and unforgettable experience. (BLD)


Day 7 – Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano

By midmorning, we will board again from the selected lodge through the local pier, enjoying again the biodiversity present along the canals. Then, we will continue by road to the town of Guapiles where you can enjoy a delicious lunch and then continue to the northern plains of Costa Rica. This route offers beautiful scenery accompanied by picturesque rural towns until reach La Fortuna de San Carlos. At this point, if weather conditions are favorable you will admire the mighty Arenal Volcano will welcome you with its impressive perfect conic shape. This volcano has been active since 1969 and it has become one of the world’s most active volcanoes and one of Costa Rica’s main highlights. Check In at the Arenal volcano selected hotel, where you will find a unique blend between the hospitality of the local culture and the warm tropical climate, making your escape an unparalleled experience for the next three nights.
During the evening, you will visit the world famous Tabacón Hot Springs. These natural hot springs features a hot river that flows through a series of pools. From cascading falls to tropical gardens, the hot springs are the result of rainwater heated by magma in the Earth’s interior. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth’s rocky crust; this way, waters become very benefic to your body because of its temperature that helps to relax muscles, clean pores and rejuvenate the skin. Tabacón has a unique location full of natural jewels that definitely you cannot miss staying at Arenal Volcano area. (BLD)


Day 8 – Arenal Volcano

During the morning you will Visit to the Sky Adventures Park, where you will find the Sky Tram & Sky Trek. This tour combines the ascent to the top of the mountain by an aerial tram, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Arenal Lake, while the descent is through the famous canopy tour (Zip Lines), which goes from one mountain to another, making you feel the adventure and fun. (B)


Day 9 – Arenal Volcano

Today, you will take a hike to the Rio Celeste’s waterfall. Undoubtedly, as the name says, Celeste River is a natural wonder and unique in Costa Rica. Located at the Tenorio Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste gets its color from different volcanic minerals. Local legend says that when God finished painting the heaven, he washed the brush in the Rio Celeste saving the privilege of watching the enchanting river just for a few adventurers. Surely, this will be one of the most unforgettable highlights of your trip to of Costa Rica. (B)


Day 10 – Arenal Volcano – Pacific Beach

Today you will continue your journey to the beautiful and paradisiacal beaches of the Costa Rican Pacific, which are known throughout the world especially for their impressive combination of tropical forests and multicolored beaches. You will have the option to stay either in the Guanacaste area or in the Manuel Antonio area. (B)


Day 11-12 – Pacific Beach

These days are at leisure to rest, enjoy the sun and the beach and also eventually explore on your own some of the optional excursions (extra cost) offered in the area. Some of these activities are: Hiking in National Parks, Canopy, boat tours and many other activities. (B)


Day 13 – Pacific Beach – International Airport

After enjoying some unforgettable days in Costa Rica, for this day is scheduled to return to the International Airport. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
First-Class
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 02 - Jan 14 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 09 - Jan 21 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 16 - Jan 28 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 23 - Feb 04 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 30 - Feb 11 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 06 - Feb 18 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 13 - Feb 25 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 20 - Mar 04 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 27 - Mar 11 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 06 - Mar 18 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 13 - Mar 25 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 20 - Apr 01 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 27 - Apr 08 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 03 - Apr 15 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 10 - Apr 22 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 17 - Apr 29 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 24 - May 08 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
May 01 - May 13 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
May 08 - May 20 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
May 15 - May 27 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
May 22 - Jun 03 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
May 29 - Jun 10 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 05 - Jun 17 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 12 - Jun 24 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 19 - Jul 01 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 26 - Jul 08 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jul 03 - Jul 15 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 10 - Jul 22 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 17 - Jul 29 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 24 - Aug 05 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 31 - Aug 12 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 07 - Aug 19 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 14 - Aug 26 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 21 - Sep 02 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 28 - Sep 09 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 04 - Sep 16 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 11 - Sep 23 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 18 - Sep 30 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 25 - Oct 07 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 02 - Oct 14 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 09 - Oct 21 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 16 - Oct 28 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 23 - Nov 04 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 30 - Nov 11 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
SUPPLEMENT FOR 3 NIGHTS: UPGRADE PACIFIC AREA HOTEL
Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Jan - Dec, 2021 CAD 1,125 CAD 2,250
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Jan 05 - Mar 26, 2021 CAD 1,190 CAD 2,380
Mar 27 - Apr 03, 2021 CAD 1,685 CAD 3,360
Apr 04 - Dec 10, 2021 CAD 730 CAD 1,455
Deluxe
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 02 - Jan 14 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Jan 09 - Jan 21 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Jan 16 - Jan 28 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Jan 23 - Feb 04 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Jan 30 - Feb 11 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Feb 06 - Feb 18 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Feb 13 - Feb 25 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Feb 20 - Mar 04 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Feb 27 - Mar 11 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Mar 06 - Mar 18 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Mar 13 - Mar 25 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Mar 20 - Apr 01 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Mar 27 - Apr 08 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Apr 03 - Apr 15 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Apr 10 - Apr 22 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Apr 17 - Apr 29 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
Apr 24 - May 08 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,155
May 01 - May 13 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
May 08 - May 20 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
May 15 - May 27 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
May 22 - Jun 03 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
May 29 - Jun 10 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
Jun 05 - Jun 17 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
Jun 12 - Jun 24 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
Jun 19 - Jul 01 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
Jun 26 - Jul 08 CAD 3,830 CAD 5,070
Jul 03 - Jul 15 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Jul 10 - Jul 22 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Jul 17 - Jul 29 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Jul 24 - Aug 05 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Jul 31 - Aug 12 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Aug 07 - Aug 19 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Aug 14 - Aug 26 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Aug 21 - Sep 02 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Aug 28 - Sep 09 CAD 3,945 CAD 5,260
Sep 04 - Sep 16 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Sep 11 - Sep 23 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Sep 18 - Sep 30 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Sep 25 - Oct 07 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Oct 02 - Oct 14 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Oct 09 - Oct 21 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Oct 16 - Oct 28 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Oct 23 - Nov 04 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Oct 30 - Nov 11 CAD 3,870 CAD 5,110
Nov 06 - Nov 18 CAD 4,100 CAD 5,940
Nov 13 - Nov 25 CAD 4,100 CAD 5,940
Nov 20 - Dec 02 CAD 4,100 CAD 5,940
Nov 27 - Dec 09 CAD 4,100 CAD 5,940
SUPPLEMENT FOR 3 NIGHTS: UPGRADE PACIFIC AREA HOTEL
Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Jan - Dec, 2021 CAD 1,125 CAD 2,250
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Jan 05 - Mar 26, 2021 CAD 1,190 CAD 2,380
Mar 27 - Apr 03, 2021 CAD 1,685 CAD 3,360
Apr 04 - Dec 10, 2021 CAD 730 CAD 1,455
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day. Please check for private tour rates.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request
* Rates not valid for travel during Holly weeks of Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving and Easter.
Accommodations:
FIRST CLASS
Destination Property Room type
San José Sleep Inn Standard
Pacuare River Exploradores Outdoors Tent
Puerto Viejo Limón Cariblue Standard
Tortuguero Laguna Lodge Standard
Arenal Volcano Magic Mountain Standard
Pacific Beach Hotel Nammbu Deluxe
DELUXE
Destination Property Room type
San José Crowne Plaza Corobicí Standard
Pacuare River Rios Tropicales Deluxe
Puerto Viejo Limón Namuwoki Deluxe
Tortuguero Pachira Lodge Standard
Arenal Volcano Volcano Lodge Springs Superior
Pacific Beach Hotel Nammbu Deluxe
2022
First-Class
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 01 - Jan 13 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 08 - Jan 20 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 15 - Jan 27 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 22 - Feb 03 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Jan 29 - Feb 10 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 05 -Feb 17 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 12 - Feb 24 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 19 - Mar 03 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Feb 26 - Mar 10 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 05 - Mar 17 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 12 - Mar 24 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 19 - Mar 31 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Mar 26 - Apr 07 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 02 - Apr 14 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 09 - Apr 21 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 16 - Apr 28 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 23 - May 05 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
Apr 30 - May 12 CAD 3,660 CAD 4,805
May 07 - May 19 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
May 14 - May 26 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
May 21 - Jun 02 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
May 28 - Jun 09 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 04 - Jun 16 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 11 - Jun 23 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 18 - Jun 30 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jun 25 - Jul 07 CAD 3,610 CAD 4,720
Jul 02 - Jul 14 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 09 - Jul 21 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 16 - Jul 28 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 23 - Aug 04 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Jul 30 - Aug 11 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 06 - Aug 18 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 13 - Aug 25 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 20 - Sep 01 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Aug 27 - Sep 08 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 03 - Sep 15 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 10 - Sep 22 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 17 - Sep 29 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Sep 24 - Oct 06 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 01 - Oct 13 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 08 - Oct 20 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 15 - Oct 27 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 22 - Nov 03 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Oct 29 - Nov 10 CAD 3,665 CAD 4,780
Nov 05 - Nov 17 On Request On Request
Nov 12 - Nov 24 On Request On Request
Nov 19 - Dec 01 On Request On Request
Nov 26 - Dec 08 On Request On Request
Deluxe
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 01 - Jan 13 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Jan 08 - Jan 20 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Jan 15 - Jan 27 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Jan 22 - Feb 03 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Jan 29 - Feb 10 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Feb 05 -Feb 17 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Feb 12 - Feb 24 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Feb 19 - Mar 03 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Feb 26 - Mar 10 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Mar 05 - Mar 17 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Mar 12 - Mar 24 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Mar 19 - Mar 31 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Mar 26 - Apr 07 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Apr 02 - Apr 14 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Apr 09 - Apr 21 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Apr 16 - Apr 28 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Apr 23 - May 05 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
Apr 30 - May 12 CAD 3,920 CAD 5,280
May 07 - May 19 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
May 14 - May 26 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
May 21 - Jun 02 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
May 28 - Jun 09 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
Jun 04 - Jun 16 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
Jun 11 - Jun 23 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
Jun 18 - Jun 30 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
Jun 25 - Jul 07 CAD 3,880 CAD 5,195
Jul 02 - Jul 14 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Jul 09 - Jul 21 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Jul 16 - Jul 28 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Jul 23 - Aug 04 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Jul 30 - Aug 11 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Aug 06 - Aug 18 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Aug 13 - Aug 25 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Aug 20 - Sep 01 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Aug 27 - Sep 08 CAD 4,010 CAD 5,390
Sep 03 - Sep 15 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Sep 10 - Sep 22 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Sep 17 - Sep 29 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Sep 24 - Oct 06 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Oct 01 - Oct 13 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Oct 08 - Oct 20 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Oct 15 - Oct 27 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Oct 22 - Nov 03 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Oct 29 - Nov 10 CAD 3,935 CAD 5,225
Nov 05 - Nov 17 CAD 3,960 CAD 5,270
Nov 12 - Nov 24 CAD 3,960 CAD 5,270
Nov 19 - Dec 01 CAD 3,960 CAD 5,270
Nov 26 - Dec 08 CAD 3,960 CAD 5,270
SUPPLEMENT FOR 3 NIGHTS: UPGRADE PACIFIC AREA HOTEL
Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Jan - Dec, 2022
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Jan 05 - Mar 26, 2022
Mar 27 - Apr 03, 2022
Apr 04 - Dec 10, 2022
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day. Please check for private tour rates.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request
* Rates not valid for travel during Holly weeks of Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving and Easter.
Accommodations:
FIRST CLASS
Destination Property Room type
San José Sleep Inn Standard
Pacuare River Exploradores Outdoors Tent
Puerto Viejo Limón Cariblue Standard
Tortuguero Laguna Lodge Standard
Arenal Volcano Magic Mountain Standard
Pacific Beach Hotel Nammbu Deluxe
DELUXE
Destination Property Room type
San José Crowne Plaza Corobicí Standard
Pacuare River Rios Tropicales Deluxe
Puerto Viejo Limón Namuwoki Deluxe
Tortuguero Pachira Lodge Standard
Arenal Volcano Volcano Lodge Springs Superior
Pacific Beach Hotel Nammbu Deluxe

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Regular transportation from Juan Santamaria Int’l Airport (SJO) to San Jose.
  • 12 nights accommodation at the selected hotel
  • Pacuare White Water Rafting River Class III & IV
  • Regular full day Cahuita National Park (Snorkeling & Walk)
  • Regular transfer from Puerto Viejo de Limón to Guapiles connecting point
  • Tour to the secondary Tortuguero canals and visit to the Tortuguero Village.
  • Regular transfer from Guapiles connecting point to Arenal Volcano
  • Visit to Tabacon Hot Springs.
  • Regular half day Sky Adventures Park
  • Regular full day Río Celeste & Tenorio Volcano National Park hike tour.
  • Regular transfer from Arenal Volcano to Beach Destination
  • Regular transfer from Beach Deestination to selected Int’l Airport (LIR or SJO*)
  • 09 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 4 dinners

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