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Costa RicaExperience the wildlife of Costa Rica

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Calling all nature & wildlife enthusiasts! Spend 9 glorious days in lush Costa Rican jungles. Set off on bird watching excursions, boat trips, and nature hikes during which you will see unique wildlife, like capuchin monkeys, coatis, morpho butterflies, and sloths! Of course, you will also have time for relaxation on the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. Grab your sun screen, pack your hiki...

Calling all nature & wildlife enthusiasts! Spend 9 glorious days in lush Costa Rican jungles. Set off on bird watching excursions, boat trips, and nature hikes during which you will see unique wildlife, like capuchin monkeys, coatis, morpho butterflies, and sloths! Of course, you will also have time for relaxation on the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. Grab your sun screen, pack your hiking shoes and get active!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!

Let the adventure begin!

• Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport

• You'll also receive a detailed travel kit

Transfer to your hotel

Visited:
Heredia
Accommodation
Night at Bougainvillea Hotel (Heredia)

Day 2: Arenal Volcano

Meet your private guide and hit the road towards La Fortuna

• Go for a bird watching experience around the property of Arenal Observatory Lodge

Visited:
La Fortuna
Accommodation
Arenal Observatory Lodge (La Fortuna)

Day 3: Caño Negro experience

• Set off on a full day guided excursion around Caño Negro, one of the most amazing trips for bird & wildlife viewing

• Learn about Costa Rican agriculture plantations such as yuca, papaya, pineapple, sugar cane and orange

• Embark on a boat trip on Rio Frio. On this 2 ½ hour journey you will see Egrets, Herons, Monkeys, Caimans, Iguanas, bats and a variety of flora

Visited:
La Fortuna
Accommodation
Arenal Observatory Lodge (La Fortuna)

Day 4: Off to Manuel Antonio

• Hop in a private transfer to the Manuel Antonio area

• Enjoy a free time in the afternoon

Go for a stroll around your hotel’s private reservation with your guide

Accommodation
Si Como No (Manuel Antonio)

Day 5: Park excursion

​• Meet your guide for a private visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park (closed Mondays)

• The park offers easy hiking trails and is a fantastic place to spot wildlife: capuchin monkeys, coatis, morpho butterflies and sloths

• After the visit, you will have time to go swimming and enjoy the beach

Accommodation
Si Como No (Manuel Antonio)

Day 6: Sierpe

Osa peninsula...

• Embark on a boat trip down the Sierpe River passing stunning mangrove wetlands to reach your lodge near Osa peninsula

​• Arrive at Aguila de Osa before lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
Manuel AntonioOsa
Accommodation
Aguila de Osa (Osa)

Day 7: Corcovado National Park hike

• Set off to Corcovado National Park, the last remaining Pacific rainforest in Central America, often called “the most biologically intense place on earth"

• During the morning hike, your guide will point out many of the diverse species along the trail

• You may see white-faced, spider and howler monkeys, white-lipped peccaries, scarlet macaws, coati and countless other birds and insects

• Take a break for lunch, followed by hike to a beautiful waterfall

Accommodation
Aguila de Osa (Osa)

Day 8: Flight to San José

Transfer by boat and by minivan, to the airport for the return flight to San José

• Upon arrival, private transfer to your resort in the Alajuela mountains

• Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure

Visited:
San José
Accommodation
Night at Xandari Resort & Spa (Alajuela)

Day 9: Departure

• A private transfer will take you to Juan Santamaría International Airport

Where to next?

Visited:
San Jose, la vallée Centrale et la côte Pacifique Centrale, San José

HerediaLa FortunaManuel AntonioArenal Volcano National ParkOsaCorcovado National ParkSan JoséSan Jose, la vallée Centrale et la côte Pacifique Centrale

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indcluded
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Costa Rica
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Veronika, in Costa Rica will inform you of any changes to your flights
We also welcome you to book your flights directly through our partner site.

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