Explore Costa Rica Costa Rica, Central America

Explore Costa Rica

Costa Rica, Central America

Hiking
Horseback riding
Rafting
Wildlife expedition
14 days
Easy
Accomodation, Transfer
Family-friendly, Friends, Individuals, For groups
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Overview

  • Costa Rica may be small but it offers big adventure.
  • This two-week tour ventures off the beaten path to a lush and wild world.
  • Stop in at a reforestation project, visit a sea turtle conservancy program, opt to zip-line through the jungle canopy, and have a soak in volcanic hot springs.
  • Riding a wave of “pura vida,” experience pure travel joy.

Donation

  • A selection of wildlife-focused tours endorsed by world renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
  • Your purchase of a Jane Goodall Collection tour helps the provider support the Jane Goodall Institute’s mission to protect wildlife and empower local communities.

Price Includes

Accommodation

Hotels (11 nts), rustic jungle lodge (2 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 

Tour Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Transfer & Transport
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Arrival transfer
Guided Tours
  • Boat tour and wildlife viewing in Tortuguero National Park
  • Guided nature walk in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Guided excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park


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San Jose

Tortuguero

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San Jose

Map

Itinerary

Day 1San José
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit a museum or the main plaza in the city centre. The plaza is a good place to people-watch. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for whatever is collected when the hat is passed. Artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere.
Day 2San José/Tortuguero
Travel to Tortuguero National Park and enjoy guided boat trips and wildlife viewing along canals and the coastal jungle. After, relax at our secluded lodge or take an optional night boat excursion. Enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast en route as we transfer by road then boat through 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. The tropical rainforest gives way to prime secluded beaches, ideal nesting grounds for green turtles (nesting July through October), loggerhead, hawksbill, and leatherback turtles (nesting March through June). We cannot guarantee you will see turtles, but that odds are fairly good from July through October.
Day 3Tortuguero
Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk. Search for caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced capuchin), sloths, and basilisk lizards. Also visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, a non-profit organization co-founded by Archie Carr, a National Geographic grantee. Learn about the research and conservation initiatives that have been instrumental in saving the Caribbean green turtle from extinction. There’s plenty of opportunity to see a variety of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife. In your downtime, relax at the secluded lodge on a hammock or at the pool or beach. You also have the option to take a kayaking excursion.
Day 4Tortuguero/La Fortuna
Depart early and visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative. Take a tour of the co-op and dig into a local lunch. Arrive in La Fortuna in the evening and relax at the pool as you take in views of the surrounding jungle and volcanoes.
Day 5La Fortuna
Explore La Fortuna with numerous optional activities. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Once the tortillas are ready, dig into a tasty “casado” — a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and your very own tortillas.
Day 6La Fortuna
Free day in La Fortuna. Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, soaking in local hot springs, or taking a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
Day 7La Fortuna/Monteverde
From La Fortuna, we make our way by road and boat up to the misty mountain air of the Monteverde cloud forest region. Spend two days exploring the town and nearby Forest Reserve, truly a bird lover’s paradise.
Day 8Monteverde
Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. You’ll also have some free time after to zipline, walk along hanging bridges, or explore the town.
Day 9Monteverde
Visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic-funded explorers and researchers studying the famed canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers before playing an active role in this project, visiting the National Geographic-sponsored research plot and planting trees, assisting in the nurseries, or collecting data. Enjoy free time to explore all that Monteverde has to offer. Saddle up and go horseback riding, zip line through the jungle canopy, wobble bravely over suspension bridges, or visit the butterfly garden and take close-up photos.
Day 10Monteverde/Manuel Antonio
Drive to Manuel Antonio. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches. The white-sand beaches and warm Pacific waters are the ideal atmosphere to relax at the end of your adventure. If you opt to chill out at the beach, be sure to walk out into the sea on the incredible natural sand formation that is shaped like a whale's tale when the tide goes out.
Day 11Manuel Antonio
Take an included day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park. After, enjoy free time at the beach.
Day 12Manuel Antonio
Free time to explore Manuel Antonio and the National Park with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby beaches.
Day 13Manuel Antonio/San José
Return to San José for an optional farewell dinner with the group.
Day 14San José
Depart at any time. Departure day, depart at any time.

Related Video

With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful is Costa Rica. This video may contain locations that this trek not contains.

What to Take

  • We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.
  • A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
  • Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person.
  • You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

Find more about the region

Donation

  • A selection of wildlife-focused tours endorsed by world renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
  • Your purchase of a Jane Goodall Collection tour helps the provider support the Jane Goodall Institute’s mission to protect wildlife and empower local communities.

Price Includes

Accommodation

Hotels (11 nts), rustic jungle lodge (2 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 

Tour Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Transfer & Transport
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Arrival transfer
Guided Tours
  • Boat tour and wildlife viewing in Tortuguero National Park
  • Guided nature walk in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Guided excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park


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Route

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San Jose

Tortuguero

+3 more

San Jose

Map

Itinerary

Day 1San José
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit a museum or the main plaza in the city centre. The plaza is a good place to people-watch. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for whatever is collected when the hat is passed. Artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere.
Day 2San José/Tortuguero
Travel to Tortuguero National Park and enjoy guided boat trips and wildlife viewing along canals and the coastal jungle. After, relax at our secluded lodge or take an optional night boat excursion. Enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast en route as we transfer by road then boat through 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. The tropical rainforest gives way to prime secluded beaches, ideal nesting grounds for green turtles (nesting July through October), loggerhead, hawksbill, and leatherback turtles (nesting March through June). We cannot guarantee you will see turtles, but that odds are fairly good from July through October.
Day 3Tortuguero
Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk. Search for caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced capuchin), sloths, and basilisk lizards. Also visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, a non-profit organization co-founded by Archie Carr, a National Geographic grantee. Learn about the research and conservation initiatives that have been instrumental in saving the Caribbean green turtle from extinction. There’s plenty of opportunity to see a variety of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife. In your downtime, relax at the secluded lodge on a hammock or at the pool or beach. You also have the option to take a kayaking excursion.
Day 4Tortuguero/La Fortuna
Depart early and visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative. Take a tour of the co-op and dig into a local lunch. Arrive in La Fortuna in the evening and relax at the pool as you take in views of the surrounding jungle and volcanoes.
Day 5La Fortuna
Explore La Fortuna with numerous optional activities. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Once the tortillas are ready, dig into a tasty “casado” — a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and your very own tortillas.
Day 6La Fortuna
Free day in La Fortuna. Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, soaking in local hot springs, or taking a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
Day 7La Fortuna/Monteverde
From La Fortuna, we make our way by road and boat up to the misty mountain air of the Monteverde cloud forest region. Spend two days exploring the town and nearby Forest Reserve, truly a bird lover’s paradise.
Day 8Monteverde
Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. You’ll also have some free time after to zipline, walk along hanging bridges, or explore the town.
Day 9Monteverde
Visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic-funded explorers and researchers studying the famed canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers before playing an active role in this project, visiting the National Geographic-sponsored research plot and planting trees, assisting in the nurseries, or collecting data. Enjoy free time to explore all that Monteverde has to offer. Saddle up and go horseback riding, zip line through the jungle canopy, wobble bravely over suspension bridges, or visit the butterfly garden and take close-up photos.
Day 10Monteverde/Manuel Antonio
Drive to Manuel Antonio. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches. The white-sand beaches and warm Pacific waters are the ideal atmosphere to relax at the end of your adventure. If you opt to chill out at the beach, be sure to walk out into the sea on the incredible natural sand formation that is shaped like a whale's tale when the tide goes out.
Day 11Manuel Antonio
Take an included day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park. After, enjoy free time at the beach.
Day 12Manuel Antonio
Free time to explore Manuel Antonio and the National Park with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby beaches.
Day 13Manuel Antonio/San José
Return to San José for an optional farewell dinner with the group.
Day 14San José
Depart at any time. Departure day, depart at any time.

Related Video

With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful is Costa Rica. This video may contain locations that this trek not contains.

What to Take

  • We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.
  • A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
  • Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person.
  • You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

Find more about the region

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14 days
⚡️ Only one seat left for this date.2019

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Sat, Nov 16

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