Nature Lover 9-Day
Starting at $1,498 per person
Ecotourism Costa Rica is popular due to its rich biodiversity and immense ecosystem. With this itinerary you’ll visit the Los Angeles Cloud Forest, partake in a guided Nature Hike, experience the Arenal Volcano & Thermal Hotsprings Resort, take wildlife float trip through the Rainforest on the Rio Penas Blancas, and much more!
Day 1 – Arrival & Transfer to the Los Angeles Cloud Forest
Today you’ll arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose where your friendly Green Frog Adventures Guide will be waiting to transport you to your first exotic destination. From San Jose we’ll start making our way up into the highlands of Costa Rica into the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Our hotel for the next couple of nights is set on its own massive Wildlife Reserve and is in our opinion, one of the most serine, tranquil places on Earth.
Meals: No Meals Today
Day 2 – Guided Nature Hike
Wake at your leisure and after a delicious breakfast we’ve scheduled a private Nature Hike for you. The forest has a multitude of trails that cater to all ability levels and we’ll provide a professional Naturalist Guide to point out and explain all of the forest’s hidden treasures. The rest of the Afternoon/Evening are yours to relax and enjoy this amazing paradise.
Day 3 – Transfer to Arenal Volcano & Thermal Hotsprings Resort
Today, after breakfast, we’ll start making our way to our next exotic location. La Fortuna is a quaint little mountain town located at the base of Costa Rica’s most active volcano, Volcan Arenal. Then, the afternoon and evening are yours to soak your weary bones in one of the steaming thermal pools at the resort located at the base of the volcano. Sip on a rum filled coconut at the swim up bar while you watch the volcano explode. Soak long into the evening then settle in for a well-deserved night’s sleep.
Day 4 – Arenal Hanging Bridges
Arenal Hanging Bridges is one the most beautiful environmental friendly projects in Costa Rica. Located in front of the Arenal Volcano, within the corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America, the trails and bridges of this project will bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rainforest. Walk right into the forest, thanks to the imposing hanging bridges overlooking the canopy and our easy, safe and beautiful trails with stunning views of the Volcano.
Day 5 – Wildlife Float Trip on the Penas Blancas River
Today we’ll start the day with a wildlife float trip through the Rainforest on the Rio Penas Blancas.
You’ll see hundreds tropical bird species, monkeys and sloth, reptiles of all sorts including caimans and huge iguanas, and tons of other exotic creatures.
This is truly one of the most pristine and savagely beautiful places on earth.
Day 6 – Tropical Butterfly Pavilion, Dart Frogs & Serpentarium
Today you get up close and personal with some of the most exotically beautiful and sometimes deadly creatures in the world.
You’ll see stunningly colorful Poison Dart Frogs, Blue Morpho Butterflies emerging from their Chrysalis and Lizards and snakes that defy description.
Bring an extra Memory stick for this one!!
Day 7 – Transfer to Manuel Antonio Beach
Today we’ll rise early and start heading toward Manuel Antonio one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches.
You’ll be basking under the tropical rays on the white sandy beach and swimming in the warm, crystal blue-green Pacific in no time at all.
That evening, you can take a delightful walk along the beach and watch the sun as it slowly descends into the sea.
Day 8 – Sea Kayaking in the Mangroves
Today we’ll do a Sea Kayaking Trip to one of the area’s exotic Mangrove Swamps where we’re virtually assured of seeing dozens of species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and many other exotic creatures that inhabit these unique and strange ecosystems.
Day 9 – Transfer to San Jose & Adios
We’ll provide a Private Shuttle that will take you directly from your Hotel to the Passenger drop-off at the Airport.
You’ll depart with amazing memories of the Perfect Tropical Family Vacation.
- All Domestic Transportation
- Expert Drivers
- Professional Bilingual Guides
- 2 nights Los Angeles Cloud Forest
- 4 nights Hotel in La Fortuna
- 2 nights Hotel in Manuel Antonio
- Guided Hike in Los Angeles Cloud Forest
- Entrance to Thermal Hotsprings Resort
- Arenal Hanging Bridges
- Wildlife Float Trip (Penas Blancas River)
- Dart Frog / Butterfly / Reptile Exhibit
- Mangrove Tour
- 8 breakfasts