Starting at $1,598 per person
Tortuguero Costa Rica is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and home to eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. Accessible only by boat or plane, Tortuguero National Park is home to some of the most unspoiled coastal rainforest in Central America.
Day 1 – Arrive in San Jose
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 on this Costa Rican adventure vacation. From the airport we’ll take the short drive up into the mountains overlooking San Jose to our lovely hotel for the evening. Once we arrive you can enjoy an authentic Costa Rican meal as you gaze out at the San Jose Valley far below.
Meals: No meals included today.
Day 2 – Transfer to Tortuguero
Today we’ll start making our way to our first exotic destination.
Accessible only by boat or plane, Tortuguero National Park is home to some of the most unspoiled coastal rainforest in Central America.
The park is loaded with hundreds of tropical species and is one of the best places in the world for sighting nesting sea turtles and their emerging baby turtles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Canal Tour & Turtle Nesting
We’ll start the day with a boat ride through the many canals that traverse the park. You’ll see hundreds of exotic critters including 320 bird species, three monkey species, three-toed sloths, and reptiles of every shape and size. Then, once the sun sets, we’ll make our way to one of the best turtle nesting beaches in the world. You’ll have the opportunity of seeing one of nature’s most amazing spectacles as hundreds of female turtles haul themselves up the beach, dig a nest in the sand, and deposit their eggs in the nest – a truly breathtaking experience!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – Transfer to Arenal Volcano & Thermal Hotsprings
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 while you watch the volcano explode. Soak long into the evening then settle in for a well-deserved night’s sleep.
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, sloths, and reptiles of all sorts, including caimans and huge iguanas, as well as tons of other exotic creatures.
This is truly one of the most pristine and savagely beautiful places on earth.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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 – Arenal Hanging Bridges & Transfer to Los Angeles Cloud Forest
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. Then, after lunch, 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.
Day 8 – Guided Cloud Forest 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 and evening are yours to relax and enjoy this amazing paradise.
Day 9 – 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 adventure vacation. Adios…
- All Domestic Transportation
- Expert Drivers
- Professional Bilingual Guides
- 1 Night in a Hotel in San Jose
- 2 Nights in a Hotel in Tortuguero
- 3 Nights in a Hotel in La Fortuna
- 2 Nights in a Hotel in Los Angeles Cloud Forest
- Canal Tour in Tortuguero
- Turtle Watching Tour (Seasonal)
- Wildlife Float Trip (Penas Blancas River)
- Dart Frog / Butterfly / Reptile Exhibit
- Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour
- Guided Cloud Forest Hike
- 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners