Nature called you to Costa Rica—now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs or relax on a beach—our CEOs will help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.
Soak in the thermal hot springs of Arenal Volcano; watch the sunset over the Pacific; learn about coffee production and support a local community.
DAY 1 SAN JOSÉ
Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
DAY 2 SAN JOSÉ/ LA FORTUNA
Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to the Arenal region with a free afternoon to enjoy some of the many adventure activities such as whitewater rafting or a horseback ride to a waterfall. Later, soak in local hot springs. La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering.
DAY 3 LA FORTUNA
Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area. Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.
DAY 4 LA FORTUNA/ MONTEVERDE
Head into the cloud forest with a free afternoon to explore. Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover’s paradise.
DAY 5 MONTEVERDE
Enjoy a guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills or drive ATVs off-road.
DAY 6 MONTEVERDE/ QUEPOS
Travel to Quepos, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. Opt to visit the park or relax on the beach in this fun surf town. Enjoy a night out and learn how to salsa. Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, boogie board, surf or take a sailing trip.
DAY 7 QUEPOS
Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.
DAY 8 QUEPOS/ SAN JOSÉ
Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey back to the capital.
DAY 9 SAN JOSÉ
Depart at any time.
• Watch the sunset over the Pacific
• Soak in the thermal hot springs of Arenal Volcano
• Search for the elusive quetzal bird in the cloud forest
• Learn about coffee production and support a local community
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