9 or 10 days

San José, Arenal Region, Monteverde, Central Pacific Coast

With well-protected national reserves and an unparalleled diversity of wildlife, Costa Rica is the jewel of Central America. The Arenal Region showcases an active volcano, hot springs, and a broad range of flora and fauna. In Monteverde, visit a local school, and in Manuel Antonio National Park keep your eyes open for sloth, toucans and howler monkeys.

Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 2: San José • Arenal region

Take a tour of a coffee plantation
Travel to the Arenal region
Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

Day 3: Arenal region

Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal
Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
Participate in a local exchange
Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

Day 4: Arenal region • Monteverde

Travel to Monteverde

Day 5: Monteverde

Participate in a canopy adventure
Please note: Travelers must weigh below 200 lbs to participate in this activity.
Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

Day 6: Monteverde • Central Pacific Coast

Travel to the Central Pacific Coast
Visit the Rainforest Adventure Park, where you will:

  • Ride an aerial tram above the canopies
  • Explore a nature trail
  • Visit a butterfly sanctuary

Take a Crocodile River Tour

Day 7: Central Pacific Coast

Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 8: Central Pacific Coast • Sarchi • San José

Travel via Sarchi to San José

Day 9: Depart for home

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Day 9: San José

Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

Day 10: Depart for home