Stay at the unique Pacuare Lodge, accessed by white water raft through spectacular mountain valleys.
Try the myriad of activities on offer around the Arenal volcano from zip lining, kayaking, mountain biking or visiting hot springs.
Hike through jungle trails in search of monkeys, sloth and toucans in the remote Osa Peninsula.
Relax and admire views of jungle-fringed beaches in Manuel Antonio.
- San Jose
- Pacuare Lodge
- Arenal Volcano
- Manuel Antonio
- Puerto Jimenez
- El Remanso
- Puerto Jimenez
- San Jose
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Day 1 San Jose
Day 2 Pacuare Lodge
San Jose , Pacuare Lodge
You will be collected from your San Jose hotel early this morning on a shared minibus transfer organised by the lodge and head east through the lush Turrialba Valley, stopping off for breakfast en route. For adventurous spirits, there is the option to spend the last hour of your journey rafting into Pacuare Lodge: a unique and romantic hideaway in the forest along one of Costa Rica's best white water rivers.
Day 3 Pacuare Lodge
Day at leisure. Choose from a variety of activities available at the Pacuare Lodge (payable locally) - you could trek to a remote Cabecar Indian Community, try a canopy tour or follow the on-site forest trail to a small waterfall or simply enjoy a day of rest and relaxation.
Day 4 Arenal Volcano
Pacuare Lodge , Arenal Volcano
Enjoy an exhilarating white water raft ride out of the Pacuare Lodge, exploring side streams which lead to beautiful waterfalls. You'll then travel by road in a private vehicle to the Arenal Volcano region.
Day 5 Arenal Volcano
Today try out an exciting canopy zip lining tour through the rainforest in Arenal: a fun way to admire the scenery as you fly through the treetops. On a clear day you will get a great view of the Arenal Volcano!
Day 6 Arenal Volcano
Enjoy some free time today or speak to your specialist about arranging further activities around Arenal - you could go kayaking on the lake, visit the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, or take a relaxing soak in the hot springs.
Day 7 Manuel Antonio
Today you'll be transferred privately down Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific Coast, where the jungle meets the beach. The scenic and comfortable drive, which takes around five hours, runs for a while along the famous Pan-American Highway and through some jaw-dropping scenery!
Day 8 Manuel Antonio
Spend a morning or afternoon today on a half day kayaking and snorkelling excursion exploring Manuel Antonio's beautiful coastline. The rest of the day is at leisure to admire the views from your hotel pool.
Day 9 Manuel Antonio
Day 10 El Remanso
Day 11 El Remanso
With 60 hectares of private forest and direct access to the beach there is plenty to keep you occupied with at El Remanso. The hotel can arrange guided walks, bird-watching, horse rides, surfing lessons or even sea kayaking or waterfall rappelling for the more adventurous.
Day 12 El Remanso
At leisure at El Remanso. You might like to go for a hike in the rainforest or go horse-riding today.
Day 13 Return home
Puerto Jimenez , San Jose
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