Wild Costa Rica
Immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s majestic natural beauty on this unforgettable adventure. Go rafting along the Pacuare River, hiking on the slopes of Arenal Volcano, and snorkeling along the coast of Drake Bay. Costa Rica is bursting with plant and wildlife, and you’ll have plenty of chances to see unique animals, colorful birds, and vibrant marine life as you explore this tropical paradise.
Best time to visit: December-April
Ideal for: Families, Couples
Day 1 – Arrive & Explore San José
Arrive at the San José International Airport and settle into your hotel, with the rest of the day to explore the city at your own pace. San José is rapidly modernizing, but still retains its vibrant cultural legacy, preserved in quality museums and restored buildings.
Days 2-3 – Pacuare River Experience
Get an early start to the day, stopping for breakfast en route to the Rios Tropicales Lodge along the Pacuare River. Spend the next two days exploring the area on whitewater rafting adventures, horseback riding, zip-lining, and on nature walks to hidden swimming holes. The Pacuare is renowned for its clean waters and excellent rafting, and its banks are home to monkeys, sloths, and an incredible array of tropical birds.
Days 4-6 – Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs
After breakfast, head downriver for an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting before transferring to your hotel near Arenal Volcano in the mid-afternoon. Enjoy the next three nights with the majestic Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal at your doorstep, home to the iconic volcano and a wealth of hiking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife. Take a zip-line canopy tour, soak in natural hot springs, rappel down waterfalls, and go for rainforest hikes along the volcano’s slopes.
Days 7-9 – Osa Peninsula Excursions
Today you fly to the southern part of Costa Rica to explore the rugged coastal beauty and pristine rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. A region of incredible biodiversity, the Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay are premier destinations for eco-adventures. Enjoy three nights on the peninsula, staying in the quiet haven of Drake Bay—with its excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking—or base your adventure in the small town of Puerto Jimenez. Hike through the rainforest of Corcovado National Park, along Pacific beaches and mangrove swamps, and enjoy the relaxed pace of this isolated peninsula.
Day 10 – Departure from San José
Catch a regional flight back to San José and connect with your international flight home.
Remarkable Journeys has partnered with Lost World Adventures to create this journey. We partnered with Lost World due to their well-mannered relationships with tour guides, hotellers, airlines, and ground management services in the region. In our opinion, they offer the best value and experience in the region.
Whether this itinerary is exactly what you are looking for or isn’t even close…
Meet with a Consultant
The first step is to call or email us with your desired travel dates, the number of people in your group, your price range, and whatever other information you want to share to get us started. One of our consultants will then reach out to you to set-up an in-person meeting or phone consultation.
Keep on Looking
Together we can discuss your travel options, customize your trip and narrow in on your ideal journey. Once we know exactly what you want, we will send you a detailed-itinerary with hotel options, activities, transportation logistics and a total trip price.
Get a Detailed Itinerary
With your seal of approval, we’ll book your Remarkable Journey. From there, you can sit back and relax while we arrange all of the services, prepare the final documents and present you your trip before you go.