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Tailor Made Costa Rica: Under a Rainforest Canopy

Luxury Tailor Made Travel: A private journey with expert local guides, customized to your interests

Private journey
Days: 10  |  From: $7,295

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.


Tailor Made Costa Rica: Under a Rainforest Canopy

Day 1: Arrive San José, Costa Rica

Arrive in San José, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Hotel Grano de Oro

Days 2-3: Monteverde | In the Cloud Forest

Drive to Monteverde this morning. Upon arrival, visit the Ecological Sanctuary alongside your private naturalist guide. Walk along lush, forested trails, seeing waterfalls, coffee and banana plantations, and upwards of 150 species of birds. You may also encounter coatimundis, sloths, agoutis, porcupines and white-faced monkeys as well as butterflies. The following day, pay a visit to the Butterfly Garden. See them fluttering throughout four enclosures; also, observe scorpions, spiders and many species of tropical insects. Proceed to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which features six distinct, wildlife-rich ecological zones. Keep your camera at the ready, as you may spot the resplendent Quetzal as well as three-wattled bellbirds, emerald toucanets and white-faced and howler monkeys. Then, stop to see hummingbirds at the Hummingbird Gallery.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: Arenal/Tortuguero | Forest Views & Volcanic Observations

Travel by land and boat to reach the Arenal region. Arrive at the Arenal Hanging Bridges, which offer a bird’s-eye view from fixed and hanging bridges positioned at or above the tree line. On ground level, walk along beautiful trails and, weather permitting, enjoy views of Arenal Volcano. Sit down to a family-style lunch at Ecotermales La Fortuna and take a swim or soak in the hot springs. This afternoon, fly to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, arriving in charming Tortuguero to explore its narrow, tranquil creeks by boat, in search of abundant wildlife.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens   |   Meals: B L D

Day 5: Tortuguero | Exploring the Park

Head by boat to Tortuguero National Park, home to howler monkeys, three-toed sloths, river otters, caimans, lizards and the strawberry poison dart frog. Later, visit Tortuguero Village, visiting its school if it’s in session. Learn about the village’s history as you stroll past colorful Afro-Caribbean homes and meet with locals to learn about their way of life. Continue to the Sea Turtle Conservancy to gain insight into how species lay their eggs on Tortuguero Beach. During your visit, you will also hear about the ongoing, impactful studies and the conservation efforts that are underway.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: Lapa Rios | Time to Relax

Cross the Tortuguero River by boat and fly to Lapa Rios, where you check in to your nature lodge, which is set with in a lowland tropical rainforest overlooking the intersection of Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge   |   Meals: B L D

Days 7-8: Lapa Rios | Rainforest Explorations

Two full days in Lapa Rios enjoying the property and choosing from forest and wildlife activities, such as guided bird-watching; a hike to discover medicinal plants; a waterfall tour along the Carbonera River; or a night walk through the rainforest.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge   |   Meals: B L D

Day 9: San Jose | In the Big City

Transfer to the airport and fly to San Jose, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax, explore or prepare for departure the following day.

Xandari Resort & Spa   |   Meals: B

Day 10: Depart San Jose

Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight.

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