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.
ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Arrive in San José, the capital of Costa Rica, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
ARENAL | TEEMING ECOLOGICAL SANCTUARY
Drive to Arenal Volcano National Park this morning, located within the vast Arenal Conservation Area, a haven for more than 500,000 acres of rainforest filled with rivers, lakes and old volcanic lava fields.
ARENAL | HANGING BRIDGES & VOLCANO VIEWS
Spend the day exploring the Arenal region, where you walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges for a bird’s-eye view at and above the treetops. Upon returning to ground level, walk along beautiful trails. Weather permitting, see views of Arenal Volcano itself. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ecotermales La Fortuna, where you may take a dip or soak in the natural hot springs.
TORTUGUERO | Rainforest Creeks & Canopies
This morning, fly to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, arriving in charming Tortuguero to explore its narrow, tranquil creeks by boat, in search of abundant wildlife.
TORTUGUERO | FAR MORE THAN SEA TURTLES
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, stop at Tortuguero Village, visiting its school if it’s in session. Learn the history of the village 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 have the opportunity to hear about the ongoing, impactful studies and the conservation efforts that are underway.
OSA PENINSULA | TIME TO RELAX
Cross the Tortuguero River by boat and fly to the Osa Peninsula — home to Corcovado National Park — where you check in to your award-winning eco-lodge. Set within a 1,000-acre lowland tropical rainforest reserve, your accommodations overlook Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
OSA PENINSULA | RAINFOREST EXPLORATIONS
Begin a two-day exploration of the many natural splendors of Lapa Rios, enjoying the lush, verdant property and choosing from shared forest and wildlife activities, such as guided birdwatching; a hike to discover medicinal plants and learn about their roles in local culture and customs; a waterfall tour along the Carbonera River with a chance to swim beneath the falls; or a night walk through the rainforest, spotting indigenous nocturnal creatures, such as bats, insects and kinkajous.
OSA PENINSULA | YOUR CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES
Continue your sojourn at Lapa Rios, once again with the option to simply relax or choose from available activities, including those mentioned above as well as the Osa Walk rainforest trail hike; a tree-planting experience; a tour of ecologically sustainable projects; and a stroll of the beaches and forests near the laidback beach town of Matapolo.
SAN JOSÉ | AN EASY-GOING FINISH TO YOUR JOURNEY
Fly to San José, 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.
DEPART SAN JOSÉ
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
SET OUT ON A COFFEE TOUR
Visit a working farm and mill to learn about coffee cultivation and roasting. Sample a variety of roasts at a local coffee shop.
EXPLORE THE CITY OF SAN JOSÉ
Take in the National Monument, the Old National Liquor Factory, Amón and Otoya neighborhoods, Spain Park, Morazán Park, the Central Market, and the Temple of Music.
VISIT A MARKET IN SAN JOSÉ
Take a guided stroll through San José’s Central Market, a place at the heart of the Costa Rican culture since 1880. Visit stands that have remained in the same family for several generations, and pause to taste local dishes as you interact with proprietors.
ENJOY A THRILLING ZIP LINE ADVENTURE
Transfer from San José to the rainforest in Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you encounter 10 zip lines with 14 platforms. As you zoom through the jungle, take in 360-degree views of the surrounding forest. Afterward, visit a fascinating butterfly garden and the frog pond.