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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Costa Rica: Under a Rainforest Canopy


10 days from $6,695

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Explore Costa Rica's verdant beauty and unspoiled biodiversity, crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges overlooking Arenal Volcano, discovering the breathtaking Osa Peninsula and keeping watch for three-toed sloths in tropical Tortuguero National Park.

A&K Advantages

Journey from cosmopolitan San José through the heart of wild Costa Rica, marveling at natural wonders, from the lush cloud forest to teeming Tortuguero and the pristine Osa Peninsula

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of life in the forest canopy from the Arenal Hanging Bridges, and view the Arenal Volcano

Visit Ecotermales Fortuna, and take a swim or soak in the hot springs

Visit Tortuguero National Park by boat, and learn about the latest sea turtle conservation efforts at the Sea Turtle Conservancy

Explore for two days in the wildlife-rich lowland rainforest and beaches of the Osa Peninsula, choosing from a wide range of activities, such as a guided night walk

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Day 2
ARENAL | BREATHTAKING RAINFOREST
Day 3
ARENAL | HANGING BRIDGES & VOLCANO VIEWS
Day 4
TORTUGUERO | Rainforest Creeks & Canopies
Day 5
TORTUGUERO | FAR MORE THAN SEA TURTLES
Day 6
OSA PENINSULA | TIME TO RELAX
Day 7
OSA PENINSULA | RAINFOREST EXPLORATIONS
Day 8
OSA PENINSULA | YOUR CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES
Day 9
SAN JOSÉ | AN EASY-GOING FINISH TO YOUR JOURNEY
Day 10
DEPART SAN JOSÉ

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.

Day 1
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.

Hotel Grano de Oro
Day 2
ARENAL | BREATHTAKING RAINFOREST

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.

Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
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, enjoy Ecotermales Fortuna, where you may take a dip or soak in the natural hot springs.

Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
TORTUGUERO | Rainforest Creeks & Canopies

This morning, journey overland to San José and 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
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.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
OSA PENINSULA | TIME TO RELAX

Cross the Tortuguero River by boat, and fly to San José to connect with your flight to the Osa Peninsula — home to Corcovado National Park — where you check in to your award-winning ecolodge. 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.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
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, including bats, insects and kinkajous.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
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 through the beaches and forests near the laid-back beach town of Matapalo.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
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.

Hotel Grano de Oro
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
DEPART SAN JOSÉ

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
This journey entails some active elements.

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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, San José Central Market and the Temple of Music.

VISIT A MARKET IN SAN JOSÉ

Take a guided stroll through San José 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 ZIPLINE ADVENTURE

Transfer from San José to the rainforest in Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you encounter 10 ziplines 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.


Jan–Apr, Jul–Aug; Priced from $7,795
May–Jun, Sep–Dec; Priced from $6,695

Internal Air from $605
Arenal/Tortuguero/Osa Peninsula/San José

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2020 travel, and subject to availability. 
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included. 

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