Adventure + Romance in Costa Rica (Private Tour)
9 days with Alexander+Roberts Rating:
Day 1 – Welcome to San Jose
Upon arrival in San Jose, your private car and driver will escort you to your choice of hotel, the first class President Hotel or the deluxe Grano d’Oro.
Day 2 - River rafting to your lodge
Today’s journey to your river lodge is no ordinary hotel transfer! Accompanied by an expert river guide, you and your fellow lodge guests will depart San Jose for a scenic drive to the banks of the Pacuare River. You’ll receive complete instructions and before setting out on an exciting white water rafting adventure through Class II and III rapids. This expedition takes you directly to your choice of river lodge: Enjoy a deluxe room at the first class Rio Tropicales Lodge or check in to the enchanting Pacuare Lodge, cited by National Geographic Traveler as one of the world’s finest deluxe eco-lodges! The rest of the day is free to experience the pristine rainforest setting of your riverfront lodge. Meals B+L+D
Day 3 - Choose your rainforest adventure
Tailor your stay here in the Pacuare region: Choose one of these expeditions and join other Lodge guests and an expert guide for the adventure that’s right for you. (B+L+D)
+ Canopy Adventure: Intrepid nature-enthusiasts can explore the rainforest canopy with a guide. After expert safety instruction from Lodge staff, you and your fellow guests will ascend to platforms high above the forest floor to explore among the treetops. Guests at Rio Tropicales will venture through the canopy via a network of zip lines. At the Pacuare Lodge, specialized equipment allows you to traverse along suspended cables and to rappel down towering trees!
+ Nature Hike + Cabecar Cultural Encounter: The Pacuare region is home to isolated villages and family units of Cabecar Indians, the largest indigenous group in Costa Rica. Hiking with a Lodge guide and other guests, you’ll explore along rainforest trails that have been used for generations by the Cabecar. This fascinating cultural expedition offers genuine engagement with a Cabecar family. As such, it is important to be respectful of their ways and to heed the instructions of your guide.
Day 4 - By river and land to Arenal
After breakfast, set out once again with your Lodge guide and fellow guests for an exciting white water rafting expedition on the Pacuare River. This section of the river is distinguished by incredible scenery and heart-pounding Class III + IV rapids. Then continue overland to your choice of accommodations at Arenal: The first class Montana de Fuego or the deluxe Hotel Kioro. The balance of this day is yours to enjoy this wonderful setting and the inspiring views of Arenal Volcano. (B)
[Please note that guests of the deluxe Pacuare Lodge enjoy a private transfer to Arenal.]
Day 5 - Choose a privately guided adventure
Tailor your vacation this morning with the included adventure of your choice, each of them expertly led by your own private guide. (B)
+ La Fortuna Falls on Horseback: A 90-minute ride and an invigorating hike with your personal guide take along forest trails to this lovely waterfall. Don’t forget your swimsuit… There’s an enchanting natural pool that’s perfect for a refreshing dip.
+ Hike Arenal: Enjoy a moderate hike through the forest and over old lava flows as your personal naturalist guide offers fascinating insight into the unique geology and ecology of this geothermal region.
+ Hanging Bridges Adventure: With your own expert guide, you’ll explore along more than a dozen suspended bridges that wind their way through the forest. It’s a great way to study the tropical flora and fauna of the canopy. And high above the forest floor, you’ll have a different perspective of Arenal Volcano!
Day 6 - To Tamarindo on the Pacific coast
After breakfast, your private car and driver will be waiting to take you on a scenic drive toward the Pacific coast. En route, you’ll make a stop along the banks of the beautiful Tenorio where you’ll join other adventurous travelers for a guided expedition on the river. Based upon your personal preference you can choose another white water rafting adventure or an easy-going river float:
+ Tenorio Rafting: This thrilling white water rafting adventure begins with an expert briefing from your river guide and takes you down one of Costa Rica’s most picturesque rivers. Home to exotic flora and fauna, the lush greenery and vines along the Tenorio are inhabited by tropical birds and wildlife including sloths and monkeys. Half way down the river, you’ll take a refreshing break to snack on tropical fruits and soak in the surrounding natural beauty.
+ Tenorio Float Safari: As your naturalist guide paddles and steers your raft along a lovely stretch of the Tenorio River, he’ll be pointing out the unique flora and fauna that surrounds you. It’s a fun and exciting way to learn about the lush vegetation of this river eco-system and offers a chance to observe birds, insects and maybe even monkeys and crocodiles.
At the conclusion of your guided river expedition, you’ll continue with your private car and driver to your choice of Pacific resort along the glistening white sands of Tamarindo Beach: The first class Tamarindo Diria or the deluxe Cala Luna. (B+L)
Day 7 - Private coastal adventure
In the expert and engaging company of your own naturalist guide, you’ll kayak along the Pacific coast to observe the region’s marine life and abundant natural beauty. Equipment is included so you can stop along the way to snorkel above rock and coral formations that are home to colorful tropical fish. The balance of this day is yours to enjoy the enchanting setting and resort amenities of your hotel. (B)
Day 8 - A free day at Tamarindo
This entire day is free to relax and enjoy as you wish. Your Pacific resort offers swimming pools, a lovely beachside setting and all the amenities and activities of a world class beach resort. (B)
Day 9 - Depart Liberia
Your private car and driver will take you to the airport in Liberia for your homeward flight. (B)
All This Included
Our original combination of adventure and romance can be tailored to your style with our selection of fine first class and deluxe hotels. As you explore from tropical forest to volcano and Pacific beach, you’ll enjoy a variety of thrilling expeditions and privately guided nature activities.
San Jose: Parque del Lago
Pacuare River: Rio Tropicales Lodge
Arenal: Volcano Lodge
Tamarindo: Tamarindo Diria
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.