Our Private Week in Costa Rica
8 days with Alexander+Roberts Rating:
Day 1 - Welcome to San Jose
Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the deluxe Grano de Oro, an award-winning boutique hotel set in a restored Victorian mansion in the heart of the capital.
Day 2 - Travel to Tortuguero on the Caribbean Coast
After an early breakfast, our private car and driver will take you to the airport for your included flight to Tortuguero where a boat will take you to the Manatus Hotel. With only 12 air-conditioned rooms, our boutique hotel is the finest in the region. You can take some time this morning to relax by the pool or explore the lush garden grounds of our hotel. After lunch, join other Manatus guests for a guided tour of Tortuguero, a small village that offers a glimpse into daily life along Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean coast. (B+L+D)
Day 3 - The Waterways of Tortuguero National Park
Often referred to as “The Amazon of Costa Rica,” Tortuguero is a verdant tropical wetland filled with exotic flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. Spectacled caiman, Southern River otter, a variety of freshwater turtles, and West Indian manatee are among the marine creatures that inhabit these waterways. Along the shores, you might observe Spider, Howler and Capuchin monkeys as well as a wide variety of tropical birds. Today you’ll join other hotel guests on morning and afternoon expeditions along the pristine canals of Tortuguero National Park. Of course, our expert naturalists are onboard to deepen your understanding and appreciation of this unique eco-system and its diverse flora and fauna. (B+L+D)
Day 4 - Onward to Arenal
A return transfer by water brings you to the airport for your included flight to La Fortuna, the gateway to the splendors of the Arenal region. On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted in a private chauffeured vehicle to our luxury resort, set in the lush forests at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Settle in to your enchanting room and take the rest of this day to enjoy the idyllic setting and fine amenities here at Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens. (B)
Day 5 - Personalize Your Stay at ArenalTailor your stay at Arenal to your personal interests and taste for adventure. We include a wide variety of excursions, all accompanied by your own private expert naturalist… Just pick the adventure you want to enjoy this morning:
+ Hanging Bridges through the Forest Canopy
+ Nature Hike in Arenal Volcano National Park
+ Guided Mountain Biking Adventure along a Variety of Trails and along the Lakeshore
+ Birdwatching Expedition
+ Boating or Kayaking in the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge wetlands
+ Kayak Adventure on Lake Arenal
+ Nature Hike to Fortuna Waterfall
+ Horseback Riding Adventure to Fortuna Waterfall
+ Safari Float on the Peñas Blancas River
+ Zip-Line Adventure through the Forest Canopy
Following your chosen adventure, your afternoon is free. You might indulge in a treatment at the Nayara Spa or explore the nearby town of La Fortuna. Of course, you can add extra nights here at our luxury Arenal resort – to simply relax or with additional privately-guided adventures. (B)
Day 6 - Journey to Manuel Antonio National Park
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning here at our luxury resort. In the afternoon, your car and driver will take you to Manuel Antonio. With its dense forests, spectacular ocean beaches and rocky headlands, Manuel Antonio is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks. On arrival, check in to Si Como No. Here at this enchanting hotel, set on a forested slope above the Pacific, A+R guests will stay in ultra-spacious Deluxe Rooms that include a private balcony overlooking the lush jungle and Pacific Ocean. (B)
Day 7 - Your choice of adventure at Manuel AntonioCustomize your exploration of the National Park with the included excursion of your choice. All adventures are accompanied by your own private naturalist!
+ Guided Nature Hike in Manuel Antonio National Park
+ Kayak Adventure through the Mangrove Estuaries of Damas Island
+ Kayaking and Snorkeling Expedition
+ Boat Expedition through the Mangrove Estuaries
After your privately guided adventure, the rest of your day is free to enjoy the resort amenities and mountain setting of Si Como No. If you wish, we can arrange additional nights here at our inviting eco-resort; with more time, you can simply relax poolside or head down to the beach - or maybe book additional privately-guided adventures by land and water. (B)
Day 8 - Departure
You’ll be chauffeured to the airport in San Jose. (B)
All This Included
Our original itinerary takes you all across Costa Rica from the Caribbean to the Pacific! And with a choice of excursions - and your own private guides and vehicles - you can tailor this vacation to your interests, style and comfort… It’s perfect for couples, families and friends!
San Jose: Grano de Oro
Tortuguero: Manatus Lodge
Arenal: Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
Manuel Antonio National Park: Si Como No
Pre and Post Add-ons
Monteverde Extension from Arenal to Manuel Antonio
2-night Extension from $599
Enhance your travels in Costa Rica with our 2-night side trip into the Monteverde Cloud Forest, famed for its amazing biodiversity and spellbinding beauty. We include all transportation, accommodations and your choice of a privately-guided nature expedition.
Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Extension
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