Toucan, Costa Rica

Guanacaste Beach

Hanging Bridge

Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Tropical Adventure

Natural Beauty & Adventure

DEPARTURE: Leave from any city | Join group in San Jose, Costa Rica | Return from Liberia, Costa Rica

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Enjoy the tranquil views of Arenal Volcano from your hotel. Explore part of the 20,000-acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more.

  • 2024 Departure dates
  • 9 days | Call 1-800-562-9999 for dates & prices
  • Worldwide
  • Flight
  • Passport Required

Home Cities to San Jose, Costa Rica

Your trip to Costa Rica opens in the colourful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.


San Jose to Coffee Plantation to Arenal

Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, check in for a leisurely 3-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening.  Meals Include: Breakfast & Dinner.


Arenal to Cano Negro to Arenal

Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit.  Meals Include: Breakfast.



Today, explore a family-owned farm, getting a peek into the daily lives of the locals. During a tour of the gardens, learn how the plants are organically grown through the concept of sustainability. The farm considers itself a “classroom without borders.” Taste the exotic fruit harvest and experience the traditional way to process sugar cane. Enjoy a sip of cane liquor before engaging in a culinary demonstration and a farm-to-table lunch. Meals Include:  Breakfast & Lunch.


Arenal to Lake Arenal Cruise to Monteverde

Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Then, it’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’re sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna.   Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner.



It’s your choice! This morning, join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. No matter what you choose, we all come together to explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens before lunch. Your afternoon is at leisure, or, if you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour.  Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner.


Monteverde to Guanacaste

Today we make our way to breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views. Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner



Fun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities. This afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samara for some local culture. Return to your hotel in time to catch a Costa Rican sunset and soak in the spectacular colours as the sun illuminates the natural landscape before your final dinner. Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner.


Guanacaste to Tour Ends

Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure.  Meals Include:  Breakfast.

Important Travellers Information:

  • To complete your holiday, we include return airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
  • We want you to enjoy your tour with us; therefore, it is important that you know this tour is an adventure! You will view spectacular scenery while experiencing the culture and heritage of the region. We have selected small, comfortable hotels for their locations and they may be considered rustic.
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Your itinerary at a glance

Day 1         DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari, San Jose
Day 2-4    Mountain Paradise Resort & Spa, Arenal
Day 5, 6    El Establo Hotel, Monteverde Cloud, Forest
Day 7, 8     Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Included in Your Holiday

  • 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners
  • San Jose
  • Coffee Plantation
  • Guanacaste
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Lake Arenal Cruise
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Cano Negro Refuge
  • Zarcero

Tour Extension!

Enjoy an exciting soft-adventure jungle extension in Tortuguero, the Amazon of Costa Rica, in search of wildlife such as macaws, sloths, monkeys, falcons and other native species. Depart your San Jose hotel via private transportation. Arrive at a dock where you board an open air boat with other travelers as you journey into Tortuguero’s unspoiled paradise. During a memorable 2-night stay at your eco-lodge, you will be surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and amazing wildlife right outside your door. Experience a spectacular boat cruise through the various canals and be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, bats and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Collette travelers will be accompanied by a private local guide on this extension. Your other option is to book a pre night?

Call 1-800-562-9999 for prices

LAND PORTION ONLY  | Airfare and tax are not included |  Call for best available airfare |  Air ticketing is not advised until tour is guaranteed |
Additional dates available | Some departures – itinerary varies