9 days
Tortuguero, Sarapiquí, Arenal Region, Guanacaste
Costa Rica’s incredibly diverse ecology makes it truly unique on our planet. In Tortuguero – nesting ground of sea turtles – discover 11 different habitats. In Arenal, discover a beautiful lake, a powerful waterfall and a looming volcano. And in Guanacaste, find an amazing collection of plants and animals against a backdrop of hot springs, beaches and forested bluffs.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: San José • Tortuguero

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero

    Enjoy free time in Tortuguero Village
  • Day 3: Tortuguero

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero canals

    Visit Tortuguero National Park

    Take a guided hike of Tortugero National Park

  • Day 4: Tortuguero • Sarapiquí

    Travel by boat to Siquirres

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Zip lines unveil one of the planet’s most fascinating ecological systems from a unique perspective—from the tops of the trees! With local expert guides at your side to instruct you on safety protocol, you can decide which view you prefer—from below the trees or from above. Note: This optional reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travelers must weigh below 200lbs to participate. 

  • Day 5: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitewater rafting

    Whitewater rafting

    Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting on this optional excursion! Use teamwork to navigate a path through the free-flowing waters of the Sarapiquí River rapids level 2-3, all while admiring the lush Costa Rican scenery as you pass by stretches of tropical forest.

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 7: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 8: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: San José • Tortuguero

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero

    Enjoy free time in Tortuguero Village
  • Day 3: Tortuguero

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero canals

    Visit Tortuguero National Park

    Take a guided hike of Tortugero National Park

  • Day 4: Tortuguero • Sarapiquí

    Travel by boat to Siquirres

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Zip lines unveil one of the planet’s most fascinating ecological systems from a unique perspective—from the tops of the trees! With local expert guides at your side to instruct you on safety protocol, you can decide which view you prefer—from below the trees or from above. Note: This optional reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travelers must weigh below 200lbs to participate. 

  • Day 5: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitewater rafting

    Whitewater rafting

    Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting on this optional excursion! Use teamwork to navigate a path through the free-flowing waters of the Sarapiquí River rapids level 2-3, all while admiring the lush Costa Rican scenery as you pass by stretches of tropical forest.

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 7: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 8: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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    3 meals daily (Days 2-8); Dinner on arrival day; Breakfast on departure day

  • Entrances

    Tortuguero Canals; Hot Springs; Kayaking; La Fortuna Waterfall; Rincon de la Vieja National Park; Snorkeling; Palo Verde Boat Tour

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