8 or 11 days
San Jose, Sarapiqui, Arenal Region, Guanacaste, with extension to Granada
Watch our planet’s endless geological drama in action, from the Arenal Volcano to the thunderous La Fortuna Waterfall. Take a tour of La Selva Biological Station and discover a dizzying array of exotic plant and animal life. Over on the Caribbean Coast, discover multicultural communities and Cahuita National Park.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

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

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Visit Poás Volcano

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

    Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve 

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    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. 

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Day 6: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Guanacaste • Granada

  • Day 9: Granada

    Take a guided walking tour of Granada

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Cathedral and Parque Colón
    • La Plazuela de los Leones
    • Calle la Calzada
    • Merced Church

    Visit the Convento de San Francisco

    Dinner in Granada

    Enjoy a boat tour of Las Isletas

  • Day 10: Granada

    Travel to Masaya Volcano via Catarina Mirador

    See Catarina Mirador

    Take a guided tour of the Masaya Crater and Volcano Museum

    See the Masaya craft market

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

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

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Visit Poás Volcano

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

    Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve 

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    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. 

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Day 6: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Guanacaste • Granada

  • Day 9: Granada

    Take a guided walking tour of Granada

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Cathedral and Parque Colón
    • La Plazuela de los Leones
    • Calle la Calzada
    • Merced Church

    Visit the Convento de San Francisco

    Dinner in Granada

    Enjoy a boat tour of Las Isletas

  • Day 10: Granada

    Travel to Masaya Volcano via Catarina Mirador

    See Catarina Mirador

    Take a guided tour of the Masaya Crater and Volcano Museum

    See the Masaya craft market

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    3 meals daily (Days 2-8 and Days 9-11 on extension); Dinner on arrival day; Breakfast on departure day 9

  • Entrances

    Poas Volcano; Chocolate tour; Whitewater rafting; Hot Springs; Kayaking; La Fortuna waterfall; Arenal Volcano National Park; Rincón de la Vieja National Park; Palo Verde boat tour; Snorkeling; With extension: Convento San Francisco; Las Isletas boat tour; Crater viewpoint and museum

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  • Expert Local Guides

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