Costa Rica - Wilderness & Wildlife Multisport Adventure Itinerary
(Host City: San Jose, Costa Rica)
Day 1: San José, evening welcome reception
Day 2: Flight transfer to Palmar Sur, Rio Sierpe boat ride to Casa Corcovado
Day 3: Corcovado National Park guided hike
Day 4: Boat/flight transfer to San José, Arenal Volcano, hot springs, zip line tour
Day 5: Arenal Volcano, hot springs, zip line tour
Day 6: Turrialba, La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Day 7: Raft the Pacuare River
Day 8: More rafting! Transfer to San José
Day 9: San Jose/Departure
Quotes From the Field:
"This was one of my favorite vacations! It was an active trip coupled with tons of cultural awareness and nature. This is my idea of a great vacation!"
Gail DiLisio - North Salem, NY
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Costa Rica - Wilderness & Wildlife
From Corcovado to the Pacuare – get deep into Costa Rica's unspoiled wilderness
Tropical canyons, old-growth rain forests, mighty volcanoes, pristine beaches and abundant wildlife set the perfect stage for this 9-day Costa Rica adventure.
Come face to face with spider, howler and white-faced monkeys in Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel
of Costa Rica, deemed "one of the most biologically intense places on earth” by National Geographic
. Listen for the rumble of Arenal Volcano and watch at night as smoldering red boulders pour from her mouth. Take a relaxing dip in the private sanctuary of the Ecotermales hot springs.
Zigzag through the treetops on a jungle canopy tour, let the mist of thundering water cool your cheeks along the trails of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and tackle the Pacuare's adrenaline-inducing Class II-IV rapids. Reward yourself at the end of each active day with a meal of fine local cuisine and a good night's sleep in the comfort of your exquisite casa, hotel or lodge.
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9 days / 8 nightsNight 1: Xandari Resort & Spa
(March 20/April 10 departures will stay at the Finca Rosa Blancha)
Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of 22 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica. At an elevation of 3,900 feet, Xandari enjoys a near–perfect year round temperature of ~70 degrees Fahrenheit.Nights 2 & 3: Casa Corcovado
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, tucked away in the trees and cooled by the Pacific Ocean, is a 170-acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park. Carefully designed and built by an American naturalist with over 25 years of local experience, this unique lodge offers accommodations constructed with the highest concern for conservation and harmony with the landscape and environment. Nights 4 & 5: Arenal Observatory Lodge
This hotel is perched high on a ridge only 1.7 miles from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica's most spectacular active volcano. The lodge boasts the area's most stunning views of the volcano and Arenal Lake. With easy access to the Arenal Observatory Lodge, volcano and nature lovers alike can feast their eyes on the majesty of Arenal Volcano in this lush tropical setting.Night 6: Casa Turire
Casa Turire combines the gracious charm of a colonial plantation home with the relaxed refinement of a Caribbean hacienda. In the heart of the verdant Turrialba agricultural region, this beautiful estate is flanked by the wild Reventazón River with the imposing presence of the Turrialba Mountains as a dramatic backdrop.Night 7: Pacuare Lodge
You'll find this exquisite lodge nestled into a rainforest, clinging to the banks of the Pacuare River. Meals are an elegant affair of gourmet cuisine served by candlelight in an exotic, stress-free environment. At night, retreat to your private wooden bungalow with thatched palm roof and rustic furnishings. A private veranda offers delightful views of the surrounding rainforest and nearby Pacuare River. The Pacuare Lodge, designed and constructed to blend with the surrounding environment, has been recognized by the World Tourism Organization as and example of good practice in sustainability and ecotourism.Night 8: Beacon Escazu
A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
1. The Pacuare: there's nothing like being lulled to sleep as you listen to water echoing off canyon walls on an overnight rafting trip.
2. The rush: feel your adrenaline surge as you fly from treetop to treetop on a canopy tour.
3. Arenal Volcano: where else can you sit front row for a natural nocturnal pyrotechnics show?
4. The mojitos and chocolate cake at Grano de'Oro – one word: yum!