Day 1: San Jose, Costa Rica / Braulio Carrillo National Park
Arrive in San José and transfer to Braulio Carrillo National Park. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Day 2: Braulio Carrillo National Park
Float along the gentle Sarapiquí River or raft the rapids of the exciting Pacuare River. Both excursions provide opportunities to see wildlife in a spectacular tropical setting.
Day 3: La Selva Biological Station / Arenal Volcano National Park
Visit La Selva Biological Station, one of the most important sites in the world for research on tropical rain forests. Transfer to Arenal Volcano National Park and wade in natural hot springs nestled amid the lush tropical vegetation.
Day 4: Arenal Volcano National Park
Set out on a guided walk near the base of Arenal Volcano, looking for colorful rain forest birds and reptiles. Visit an organic farm and cultural educational center.
Day 5: Arenal Volcano National Park / Playa Herradura
Experience the rain forest canopy on a zip-line canopy tour. Travel to Playa Herradura and spend a few days relaxing on the sunny Pacific coast.
Day 6: Playa Herradura / Manuel Antonio National Park
Explore Manuel Antonio National Park on a guided nature hike, or enjoy a snorkeling and sailing trip along the coastline.
Day 7: Playa Herradura / Carara Biological Reserve
Look for sloths and capuchin monkeys playing in the trees during a guided walk in Carara Biological Reserve. Alternatively, explore the area on horseback.
Day 8: Playa Herradura / San José / Depart for Home
Say farewell to Costa Rica, taking home fond memories of your rain forest and beach adventures. Transfer to San José and depart for home.