Day 1: San José, Costa Rica
Arrive in San José.
Day 2: San José / Tortuguero National Park
Travel to Tortuguero National Park, where high annual rainfall creates a rich biodiversity in its canals, lagoons, and wetlands. Watch nesting sea turtles as they migrate to the beach to lay their eggs in the evening.
Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
Take a boat trip and a guided nature walk through the tropical rain forest. Enjoy a second evening of watching the nesting sea turtles.
Day 4: Tortuguero National Park / Arenal Volcano National Park
Travel to Arenal Volcano National Park and wade in natural hot springs nestled amid the lush tropical vegetation.
Day 5: Arenal Volcano National Park
Take a guided rain forest walk near the base of the volcano. Alternatively, spend the morning floating down the Peñas Blancas River. Spot monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and numerous bird species.
Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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.