Luxury Adventure in Costa Rica

11-Day Example Trip
A luxury vacation of Costa Rica's best destinations: the thrilling Pacuare Reserve, the majestic Arenal Volcano and the stunning Guanacaste coast

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.

We give back to two regional charities in Latin America from the profits of each one of our trips.

Use our trip ideas to inspire your bespoke experience

A mix of Costa Rica’s more exhilarating destinations, such as the Pacuare Reserve, with the epic scenery and active pursuits of the Arenal Volcano, and the idyllic golden beaches of the Pacific Guanacaste Coast. All matched with luxury accommodation and superb, first class service from start to finish.

Raft through rainforest scenery and tropical birdsong along the rapids of the Pacuare, whilst staying in the magnificent Pacuare eco jungle lodge. Enjoy some stellar luxury at the foot of the Arenal, soaking in the natural hot springs, standing under stunning waterfalls and hiking for incredible views. Now relax in the warm Pacific climate and idyllic tropical beaches of the Guanacaste Coast for some decent and delectable beach time.

We have designed this trip to be perfect for honeymooners, couples or simply for that deluxe adventure, where you will get to experience some of Costa Rica’s most impressive natural wonders in style.

  • Completely private Sky Tram and Sky Trek Canopy tours of Arenal
  • Private tour options on the Guanacaste Coast
  • River rafting, volcano and hot springs expeditions lead by specialist guides
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2: San Jose
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from San Jose airport to San Jose hotel

Accommodation in San Jose
Overnight in San Jose

Enjoy your evening in this metropolitan capital city, relaxing at your hotel before or after your flight. You'll also have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this lively city.

Days 2-5: Pacuare Reserve
Flights & Transfers

Road and rafting from San Jose hotel to Pacuare Lodge

Accommodation in Pacuare Reserve
Three days at Pacuare Jungle Lodge

During your stay here you will be able to experience a range of different activities to experience the magical, natural environment of the Pacuare Reserve.

Ancient trail and hidden waterfall hike

This is the most challenging hikes at Pacuare, making it a good option for people who enjoy hiking into remote and wild areas. Departing from the Pacuare Lodge, it begins with a steep hike through the jungle to reach the legendary Sendero de las Mulas (mule trial), which is one of the main routes used by the Cabécar Indians to travel longer distances and has been used for generations. After the first climb, take the Jabas trail, which includes a series of switchbacks, to the ‘path of puma.’ This takes you to the ancient mule trail deep into the Nairi Awari Indigenous Reserve to reach the high-point of this excursion: the hidden waterfall. Enjoy a picnic lunch at this scenic spot before hiking back along the trail to a Cabécar indigenous community. After exploring that traditional village, continue down another rainforest trial back to the Pacuare Lodge.

Private canyoning and canopy tour at Pacuare Lodge

Head off on a private canyoning and canopy tour today. The canopy tour starts with a relaxed twenty minute trek through the tropical rainforest to the first platform. Rappel down towering trees and slide along cables through the jungle for a true adrenaline rush. A thorough safety briefing is given alongside secure equipment, ensuring a safe and thrilling adventure. The canyoning tour then combines hiking, climbing and rappelling. Explore El Tesorito Creek Canyon for a great introduction to rappelling, as it includes six short rappels of between 2 and 20 meters (6-65 feet) which will prepare you for a final rappel of more than 30 meters (90 feet). Then continue hiking through the creek and the forest back to the lodge.

Birdwatching in the Pacuare Reserve

An expert naturalist guide will lead you from the Pacuare Lodge along a series of sites from which you can observe buzzing hummingbirds, dancing butterflies and exquisite tropical flowers. The area around the lodge is home to an extraordinary number of exotic bird species that include the Sun Bittern, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Black-cheeked Woodpecker and a variety of colourful toucans.

Rafting transfer from Pacuare Lodge

After breakfast you will raft out from the lodge on a two hour journey to meet your onward transfer.

Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Siquirres to Arenal hotel

Days 5-8: Arenal
Accommodation in Arenal
Three days exploring the Arenal

During your time in Arenal, there are a huge amount of activities that we will be able to arrange for you, from adventure activities for the adrenalin junkies and options for those that want to enjoy the area at a more leisurely and relaxing pace. Your personal travel designer will be able to guide you through the different options, so that you choose the excursions best suited to your interests.

La Fortuna Waterfall

The stunning Fortuna waterfall is located near the Arenal Volcano National Park. This tour begins with a pick up at your hotel and a transfer to the falls. From here, it is a short hike down to the waterfall itself to see it’s epic 200-ft cascade in the midst of the rainforest and an exhilarating swim in the pool beneath.

Arenal Volcano Hike

The hike begins in one the trails close to the volcano, this trail will take you through the forest over recent lava flows and the area destroyed in 1968 now in the process of regeneration. The trail will give you the chance to spot the forest’s activity and unique flora whilst your guide points these out to you and explains about the reserve’s ecosystems, wildlife and the prominent effect of the volcano’s activity on the area.

Tabacon Hot Springs

Relax in the natural and mineral-rich geothermal waters of Tabacon's hot springs.

Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Arenal hotel to Guanacaste hotel

Days 8-11: The Guanacaste Coast
Three days enjoying the Guanacaste Coast

Pass the time relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches, or you may wish to indulge in some surf lessons, horse riding or other adventure activities for the thrill seekers. Your travel designer will be able to discuss with you the various tours available and book those best suited for you.

Kayaking and snorkelling in Tamarindo Bay

Kayak through the blue waters of Tamarindo beach towards the white sands of Capitán Island and enjoy the beautiful underwater coral reef and exotic fish as you snorkel.

Surfing lesson

As you take to the sea, feel the exhilaration of the waves at Punta Islita and learn all the essentials of how to surf.

Horse Riding Tour near the Guanacaste Coast

Enjoy picturesque trails on this horse riding tour, during which you will see a variety of plants and animals and enjoy beautiful vistas of the coast and rainforest. This horseback ride is appropriate for riders of all skill levels.

Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Guanacaste hotel to Liberia airport

Flight from Liberia to San Jose

Private transfer from San Jose domestic airport to San Jose international airport