The highlights of Costa Rica: Tortuguero, Arenal and Manuel Antonio

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Exploring the 'Land of the Turtles'
  • Zip lining through the canopy in the rainforest of Arenal
  • Walking tour of Arena's suspension bridges
  • Kayaking and snorkelling in Manuel Antonio National Park

What's included

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • All transfers and internal flights
  • All tours mentioned
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Costa Rica may be small, but it certainly packs a punch. Home to lush jungle, rugged coasts and incredible wildlife, it is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure.

On this trip, you’ll start in Tortuguero National Park, an intricate network of rivers, lagoons and canals. Sloths swing through the canopy, caiman lurk beneath the water’s surface and the birds compete with howler monkeys for airtime. The best way to explore this incredible environment is by boat, getting up close to its inhabitants and getting to understand this delicate ecosystem.

You will then spend three nights in Arenal, rafting along its rapids, zip lining through the forest and walking along its famous hanging bridges where you can appreciate the great diversity of flora and fauna.

The final stop on your adventure is Manuel Antonio National Park. There is so much to do here from hiking and nature tours to swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. The park is also home to lots of wildlife, so you can spend time hanging out with some of Costa Rica’s most important residents before heading home.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-2

San Jose

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in San Jose

Accommodation in San Jose

Overnight in San Jose Overnight in San Jose

Enjoy your evening in this metropolitan capital city, relaxing at your hotel after your flight.

Flights & transfers


Boat and road transfer to your lodge

Days 2-4


Accommodation in Tortuguero

Two nights in Tortuguero Two nights in Tortuguero

Spend your days here in the 'Land of the Turtles' exploring the myriad of waterways and nature trails with your expert guides, and relaxing to the sound of the jungle from your lodge. Other more adventurous activities such as kayaking, fishing and walking are available, as are more specialist wildlife excursions. Talk to your travel designer about how you would like to spend your time here. The turtle nesting season is July to October.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Arenal

Days 4-7


Accommodation in Arenal

Three nights in Arenal Three nights in Arenal

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

White water rafting White water rafting

Combine nature and adventure as you get involved with white water rafting in an amazing isolated rainforest river canyon in Arenal. Once you have had your safety talk and your guide has taken you through paddling instructions, delve into exciting and safe rolling rapids and peaceful river pools. Don't forget to look out for the varied wildlife surrounding you, including monkeys, sloths and tropical birds.

Zip lining through the canopy Zip lining through the canopy

Enjoy this thrilling aerial adventure starting from a tower 13m (43 feet) high and glide your way down eight galvanized stainless steel cables, ranging from 80m (262 feet) to 750m (2460 feet) in length, with an average height of 38m (125 feet). Speeds will top 60km/h (37mph)! All of the 14 platforms, five of which are constructed in trees, are strategically designed at varying heights to allow the clients to observe the rainforest from different angles and photograph the awe-inspiring scenery.

Arenal's hanging bridges Arenal's hanging bridges

Embark on a tour through the Arenal Reserve's suspension bridges and primary rainforest. This tour is both a fun and an educational way to get to know more about this natural environment. The trails in the reserve have been designed for all levels of trekkers and cover about 3100m (10,170 feet) of the mountainous zone. You'll get to admire the great diversity of flora and fauna found here on your visit.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Manuel Antonio

Days 7-10

Manuel Antonio

Accommodation in Manuel Antonio

Three nights in Manuel Antonio Three nights in Manuel Antonio

This is the country's most popular coastal retreat for many a reason, namely its controlled development, marine reserves, national parks and white-sanded beaches. You can enjoy both the secluded, relaxing side of this location as well as the many water activities on offer - scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and dolphin spotting.

Hiking in Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking in Manuel Antonio National Park

Tour one of Costa Rica’s most stunning national parks on the Manuel Antonio National Park hike. An experienced guide, while taking you through this natural world of wonder that is bursting with biodiversity, will point out several species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundis and much more.

Created in 1972 to preserve the richness of the forest and the idyllic beaches, Manuel Antonio is home to many of Costa Rica's endangered species. Despite being one of the country's smallest national parks, it is regarded as one of its best.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to San Jose airport

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