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A ten-day private nature tour to see Costa Rica's wildlife and natural wonders

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel

Every detail taken care of

What's Included

  • Private tour options in the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park, the Cloud Forests and the Nicoya Peninsula
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Costa Rica is a wildlife lover’s dream. It may be small, but it is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity and its forests teem with monkeys, sloths, birds and butterflies.

You’ll start your 11-day discovery on the Osa Peninsula, home to pristine rainforest and beautiful coastline. This is a great place not only to spot wildlife but to slow down, unwind and start taking in the little details – the sound of the ocean and the birdcalls that carry through the canopy.

It’s then time to head to Costa Rica’s cloud forests, a mystical place shrouded in mist. Here you’ll hike to waterfalls and set out in search of minute hummingbirds and the wonderfully colourful quetzal bird. Your final three nights will be spent in Manuel Antonio, a beautiful national park on the Pacific coast. Hike through its lush forests, keeping your eyes peeled for monkeys, iguanas, frogs and sloths.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

San Jose

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel 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 international flight.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to San Jose airport

Flight

Light aircraft from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez

Transfer

Private transfer to your accommodation on the Osa Peninsula

Days 2-5

Osa Peninsula

Accommodation in Osa Peninsula

Three nights along the Osa Peninsula Three nights along the Osa Peninsula

The pristine rainforests and the rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared ‘one of the most biologically intense places on earth’ by the National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula along with Drake Bay is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including mammals such as white-face capuchins, margays, ocelots, tapirs, jaguars and pumas. Scarlet macaws, pelicans and woodpeckers are just some of the birdlife to enjoy and you can watch humpback whales and dolphins cavort in the gulf inlet.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to the airstrip

Flight

Light aircraft from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose

Transfer

Private transfer to the Central Cloud Forests

Days 5-8

The Central Cloud Forest

Accommodation in The Central Cloud Forest

Three nights in the Cloud Forests Three nights in the Cloud Forests

Time to enjoy the natural evergreen environment of the misty Cloud Forests. This unique environment is almost always shrouded in mist giving it an ethereal feel, as if nothing else beyond the cloud exists. The forests are home to colourful birds, butterflies, ocelots and an incredible array of lichen, moss and orchids.

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Bird watching tour Bird watching tour

Head out into the forest with an expert to spot some of the area's incredible birdlife. Minute hummingbirds, rare black guans and elusive quetzals will provide thrilling glimpses and exciting photo opportunities.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Manuel Antonio

Days 8-11

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 sandy 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.

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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

Transfer

Private transfer to San Jose airport

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