Discover Arenal and the Guanacaste Coast on this week-long trip to Costa Rica

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  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

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Itinerary highlights

  • Riding the Sky Tram gondola above the rainforest canopy in Arenal
  • Animal-filled river floating safari on the Rio Frio
  • Snorkelling along the Guanacaste Coast
  • Horseback riding and kayaking along the shores of the gold coast

What's included

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

This seven-day trip is great for those with limited time who still want to get a taste of what makes Costa Rica such a wonderful destination.

You’ll spend three nights in Arenal, marvelling at its magnificent volcano and enjoying a bird’s-eye-view from the Sky Tram gondola. You’ll look out over the volcano and lake and take to the nature trails where you can spot the abundance of wildlife that lives in the canopy.

You’ll also explore the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frio, one of the best places for birdwatching in Costa Rica. Keep your eyes peeled for howler monkeys, sloths, caimans and the endangered jabiru bird.

It’s then onto the Guanacaste Coast for three nights of relaxation, enjoying the stunning scenery and discovering the colourful underwater world of the Pacific. A fitting end to your short but unforgettable Costa Rican journey.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-4


Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Arenal

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.

Sky Tram and canopy tour Sky Tram and canopy tour

The tour will begin with the Sky Tram which suitable for all ages, and thanks to the space of the gondolas, wheelchairs can also be accommodated. Before you start, your guide will give you a brief explanation about security measures and will provide you with the equipment you'll need for this adventure. The slow-paced Sky Tram gondolas glide smoothly, offering impressive views of the rainforest, the Arenal volcano and the lake. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, the ride takes around 20 minutes with the possibility of short stops to take one-of-a-kind photographs or to spot a tropical bird.

The Sky Trek will return you to the starting point, and during it you will slide through cables that extend into the middle of the forest and canyons. You will enjoy views of the tropical forest that only a bird could experience. The canopy tour includes eight cross-sectional cables with a total length of 1.7 miles and a maximum height of 660 feet.

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Cano Negro and the Rio Frio Cano Negro and the Rio Frio

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frio are considered to one of the best sites for bird watching and observing wildlife. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds including the endangered jabiru, the largest bird in Central America. Caño Negro is also home to many other exciting animals. Howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys can be seen on the banks of the river, as well as three-toed sloths and some reptiles like turtles, caimans and basilisk, also known as Jesus Christ lizards.

The tour starts with a private transfer to Los Chiles, a small village 4km from the Nicaraguan border. During this three-hour floating safari, a bilingual guide will point out the rich and varied avifauna present in this protected wetland, declared a Ramsar Site in 1991. A typical Costa Rican lunch will be served in a restaurant after the safari.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to the Guanacaste Coast

Days 4-7

Guanacaste Coast

Accommodation in Guanacaste Coast

Three nights on the Guanacaste Coast Three nights on the Guanacaste Coast

With its stretches of golden sand beaches, wildlife reserves and ultra-easy-going atmosphere, the Guanacaste Coast is the perfect place to kick back and relax for a few days. Nicknamed the 'gold coast', it stretches all the way from the Nicaragua border south to the Nicoya Peninsula. There is lots to do here from surfing and snorkelling to horse riding and kayaking.

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Snorkelling the Guanacaste Coast Snorkelling the Guanacaste Coast

Your guide will introduce you to the underwater world, where you'll discover the beauty that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the different creatures and species that inhabit these waters and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and turtles.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Liberia airport

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