Costa Rica’s Nature
$2,000 per person
$1,850 per person
Your Vacation At A Glance
1 night at Grano De Oro
2 nights at Manatus
2 nights at Rancho Margot
2 nights at Belmar
Activities and Adventures
Tortuguero Village Tour
Tortuguero Canal Tour
Daily Yoga At Rancho Margot
Monteverde Night Hike
Monteverde Reserve Guided Hike
Private ground transfers within Costa Rica
Arrive San Jose Costa Rica
If this is your first time in Costa Ria, you’re in for a treat. You’ll feel the warmth as soon as you walk off the plane, and when our friendly driver escorts you to your first destination, you’ll begin to understand the warmth of the Costa Rican people too. Your first night will be in the Grano De Oro – “Grain of Gold” – and you’ll find this renovated traditional Costa Rican home, now luxurious hotel, a perfect introduction to the country. Ask about ‘Pura Vida’ and you’ll be welcomed like an old friend.
Your shuttle will collect you from San Jose and take you to Pavona where you will transfer by boat through the famous canals to your hotel, Manatus. You just need to walk around the grounds of Manatus to feel immersed in nature and you will quickly realize why Tortuguero is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. This afternoon you will visit the small village of Tortuguero.
Canal Tour & Turtle Nesting
Today you will visit two different canals that weave their way through the Tortuguero waterway system. This is Costa Rica nature viewing at its finest and your are bound to see sloths, howler monkeys and if you are incredibly lucky, the rarely sighted Costa Rican Jaguar. If you are visiting between March and October, sign up for a turtle nesting tour with your hotel. March-May you can expect to see Leatherback turtles start the nesting season, July-October will see you on the lookout for Loggerheads and March-October you may also be lucky enough to find Hawksbill turtles nesting. July-October is Peak Season in Tortuguero as you will find the giant Green Sea Turtles nesting in what is thought to be one of the most important nesting sites on the planet. A true once in a lifetime experience.
Transfer to Arenal
Take a last boat ride through the canals before meeting your shuttle to Arenal, where upon arrival you will check into Rancho Margot. This self sustaining eco ranch is the ultimate getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Set within 400 acres, Rancho Margot is a nature lovers paradise with a myriad of trails and lookout points that will satisfy even the most arduous hikers amongst you.
Spend your next two days however you wish. There are so many activities to take part in at Rancho Margot that you are bound to have a couple of busy days. Choose from two complimentary yoga classes each day, self guided hikes in and around the Ranch or maybe even a horseback ride. You choose how busy you would like to be.
Days 5 & 6
Transfer To Monteverde & Night Hike
Today you will enjoy a fun transfer by van-boat-van from La Fortuna to Monteverde, home of the famous cloud forests. Its a fun way to change locations and nice to travel over the lake. A hike through a tropical forest at night could easily be terrifying, but when you’re with a professional guide, it’s an unforgettable experience. Sloths, armadillos, porcupines & possums, insects of all sorts, spiders, birds amphibians and reptiles – they all come out an night to hunt, and as you quietly creep through the undergrowth, chances are you’ll see an animal you’ve never seen before.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Home to 4% of all known plant and animal species, yet only taking up 0.04% of the Earth’s surface, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. Even by Costa Rican standards though, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has a particularly rich biodiversity. All that penetrates the forest are a selection of well-maintained trails where you’re likely to come across monkeys, the odd sloth and perhaps even a jaguar, along with 2,500 plant species, and tens of thousands of species of insect. Enjoy…
Time To Head Home
Your private transfer will collect you and have you back in San Jose in tie for your international flights home.