Costa Rica Rainforest Connection

Naturalist showing baby turtle hatch

Daily Year Round – Semi Private Independent Explorer Program (uses vans and buses for our guests only, not public)

7 days – 6 nights from CAD $1609 pp based on dbl occupancy

Here’s how it works, easy and affordable.

Day 1: Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José. After passing through Immigration you will be met by a member of the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) who will give you a sticker that will facilitate you clearing customs. As you exit meet a transport representative for a Private transfer to your hotel in Arenal, approximately 3 hour transfer. 2 Night accommodations at Lomas del Volcan (Standard Bungalow)

Day 2: Pick up for a guided naturalist hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Includes round trip transfers, local guide and entrance fee (shared basis tour). (B)

Day 3: Pick up for a private transfer from Arenal to your hotel in Sarapiqui, approximately 1.5 hour transfer. On arrival to Sarapiqui stop for a cultural and educational experience with the Best Chocolate Tour in Sarapiqui, and learn all about the Cacao plant and its importance in Costarican history. Includes local guide and entrance fee (shared basis tour). (B)2 Night accommodations at Ara Ambigua Lodge (Standard Room)

Day 4: A day for activities at Sarapiqui (not included). Today evening participate on a guided Frog Tour inside your hotel grounds. (B)

Day 5: Private transfer from your hotel in Sarapiqui to the docks lining the Caribbean coast at La Pavona, approximately 1.5 hour transfer. Board a boat for a transfer to your hotel in Tortuguero, approximately 1.5 hours. Arrive on time for Lunch at your hotel and an afternoon guided tour to the local town of Tortuguero. (B,L,D)

2 Night accommodations at Evergreen Lodge (Standard Room)

Day 6: Tortuguero National Park tour by boat of the backwater canals including local guide and park entrance fee (shared basis tour). (B,L,D)

Day 7: After breakfast board a boat from your hotel for a transfer to La Pavona docks, approximately 1.5 hour transfer. Overland shared transfer to San Jose, approximately 4 hours. Stop en route for Lunch included at a local restaurant in Guapiles. Drop off at hotel in San José or the International Airport for departure. (B,L)

To get more information please contact us. For late arrivals in San Jose and early departures, we can modify the program with Day 1 having overnight near to the airport and adding an additional post tour night at extra cost. Or extend your vacation with a stay at the beach.

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