Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.
Discover Costa Rica’s verdant beauty and unspoiled biodiversity on this immersive rainforest adventure. Explore the canals of Tortuguero and spot amazing wildlife from the water, observe the gorgeous natural landscapes and myriad wild species of La Fortuna as you zipline through forests near Arenal Volcano, and relax on the exclusive beaches during a three-night stay featuring the surf, sand and sun of the Gulf of Papagayo.
Inkas Blood Advantages
- Choose from an extraordinary rainforest immersion boat tour or kayaking through the lush Tortuguero Canal, watching for wildlife, including hundreds of colorful bird species
- Experience Costa Rica’s history and culture on a visit to Tortuguero Village or hike to Cerro Tortuguero to take in the only birds-eye view of the majestic Caribbean lowlands
- Stay at Nayara Gardens near Arenal Volcano National Park, taking in the vibrant rainforest and soaking in natural hot springs
- Fly through the treetops of the forest near the Arenal volcano on a thrilling zipline adventure
- Explore the mangroves of Papagayo and their ecosystem by paddling or riding a water bike
- Embark by boat on a revealing private excursion through El Viejo National Wildlife Refuge
DIA 1 ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Arrive in San José, the capital of Costa Rica, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel, which is ideally located for exploring the city. Check in, relax and, tonight, enjoy dinner on site.
DIA 2 TORTUGUERO | CANAL KAYAKING, TORTUGUERO VILLAGE OR HIKE
After breakfast and a couple of hours at leisure, fly to Tortuguero. Upon arrival, transfer to a dock to embark by boat to your impressive jungle lodge. Arrive to the sounds of nature, including wild species such as howler monkey, and settle into the tranquil setting with a cocktail in hand. Then, set out on your choice of two extraordinary, shared experiences. You may wish to kayak through the scenic Tortuguero canals beneath the sheltering rainforest, watching for wild mammals, waterlife and any of the hundreds of resident bird species. Alternatively, journey into the history and culture of Tortuguero Village or hike to Cerro Tortuguero for the only available birds-eye view of the spectacular Caribbean Lowlands.
DIA 3 TORTUGUERO | A DAY FREE FOR LEISURE OR ADVENTURE
Once again enjoy a choice of activities and keep your camera close at hand for the wild creatures whose paths you may cross. After your explorations, return to the lodge where the rest of the day is at your leisure, free to relax or perhaps stroll the trails that crisscross the grounds of the lodge, watching for the tiny creatures such as colorful frogs and beautiful insects that populate the profuse foliage.
DIA 4 ARENAL | TROPICAL RAINFOREST & ARENAL VOLCANO
After breakfast, fly to La Fortuna, where you meet your A&K Guide & Driver, who accompany you for the next three days. Head into the northern lowlands of Costa Rica to behold one of the country’s most impressive volcanic attractions, the Arenal Volcano. Then, proceed to your hotel, an oasis of tranquility set on the outskirts of the volcano and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. Settle in, and then join your guide for an evening dip in the lovely nearby hot springs. Immerse yourself in the warm waters and to the sounds of nature emanating from the forest around you. After your soak, enjoy dinner at the restaurant on site before returning to your lodge.
DIA 5 ARENAL | ALL-AGES ZIPLINE ADVENTURE
Begin your day with a combination of adrenaline and fun on a zipline adventure, as you navigate through a network of 15 platforms, five ziplines and even a swinging “Tarzan” rope, at heights where the treetops form the passing landscape. In the company of experts and your A&K guide, zoom over a canyon almost 400 feet deep, starting from the highest point in the surrounding 1,400 acres of forest. Take in spectacular views of the Pino Blanco waterfall, the Arenal volcano and Cerro Chato. Keep your eyes wide open, there might be a sloth or other forest denizens in the next tree you pass by.
DIA 6 PAPAGAYO | SECLUDED PRIVATE BEACHES
Journey overland to the Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste, stopping en route in Rio Perdido for an adventure experience in the canyon that may include ziplining, hiking or whitewater tubing. Upon arrival in Papagayo, check in to your secluded beach resort hotel situated in a remote nature reserve at the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula and begin a relaxing three-night stay.
DIA 7 PAPAGAYO | SECRETS OF THE MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM
After breakfast, join your local guide and other guests on an activity that reveals the magic of the area’s unique ecosystem as you explore a mangrove forest by paddling or water bike. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, sunning and splashing in the waves of the Pacfic on one of your hotel’s two private beaches.
DIA 8 PAPAGAYO | INDULGE IN A DAY AT LEISURE
Revel in another full day at your leisure, free to join optional tours (at an additional cost), indulge in some of your hotel’s many amenities or stretch out in the sun on the sparkling white sands.
DIA 9 PAPAGAYO | PRIVATE BOAT EXCURSION IN A TROPICAL FOREST
Return to San José, stopping en route at El Viejo National Wildlife Refuge for a private guided boat excursion. As you explore, take in firsthand views of Palo Verde National Park, learning about the local ecology and watching for resident wildlife, including an incredible number of tropical bird species such as the rose-colored spoonbill and the strikingly plumed Jabirú stork. After lunch, continue to San José and settle into your hotel.
DIA 10 DEPART SAN JOSE
After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure before you are privately transferred to the airport for your departing flight.