Luxury Costa Rica Safari (11 days)
DAY #1 - San Jose, Costa Rica Hotel Grano de Oro
Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival, you will enjoy VIP Meet and Greet services at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José. As you exit meet your private driver/guide for a private transfer to your hotel in San Jose, Grano de Oro.
DAY #2 -Limón, Costa Rica Pacuare Lodge
After an overnight of recovery in Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose, you will immediately set off for a white-water rafting adventure en route to your luxury villa accommodations at Pacuare Lodge. Arrive on time for lunch included at your hotel, and enjoy the afternoon to relax.
DAY #3 -Limón, Costa Rica Pacuare Lodge
Today is dedicated to enjoying the activities available at Pacuare Lodge. The pristine terrain along the banks of the Pacuare River certainly bring you up close with the resident wildlife. River otters, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths, coatis, and iguanas abound. In addition, a delightful kaleidoscope of bird species also makes a daily appearance here. Whether zip-lining, hiking, or canyoning, you’ll find plenty of adventure and animal species at every turn during your stay.
DAY #4 - Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs
Next, your luxury Costa Rica safari continues in the shadow of the mighty Arenal Volcano. After breakfast depart your lodge white water rafting along the Pacuare River. A picnic lunch will be served riverside before continuing onward with your private transfer to your accommodations at Nayara Tented Camp in the Arenal Volcano area, approximately 2.5 hours away. Your Driver/Guide will be a naturalist who will provide insights on the plant and animal life of Costa Rica, as well as sharing his culture as a local Costa Rican. This service offers you more flexibility in travel times as you can request stops to photograph gorgeous scenery, view wildlife, visit nice local restaurants, meet local people, take coffee breaks or stretch when you need it.
DAY #5 - Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs
From your unforgettable tented camp accommodations at Nayara Tented Camp, you will have the opportunity to explore the lava flows, hanging bridges, and rainforest trails of Arenal Volcano National Park with your private guide. However, your stay culminates with a tortilla making experience and organic lunch served at a local farm
DAY #6 - Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica El Silencio Lodge & Spa - Relais & Chateaux
Continue onward to the hidden paradise of El Silencio Lodge & Spa, located within the depths of the Bajos del Toro cloud forest. This remote volcanic town is ideal for nature lovers, hikers, and bird enthusiasts, since it boasts numerous protected wilderness areas. Check in at your accommodations at El Silencio Lodge & Spa and afterwards visit the Toro Amarillo Waterfall with your private guide. Enjoy the amazing views of this impressive waterfall, one of the tallest in the country!
DAY #7 - Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica El Silencio Lodge & Spa - Relais & Chateaux
Today is dedicated to participating in some of the many activities at El Silencio Lodge, from horseback riding and mystic mountain hikes to bird watching and zip lining. Additional activities may be included at extra cost.
DAY #8 - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Playa Cativo
You will be picked up at your hotel for a private transfer to the local airport in San Jose for your 50-minute flight to Puerto Jimenez. On arrival enjoy a scenic 45-minute boat transfer across the Dulce Gulf, towards Playa Cativo Lodge, bordering the Piedras Blancas National Park. Keep your eyes open for dolphins swimming along your boat!
DAY #9 - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Playa Cativo
Enjoy a day of activities at Playa Cativo. Your private local guide for the day will join you along your preferred activities in the area, including a morning private nature hike at the wildlife rich Piedras Blancas National Park. This afternoon try out some stand up paddle boarding on the crystal clear ocean waters right in front of your hotel.
DAY #10 - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Playa Cativo
Today is yours to spend at your leisure. Perhaps go mangrove-ocean kayaking or set out on marine life discoveries. Or, simply relax in your private plunge pool with the view of the ocean extending endlessly into the distance.
DAY #11 - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Playa Cativo
Depart for Puerto Jimenez for your local domestic flight to San Jose, where you will catch your international flight home.
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