Want to experience the authentic Costa Rica and learn about the culture and local traditions? Visit rural communities and interact with “the Ticos” by sharing their daily activities such as the work at a coffee plantation or a hike where the locals with show you the best kept secrets of the country.
|Price per Adult (2-6 pax)||Price per Child|
|$ 1,740||$ 1,189|
Prices are per person and in U.S. dollars.
Based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together.
** Children rate applies for children under 10 years old. The child rate applies when the child is sharing the room at least with two adults. Maximum two children per room with two adults.
These rates apply from December 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2019. Peak Season: December 20th, 2018 to January 5th, 2019 and from April 14th to 20th, 2018 (an increase of the prices apply).
Quotation is subject to change according to availability and exchange rates.
After your flight, you will exit the plane and instantly feel the pure Costa Rican air; here your adventure begins. A representative will be waiting for you at the airport to accompany you during your private transfer to your hotel. You will be free to explore San Jose and experience the lively, cultural city. Overnight in San Jose. Meals not included.
Experience the “pura vida” life as you take a tour through the center of the local economy in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Live a day as a local as you walk with your guide through the Parque España, observe the street art on surrounding buildings as you walk toward the National Museum, and lastly, take the public transportation amongst the locals to the downtown center of the city and experience the Central Market. Enjoy lunch in one of the oldest cities while experiencing the creation of the traditional Costa Rican masks. Overnight in San Jose. Breakfast and lunch included.
Today is jam-packed with exciting activities. Energize yourself with some delicious coffee as you learn the production process during the Doka State Coffee tour. After, travel to Poas Volcano National Park where the inspiring cloud forest will welcome you. Witness the natural effects of the volcanic activity and learn about one of the biggest craters around the world. Your hike will continue to La Paz Waterfall Park where trails will lead you to one of the biggest wildlife rescue centers and various animal observatories before you reach the pristine waterfalls. Transfer to Arenal Volcano. Overnight in Arenal. Breakfast and lunch included.
Another fun-filled day is underway today. Learn the entire process of making chocolate at a local restaurant. After, you will walk through a winding path full of fruit and medicinal trees to a green house that provides the restaurant with most of the food it needs. Enjoy a buffet lunch where you can make homemade tortillas. In the afternoon you will have the chance to plant a tree on the farm and visit an animal rescue center. In the night, you will make dinner and take cooking lessons with a Costa Rican family. Overnight in Arenal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Transfer to the Caribbean lowlands of Sarapiqui. Known for its dense and wondrous rainforest, your lodge will be located in the middle of the jungle to experience it’s natural beauty up close. Spend the rest of the day exploring your lodge and the surrounding areas. Overnight in Sarapiqui. Breakfast included.
With your guide, help to harvest and see the production of the palm heart, a delicious palm found in many typical Costa Rican dishes. After your hard work, relax and absorb the beauty of the jungle on a boat tour down the Sarapiqui River where you will meet many of the animals that reside in this habitat. Lastly, learn how farmers in Costa Rica have evolved their practices to coexist with nature and live off the land in a more ecofriendly way at Finca Sura, a local family farm. The fresh fruit plantation is sure to attract some animals for you to observe. Overnight in Sarapiqui. Breakfast included.
With a never-ending gold sand coastline on one side and the vast rainforest on the other, you will have an amazing view as you transfer to Puerto Viejo Beach. With reggae music playing throughout the colorful town, you will instantly experience the Afro-Caribbean influence and laid back vibes of this indigenous beach town. Spend the day exploring the beaches and the town. Overnight in Puerto Viejo Beach. Breakfast included.
Travel by boat to indigenous villages up in the Talamanca Mountain Range and learn about their traditional culture and way of life. Visit an iguana farm and learn how one family makes a living by breeding these reptiles and setting them free into the wild. Meet another indigenous tribe as they teach you the traditional way to make chocolate and the many different ways they use it as medicines and for rituals. Later, cool off, swim, and enjoy the beauty of a waterfall before lunch. The rest of the day will be free. Overnight in Puerto Viejo Beach. Breakfast and lunch included.
Located just steps from your hotel, the golden sand beach is waiting for you. The morning is free to soak up the rays of the sun and enjoy the crystal clear water as it sparkles in the distance before it is time to return to the fast-paced style of living in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. Overnight in San Jose. Breakfast included.
It is not a “good-bye” but a “see you again” as you take your private transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to travel back home and reunite with family and friends. Breakfast included.