If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world with volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches to explore. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound — choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.
San José to San José
January 29 - February 13, 2020
From $2799CAD per person including air
- Spot wildlife while cruising through the canals of Tortuguero
- Hike through the cloud forest
- Enjoy the gorgeous beaches of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts
- Savour a local lunch at a G Adventuressupported coffee plantation
- Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí
- Your Discover Moment: Quepos; Monteverde; La Fortuna; Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
- Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Demonstration, Sarapiquí Rainforest
- Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
- Jungle lodge stay
- Nature trail walk with swim (Sarapiquí)
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Free Wi-Fi
- This adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
Hotels (13 nights), jungle lodge (2 nights, multi-share).
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. Allow USD530-690 for meals not included.
Private vehicle, tractor, public bus, boat, walking.
Staff & experts
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Day 1 | San José
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 | San José/Quepos
Travel to Quepos and enjoy a couple days of relaxing and exploring Manuel Antonio National Park.
Day 3 | Quepos
Enjoy a free day in the Manuel Antonio region to explore and relax. Opt go kayaking through mangroves, take a surf lesson or cruise along the coast on a dolphin spotting sunset sailing excursion.
Day 4 | Quepos/Monteverde
Travel from Quepos to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the cloud forest firsthand.
Day 5 | Monteverde
Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines or tour a coffee plantation.
Day 6 | Monteverde/La Fortuna
Travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, or relaxing in local hot springs.
Days 7-8 | La Fortuna
Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna. Optional activities abound.
Day 9 | La Fortuna/Sarapiquí Rainforest
Enjoy an included visit to a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a local lunch before heading to a jungle oasis in the Sarapiquí Rainforest.
Day 10 | Sarapiquí Rainforest
Enjoy a day in the beautiful Sarapiquí Valley. Optional activities (all included in our overnight package, weather depending) include swimming in the river, night walks, an empanada-making lesson or lounging in a hammock.
Day 11 | Sarapiquí Rainforest/Tortuguero
Head to Tortuguero. Opt to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles at night (seasonal).
Day 12 | Tortuguero
Enjoy free time to explore Tortuguero. Opt to kayak through the canals and view the wildlife, wake up early and head to the beach to watch turtle eggs hatch (seasonal), or just wander through the town.
Day 13 | Tortuguero/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Head to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Opt to snorkel in the Caribbean, hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or rent a bike to hit the beach.
Day 14 | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
With free time here, head out and explore. Don’t forget to try some fantastic Afro-Caribbean cuisine.
Day 15 | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José
Enjoy free time in the morning before heading back to San Jose for the final night with the group.
Day 16 | San José
Depart at any time.