Costa Rica Luxury Lodges with air transfers 14 Days
Experience Costa Rica's wildlife havens of Tortuga, Monteverde, Arenal and the Osa Peninsula on a 14-day luxury itinerary with hiking, whitewater rafting, river kayaking, canopy walks and much more included. Staying in exceptional lodges in the best possible locations and with selected air transfers this itinerary gives travellers the very best Costa Rica has to offer.
Cost based on 4 people travelling together in 2 double rooms. Cost for 2 people from £15,525 per person
- Enjoy wildlife galore across a country which holds 5% of the world's biodiversity
- Rainforest Canopy Adventures
- Whitewater raft on the Pacuare River ranked in the top 10 River trip worldwide by Nat Geo.
- Hike through tropical forest at the base of the Arenal volcano
- Spot Reptiles, sloths and more kayaking the Penas Blancas River
- Eco-lodge stay in the heart of the Osa Peninsula
- Guided exploration of Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Meet & greet upon arrival at SJO Airport
- On-site excursions in Pacuare, Tortuga and Lapa Rios Lodges
- Private guided excursions in the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde
- Light aircraft transfers from El Tanque - Puerto Jimenez - Aranjuez
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Arrive San Jose
Arrival at San Jose International Airport. Meet & Greet upon and private transfer to Grano de Oro Hotel considered one of the best boutique-style hotels in San Jose and located in a quiet neighbourhood near downtown. Check-in and overnight at the Grano de Oro Hotel in a Deluxe Room
Tortuguero National Park
Explore Tortuguero National Park, a unique destination in Costa Rica, with a 2-night stay. Enjoy a relaxing boat transfer through stunning natural settings for the best wildlife viewing. Take an early morning private transfer to La Pavona and navigate the beautiful Tortuguero Canals. This park, accessible only by boat or air, boasts a tropical rainforest, coastline vegetation, mangrove swamps, and lagoons, home to over 300 bird species, 50 fish species, and 160 mammals. It's also one of the world's most important nesting sites for green sea turtles, which nest on its beaches from June to October. Check into Tortuga Lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure. The following day choose from a variety of on-site excursions including a natural history boat tour, twilight trail tour, guided visit to Tortuguero Village and Casa Xecropia, kayak tour, guided property trail walk, and a guided walk to Tortuguero Hill
Pacuare Lodge and River
After breakfast, depart Tortuga Lodge by boat to La Pavona where you will be met by Pacuare Lodge staff for a land transfer to the lodge. Check in and receive a welcome cocktail at the award-winning Pacuare Lodge, one of the best luxury eco-lodges in Central America. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the lodge's facilities.
Wake up to the sound of birds and the river and head to the main lodge for a delicious homemade breakfast. Choose from a variety of exciting and included on-site tours, such as the Pacuare Canopy Adventure, Canyoning El Tesorito Creek, Cabecar Indigenous Hike, Ancient Trail & Hidden Waterfall Hike, Bajo del Tigre & Nairi Awari Reserve Hike, Night Walk, and Rural Experience. Note: These tours can only be booked at the lodge and are subject to availability
Whitewater rafting and Arenal Volcano
This morning we embark on a thrilling rafting adventure down the river, surrounded by breathtaking rapids, gorges, waterfalls, and nature. A tasty sandwich, fruit, and sweets lunch will be served by the river. Pacuare is known for its lush rainforests and exotic wildlife and has been recognized as one of the top 10 river trips by National Geographic. At the end of the rafting trip in Siquirres, change into dry clothes for your private transfer to the Arenal Volcano for a 3 night stay at Nayara Tented Camp.
Today, go on a private guided walk at the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges to explore the rainforest from a bird's eye view. Your guide will educate you on Costa Rican culture, history, and nature as you spot various plants, animals, and birds. After this, visit the Arenal Volcano Park, including a hike at its base, to see the magnificent active volcano and its surrounding tropical forest and petrified lava flows. After the tour, transfer back to the camp
Kayaking the Penas Blanca
This morning, kayak along the Peñas Blancas River and see the diverse wildlife and birds of Costa Rica, including monkeys, reptiles, toucans, and more. End the tour at Ranch "La Cocina de Tita Yolanda" and learn about coffee, chocolate, and cane sugar in a garden tour, in the afternoon, you have free time to relax or explore the area on your own. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Travel to El Tanque Airstrip for a chartered flight to Puerto Jimenez in the Osa Peninsula where you will transfer to the Lapa Rios Lodge and Check-in and relax for the rest of the day. The Osa Peninsula is known for its high biodiversity and is recognised by National Geographic as having the highest biodiversity in the world.
Enjoy the lodge facilities and a selection of on-site guided tours included during your stay at Lapa Rios Ecolodge such as the Early morning and Sunset Birds Tour, Wild Waterfall, Local Medicine Tour, Rain Forest Ridge Walk, Osa Trail, Matapalo Tour, Night Walk and “Twigs, Pigs & Garbage” Tour
Monteverde Cloud Forest
After breakfast, depart from Lapa Rios Lodge and transfer to Puerto Jimenez to board a chartered flight to Aranjuez airstrip, near Monteverde. Upon arrival, transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge, check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Monteverde is a secluded plateau located in the Tilaran Mountain Range and is known for its rich ecological system and cloud forest habitat. Founded by North American Quakers in 1951, Monteverde's high altitude and cool climate make it a unique destination to explore the area's nature and wildlife.
On the morning of the second day rise early for a guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Spanning 10,500 hectares, the private reserve is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including over 400 species of birds, including the majestic quetzal. With a network of trails offering varying levels of difficulty, you'll have the opportunity to explore this stunning area and discover its rich natural beauty. Return to the hotel by noon and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Depart San Jose
Private transfer to San Jose International airport for your flight home
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge is located in Costa Ricas Northern Tilaran Mountain Range, at an altitude of 5000 feet above the sea level, where the continental divide between the Caribbean and the Pacific is located. It is set in a very tranquil location, surrounded by 70 acres of private property including both primary and secondary forest and offers more than 3 miles of private trails where you can find more than 180 species of birds.
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
Set amongst a wildlife paradise in 50 acres of private land close to the world famous Tortuguero National Park, this beautiful eco-friendly lodge combines riverside living and adventure with beautiful accommodation, fine dining and relaxation in the heart of the tropical rain forest.
Situated on Costa Rica's Northeast Caribbean coast and accessible only by boat the Tortuguero area is renowned for its spectacular array of flora and wildlife that captures the imagination of even the most intrepid traveller and this authentic eco-friendly lodge captures this jungle essence perfectly. Partake in the many activities on offer including kayaking tours into Tortuguero National Park and Turtle nesting tours before returning to the lodge for relaxing swim or a signature Caribbean cocktail.
Grano de Oro, San Jose
In Costa Rica, the term “Grano de Oro” is used to refer to the coffee bean, their “Grain of Gold”. The founders of this boutique hotel fell in love with the idea that such a small fruit could be so valuable!
In the heart of San José, the famous Grano de Oro Hotel is a surprising oasis in the concrete jungle of the city. Grano de Oro is a beautiful option for families, couples and anyone looking for boutique-style services and luxury accommodations in downtown San José.
Lapa Rios Eco-Lodge
The 17-Bungalow lodge has been operating since 1993 and is recognised globally for its efforts to preserve over 1,000 acres of lush rainforest, both primary and secondary. The resort also contributes to the growth of the surrounding community.
At Lapa Rios, guests will experience the tropical rainforest in unique ways, encountering the area's wildlife, and engaging in oceanic activities. Whether one is adventurous or seeking tranquillity, Lapa Rios offers a wealth of opportunities to connect with the mysterious ecosystem.
The lodge offers an intimate and genuine experience that's luxurious, educational, and inspiring. Guests can enjoy interpretive hikes, bird-watching walks, sustainability tours, and more to gain a true understanding of the Osa Peninsula's wild and vibrant environment.
Nayara Tented Camp
Nayara Tented Camp, one of the first of its kind in Central America, was inspired by the luxurious canvas lodges found in Africa and Asia. Situated within the Arenal Volcano National Park, the camp boasts opulent and spacious tents spanning 1,700 square feet. These tents were built at a higher altitude on the hillside to provide guests with unobstructed views of the Arenal Volcano.
For groups of multigenerational travellers or like-minded individuals, two identical connecting tents are available. Alternatively, couples and guests seeking privacy can book individual units. The Camp's indoor/outdoor design seamlessly blends contemporary, luxurious elements with a unique sense of place. The suites, reminiscent of traditional African safari-style tents, incorporate a Costa Rican touch, featuring canopy beds with botanical headboard murals, private plunge pools fed by natural mineral hot springs, and double-head outdoor showers.
Pacuare Lodge blends lavish amenities, exceptional hospitality, and a renowned commitment to sustainability with the extraordinary offerings bestowed upon it by the Pacuare River. The collection of bungalows comprises individual residences, distinct from one another, and situated within easy reach of the restaurant and reception. While they are close enough to make your way to dinner without losing your way, they are also far enough into the rainforest that you can fully engage with the enchanting natural environment that surrounds you.
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