Costa Rica Wildlife Travel Package

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Day 1 - San Jose

Pueblo Antiguo in San Jose
Arrive at San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport, where you will be met by our representative after clearing customs, then transferred to your hotel in San Jose. Overnight at San Jose area hotel.

Day 2 - San Jose / Tortuguero (Meals: B, L, D)

Canals in Tortuguero
In the early morning, your guide will pick you up at your hotel in San Jose, and take you east through the mountains toward the Caribbean coast. You'll stop along the way for breakfast, then later on, visit a banana plantation and learn how this important export crop is cultivated and processed.

Upon arriving at the boat dock, you will embark on a one hour boat ride to the lodge. After lunch, explore the neighboring village of Tortuguero. Overnight at Tortuguero area hotel.

Day 3 - Tortuguero (Meals: B, L, D)

Sea Turtles
In the early morning, your naturalist guide will take you on a two-hour boat trip to observe wildlife in the area's canals. After lunch, you will visit Tortuguero National Park on foot, hiking on trails through the rainforest with your guide.

From July - October, for an additional cost you might opt for a late-night expedition to search for nesting turtles along the beach. Overnight at Tortuguero area hotel.

Day 4 - Tortuguero / Osa Peninsula (Meals: B, L, D)

Osa Peninsula Mangroves
Just after breakfast, take a five minute boat ride to Tortuguero airstrip. You will then fly to San José & connect with a flight to Palmar Sur. From there, after a quick transfer to Sierpe boat dock, you will ride a boat down the river to the open ocean.

By lunchtime you will arrive at the dock of your hotel. The afternoon is yours to hike the trails on the grounds of the hotel, take a swim, or just relax. Overnight at Osa Peninsula hotel.

Day 5 - Osa Peninsula / Corcovado National Park (Meals: B, L, D)

Corcovado National Park
After a delicious breakfast your adventure begins. Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide, you'll journey into Corcovado National Park.

Along the trail your guide will tell you some of the fascinating stories about life in the rainforest and point out an amazing variety of birds and wildlife. Spider monkeys, howler monkeys, scarlet Macaws, owls, herons, parrots, and poison dart frogs are just a few of the animals you might see.

You will walk along a river until reaching the park ranger station at San Pedrillo. There under shade trees on the beach you will enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch there will be time to explore the beach. In the afternoon it's a short distance along the coastal trail to return to the lodge. Overnight at Osa Peninsula hotel.

Day 6 - Osa Peninsula / Caño Island Biological Preserve
(Meals: B, L, D)

Beautiful Shoreline
Your excursion starts after breakfast when your guide will help you select snorkeling gear (SCUBA diving upgrade is available for an additional fee). A half-hour boat ride will take you to Caño Island. Along the way, it's possible to see dolphins, whales, and even orcas.

The boat will anchor and you'll have a chance to snorkel above coral reefs, seeing fish, rays, and sometimes turtles. Afterward, you will make landfall on a beautiful beach sheltered by coconut palms, which has picnic tables where your guide will spread out a tablecloth and lay out lunch.

There will be time to hike up through the ancient indigenous burial grounds in the interior of the island to the "viewpoint", take a swim, beach-comb, or to try your luck at snorkeling in the cove in front of you.

Around mid-afternoon pack-up and head back to the lodge where you'll have a chance to rest up before drinks and dinner. Overnight at Osa Peninsula hotel.

Day 7 - Osa Peninsula / Monteverde (Meals: B)

After breakfast, return to Sierpe boat dock for a taxi transfer to Palmar Sur, followed by a short flight to San Jose. From here you will transfer by private van to Monteverde, enjoying the gorgeous mountain scenery along the way.

After arriving and settling in to your hotel, your afternoon is free to relax, or explore the area. You may wish to check out the area's art galleries and shopping, local cheese factory, frog farm, or serpentarium (at extra cost). Overnight at Monteverde area hotel.

Day 8 - Monteverde (Meals: B)

Cloud Forest
In the morning, enjoy a guided walk through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The Reserve extends down both sides of the Tilarán mountains, encompassing six different ecological life zones. You might see the endangered Resplendent quetzal or Emerald toucanet, as well as many other plants and animals.

In the afternoon, get ready for adventure! Visit the Selvatura canopy tour and zip between platforms on a series of cables high up in the trees. Overnight at Monteverde area hotel.

Day 9 - Monteverde / San Jose (Meals: B)

San Jose Cityscape
Transfer by private van to San Jose international airport for departure.

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