Hiking the lowlands of Costa Rica is an exciting adventure full of exploration and discovery

Costa Rica has much to discover and hiking enthusiasts will especially love the scenery it has to offer. Volcanos, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and beaches; all that anyone could expect from an eco-adventure vacation in Costa Rica, including cultural influence and flavor.

Starting in San José with a transfer to Arenal, you and the gang will be visiting a volcano and walking past waterfalls. Then, you will go to the province of Guanacaste and see the stunningly gorgeous, clear, turquoise waters of Rio Celeste. To wrap things up, you will go on to downtown Quepos, where you can experience the local culture, do a little shopping, eat out, and catch the amazing sunset over the marina.

Feel like getting in a little hiking on your own? From Quepos, you can always grab a cab and take it over hill and into Manuel Antonio (a 10-minute ride) and spend the day (or part of it!) discovering the beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park—watch your stuff; the monkeys and raccoons love to steal!

This exciting multi-day itinerary includes comfy lodgings and the expertise of a local guide.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A 8-day Costa Rica Hike Adventure itinerary.
  • Delve into Costa Rica’s vast natural wonders.
  • Do some hiking and enjoy the nature that surrounds you.
  • Bed down in comfy lodgings throughout.
  • Visit the downtown of Arenal and Quepos.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 2-night accommodation in Silencio Lodge Luxury
  • 2-night accommodation in Arenal or similar.
  • 2-night accommodation in Quepos or similar.
  • 1 night accommodation in San Jose or similar.

Exclusions:
·       Airport taxes.

·       Gratuities (optional).

·       Other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

·       Extra beverages and alcoholic drinks.

·       Meals, souvenirs and other local and personal expenses not specified in the itinerary.

Additional info:
·       Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

·       A minimum of 4 people per booking is required.

·       Please note: optional activities can be purchased while in Costa Rica.

·       Please be aware that a minimum physical condition is required.

Additional information

Duration8 Days and 7 Nights
Age15+

1

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose.

Receive a warm, Costa Rican welcome at the SJO airport and then you’ll be transferred to your hotel. We will have a welcome meeting as a group and receive a detailed explanation of your trip. We’ll have our customary glass of wine to relax and share stories and expectations of the week to come.

Lodging at Hotel in San Jose. Category: *** or *****. Meals: D

2

Day 2: Del Toro Waterfall, hike and cooking time.

Around 15 minutes away, we have a hike challenge for you. You are going to down to the base of a roaring 400 foot waterfall that sinks into an extinct volcanic crater, one of Costa Rica’s most amazing sights. Come back to the Lodge to enjoy and cook like a Costa Rican. Pick all the organic veggies and herbs, because you are going to need for prepare Costa Ricans traditional dishes with our chef.

Lodging at Hotel in Arenal. Category: ***. Meals: B-L

3

Day 3: Let’s hike it | Fortuna waterfall.

Your hike to Cerro Chato near the Arenal Volcano will be approximately 5 hours within a distance of approximately 8kms through semi-challenging terrain, up and down hills, and some muddy trails. You will hike through lush rainforests to the rim of an extinct volcano and see the neighboring emerald-green lagoon.  During your walk you will have great views of the Arenal Volcano and the valley of La Fortuna. Bring your bathing suit, as you may have the opportunity to visit 200ft tall Fortuna Waterfall and swim in the clear river pools. In the evening, you can relax in the hot springs of your hotel.

Lodging at Hotel in Arenal. Category: ***. Meals: B-L

4

Day 4: Arenal | Río Celeste.

Río Celeste, localized in Guanacaste, and like the name says the color describe perfectly how is the river, because it has a lot of minerals, that put the color in the water. In pictures it’s often mistaken for being photo-shopped. We are going to hike around five miles and the chance to seek a lot of biodiversity such as plants and birds.

Lodging at Hotel in Arenal. Category: ***. Meals: B-L

5

Day 5: Quepos

American Crocodiles basking in the sun at the Tarcoles River bridge. Arrive in the afernoon and be ready for see one the most beautiful sunsets in Costa Rica.

Lodging at Hotel in Manuel Antonio. Category: ***. Meals: B

6

Day 6: Hiking in the mountains of Quepos.

After enjoying fresh fruits and coffee, we start our adventure to hike in the Private Reserve in the middle of the jungle, starting on an old farm road then passing many creeks and waterfalls inside untouched rainforests. Along this road we have amazing views of this pristine area with great opportunities for wildlife and bird observation. Come lunchtime. All our meals are healthy, locally-sourced whenever possible, and sure to delight your entire family after an active and adventurous day.

Lodging at Hotel in Manuel Antonio. Category: ***. Meals: B-L

7

Day 7: Back to San Jose | Special last dinner.

In the evening explore San Jose by night, complete with local markets, cultural icons, and a tasty dinner with blending wine  – that’s your evening sorted!

Lodging at Hotel in San Jose. Category: ***. Meals: B-D

8

Day 8: Transfer to San Jose Airport.

Private transfer will take you to Juan Santamaria International Airport Check in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home.

hike52
hike53
hike54
hike55
hike56
hike57
hike58
hike67
hike10
hike12
hike20
hike22
hike23
hike24
hike28
hike31
hike50