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zNature's Classroom

7 days

7 Day Independent Travel

Engaging Discoveries… for our World Travelers

  • Dial up your own level of adventure with our signature flexible sightseeing!
  • Pick 4 included excursions from our many offerings… like gentle hikes and float trips or thrilling Class III whitewater rafting.
  • Feel the geothermal power of the Earth with a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs of Termales del Bosque.
  • Observe the diverse flora and fauna of the tropical forest on a river expedition down the peaceful Rio Corobici.
  • Explore the countryside at an unhurried pace...
  • The flexibility of our signature private car transfers is perfect for families!
  • This trip is available with professional, bi-lingual guides fluent in their own local dialect plus a variety of other languages like Spanish, Italian, Chinese and many others.

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Into the rainforest!

Upon arrival at San José Airport, you’ll be met for your scenic private car transfer into the lush Sarapiqui Rainforest, where a magical experience awaits you at the Hacienda Pozo Azul! Enjoy a spacious canvas tent comfortably equipped with cozy beds, en suite bathroom, and your own furnished deck with terrific views of the surrounding nature.


Choose your own adventure

Customize your stay here in Sarapiqui with the included adventure of your choice!

• Whitewater Rafting: Enjoy thrilling Class II and III rafting on the Sarapiqui River.
• Sarapiqui Float Trip: A relaxing boat trip down a more tranquil stretch of the Sarapiqui River as it winds through the rainforest is a great way to learn about the incredible biodiversity found in the tropics.
• Canopy Tour: Explore high above the forest floor in the lush canopy. This guided zip-line tour through the tree-tops offers a unique perspective on the biodiversity of a tropical forest.

Meals B


More adventures of your choice & on to Arenal

Choose another included adventure this morning! It might be horseback riding, a naturalist-guided rainforest hike or an adrenaline-rushing rappel tour. Later, your private car transfer affords scenic travel at an unhurried pace tailored to your preference. At the Termales del Bosque Resort, you’ll walk into the forest for a relaxing soak in their natural hot springs, mineral-rich waters heated by the geothermal forces of the Earth. Invigorated and refreshed, you continue to the Hotel Magic Mountain, where an inviting volcano-view guestroom awaits! Meals B,L,D


Tailor your day in Arenal

Discover the unique geology and ecology of this picturesque volcanic region with the included adventure that’s right for you:

• La Fortuna Waterfall on Horseback: A 90-minute horseback ride and a short hike through the forest bring you to this spectacular waterfall – where you can take a refreshing swim in a natural pool.
• Hike the Volcano: Enjoy a guided moderate hike along the base of Arenal through forested trails.
• Suspended Bridges: Explore high in the forest canopy for an up-close observation of the rainforest’s flora and fauna. 15 hanging bridges wind their way through the primary forest with unparalleled views of Arenal Volcano.
• Canopy Tour: Adrenaline-rushing adventure awaits! Gain a new perspective on the rainforest as you “fly” along zip-lines through the treetops! There are 12 platforms and over 1,000 feet of steel cable strung through the canopy to offer you plenty of adventure and exploration.
• Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge: Drive to Los Chiles and raft the Rio Frio with your naturalist guide; it’s a great opportunity for bird-watching and wildlife viewing here in this environmentally significant wetland region.

Meals B


Floating on the Corobici River…

A scenic drive with your private car and driver brings you to the banks of the Rio Corobici for a gentle expedition downriver, a great way to encounter the lush vegetation, tropical wildlife and colorful birds of the forest. Continue onward to Rincon de la Vieja, an eco-adventure paradise with dense, lush forests and four volcanoes. Check in to the charming Guachipelin Lodge where a comfortable, air-conditioned guestroom awaits your arrival. Meals B,L


Customize your stay in Rincon de la Vieja

Another prepaid adventure is included today! Just pick the one that’s right for you:

• Horseback Riding: There’s of plenty of gentle terrain in the area, making this an ideal excursion for novice riders.
• Volcanic Mud Pools and Thermal Waters: Hike into the forest to boiling mud pools for a natural mud bath – a soothing and therapeutic experience.
• Guided Forest Hike: Explore with a naturalist guide to learn about the flora and fauna of the Costa Rican forest.
• Canopy Tour: Explore the forest canopy on this high-adventure excursion that offers a bit of natural sciences education and plenty of thrills!

Meals B


Adios to adventure

Your private car and driver await this morning to transport you to the airport in nearby Liberia. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of handpicked lodges, daily breakfast, roundtrip transfers from San José and the naturalist-guided excursion of your choice


Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine lodges, scenic transfers from San José, all lodge meals and comprehensive naturalist-guided sightseeing

Add our attractively-priced air & transfers
See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. When you purchase air from us, arrival and departure transfers are automatically included. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

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