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Our Private Week in Costa Rica

8 days

A private journey for departure any day

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Our Distinctive A+ R Style

+ Explore the pristine waterways of Tortuguero National on morning and afternoon canal safaris with our expert naturalists… You’ll discover a remarkable variety of tropical flora and fauna.
+ Tailor your stay at Arenal with the included privately-guided adventure of your choice… Nature hikes, kayaking, horseback riding and birdwatching are just some of the possibilities!
+ You’ll love our enchanting new resort at Arenal and the wide range of activities available! So feel free to add extra nights here or at any of our fine resorts and lodges.
+ With forests, beaches and spectacular rocky headlands, Manuel Antonio is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks… Tailor your exploration with the adventure of your choice!
+ With 7 nights in our deluxe and luxury hotels; 11 meals; a complete program of flexible excursions with our expert naturalists; all transfers; all 3 internal flights; and all gratuities except for your guides

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Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the deluxe Grano de Oro, an award-winning boutique hotel set in a restored Victorian mansion in the heart of the capital.

Day
2

Travel to Tortuguero on the Caribbean Coast

Manatus Lodge - Tortuguero, Costa Rica

After an early breakfast, our private car and driver will take you to the airport for your included flight to Tortuguero where a boat will take you to the Manatus Hotel. With only 12 air-conditioned rooms, our boutique hotel is the finest in the region. You can take some time this morning to relax by the pool or explore the lush garden grounds of our hotel. After lunch, join other Manatus guests for a guided tour of Tortuguero, a small village that offers a glimpse into daily life along Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean coast. Meals B+L+D

Day
3

The Waterways of Tortuguero National Park

Manatus Lodge - Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Often referred to as “The Amazon of Costa Rica,” Tortuguero is a verdant tropical wetland filled with exotic flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. Spectacled caiman, Southern River otter, a variety of freshwater turtles, and West Indian manatee are among the marine creatures that inhabit these waterways. Along the shores, you might observe Spider, Howler and Capuchin monkeys as well as a wide variety of tropical birds. Today you’ll join other hotel guests on morning and afternoon expeditions along the pristine canals of Tortuguero National Park. Of course, our expert naturalists are onboard to deepen your understanding and appreciation of this unique eco-system and its diverse flora and fauna. Meals B+L+D

A return transfer by water brings you to the airport for your included flight to La Fortuna, the gateway to the splendors of the Arenal region. On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted in a private chauffeured vehicle to our luxury resort, set in the lush forests at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Settle in to your spacious private cabin and take the rest of this day to enjoy the idyllic setting and fine amenities here at Amor Arenal. Meals B

Day
5

Personalize Your Stay at Arenal

Amor Arenal - La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Tailor your stay at Arenal to your personal interests and taste for adventure. We include a wide variety of excursions, all accompanied by your own private expert naturalist… Just pick the adventure you want to enjoy this morning:

+ Hanging Bridges through the Forest Canopy
+ Nature Hike in Arenal Volcano National Park
+ Mountain Biking along forest trails on the shores of Lake Arenal
+ Birdwatching Expedition
+ Boating or Kayaking in the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge wetlands
+ Kayak Adventure on Lake Arenal
+ Nature Hike to Fortuna Waterfall
+ Horseback Riding Adventure to Fortuna Waterfall
+ Safari Float on the Peñas Blancas River
+ Zip-Line Adventure through the Forest Canopy

Following your chosen adventure, your afternoon is free. You might indulge in a treatment at the full service Amor Arenal Spa, soak in your personal plunge pool, or simply take in the rainforest views from your private deck. Of course, you can add extra nights here at our luxury Arenal resort – to simply relax or with additional privately-guided adventures.  Meals B

Day
6

Fly to Manuel Antonio National Park

Parador Resort & Spa - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to Fortuna Airport for your included flight to the Pacific Coast. On arrival in Quepos, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to our luxury hilltop resort. As an A+R guest, you’ll enjoy a Premium Room with a private balcony that offers breathtaking ocean and jungle views.  Meals B

Day
7

Your Choice of Adventure at Manuel Antonio

Parador Resort & Spa - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

With its dense forests, spectacular ocean beaches and dramatic rocky headlands, Manuel Antonio is widely hailed as the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s National Parks. Today, you can personalize your exploration of Manuel Antonio with the included excursion of your choice. All adventures are accompanied by your own personal naturalist guide:

+ Guided Nature Hike in the National Park
+ Kayak or Boat Expedition through the Mangrove Estuaries of Damas Island
+ Guided Snorkeling Adventure
+ Zipline Tour through the Forest Canopy
 
After your privately guided adventure, the rest of your day is free to enjoy the amenities and mountain setting of the Parador Resort & Spa. If you wish, we can arrange additional nights here at our luxury resort; with more time, you can simply relax poolside, indulge in a spa treatment or two, or head down to the beach. Of course, we can also arrange for additional privately-guided adventures by land and water.  Meals B

Day
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Departure

You’ll be chauffeured to the airport in San Jose. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

El Silencio Lodge & Spa

4 Days from $1,1199

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1

From Manuel Antonio to El Silencio Lodge & Spa

At the end of your Private Week in Costa Rica tour, set out with your private car and driver on a scenic overland drive that will take you northward into the lushly forested interior. Sit back and enjoy the passing vistas on this enthralling 3.5-hour journey to our luxury rainforest lodge. On arrival, check in to your spacious suite with its private deck and jetted pool. The rest of this day is yours to revel in the pristine setting of El Silencio. If you wish, you might book an optional treatment at the Esencia Spa, situated creek-side in the tropical forest.  Meals B

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Tailor Your Exploration

Personalize this day to your personal interests and taste for adventure with one of our included excursions. Led by an engaging naturalist guide, you’ll join other lodge guests on the adventure of your choice. Here are some of the activities you might enjoy:
 
Daybreak Birdwatching: Set out with a sharp-eyed naturalist to explore along some of the trails that surround our Lodge. Among the colorful tropical species that inhabit these lush forests are hummingbirds, the aptly named black guan and even the resplendent quetzal.
 
Horseback Riding: This is an exciting way to enjoy picture-perfect views of the Poas Volcano and to explore the countryside that surrounds the community of Bajos del Toro. Along the way, you might have a chance to engage with local residents and experience a slice of rural life.
 
Waterfall Hike: Explore along forest paths that follow the banks of a pristine creek that meanders through tranquil stretches and fast-flowing rapids. Learn about the unique eco-system of the cloud forest as you make your way to a beautiful waterfall deep in the forest.
 
Back at the Lodge, you can relax in your private outdoor jetted pool or maybe indulge in an optional spa treatment. Come meal time, you’ll have a chance to experience why El Silencio is also renowned for its kitchen! With its own organic farm, greenhouse, trout pond and free-range chickens, you can enjoy farm-to-table meals that showcase modern Costa Rican cuisine at its freshest and finest.  Meals B

Day
3

Another Day at El Silencio

Delight in another day at our luxury Lodge. Like yesterday, you can tailor your exploration to your interests and personal style. Here are some of the other excursions that are available; all are led by experienced naturalists in the company of other Lodge guests:
 
Adventure Park: Travelers with a taste for active adventure will love these experiences. With all gear and instruction provided, you’ll zip-line through the forest canopy and rappel down the face of thundering waterfalls. You can do either – or both!
 
Coffee Journey: The highlands that surround our Lodge are home to some of Central America’s most esteemed coffee farms. Led by a true coffee connoisseur, this sit-down experience explores the history and social impact of Costa Rica’s thriving coffee industry. Of course, you’ll taste and learn about some of the many locally sourced coffee varieties.
 
Cook Like a Costa Rican: This fun and rewarding experience begins in the Lodge’s own organic garden where you’ll pick herbs and vegetables at their peak of perfection. Then head to the kitchen where you’ll join a member of El Silencio’s culinary team for a hands-on cooking class.
 
The rest of this day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Meals B

Day
4

Back to San Jose for Departure

After another farm-to-table breakfast, our car and driver will take you to the San Jose Airport for your onward journey.  Meals B

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Prices are per person, land only. Holiday surcharges may apply. We offer air on TACA. Add extra nights.

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