Our Private Week in Costa Rica

+ Morning and afternoon canal safaris along the pristine waterways of Tortuguero National Park reveal a stunning variety of tropical flora and fauna.
+ Enjoy splendid volcano views from your private balcony at our deluxe Arenal resort!
+ Personalize your stay at Arenal with the included, privately-guided adventure of your choice.
+ Travelers love our deluxe 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 dense forests, lovely beaches and spectacular rocky headlands, Manuel Antonio is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks… Tailor your exploration with the included, privately guided adventure of your choice!

2017 Itinerary2018 Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to San Jose

    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

    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

    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
  • Day 4 - Onward to Arenal

    After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport by boat for your included flight to San Jose. Upon arrival, our private car and driver will take you on the scenic drive to Arenal Volcano. Along the way, you can stop as you wish for photos and to stretch your legs. On arrival, check in to the deluxe Arenal Kioro Hotel and settle in to your inviting suite. Be sure to check out the fantastic view of the volcano from your private balcony or en suite Jacuzzi!

    The rest of your afternoon and evening are at leisure to explore the grounds of your hotel, relax by the pool, or enjoy the thermal waters of Kioro’s hot springs. Meals B
  • Day 5 - Personalize Your Stay at Arenal

    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
    + Guided Mountain Biking Adventure along a Variety of Trails and along the Lakeshore
    + Birdwatching Expedition
    + Coffee Plantation Tour
    + Chocolate Tour
    + 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 to enjoy the amenities of our hotsprings resort or to explore the nearby town of Fortuna on your own.  Meals B
  • Day 6 - Journey to Manuel Antonio National Park

    Fly to Manuel Antonio.  With its dense forests, spectacular ocean beaches and rocky headlands, Manuel Antonio is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks. On arrival, check in to Si Como No. Our deluxe hotel is set on a forested slope above the Pacific. The rest of this day is yours to enjoy the spectacular setting of our enchanting hotel. Meals B
  • Day 7 - Your choice of adventure at Manuel Antonio

    Customize your exploration of the National Park with the included excursion of your choice. All adventures are accompanied by your own private naturalist!

    + Guided Nature Hike in Manuel Antonio National Park
    + Kayak Adventure through the Mangrove Estuaries of Damas Island
    + Kayaking and Snorkeling Expedition
    + Boat Expedition through the Mangrove Estuaries

    After your privately guided adventure, the rest of your day is free to enjoy the amenities and setting of Si Como No.  Meals B
  • Day 8 - Departure

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

Extend Your Trip

  • Monteverde Extension from Arenal to Manuel Antonio

    2-night Extension from $599

    Enhance your travels in Costa Rica with our 2-night side trip into the Monteverde Cloud Forest, famed for its amazing biodiversity and spellbinding beauty. We include all transportation, accommodations and your choice of a privately-guided nature expedition.

    View Day by Day »

Similar Trips

Check In!

  • Grano de Oro San Jose, Costa Rica

    Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Service is paramount and the staff welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn. The entire Hotel is non-smoking. In addition to an onsite restaurant, Hotel Grano de Oro features a spa tub, a bar/lounge, complimentary WIFI access and LCD TVs.

  • Manatus Lodge - Tortuguero, Costa Rica

    Tortuguero is one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, and Manatus Hotel is the place to enjoy all of its natural beauties in a peaceful, charming and comfortable environment.

  • Arenal Kioro Hotel - Arenal, Costa Rica

    An intimate deluxe resort with spacious guest rooms offering private terraces and en suite jacuzzis with magnificent views of Arenal Volcano.

  • Si Como No Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

    The Si Como No Hotel is located in Manuel Antonio and surrounded by Costa Rica’s natural beauty. All guest rooms have minibar, private balcony, telephone, and air-conditioning. The hotel also has a pool, restaurant, bar, and various local attractions for guests to explore. This award-winning deluxe eco-resort and spa is set on an idyllic hilltop location in Manuel Antonio, offering unsurpassed views of the beautiful Pacific coast.

Our Private Tour Value

+ Naturalist-guided morning and afternoon canal safaris at Tortuguero
+ A choice of privately-guided adventures at Arenal and Manuel Antonio
+ 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
+ 7 nights in our deluxe hotels and resorts
+ On-tour transportation and airport transfers with your own private vehicle and driver - plus shared boat transfers to and from our Tortuguero hotel
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Private Tour - Per Person Double

Dates   Deluxe Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular Deal
5/1/2017 10/31/2017 $3299 $2799
 
11/1/2017 12/31/2017 $3599 $3099
 
1/1/2018 4/30/2018 $3599 $3099
 
5/1/2018 10/31/2018 $3299 $2799
 
11/1/2018 11/30/2018 $3599 $3099
 
1/3/2019 4/14/2019 $3599 $3099
 
4/15/2019 4/21/2019 $3599 $3099
 
4/22/2019 4/30/2019 $3599 $3099
 
5/1/2019 10/31/2019 $3399 $2899
 
11/1/2019 11/30/2019 $3599 $3099
 
12/1/2019 12/21/2019 $3599 $3099
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you book and pay-in-full before Dec 31, 2017.
  • Travel is one life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

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

Extend Your Trip

  • Monteverde Extension from Arenal to Manuel Antonio

    2-night Extension from $599

    Enhance your travels in Costa Rica with our 2-night side trip into the Monteverde Cloud Forest, famed for its amazing biodiversity and spellbinding beauty. We include all transportation, accommodations and your choice of a privately-guided nature expedition.

    View Day by Day »

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Extend Your Trip

  • Monteverde Extension from Arenal to Manuel Antonio

    2-night Extension from $599

    Enhance your travels in Costa Rica with our 2-night side trip into the Monteverde Cloud Forest, famed for its amazing biodiversity and spellbinding beauty. We include all transportation, accommodations and your choice of a privately-guided nature expedition.

    View Day by Day »

Private Tour Add-Ons

  • Classic Rio

    4 Day Privately Guided Tour

    Our 4-day Privately Guided tour includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

  • Machu Picchu

    2 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 2-day FreeStyle Tour includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, private car transfers, roundtrip Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal guide.

  • Arenal

    3 Day FreeStyle Tour

    Discover one of Costa Rica’s most rewarding regions. We include roundtrip transfers from San Jose and your choice of a guided adventure, including rainforest canopy tours, hiking or horseback riding!

Trip Reviews

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(15 Traveler Reviews)

  • Marcia from WI gives this tour 

    Tortuguero was amazing and worth the long trip to get there.. We enjoyed the atmosphere at Mawamba Lodge.. The trips by small boat into the national park allowed us to see three kinds of monkeys and lots of reptiles and birds in their natural habitat. Dennis was a knowledgeable guide. Si Como No at Manuel Antonio was a wonderful hotel with excellent rooms, staff and food. Read More »

  • Terry from FL gives this tour 

    The personal care we received on this tour was second to none. All our guides and transportation were informative, on time and comfortable. The birding guides were very impressive as were the guides on the estuaries tours. Lets not forget cave tubing, zip lining and snorkel trip. All the lodging was first rate and comfortable. Read More »

  • Michael from CA gives this tour 

    Everything went as planned. We have traveled through Alexander and Roberts multiple times over the past 10+ years. The thing I appreciate the most is the consistency in service. We are always picked up in a timely manner and all tours are as exciting as they are described in your brochures. In particular, the excursion to Tortuguero was nothing short of fantastic. The excursions in Arenal and Manuel Antonio were equally impressive and the local guides were extremely knowledgeable. All hotels... Read More »

  • Samuel from FL gives this tour 

    Beautiful scenery and wildlife, friendly Costa Ricans and fellow travelers, GOOD food. El Parador hotel was exceptional. Read More »

  • Jack from MN gives this tour 

    Loved the people, the beautiful country, pura vida! Read More »

  • Deborah from MI gives this tour 

    The whole week was excellent. The Pacuare Lodge and El Silencio offered an outstanding ambiance, excellent staff, interesting activities and a beautiful setting. We found the drivers who took us between locations to be energetic, personable and happy to share their insights on Costa Rica. We enjoyed the challenges of white water rafting on the Pacuare River, rappelling down waterfalls in Arenal and walking on canopy bridges in the rain forest. Stopping at The Springs Resort to soak in the hot... Read More »

  • Larry from TX gives this tour 

    All the wonderful nature and wildlife we observed. Our guides were well informed and fun to be with. Our driver, Jason, was the best! Read More »

  • lori from TX gives this tour 

    Our trip was amazing, it was six of us and we all had more fun than we have ever had on a vacation. Our accomodations were very nice, our drivers were so friendly that they felt like family by the end of our trip. Our tour guides were exceptional in their knowledge of the envirnment and we thouroughly enjoyed every one of our excursions. Our agent here in Houston did a wonderful job with the sales representative Michael Owens tailoring and planning our trip. It was great and we are already... Read More »

  • Scott from WV gives this tour 

    All of the hotels wre fantastic with the mild exception of El Establo. It was nice but they appeared to be trying too much to be like Si Como No or Arenal Kioro and could not pull it off.The staff at all the hotels went out of their way to help and be of service, especially Pachira Lodge. Read More »

  • Terrance from WI gives this tour 

    Really enjoyed Hotel Parador and Manuel Antonio Park tour. Guide (Jama?) was fantastic! Read More »

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