Costa Rica Escorted Tours - Waterfall

Jewels of Costa Rica | 9-Day Costa Rica Escorted Tour

Jewels of Costa Rica is the perfect escorted tour for those who love experiencing new and exciting adventures. Covering only 0.03% of the surface of our planet, Costa Rica has approximately 6% of the world's biodiversity.

On this 9-day tour you will experience Tortuguero, a unique nature area, be amazed at the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active in the world, experience nature at its best at The Cloud Forest in Monteverde and end your vacation in Manuel Antonio where the rainforest meets the beach.

Jewels of Costa Rica Escorted Tours

Monteverde Jungle, Costa Rica
Couple Admiring a Waterfall, Costa Rica
Arrive at San Jose, Costa Rica

Day One - San José Arrival

Meet and Greet at San José International Airport. Transfer to your San José hotel, where your guide will review the itinerary and answer any questions relating to your trip.

Overnight in San José

Includes: Private ground transportation, airport meet and greet, bottle of water and luggage handling.

Toucan, Costa rice

Day Two - Tortuguero Adventure

Depart early from your hotel in San José, passing though Braulio Carrillo National Park one of the largest Nationals Parks in Costa Rica. From Braulio Carrillo, head over to Tortuguero National Park, located on the Caribbean Northeast and known for its network of canals. A stopover for breakfast is included at the town of Guapiles. After breakfast, transfer to the pier and take a two-hour boat ride to the town of Tortuguero. During the trip, watch for a birds and wildlife. Check into your hotel at Tortuguero, and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon visit the town with your guide and experience the culture and traditions of the local community of Tortuguero.

Overnight in Tortuguero

Breakfast: at Guapiles. Lunch and Dinner: at hotel

Monkeys in Tortuguero National Park

Day Three - Tortuguero National Park

Leave early for your guided visit to Tortuguero National Park. Explore this tropical sanctuary, home to more than 300 different species of birds and a natural habitat for an amazing array of wildlife including monkeys, crocodiles and iguanas, among many others. Discover the lush vegetation of the Rainforest. Spend your afternoon at leisure by your hotel pool or explore souvenir shops and nearby walking trails.

Overnight in Tortuguero

Breakfast, lunch and dinner: at hotel

View of Arenal volcano from balcony

Day Four - Transfer to Arenal

After breakfast, return to the canals for your transfer to Arenal. Your driver will meet the group at the pier and transfer you to the Arenal Area. On the way, enjoy a delicious lunch in the town of Guapiles. Arrive at Arenal around 4pm and check into your hotel.

Overnight in Arenal

Breakfast: at hotel. Lunch: at Guapiles

Arenal Volcano Views

Day Five - Arenal Volcano Hike and The Springs

Spend your morning at leisure. After lunch, your guide will pick you up for your tour to the Arenal Volcano and The Springs. The impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands of tourists due to its permanent, mild volcanic activity. On a clear night the intermittent explosions of ash and lava look like fireworks. Later, relax in a thermal springs and enjoy an optional massage or spa treatment (must be reserved in advance). End your day with a lavish dinner offering spectacular views of the volcano's incandescent light explosions.

Overnight in Arenal

Breakfast: at hotel. Dinner: at Hot Springs

Manuel Antonio

Day Six - Transfer to Manuel Antonio, Quepos

After breakfast, transfer you to your Manuel Antonio, Quepos. Located in the mid-Pacific, this is one of the most visited beaches and known for its famous National Park. Halfway through your trip, stop at Carara Biological Reserve. This incredible 4,700-hectare protected area is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica's aviary species. Discover the vital importance of this transitional region, situated between a tropical dry forest and the humid pacific rainforest. Spot the Scarlet Macaw, Collared Aracai and various monkey specimens.

Overnight at Manuel Antonio

Breakfast: at hotel, lunch in Jaco

Manual Antonio National Park

Day Seven - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Your guide will lead you through one of Costa Rica's most famous National Parks. You'll find yourself surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, and view numerous species of tropical butterflies, birds, monkeys, snakes and orchids during your guided walk through the National Park. Stop for lunch near the National Park.

Overnight at Manuel Antonio

Breakfast: at hotel. Lunch: on tour

Arrive at San Jose, Costa Rica

Day Eight - Transfer back to San José

Drive back to San Jose. Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring the area on your own or taking an optional tour: City Tour, Coffee Tour or a visit to a local town.

Overnight at San José

Breakfast: at hotel

Arrive at San Jose, Costa Rica

Day Nine - Return Home

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby after breakfast and transfer you to San José International Airport.

Breakfast: at hotel


Included in Escorted Tours:

  • Guaranteed departures every other Saturday with no minimum travelers required
  • Licensed and certified tour guide and drivers throughout
  • Choice of Superior or Deluxe accommodations
  • Most meals are included
  • Multiple activities, tours and experiences
  • Private land transportation, airport greeting and luggage handling
Pre- and post- tour stays are available
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