Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica | Central America
FROM: USD $1,895 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the delights of Costa Rica on this 11 day tour which offers a combination of breathtaking national parks, volcanoes, rainforests and pristine beaches. Go hiking in Arenal and Poas Volcano National Park, white-water raft through the rainforest, soar above the tree tops on a zipline in Guanacaste and relax on beautiful Samara beach.

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Trip Highlights

San Jose - Costa Rica's cosmopolitan capital
Arenal Volcano National Park and the famous Arenal Volcano
Rincon de la Vieja - Zip lining through the trees
Poas Volcano National Park - A beautiful cloud forest, Botos Lagoon and the La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Pacuare River - White water rafting through the rainforest (class 3-4)
Playa Samara - Pristine beaches


10 nights STANDARD hotels. SUPERIOR or DELUXE hotel upgrade options are available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
A private airport arrival and departure transfer
Shared transfers from San Jose to Arenal, Arenal to Rincon de la Vieja and Samara Beach to San Jose
Excursions to Poas Volcano National Park and Arenal Volcano National Park on a shared basis
Breakfast daily and 3 lunches
Entrance fees for all included excursions and activities
Private transfers from Rincon de la Vieja to Samara Beach
Pacuare River Rafting and Zip Lining Tour on a shared basis

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Departure taxes or border taxes


Days 1-2

San Jose & Poas Volcano NP

Upon arrival into San Jose international airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in San Jose. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can either head into the city and start exploring or relax at the hotel.

On day 2 take an excursion to the breathtaking Poas Volcano National Park. Set out along the Pan American Highway and begin your ascent of the volcano, passing fern, flower and strawberry farms en route to the cloud forest of Poas Volcano. At the volcano you'll see the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles and then hike to the beautiful Botos Lagoon, learning about the different ecosystems in the park. Travel on towards the Caribbean, stopping to discover La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a natural park where you'll walk along a scenic trail to the White Magic Waterfall, the most spectacular one in the area. Inside the park you'll also visit the largest butterfly observatory in the country. Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet before returning to San Jose.
Overnight: San Jose  |  Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 1

Day 3

Pacuare River Rafting

San Jose - Arenal. Travel by bus to Rios Tropicales Operations Centre to enjoy a rafting excursion on the Pacuare River. If you dream about rafting on a wild tropical river, the Pacuare is it! Rated one of the top rivers in the world, here you'll launch your raft and begin to paddle 19 miles deep into the heart of one of Costa Rica's most impressive primary rainforests. You’ll pass through densely vegetated rainforest gorges, view cascading waterfalls, relax in serene pools and experience pounding rapids. After this exciting adventure travel on to the Arenal area, home of the majestic Arenal Volcano.
Overnight: Arenal  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Arenal Volcano NP

Spend the day exploring Arenal Volcano National Park and Costa Rica’s best-known volcano. On a hike along the scenic trails of Arenal National Park you will enter the tropical forest and areas which were once devastated by the fury of the volcano. During the hike, it is possible to see a great variety the area’s characteristic flora and fauna. On clear days, you will enjoy incredible views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, the Tilarán mountain range, and Cerro Chato. The afternoon is free to explore the area or partake in optional activities, such as a visit to the hot springs.
Overnight: Arenal  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Days 5-6

Rincon de la Vieja NP

Arenal - Rincon de la Vieja National Park. On day 5 travel to Rincon de la Vieja, in north-western Costa Rica, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. The next day soar above the tree tops over one of the lushest tropical forests in Guanacaste on a canopy tour. Fly through the trees on zip lines, enjoying the spectacular views and seeing the local flora and fauna from an unrivalled vantage point.
Overnight: Rincon de la Vieja  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 7-9

Samara Beach

Rincon de la Vieja National Park - Playa Samara. Travel on to Playa Samara, one of Costa Rica's most stunning beaches, where you'll spend the next three days at leisure. Relax on the beach, soak up the sunshine and perhaps partake in some of the optional activities on offer such as snorkelling and kayaking. A visit to neighbouring Carrillo Beach, with its pristine waters, is also recommended.
Overnight: Samara Beach  |  Breakfast x 3

Days 10-11

San Jose

Travel back to San Jose on day 10 where you can spend your final night at leisure, exploring the capital. Arrangements end on the morning of day 11 with a transfer back to the airport for your onward flights.
Breakfast x 2

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any person wanting their own room. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Price /
Costa Rica Encompassed - 11 Days
USD $1895
USD $620

In Brief

Trip Type
San Jose
San Jose
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 3
Poas Volcano National Park - web ready highlight
Arenal Volcano National Park - web ready highlight
Rainbow touching the meadows surrounding the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
Horses standing on the stunning white sand Samara Beach in Costa Rica
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