Costa Rica Caribbean Explorer

Starts in
San Jose
Duration
9 Days
Price from
$5,829
Route
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Pacuare

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Costa Rica, beginning in the vibrant city of San Jose, while immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry and delicious local cuisine. Venture further into the natural wonders, marveling at the breathtaking beauty of Tortuguero's lush rainforests, navigating the thrilling rapids of Pacuare River, and basking in the laid-back charm of Puerto Viejo's pristine beaches, while capturing the essence of this diverse and captivating country.





This 9 day/8 night San Jose, Tortuguero, Pacuare and Puerto Viejo package includes includes accommodations in Superior First Class hotels, private arrival/departure transfers, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in Tortuguero and Pacuare, and daily lodge (shared) activities as mentioned in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary; breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Private transfers with driver & English-speaking assistant as per the itinerary
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Domestic flights; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival - San Jose

Superior First Class: Grano de Oro or similar accommodations

Welcome to San Jose! Upon arrival to Juan Santamaría International Airport, you will be met by your driver and local representative for a private transfer to your hotel. Your representative will brief you on your travel details and assist with check-in at your hotel.

Day

2

San Jose - Tortuguero

Superior First Class: Tortuga Lodge and Gardens or similar accommodations

After breakfast, you will meet your driver for a private transfer to the airport for a short flight to Tortuguero. Upon arrival, you will board a private boat for transfer to Tortuga Lodge & Gardens where a refreshing cocktail and savory lunch will be waiting. In the afternoon, you may wish to take an optional tour or enjoy the gardens, hiking trails and relaxing hammocks surrounding the lodge. (B,L,D)

Day

3

Tortuguero

Superior First Class: Tortuga Lodge and Gardens or similar accommodations

This morning, you will depart the lodge by private boat, accompanied by a naturalist guide, to explore the creeks of Tortuguero National Park for a look at some of the exotic flora and fauna found in the region. After your river safari, return to the lodge for lunch then visit the small town of Tortuguero for a shared tour. Take time to explore the town and learn its history before returning to the lodge for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day

4

Tortuguero - Pacuare

Superior First Class: Pacuare Lodge or similar accommodations

After breakfast, board your boat for a private transfer to Tortuguero pier then meet your driver for a private transfer deep inside a protected zone, on the banks of the Pacuare River, to Pacuare Lodge. The perfect way to explore one of Costa Rica’s most exquisite rainforests, the Pacuare Lodge was built with special attention to the surrounding hillside topography. (B,L,D)

Day

5

Pacuare

Superior First Class: Pacuare Lodge or similar accommodations

Spend an exciting day discovering everything the lodge has to offer. A wide range of activities and unique experiences can be organized, including hiking, canopy tours and specialty dining in the treetops. A selection of walks are included, such as canopy walks, bird watching and rural experiences, and many other activities are available for an additional cost. Relax in the tranquil surroundings and enjoy the rustic charm of this unique lodge. Note: Two lodge activities a day are included in this itinerary. These are offered on a shared basis. Private activities can be arranged ahead of time at an additional cost. (B,L,D)

Day

6

Pacuare - Puerto Viejo

Superior First Class: Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel or similar accommodations

Enjoy a final breakfast at the lodge before departing by shared raft for a fun-filled day of white-water rafting. Careen over class III-IV rapids followed by a rejuvenating picnic lunch along the river. Your rafting adventure will end in Puerto Viejo where you can enjoy the town's laid-back Caribbean style. (B,L)

Day

7

Puerto Viejo

Superior First Class: Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel or similar accommodations

Today you will enjoy a private tour to the Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve where you will visit the iguana farm and medicinal plant garden. A small, indigenous family dedicates their efforts to the reproduction of the Green Iguana, an endangered species. You will visit another indigenous Bri-Bri family to enjoy a brief tour learning about the properties and uses of some of the medicinal plants grown here. This experience also allows you to learn the significance of chocolate in Bri-Bri culture as it is used in purification rituals, food and medicine. Your tour will end with a swim under a waterfall and a snack of fresh fruit followed by a Caribbean lunch in a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day

8

Puerto Viejo

Superior First Class: Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel or similar accommodations

Today you may enjoy a day at leisure to explore the exciting Afro-Caribbean culture of Puerto Viejo. You may wish to take advantage of your hotel’s activities or take an optional tour. This region is a beach lover’s paradise with miles of pristine beaches, exotic flora and fauna, snorkeling and surfing, mountain biking and more! (B)

Day

9

Puerto Viejo - Departure

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver for the transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight. (B)

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