6D/5N Local Culture, Volcanoes & Tropical Beaches (Ariel Weiss))

      San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

      28 reviews
      Duration: 6 days
      Group size: 1 - 2
      6D/5N Local Culture, Volcanoes & Tropical Beaches (Ariel Weiss))
      San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

      28 reviews

      Duration: 6 days
      Group size: 1 - 2

      About this trip

      Explore Costa Rica from the breathtaking highlands to the South Pacific beaches, and the Arenal volcano in this 06 day adventure.

      Embark on an amazing nature and culture adventure. Throughout the 06 day trip you will stay in local lodges, boutique hotels, and explore an indigenous community where you will learn about sustainable farming, medicinal plants, and the traditions behind ancient mask carving and weaving.

      Enjoy a few relaxing days in  Dominical where you will have the opportunity to explore beautiful beaches, go on a mangrove tour, and  spend time in the tranquility of a small Costa Rican town.

      You will finish your trip by visiting the Arenal Volcano; one of Costa Rica´s most active volcanoes.

      ***This itinerary is 100% customizable. Please let us know of any adjustments or changes to any activity, lodging option, length of trip, or region visited. We are here to help you plan your perfect trip!

      Trip Highlights

      - Eat delicious, home cooked meals

      - Visit an Indigenous community

      - Learn how to make chocolate

      - Carve your own ancestral wooden mask

      - Enjoy delicious, home made meals

      - Relax on beautiful beaches

      - Kayak & snorkel in Marino Ballena National Park

      - Horseback riding

      - private English-speaking guide and a driver throughout the trip

      Cancellation Policy

      If trip is cancelled: 

      • 45+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
      • 15 - 44 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
      • 8-14 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
      • 0-7 days in advance - 0% will be refunded

      High Season Cancellation Policy

      If your trip falls during peak season (Easter Week, 2021 or December 20, 2020 - January 10, 2021) the following cancellation policies apply:

      If trip is cancelled: 

      • 90+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
      • 45-89 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
      • 14-44 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
      • 0-13 days in advance - 0% will be refunded


      All diets are compatible with this trip, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. Just let us know!

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        Lodging each night is included in your choice of boutique hotels or ecolodges (except for the first two nights where there is only one option). Recommendations are included in the day-by-day itinerary
      • Tours & Activities
        Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available.
      • Local Guides
        English speaking local & specialized guides during activities
      • Ground Transportation
        Private/Shared Shuttles to get you between destinations (Renting a car is also an option but not as recommended)
      • Entrance Fees
        To National Parks
      • Food
        Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner
      • 24/7 assistance
        In country assistance in English during the whole trip
      • Airport Transfers
        Transportation arranged to get you to/from the airport
      • International Flights
      • Optional Activities
      • Not specified meals
      • Alcoholic drinks
      • Tips
      • Travel Insurance

      Available Packages

      Trip Price


      Day 1
      Welcome to Costa Rica! Drive to the Mystic Highlands (-/-/D)

      Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth! Once you arrive to the San Jose airport you will be greeted by your driver and head towards the Providencia community (approx. 2 hours), where you will spend the next two nights. Once you arrive to Providencia you will enjoy a big welcome dinner!

      Providencia is an impressive forest of high altitude with abundant nature, waterfalls, coffee plantations and giant oaks.

      Transportation: 2 hour drive from San Jose Airport to Providencia.

      Accommodation Options: Tami Lodge (3 star hotel), Rivera Lodge  (2 star hotel), or Homestay.

      Your Organizer

      28 reviews
      Lokal connects travelers to local, sustainable tourism experts around the globe to plan incredible personalized adventures. From wildlife expeditions to stunning indigenous-run ecolodges in the Amazon to workshops with master artisans in Laos, every trip includes unique travel experiences that also support local livelihoods, protect the environment and preserve cultural traditions. Happy travels!


      We loved our day with Fernando & Felipe. They were both very informative and took us to some interesting places. Thank you!
      By Lyn G for Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar (Lyn and Jim Garadis) on Oct 04, 2023
      We had a great time with Fernando. Friendly and knowledgeable. We would be happy to recommend his company if you are in need of a quality day trip.
      By Jim G for Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar (Lyn and Jim Garadis) on Oct 04, 2023
      Pays magnifique à découvrir. Population accueillante, pacifique, qui a beaucoup d'humour et de générosité. La nature est exceptionnelle autour du lac Atitlan. Notre famille a été sous le charme. Les festivités durant la semaine sainte ajoutent une touche de magie et de beauté sans égale. On a hâte d'y retourner.
      By Eveline G for Semana Santa in Guatemala - Eveline Gaillardetz on May 11, 2023
      I had a truly incredible experience in Guatemala - and I have Pablo and the Etnica team to thank for it! Pablo worked closely with me to design a custom trip for my friend and me, taking into consideration our logistical preferences, interests, time window, and budget. As the primary planner for my friend's and my trip, I was in frequent communication with Pablo, and I was impressed by his expertise, professionalism, warmth, and dedication. It is clear that he is passionate about what he does, and wants his travelers to experience the best of what Guatemala has to offer! During our trip itself, everything was smooth, efficient, and executed perfectly, from airport transfers / transportation, food and cultural recommendations, and comfortable, conveniently-located accommodations. All of our guides were incredibly friendly, treating us like friends rather than "tourists"; in fact, I felt that my interactions with the locals were perhaps the best part of this whole experience. At the end of the trip, I remained in Guatemala solo, while my friend returned to the states. During this time, I continued to take tours and explore Guatemala per Pablo's recommendations, and I felt safe, met incredible people, and gained a huge appreciation for the culture and people. I will recommend Etnica to my friends and family with great enthusiasm, and I can't wait to return! Thank you for everything, Pablo! -Kim from NYC
      By Kim T for The lush Maya Biosphere & Guatemalan highlands! - Kim & Reen on Apr 21, 2023
      Great trip! Well balanced between forest an civilzation. Very well organized.
      By Nicolas M for Antigua and jungle trekking (Nicolas Menard) on Apr 11, 2023
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