Local Culture, Volcanoes & Tropical Beaches (ZORANA BURLIC))

San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 4
Local Culture, Volcanoes & Tropical Beaches (ZORANA BURLIC))
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip

Explore Costa Rica from the breathtaking highlands to the South Pacific beaches, and the Arenal volcano in this 10 day adventure.

Embark on an amazing nature and culture adventure. Throughout the 08 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


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

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!