Wetlands, Rainforest, Volcano and Pacific Beaches

San José, Costa Rica

Duration: 15 days
Group size: 1 - 25
Wetlands, Rainforest, Volcano and Pacific Beaches
San José, Costa Rica

Duration: 15 days
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


Experience four of Costa Rica's most exciting destinations: Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, The Monteverde Cloud Forest, and a beach on the Pacific Coast of your choice. Several nights in each  location will allow you to explore the local culture and soak up the amazing natural wonders of Costa Rica.

You’ll start the trip going to Tortuguero National Park in Northeast Costa Rica, recognized internationally for protecting the most important green turtle nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere. Made up of an extensive network of rivers and canals, access is possible only through small boats. A place unlike any other; where the small communities surrounding the park still preserve their traditions, you’ll experience a  true encounter with Caribbean culture.

Next you will head to La Fortuna, a tiny town located near the foot of Arenal volcano. The perfect place to kick back and enjoy the area’s superb beauty, La Fortuna still retains much of its original Tico charm. From La Fortuna you will explore the surrounding areas of the volcano, soak in thermal waters, and visit a nearby community where you will participate in local life for a day.

From the Arenal volcano you will continue to the mystical Monteverde. It is home to one of the rarest habitats on Earth, the cloud forest. The Cloud Forest is unique to other rainforests in Costa Rica, with a constant mist and hence its name. The high humidity at this point, 1,600 meters above sea level, creates fog and provides a dense cloud cover over the area. Hiking, zip lining, and unique Costa Rican culture all await.You will visit a local community and spend time with locals eager to share their knowledge of the ancient techniques of pottery and traditional cuisine.

Your last few days will be spent at one of the beautiful beaches of the golden coast where you will have the opportunity to relax, snorkel, or visit some caves.

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 (The weeks of Easter, Christmas & New Year´s) 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

What’s included

  • Accomodattions
    Lodging each night is included in your choice of boutique hotels, homestay or ecolodges. Recommendations are included in the day-by-day itinerary.
  • Tours and activities
    Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available.
  • Guides
    English speaking local & specialized guides during activities
  • Ground Transportation
    Private shuttles or cars to get you between destinations
  • Food
    Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, BB= Boxed Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Airport transfer
    Transportation arranged to get you to/from the airport
  • Entrance Fees
    To sites of interest, museums and national parks
  • 24/7 Support
    In country assistance in English during the whole trip
  • International Flights
    Not included
  • Optional Activities
    Not included
  • Not specified meals
    Not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
    Not included
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
    Not included


Day 1
Welcome to Costa Rica!

Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth! Upon arrival to San Jose, our local guide will welcome you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel. Our guide will give you all the tips and recommendations to get the most out of your stay in Costa Rica. Free afternoon and evening to rest after the flight.

Optional activity: Take a city tour or cooking lessons with a local family.

Transportation: Approx. 45 minutes from the airport to your hotel

Accommodation options: Grano de Oro (4 star hotel) or Rosa del Paseo (2 star hotel)

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!