The Rainforest Explorer will take you through some of the most incredible nature and archaeological sites in Costa Rica. This fun filled travel plan includes amazing tours, great ecolodges and everything you need to have an amazing experience in Costa Rica!

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival to San Jose International Airport (contact us for details if arriving at other airport), you will receive a VIP Airport Greeting by a Pacific Trade Winds representative.

Hotel Villa Florencia

Hotel Villa Florencia

Overall 93.4% (15 guest ratings)
Location: Turrialba

Hotel Villa Florencia is a comfortable boutique style hotel located near Turrialba Volcano. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, conference room, and internet.

While at Hotel Villa Florencia, the room you will enjoy is a Standard. Standard Rooms feature fan, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, TV, desk and chair, terrace with a garden views.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 2

Free Day Turrialba

Free Day Turrialba

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Location: Turrialba
Min. Guests: 1

Free day to explore Turrialba on your own. This is a fun little tourist geared town with shops, restaurants, and activities. Go explore the rainforest, volcano, lake, or contact us for choices of an added activity. Free days are for descriptive purposes only and do not include any services.

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Day 3

Guayabo Archeological Hike

Guayabo Archeological Hike

Overall 92.6% (6 guest ratings)
Location: Turrialba
Min. Guests: 3

Today you will be embarking on the Guyabo Archeological Hike to witness what remains of an ancient civilization. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the site where you will go on a guided hike through the ancient ruins of a 3,000 year old civilization consisting of up to 10,000 people that mysteriously vanished. You will see interesting petroglyphs while learning the history of the area as well as the most recent discoveries. This tour includes admission, a bilingual historian guide, and transportation from Turrialba. One way transport can take from 15 minutes to 1 hour to get to the site depending on the location of your hotel. Combined time of tour and round trip transportation is typically 4 to 6 hours. Please bring walking shoes, rain jacket, sunscreen, bug repellent, camera and a bottle of water.

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Day 4

Trogon Lodge

Trogon Lodge

Overall 95.6% (28 guest ratings)
Location: San Gerardo de Dota

The Trogon Lodge is an Eco-lodge and bird watchers paradise located in the cloud forest area of San Gerardo de Dota. Hotel amenities include trout pond, restaurant, bar, nature trails, conference room, and internet.

While at Trogon Lodge, the room you will enjoy is a Standard. Standard Rooms feature a heating system, hair dryer, and a shared terrace with rocking chairs with views of the river Savegre or forest.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 5

Quetzal Quest - Trogon Lodge

Quetzal Quest - Trogon Lodge

Overall 93.3% (13 guest ratings)
Location: San Gerardo de Dota
Min. Guests: 2

In the morning you will go with a guide on a birdwatching tour on the Trogon Lodge property. This tour is great for any birdwatcher and particulary those seeking Resplendent Quetzals as this is one of the few areas in the world that has the right features to harbor Quetzals year round. With a little luck and cooperation from Mother Nature, we should be able to spot many species of birds. The tour lasts 2 hours and includes guide. No transportation is needed from Trogon Lodge. Transportation is not included from other area hotels.

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Day 6

Pirate Cove Hotel

Pirate Cove Hotel

Overall 93.9% (62 guest ratings)
Location: Drake Bay

Pirate Cove Hotel is a budget-friendly ecolodge located at Drake Bay. Positioned in front of Drake Bay Beach, this is a great location to use as a base camp as you explore the wonders of Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar. There is a 25 pound per person baggage-luggage weight restriction for flight or boat to the hotel. NOTE: The included $15 per person national park fee cannot be refunded if cancellations occur.

While at Pirate Cove Hotel, the room you will enjoy is a Bungalow. Bungalows feature screened windows, orthopedic mattresses, mosquito net, polished wooden floors, private bathroom with hot water, ceiling fan, and a small terrace with a hammock and chairs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7

Cano Island Tour and Snorkeling - Pirate Cove Hotel

Cano Island Tour and Snorkeling - Pirate Cove Hotel

Overall 87.7% (42 guest ratings)
Location: Drake Bay
Min. Guests: 2
Min. Age: 5

You will begin this tour at Drake Bay where you will board a boat to Cano Island and snorkel over a protected coral reef. Your bilingual guide will provide you with clean, high quality snorkeling gear and take you to the best snorkeling places. After your first snorkeling adventure, you’ll get off the boat at the island for a refreshing water break. Hiking is restricted to the beach area and only drinking water is allowed on the beach. Then you will be taken on another guided snorkeling adventure before returning to Drake Bay. Once on the mainland you’ll be treated to lunch at the Pirate Cove Hotel. This tour includes a bilingual, certified guide, all snorkeling equipment, park admission fee, drinking water, and lunch at the Pirate Cove Hotel. Note: The $15 per person park admission fee cannot be refunded in the event of cancellation. One way boat transportation to the island can take from 45 minutes to an hour. Combined time of this tour with round trip boat ride, two snorkeling adventures, and lunch, typically takes between 4 to 6 hours and can be influenced by the number of scuba divers who may also be taking the boat. Please bring a dry change of clothing, bathing suit, towel, sunblock, binoculars and camera. This is the perfect opportunity to take memorable underwater photos of this living reef where treasure may be hiding!

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Day 8

Corcovado National Park Tour San Pedrillo Station - Pirate Cove Hotel

Corcovado National Park Tour San Pedrillo Station - Pirate Cove Hotel

Overall 91.5% (38 guest ratings)
Location: Drake Bay
Min. Guests: 2
Min. Age: 5

Today’s Corcovado National Park tour is known as the backpacker’s dream. You will begin the tour from Drake Bay where you will meet the boat captain and board the waiting boat. A 30 to 45-minute boat ride over to the protected park will give you an opportunity to look for marine life and shore birds. Once you arrive at the San Pedrillo Ranger Station you will go on a guided hike of approximately 2 miles through a wide variety of eco-systems supporting different kinds of wildlife in their natural habitats. Your naturalist guide will share a wealth of information about the eco-systems and their inhabitants and help identify any wildlife you may encounter. The hike will include a visit to the San Pedrillo Waterfall. Lunch will be provided. Your tour includes boat transportation to and from the ranger station, naturalist guide, park entrance fees and lunch. In case of cancellation, the $15 per person national park admisson fee cannot be refunded. Total time of tour and round trip boat transportation combined can take from 5 to 7 hours depending on the size of your group. Please wear non-skid, completely enclosed hiking shoes, lightweight sun protective clothing and bring sunscreen, insect repellent, rain gear, binoculars, and camera. You might like to have additional snacks and plenty of drinking water. This is a moderately difficult hike that will take the backpacking enthusiast into the wonderful world of an untamed jungle where you can experience first hand Costa Rica’s tremendous biodiversity.

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Day 9

Hacienda Baru

Hacienda Baru

Overall 88.2% (28 guest ratings)
Location: Dominical

Hacienda Baru is an amazing eco-lodge and wildlife refuge located just north of Dominical. This unique property is a birdwatcher and adventurers paradise with miles of trails, secluded beaches, and adventure activities galore. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and internet. Due to Covid-19, hotel restaurant is closed until further notice.

While at Hacienda Baru, the room you will enjoy is a Pool View Room. Pool View Room feature naturally-ventilation, a private bathroom with hot water shower, fan, in-room safe, and a front porch with rocking chairs.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 10

Free Day - Beach Day Playa Dominical

Free Day - Beach Day Playa Dominical

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Location: Dominical
Min. Guests: 1

Beach day at Playa Dominical to explore on your own. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tropical sun on the palm studded beaches of the Pacific coast. Free days are for descriptive purposes only and do not include any services.

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Day 11

Damas Island Riverboat Safari

Damas Island Riverboat Safari

Overall 93.0% (164 guest ratings)
Location: Manuel Antonio
Min. Guests: 2
Min. Age: 6

The Damas Island Riverboat Ride is an amazing experience and opportunity to see numerous species of wildlife. The refuge is home to large populations of caimans and crocodiles, which can be observed at nearly every turn. It is not only reptiles though as the area is also home to Capuchin monkeys, anteaters, sloths and other mammals. Birdwatchers will delight as many species either live here or migrate through including parrots, toucans, roseate spoonbills, herons and other waterfowl. This fun filled safari includes transportation, bilingual guide, and a meal. The timing of the tour is dependent on the time of the high and low tides, as is the time of transportation and timing of the included meal, which will be explained once the booking date is known.

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Day 12

Free Day - Another Beach Day Playa Dominical

Free Day - Another Beach Day Playa Dominical

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Location: Dominical
Min. Guests: 1

Another Playa Dominical beach day to explore on your own. You can sit back, relax, and perfect that tropical tan, or contact us for choices of an added activity. Free days are for descriptive purposes only and do not include any services.

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Day 13

Country Inn and Suites

Country Inn and Suites

Overall 84.6% (573 guest ratings)
Location: San Jose

Country Inn and Suites is a comfortable, newly remodeled airport hotel located in the Cariari area. Hotel amenities include restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness center, business center, tropical gardens and internet.

While at Country Inn and Suites, the room you will enjoy is a Standard Room. Standard Rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, internet access, in-room safe, iron and ironing board.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 14


Final Day — All good things must come to an end, though memories last a lifetime. Transportation will be provided back to San Jose International Airport scheduled to arrive three hours prior to your departure flight.

¡Pura Vida!

Summary

  • Travel assistance while in Costa Rica
  • VIP Airport Greeting
  • All Domestic Transportation as described
  • 3 nights at Hotel Villa Florencia
  • Free Day Turrialba
  • Guayabo Archeological Site
  • 2 nights at Trogon Lodge
  • Early Morning Birdwatching
  • 3 nights at Pirate Cove Hotel
  • Cano Island Tour and Snorkeling
  • Corcovado National Park Tour San Pedrillo Station
  • 4 nights at Hacienda Baru
  • Free Day - Beach Day Playa Dominical
  • Damas Island Riverboat Safari
  • Free Day - Another Beach Day Playa Dominical
  • 1 nights at Country Inn and Suites
  • Inquire for details about Included Meals/Drinks
  • Current sales and turismo taxes

Footnotes

This fun filled safari also includes all meals at Pirate Cove Hotel!

Pricing

Low Season 2020 rates start at $2,179 USD* per person double occupancy. High season 2021 rates start at $xxxx USD* per person double occupancy (less $ for triple occupancy, more $$ for single occupancy). You can upgrade or downgrade hotels to match your preferences and budget.


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