Naturally Costa Rica

8 Day • Small Group Adventure - San José, San Gerardo de Dota & Manuel Antonio
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Naturally Costa Rica

8 Day Tour - Small Group Adventure - San José, San Gerardo de Dota & Manuel Antonio

Guided group tour to experience 'Pura Vida' the Costa Rica way

Rainforests, sloths, beaches and coffee. Home to lush rainforests, pristine beaches and an astonishing diversity of wildlife, Costa Rica is a leader in conservation. Experience this gorgeous Central American nation on a fun-filled adventure, taking you from the forest of Corcovado National Park to the white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park.  This is Costa Rica ‘pura vida’, pure life.

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9 Day Naturally Costa Rica Tour
$3380CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Tour Departure Dates
    2023: 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
    2024: 13 Apr, 20 Jul, 7 Dec
  • Subject to availability
  • Package includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, airport transportation, some meals, touring per itinerary and all taxes & fees.
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Contact us for Solo traveller rates, or for other guided small group Costa Rica tours
9 Day Naturally Costa Rica Tour
$3610CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Tour Departure Dates
    2024: 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 9 Mar, 14 Dec
  • Subject to availability
  • Package includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, airport transportation, some meals, touring per itinerary and all taxes & fees.
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Contact us for Solo traveller rates, or for other guided small group Costa Rica tours
9 Day Naturally Costa Rica Tour
$3470CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Tour Departure Dates
    2024: 30 Mar, 18 May, 24 Aug, 26 Oct, 23 Nov
  • Subject to availability
  • Package includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, airport transportation, some meals, touring per itinerary and all taxes & fees.
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Contact us for Solo traveller rates, or for other guided small group Costa Rica tours

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Accommodations
Wildlife Encounter
Cultural Experience
Airport Transfers
Breakfast Daily

EXCLUDED FROM YOUR TRIP

Flights/Airfare
Travel Insurance
Tips/Gratuities
Items of a Personal Nature

WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?

  • San José
  • Zona Los Santos
  • San Gerardo de Dota
  • Térraba River
  • Corcovado National Park
  • San Pedrillo
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

TRIP ITINERARY

Small Group Costa Rica Tour - from San José to San José

8 Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrive San José, Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica.  On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in San José. The remainder of your day is at your leisure in the San Jose until you meet your group at 6pm.

San José is home to history and culture, outstanding architecture, friendly locals and bustling nightlife.  The capital is a bustling city in the middle of the country that is surrounded by mountains, volcanoes and untouched cloud forests.  This is also the cultural center of Costa Rica with lively markets, historic neighbourhoods and theatres, many art galleries, museums and parks.

Day 2: San José to San Gerardo de Dota

This morning take a guided walking tour of San Jose’s dynamic downtown area (around 1.5 hours) before travelling out of the city to Costa Rica’s coffee capital, Zona Los Santos in Frailes. Here you will visit the Don Cornelio farm, to learn how this bean makes it from cherry to cup. Your journey continues as you travel in the afternoon to Copey de Dota. Spend the night in a lodge close to the lush cloud forest.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: San Gerardo de Dota to Drake Bay

Depart early today to depart San Gerardo de Dota and visit a small indigenous community, the Térraba or Teribe who have a rich cultural heritage. This group have survived off the land along the Térraba River for over 500 years. The community is Matriarchal, women are the teachers responsible for passing information down through the generations. You can learn how to carve a wooden mask before sharing a local lunch.

Travel to the port to take a boat trip to explore the natural beauty of Drake Bay, part of the Osa Peninsula that is close to Corcovado National Park. With 13 major ecosystems, over 400 species of birds as well as monkeys, turtles and butterflies, Corcovado is a real nature lovers dream.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula

After waking up surrounded by jungle, travel to San Pedrillo, the northernmost park station in Corcovado.  There are multiple hiking trails to explore either along the beach or through the forest to enjoy the sights and sounds including Spider Monkeys, Black-cheeked Ant Tanagers and Tapir. Cool off with a swim on the Pacific shores before heading back to the lodge for lunch. In the evening, Corcovado comes alive with new sights and sounds, you can choose to take an optional guided night walk (additional expense) in the jungle to see a variety of reptiles, amphibians and insects that aren’t often seen during the day.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Drake Bay to Manuel Antonio

Depart early to travel by the boat and then drive 2 hours north to Manuel Antonio, a town nestled by a national park on the central Pacific coast. On arrival your afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the white-sand beaches. In the evening, you may choose to enjoy the Pacific Ocean sunset from the water on an optional (additional expense) a sailboat cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park

Today you have the chance to explore the lush national park surrounding Manuel Antonio on a guided excursion with a naturalist guide. Wander into the depths of the rainforest, keep an eye out for sloths and iguanas – your guide will know where to find the weird and wonderful animals.

This afternoon is free, you can choose an optional activity (additional expense) such as a kayaking the waterways and mangroves, surfboard or boogie board rental.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Manuel Antonio to San José

This morning is at leisure until you travel to San José, arriving late afternoon. The evening is at your leisure to explore more of the capital, or perhaps get together with your group as it is your last night together.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Depart San José, Costa Rica

Your Costa Rica adventure comes to an end today, depart any time.
Meals included: Breakfast

 


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