Classic Costa Rica

This luxury tour includes the best nature reserves in Costa Rica, stunning waterfalls, and enriching cultural activities.

Lush and biodiverse, Costa Rica's wonders.

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What’s Included

We design unforgettable and luxurious journeys just for you. Our bespoke trips include:


Arrive at San José

Bajas del Toro

Wake up in your secluded and tranquil hotel, the El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Floating like a cloud in the rainforest canopy, this eco-lodge was created to be a sustainable yet luxurious retreat. It features perfectly appointed rooms with vaulted ceilings and torch-lit forest dinners complete with farm-to-table ingredients. This is the perfect launchpoint to experience exhilarating canopy activities, horseback riding, and cloud forest hikes.

One hike we highly recommend is the challenging but well-worth-it trail to reach a pair of Costa Rica’s most stunning waterfalls, Las Gemelas. The vibrant blue colour is caused by reflections of the volcanic mineral content on the water, creating a sight to behold and photograph! You’ll also have the opportunity to explore local family homesteads to view private orchid gardens and learn to make fresh tortillas.

Suggested accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa


Next, it’s on to Arenal Volcano National Park. Here, you’ll stay at the beautiful Springs Resort and Spa, with a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot springs, five unique dining experiences, and an impressive full-service spa. Walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges and marvel at the biodiversity. Enjoy a tropical fruit snack before you journey to La Fortuna Waterfall, where you can swim surrounded by lush rainforest until you’re ready to relax with homemade local coffee.

Costa Rica offers its riches not only by land but also by river, and we highly recommend a jungle cruise down the Penas Blancas River. Guides will give descriptions of the abundant plant and animal species en route while keeping an eye open for monkeys, toucans, basilisks (often called Jesus Christ lizards for their ability to run on water), caimans, iguanas, and a wide assortment of birds. Once off the river, you will head to the Vida Campesina sustainable agricultural project to sample fresh organic produce and learn about ancestral farming techniques honed in harmony with nature.

Suggested accommodation: The Springs Resort and Spa

Santa Teresa

Onwards to the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula, a place where life moves at an unhurried pace, making it easy to appreciate the glorious natural surroundings recognized as one of the only five Blue Zones in the world. Come and you’ll understand why this place contains the fountain of youth! Your gorgeous oceanfront boutique hotel, Nantipa, with barefoot luxury indoor and outdoor facilities, is perfectly located to experience the vibrant surfer town. Here you have a plethora of options for dining out, shopping, and nightlife in the city, as well easy access to lush canopy tours accompanied by howler monkeys and parrots, where you are welcome to go swimming in the pools carved by cascading waterfalls. Welcome to heaven!

To round out your perfect Costa Rican journey, go with an eco-naturalist guide to the Cabo Blanco Reserve, one of the country’s most pristine jungle and marine ecosystems. Primary forest, secluded beaches, and monkeys hanging around the canopy are all highlights of this park. Upon departing the reserve, hike up to the majestic Montezuma Waterfalls and visit the nearby colorful Montezuma village for a fresh local lunch.

And while you’re here, make sure to pick up a surf board! Playa Hermosa is a world-class surf spot for budding enthusiasts and experts alike.

Suggested accommodation: Nantipa

Depart from San José

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something just for you.

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