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Wild Costa Rica
8 (Days / 7 Nights)

Immerses you in the wilds of this lush country!   While you feel the excitement of our rivers, you’ll enjoy a totally natural world.  If you’d rather settle for calmer waters, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful landscapes, admiring wildlife and lush, captivating forests that will make you feel one with it all.


Private arrival & departure transfer at the airport       

Shuttle bus transportation in a deluxe A/C motor coach throughout the whole itinerary

2 nts / Park Inn / STD  room (B)

2 nts / Laguna Lodge / standard room (FB)

1 nt / Rios Tropicales River Lodge / standard room (FB)

2 nts / Namuwoki Lodge / Deluxe bungalow room (B)

Shared Tortuguero tours

Shared Pacuare River - Whitewater rafting

Shared Cahuita National Park Hike

All meals as described above. All taxes and service charges

What to bring

Clothing: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries) We recommend to bring a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. For the beach areas please dont forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sun glasses. For the rainforest and the National Parks we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.

Day 01: Arrival (B)

Arrival. A representative from Costa Rican Trails will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the  Hotel Park Inn located San Jose down town.

Overnight at  Park Inn Standard  room. Breakfast is included.

Day 02: San Jose –Tortuguero (B-L-D)

Early morning pick up for the drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the canals lining the Atlantic Coast, where the two-hour boat trip to Tortuguero starts. A typical breakfast is served on the way. Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife. 

Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Afterwards take a hiking trip around the hotel property.  It is amazing how so nearby your room you can find different kinds of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, poison arrow frogs and many birds and insects including the blue butterfly (Morpho peleides).
In the evening, after a delicious meal, you will relax along the canal's edge with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.


Overnight at Laguna Lodge, standard room. All "Family style" meals included.

Day 03: Tortuguero Canals (B-L-D)

After breakfast, guests will enjoy a guided boat tour along the canals of Tortuguero national park. Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park included.    

Visit the canals within the National park to discover a large variety of birds and receive detailed information on the flora and fauna of the area.

Return to the lodge for lunch.

The lodge will then schedule a tour to the village in the afternoon. This tour will provide detailed information on its history, culture and work in favor of conservation of the sea turtles and the flora and fauna in general.    

The entrance fee to the Caribbean Conservation office (CCC) is not included.  $2 per person has to be paid directly to the CCC.


Overnight at Laguna Lodge, standard room. All "Family style" meals included.

Day 04: Pacuare River (B-L-D)

Enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the port and transfer to Pacuare rafting adventure, with an overnight stay on our unique, sustainably built Rainforest Lodge, nestled on the mountainside overlooking the river.


You will arrive at our Rios Tropicales Operations Center with time to change into clothing for rafting, and shop for any last minute needs in our handy outfitter’s store. You will then depart for our private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River in San Martin. There your professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment, give you complete safety and paddle instruction. The first day's Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge's charm as you raft deep in the heart of primary rainforest. While your guides prepare a hearty picnic lunch on the riverbank, you will enjoy a walk through the jungle to an enchanting waterfall and pool to swim.    

Before you know it, you will arrive at our unique Rios Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in our waterfall and pools. Nestled in the jungle on our 1,500-acre private reserve, the lodge offers you all the comforts you need in "Cabecar Indian" style bungalows. Private single and double rooms are spacious and completely provided with fresh linens and comfortable pillows and beds. Do not worry about bathrooms - our lodge enjoys modern, clean bathrooms and hot water showers, thanks to our self-sufficient mini-hydro-plant that generates all our electricity. We built our lodge as a sustainable eco-lodge “including the building materials, waste management system, recycling practices, and the clean, renewable energy that powers the entire facility. You will get the chance to settle into your rooms, than come on down to our open air dining area, where our guides prepare fresh appetizers and our guest-acclaimed “famous jungle punch”. As the sun dips behind the hills and the twilight fades, you will be treated to a delicious freshly prepared dinner with candlelight and wine. Ahh, this is adventure vacationing at its best!


Important: Minimum age to raft during the Rainy Season is 14 years old.


Overnight at Rios Tropicales River Lodge, standard room, all meals included

Day 05: Whitewater Action! Class IV Rafting on Lower Pacuare- Puerto Viejo (B-L)

After yet another serving of Costa Rica's tastiest coffee and a hearty breakfast, we will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montanas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. We will have transportation waiting for us at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where we will whisk you away to our Operations Center just a few miles up the road. We will have a hearty hot lunch waiting on us upon arrival. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks, snacks, a bar, and souvenirs are all available.


At end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Puerto Viejo de Limon


Puerto Viejo offers a broad variety of hotels, lodges, and cabins, most of them featuring simple bungalows with Caribbean architecture, set in landscaped gardens in front or close to the beach. You will also find a diversity of restaurants offering great Caribbean style food, freshly caught seafood, superb international cuisine, delicious natural juice drinks and energetic breakfasts. Women in town make coconut bread, biscuits and other traditional goodies of Limon.


Overnight at Namuwoki Lodge, Deluxe bungalow. Breakfast is included

Day 06: Cahuita National Park hike (B)

Hiking with an interpretation of the trails, the guide will take you through different points between Punta Cahuita and Cahuita Town (3.5 km). During this trip, you will be able to observe various types of snakes (boas, mouthful, velvets, tinsel, micas, etc.), sloths, white face monkeys, howler monkeys, anteaters, armadillos, raccoons, blue morpho butterflies, birds. Also, you will encounter medicinal plants, orchids, trees, ferns, bromeliads, vertebrates, invertebrates, mollusks land and sea etc.


Overnight at Namuwoki Lodge, Deluxe bungalow. Breakfast is included

Day 07: San Jose (B)

Afternoon return to San Jose on your shuttle transfer. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to explore the area of San José down town where the hotel is situated.


Overnight at the Park Inn Standard room. Breakfast is included

Day 08: Departure (B)

Transfer to the international airport and flight home.

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