Hidden Corners of Costa Rica

Visit Costa Rica’s quieter corners away from the crowds on this luxurious trip whilst staying in some of the most spectacular and remote eco lodges that the country has to offer.

Places you visit: San Jose – Pacuare – Central Valley – Osa Peninsular

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Meet & greet at airport

the restaurant at grano de oro hotel san jose costa rica

You will be met in the arrivals hall of the airport by your English speaking driver who will help you with your bags and welcome you to Costa Rica. Private transfer straight to your hotel and evening at leisure. We recommend the restaurant at Grano de Oro for dinner!

Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: Grano de Oro

Day 2: Raft to your remote rainforest lodge!

Day 2: Raft to your remote rainforest lodge!

Start an extraordinary journey early this morning with a transfer to the Pacuare river, stopping along the way for breakfast. Once at the river you meet your guides and begin the raft to the lodge. The leisurely raft takes about 1.5 hours along class II & III rapids (perfect for beginners). All your luggage will be transferred by vehicle and will be waiting for you on arrival. After lunch the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Pacuare Lodge

Day 3: A day of activities in the Pacuare reserve

During your stay at Pacuare Lodge you have a choice of daily activities. These include white water rafting, canopy zip lining, canyoning, bird watching, a hike to a hidden waterfall, a visit to a local indigenous community, a sustainability tour, a variety of other guided hikes and much more!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Pacuare Lodge

Day 4: Pacuare to El Silencio

view of the main lodge el silencio costa rica

After breakfast get ready to depart the lodge by river. This adventure takes you along some of the most beautiful parts of the Pacuare river. Rafting out from the lodge takes between 2.5 and 4 hours depending on the water level. There is a stop along the way for lunch on the river bank. After the raft you will be taken by private transfer to your next luxury hotel in a private cloud forest reserve.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio

Day 5: Hike to hidden waterfalls

waterfall in el silencio reserve costa rica

Awake this morning to the sounds of birds and the sun burning through the cloud. Or perhaps it will be a misty morning with the cloud still hanging in the valley. After breakfast take a hike along the self guided trails to three beautiful waterfalls. Tap a dip in the water and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. You could even plant a tree to help offset your carbon emissions and leave a positive mark.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio

Day 6: Exploring the Cloud Forest

private jacuzzi el silencio costa rica

Explore El Silencio’s verdant 500 acre private reserve and enjoy the comforts of your own luxury suite. You can explore 6 miles of private hiking trails taking you past beautiful creeks and a hummingbird garden. There is an excellent spa and a wide range of other activities. Or simply relax in your own private jacuzzi!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio

Day 7: Journey to the Osa Peninsula

Start the day with a transfer to the airport for a spectacular light aircraft flight to the Osa Peninsula. From here take a boat trip across the calm waters of the Golfo Dulce where you will often see dolphins and whales alongside the boat. Land on a remote beach in the middle of the wilderness!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Playa Cativo

Days 8 & 9: Activities at Playa Cativo

stand up paddle boarding at playa cativo costa rica

Two days to explore this untouched corner of Costa Rica. You have complimentary use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, self guided nature trails and complimentary snorkeling equipment. There are a variety of other excursions on offer such as rainforest hikes, boat trips, mangrove kayaking, yoga, night walks and more!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Playa Cativo

Day 10: Return by boat & plane to a spa hotel

the spa at xandari hotel costa rica

After breakfast wave goodbye to Playa Cativo and take the boat back across the Golfo Dulce then the short flight back to San Jose. Transfer to your spa hotel in the Central Valley for a final night of pampering before the journey home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Xandari

Day 11: Fly home or extend!

plane flying into the sunset

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your trip. Why not add on a few nights in Arenal, or travel to the pacific coast. Give us a call on 0208 191 7772 to start planning your very own tailor made trip!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Remember this trip can be customised to your particular tastes and interests!

Our Suggested Accommodation

This trip can be customised to include your preferred standard of accommodation. Below is our suggested accommodation for this trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • All accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • All tours as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All other entrance fees
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • 100% financial protection with our ATOL license & ABTA membership
  • Our exclusive 100+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
  • Full support from your dedicated specialist
  • International flights – we can include these for you, just ask us for a quote
  • Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
  • Travel insurance

Destinations you visit on this tour

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