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About this tour

This is a once in a lifetime trip to Costa Rica, touring the country in style by private helicopter and staying in some of the best and most unique accommodation the country has to offer. Begin in the Central Valley for cultural activities and excellent cuisine. Fly by private helicopter with VIP service to Pacuare Lodge, a luxury rainforest getaway. Take another spectacular flight over the jungle to arrive at the Osa Peninsular, a haven for wildlife. Finish the tour by relaxing in an exclusive luxury hotel on the Pacific coast at Dominical & Marino Ballena.

Speak to an expert who has been to Costa Rica on 44 020 8191 7772 or toll free from the USA on 0018448806752 Alternatively get in touch via email at [email protected]

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Remember this tour can be tailor made to fit your requirements!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel

On arrival in San Jose you will be met by your friendly English speaking driver guide who will welcome you to Costa Rica, help you with your luggage and take you by private transfer directly to your hotel in the Central Valley. The transfer takes about 1 hour depending on traffic.

On arrival you will be met by your eco concierge and shown to your room. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.

el silencio costa rica main building

Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 2 - Private cultural tour

This morning after breakfast you will be met by your private guide to begin your half day tour to the nearby village of Bajos del Toro, just a short walk from the hotel. Bajos del Toro is a thriving rural community and an authentic Costa Rican village. Today you will get the opportunity to learn more about the culture of Costa Rica and experience every day life. Accompanied by your local private guide you will visit the house of Don Martin Porras who is a local orchid enthusiast and has collected over 400 species of orchids in his own private garden. You will also visit the local school, church, soccer field and other areas of the village before stopping at Doña Olga’s pulpería (small local shop) to learn how to make the traditional tortillas and sample the local pastries. After this you will return to your hotel and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
orchid costa rica

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 3 - At leisure in your private cloud forest reserve

Free day to enjoy the comforts of your luxury bungalow, visit the acclaimed spa or take an optional excursion. There are three waterfalls on the property and many other activities available such as wine tasting, planting a tree, rappelling, hummingbird garden and more.

el silencio lodge and spa nature trails

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 4 - Private helicopter to Pacuare Lodge

This morning after breakfast you will be met by your eco concierge and escorted to your helicopter for a scenic private flight over the rainforest arriving to the remote Pacuare Lodge on the banks of the Pacuare River.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed to the lodge and shown to your room. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

helicopter landing pacuare river

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Pacuare Lodge

Day 5 - Private canyoning & zip line tour

This morning after breakfast your private guide will meet with you and brief you on the day’s adventures. Canyoning is an activity that combines abseiling, rappelling, climbing, hiking and other activities. The day will start with a short 20 minute walk through the rainforest to El Tesorito Creek in the mountains behind the lodge. There will be a safety demonstration by your guide before you begin the course. The first few rappels are between 2 and 20 metres before you get the chance to take on the 30 meter cliff. There is also some light rock climbing, a waterfall descent and a Tarzan swing. After this you will return to the lodge for lunch.

Pacuare Lodge Canyoning

Private Zip Line Canopy Tour

After lunch you will be met again by your private guide for your afternoon tour of the rainforest canopy. You will start with a leisurely hike of about 20 minutes through the jungle until you reach the first platform. This is a fantastic opportunity to spot wildlife including a variety of birds. Once reaching the platforms there will be a short safety briefing before you start your adventure through the rainforest. There are several zip lines including some abseiling on a network that takes you through the trees and slowly back towards the main lodge.

pacuare lodge canopy tour platform

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Pacuare Lodge

Day 6 - Private Cabecar Rancho & waterfall hike

The Cabecar Indians are the largest indigenous tribe in Costa Rica and have lived for generations in the mountains around Pacuare Lodge. Living in small groups, they have maintained their unique culture, language and customs. During your stay at Pacuare Lodge you will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the Cabecar tribe in a non invasive way that respects their privacy. At the start of the day your private guide will lead you on a moderate 90 minute hike through the rainforest to observe the flora and fauna of the area and discover a hidden waterfall. Upon arriving to the Rancho (a type of traditional, thatched roof community house) you will have the opportunity to speak to a local shaman who will provide an introduction to the customs and culture of the Cabecar. Your private guide will be on hand to translate and facilitate this genuine cultural interaction. After the tour you return to the lodge by a shorter and more direct route.

These activities are just suggestions and can be fully personalised to your trip. Speak to your personal advisor about choosing excursions that are perfectly suited to you.

pacuare lodge cabecar rancho shaman

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Pacuare Lodge

Day 7 - Private helicopter to Osa Peninsular

This morning after breakfast you will be met at your room and escorted to your private helicopter for a exhilarating flight over the rainforest and down to the Osa Peninsular in the South of the country.

You will be greeted on arrival and escorted the remaining way to the lodge. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.

NOTE: Arriving to Lapa Rios requires a fairly steep climb up quite a few stairs. It is, however, a very scenic walk and the reward is fantastic views from the top!

costa rica helicopter aerial view

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Lapa Rios

Days 8 & 9 - Activities at your rainforest lodge

Whilst at Lapa Rios you have included a choice of daily on site tours lead by the resident naturalist guides. Available tours include a selection of bird watching tours, rainforest and waterfall hikes, local medicine tour, beach trips, starfish walk, The Osa Trail, Matapalo nature tour, night walk, sustainability tour and more. Other activities such as dolphin watching, horse riding and mangrove tours are available at an additional cost.

beach osa peninsular lapa rios

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Lapa Rios

Day 10 - Private helicopter to the Pacific coast

After breakfast this morning you will be met at your room and escorted to your private helicopter which will be waiting to take you to Uvita on the Pacific Coast.

Upon arrival you will be met by representatives of Kura Design Villas and taken by private 4×4 transfer down a private road to your secluded hotel. On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome drink and shown to your exclusive villa.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

kura design villas aerial mountain view

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Kura Design Villas

Days 11 - 14 - Four days at leisure in your luxury hotel

Four days of total relaxation from the comfort of your exclusive and secluded luxury hotel. Enjoy spa treatments and relaxing by the pool or visit the nearby beaches, take boat trips, kayak through mangroves, go snorkeling, walk nature trails, discover waterfalls, go surfing and much more.

kura design villas infinity pool view of uvita

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Kura Design Villas

Day 15 - Private helicopter to airport for departure

After breakfast today you will check out of your hotel and be taken by private transfer to your private helicopter which will be waiting to transfer you directly to the international airport in San Jose. You will be greeted at the airport and shown to the gate in time for your international flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation

Below is our suggested accommodation for this tour. Our Costa Rica experts have intimate knowledge of all the accommodation options in Costa Rica having personally visited or stayed in many themselves. Speak to one of our specialists about the type of accommodation you would like to include.

Destinations Visited On This Tour

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