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Adventure in the Wild - 14 Nights

1 nt San Jose, 3 nts Selva Bananito, 2 nts Sarapiqui, 4 nts Arenal, 4 nts Dominical

After spending a night in San Jose on arrival you will travel to the unique and remote eco-lodge Selva Bananito. Experience the natural beauty of this location, listen to the sounds of the tanagers and oropendulas from your hammock and undertake some active adventure in the grounds and rainforest. Adventure activities include horse riding, guided hiking, canopy adventure and waterfall rapelling.

Then travel on to the Sarapiqui region, where you will take a white water rafting trip on the Sarapiqui River, the rapids are grade II and III so also plenty of opportunity to enjoy stunning tropical surrounds and witness toucans, herons, kingfishers and other wildlife on the river.

Continuing on to the Arenal region to stay at the Arenal Observatory Lodge the closest hotel to the majestic Arenal Volcano. Here you will explore the rainforest in a variety of active ways including ziplining through the canopy and hiking to the crater of Cerro Chato, a dormant volcano.

The last four nights will be spent in the small, surfing town of Dominical on the Southern Pacific coast, where you can choose to relax on the beach, take some surfing lessons, snorkel and dive or visit Manuel Antonio or Corcovado National Parks. During the months of July to October and December to April you can go whale watching from nearby Uvita to see migrating Humpback whales.

Price guide

14 nights from £2,995 per person based on double occupancy

These prices are based on an average flight price of £650 per person and High Season room rates. Flight routes vary, there are direct flight options with British Airways from London Gatwick but also many alternative routes via the US. Please contact us for accurate flight pricing for your timings and place of departure.

Includes

  • International flights from UK to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 1 night in San Jose
  • 3 nights at Selva Bananito, Bananito
  • 2 nights at Selva Verde Lodge, Sarapiqui
  • 4 nights at Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal
  • 4 nights at Villas Rio Mar, Dominical
  • Adventure horse ride at Selva Bananito
  • Rainforest Hike and Waterfall Rapel
  • White Water Rafting at Pozo Azul, Sarapiqui
  • Sky Tram, Arenal
  • Hike to Cerro Chato Volcano, Arenal
  • Daily breakfast
  • Two lunches and 9 dinners

Day to Day

Below is an example day to day itinerary.

Day 1

Depart on international flight from UK to San Jose, Costa Rica. Overnight in hotel in San Jose.

Day 2

Transfer to Selva Bananito eco-lodge by private air-conditioned vehicle, the last part of journey requires 4x4 transfer along bumpy, unmade road (BD)

Day 3 to 4

Enjoy the adventure activities available at the lodge which can include adventure horse ride, rainforest hike and waterfall rapel, canopy adventure and tree climbing (BLD).

Day 5

Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to the Sarapiqui region to stay at the Selva Verde Lodge. This comfortable lodge has landscaped grounds with pool and a private rainforest reserve that can be reached by hanging bridge across the Sarapiqui River (BD).

Day 6

Today you will have a white water rafting adventure along the Sarapiqui River, the rapids are Grade II and III and you can enjoy the birds and riverlife in between the rapids (BD).

Day 7

Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to the Arenal Region to stay at the Arenal Observatory Lodge. This lodge is the closest to the volcano and has beautiful views from the rooms and terraces (BD).

Day 8

Today you will experience the Sky Tram adventure where you are taken to the canopy top in a gondola and then take 7 ziplines through the rainforest canopy (BD).

Day 9

Guided hike to the Cerro Chato summit, the trail to this dormant volcano starts at the Observatory Lodge and your hike will take you through rainforest to cloud forest. At the crater is a green/blue lagoon (not for swimming). This hike requires good physical fitness (BD).

Day 9

Day at leisure. Optional activities include kayaking on Lake Arenal, guided nature walks or birdwatching walks (BD).

Day 10

Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to Dominical, a small village on the Southern Pacific coast to stay at the Villas Rio Mar (B).

Day 11 to 14

Days at leisure, activities could include surfing lessons, visiting Dominical village, whale watching from Uvita (in season), snorkelling at Cano Island, horse riding, visiting Manuel Antonio National Park or Corcovado Park (B).

Day 15

Depart San Jose on international flight to UK (B).

Day 16

Arrive in UK

Capuchin Monkey Horse riding at Selva Bananito Spiny Glass Frog Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Arenal Volcano Sky Tram Zipline at Arenal Arenal Observatory Lodge Surfer at Dominical Dominical Town Hammocks at Selva Bananito Hanging Bridge at Selva Verde