24 March 2021

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Price: From £3785/person

Try white water rafting on the Pacuare River

Explore the surroundings of the remote Pacuare Lodge through different activities

Appreciate the primary forest of Selva Bananito

Enjoy optional fun-filled activities and discover the conservation projects at Selva Bananito

Spend a day with snorkeling and hiking in the magnificient Cahuita National Park

Visit the Jaguar Rescue Centre in Puerto Viejo

Experience the local cuisine on a private Food & Culture walking tour in Puerto Viejo town

Day 1: Arrive at San Jose


Upon arrival at the capital of Costa Rica, our driver will transfer you to your accommodation. In the evening free time for leisure.

Overnight in San Jose.

Meals included: None

The capital of Costa Rica, San Jose

Day 2: San Jose to Pacuare Lodge


Early departure from San Jose, you will be travelling with a shared transfer to a remote place in the country, to the Pacuare Lodge. Breakfast will be served en-route. At the end of the drive, you will have to do a white water rafting (Class II-III), as this is the only way to get to the hotel.

Check in to the hotel, lunch and dinner will be served onsite.

Overnight at the Pacuare Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rafting on the Pacuare River

Day 3: Pacuare Lodge


Today you will have the opportunity to discover and enjoy the facilities and the optional activities of the hotel.

Optional Activities: Canopy, Canyoning, Birdwatching, Waterfall Hike, Cabecar Indigenous Hike, Rural Experience, Sustainable tour, The Loop – naturalist and cultural walk

Overnight at the Pacuare Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ziplining at the Pacuare Lodge

Day 4: Pacuare Lodge to Selva Bonanito


Breakfast at the lodge, then you participate in an exciting river rafting on the Pacuare River (Class III-IV). A picnic lunch will be served at the end of the activity.

After lunch, your private driver will take you to Siquirres, to the Selva Bananito. Selva Bonanito is an amazing place if you want to discover a primary forest on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. The lodge is focusing on feline conservation and also helps guarantee water resources for the inhabitants of the area.

Check in to your hotel and free time for leisure.

Overnight at the Selva Bonanito

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Selva Bananinto forest in Costa Rica

Day 5: Optional activities at the Selva Bananito


Along with a Birdwatching tour, two additional tours to be chosen from: introductory tree-climbing, horseback ride through the farm, natural history rainforest hike or plant a tree.

Overnight at the Selva Bananito

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Owls in Selva Bananito

Day 6: Optional activities at the Selva Bananito


Along with a Birdwatching tour, two additional tours to be chosen from: introductory tree-climbing, horseback ride through the farm, natural history rainforest hike or plant a tree

Overnight at the Selva Bananito

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hiking in Selva Bananito

Day 7: Selva Bananito to Puerto Viejo 


Breakfast at the lodge then your driver will transfer you to Puerto Viejo (1 hour). After arrival, free time for leisure and enjoy the facilities of the hotel or discover Puerto Viejo.

Overnight in Puerto Viejo

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sunrise in Puerto Viejo

Day 8: Puerto Viejo to Cahuita National Park 


Today is the day to discover Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean shore of Costa Rica. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the National Park where you will embark on a boat to visit Costa Rica’s most beautiful Coral Reef. You have the chance to snorkel from the boat and discover the reef’s inhabitants.

In the afternoon you’ll hike through the National Park with your guide and explore the various types of monkeys, sloths, snakes and other animals.

Overnight in Puerto Viejo

Meals Included: Breakfast

Corals in Cahuita National Park

Day 9: Puerto Viejo


After breakfast, you will have the chance to discover the Jaguar Rescue Centre with a private guide. The centre provides shelter to mistreated and injured animals before reintroducing them to the wild. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach or relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Puerto Viejo

Meals Included: Breakfast

A sloth in the Jaguar Rescue Centre

Day 10: Puerto Viejo


Experience today Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean culture on a three-hour guided tour. Explore the picturesque Puerto Viejo town, visit 6 different locations and taste delicious local meals, shared by local cooks. Learn about the region’s culinary heritage. Discover its traditions, recipes which are the core to these excellent,  tropical flavours.

Overnight in Puerto Viejo

Meals Included: Breakfast

Puerto Viejo town from above

Day 11: Puerto Viejo to San Jose


Breakfast at the hotel and then your private driver will pick you up and take you back San Jose Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

San Jose in Costa Rica

San Jose

Grano de Oro Hotel (Luxury)

A beautiful hotel in the heart of San Jose. The hotel was built in a Victoria Style and has been welcoming its guests since 1991.

The hotel has a gourmet restaurant onsite, a rooftop terrace, swimming pool and its rooms are beautifully designed.


Pacuare Lodge (Luxury)

This remote lodge belongs to the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. It can only be accessed by rafting through the Pacuare River. The Lodge is a luxury eco-hotel with 20 suites. It is surrounded by beautiful, untouched nature and it is an excellent place to relax or do some adventurous activity.


Selva Bananito (Premium)

Selva Bananito is an eco-lodge which leads with example in sustainability. They are an award-winning hotel and they have one of the lowest carbon footprints among similar size accommodation. The lodge protects a primary forest which acts as a buffer zone to the La Amistad National Park. The lodge offers 11 rustic luxurious rooms. It is an excellent place to enjoy the rainforest and to learn more about conservation.

Puerto Viejo

Aguas Claras Hotel (Luxury)

Aguas Claras Hotel is an amazing 5-star sustainable hotel which is located near Puerto Viejo, right next to the Caribbean Sea. It offers modern, characteristic accommodation artistically. The hotel provides a gateway to learn more about Caribbean culture.

Prices & Inclusions

Travel Period

Holiday Price

Single Supplement

15th January 2023 – 30th April 2023

£3990/person £1265/person

01st May – 30th June 2023

£3785/person £1265/person

1st July – 31st August 2023

£3885/person £1265/person

1st September 2023 – 31st October 2023

£3785/person £1265/person




Next Holiday

Costa Rica is located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama; it is bordered from East by the Caribbean Sea and from West by the Pacific Ocean.


Volcanoes, heigh mountain ranges, and lush tropical forests are dominating the landscapes. It also provides beautiful golden beaches for some who want to relax at the end of their holiday.


This Central American country is one of the leaders in eco-tourism and sustainability. They have more than 190 biological reserves and national parks. The country has 12 different life zones and despite of its small size it is home of nearly 5% of the total living species of the Earth.


It is a perfect place for wildlife watching, birding (over 900 species of birds), wildlife and nature photography and for families who can combine nature, adventure, and the beach.

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