Provindecia to Osa Peninsula to Arenal to Saripiqui, Costa Rica

Costa Rican Highlands, Indigenous Community and Rainforests

Embark on an amazing 15 day nature and culture adventure starting in the highlands. Stay in local lodges and explore a rural and indigenous communitiy full of people wanting to share their knowledge on sustainable farming, medicinal plants, and ancient masks carving and weaving.

You'll spend four exhilarating days on the Pacific Coast, in The Osa Peninsula before heading to the Arenal Volcano.

The Osa is the last virgin rainforest on the Pacific side of Central America, and has amazing wildlife, flora and fauna, and a really unique culture compared to the rest of Costa Rica. The region comprises a whopping 2.5% of the world's biodiversity. During your time there you will have the opportunity to stay in amazing ecolodges, eat delicious local food, hike in Corcovado National Park, observe the cetaceans in Golfo Dulce and more! 

One of the best places to take in the Arenal Volcano’s awe-inspiring beauty is at La Fortuna, a tiny town located near the foot of the volcano. The perfect place to kick back and enjoy the area’s superb beauty, La Fortuna still retains much of its original Tico charm. Here you will have many options for activities ranging from hiking, to canyoning, to river rafting.

From the Arenal volcano you will continue to your last destination: Sarapiqui. One of the few remaining areas in Costa Rica that is the dwelling of the endangered Green Macaw, Sarapiqui is also home to a number of nature reserves and national parks including the Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Sarapiqui Protected zone.

Feel the welcoming and kind spirit of locals in this itinerary while getting a deeper understanding of the culture, traditions and natural biodiversity of Costa Rica.

Right for You?

Duration

15 Days / 14 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature, Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion and Time to Relax

Languages

English and Spanish
English speaking local & specialized guides during all activities.

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Cloud Forest, Rainforest, Volcano, Mountains, Beach, Rural Communities and Small Towns/Villages

Connect

Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Eat delicious Costa Rican cuisine including some home cooked meals
  • Visit an Indigenous community
  • Observe cetaceans in the Golfo Dulce
  • Learn about ancient mask carving and weaving
  • Zip line the forest canopy
  • Hike Corcovado National Park
  • Enjoy a floating boat trip in the Sarapiqui River

Details

Schedule

Fly into San José to start your trip

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Lodging

14 Nights Boutique Hotel, Community Lodge, Eco Lodge, Family Homestay and Luxury Lodge

Activities

Guide

Bilingual guide and Local guide (not bilingual)

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)
You will be eating traditional regional Costa Rican dishes and local treats on your trip. In some cases the meals will be home cooked by a local family. Veggie, Vegan and Gluten-free options are available prior notification. Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, BB=Box Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner

Transport

Private car, Private van, Boat and Airplane

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A local travel agency that specializes in connecting travelers to Costa Rica's nature and cultures. Their goal is to create authentic experiences for travelers that contribute to sustainable growth for local communities.

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Getting There

Fly into San José International Airport to start your trip!
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