National Geographic Journeys

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Group Size Small Group
  • From $1,499 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

Home to volcanoes, lush rainforests, beaches, and unique wildlife, Costa Rica is a celebrated pioneer in protecting natural heritage. Forge your own path through this gorgeous country over nine days of outstanding adventure. Trek across the foot of a volcano to photograph electric blue butterflies, visit a coffee co-op, and search for monkeys while hiking park trails. Get in touch with nature’s best in Costa Rica.

Trip Highlights

Devour a delicious lunch at a G Adventures-supported coffee co-op, learn how to make tortillas in a local home, listen to a lecture from a Monteverde Institute researcher, hike the trails of cloud forest reserves and breathtaking parks, search for wildlife while exploring the Pacific coast

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 San José/La Fortuna (1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a coffee tour and local lunch. Continue to the adventure hub of La Fortuna. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Afterwards, dig into a tasty “casado” — a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and the tortillas you’ve made.

Day 3 La Fortuna (1B)

Free day in La Fortuna for optional activities. Challenge yourself with a rafting adventure, canyoning, or embark on a nature hike.

Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde (1B)

Travel from La Fortuna to the cloud forest of Monteverde — a nature lover's paradise.

Day 5 Monteverde (1B)

Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. After, visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic-funded explorers and researchers. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers outlining the various research and conservation projects that National Geographic has sponsored to support the reforestation of tropical regions. This afternoon, opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy, or go horseback riding.

Day 6 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio (1B)

Continue to the stunning Pacific coast. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the area with options to surf, go horseback riding, dolphin watching on a catamaran, or visit other nearby picturesque beaches.

Day 7 Manuel Antonio (1B)

Take an excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, famed for its stunning beaches and abundant wildlife. Look for monkeys, sloths, and some 350 species of birds.

Day 8 Manuel Antonio/San José (1B)

Return to San José and enjoy an optional farewell dinner on the town.

Day 9 San José (1B)

Depart at any time.

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

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