Unique Destinations Costa Rica
10 Days and 9 Nights
Unique Destinations features not only three of Costa Rica´s most fascinating destinations but also accommodations in three of Costa Rica´s most famous and awarded sustainable hotels! Do rafting on the most exciting Pacuare river, hike on protected jungle trails along the beaches of the Gandoca National Park and do some horseback riding in the tropical cloud forests of Bajos del Toro. Your trip will be an extraordinary eco green journey that leaves no wishes unfulfilled!
Welcome to Costa Rica. Private Transfer to your hotel in San José.
Welcome to Costa Rica! Once you have passed immigration and customs and exited the airport doors, you will meet one of our travel representatives with a sign reading your name. He will drive you to your hotel in San Jose and give you your welcome kit.
Transfer to the Pacuare river. Rafting on the Rio Pacuare and night in the jungle.
A rafting guide will greet you early for the trip to the Pacuare River. You’ll pass through San Jose, the city of Cartago and verdant farmland before stopping for a typical Costa Rican breakfast. After safety training and a quick introduction to white water rafting, you’ll be paddling through rapids and floating past lush tropical foliage. After 90 minutes on the river, we arrive at the Pacuare Lodge, where you’ll be greeted with a tropical drink and taken to your spacious jungle bungalow with a river view. After a delicious lunch in the main lodge, you can ascend to the treetops and enjoy a parrot’s-eye view of the rainforest while gliding along cables on our canopy tour. In the evening, its candle light, champagne on ice, tree-frog serenade and delectable dining at the NairiAwari Restaurant.
Day off at Pacuare River.
After a delicious breakfast of home-made bread, tropical fruits, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, cereal, juice and coffee a resident naturalist guide will provide you with unique insights into the plant and animal world.
Optional Tours: Guided hikes through lush rainforests or a tour to the Cabecar Indigenous community. Here you may participate in a cultural exchange with a Shaman. Enjoy a canopy tour and glide through the thick jungle canopy.
Private Transfer to Puerto Viejo.
After a second rafting adventure you will be driven to your hotel in Puerto Viejo, where lush thick jungles meet the Caribbean seas, soft caramel colored sands caress your body and the multicultural vibes of Jamaican and Europeans alike make it the go to destination for a laid back vacation. Puerto Viejo is not for everyone as it is still considered off the beaten track. However, this unique Caribbean town is authentic without golf courses, marinas, country clubs, swimming pools or air conditioned rooms common on the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This Caribbean region instead offers the exotic Cahuita National Park, Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife refuge, hidden beaches, rugged nightlife and delightful restaurants.
Tour to the Gandoca Natural Reserve in Manzanillo.
This adventurous tour takes place in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo and includes a 10 km (5 km one way) hike to Manzanillo. The path features an incredible rich flora and fauna with animals of the tropical rainforest in every corner. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing ocean view from different points and admire the magical scenery that you will only find on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.
Day off in Puerto Viejo.
From renting a local banana bike to cycling from one beach to another through sandy trails to activities such as SUP (stand up paddle boarding), surfing, a visit to the sloth sanctuary or the jaguar rescue center are all but a few of the exciting adventures you may experience in Puerto Viejo.
Private Transfer to Bajos del Toro.
Bajos del Toro is still very much an undiscovered area among rainforests and dairy farms. However, the 5 star sustainable El Silencio Lodge is attracting people from all over the world. Bajos del Toro has amazing waterfalls with chilly swimming holes and great for trout fishing. Hikes, horseback riding, mountain biking and canopy tours are popular activities to enjoy here!
Horseback Riding Tour.
The nearby family-owned Hacienda Pozo Azul is immersed in a tropical rain forest environment and perfect to satisfy your thirst for adrenaline and unforgettable fun. You will enjoy an exciting horseback ride on well groomed Hacienda trails while watching the lush natural beauty of the surrounding forest.
Other Optional activities: Yoga, Lake kayaking, La Paz Waterfalls, Tour to the Poas Volcano and canopy zip-lining.
Private Transfer from Bajos del Toro to your hotel in the outskirts of San José.
This day one of our transport representatives will drive you from your Bajos del Toro to the beautiful Xandari hotel. The drive will be approximately 2 hours.
Private Transfer to International Airport Juan Santamaría in San José.
After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home. Share your stories and photos with family and friends and make plans to come visit again soon!
Rate per person from: US $2,628.00
Interested in this package? If you inquire we will send you a detailed proposal with a 100% accurate price. The rate listed here is per person, based on our low season rates, with double occupation, transportation, tours, meals, taxes, and service fees included as described, unless otherwise indicated. Not included in the price are travel insurance, personal expenses and international airfare. Remember that all our packages are customizable at no extra cost.
- Personalized information, maps, brochures, vouchers.
- 24/7 Customer service for emergencies.
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
- 09 nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes. (Tree house lodge, breakfast included for the first night only)
- Private Transfer: Río Pacuare – Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo – Bajos del Toro, Bajos del Toro – San José.
- Pacuare Lodge: Transfer from San José, bilingual guide, all meals (B, L, D), beverages, rafting and hike to the waterfall.
- Guided hike to the Gandoca National Reserve in Manzanillo. Includes: transfers to and from your hotel, bilingual guide, fruit, water, lunch.
- Horseback Riding: Includes: transfers to and from your hotel, bilingual guide, equipment
- Other meals than indicated as included.
- Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
- National Park Entrance fees.
- Airport taxes.
- International flights.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips and extras at hotels.
- Tree house lodge, breakfast included for the first night only
- Travel insurance.
Our Hotel Selection
Real Intercontinental Hotel
River View Suite
Le Camèlèon Boutique Hotel
Bajos del Toro
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
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