Nature called you to Costa Rica—now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs or relax on a beach—our CEOs will help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.
G Adventures-supported coffee plantation tour with light snacks (Sarapiquí). Hot springs visit (La Fortuna). Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde). Beach time in Quepos/Manuel Antonio. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Soak in the thermal hot springs of Arenal Volcano, search for the elusive quetzal bird in the cloud forest, watch the sunset over the Pacific, learn about coffee production and support a local community
Group Size Notes
Max 16, Avg 12
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Day 1: San José
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2: San José/La Fortuna (1L)
La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering.
Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour
Private Van (4.00 hour(s), 150km)
Day 3: La Fortuna
Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.
Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde
Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover’s paradise.
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Boat (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5: Monteverde
Enjoy a guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills or drive ATVs off-road.
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
Day 6: Monteverde/Quepos
Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, boogie board, surf or take a sailing trip.
Private Van (5.00 hour(s), 220km)
Day 7: Quepos
Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.
Day 8: Quepos/San José
Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey back to the capital.
Private Van (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
Day 9: San José
Depart at any time.