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Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure

Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure

10 Days


Enjoy your own, customized adventure in the beautiful land of beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, and exotic wildlife. You’ll have the incredible opportunity to meet toucans, sloths, crocodiles and monkeys in their natural habitats- and take plenty of photos! Additionally, you’ll be led around the region by a private guide, and have the chance to view volcanoes, go horseback riding, hike picturesque, mountainous paths, embark on remarkable bird watching tours, and much more! In the mood for even more adventure? Go snorkeling in the Osa Peninsula, hike through Corcovado National Park, or take a boat tour of the Sierpe Mangrove in hopes of viewing a wild crocodile! With so much to do, your only regret on this trip will be that you have so little time to do it!

3 Days in San Gerardo de Dota

3 Days in Palmar Sur

4 Days in Corcovado

The Plan:

Day 1 San Jose - San Gerardo de Dota (airport transfer)


Enjoy a transfer from the airport to San Gerardo de Dota today. For your convenience, an English-speaking assistant will escort you from your flight. Upon arrival in San Gerardo de Dota, you’ll receive a number of welcome packages, vouchers, and a map to assist you.

Day 2 San Gerardo de Dota (half day tour)


Set out on an immersive tour of Quetzales National Park today. If you’re headed out to the park between February and May, it is quite likely that you’ll catch a glimpse of the elusive quetzal- considered by many to be one of the most beautiful birds in the Western Hemisphere. Even if you don’t see one, the entirety of the park is absolutely stunning, and is sure to offer a bevy of photo opportunities.

Day 3 San Gerardo de Dota - Palmar Sur (3.5 hour transfer)


Transfer from your hotel to Palmar Sur today, via private car. Your trip will take about 3.5 hours.

Day 4 Palmar Sur (5 hour tour)


Travel across the island at your leisure today. In the 3 hours allotted for your own personal adventure, you might elect to take a walk along the beach, or scour the treeline for macaws. Enjoy lunch at your leisure, then relax on a nearby hammock. Return to your hotel whenever you’re ready!

Day 5 Palmar Sur (Half Day Tour with Lunch)


Enjoy a horseback ride like no other, as you visit Nauyaca Falls today. This waterfall is a gem, hidden in the jungles just outside of Palmar Sur. With the help of your guide, learn about the wildlife in the area, and take as many photos as you’d life. If you’re a bit hot from horseback riding, cool off by taking a dip in the clear pools of freshwater nearby. Return to your hotel for lunch.

Day 6 Palmar Sur - Corcovado (2.5 hour transfer)


Board a vessel for your trip to Corcovado today. Relax as you cruise through the mangrove wetlands, and look out for crocodiles, monkeys, and beautiful tropical birds. As you pass through the mangroves and into the open ocean, you may even spot dolphins and whales! Enjoy refreshments on board, and a fresh lunch and courtesy cocktail on arrival!

Day 7 Corcovado (Shared tour)


Touted as both the “last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America” and the “most biologically intense place on earth,” Corcovado certainly has plenty to see. Take a look at the number of jaguar, scarlet, and tapir macaws, listen for the rustle of exotic wildlife, and enjoy the opportunity to tour an area very few humans have had the privilege to explore!

Day 8 Corcovado (6 Hour Shared Tour)


Explore Cano Island today. Go diving or snorkeling at one of the world-class sites, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, swim, sunbathe, or relax. The crystal clear waters offer the perfect opportunity to catch up on some much needed peace and quiet. If you do decide to dive or snorkel, expect to see some of the most exotic sealife on this side of the hemisphere!

Day 9 Corcovado - Palmar Sur - San Jose (Transfer, 4 hour private tour)


Enjoy a quick transfer to Palmar Sur airport via boat. This transfer will take about 30 minutes. On arrival, board an hour long flight to San Jose. Upon arrival in San Jose, visit the Democracy Place, the National Museum, Los Yoses, San Pedro Mall, Hispanidad Fountain, the University of Costa Rica, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and the National Theater. Later, visit the Costa Rican Temporary Art Museum and more!

Day 10 San Jose (airport transfer home)


Enjoy a thirty minute transfer to the airport for your flight home!

Must See:

San Jose:

Winchester Mystery House, Mission Peak, Sunol Regional Wilderness

San Gerardo De Dota:

Rio savegre Waterfall, Parque National Los Quetzales, Del Rio Spa

Palmar Sur:

Terraba-Sierpe National Wetlands, Mysterious Stone Spheres, Corcovado National Park


Jose’s Crocodile River Tour, Mal Pais Freedom Riding SUP, Nicoya Surf School

Memory Makers:

San Jose


San Jose by Night

Enjoy a three course dinner and wine pairing in this tour of Costa Rica’s capital. Learn about the nuances of local Costa Rican flavor, travel to the luxe Pasea de la Luz, and more.


Rainforest Adventure Atlantic Aerial Tram Tour

Gaze at Costa Rica’s unique and beautiful rainforests with an aerial tram ride through the forest canopy of Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Weather and climate

Costa Rica

An average temperature of 70 - 81 degrees Fahrenheit means Costa Rica has no real summer or winter. The rainy season is from May to November, and the dry season is from December to April.

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