Into the Wild: Arenal to the Osa Peninsula

  • Trip Type
  • Indulgent
  • Length
  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • When to Go
  • November-August

  • Romance & adventure in nature’s paradise

    Get back to nature on an unforgettable couples' escape to the Costa Rica you've dreamed of, where sweeping vistas of towering volcanoes, exotic wildlife, uninterrupted swaths of rainforest and idyllic beaches come together in a place of solitude and soul. Discover it all from a trio of intimate, luxurious hideaways where you can adventure all day, while away sun-drenched afternoons beside your private plunge pool, then end each evening on a magical note with dinner beneath the stars. 

    Trip Highlights

    • Whitewater rafting & waterfall rappelling led by specialist guides
    • Sunrise hot air balloon ride above rainforest & pineapple fields
    • Zip lining through the rainforest canopy
    • Hiking, birdwatching & adventure activities at Pacuare Lodge
    • A romantic lunch in the treetops
    • Lush jungles, exotic wildlife & deserted beaches
    • Hiking to waterfalls & along virgin beaches in the Osa Peninsula
    • Romantic seclusion in the heart of the rainforest
    • Private plunge pools in Arenal, Pacuare & the Osa Peninsula

    similar trips per person from:

    $6,600.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $7,850.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    prices vary based on departure season.

    At a Glance

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    • Day 1: San José - Arrival

      Check into the charming, historic Grano de Oro Hotel in San José to freshen up before setting out to discover the city on foot, from its tree-lined boulevards to its historic architecture and delightfully chaotic street-life.

    • Day 2: San José to Arenal - Hanging bridges: a bird's eye view

      Ride to La Fortuna where your journey continues in the shadow of the magnificent Arenal Volcano. Take a walk along rainforest trails and traverse bridges at treetop height with a naturalist guide to discover the area’s unique ecosystem, spot exotic jungle wildlife, and admire panoramic volcano views.

    • Day 3: Arenal - Sunrise volcano views by hot air balloon

      Rise before the dawn for an unforgettable experience cruising the skies above rainforest, pineapple plantations and volcanoes. Watch the sky turn pink and the sun appear on the horizon, then spend the afternoon relaxing beside your private plunge pool.

    • Day 4: Arenal to the Pacuare Gorge - Whitewater rafting in the rainforest

      Begin with an adrenaline-inducing whitewater rafting ride along the rapids of the Pacuare River. Check into your luxurious suite at Pacuare Lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing beside your private plunge pool

    • Day 5: Pacuare Gorge - Birdwatching, indigenous hike & romantic lunch in the treetops

      Take advantage of the early morning hours with a guided nature walk filled with hummingbirds and butterflies - it's one of the most active times in the jungle! Lunch with a bird's eye view in "The Nest", then, hike meet the son of a local shaman to learn about the culture and customs of the Cabecar Indians.

    • Day 6: Pacuare Gorge to the Osa Peninsula - Where jungle meets sea

      Fly to the Osa Peninsula, where National Geographic calls "the most biologically intense place on earth". Check into Lapa Rios before lunch, then take a leisurely hike down to the beach to get familiar with your breathtaking surroundings.

    • Days 7 to 9: Osa Peninsula - Where jaguars & tapirs roam

      Spend your days on the Osa Peninsula making the most of Lapa Rios' ample amenities. Hike jungle trails with naturalist guides, discover hidden waterfalls and deserted beaches, watch toucans, monkeys and sloths in the treetops around you, lay out beside your private plunge pool and relax.

    • Day 10: Osa Peninsula to San José - Departure

      This morning, a private car will take you to the Puerto Jiménez airport, then fly to San José for your onward travels. So long!


    What's Included?

    Your trip includes everything you want & need, plus a few surprises along the way. Unique, unforgettable destinations; tours with local experts; authentic local cuisine; lessons, demonstrations & new cultural insights; more adventure than you can handle; blissful relaxation; romantic touches; and a feeling of total freedom. ROAM takes care of everything so that you can enjoy a hassle-free journey without worrying about a thing.

    • Airport pickup
    • All hotel accommodation
    • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
    • Detailed maps and trip preparation guide
    • All special events and tours
    • All vehicle and regional air transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
    • All baggage transportation
    • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

    Know Before You Go

    • Itinerary prices are dependent on season of departure. Christmas, New Years and Easter (Semana Santa) are peak season, and prices during these periods are significantlky higher than other times of year. High season runs from November through April, and green season from May through September.
    • Arrival: hotel check-in times are at 3:00pm, but you may arrive at any time during the day. If you arrive prior to the scheduled check-in time, we will arrange for early check-in wherever possible.
    • Departure: hotel check-out times are at 9:00am. International flights on your departure day should be arranged to depart after 1:30pm.
    • All prices in USD.
    • For vaccination recommendations, please visit the CDC website.
    • For American, Canadian, and British citizens, a valid passport with 6+ months remaining is required for entry to Costa Rica.
    • Debit cards may not work in Central America, but most establishments accept major credit cards.
    • Please ensure you have immediate access to a minimum of USD $250 as an emergency fund to be used if circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) require changes to your planned route.
    • If departing Costa Rica by air, most major airlines include exit taxes in the price of your airfare; if departing via ground or boat, departure tax is USD $29.
    • It is customary to tip service providers (waiters) around 10% depending on service. Tipping taxi drivers is not required.
    • Gratuities for guides and drivers are deeply appreciated, and provide an important supplement to their income. If you are pleased with the tour services you've received, a guideline for tipping in Central America is USD $8-10 per person per day for multiple-day tours, or USD $5-10 per person for day tours.

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    Getting There

    From North America: several airlines offer direct and connecting flights to Costa Rica’s two international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (airport code: SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia (airport code: LIR). Including connection time, flights from the USA typically range from 2.5-9 hours in duration, while most flights from Canada range from 9-15 hours in duration.

    From the UK: there are currently no direct flights to Costa Rica from the UK, but there are several flight options connecting in the United States and/or Canada. Including connection time, flights from the UK typically range from 12-18 hours in duration.

    When you arrive in SJO or LIR, there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you to your hotel downtown, or in some cases, your next destination. If you have questions about flights, or require assistance booking, please contact us here. We're here to help!

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