Experience

Ultra-Luxe Hidden Costa Rica

  • Trip Type
  • Adventure
  • Length
  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • When to Go
  • Year-Round

  • Diverse wildlife amid patchwork of striking landscapes

    This is Costa Rica as you’ve dreamt it: where sweeping vistas of towering mountain peaks, exotic wildlife, uninterrupted swaths of rainforest, and idyllic beaches come together in a place of solitude and spectacle. Explore the serene Central Valley on a generations-old coffee plantation; follow in the footsteps of the Cabecar indigenous peoples as you hike the Talamanca Mountains. Experience awe and wonder in the heart of the rainforest, rappel waterfalls, and finally, complete your trip at to your lodge on the Osa Peninsula, called the “most biologically diverse place on earth” by National Geographic, where you’ll split your time between scenic rainforest hikes and lazy afternoons by the ocean-view pool, serenaded by the local birdlife.

    Note: daily breakfast, and all meals at Pacuare Lodge & Lapa Rios included in package price.

    Trip Highlights

    lush jungle & deserted beaches • coffee tour & tasting • chocolate workshop • whitewater rafting • sunrise birdwatching • Cabecar indigenous village visit • zip line & rappelling • waterfall & wildlife hikes • Corcovado National Park • the wild & wonderful Osa Peninsula • beach time


    Full Package per person from:

    $4,650.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $5,900.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    Prices vary based on departure season.

    ROAM Light Package
    accommodations & transportation only
    per person from:

    $4,200.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $5,450.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    Prices vary based on departure season.

    Click a day for more details.

    • Day 1: San José to the Central Valley - Arrival

    • Day 2: Central Valley - In the heart of coffee country, sip fine brews and follow its journey from bean to cup

    • Day 3: Central Valley - Discover the origins of chocolate

    • Day 4: Central Valley to Pacuare - Raft the wild rapids of the Pacuare River

    • Day 5: Pacuare - Sunrise birdwatching & indigenous Cabecar tribe experience

    • Day 6: Pacuare - Rappel sheer cliff faces & catch zip line thrills

    • Day 7: Pacuare to Bajos del Toro - Serene, cloud-forested peaks

    • Day 8: Bajos del Toro - Wild waterfalls & the elusive Resplendent Quetzal

    • Day 9: Bajos del Toro to Puerto Jiménez - Venture into the wild

    • Day 10: Puerto Jiménez - Corcovado National Park, where jaguars & tapirs roam

    • Day 11: Puerto Jiménez - Rainforest hikes & deserted beaches

    • Day 12: Puerto Jiménez to San José - Departure

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    What's Included?

    We'll give you everything you need, everything you want, and a few little surprises to make your trip extra special. We've got you covered, from start to finish. Unique, unforgettable destinations; private tours with local experts; authentic local cuisine; lessons, demonstrations and new cultural insights; more adventure than you can handle; perfect romantic touches; blissful relaxation; and a feeling of total freedom. We take care of everything so that you can enjoy an unparalleled, hassle-free journey without worrying about a thing.

    • Airport pickup

    • All hotel accommodation

    • Meals as indicated

    • 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

    Stay Longer

    If our off-the-shelf itinerary is almost a perfect fit, but just doesn’t feel long enough, extend your stay to make it the best vacation possible. Spend a few days in the region before or after – we can customize any trip, and no ask is too big!

    Let us know what you have in mind using the contact form below, and we’ll get in touch to create your perfect travel experience.

    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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