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The Wildlife of Costa Rica


8 days starting at $2,619/Person

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This fully customizable package takes you deep into Costa Rica’s jungle and face to face with the country’s diverse beauty and nature. From the charming capital of San Jose where you’ll be able to enjoy cups of Golden Bean coffee from the nearby coffee plantations, you’ll ride whitewater rapids to the magical Pacuare Ecolodge before witnessing the pristine nature and wildlife in the Osa Peninsula.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Travel to the Pacuare Lodge

Whitewater Rafting

Delicious Lunch

Relax at the Pacuare Lodge

Dine in Style

Refreshing Cocktails

8 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer zip-lines? More wildlife? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-2

SAN JOSE

  • Explore Costa Rica’s charming capital city of San Jose on your own.
  • Take in the museums, market and 19th century buildings of San Jose.
  • Dance the night away in one of our favored salsa bars.

Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose is quite compact so you’ll have no trouble finding your way around as you admire the beautiful 19th century architecture and find quaint, independent coffee shops serving Costa Rica’s famous Golden Bean Coffee. At night, the city really comes alive with the sound of salsa from the local bars…while planning the trip with your travel specialist; ask for a list of our favorite salsa bars in San Jose for an authentic glimpse of Costa Rican culture.

Days 2-4

PACUARE

  • Whitewater rafting experience to the front door of the Pacuare Lodge.
  • Guided nature walk through the Pacuare Lodge’s surrounding forest.
  • Visit a nearby Cabecar Indian village to experience local shaman traditions.

Arrive in true Costa Rican adventure style, crossing class 2 and 3 whitewater rapids to the entrance of one of the world’s most spectacular ecolodges, the Pacuare Lodge. Whether choosing from a collection of diverse activities exploring the region’s surroundings or simply relaxing in the tranquil and romantic grounds of the lodge; the Pacuare Lodge experience is out of this world!

Days 4-5

SAN JOSE

  • Explore Costa Rica’s glorious history at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.
  • Discover the coffee culture of San Jose at the city’s best independent cafes.
  • Taste the best of Costa Rica’s cuisine at one of our favored restaurants in San Jose.

Returning to San Jose will let you explore Costa Rica’s capital further, taking in the spectacular Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and Jade Museum in downtown San Jose. With the surrounding area producing some of the finest coffee in Costa Rica, explore the various aromas, beans and blends of Costa Rica’s Golden Bean at one of our favorite independent coffee shops in the city.

Days 5-8

THE OSA PENINSULA

  • Nighttime guided nature walk exploring the nocturnal wildlife.
  • Rappel down 4 waterfalls in the heart of the rainforest.
  • Zip-line your way through the Osa Peninsula canopy.

Regarded as the last wild frontier of Costa Rica, the pristine nature and wildlife of the Osa Peninsula is simply breathtaking. With 400 species of birds, all 4 of Costa Rica’s species of monkeys, peccaries, coatis, agoutis, tayra, kinkajous, sloths, armadillos, anteaters and more wildlife to spot, the new and mysterious sounds of the rainforest around you will entice all your senses to explore.

The Wildlife of Costa Rica Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$2,619 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$3,179 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$3,369 /person
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Class Adventure Travel gets you the best the world has to offer!

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