Costa Rica

 

Day 1 San Jose
Upon arrival at San Jose, you are met by Maxim Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.

 

Day 2 Pacuare River Rafting
An early start for an exciting rafting adventure! This river has been declared a Wild and Scenic River, and offers some of the finest white water in Latin America, providing the adventurous rafter with a ride of unbelievable natural beauty as it winds deep inside one of Costa Rica's most impressive primordial rainforests. You will traverse 20 miles of remote and scenic waters that course through a wilderness of dense vegetation covering the sides of steep gorges that rise above the river banks. The thick undergrowth provides shelter for jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths, and numerous other species of animals and birds. You'll break for a delicious lunch served along the river's edge by your guides. While lunch is being prepared, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you marvel at the raw, pounding power of the untamed Pacuare River that for millions of years has coursed through this virgin tropical rainforest. (includes breakfast and lunch)
Overnight at Alta Hotel (B)

 

Day 3 San Jose/Corcovado
After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Palmar Sur and a 3-day stay at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge. The lodge is the closest to Corcovado National Park, the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America. This unique lodge offers artfully appointed individual bungalows offering tiled floors, hot showers and ceiling fans - the ideal base for your in-depth rainforest experience.
Overnight at Casa Corcovado (Full-board)

 

Day 4 Corcovado
Today you will spend a full day hiking in beautiful and unspoiled Corcovado National Park.Overnight at Casa Corcovado (Full-board)

 

Day 5 Corcovado
Spend the day snorkeling and swimming at Caño Island.
Overnight at Casa Corcovado (Full-board)

 

Day 6 Corcovado/Manuel Antonio
After breakfast, you are transferred to Palmar Sur airstrip for your flight to Quepos. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel for the balance of the day at leisure. You stay at El Parador. This hotel is a completely self-contained luxury resort, enthroned atop a majestic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical rainforest, it provides a private and serene ambiance and a true sense of European refinement and commodity in a tropical paradise. The resort is located in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, near the Manuel Antonio National Park.
Overnight at El Parador (B)

 

Day 7 Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park is deservedly the most popular park in Costa Rica with beautiful white sand beaches surrounded by emerald waters and jungle. Your naturalist guides will explain the history and geography of the area as well as help you get the most of your visit, pointing out sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and a multitude of insects and birds during this very informative three hour walk.
Overnight at El Parador (B)

 

Day 8 Manuel Antonio Damas Estuary
Today you enjoy a guided boat tour to the Damas Estuary. This tour offers great birding and wonderful vistas as you explore the mangrove canals. You will also stop at the island for an enjoyable walk on the beach followed by a meal at a restaurant. This tour provides an excellent chance to see animals and birds such as Caimans, Sloths, Crocodiles, Boas, White face monkeys, egrets, and much more.
Overnight at El Parador (B)

 

Day 9 Manuel Antonio/Arenal
After breakfast, you are met and transferred to Arenal by private vehicle. The Arenal Region, with its splendid and famous volcano, its National Park and the Arenal Lake, has become a unique and exciting destination for nature lovers and explorers.
Overnight at Arenal Kioro (B)

 

Day 10 Arenal Hanging Bridges
Explore 15 bridges ranging in length from 15 to 1500 feet along a 2 mile rain forest circuit of interpretive trails. The bridges are built of aluminum, galvanized steel, paving block and concrete, to ensure maximum security and to prevent slipping. Guided by a naturalist, who opens doors of the fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.
Overnight at Arenal Kioro (B)

 

Day 11 Depart
Today you are transferred to San Jose airport for your international flight home.