On this immersive adventure to Costa Rica, experience the rainforest-covered heart of Central America. Explore dense jungle and open tropical beaches, active volcanoes and lush coffee farms. Behold the neon blue waters of Rio Celeste, a color so vivid and seemingly unnatural that you truly must see it to believe it. Hear the squawks and howls of parrots and monkeys found only in the tropical jungle. Enjoy world-class coffee at its source—the definition of fresh, local, and delicious.
The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $1,380. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.
Four to six miles of walking each day, with lots of time spent moving around and on your feet. You should be comfortable walking on both flat and uneven ground, as well as stairs. In Monteverde, we will hike for about 3 hours as we explore four big waterfalls, ten suspension bridges and have an opportunity to swim in El Tigre River! There will be uneven terrain and trails may be wet and slippery. The last portion of the trail is mainly uphill, so there will be a choice of riding horses or taking a safari 4WD car.
Our trip begins in San José. You will be met at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and transferred to your hotel. We recommend arriving by 3pm on Day 1 of your trip.
Our trip concludes on Day 8 in Liberia, where we will transfer you to the Liberia Guanacaste Airport (LIR). You may depart at anytime.
Your participation in this trip provides significant financial contributions to the communities we visit, directly supporting small businesses, schools, villages, and local families. In addition, this trip has a large focus on ecotourism in an effort to combine sustainable travel with ecosystem-level conservation and the explicit recognition of and respect for the rights of indigenous people. That’s why ecotourism is more than just “nature tourism”; it has the explicit goal of benefiting local communities both environmentally and economically. By providing financial incentives through tourism, these communities can become empowered to fight against poverty, and in achieving a more sustainable sort of economic development, can better resist other more exploitative industries like mining, agriculture, ranching, or logging. Ecotourism has also motivated the traditional tourism industry in general to move towards more “green” or sustainable practices.
U.S. passport holders do not require a visa for travel to Costa Rica, but this may vary depending on traveler citizenship. Please check requirements for travel to Costa Rica and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if advance notice is given, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.