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Wildlife, Volcanoes and Jungles of Costa Rica

15 DAYS FROM 7250 PP

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Conservation Safari Costa Rica

Travel through the wildlife-rich regions of Costa Rica to get a sense of the country's incredible biodiversity, including visits to observe the turtles of Tortuguero National Park, the primates of Manuel Antonio and the elusive quetzal in the Monteverde cloud forests. On this safari, you will discover the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica against a backdrop of imposing volcanoes and lush rainforest. Visit a variety of unique ecosystems, from the cloud forests of Monteverde to the beaches and mangrove forests of the Osa Peninsula, and explore little-known sanctuaries such as the marine reserve around Caño Island. You will also stay in lodges located in the depths of the rainforests, ensuring you are in the best location for unbeatable wildlife encounters.

What to expect?

Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano Exploration

Explore the waterways and canals of Tortuguero National Park by boat. Marvel at the majestic Arenal Volcano and its surrounding rainforests.

Manuel Antonio Primate Search and Damas Island Adventure

Search for all four of Costa Rica’s endemic primates in Manuel Antonio National Park. Wind your way through the estuaries and mangroves surrounding the Damas Island, a large area of protected forest which supports a vast diversity of wildlife such as herons, monkeys, and iguanas. Journey through tunnels made naturally by trees, and admire the landscapes of this lush sanctuary.

Osa Peninsula Discovery and Corcovado National Park Expedition

Board a short flight to Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, a remote region in the southwest of Costa Rica. From here, you will be driven to Sierpe for your boat ride along the Sierpe River to your hotel in the depths of the jungle, only accessible by boat. Journey into Corcovado National Park and learn about the fascinating wildlife of the forest from your guide and visit a scenic waterfall, where you can go for a dip in one of the shaded pools.

Nocturnal Rainforest Exploration in Costa Rica

After sunset, enjoy rainforest walks with your guide to search for the unique nocturnal creatures that call this region home.

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Why book this trip?

  • Wildlife, Volcanoes & Jungles

Visit Tortuguero National Park, a vital nesting ground for green, leatherback, and hawksbill turtles. Explore the park's forest interior, where you might encounter tapirs, jaguars, and sloths. Cruise along winding waterways to spot manatees and crocodiles.

  • Arenal Volcano Adventures

Explore Arenal Volcano, a dormant volcano with a range of activities. Hike rainforest trails, visit waterfalls, and relax in natural hot springs. Walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges, suspended over canyons, streams, and waterfalls. Take guided nature walks along scenic trails.

  • Monteverde's Unique Ecosystems

Transfer across Lake Arenal, framed by mountains and rainforest, and continue to Monteverde. Explore diverse ecosystems and encounter unique wildlife, including the elusive quetzal. Visit the private Curi-Cancha Reserve for wildlife sightings in the cloud forest. Observe numerous bird species, hummingbirds, toucanets, and mammals like coatis and agoutis.

  • Primate Watching in Manuel Antonio

Discover Manuel Antonio National Park, home to all four endemic primate species. Encounter sloths and explore pristine white-sand beaches and ocean waters. Join guided hikes with high-powered spotting scopes for bird and animal sightings.

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Accommodation Highlights

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Located on the Caribbean coast, tucked between the Tortuguero River and gorgeous, thick, plantation-style gardens, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens offers an award-winning getaway unlike any hotel in Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the pristine rainforest from the moment your step out your door, the mystical jungle surroundings will beckon you to explore the mysteries of this complex ecosystem.

Casa Corcovado Lodge

The perfect base for a real experience in the depths of the Costa Rican jungle; sprawled out for exclusivity and privacy in Spanish colonial style bungalows, surrounded by nature and wildlife. Access is only via an hour and a half boat ride, where your adventure starts as you wind your way through the thick mangroves of the Sierpe River.