When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 17

Itinerary

Day 1Antigua

 

Arrive at any time.

Arrive at any time. Antigua is approximately one hour's drive from the international airport in Guatemala City.

Explore the museums, colonial buildings and soak up the atmosphere in this delightful city, one of the best-restored Spanish colonial cities in the world. The entire city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding volcanoes can be seen from everywhere in the city and the colorful markets attract indigenous artisans from all over the country.

 

This tour departs Antigua early on Day 2. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

*Please note that Antigua's nearest airport is Guatemala City, Guatemala. Don't get caught flying into the Caribbean island nation of Antigua; it's nowhere near the start of this tour!

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

1h

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 

 
Posada La Merced Antigua (or similar)

 

Hotel

Day 2Antigua/Copán

 

Cross the border to Honduras. Opt to soak in local hot springs in the jungle.

The colonial highland town of Copán Ruinas is a charming and relaxing place, set along a river in the coffee growing region close to the Guatemalan border. 

The Mayan ruins of Copán are fascinating, beautiful and unique among Mayan cities. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, Copán contains some of the most important Mayan ruins found to date, and many unusual artistic features, including some of the most detailed carving in the Mayan world.

 

 
Private Vehicle

 

Antigua – Copán8h200km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Border Crossing (Guatemala-Honduras)

 

El Florido

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Accommodation

 

 
Hotel Brisas de Copan (or similar)

 

Hotel

Day 3Copán

 

Free time in Copán. Opt to visit the ruins of Copán or explore the hills on horseback.

Free time in Copan. Opt to visit the impressive Copan ruins and check out some lesser known Mayan sites along the way. Knowledgable local guides can interpret the many Mayan carvings left here over 1,000 years ago. You can also choose to explore the nearby hills and small villages on horseback or journey through the countryside to some hidden jungle hot springs for a relaxing soak. 

 
Free Time

 

Copán

Free time in the town of Copán. Opt to visit the Copán Ruins, explore the hills on horseback, or soak in hot springs.

Optional Activities - Day 3

Horseback Riding
Copán
25USD per person

Enjoy rural Honduras by horseback. Ride through the Copán Valley and along the river. Head up into the hills to meet local farmers. Keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and wildlife. Who knows, you may even spot an ancient Maya artifact on your journey.

 
Luna Jaguar Hot Springs Visit
Copán
45USD per person

Take a scenic drive through the back roads of Copán Ruinas to hot springs at Luna Jaguar. Take a relaxing soak in one of the pools, surrounded by the jungle. If all that lounging around has worked up your appetite, opt to enjoy a barbeque lunch on site. 

 
Copán Ruins Guided Tour
Copán2h-3h
25USD per person

Step back in time more than a 1,000 years to discover the ancient Mayan site of Copán. Walk across grassy plazas and examine intricately carved stone stellae (tall monuments) depicting various gods and rulers. Admire the artistry and scale of the temples, ball court and well-preserved hieroglyphic stairway and understand why this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit the museum to see Mayan artifacts and a life-sized replica of the Rosalila Temple.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Brisas de Copan (or similar)
Hotel

Day 4Copán/Roatán

After another full day of travel through the hills of Honduras, arrive at the Caribbean coast and ferry across to island paradise. 

Spend time on the island snorkelling, scuba diving or just relaxing on the beach. Roatán is a SCUBA diving haven with its location along part of the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Roatán is a Caribbean island made famous for its marine treasures. Crystal blue waters invite swimming, diving and snorkelling, or simply relax on the white, sand beaches of the Bay Islands. 

Prepare for the long travel day with snacks.

 
Local bus
Copán – La Ceiba8h320km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Ferry
La Ceiba – Roatán1h30m-2h75km

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
Taxicab
Roatán30m

Jump in the back and tell the driver to step on it, just like they do in the movies.

Accommodation

 
La Quinta Inn (or similar)
Hotel

Days 5–6Roatán

Free time in Roatan to enjoy optional activities.

Free time in Roatán to enjoy optional activities. Roatán is a world-famous destination for SCUBA diving and snorkelling. The coral reef here is home to sea turtles, dolphins, rays, hundreds of species of colorful fish, corals and sponges. You can also explore the clear waters on a boat, kayak or paddleboard. Explore the island on a moped and visit traditional Garifuna settlements on the other end of the island.

 
Carte Blanche
RoatánFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Roatán, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and swimming. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Days 5–6

Swimming
Roatán
Free

Slather on the sunscreen, grab a towel and head to one of Roatán’s gorgeous white sand beaches. Best bets are West Bay beach, West End and Half Moon Bay. Snorkel, swim, laze in the sun. Then cool off in the shade of a nearby palm-treed pub. Life is good.

 
Scuba Diving
Roatán

Roatán offers some of best diving in the Caribbean. Find a dive shop and prepare for a memorable day of coral and caverns, wrecks and walls, all sorts of great-looking fish. Part of the second largest reef in the world, the waters around the island are home to 95% of all the marine species in the Caribbean. Swim with turtles, moray eels, jaw fish and octopus. Bring your underwater camera and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

 
Snorkelling
Roatán
5-25USD per person

Snorkelling is a must-do activity here on the island, considered a world class destination for those seeking warm clear waters and lots to look at. Head to West Bay Beach and set off in search of seahorses, stingrays, and sea turtles. Ask about the submarine submerged near Half Moon Bay – now home to a large eel and some lobsters. 

Accommodation

 
La Quinta Inn (or similar)
Hotel

Day 7Roatán/Granada

Fly in style to Managua, then continue overland to Granada, Nicaragua.

Spend the morning in Caribbean paradise. Then skip a long bus ride and fly in style to Managua, and continue overland to Nicaragua’s third largest and oldest city, Granada. 

 
Plane
Roatán – Managua4h30m-6h

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Due to factors outside of our control, there may occasionally be changes or alterations to the flight itinerary, causing a longer travel day.

 
Private Vehicle
Managua – Granada1h-1h30m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Chilamates (or similar)
Hotel

Day 8Granada

Enjoy free time to explore beautiful Granada's markets, buildings and museums. Opt to kayak in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.

Granada’s colonial charm is complemented by the active volcanoes and lakes that surround it, and there are many fun easy day trips available. Hike, cruise, or just explore the city’s markets and museums. 

Walking is probably the easiest way to see all the sights of Granada, your tour leader will give you an initial orientation walking tour of the city and then you have plenty of time to explore in more depth.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

 
Carte Blanche
GranadaFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Granada, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like hiking a volcano, visiting Laguna de Apoyo, and kayaking in Lake Nicaragua. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 8

Masaya Volcano Day Excursion
Granada
35USD per person

Experience the energy and excitement of getting up close and personal with an active volcano. See the crater spew smoke and gas. Walk in a moonscape of lava rocks and stunted shrubs. Stop by the visitor’s centre and learn about the history of Masaya and many other volcanoes in Nicaragua. Next, stop at the Masaya Artesan Market filled with ceramics, woodcrafts, hammocks, cigars and leather works. Take in the view at the Laguna de Apoyo lookout and wrap up the tour in San Juan de Oriente, a local pottery and ceramics workshop. 

Accommodation

 
Hotel Chilamates (or similar)
Hotel

Day 9Granada

Free time to explore beautiful Granada's markets, buildings and museums. Opt to kayak in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.

Free time to explore beautiful Granada's busy markets, colonial buildings and museums on foot or take a horse and carriage ride around town. Enjoy a meal on the "calzada", a pedestrian street that extends from the center of town down to Lake Nicaragua. 

There are many optional activities to do just outside of town as well. Walk in the forest at the top of Mombacho Volcano, kayak around the isletas in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.

 
Carte Blanche
GranadaFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Granada, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like hiking a volcano, visiting Laguna de Apoyo, and kayaking in Lake Nicaragua. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 9

Hiking
Granada

Take a trip up the steep slopes of the Mombacho Volcano, 10km (6 mi) from Granada, past coffee plantations and cloud forest. Bring a sweater for the cool, windy weather. Trek along marked trails, past cloud-kissed plants and abundant wildlife, to see fumaroles, craters and possibly a view (although the summit is often cloud-covered). Look down and try to spot the Mombacho salamander.

 
Mi Museo Cultural Museum
Granada
5USD per person

Step back into the 16th century in the San Fransisco Convent, Nicaragua’s oldest and largest museum. See pre-Columbian statues, archival photos of Granada, paintings, religious wooden artifacts. Admire the colonial architecture, with its wooden beams, courtyard and clay tile roof.

 
Market Exploration
Masaya

Masaya is the mecca of markets. Go there if you like to shop. Prepare to haggle. Look for hammocks, wooden bowls, engraved pottery, folk art paintings, and embroidered blouses.

 
Laguna de Apoyo Visit
Granada
15USD per person

Travel less than half an hour from Granada to the picturesque Laguna de Apoyo. The warm clean waters of this lake are said to have healing properties; this former volcano crater is nature’s giant bathtub, filled by natural springs and rain water from the past 20,000 or so years. Hike the forested trails in the surrounding hills. See hummingbirds, monkeys, and toucans. Slip into the mild waters and enjoy a peaceful swim. How many people can boast they swam in a volcano?

Accommodation

 
Hotel Chilamates (or similar)
Hotel

Day 10Granada/Isla de Ometepe

Get to know local friends during a 2-night G Adventures-supported community guesthouse stay on Ometepe. Try the cuisine, test out some language skills and even opt to climb a volcano or visit the local swimming hole.

From the town of San Jorge, we cross Lake Nicaragua by ferry to arrive at Ometepe Island, formed from two volcanoes, one active and one dormant that rise out of the middle of the lake. The limited development and traditional communities create a welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

The group will be split up amongst different local families who will host you in their homes for two nights in a small community on the island. Breakfast and dinner will be provided in the home. This experience give you a chance to see how rural Nicaraguans live. 

 
Local bus
Granada – Rivas2h75km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Local bus
Rivas – San Jorge15m-30m5km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Ferry
San Jorge – Moyogalpa1h-1h30m10km

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
Private Vehicle
Moyogalpa – Isla de Ometepe15m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
G Adventures for Good: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay
 

Stay with a local family by the lake in the small rural village of La Paloma, near Moyogalpa, on Ometepe Island. Your presence is supporting this community-owned and operated business. The Planeterra Foundation helped launch the project and trained up the community to host G Adventures travellers. While you're here, practice Spanish, enjoy authentically-cooked fresh food and hike the nearby trails. 

Accommodation

 
Puesta del Sol Homestay (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Dinner

Day 11Isla de Ometepe

Free time in Ometepe. 

Today is a free day in Ometepe. We get to spend more time with the local host families and see more of the island. Opt to climb either of the two volcanoes on the island, view petroglyphs left by the island's original inhabitants, walk or kayak in Charco Verde reserve, swim in clear spring water at Ojo de Agua, lay on the beach or explore the island on bicycle.

 
Free Time
Isla de Ometepe

Free time in Ometepe. Spend time with the local host families and see more of the island. Opt to climb either of the two volcanoes on the island, view petroglyphs, walk or kayak in Charco Verde reserve, swim in clear spring water at Ojo de Agua, lay on the beach or explore the island on bicycle.

 
G Adventures for Good: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay
 

Stay with a local family by the lake in the small rural village of La Paloma, near Moyogalpa, on Ometepe Island. Your presence is supporting this community-owned and operated business. The Planeterra Foundation helped launch the project and trained up the community to host G Adventures travellers. While you're here, practice Spanish, enjoy authentically-cooked fresh food and hike the nearby trails.

Optional Activities - Day 11

Swimming
Isla de Ometepe
Free

Swim the cool waters of Lake Nicaragua, also known as Mar Dulce (Sweet Sea). Fed by more than 40 rivers, it’s the largest lake in Central America and the tenth largest freshwater lake in the world. Also check out local swimming holes fed by underground springs and enriched with therapeutic minerals to both relax and invigorate the senses.

 
Ometepe Island Cultural and Pre-Columbian Petroglyphs Tour
Isla de Ometepe3h-4h
40USD per person

There’s something special about coming across a boulder in a field, now covered in moss, and engraved in circles or images made by someone who lived in the area thousands of years ago. Discover Ometepe’s pre-Columbian petroglyphs (rock carvings) and stone statues, along with pieces of ancient ceramic urns and utensils. Learn the history and significance of these artifacts dating back to 1000 BC. Includes a stop at hot springs and the beach.

 
Ojo de Agua (Swimming Hole)
Isla de Ometepe
10-15USD per person

Head off on horseback along the shore of Lake Ometepe, past plantain plantations and rugged scenery. Bring a swim suit and a towel and take a refreshing swim in Ojo de Agua, a beautiful natural spring.

 
Hike Concepcíon Volcano
Isla de Ometepe10h-12h
45USD per person

The steep terrain of this active volcano make Concepción the most difficult climb in all of Nicaragua. Plan on a round trip duration of 10-12 hours of sweaty, muddy, humid and windy climbing. Bring lots of water and food. The rewards can include breathtaking views of the isthmus of Ometepe, Maderas Volcano, Chontales, and Costa Rica to the south, as well as vegetation unique to this volcano.

Accommodation

 
Puesta del Sol Homestay (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 12Isla de Ometepe/Monteverde

Take a ferry back to the mainland and cross the border into Costa Rica, finishing up in the cloudforest air of Monteverde.

At 1,400 meters above sea level, Monteverde is literally in the clouds. The Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves are home to diverse and unique flora and fauna. Sloths, monkeys, kinkajous, tapirs and large cats inhabit the area. There are more species of orchids here than anywhere else in the world.

 
Private Vehicle
Moyogalpa – Isla de Ometepe15m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Ferry
Moyogalpa – San Jorge1h30m10km

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
Local bus
San Jorge – Rivas15m5km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Local bus
Rivas – Peñas Blancas1h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Border Crossing (Nicaragua - Costa Rica)
Peñas Blancas

Be prepared to walk with bags approximately 10 minutes between the Nicaragua and Costa Rica border stations.

 
Private Vehicle
Peñas Blancas – Monteverde4h190km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Manakin (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 13Monteverde

Free day in Monteverde. Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline, or tour a coffee plantation.

The day is free to choose from many optional activities. Fly hundreds of meters above the trees on a zip-lining tour, hike through one of the cloud forest reserves, ride a horse in the mountains, visit a coffee/sugar cane farm, go bungee jumping, drive an ATV on trails in the hills, tour the cheese factory or check out the orchid garden, serpentarium, or frog pond in town.

 
Carte Blanche
MonteverdeFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Monteverde, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like ziplining, visiting the hanging bridges, and horseback riding. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 13

Santa Elena Cloud Forest Visit
Monteverde
17USD per person

Pull on your poncho and boots and head into the cloud-covered forest, past over-sized ferns and exotic orchids. Harness your inner Tarzan as you imagine swinging from the forest’s giant vines, trudge along 12 km of trails, watch for wildlife and trek to the top of the observation tower. Be sure to stop and listen too. Hear the haunting hollow call of the bellbird and perhaps catch sight of the brilliant green and red resplendent quetzal. Feel good about protecting the preserve and sustaining the quality of local schools through payment of your park fees. 

 
Sky Walk
Monteverde

Get up high to see the tree tops of Monteverde’s Cloud Forest from a bird’s eye view. Cross a series of suspension bridges to discover the early ropes and pulleys that early biologists required to glimpse – a lush, green vista accented by bromeliads, vines, and orchids. Wonder at this wet canopy, home to thousands of species of birds, small animals, amphibians and insects (making up 90% of all the organisms in the forest).

 
Ziplining 
Monteverde3h-4h
50USD per person

Buckle up your harness, don your helmet, and prepare to launch. Glide along cables suspended high above the cloud forest canopy. Dare to let go and reach top speeds as you zip past stunning scenery. Forget your fear as you spot a toucans or exotic orchids in this adrenaline-filled experience.

 
Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit
Monteverde
15USD per person

Get close to butterflies, bump into giant bugs, and make friends with hairy eight-legged spiders in this collection of gardens nestled in the mountains of Monteverde. Observe caterpillars, take prize-worthy photos of the iridescent blue morpho butterfly, and check out the leaf-cutter ant colony. The nature centre is home to 30 species of butterfly, a whole bunch of insects, as well as white-faced monkeys, coatis, motmots, and more.

 
Monteverde Horseback Riding
Monteverde2h30m-3h
40USD per person

Enjoy Monteverde’s breath-giving wilderness by horseback. Spot toucans, bellbirds, and parrots as you ride through private mountain trails along the primary and secondary forest. Meet monkeys, see sloths, and possibly glimpse the Gulf of Nicoya through the clouds. Take photos, inhale the pure air, and let your horse lead you on this memorable meander in misty Monteverde.

 
Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour
Monteverde
35USD per person

No trip to Costa Rica is complete without visiting a coffee plantation. Head to Café Monteverde and learn how this fair trade coffee goes from crop to cup. Pick ripe berries, watch how the beans are separated from the husk, then observe the drying and roasting process. Sample and buy some of these excellent beans. The Santa Elena coffee co-op prides itself on sustainable practices: it recycles processing water, uses coffee pulp for fertilizer, and sends plant fibers and husks to make paper.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Manakin (or similar)
Hotel

Day 14Monteverde/La Fortuna

Transfer to La Fortuna along bumpy roads, then break up the journey with a peaceful boat ride on Lake Arenal before a short ride to the town.

The trip from Monteverde to La Fortuna takes us down from the cloud forest and across Costa Rica's largest lake The town of La Fortuna lies at the base of the Arenal Volcano, which dominates the landscape rising to 1670 meters high. The town has become famous as the adventure sports capital of Costa Rica.

Choose your adventure! Canyoneering, white water rafting, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddlebording, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here.

 
Shared van
Monteverde – Laguna de Arenal2h

Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

 
Boat
Laguna de Arenal45m

Climb aboard and get your float on.

 
Shared van
Laguna de Arenal – La Fortuna30m

Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

 
Free Time
La FortunaAfternoon

Free time to enjoy the La Fortuna and Arenal area.

Optional Activities - Day 14

Baldi Hot Springs Soak
Arenal3h-5h
62USD per person

Relax in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano immersed in one of the naturally heated pools at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa. Rejuvenate your muscles, detox your cells, and stimulate all your senses in nature’s thermal spa. Breathe in the pure rainforest air and marvel at the mystic surroundings of these outdoor pools of paradise.

 
La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
La Fortuna
14USD per person

Take a walk, taxi, or horse just outside the town of La Fortuna to the nearby waterfall. Once at the gate, pay a fee then start the descent on rough steps (more than 500 of them!) to get to the base of the falls. The water cascades 65m (200 ft) down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get sprayed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies and then plunge into the cool waters.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Las Cabanitas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 15La Fortuna

Free time to enjoy the La Fortuna and Arenal area.

Choose your adventure! Canyoneering, white water rafting, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddlebording, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here.

 
Carte Blanche
La FortunaFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in La Fortuna, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like canyoneering, whitewater rafting, and paddleboarding. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 15

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
Arenal – Caño Negro
59USD per person

Travel north to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge near the Nicaraguan border. Take a guided tour by covered boat through one of the world’s most important wetlands; home to a vast array of plants, birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a three-toed sloth or a Jesus Christ lizard. 

 
La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
La Fortuna
14USD per person

Take a walk, taxi, or horse just outside the town of La Fortuna to the nearby waterfall. Once at the gate, pay a fee then start the descent on rough steps (more than 500 of them!) to get to the base of the falls. The water cascades 65m (200 ft) down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get sprayed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies and then plunge into the cool waters.

 
Horseback Riding
La Fortuna
59USD per person

Enjoy Fortuna’s fantastic wilderness on one of two different horseback riding options. Ride around the base of Arenal volcano or take a scenic trip to La Fortuna waterfall, passing through Maleuku village with opportunities to take a dip in the emerald green pool. Spot toucans, bellbirds and parrots as you ride private mountain trails through primary and secondary forest. Meet monkeys, see sloths, and possibly hear the rumble of the volcano. Take photos, inhale the pure air and let your horse lead you on this memorable meander.

 
Mountain Biking
Arenal3h-5h13-15km
71USD per person

Rent a bike and head off along one of the backroads outside of town. Take the road to San Ramon and turn right on the road toward the waterfall. Or take a guided cycling tour and pick one of three routes of varying difficulty. 

 
Birdwatching
La Fortuna

Set out on a bird watching adventure with a local expert. Depending on the season, explore around Arenal Volcano and Lake, visit El Silencio Nature Reserve, or Finca Luna Nueva. The area around Arenal is home to more than 350 species of birds. Look for toucans, parrots, Montezuma Oropendolas, colourful tanagers, and parakeets. 

 
Whitewater Rafting
Arenal
62-80USD per person

Pull on your bathing suit and water shoes, don a helmet and prepare to get wet and wild. Guided by expert leaders, paddle through Class II-IV rapids as you raft past spectacular scenery. Feel the burn, work up a sweat, then cool off in the pure river water. Experience the energy and excitement and enjoy! 

 
Venado Caves Exploration
La Fortuna
76USD per person

Duck your head and enter an underground world formed some 15 million years ago. The Venado Caves are 45 min NW of Fortuna. Ford rivers, crawl through caverns, and marvel at the strange stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean inhabitants including bats, frogs, and spiders. Not ideal if you get anxious in closed spaces. Great for those who want to channel their inner Indiana Jones.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Las Cabanitas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 16La Fortuna/San José

Journey through the mountains to the capital for a final night out.

Return to San José for our final night out.

San José has beautiful parks, museums and theatres. Enjoy the view of the surrounding lush mountains from the downtown streets.

 
Local bus
La Fortuna – San José3h-4h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
Hostel Pangea (or similar)
Hostel

Day 17San José

Depart at any time.

 

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

 

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