Escape to northern Costa Rica for a luxury vacation you'll never forget. You'll pack a lot of adventure into just seven days, and these active excursions include waterfall hikes, nocturnal nature walks, and river safaris. Throughout the trip, you'll travel between the inland rainforests to the sun-kissed beaches of Guanacaste Province—and each night you'll relax in the finest luxury accommodations in the country.
Sloth & Bird Hike in Arenal/La Fortuna
Hike along the Arenal/La Fortuna's famous "sloth trail," a 1.2-mile (2-km) nature path that runs through 50 acres of tropical forest. The track is so named because the area is a haven for sloths (both two-toed and three-toed) who hang on the branches of the cecropia trees and feed on their bright green leaves.
Although you can visit the Arenal slots by night, you'll also spot them on a daytime hike. These slow-moving animals are adorable by themselves, but you might even spy a mother sloth and its baby. You'll also find numerous bird species along this nature path.
During the walk, your guide will show you other common animals in this area, such as other exotic birds and reptiles, including the famous red-eyed tree frog.
Itineraries with Sloth & Bird Hike in Arenal/La Fortuna
On this 12-day adventure, you'll enjoy the most famous activities in Costa Rica. You'll do it all, from river rafting and jungle hikes to wildlife tours, snorkeling, horseback riding, and even stand-up paddleboarding. The journey combines luxury accommodations with outdoor excursions as you travel from Arenal Volcano to the waterfalls of Tenorio National Park and finally to the beaches of Guanacaste Province.
On this active luxury tour of Costa Rica, you'll explore the nation's most distinct locations. First, it's a trip to Arenal National Park, followed by a visit Tenorio, home to the Celeste River, whose ethereal blue waters are the stuff of dreams. Finally, you'll laze on the unspoiled beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula and enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and even horseback riding on the beach.
10 days is enough to enjoy Costa Rica's immense natural beauty and exotic wildlife. This combined luxury/adventure itinerary allows you to experience it all, first in Arenal Volcano National Park, and then by visiting the rivers and waterfalls of the Tenorio region. You'll finish on the unspoiled coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, riding horses at sunset, kayaking through mangrove forests, and snorkeling at coral reefs.