Costa Rica is a naturalist's dream, rewarding those who travel beyond the fringe. Actively explore Costa Rica's wondrous environments from upscale lodges in the company of expert naturalist guides. Choose one of group tours offered in Costa rica for active-travel visitors.
Costa Rica Explorer. Premier itinerary in Costa Rica combines the cloud forests of Monteverde and the active Arenal Volcano with the verdant lowland tropical forests of Tortuguero to highlight Costa Rica's diversity of nature and culture. With your naturalist guide, explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, home to numerous endemic flora and fauna including the Resplendent quetzal. The picture perfect cone and active lava flows of the Arenal Volcano provide the rare opportunity to view and learn about this geological wonder. Tortuguero National Park encompassesone of the largest protected rain forests in the country, made easily accessible by a series of slow moving rivers, streams and canals. (From June through October Tortuguero is home to thousands of nesting Green sea turtles). At every turn, there are chances to view wildlife such as monkeys, tapirs, caimans, iguanas, and countless bird species while learning about the complex relationships connecting these environments.
Pacific Costa Rica. This fully guided active itinerary reveals the best of Costa Rica's Pacific coast in style. Explore Corcovado National Park, a biodiversity hot spot recognized by the National Geographic Society, from Casa Corcovado, a stunning lodge and reserve located adjacent to the park's remote northern boundary, accessible only by boat. Rafiki Safari Lodge brings African safari style comforts to our exploration of the Savegre River Canyon. The Savegre boasts pristine rain forest, whitewater adventure, complete solitude and a glimpse into authentic Costa Rican lifestyle with a stop at the rural village of Copesilencio. Return to the coast to enjoy the magnificent beaches and stunning wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park. Explore a coastal mangrove by boat and experience the National Park by foot while searching for monkeys, coatimundi, crocodiles, iguanas and countless species of birds.
River and Rainforest Explorer. This naturally active itinerary combines the diverse habitats of Corcovado National Park and the remote Chirripo cloud forest and two days of rafting on the scenic Pacuare River. Explore Corcovado National Park based from the Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp where you can ascend high into the rain forest canopy to observe birds and wildlife. Seek out the Resplendent quetzal as you hike through an ancient primary forest in the highland cloud forests of Chirripo. An exhilarating white water rafting excursion winds 22 miles through the Pacuare River Canyon, arguably one of the most beautiful rivers in the tropics.
Adventure Manuel Antonio. Explore the spectacular beaches and astounding wildlife of Costa Rica's adventure capitol, Manuel Antonio. Our naturalist guide will introduce you to the diversity and wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park with ample time to relax and enjoy one of the parks many secluded beaches. Choose from a wide variety of adventure options including sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, rainforest canopy tours, fishing or snorkeling.