From a secluded jungle lodge tucked into the rainforest to the misty Talamanca Mountains and sparkling waters of Ballena Marine National Park, this adventure reveals less-discovered regions of this globally acclaimed nature travel hotspot.

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Day 1

San Jose

Arrive in San Jose, the country’s capital, where your Costa Rica ecotour begins with a welcome dinner. If you arrive early, enjoy wandering the lavish botanical gardens around your hotel.

Day 2

Tiskita Jungle Lodge

Fly to Tiskita Jungle Lodge on Costa Rica’s remote southern Pacific coast. Secluded Tiskita is located in the heart of a 320 hectare private rainforest reserve. Squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, white-faced capuchins and sloths swing through the trees, and 270 bird species thrive in the lush habitat which you’ll have a chance to look for on early morning and afternoon walks. Visit the beachside village of Punta Banco and learn about the community’s involvement with a local sea turtle conservation project. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Tiskita Jungle Lodge

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Day 4

Bahia Ballena

Depart by road and wind your way north. Along the way, stop to look for toucans and other wildlife that are often seen along the roadside. Late afternoon arrive at the hotel located on a hillside high above Ballena Marine National Park, a system of coral reefs and islands that harbours some of the richest undersea life in Costa Rica. Take advantage of the outstanding sunset photo opportunities before dinner. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Sierpe River/Finca 6 Stone Spheres

Travel along the central coast to reach the languid Sierpe River. Board a private boat to explore its vast mangrove ecosystem. A network of channels weaves through Costa Rica’s largest mangrove swamp, protecting prolific birdlife and wild animals. Stop at Palmar Sur to visit the Finca 6 archaeological site. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site observe the mysterious pre-Columbian stone spheres. These perfectly carved orbs range in size from a bowling ball to massive spheres weighing 16 tons. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Talamanca Mountains - Savegre River

After breakfast, leave the coast behind and ascend narrow, winding roads into the Talamanca Mountains. Stop for lunch at the home of a local family, enjoying traditional home-cooked fare and learning about rural life in Costa Rica. Your final destination is Savegre Mountain Hotel, tucked along a rushing river at the base of a narrow mountain valley. On a guided hike through the cloud forest, pass vivid bromeliads and orchids while scouting for wildlife. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Los Quetzales National Park

Los Quetzales National Park encompasses almost 5000 hectares of pristine cloud forest and 14 different ecosystems. This highaltitude ecosystem will thrill bird lovers, as it is home to a multitude of vibrant species including many endemics. Set out early this morning with the goal of spotting the resplendent quetzal, a revered and endangered creature of striking beauty. Listen for their deep, melodious calls as you quietly track these elusive birds. A highlight is lunch at Paraiso Quetzal— ‘Quetzal Paradise’—an ecolodge perched on a steep mountainside. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

San Jose

After breakfast, a group transfer is provided to San Jose Airport to connect with departing flights. (B)

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