Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure

9 days from $2,790 per person*
  • Explore Arenal Volcano and trek across hanging bridges with private guide.
  • Enjoy a private tour of Tenorio National Park and the serene Rio Celeste waterfall.
  • Early morning birdwatching and evening nocturnal wildlife spotting.
  • Spend time relaxing on the beaches of Tamarindo.
  • Stay in luxurious hotels & eco-lodges.
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Featuring fine spa retreats, luxury eco-lodges, incredible biodiversity and golden beaches, this luxurious private guided adventure delivers you to Costa Rica's best.

Explore the upper and lower rainforest canopies as you venture across hanging bridges, then take a guided hike through the dense rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano, keeping your eyes peeled for exotic monkeys and bird species. Take to a more secluded locale in Rio Celeste, your base for exploring Tenorio National Park and the Rio Celeste waterfall with a private guide. Search for the elusive quetzal on the ultimate birdwatching tour and spot incredible nocturnal wildlife with your expert guide. Leave the jungle behind and head to Tamarindo for the final leg of your journey, an impressive beach locale where you can relax in the sand and get acquainted with the Pacific Ocean breeze.

On this exceptional luxury tour you'll experience lush jungles, stunning coastlines, healing hot springs, enchanting rainforests and thrilling activities. At night, relax in private, luxury accommodations that offer top notch amenities.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Liberia to Arenal
    Liberia to Arenal
    • Meet and Greet
    • Liberia - Arenal [3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Costa Rica - Welcome Package(4)
  • Day 2 Arenal
    Arenal
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Hanging Bridges (3.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Volcano Hike (2.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Arenal
    Arenal
    • Optional Activities
  • Day 4 Arenal to Rio Celeste
    Arenal to Rio Celeste
    • Arenal - Rio Celeste [2 hours] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Hiking Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste (4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 5 Rio Celeste
    Rio Celeste
    • Tour - Private - Early Morning Bird Watching Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Private - Nocturnal Wildlife Tour (2hrs) - Guide
  • Day 6 Rio Celeste to Tamarindo
    Rio Celeste to Tamarindo
    • Rio Celeste - Tamarindo [3 hours ] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Cala Luna; Beach
  • Day 7 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Tour - Shared - Marlin Del Rey Afternoon Catamaran Tour - Vehicle/Boat/Driver
  • Day 8 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Optional Activities
  • Day 9 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Tamarindo - Liberia [1 hr (Airport)] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Liberia - Arenal

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Arenal.

A welcome package with your vouchers, a country map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: The Springs Resort & Spa

A world class luxury establishment, The Springs Resort & Spa promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. Evoking the sublime with an extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano, allow yourself to be completely submerged in the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Approximately 2.5 hours from the Juan Santamaría Airport, the resort rests one thousand feet above the valley on a mountain ridge just north of the active volcano, safely outside the government declared danger zone. Each guest room and villa includes a private terrace with balcony, accompanied by a gorgeous picturesque view of the fiery mountain. Multiple dining facilities are located at various points throughout the resort, each with a unique setting and atmosphere; pleasing you with a variety of culinary talents and allowing you to truly take in the wonder of your surroundings. In varying temperatures, the natural pools and hot springs present you with environments of cascading waterfalls to forest tranquility; offering different experiences for different moods. Furthermore, the fourteen thousand square foot full service Spa reflects the commitment of The Springs to provide you with complete treatments for your mind, body, and soul, ensuring itself as the leading spa retreat in Costa Rica. Chosen by ABC’s The Bachelor, the Springs Resort & Spa is your ultimate Costa Rican paradise. 

The Arenal Volcano
The Arenal Volcano
The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa

Day 2: Arenal

Prepare for an exciting outing as you explore the jungles of Arenal on a private guided tour atop the famed Hanging Bridges.  This weaving system of hanging bridges allows visitors to explore the upper and lower canopies of this amazing area. This bridge system is supported by concrete bricks providing stability when used. This system stretches across an area of 3100 metres through some of the dense jungle area which surround the Arenal mountainous sub-forest. A variety of wildlife can be seen whilst walking about on this dynamic bridge system including howler monkeys, and a plethora of exotic birds. For your convenience, morning or afternoon departures are available. The tour will span approximately 3.5 fun-filled hours.

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellent, jacket.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel by private vehicle and English speaking guide and transferred to the spectacular micro rainforest close to the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a 1.5 hour leisurely hike through the rainforest while your private guide educates you on the interesting history of the Arenal Volcano. This park is located at the base of the Arenal Volcano and is filled with amazing wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, coati and a large variety of bird species. The duration of this tour is approximately 3.5 hours and pick up will be at 3:45pm.

What to bring: Hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, rain coat, sunscreen, light clothing.

Accommodation: The Springs Resort & Spa
Hanging Bridges
Hanging Bridges
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

Day 3: Arenal

Today is a full day spent at leisure.

Optional Activities (Not Included):
Here is your chance to explore while visiting the Arenal and La Fortuna area. If you are feeling adventurous, why not try some white-water rafting, waterfall rappelling, zip canopy tours, lake kayaking, biking, ATV touring, extreme hiking and much more!  If you prefer something a little more low-key, why not head out for some horseback riding, a wildlife safari float or visit Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve!

Accommodation: The Springs Resort & Spa
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding

Day 4: Arenal - Rio Celeste

Meet your driver-guide for a private vehicle transfer from Arenal/La Fortuna to Rio Celeste. 

Take in a four-hour guided rainforest hike through the Tenorio Volcano National Park today. You´ll experience the wealth of flora and fauna of this area, culminating in an astounding view of the main attraction - the Rio Celeste waterfall and river. You´ll also see the teñideros, the place where the river takes on a magical color. This park also has thermal water springs where you can take a rejuvenating hot bath surrounded by the rainforest. (includes beverages, snacks, guide and admission fee to the park).

Note on the Rio Celeste: It is possible that during extreme weather conditions of constant, long-lasting, heavy rains, the river may lose its coloration due to mud carried in the water. However, a few hours (5 or 6) of calm weather can restore the expected coloration. With this eventual exception mentioned above, The Rio Celeste can be visited any time of the year.

Accommodation: Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is located on the slopes of the foot of the Tenorio Volcano and just 2 km from the Tenorio National Park Entrance. The comfortable casitas are tucked away throughout the gardens of Rio Celeste Hotel, offering guests complete privacy, with only the sounds of the rainforest to lull you to sleep. Tastefully designed, the casitas reflect the natural setting with ceilings fashioned from bamboo, wood floors and artfully tiled bathrooms with 'his and hers' vanities, soaker tubs and secluded outdoor showers. Relax and unwind on spacious decks as the tropical rainforest melodies.

Tenorio Volcano National Park
Tenorio Volcano National Park
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

Day 5: Rio Celeste

As the saying goes - the early bird catches the worm...It's an early start this morning (about 5.30am!) as you head out into Tenorio Volcano National Park to explore its rich biodiversity of birds. Its idyllic location within the Guanacaste range of mountains creates a convergence of species from both the Caribbean and Pacific and is a wonderful location for birdwatching. There are over 30 species of hummingbirds as well as many trogons and toucans. However, the most interesting species seen here are the Umbrella bird, the Three Wattle Bell bird and the Tody motmot. The geographical situation, the local weather, the temperature and rain fall of this privately owned reserve, all contribute in making this ecosystem one of the most bio diverse of the Pluvial Life Zone. You won't be sorry for having gotten up at the crack of dawn!

Once the sun sets, activity starts for hundreds of rare, nocturnal species of insects, amphibians, and snakes whose habitat is the rainforest. It is also not uncommon to see the occasional tapir crossing the trail, or one of many species of owls perched on a branch near the path. Enjoy a privately guided 2 hour nocturnal walking tour to explore the wildlife that comes out to play in the evening time.

Accommodation: Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Rainforrest Night Tour
Rainforrest Night Tour

Day 6: Rio Celeste - Tamarindo

Transfer by private vehicle with English speaking driver from Rio Celeste to Tamarindo, Guanacaste.

A short two minute stroll across a jungle path within Cala Luna leads you to Langosta Beach where the soft white sand dips gently into warm Pacific waters surrounded by volcanic rocks. This semi private beach is sprinkled with multicolored shells and is one of the most ideal points to enjoy Costa Rica’s spectacular sunsets, visible year round where even the local wildlife pause to watch the golden sun sink into the rippling sea. In addition to this, a ten minute walk brings you to Tamarindo beach where the shore comes to life in this bustling surf town.

Accommodation: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Where the ultimate luxury getaway meets comfort, style, nature and the pinnacle of personalized service, Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas is your destination for relaxation and upscale vacationing. Secluded among old-growth trees and native, tropical vegetation, this boutique resort is celebrated for not only its world-class service and dedication to it's guests, but also the mission is to celebrate and protect the beauty of Costa Rica. Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas is  located on Playa Langosta, just a few steps from the world-renowned beach town of Tamarindo. Guests enjoy easy access to the bustle of Tamarindo, while staying just a few minutes away from the popular town, its shops and restaurants. The hotel and villas are surrounded by tall indigenous trees that are home to families of howler monkeys, as well as tropical birds and butterflies. Here, you’ll feel the relief of knowing you’ve truly come back to nature without sacrificing comfort or quality.

Tamarindo
Tamarindo
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Day 7: Tamarindo

This tour will take you along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast while passing some of Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches, tropical jungles and rain forest. Once on board the New Marlin Del Ray an introductory speech is given, the anchor is pulled and you motor sail to one of the many pristine beaches in the area. En route look for turtles, dolphins, flying fish or whales.  You can also cast a fishing line off the back.  Then eventually pull into a secluded bay and drop anchor. Snorkel equipment is provided and the guests are given an hour to swim among the rocky reefs looking for exotic sea life. You will be able to enjoy the exhilarating performance of a catamaran, lounge in the sun, use kayaks, and swim in the warm tropical water while spotting dolphin, rays and reef fish. While guests enjoy the bay, the crew prepares a light lunch. Following lunch staff pull anchor, raise the sails and casually motor sail across the bay. Then arrive at the final anchor location as the sun nears the horizon and the sky explodes into a multitude of colors. The friendly, professional crew will ensure your comfort and safety during this spectacular journey along the Costa Rican coast, a trip you’ll be sure to remember. You will disembark the Marlin Del Rey as the sun sinks below the horizon. Light lunch of BBQ chicken, guacamole, cookies/chips, fruit and beer, cocktails, juices and soft drinks included.

Accommodation: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Catamaran Tour
Catamaran Tour

Day 8: Tamarindo

Enjoy some leisure time on the Pacific shores of Tamarindo. Optional activities are available at your resort (watersports, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, etc.)

Accommodation: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Snorkeling Costa Rica
Snorkeling Costa Rica

Day 9: Tamarindo

Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Liberia Airport.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Springs Resort & Spa: Arenal

A world class luxury establishment, The Springs Resort & Spa promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. Evoking the sublime with an extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano, allow yourself to be completely submerged in the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Approximately 2.5 hours from the Juan Santamaría Airport, the resort rests one thousand feet above the valley on a mountain ridge just north of the active volcano, safely outside the government declared danger zone. Each guest room and villa includes a private terrace with balcony, accompanied by a gorgeous picturesque view of the fiery mountain. Multiple dining facilities are located at various points throughout the resort, each with a unique setting and atmosphere; pleasing you with a variety of culinary talents and allowing you to truly take in the wonder of your surroundings. In varying temperatures, the natural pools and hot springs present you with environments of cascading waterfalls to forest tranquility; offering different experiences for different moods. Furthermore, the fourteen thousand square foot full service Spa reflects the commitment of The Springs to provide you with complete treatments for your mind, body, and soul, ensuring itself as the leading spa retreat in Costa Rica. Chosen by ABC’s The Bachelor, the Springs Resort & Spa is your ultimate Costa Rican paradise. 

The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa Pool
The Springs Resort & Spa Pool

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel : Rio Celeste

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is located on the slopes of the foot of the Tenorio Volcano and just 2 km from the Tenorio National Park Entrance. The comfortable casitas are tucked away throughout the gardens of Rio Celeste Hotel, offering guests complete privacy, with only the sounds of the rainforest to lull you to sleep. Tastefully designed, the casitas reflect the natural setting with ceilings fashioned from bamboo, wood floors and artfully tiled bathrooms with 'his and hers' vanities, soaker tubs and secluded outdoor showers. Relax and unwind on spacious decks as the tropical rainforest melodies.

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas: Tamarindo

Where the ultimate luxury getaway meets comfort, style, nature and the pinnacle of personalized service, Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas is your destination for relaxation and upscale vacationing. Secluded among old-growth trees and native, tropical vegetation, this boutique resort is celebrated for not only its world-class service and dedication to it's guests, but also the mission is to celebrate and protect the beauty of Costa Rica. Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas is  located on Playa Langosta, just a few steps from the world-renowned beach town of Tamarindo. Guests enjoy easy access to the bustle of Tamarindo, while staying just a few minutes away from the popular town, its shops and restaurants. The hotel and villas are surrounded by tall indigenous trees that are home to families of howler monkeys, as well as tropical birds and butterflies. Here, you’ll feel the relief of knowing you’ve truly come back to nature without sacrificing comfort or quality.

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Alicia H. — August 10, 2016 — Central America

    The guides in Arenal and Manuel Antonio were excellent and the Pacuare river rafting excursion in Arenal was awesome. It was an excellent break from winter in February!

  • Kay W. — June 15, 2016 — Central America

    All of the drivers arrived early. Vans were very nice. Drivers were courteous. Tours were great.

  • Alice H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    The guide in Monteverde was excellent!!!!

  • Amy G. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    I've already passed on the name of my trip planner to friends that are looking to go to Costa Rica. Working with Brandi was invaluable.

  • Kristen E. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Everyone was amazing! We were able to do local activities with our tour guides and they were all very accommodating and great.

  • Margaret H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Beautiful hotels with very friendly helpful staff, and very passionate guides keen to show off their heritage to us, of which they are rightly proud. I think having higher end hotels pays off in terms of personal attention and there was nothing I would have changed. At the Turtle Inn we felt like part of a family which was pretty special. I'd do it all again!

  • Collin B. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Our trip went extremely well. Everything from pick-ups to transfers to accommodations and tours went as smooth as silk. Everybody was prompt and courteous and very friendly. Small changes while in country were happily accommodated. We would highly recommend Kensington Tours to our friends and family.

  • Doug N. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Thanks to all the in country staff for helping me to change one activity just a few days prior to the event. I would also recommend all of my guides, but especially Marcela in Monteverde and Barbara in Manuel Antonio.

  • Jeffrey B. — May 13, 2016 — Central America

    Nella Huaringa was wonderful. She took care of everything. I've already referred her to another client. All the people working for Kensington Tours were incredibly thoughtful, considerate, patient, helpful and really made our stay in Costa Rica exceptionally wonderful. We look forward to using Kensington Tours for all our future travel plans.

  • Alex P. — May 12, 2016 — Central America

    The Kensington experience exceeded our expectations and our trip to Costa Rica was just perfect. My wife, children and I had an amazing experience.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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