Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure

10 days from $3,930 per person*
  • Hike to the foot of Arenal Volcano and walk across suspension bridges with a private guide.
  • Take a private tour of Tenorio Volcano National Park and the gorgeous Rio Celeste waterfall.
  • Embark on a nighttime wildlife walk in search of nocturnal beasts.
  • Take time out to soak up some sun on Tamarindo’s beautiful beaches.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of luxury hotels and eco-lodges.
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Tranquility and wildness are rarely far apart in Costa Rica, a compact adventure kingdom nestled between the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea. Home to enveloping rainforests, sleepy volcanoes, some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife, and luxurious eco-lodges that make the most of their surroundings, it’s the ideal environment for chilling out and thrilling out.

This adventure boasts equal shares of both relaxation and exhilaration. First, step into the leafy confines of Tenorio Volcano National Park with a private guide bound for its star attraction: the sparkling Rio Celeste waterfall and the Teñideros, a spot where the waters take on an otherworldly glow. Later, step into the rainforests at the foot of the slumbering Arenal Volcano with an expert guide on a twilight wilderness walk in search of red-eyed tree frogs, armadillos, sloths, and other creatures that only come out at night. At Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, you’ll get a whole new perspective on Arenal from above as you walk suspension bridges way up in the forest canopy with an eye (and ear) peeled for howler monkeys before embarking on a guided walk through Arenal’s northern lowlands, one of the world’s most biodiverse places and home to toucans, capuchin monkeys, coatimundi, and the aptly named resplendent quetzal. Before moving on, say goodbye to the magical region in the best way possible: a half-day private horseback ride through rainforests and fields to a mountain lagoon, followed by a relaxing soak in a hot spring. Last stop: Tamarindo, where you’ll have the chance to lounge on the soft, white sands of beautiful Langosta Beach, explore mangroves and turtle nesting sites by ocean kayak, and unwind amid the luxurious confines of the Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel. Fast or slow, Costa Rica always unfolds at the perfect speed. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Liberia to Rio Celeste
    Liberia to Rio Celeste
    • Private Transfer - Liberia - Rio Celeste [Rio Celeste Hideaway - 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Costa Rica - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Rio Celeste
    Rio Celeste
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Hiking Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Rio Celeste at Leisure
  • Day 3 Rio Celeste to Arenal
    Rio Celeste to Arenal
    • Private Transfer - Rio Celeste - Arenal [La Fortuna, 2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Nocturnal Park Tour (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Arenal
    Arenal
    • Private Tour - Treetop Hanging Bridges & Arenal Volcano Hike (with Picnic Lunch, 4-5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 5 Arenal
    Arenal
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Don Tobias Horseback Riding (2-3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Horse
    • Natural Hot Springs - The Springs Resort & Spa
  • Day 6 Arenal to Tamarindo
    Arenal to Tamarindo
    • Private Transfer - Arenal - Tamarindo [5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Beaches of Cala Luna
  • Day 7 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Mangrove and Estuary Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Kayak
  • Day 8 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Cala Luna at Leisure
  • Day 9 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Cala Luna at Leisure
  • Day 10 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Private Transfer - Tamarindo - Liberia [1 hr (Airport)] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Liberia - Rio Celeste

Enjoy a private transfer with professional driver to Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel from Liberia. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

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: 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.

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

Day 2: 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. Please note: 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.

 

Spend some time settling into your surroundings at the luxurious Rio Celeste resort this afternoon. The outdoor pool offers the perfect spot for some relaxation and offers a swim up bar with tempting refreshments.

Accommodation: Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tenorio Volcano National Park
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Day 3: Rio Celeste - Arenal

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

Under the glow of the evening sky, head out on a privately guided, two hour tour to discover the Arenal jungle as its nocturnal inhabitants begin to awaken. Setting out as dusk begins, witness the wonder of Arenal at sunset, a time of great activity within the rainforest. During these twilight hours you will see a range of animals that are not typically seen during daylight hours, and a number of diurnal animals behaving quite differently. Observe and listen to insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals as you wind your way through the jungle trails, keeping on the lookout for red-eyed tree frogs and walking stick bugs which are hard to spot in the day yet are often found right in front of your eyes in the evening. Sloths, armadillos and a fascinating range of nocturnal birds are a few more of the many animal’s fortunate guests may spot this evening under the Costa Rican starlit sky. Following your tour of the park, you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: The Springs Resort & Spa

A world class resort featuring spectacular hot springs, picture perfect views of Arenal Volcano and four superb restaurants, The Springs Luxury Resort & Spa is a top choice for guests seeking a deeply relaxing Costa Rican vacation, wedding, or honeymoon. 28 mineral laden, artesian hot springs are spread across a sprawling and exotic property, while a spectacular, oversized spa and fitness center offer a comprehensive range of treatments and therapies. Guest rooms are spacious, modern and inviting, featuring earthen tones, fresh linens and views of Arenal Volcano. Award winning, the resort has received several certificates of excellence from Trip Advisor and was the host hotel for ABC's The Bachelor in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Arenal Volcano
The Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa

Day 4: Arenal

Home to spectacular wildlife with natural wonders abound, join your specialist guide and driver on a private tour of two of Arenal’s most impressive highlights. Begin by tracking along hanging bridges high in the rainforest canopy, and discover an incredible range of wildlife – from insects as small as leaf-cutter ants to mammals as large as howler monkeys, with sloths, boars, snakes, spiders and dart frogs in between – as you explore this renowned two-mile circuit, then enjoy a tasty picnic lunch before transferring to Arenal Volcano. Between 1968 and 2010 this volcano was among the most active in the world, but in recent years it has lay silent, today affording you the perfect opportunity to explore its unique ecosystem. This portion of the day’s adventure is not challenging; instead, it is an opportunity to spot wildlife and learn about the many rare and endemic species, plants included, that make the northern lowlands of Arenal one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth. Though every exploration is unique, capuchin monkeys, coati, toucans, sloths and ocelots may be spotted, along with an incredible array of bird life, the Resplendent Quetzal being one of the regions more famed, if rare, inhabitants. At the end of your journey, catch the view from a lovely vista before being returned to your hotel. 

Accommodation: The Springs Resort & Spa
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hanging Bridges in Arenal
Hanging Bridges in Arenal

Day 5: Arenal

Set out on an Arenal adventure by horseback! The Don Tobias horseback tour will take you through rainforests, cattle fields and up a mountain to a beautiful lagoon where the horses can refresh themselves on a short break. You’ll then head to lookout point where you can marvel at the majestic Arenal Volcano and its beautiful surroundings. The trail covers mostly private grounds which were historically used by Don Tobias, a well-known horse breeder in the Arenal area, and the horses come form his stables which are renowned across the country for taking great care to ensure their horses live enjoyable and healthy lives.

Be sure to save some time to enjoy the natural hot mineral springs, pools and waterfalls at The Springs Resort and Spa. There are eighteen landscaped pools which provide great views of the volcano. With temperatures ranging from 83˚F to 103˚F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences, you are sure to find the perfect pool for your mood and the current weather conditions. Separated into two distinct areas, Las Lagunas encompasses two acres of lush landscaping and an assortment of multi-level sun and shade terraces surrounding twelve pools, ranging in temperature from 83˚F to 103˚F. Perdido Springs is a connected system of trails and seven spring fed pools located within a forest canyon just a short walk from the lowest level of the Las Lagunas pools. The trail to these Hot and Cold Springs, called the Heliconia Walk, is lined with 150 different species of flowering Heliconias along with beautiful rainforest trees, plants and vines. In the center of these pools is a small jungle bar called Los Perdidos, along with a water flume called the Monkey Slide. 

Accommodation: The Springs Resort & Spa
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Don Tobias Horseback Adventure
Don Tobias Horseback Adventure
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Thermal Waterfall at The Springs Resort & Spa
Thermal Waterfall at The Springs Resort & Spa

Day 6: Arenal - Tamarindo

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Tamarindo.

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.

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tamarindo
Tamarindo
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Day 7: Tamarindo

Atop ocean kayaks (single or double), explore the mangroves and estuaries of Tamarindo - a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Gliding quietly through the canal system on kayak is the ideal way to spot wildlife; the absence of noisy motors improves the likelihood of spotting a diverse range of animals native to the region which include howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and an incredible range of insects and birds. After approximately one hour of paddling, you will break on the shores edge for a light snack and refreshments before carrying onward to an area declared a Wetland of International Importance by Ramsar as it is the primary nesting site for leatherback turtles (they are typically seen during February) and home to no fewer than 174 species of animals. With plenty of opportunities for excellent photographs, be sure to bring your camera on this scenic tour of the Tamarindo mangroves and estuaries! Upon completion of the tour you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Howler Monkey near Tamarindo
Howler Monkey near Tamarindo

Day 8: Tamarindo

At Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas, experience luxury and relaxation in the heart of an old-growth forest colored by exotic, tropical vegetation. Laze on white sand beaches and swim in the warm, azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. At sundown, settle in for a complimentary cocktail served on the shores. Cool down with a dip in the on-site pool, or simply nestle into a sun lounger with a good book in hand. Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary use of the hotels bicycles, perhaps with an aim to visit the nearby town.

Accommodation: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Shoreline of Cala Luna
Shoreline of Cala Luna

Day 9: Tamarindo

With so much to enjoy at Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas, a second day at leisure is highly recommended. Perhaps today is the ideal morning to arrange a private yoga course, or, in the evening, a candlelit dinner. Take some time to taste a creative cocktail at La Celetta Pool Bar, or make the trip to nearby Baula National Park, nesting grounds for the giant leatherback sea turtle, the largest and most endangered marine turtle in the world.

Accommodation: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cala Luna Yoga Class
Cala Luna Yoga Class

Day 10: Tamarindo

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

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

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.

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

The Springs Resort & Spa: Arenal

A world class resort featuring spectacular hot springs, picture perfect views of Arenal Volcano and four superb restaurants, The Springs Luxury Resort & Spa is a top choice for guests seeking a deeply relaxing Costa Rican vacation, wedding, or honeymoon. 28 mineral laden, artesian hot springs are spread across a sprawling and exotic property, while a spectacular, oversized spa and fitness center offer a comprehensive range of treatments and therapies. Guest rooms are spacious, modern and inviting, featuring earthen tones, fresh linens and views of Arenal Volcano. Award winning, the resort has received several certificates of excellence from Trip Advisor and was the host hotel for ABC's The Bachelor in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa

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.

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Robert H. — April 07, 2018 — Central America

    A superb trip from beginning to end. All of our guides were were on time and thoroughly knowledgeable. Everything flowed smoothly.

  • Karen P. — March 10, 2018 — Central America

    Best trip ever! Everything was coordinated so well and thee excursions were awesome. Our drivers were not only polite but educational. Our accommodations fit our family perfectly and our consultant was outstanding.

  • Robert Z — November 07, 2017 — Central America

    Sarah Roberts was fantastic, very available and responsive. Drivers and guides were all top rated, knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. The Springs hotel in La Fortunate was great!

  • Natalie D — November 07, 2017 — Central America

    The trip was amazing. The itinerary worked out great. Kensington has always made an effort to have a representative meet with us upon arrival and go over the itinerary and discuss any matters we had questions about.Fabian was a very nice man and was attentive after our meeting. Our primary driver was Javier who was always pleasant and a joy to be with. Our primary guide was Marcos Jimenez. He was an excellent ambassador for Kensington and represented you very well. He was the consummate professional and was always very attentive and accommodating with us. In its entirety, Kensington organized a great trip that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you again for all of your help in planning this adventure.

  • Angela C — November 07, 2017 — Central America

    We were lucky to have Victor as our guide in Arenal. He was fantastic. We learned so much from him. His enthusiasm was contagious.

  • Jean V — November 07, 2017 — Central America

    Brandi Merchant is fantastic!!!! Her patience with my many questions and attention to detail, coupled with her warm, personable manner is just the best!

  • Cecelia B — November 07, 2017 — Central America

    The experience exceeded my already high expectations. The guides were excellent: personable, knowledgeable, helpful, and fun to be with.

  • Robert Riordan — May 23, 2017 — Central America

    The guides were key. Very knowledgeable and fun. They were very attuned to the level of exertion we could handle. Thanks to your eagle-eyed guides, we saw such a diversity of plants, birds and animals -- which we could never have spotted on our own. Great memories!

  • Angela Watson — May 23, 2017 — Central America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip to Costa Rica. Our guides Francisco and Bernie both exceeded our expectations. They were able to answer any question we had on subjects that ranged from culture and customs to environment, ecology and much more. During our afternoons in the rainforest we were able to see a multitude of birds, two toed and three toed sloths, Congo and Capuchin monkeys, eyelash vipers, and all of the rainforest scenery. We came away with an understanding of the forest and its inhabitants and real respect for our guides who work hard to preserve the natural beauty of their country through preservation and ensuring responsible tourism. We couldn't be happier with any portion of our trip. It really was wonderful.

  • 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!

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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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