Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure

10 days from $3,730 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.

Live the ‘pura vida’ lifestyle in Costa Rica, tailored lavishly by Kensington Tours destination experts. Enjoy pristine natural surroundings in secluded Rio Celeste, your base for exploring Tenorio National Park and the renowned Rio Celeste waterfall with a private guide. Explore the upper and lower rainforest canopies as you venture Arenal’s famed 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. Spot incredible nocturnal wildlife with your expert guide, then find serenity in the evenings in stunning luxury at the foot of the volcano, world famous for its thunderous 1968 eruption. Leave the jungle behind and head to Tamarindo for the final leg of your journey, an impressive beach locale where you can wind down in the sand and get acquainted with Costa Rica’s 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. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Liberia to Rio Celeste
    Liberia to Rio Celeste
    • Transfer - Private - Liberia - Rio Celeste [Rio Celeste Hideaway] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Costa Rica - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Rio Celeste
    Rio Celeste
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Hiking Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste (4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 3 Rio Celeste to Arenal
    Rio Celeste to Arenal
    • Rio Celeste - Arenal [La Fortuna, 2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Tour - Private - Nocturnal Natura Park Tour (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Arenal
    Arenal
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Hanging Bridges (3.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Volcano Hike (2.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Arenal
    Arenal
    • Optional Activities
  • Day 6 Arenal to Tamarindo
    Arenal to Tamarindo
    • Transfer - Private - Arenal - Tamarindo [5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Cala Luna; Beach
  • Day 7 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Mangrove and Estuary Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Kayak
  • Day 8 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • Optional Activities
  • Day 9 Tamarindo
    Tamarindo
    • At Leisure
  • Day 10 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 - Rio Celeste

Enjoy a private transfer with professional driver to Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel from Liberia.

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 2017 - 2018 -  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. 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.

What to bring: Swimming suit, hiking shoes, sandals, change of clothing, binoculars, camera, sun block, money and hat. We include: Water bottle, fruit, guide, and admission fee to the park

Accommodation: Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 stars you’ll head out on a two hour tour to immerse yourself in one of the most amazing natural shows under the night sky as you discover the nocturnal fauna that exist within the secondary forest of La Fortuna. Witness the magic of Arenal Natura at sunset, when many of the forest's inhabitants awake and begin their activities. Here you can see and hear many amphibians, reptiles and insects which are not visible during the day, including the red-eyed tree frog and walking stick bugs which, in the evening, are often found right in front of your eyes. Lucky and observant travelers will also spot sloths, armadillos and fascinating range of nocturnal birds. Following your tour of the park, you will be returned to your hotel.

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. 

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Arenal Volcano
The Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa

Day 4: 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. The bridge system is supported by concrete bricks providing stability when used. This system stretches across an area of 3100 meters through a dense jungle area 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 three and a half fun-filled hours. What to bring: comfortable shoes, camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a breathable jacket.

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Arenal Volcano. Here, take part in an easy, serene hike with your naturalist guide and experience the dense foliage inside the lush rainforest at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Inside the park your guide will help you spot wildlife and explain the history of the volcano as you explore the trails in search of encounters with monkeys, toucans, coatimundi and the incredible variety of bird species native to the area.  At the end of the hike, enjoy the view from a lovely vista, complimented an ice cold beverage. Be sure to have your camera ready! The duration of this tour varies based on your interests and energy levels lasting as little as two hours, or as long as three hours. At the end of this excursion you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: The Springs Resort & Spa
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hanging Bridges
Hanging Bridges
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

Day 5: 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
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding

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 2017 - 2018 -  Tamarindo
Tamarindo
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 2017 - 2018 -  Howler Monkey near Tamarindo
Howler Monkey near Tamarindo

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
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Snorkeling Costa Rica
Snorkeling Costa Rica

Day 9: Tamarindo

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

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 2017 - 2018 -  Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

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. 

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Springs Resort & Spa Pool
The Springs Resort & Spa Pool

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 2017 - 2018 -  Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 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!

  • 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.

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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