9 days from $4,275 per person*
  • Spot crocodiles in the Sierpe Mangrove estuary.
  • Set out on a birdwatching tour in search of the elusive Quetzal.
  • Snorkel in the vibrant Cano Island Nature Reserve.
  • Hike the renowned wildlife mecca Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Curated accommodations set in beautiful natural surroundings.
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Choose your own adventure in the land of palm fringed beaches, rainforest waterfalls and unforgettable wildlife. On this wildlife-packed nature tour you'll meet magnificent toucans, sloths, crocodiles, capuchin monkeys & more.

Discover one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world with an expert private guide. For nature lovers, Costa Rica truly is the gem of Central America. Lush rainforests, cloudforests, volcanoes, waterfalls and sandy beaches hold endless opportunity for horseback riding, hiking mountainous paths in the cloud forests, and guided bird-watching tours. Set out on a birdwatching tour in search of the elusive quetzal, then try snorkeling or kayaking in the spectacular Bahia Drake. Hike the scenic Corcovado National Park, and take a boat tour on the Sierpe Mangrove in hopes of spotting wild crocodiles. Explore the wildlife mecca of Manuel Antonio National Park with your own private guide, then find tranquility on the soothing Pacific beaches. Crafted by a Costa Rica destination expert, this trip delivers you to Costa Rica's most cherished natural environments. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 San José to San Gerardo de Dota
    San José to San Gerardo de Dota
    • Meet & Greet Airport Service - Local Representative
    • Transfer - Private - San José - San Gerardo de Dota [Savegre Lodge] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Costa Rica - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 San Gerardo de Dota
    San Gerardo de Dota
    • Tour - Shared - In Search of the Quetzal (Savegre Lodge) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 San Gerardo de Dota to Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)
    San Gerardo de Dota to Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)
    • Transfer - Private - San Gerardo de Dota - Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula) [6 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    • Copa de Arbol: Use of Kayaks & Paddle Boats
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)
    Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)
    • Tour - Shared - Copa de Arbol: Snorkel Tour to Cano Island Reserve (with lunch) - Vehicle/Boat
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)
    Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)
    • Tour - Shared - Corcovado National Park “San Pedrillo” Ranger Station via boat (with Picnic Lunch) (6-7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula) to Playa Esterillos
    Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula) to Playa Esterillos
    • Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula) - Playa Esterillos [with Sierpe Mangrove Tour enroute ] - Vehicle/Guide/Boat
  • Day 7 Playa Esterillos
    Playa Esterillos
    • Tour - Private - Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike (with Lunch) (6-7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Playa Esterillos
    Playa Esterillos
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Playa Esterillos
    Playa Esterillos
    • Playa Esterillos - San José [Airport] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(5)
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Day 1: San José - San Gerardo de Dota

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will guide you to your luggage pickup and will provide an ID sticker in meeting up with your private driver.

 

 

Meet your driver for a private transfer from San Jose Airport to Savegre Lodge.

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: Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa

Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa is eighty-nine kilometers (55.3 miles) south of San José in a private natural reserve of 400 hectares and just 9 km. (5.5 miles) from Los Quetzales National Park. It is the ideal starting point for exploring Costa Rica's magnificent tropical cloud forest in all its beauty. The Chacón family, pioneers in the San Gerardo de Dota region have been operating the hotel since its inception and it has always been their utmost aim to provide top-quality service that goes hand in hand with the environment.

Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Quetzal
Quetzal
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa
Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa

Day 2: San Gerardo de Dota

Meet your guide at Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa for Tour de Quetzales. At Savegre, you have the best chance of finding and observing this spectacular bird. The Aztecs believed the Resplendent Quetzal was the representation of Quetzalcóatl, their supreme god. One of the guides will take you to the places where the quetzal feeds on aguacatillos, their favorite fruit. It only needs a few seconds of watching the quetzal to appreciate why it is considered to be the most beautiful species in the American continent.

Accommodation: Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tour de Quetzales
Tour de Quetzales

Day 3: San Gerardo de Dota - Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)

Transfer to Bahia Drake by private vehicle with professional driver. The approximate drive time is 6 hours.

During your stay at Copa de Arbol, you have access to the use of kayaks and stand up paddle boats.

Accommodation: Copa de Arbol

Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is a luxury beachfront eco- resort set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. Located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula and perfectly situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park in an area known as “Caletas” (small coves). This area of the Osa Peninsula is accessible by boat only and is one of the most remote and untouched places on Costa Rica’s entire Pacific coastline. During your stay at Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, you will be surrounded by the diverse melody of the tropical rainforest and peaceful rhythm of the ocean. Nestled amongst the trees, each cabina blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop. The luxurious Drake Bay resort accommodations sit near the ocean, immersed in the rainforest for an experience you won't forget.

Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bahia Drake
Bahia Drake
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Copa de Arbol
Copa de Arbol

Day 4: Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)

Caño Island has been a biological and archaeological reserve since 1978 and plays a significant part in Costa Rica’s natural and indigenous history. Ten nautical miles from the resort, this beautiful island and marine sanctuary, with waters containing vast amounts of coral-building organisms, and some of the most varied and abundant marine life on the planet, is a world-class diving and snorkeling site. The boat ride to the island affords additional and excellent viewing opportunities. Guests are picked up from the Copa De Arbol beach for a 45 minute boat ride to the island. The day at Caño Island Biological Reserve includes snorkeling, a picnic lunch on the beach, and some leisure time to explore, swim, sunbathe or just relax.

 

Accommodation: Copa de Arbol
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Snorkelling in Cano Island
Snorkelling in Cano Island

Day 5: Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)

You will be picked up from the Copa De Arbol beach for the approximately 30 minute boat ride to the San Pedrillo ranger station - the northernmost station in the park. There is a wet landing, and once on the beach, you will have the opportunity to change into more appropriate footwear. The day includes hiking along park trails and stream beds, with your guide pointing out all of the dazzling wildlife and allowing plenty of time for photographs, a picnic lunch at the station, and a stop at an inviting rainforest waterfall, where you can cool with a swim if you wish.

Includes: private round-trip transportation, shared tour, English speaking guide, picnic lunch.

WHAT TO BRING: secure sandals, tennis shoes or hiking boots (depending on the tide, you may have to walk across the wet / rocky reef), lightweight long pants, hat, bathing suit, sunscreen

 

Accommodation: Copa de Arbol
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Squirrel Monkey
Squirrel Monkey

Day 6: Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula) - Playa Esterillos

After you have checked out of your hotel, depart from the hotel dock on a private boat with guide, which will take you from the river mouth of the Pacific Ocean down the tropical Sierpe Mangrove Estuary system. Here, you may have the opportunity to see crocodiles, exotic birds, and other wildlife. Total travel time in the boat is approximately 1 hour. After your boat expedition through the mangrove, continue in your private  transportation with English speaking driver, north to beautiful Esterillos Beach and your final destination, Alma del Pacifico Hotel.

Important note: at times the boat ride through the river mouth can be quite challenging due to turbulent waters.

 

 

 

Accommodation: Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

Located along beautiful Playa Esterillos Este, in Costa Rica's breathtaking Central Pacific region, Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa is the ultimate seaside escape. The sun-splashed beach, glistening ocean waves and steep verdant cliffs create an awe-inspiring landscape. Lovely walking paths lead through colorful ornamental, herb and vegetable gardens. The incredible wildlife (including multitudes of endangered scarlet macaws, butterflies, iguanas and lizards) brings Costa Rica's natural wonders right to your doorstep. The intimate and luxurious rooms at Alma del Pacifico were designed to reflect Costa Rica's colorful culture. Alma del Pacifico features some of the most unique, colorful and luxurious accommodations in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Playa Esterillos
Playa Esterillos
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa
Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

Day 7: Playa Esterillos

Despite its relatively small size, Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited destinations in all of Costa Rica due to the incredible biodiversity found within; mangroves, beaches, coastal dry forest and humid rainforest. This protected area is very popular due to its wide variety fauna which includes the Squirrel Monkey or “Tití” Monkey in Costa Rica – the smallest and most endangered species of monkeys in the country – with a maximum size of 31 inches as well as sloths, iguanas and an awesome array of birds, insects, crabs and small mammals. Alongside an experienced guide, explore this picturesque oasis and discover firsthand why so many consider Manuel Antonio to be the perfect place to combine outdoor discovery with relaxation as you spend the morning spotting rare animals before heading to white sand beaches for a leisurely dip. While along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, you will be treated to a delicious lunch before wrapping up and returning to your hotel.

Includes: Lunch, water, naturalist guide, entrance fee to the park and transportation from Alma del Pacífico.

Accommodation: Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 8: Playa Esterillos

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

Accommodation: Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

Day 9: Playa Esterillos

Private transfer with professional driver from Alma del Pacifico in Playa Esterillos to San Jose 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.

Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa: San Gerardo de Dota

Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa is eighty-nine kilometers (55.3 miles) south of San José in a private natural reserve of 400 hectares and just 9 km. (5.5 miles) from Los Quetzales National Park. It is the ideal starting point for exploring Costa Rica's magnificent tropical cloud forest in all its beauty. The Chacón family, pioneers in the San Gerardo de Dota region have been operating the hotel since its inception and it has always been their utmost aim to provide top-quality service that goes hand in hand with the environment.

Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa
Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa

Copa de Arbol: Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula)

Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is a luxury beachfront eco- resort set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. Located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula and perfectly situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park in an area known as “Caletas” (small coves). This area of the Osa Peninsula is accessible by boat only and is one of the most remote and untouched places on Costa Rica’s entire Pacific coastline. During your stay at Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, you will be surrounded by the diverse melody of the tropical rainforest and peaceful rhythm of the ocean. Nestled amongst the trees, each cabina blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop. The luxurious Drake Bay resort accommodations sit near the ocean, immersed in the rainforest for an experience you won't forget.

Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Copa de Arbol
Copa de Arbol
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Copa de Arbol
Copa de Arbol

Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa: Playa Esterillos

Located along beautiful Playa Esterillos Este, in Costa Rica's breathtaking Central Pacific region, Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa is the ultimate seaside escape. The sun-splashed beach, glistening ocean waves and steep verdant cliffs create an awe-inspiring landscape. Lovely walking paths lead through colorful ornamental, herb and vegetable gardens. The incredible wildlife (including multitudes of endangered scarlet macaws, butterflies, iguanas and lizards) brings Costa Rica's natural wonders right to your doorstep. The intimate and luxurious rooms at Alma del Pacifico were designed to reflect Costa Rica's colorful culture. Alma del Pacifico features some of the most unique, colorful and luxurious accommodations in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa
Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa
Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa
Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa

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 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!

  • 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!!!!

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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