Experience San Jose and the Pacuare River on this Costa Rican holiday

Trek into the jungles of Costa Rica and relax in the comfort of a fully equipped lodge on the Pacuare River. Depart from the bustling Costa Rican capital of San Jose, sampling traditional cuisine en route to the heart of the rainforest. Take advantage of a resident naturalist guide and uncover the secrets of the Central American ecosystem. Choose to embark on a Cabecar Indian hike, take in the scenery from the rainforest canopy, search for wildlife as you ride on horseback to Bajo del Tigre or simply indulge with a therapeutic massage back at the award-winning accommodation.

San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 0
Carbon offset
42kg pp per trip


  • Try traditional Costa Rican cuisine
  • Wake to the calls of native Central American birdlife
  • Gain insight into flora and fauna with a naturalist guide
  • Sleep in comfort at the famous Pacuare Lodge
  • Trek along the banks of the Pacuare River
  • Witness exotic wildlife while hiking through the Costa Rican rainforest


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2015. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

The adventure begins in San Jose, Costa Rica's buzzing capital. Take in the colour and warmth of Central American culture while indulging in a typical Costa Rican breakfast en route to the luxurious accommodation at Pacuare Lodge.
Wake each morning to the sweet songs of native birds and the calming flow of the nearby Pacuare River. In the heart of the verdant, emerald-green rainforest, enjoy full meals and high-class amenities. Why not indulge in a therapeutic massage, an invigorating tour of the rainforest canopy or learn about traditional cultures on the Cabecar Indian hike. Spend each night safe and sound in the Pacuare Lodge, lulled to sleep by the nocturnal sounds of the jungle.
Return to the hustle and bustle of San Jose. Perhaps stay longer to peruse the eclectic Central Market and fully explore the intriguing architecture of the Costa Rican capital.
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5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
4x4, Chairlift, Minibus
Jungle Lodge (4 nights)


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Important notes

1. This trip is operated on a private basis however activities will be join-in with other people staying at the lodge
2. Luggage restrictions apply to this trip. See Trip Notes (What to Take) for details

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