Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Corcovado, Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, and the Pacuare River


2013 DEPARTURES

1/15-1/25, 1/27-2/6

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Trip Length 11 days/10 nights
Group Size 8-16
Arrive/Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Price From $5,495 to $5,895
If you have questions about this journey or would like to receive a detailed trip brochure, call 800-445-2995 or click here.

Trip Motif Wildlife Natural History Quintessential Costa Rica : Journey Highlights





The adventure begins on the Osa Peninsula with wildlife everywhere you look, as you boat through mangroves, walk jungle trails in Corcovado National Park, and snorkel in a marine reserve. Then follow your leaders to the fabulous Monteverde Cloud Forest, looking for resplendent quetzals, hummingbirds, toucans, and more perched among bromeliads, mosses, and orchids. Next it’s on to Arenal Volcano to traverse the forest canopy on aerial bridges. The last leg of your journey takes you down the Pacuare River for some exciting whitewater rafting and an unforgettable, off-the-grid eco-lodge.

  • Birds: If you’re not already a birder, this trip might convert you! And if you are, hold onto your binoculars for some spectacular sightings.
  • Wildlife: Between the diverse habitats you visit, you might see monkeys, sloths, whales, caiman, otters, tapir, and many other tropical species.
  • Pacuare River raft-in eco-lodge: This river experience is on National Geographic’s list of “World’s Top Ten.”
  • Exceptional trip leaders: Your trip leaders are there for you all the way, spotting wildlife, explaining the intricacies of what you’re seeing, and making sure you’re comfortable.
  • “Nature enthusiasts will love this trip. Your trip leaders, Steve Gehman and Betsy Robinson, bring a distinct energy to the journey with their passion for sharing the outdoors.” –Pam Bryan, Off the Beaten Path co-founder