12 days in paradise that you’ll never forget!  Costa Rica is an incredibly diverse country with unlimited opportunities for adventure or relaxation set among some of the world’s best beaches, rainforests, and volcanoes. Below is a brief itinerary of our stops, but for detailed info and available activities check out the links to the left.

Day 1 – SAN JOSE

Most travelers will arrive in San Jose on day one and head to our meeting spot for our 4pm meeting and start of our adventure together. This time in the capital city of San Jose is a great introduction to the incredible country of Costa Rica as well as our first chance to get to know our fellow travelers.  In the evening we’ll have an authentic Costa Rican buffet dinner which will allow everyone to find which foods are their favorite right at the start!  At night you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself into some authentic Latin nightlife, so brush up on your Salsa dancing skills! San Jose

Days 2, 3 and 4 – ARENAL LAKE AND VOLCANO

On day 2 we travel north of San Jose to the area of Arenal, famous for its very active volcano, gorgeous scenery, and lots of opportunities to keep active with zip lines, hiking, canopy adventures, and more.  Along the way we’ll head up to the crater’s edge of the very active Poas Volcano.  In the evening we’ll even take you off the beaten path, away from the crowds, to a hot springs waterfall oasis hidden in the jungle… as long as you promise not to share the location with the world!  Your three nights here are your opportunity to be as adventurous as you’d like, this area definitely won’t limit you! Arenal

Days 5, 6 and 7- PRIVATE VILLA (GUANACASTE OR LAS AGUAS)

On day 5 we continue down the road to our own private villa for the next three nights!  Both of our private luxury villas are nestled in the Costa Rican jungle offering our groups incredible opportunities for exploring hidden waterfalls or beaches, as well as lots of activities to choose from!  Relaxing in the outdoor jacuzzi at the end of the day, under the stars, listening to the sounds of the jungle is a moment you’ll want to hang on to forever. Jungle Villa

Days 8, 9, and 10 – MANUEL ANTONIO

Manuel Antonio is known as one of the most diverse areas for flora and fauna with all kinds of monkeys, reptiles, birds, sloths, and plant life of course.  It’s also known as the gay beach area of Costa Rica with a lively community of gay guys from all over the world!  Spend your day at the beautiful white-sand beach, or checking out the incredibly abundant life in Manuel Antonio National Park, then spend the evening experiencing Manuel Antonio’s social life.  Included in the trip is a guided walk through Manuel Antonio National Park with Gama, a local wildlife expert who is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable wildlife spotter. Manuel Antonio

Days 11 and 12 – SAN JOSE

We travel back into San Jose for one more dinner together and poolside drinks at our hotel pool before saying our adios for now’s!  If your flight time permits, maybe take a quick trip out to one of the volcanoes in the city!  And if you’ve got an extra few days we’ll set you on the right path to continue experiencing this Costa Rican paradise.  All travelers are welcome to book their flights departing from Costa Rica at any time on the 12th day. San Jose

Click on the blue buttons for a full description of what you’ll experience on your 12-day trip.

*Note that the order of stops and duration at each location are subject to change.

Package Pricing

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$1930.00 USD

Includes all travel within the adventure, all taxes and all this
• All Taxes • All land transportation within Costa Rica • Accommodations for your 12-day Detours experience • All 11 breakfasts • Group travel within Costa Rica • San Jose city tour • Knowledgeable and fun Detours leaders • Detours Travel Guidebook • 15 years of trip leading experience –What isn’t included? • Meals and drinks outside of those listed above • Activities outside of the those listed above • Costa Rica departure tax ($26 USD) • International Airfare

$2490.00 USD

Includes all travel within the adventure, all taxes and all this
What’s included? • All Taxes • All land transportation within Costa Rica • Accommodations for your 12-day Detours experience • All 11 breakfasts • Group travel within Costa Rica • San Jose city tour • Knowledgeable and fun Detours leaders • Detours Travel Guidebook • 15 years of trip leading experience – What isn’t included? • Meals and drinks outside of those listed above • Activities outside of the those listed above • Costa Rica departure tax ($26 USD) • International Airfare