In an Adventure in the Trees itinerary we try to keep you off the ground as much as possible, this means TREE-HOUSES! There are a few different areas you can find a treehouse in Costa Rica. In this example itinerary below we are starting in Monteverde, to one of the countries most luxurious and unique boutique hotels, Hidden Canopy Tree-houses. Enjoy your choice of luxury tree-house and take in the breathtaking view. After we leave the mountains it is off to the beach and the beach-side tree-houses of Samara Tree-house Hotel. As an added bonus on a trip like this, while in the Samara area you also have a chance to witness an Arribada! This is a mass nesting of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle in nearby Ostional.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of the uniqueness of the hotels in these packages, it is recommended booking a minimum 3 to 6 months or more in advance for a better chance of availability. The sooner the better.
Day 1 ~ Arrival ~ San Jose or Liberia airport
Private Transfer to Monteverde – (approx. 3 hours) – Your private driver will be waiting just outside the airport to take you to your first destination. The cloud forests of Monteverde offer an amazing mountain top view of life. Your adventure begins!
Check In Hidden Canopy Tree House – Several tree-house styles available.
Day 2 ~ Monteverde ~ (B, afternoon tea)
SkyTram – SkyTrek – SkyWalk – 3 amazing tours for you to enjoy. SkyTrek – Sky Trek is a system of zip lines ranging from mountain to mountain, which together have a distance of 2.5 miles of linear cable.The tour gives you the opportunity to fly through a cable and have a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline at speeds up to 40 miles per hour with distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. In addition the tour offers 5 observation towers that exceed the cloud forest treetops providing a panoramic view. All with total security and in an innovative braking system.The tour starts with the Sky Tram that will lead you up to the Continental Divide. SkyWalk – Learn in the cloud forest Sky Walk is a guided tour, which combines trails and suspension bridges with lengths of even 984 feet and heights above the canopy of Monteverde cloud forest. The tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area, always joined by one of our specialized guides. The tour lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours.Sky Walk reunites all the conditions of security and confidence. The bridges have been adapted even for people with some disability.
Day 3 ~ Monteverde ~ (B, afternoon tea)
Explore the mountain town of Santa Elena – Self tour – Spend the day exploring the town at your leisure. Visit the shops and cafes, stop by the cheese factory or bat caves, the day is yours!
Hidden Valley Night Tour – Located near the Cerro Plano area between Santa Elena and the Monteverde Reserve the Hidden Valley trail offers the ideal forest and elevation to view the incredible wildlife of the tropics. For those who wish to observe wonders hidden in the forest after dark, we offer guided night hikes. The tour begins just before nightfall, allowing us to see a wide variety of nocturnal creatures. The walk starts at 5:30 pm after enjoying the beautiful sunset guests will be amazed the forest seems to awaken during the transition to night. The naturalist guide will explain many of the unique features of the forest and creatures that inhabit it while navigating the trails. The Hidden Valley organization is committed to seeing protected areas like Hidden Valley Trail carry on forever in hopes of guaranteeing a better quality of life for future generations. At that time when founder David Savage acquired 11 hectares of the tropical forest much of the surrounding land was being converted to farming however the Savage family resisted and decided to protect it, preserving it into what is today Hidden Valley Trail.
Day 4 ~ Monteverde ~ Playa Samara ~ (B)
Shuttle or Private Transfer to Samara – (approx. 3.4 hours) – traveling out of the mountains and down to the coast you will make your way to the seaside town of Samara. Beautiful beaches and a laid back atmosphere await you.
Check In Samara Tree House – Right on the beach, you will love the Samara Treehouse Hotel. Relax in your hammocks under your private tree-house and listen to the ocean waves.
Day 5 ~ Playa Samara ~ (B)
Free Day / Beach Day – Optional Tours Available – We can schedule in a tour this day, but we feel it is always good to have a free day in your trip. This allows for spontaneity if you want to do something or take the day and relax.
Day 6 ~ Playa Samara ~ (B)
Isla Chora Snorkeling Tour – During your stay on the beautiful pink blush beach, plunge into the beautiful clear waters and experience tropical marine life of Costa Rica. What better way to spend your day than kayaking to a deserted beach? After a refreshing trip through the waves, Isla Chora is a close-by escape into a relaxing underwater world. Here, you are free to snorkel with tropical fish, splash in the clear waters, or simply sit and take in the rays.
Day 7 ~ Playa Samara ~ (B)
Optional Turtle Nesting tour in Ostional ~ We can be on turtle watch while you are in the area. Nearby Ostional is an important nesting ground for the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. Arribadas are common once or more a month when hundreds or thousands come to nest at once. Plan your time during the darkest nights of the month, near a new moon, for the best chance to witness this miracle.
Day 8 ~ Departure ~ (B)
Private Transfer to Liberia Airport – (approx. 2.5 hours)
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