Location of Adventure
Arenal, Costa Rica
Group Size Limit
Approximately 10 travelers
An important feature of this extension trip is the limited group size, as nature immersion such as this are best experienced in the quieter atmosphere of a small group.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, all meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3, services of local guides and lodge staff, most gratuities, land transportation within the itinerary, airport transfers on the final day, all permits and entrance fees, taxes and service charges.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, optional additional activities and services, some gratuities, alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), airport and departures taxes, optional travel insurance.
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness. In order to participate, travelers should be able to walk at least one mile unassisted over rough, uneven terrain, occasionally involving steep inclines, and in potentially muddy and slippery conditions. Expect several short- to medium-length walks. We will also cross a series of hanging bridges, which can be expected to bounce and sway and are often several feet above the forest floor. Please keep in mind that all activities are optional. Travelers should be aware that the heat and humidity may be very high, and roads may be bumpy.
Important Information About This Trip
Please see your Pre-departure Briefing for more details.
Since the areas we travel to on this extension are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat’s medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays, to lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation or comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer through Travelex by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
For Natural Jewels of Costa Rica and Costa Rica Wilderness Expedition departures, your Arenal Volcano extension will begin on the final day of your primary Costa Rica trip, after your return to San Jose. On the final day of your extension, you will be transferred to the airport to connect with departing flights. Please book flights departing after 2:30 pm on the final day.
For all Photographing Wild Costa Rica departures, your Arenal Volcano extension will begin 2 days prior to the start of your primary trip. Please arrive by 3pm. On the final day of your extension, you will be transferred to our hotel in San Jose to begin Day 1 of the itinerary.