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Adventures in Costa Rica: Jungle safaris & Accessible trekking

7 days / 6 Nights

Multi-day trip description

On this adventurous Costa Rica multi-day trip, you will visit San Jose, Sarapiqui, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio. These destinations are bustling with protected nature and accessible activities that everyone can enjoy. This energetic itinerary includes a trekking experience on a Joëllette wheelchair, a visit to the iconic hanging bridges, and a navigation experience through the Tarcoles River on an accessible boat.

This multi-day trip was design...
On this adventurous Costa Rica multi-day trip, you will visit San Jose, Sarapiqui, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio. These destinations are bustling with protected nature and accessible activities that everyone can enjoy. This energetic itinerary includes a trekking experience on a Joëllette wheelchair, a visit to the iconic hanging bridges, and a navigation experience through the Tarcoles River on an accessible boat.

This multi-day trip was designed with accessibility in mind. Your comfort and safety are our priorities! All transfers will be done on an accessible van with a wheelchair lift, every activity has been adapted for people with disabilities, and all transfers exceeding 2 hours will include accessible restroom stops. Please inform your guide in advance if you'll require such accommodations.

Every hotel listed has been carefully selected to be accessible; if those are not available on the date of your trip, we will choose and guarantee you another similar accommodation with an accessible room that also matches your needs.

Please note:

1. The price of this multi-day trip might be subject to changes depending on seasonality and the availability of accessible rooms. A travel expert will confirm the final details once you submit a booking request.

2. You have the option to include a Joëlette wheelchair and a beach wheelchair in your trip upon request, subject to an additional charge. Please let our travel experts know; they will gladly assist you with the arrangements.

3. This tour does not include personalized assistance or one-on-one support for individual participants. While we strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment, it is important to understand that participants need to be reasonably independent in order to participate in the tour fully.

4. Our tour includes walking-rolling tours, visits to tourist sites, and dining at restaurants, which may involve small physical challenges that participants should be able to manage independently or with the help of their own support person or caregiver.


Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Tour Guides/ Staff have been trained by Wheel the World to provide assistance to people with disabilities during the Multi-day Trip

    Guides/ Staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the Multi-day Trip

  • Places

    Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

  • Equipment

    Adaptive equipment is included and two people assisting are needed

From $3435 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

Reliable accessibility information

Comprehensive planning

Personalized support

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Costa Rica!

You'll be picked up on an accessible van from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and head to Park Inn by ...
Welcome to Costa Rica!

You'll be picked up on an accessible van from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and head to Park Inn by Radisson San Jose (4-star hotel). After the 30-minute ride (16.3 km), your guaranteed accessible room will be waiting for you. Get ready for the adventures that await you for the next 7 days!

Stay: Park In Radisson San Jose.

Stay:

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose
Day 2: Floating safari on Sarapiqui River thumbnail

Day 2: Floating safari on Sarapiqui River

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to Saripiqui on an accessible bus. The ride is up to 3 hours long (102 km).

U...
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to Saripiqui on an accessible bus. The ride is up to 3 hours long (102 km).

Upon arrival at a beautiful spot near the river, you'll have a guided safari float through the Sarapiqui River. Travelers who are wheelchair users need to transfer to the float or be helped to do so. Your expert guide will tell you about the flora and fauna along your navigation. Don't forget to take pictures and enjoy this accessible experience!

Later, you'll return to Selva Verde Lodge.

Day 3: La Selva Biological Station explorations + hot springs thumbnail

Day 3: La Selva Biological Station explorations + hot springs

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll be transferred to La Selva Biological Station, a protected area of the Costa Rican tropical rainforest (16 ...After breakfast at your hotel, you'll be transferred to La Selva Biological Station, a protected area of the Costa Rican tropical rainforest (16 min / 10 km) with accessible paths. Your expert guide will guide you to sightsee numerous unique animal species and explore local flora.

After exploring the biological station, your private adapted vehicle and guide will transfer you to La Fortuna, where you'll visit thermal hot springs (1hr 30min drive / 82km). Assistance and a flotation device will be available. Be sure to enjoy it!

After some time to relax in warm waters, you'll have an included dinner before transferring to your next hotel, the 5-star Hotel Paradise Hot Springs, where your guaranteed accessible room will be waiting for you!

Stay: Hotel Paradise Hot Springs or with similar accessibility.

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Day 4: Adapted hanging bridges tour + sloth tour

Morning:

After breakfast, you'll head to the world-famous Costa Rican hanging bridges in Mistico Park! With an accessible van transfer (21 min...
Morning:

After breakfast, you'll head to the world-famous Costa Rican hanging bridges in Mistico Park! With an accessible van transfer (21 min / 15.1 km) and an expert guide, this adapted tour will allow you to explore nature from the treetops and gaze at the unique lake and Arenal Volcano views.

The site prides itself on being accessible to all. It has accessible restrooms and accesses, and professional guides have been heavily trained in working with people with accessibility needs. The necessary adapted equipment will be provided whenever required for you to focus on enjoying this unforgettable experience.

Afternoon:

Afterward, you'll have a guided sloth tour strolling through an accessible Las Mariolas trail, allowing you to explore the renowned rainforest of La Fortuna. As you embark on this journey, you'll find yourself fully immersed in the lush greenery of the rainforest. Keep your eyes alert, as there's a good chance we'll encounter the charming sloths in their natural habitat, witnessing their distinctive behaviors such as slow movements, tree climbing, and feeding.

Place to stay: Hotel Paradise Hot Springs or with similar accessibility.

Day 5: Jungle safari accessible boat tour on Tarcoles River thumbnail

Day 5: Jungle safari accessible boat tour on Tarcoles River

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll get ready and head to Central Pacific Coast on an accessible van and an expert guide and discover the beaut...After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll get ready and head to Central Pacific Coast on an accessible van and an expert guide and discover the beauty of Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast! Enjoy the views and sightsee different bird species on the 3:30-hour drive (157 km).

Upon arrival at Tarcoles River, Get ready to discover the beauty of Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast! You'll have a jungle crocodile safari on a boat. The boat has ramp entrances, enough space for wheelchair users to navigate comfortably, and your expert guide will be available to assist you and teach you about the many animals you will encounter.

Later you will be transferred to your Manuel Antonio 4-star hotel, Hotel Parador (1 hr 48 min / 93.2 km).

Stay: Hotel Parador or with similar accessibility.

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park accessible trekking thumbnail

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park accessible trekking

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll head to the 680-hectare Manuel Antonio National Park on an accessible van (13 min / 4.7 km). Here you'll ha...After breakfast at your hotel, you'll head to the 680-hectare Manuel Antonio National Park on an accessible van (13 min / 4.7 km). Here you'll have an accessible trekking adventure with an experienced guide, who will familiarize you with many exotic plants and local animals, such as unusual monkeys and raccoon species.

Besides the accessible trail, the site offers many routes of different difficulty levels; your guide can help you choose the perfect track depending on how adventurous you feel that day! A Joëlette trekking wheelchair can be provided for an extra charge.

After this experience, you’ll be returned to your hotel in the accessible van.

Stay: Hotel Parador or with similar accessibility.

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Day 7: Departure

After having breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in the accessible van. The ride is 3 hours long ...After having breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in the accessible van. The ride is 3 hours long (157 km), and upon arrival, your driver can help with your luggage.

    What's included

  • Breakfast

  • Tour Guide

  • Airport transfer

  • Boat transfer

  • Accessible transportation

  • Tourist city taxes

  • Accommodation

    What's not included

  • Adaptive equipment

  • Insurance

  • Gratuities

  • International flights

  • Domestic flights

Important information

  • The itinerary is power wheelchair-friendly.

  • The accommodations listed are subject to change. We will always guarantee you an accessible room that matches your needs.

  • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

  • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

  • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

  • Spoken language(s): English, Spanish.

  • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

  • You have the option to include a Joëlette wheelchair and a beach wheelchair in your trip upon request, subject to an additional charge. Please let our travel experts know; they will gladly assist you with the arrangements.

Policies

Cancellation and modification policies differ depending on the chosen hotels and/or activities. Please click here to check out the policies that apply to your selection.

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