Costa Rica Explorations: Cooking, Trekking & Relaxing

8 days / 7 Nights

Tortuguero Town Visit
Park Inn by Radisson San Jose
The accessible van has a wheelchair lift
A wheelchair users can ride the accessible van without getting out of their wheelchair
Day 2. Tortuguero Boat Ride

Multi-day trip description

This Costa Rica multi-day trip to Tortuguero, San Jose, and Arenal was made for those who want to truly explore everything this beautiful country has to offer: a world-class hospitality industry, mind-blowing natural landscapes, and tasty cuisine. Masterfully blending adventure and relaxation, food and nature are this trip's main characters.

This multi-day trip was designed with accessibility in mind. Your comfort and safety are our prioritie...
This Costa Rica multi-day trip to Tortuguero, San Jose, and Arenal was made for those who want to truly explore everything this beautiful country has to offer: a world-class hospitality industry, mind-blowing natural landscapes, and tasty cuisine. Masterfully blending adventure and relaxation, food and nature are this trip's main characters.

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 professional guides can assist you and direct you to an accessible restroom. 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.

The price of this multi-day trip can be subject to changes. Our travel experts will give you an official quotation when you request your booking. Please get in touch with us for any special requirements and learn more detailed information about your itinerary below.


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

    Guides/ Staff members will be available to assist

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the Multi-day Trip

  • Places

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

    There are pathways with rocks, stones, or other terrain that makes them difficult to access

  • Equipment

    Adaptive equipment is included and two people assisting are needed

From $3600 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

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Itinerary

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Day 1. Arrival

Welcome to Costa Rica!

You will be picked up on an accessible van from the airport to Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, where your guaranteed ac...
Welcome to Costa Rica!

You will be picked up on an accessible van from the airport to Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, where your guaranteed accessible room will be waiting for you.

Get ready for the adventures that await you for the next 8 days!

Stay:

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose
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Day 2. Arrival to Tortuguero + Sea turtle conservatory

On day 2 of your multi-day trip, you will be driven to Tortuguero island on a private, accessible transfer. The 90-minute ride will take you thro...On day 2 of your multi-day trip, you will be driven to Tortuguero island on a private, accessible transfer. The 90-minute ride will take you through the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park. You will stop by the Evergreen rest center to enjoy a traditional Costa Rican “Tico” breakfast, consisting of scrambled eggs served with refried beans, fried plantain, sour cream, Salvadorean cheese, avocado, and tortillas.

After breakfast, you will head to La Pavona pier and board a boat to Tortuguero. There is no accessible access to the boat, but your guide and dock staff are available to help. After enjoying the 1-hour boat ride's spectacular landscapes, you will arrive at Evergreen Lodge, which is wheelchair accessible. Here you will have a buffet lunch buffet.

After lunch, you will visit the sea turtle conservatory. It is a small museum that allows you to learn all about turtle species through beautifully curated exhibitions.

You will be taken back to the Evergreen Lodge to finish your day, where your accessible room will be waiting for you.

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Day 3. Tortuguero National Park Accessible Hike

In the morning, you will walk or wheel through the accessible paths of Tortuguero National Park, where you will discover the impressive local flo...In the morning, you will walk or wheel through the accessible paths of Tortuguero National Park, where you will discover the impressive local flora and fauna. This hike lasts for about 90 minutes and the entrance fee to the park is not included. If required, a Joelette chair can be provided for the most adventurous travelers wanting to go through more challenging trails.

Lunch will be served at Evergreen Lodge and you will have a free afternoon. Contact our travel experts if you would like to arrange additional activities. Dinner will be served at the lodge as well.

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Day 4. Arenal + Paradise Hot Springs

On day 4, you will travel on an accessible van to Arenal accompanied by your guide. That trip will take 3 to 4 hours, and you will stop for lunch...On day 4, you will travel on an accessible van to Arenal accompanied by your guide. That trip will take 3 to 4 hours, and you will stop for lunch.

Arriving at Arenal, you will take a bath in spectacular thermal waters, an experience in which assistance and an optional amphibious wheelchair will be provided if needed.

Later, you will arrive at Kioro Suites & Spa, where your accessible room will be guaranteed. Sit back, relax and enjoy your stay.

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Day 5. Arenal Mistico Park Hanging Bridges

On day 5, you will head to Mistico Park on an accessible van, have a fantastic accessible hike, and discover local species of flora and fauna, ex...On day 5, you will head to Mistico Park on an accessible van, have a fantastic accessible hike, and discover local species of flora and fauna, exploring the famous hanging bridges in the middle of tropical rain forests. The park has been adapted for wheelchair users, and guides can help you at all times.

Depending on the weather conditions, you will have an included lunch after the trail in Arenal 1968. After lunch, you will be driven to Kioro Suites & Spa.

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Day 6. Arenal zipline adventure + Cooking lesson

After having breakfast at the hotel, it will be time for you to head to the treetops! With impressive views of the lake and the Arenal volcano, y...After having breakfast at the hotel, it will be time for you to head to the treetops! With impressive views of the lake and the Arenal volcano, you will enjoy a day of real adventure on the heights. Ziplining is an exhilarating and safe experience at the same time. Guides are highly trained and have vast experience in the adapted zipline. Adapted equipment and assistance are provided to whoever needs it at all times. With adapted restrooms and accesses, everyone can experience unbounded excitement.

After returning to land, you will continue your day in Vida Campesina, where you will take a cooking class. Beginning with an introduction to the place and the produce that grows there, you will cook, eat, and make a toast at the end of the experience with some local cane extract.

You will be driven back to Kioro Suites & Spa at the end of the day.

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Day 7. San Jose Gastronomic Experience

On day 7, you will be driven from Arenal to San Jose. The private transfer will be done on an accessible vehicle, and you will stop for breakfast...On day 7, you will be driven from Arenal to San Jose. The private transfer will be done on an accessible vehicle, and you will stop for breakfast on your way.

Upon arrival, the activity for the day will be a unique gastronomic experience at a local San Jose restaurant that serves authentic and flavourful Costa Rican cuisine.

Later, you will check in at Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, where your accessible room will be waiting for you.

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Day 8. Departure

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the San Jose airport in a wheelchair-accessible van. Depending on your flight time, our travel...After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the San Jose airport in a wheelchair-accessible van. Depending on your flight time, our travel experts can arrange an activity for the day.

    What's included

  • Admission

  • Park entrance

  • Tickets

  • Breakfast

  • Tour Guides

  • Assistants

  • Adaptive equipment

  • Lifevest

  • Airport transfer

  • Ground transportation

  • Professional driver

  • Accessible transportation

  • Accommodation

    What's not included

  • Insurance

  • City taxes

  • Gratuities

  • International flights

  • Domestic flights

Important information

  • 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.

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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