Costa Rica, a natural paradise - D23

8 days / 7 Nights

Costa Rica, a natural paradise - D23
Costa Rica, a natural paradise - D23
Costa Rica, a natural paradise - D23
Costa Rica, a natural paradise - D23
Costa Rica, a natural paradise - D23

Multi-day trip description

This 8-day / 7-night accessible group tour to Costa Rica will take you to the vibrant capital city of San Jose, the charming towns of Arenal and Jaco, and the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park. With a wide variety of activities included in the itinerary, you will visit local museums, explore wonderful nature, and enjoy delicious local food. This collection of unforgettable experiences will be complemented by the peace of mind of having acc...This 8-day / 7-night accessible group tour to Costa Rica will take you to the vibrant capital city of San Jose, the charming towns of Arenal and Jaco, and the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park. With a wide variety of activities included in the itinerary, you will visit local museums, explore wonderful nature, and enjoy delicious local food. This collection of unforgettable experiences will be complemented by the peace of mind of having accessibility and adapted bathrooms along the way. Truly, the perfect setting to live the adventure of a lifetime while meeting fellow travelers!
Our group tours are designed with accessibility in mind; your comfort and safety are our priorities! All accessible rooms are verified by our team. A group leader and professional guides experts in accessibility will accompany you throughout the trip, and accessible vans fitted with wheelchair lifts will do all transfers between destinations, activities, and the airport. You can learn every detail on the itinerary below.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Tour Guides/Staff have been trained by Wheel the World to provide assistance to people with disabilities throughout the group tour.

    Assistance is available to anyone who needs it at all times.

  • Places

    Some places may present barriers and may require minimum assistance.

    There are pathways with rocks, stones, or other challenging terrain that can make them difficult to navigate.

  • Equipment

    There is the option of renting adapted equipment in case you need something that is not specified in the itinerary.

  • Bathroom

    Accessible bathrooms are available at multiple stops during the trip.

From $2,650 USD / per person. Based in 2 travelers

Reliable accessibility information

Comprehensive planning

Personalized support

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Dec 14, 2023 thumbnail

Day 1: Arrival - Dec 14, 2023

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival at Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, you'll meet your fellow travelers, local guide, and gro...Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival at Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, you'll meet your fellow travelers, local guide, and group leader. Your guides will assist with your luggage and transport you to the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson San Jose hotel in an accessible van equipped with a wheelchair lift. Your guaranteed accessible room will be ready and waiting for you upon arrival.

Let's gather all together for dinner at a restaurant near our hotel to meet up with your travel mates! We will choose a great option, friendly with dietary restrictions, fully accessible, and where you will get to try local flavors. This meal is not included.

Stay:

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose
Day 2: San José City Tour + Zoo Ave - Dec 15, 2023 thumbnail

Day 2: San José City Tour + Zoo Ave - Dec 15, 2023

Morning: After breakfast, you'll be transported to the city center of San Jose in a wheelchair-accessible van for a guided city tour. Although th...Morning: After breakfast, you'll be transported to the city center of San Jose in a wheelchair-accessible van for a guided city tour. Although the city presents some accessibility challenges, the attractions and stops included in the itinerary have easy access and adapted restrooms. Your first guided visit will be to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, which houses the largest collection of Latin American gold artifacts and is located in a historical building. You'll then visit the Municipal Theatre, where you'll learn about this 19th-century building and its neoclassical architecture with a guided tour.

Lunch: After the morning visits, you'll enjoy an included lunch at a restaurant of your choice from a carefully curated list, based on your preferred cuisine.

Afternoon: After lunch, you'll visit Zoo Ave, a rescue center for wild animals. This urban park features botanical gardens and is home to over 125 species of animals, including birds, mammals, and reptiles. The animals at the park have been rescued and cannot be released back into the wild for various health or behavioral reasons. The park has step-free accessible toilets, however, some ramps have an incline greater than 20°, so wheelchair users may require assistance to access them. After this visit, you'll be transported back to the hotel.

Breakfast and lunch included.
Same as Day 1, we'll either go out for dinner as a group or dine at the hotel.

Day 3: Arenal Hot Springs - Dec 16, 2023 thumbnail

Day 3: Arenal Hot Springs - Dec 16, 2023

In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, you will depart towards Arenal with your driver and personal guide on a wheelchair-accessibl...In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, you will depart towards Arenal with your driver and personal guide on a wheelchair-accessible van. The trip to Arenal can take between 3 to 4 hours.

Lunch: Fuel up for the exciting day ahead with an included delectable lunch stop on your way to Arenal

Once you arrive in Arenal, you will have the opportunity to soak and relax in the hot springs. Assistance and an amphibious wheelchair will be provided. Afterwards, you will check into the 5-star Kioro Suites hotel and spend the night.

Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Day 4: Hanging bridges & Organic Farm Cooking Lesson - Dec 17, 2023 thumbnail

Day 4: Hanging bridges & Organic Farm Cooking Lesson - Dec 17, 2023

Morning: After breakfast, you will get ready to have a fantastic day at Mistico Park. There, you will enjoy a beautiful hike, cross its hanging b...Morning: After breakfast, you will get ready to have a fantastic day at Mistico Park. There, you will enjoy a beautiful hike, cross its hanging bridges, and spot unique flora and fauna with the help of your knowledgeable guide. The site 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.

Lunch: Returning to Arenal, you will have lunch and have some time to explore this town freely.

Afternoon: The itinerary continues in Vida Campesina, an organic farm where you will have a cooking lesson. Beginning with an introduction to the place and everything that grows on their Farm, you will cook a delicious Costa Rican dinner, make a toast, and eat your preparation with a glass of sugar cane extract. Later you will be transferred to yout hotel.

Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 5: A Stunning Jaco Boat Tour - Dec 18, 2023 thumbnail

Day 5: A Stunning Jaco Boat Tour - Dec 18, 2023

Morning: Start your day right with a delicious breakfast, before embarking on a journey to the picturesque town of Jaco in a private, fully acces...Morning: Start your day right with a delicious breakfast, before embarking on a journey to the picturesque town of Jaco in a private, fully accessible vehicle. The scenic drive, which takes approximately 3 ½ hours, offers opportunities to take in the breathtaking views and stretch your legs at accessible bathrooms along the way.

Lunch: Upon arrival at Jaco, refuel with a delectable lunch, included in your itinerary.

Afternoon: Get ready for an unforgettable experience on the Tarcoles River, where you'll board an accessible boat and embark on a journey of discovery. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, you'll get up close and personal with exotic wildlife such as crocodiles and a variety of birds. Both the boat and dock are fully accessible, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free excursion. After the tour, you'll be transferred to the luxurious 4-star Parador Resort & Spa Manuel Antonio, where your accessible room will be waiting for you.

Breakfast and Lunch Included

Stay at: Parador Resort & Spa Manuel Antonio

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park - Dec 19, 2023 thumbnail

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park - Dec 19, 2023

In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before heading to the Manuel Antonio National Park. This 680-hectare park is perfect for...In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before heading to the Manuel Antonio National Park. This 680-hectare park is perfect for an accessible trekking adventure with an experienced guide who will take you on a journey filled with exotic plants, local animals, and some unusual monkeys and raccoon species. With different levels of trails to choose from, your guide will help you select the perfect one to match your adventurous spirit! Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike, a Joëlette trekking wheelchair and assistants will be provided to ensure your comfort.

After the trek, you'll have the afternoon to explore Manuel Antonio town on your own or simply relax at the 4-star Parador Resort & Spa Manuel Antonio where your accessible room awaits.

Breakfast included.
Lunch in the park is included, while dinner is free for you to choose where to dine.

Day 7: Tour Carara National Park & Transfer to San Jose - Dec 20, 2023 thumbnail

Day 7: Tour Carara National Park & Transfer to San Jose - Dec 20, 2023

Morning: You will have an early breakfast at your hotel, and head to the Carara National Park’s accessible trail. It is the only transitional for...Morning: You will have an early breakfast at your hotel, and head to the Carara National Park’s accessible trail. It is the only transitional forest in the Central Pacific, which boasts diverse flora and fauna, where species from the dry and humid forests meet. It is also one of the main sites in the country for birdwatching. Carara National Park is the first national park to have a universal access path, where all visitors can experience the forest and get to know local species such as the coffee tree.

Afternoon: After your accessible trekking experience, you will be picked up on an accessible van for a beautiful drive back to San Jose. This drive will take about 4 hours, and you’ll stop for lunch and rest breaks. Upon arrival to San Jose, you will check into the 4-star Park inn by Radisson San Jose, where your accessible room will be waiting for you.

Breakfast included

Day 8: Departure - Dec 21, 2023 thumbnail

Day 8: Departure - Dec 21, 2023

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, it's time to say goodbye to the friendships made on this trip. You will check out of the hotel and be t...After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, it's time to say goodbye to the friendships made on this trip. You will check out of the hotel and be taken to the airport via accessible van, with the driver assisting you with your luggage.

Breakfast included.

    What's included

  • Transportation in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle to and from the airport and during the trip

  • Accessible accommodation

  • Certified bilingual guide throughout the tour

  • All entrance tickets to tours and National Parks

  • Meals specified in the itinerary

    What's not included

  • Airline tickets

  • Tips for driver and guide

  • Travel Insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Meals not specified above

  • Additional transfers airport - hotel or vice versa (there are 2 scheduled transfers on the bus for the whole group)

Travel Restrictions in Costa Rica

Travel insurance is not included but is highly recommended.

Visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality. Ask a travel expert if you need assistance.

We strongly recommend booking flights with a flexible price, so that you can make changes if needed.

Important Information

  • If you want your own room there is a single supplement additional charge of $800.

  • This tour has a maximum capacity of 10 people, with a total of 5 power wheelchair users

  • A $500 USD deposit is required to secure your spot on the tour. The remaining 80% must be paid 60 days before the trip start date.

  • Group tours will be accepting new travelers until 60 days prior to the start date

  • This tour must have a minimum of 8 participants to take place at the listed price. If the minimum is not reached, the tour still may be able to occur at a higher price, we will let you know by email.

  • If you're looking to make your group tour even more amazing by adding extra days or activities, our travel experts would be more than happy to help you out! They're knowledgeable and friendly, so don't hesitate to reach out to them. They will be more than happy to help you plan your dream trip!

Cancellation Policies

  • We totally understand that things come up and plans change. If you need to cancel your booking, here's what you need to know.
  • If you need to make changes to your booking, like canceling some or all of it, here's what you need to know. To officially cancel your trip, we need to get written confirmation from you. Just reach out to your Travel Expert and they'll help you with the process. Consider:
  • 1) If you let us know more than 60 days before your trip, we'll keep your deposit as a credit for you to use later.
  • 2) If you let us know between 45 and 59 days before your trip, we'll charge a 30% fee of the total booking cost.
  • 3) If you let us know between 44 and 30 days before your trip, we'll charge a 60% fee of the total booking cost.
  • 4) If you let us know 29 days or fewer before your trip, we'll charge a 100% fee of the total booking cost.
  • 5) No-show or not used portions of the trip are non-refundable.
  • But no matter what, we'll do our best to make this process as easy as possible for you. If a trip or activity cannot take place due to extraordinary circumstances (extreme weather events, social movements, war, earthquakes, epidemics, etc), a full refund cannot be guaranteed. Rest assured, the Wheel the World team will do its best to offer the best arrangements possible.