The Chain of Fire
On this trip, you will experience four of the most impressive volcanoes in Costa Rica, swim in crystal clear waters, and visit Palo Verde, one of the largest wetlands in Costa Rica and the home to an incredible number of birdlife.
¡Welcome to Costa Rica!!
We’ll be with you, from the moment you leave the airport, ready to start your adventure.
Depending on when you arrive, we’ll take you to your first destination in Guanacaste or to a closer hotel to rest.
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
Are you ready for your first traditional breakfast in Costa Rica? How about some of our famously delicious Gallo Pinto with eggs and cheese to charge the batteries?
Part of the enchantment of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is its legends and trails, which include love stories about princesses and crystal clear springs.
During your visit, we will walk along the slopes of the volcano to the La Cangreja waterfall, where you will be able to observe paila de barro, hot springs, and gas vents.
At the end of the afternoon, we will return to the hotel to rest and prepare for the next adventure. Any idea what’s coming next?
Now that you know how well Ticos eat in the morning, we invite you to enjoy a delicious breakfast with a spectacular view…before you meet the Miravalles Volcano.
The Miravalles Volcano is the tallest volcano in the Guanacaste Mountain Range. Since it is not shaped like a cone, it can seem like just another mountain, but never fear, not all volcanoes are conical!
One of the most beautiful parts of the scenery is the windmills that cover the hillsides, reminiscent of Don Quijote’s famous enemies.
Along the slopes of the Miravalles Volcano, you can go hiking, tubing, or relax in the natural hot springs or the spa.
Tenorio Volcano National Park
We bet you have never seen anything quite as awe inspiring as the turquoise blue water of the Celeste River, which flows at the base of the Tenorio Volcano. The forest holds more than this stunning river, it also hides many of our favorite stories of Costa Rican folklore.
This region has all of the flora, fauna, and climate of a tropical rainforest. Depending on the season and where you go, you will be able to witness several distinct microclimates as you explore.
Finish the day off with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, made with the traditional chorreado method, as you relax and take in the beauty around you.
La Fortuna is a small town with a charismatic community. You will have two days to take in all of the experiences that this area and our local friends have in store for you.
This is the only conical volcano in Costa Rica. However, I have to tell you that this gentle giant is a bit shy, and has the bad habit of hiding behind the clouds. However, on clear days, this volcano towers over the town and can be seen for miles from all sides.
Some of our local friends will help you get to know chocolate like never before, teaching you about cacao, its history, and how it becomes the delicacy we call chocolate.
Finally, you will get to relax in Arenal Volcano’s soothing hot springs and taste what La Fortuna’s gastronomical scene can do for you.
Are you in love with Gallo PInto yet? Are you ready for more adventures?
Today you will get to continue exploring the region, from the tops of the trees. There is no better view. Visit the Arenal Lake and its lakeside villages of Tronadora and Arenal. You just might be surprised by its history.
To end the day, we will take you to one of our friends who has a self-sufficient farm. Here, you will learn about everything from medicinal plants, to what math and nature have to do with each other. We’re confident you will learn some sustainable tips that can help you out as you travel and even once back home.
Palo Verde National Park
Today we are starting to make our way back to the province of Guanacaste. On the way, we will stop at one of the largest wetlands in Costa Rica.
Palo Verde (green stick) has some of the most diverse ecology in Costa Rica and contains 15 different habitats within its borders. The wetlands, complete with its rivers, lagoons, and marshes, are home to an outstanding variety of flora and fauna, as well as numerous species of local and migrant birds.
Your last night in Costa Rica will be unforgettable, which is why we have planned an extra special evening at a classic Hacienda and an exquisite dinner under the stars.
We can’t believe the time has come to say goodbye. It’s crazy how fast a week can go by when we are sharing such incredible experiences.
Remember that if you would like to spend more time in this beautiful country, you can personalize your trip, adjusting to as many days as you have available. There is so much to see and experience in Costa Rica, that we could fill a whole year with one-of-a-kind experiences.
You will return to the airport, according to your individual flights.