This slow-paced 10-day trip combines both beautiful coastline and marvelous mountains as we take you from the stunning Manuel Antonio area to the crisp, cool and vibrant Rio Chirripó in the Central Valley. We feel this route captures two incredibly different but equally exquisite areas of Costa Rica, while keeping travel time to a minimum so you are able to relax into each experience fully and enjoy all these destinations have to offer.
Once in Manuel Antonio, your accommodation will be just a stone’s throw from the renowned Manuel Antonio National Park (MANP), a rich biodiversity hotspot that touches the wild Pacific coastline. This may be one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica, but it is by far one of the most abundant in terms of wildlife! You will have the chance to see a huge variety of native animals in their natural habitat, including sloths, toucans, and monkeys. MANP was named by Forbes as one of the most beautiful parks in the world in 2011.
Besides the National Park, Manuel Antonio is full of fun activities for people of all ages. It is well known for its beautiful beaches, and you can spend your time surfing, snorkeling or speeding around on a banana boat in preparation for some stunning sunset views in the early evening. It has a good number of restaurants and bars for when the sun goes down, and as the jungle never sleeps there are also a number of nocturnal adventures available for the night owls!
After five nights in this tropical beach paradise, you will head up into the mountains of the Central Valley for a change of scene. You will be staying at the breathtaking Rio Chirripó Lodge, that is situated next to the fast flowing Chirripó River, for the next four nights. Here you will experience a peaceful refuge from a bustling world, with lush gardens that produce fresh organic produce that will be served in some of their delicious dishes.
Nearby you have the Chirripó National Park, which has the highest point in Costa Rica at its peak, as well as the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve that has powerful waterfalls and impressive flora at every turn. The scenery is breathtaking, and although some of the hikes can be tricky it is always comforting to know you will return to a wood-fire heated hot tub at the end of the day.
The Sloth Tour includes:
All domestic travel (domestic flights and shuttles/taxis) from the international airport to every one of your Irth Tours trip destinations.
Three delicious meals a day.
All accommodation at our incredible selection of lodges.
Irth Tours support throughout your trip for a smooth, enjoyable experience.
5% contribution to the Irth Foundation
The Jaguar Tour does not include:
International flights and travel to Costa Rica
Additional activities (see our add-on options for this trip!)
Personal medical insurance
These "add-on" experiences are optional and available on the Sloth Tour.Visit each one to learn more and add it to your tour!
All forms of outdoor recreation have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities, and therefore can be potentially hazardous and/or dangerous. This includes hiking/walking trails and especially off-trail adventure hiking. Risk is always a factor in hiking and off-trail adventure hiking, especially when weather is adverse or unpredictable, or when unforeseen events or conditions create a hazardous condition. There are many risks, both natural and/or man-made, that could lead to injury or death while hiking, especially while off-trail adventure hiking.
For these reasons, it is the responsibility of our guests to learn the necessary skills for safe hiking and off-trail adventure hiking. All participants must assume responsibility for their own actions and safety, exercise sound judgment, be prepared for all conditions, and seek advice on current weather and current trail conditions. These conditions change from day to day, and from season to season.