Epic Waterfall, Cloud Forest and Beach Adventure

Epic Waterfall Adventure

What’s the strangest place you’ve ever stayed when traveling? Would you sleep in a cave behind a waterfall? If you are looking for a one of a kind off the beaten path adventure this trip is for you. Enjoy 7 days/ 6 Night exploring rainforest waterfalls, highland cloud forests and cruising the coastline in search of dolphins. Your trip includes a magical 1 night stay deep in the jungle where guests hike in and rappel down into a secret cave behind the waterfall where they will spend time experiencing the rare beauty of Costa Rica that few get the chance to experience. This is an adventure that you will not want to miss.


-Search out the mythical Quetzal in the San Gerardo de Dota Cloud Forest
-Hike to the largest waterfall and private cave in Costa Rica on an overnight trip
-Visit four different waterfalls and swim in two natural pools to cool off after your jungle hike
-Get your heart racing with a cliff jumping session and rappel down the Diamante Waterfall
-Hike through the forest as your guide educates you on the abundant biodiversity that surrounds you
-Cruise the stunning coastline of Manuel Antonio where the jungle meets the sea.

Trip Code: FMCR6-2471

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Price published based on low season pricing May 1st,2024 to June 31st, 2024 and September 01st,2024 to October 31st,2024.
Rate based on Double Occupancy.
Price based on Low Season on a Mid-Range Hotel Option.
Rates may vary according to the travel season, please contact us to check availability and provide the correct price according to your travel date.

7 Days / 6 Nights
6 nights, San Gerado Dota (2 NT), Diamante Cave (1NT), Manuel Antonio (3NT)
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What's Included

  • 2 NT accommodation at Savegre Lodge (B)
  • 1 NT accommodation at Secret Rainforest Open Air Waterfall Cave (L,D,B)
  • 3 NT accommodation at Jungle Vista Boutique Eco Lodge(B)
  • Cloud Forest Quetzal Quest Hike
  • Rappel adventure at Diamante’s Waterfall Cave, Hiking and river pool Cliff jumping
  • Coastal Catamaran Cruise and Snorkel
  • Private transport between destinations
  • Entrance Fees to Listed Activities except where noted
  • Breakfast (6), Lunch (2), Dinner (1)

Is this trip right for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hikes to get to the waterfalls

Activities: Physically demanding

Hiking, Rappel, Catamaran, River Jumping.

Temperature check: Yes

We will check your temperature before each transport

Mask Wearing: Yes

We Will ask you to wear a mask in transport and other places

Accommodation notice: Outdoor lodging

On day 3 and 4 you Will sleep in a cave behind the waterfall

Possibility to see animals: High!

Bring your camera and binoculars

What should I not forget?:

Repellent and sunscreen

Expert opinions

Trip Designed by Travel Expert Carolina Solorzano
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Why you’ll love it

  • Crystal swimming pools
  • Exploring trails!
  • Lots of flora and fauna
  • Rappel behind the waterfall
  • Sleep in a cave behind a waterfall


DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San José
  • Private transfer to your hotel at San Gerardo de Dota
  • Overnight at San Gerardo de Dota área hotel

DAY 2:

San Gerardo de Dota

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Cloud Forest Quetzal Quest Hike
  • Overnight at San Gerardo de Dota área hotel

DAY 3:

San Gerardo de Dota to Las Tumbas

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Private transportation to Las Tumbas (Journey time 2-2.5 hours)
  • Hike to The Diamante Falls (The House of Stone an open-air cavern behind twin waterfalls)
  • Private and pristine natural swimming pools for refreshing swims and optional Cliff jumping
  • Enjoying a delicious dinner
  • Overnight at Rainforest Open Air Waterfall Cave

DAY 4:

Las Tumbas to Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the Rainforest Open Air Waterfall Cave
  • Rappel adventure at Diamante’s Waterfall Cave, Hiking
  • Private transportation to Manuel Antonio (Journey time 1-1.5 hours)
  • Overnight at Manuel Antonio área hotel

DAY 5:

Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Coastal Catamaran Cruise and Snorkel
  • Overnight at Manuel Antonio área hotel

DAY 6:

Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Free Day to enjoy pool and beach
  • Overnight at Manuel Antonio área hotel

DAY 7:

Pacific Coast to San José International Airport

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transportation back to San José International Airport
  • Flight home, at this point, you should know the meaning of "Pura Vida" very well

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica! Airport Meet and Greet with private transfer to the small mountain town of San Gerardo de Dota on the foothills of the Talamanca Mountain Range.
We recommend arrival prior to 3 pm. Be welcomed with a cozy garden-to-table dinner using local indigenous and seasonal ingredients.

Overnight – San Gerardo de Dota Hotel 

DAY 2:

San Gerardo de Dota

Breakfast at the Hotel. Join your naturalist guide for an early morning walk in the private San Gerardo de Dota reserve in search of the rare
Resplendent Quetzel . After you return to the lodge for breakfast you will have the day to explore the onsite hiking trails of the hotel’s 480-hectare private reserve. In the evening enjoy a drink or a meal at the Los Robles bar next to the fireplace in the evening.

Overnight at San Gerardo de Dota Hotel | Meals: B

DAY 3:

Rainforest Waterfall Cave Camp

Breakfast at the Hotel. Step outside of the ordinary! The Diamante Falls is a hidden gem and one few visit during their time in Costa Rica. Your private transfer will take your south towards the Pacific Coast on your way to the Diamante Waterfall is located in the village of Las Tumbas. The area, called Las Tumbas, was given its name due to the abundance of hollowed stones, once used by the indigenous peoples for grinding flour. The Diamante River flows through the heart of the valley. Two kilometers below, surrounded by 1,200 feet of cascading waterfalls, you will find the “Casa de Piedra” (House of Stone) or as the locals call it “The Cave”. This amazing open air cavern is set behind twin waterfalls and features a full
size kitchen and comfortable sleeping quarter.

In order to arrive at “Casa de Piedra” you will experience a 1.5-2-hour hike amongst the pristine cloud forest and rainforest. Our local guide knows this forest well and will share insider local insight the area, fruits and medicinal plants indigenous populations used. Exotic species like toucans, sloths and monkeys may join you along your trek. Upon arrival to the cave, guests will be greeted by our warm hospitality, great food and will have unique opportunities to connect to nature. The cave, tucked behind 85-foot twin waterfalls, is amongst untamed gardens of petrified palms, primary growth forest and an abundance of plants and wildlife.

After settling in and enjoying lunch you will have time to
explore the waterfalls and then hike to lower Diamante
falls/pool before returning to the cave for candlelit dinner.

Overnight open air cave tucked behind waterfall | Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4:

Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio

After breakfast we will spend the morning on a Rappel adventure at Diamante’s Waterfall Cave and hiking out of the spectacular rainforest canyon to the base camp where you will meet your private driver to continue onwards to the warm sun and sand of the Manuel Antonio Beach area.
In the afternoon you can check into the hotel and enjoy the afternoon relaxing afternoon by the pool or catch sunset views from your hotel balcony. Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel.

Overnight at Manuel Antonio Hotel | Meals: B

DAY 5:

Manuel Antonio

Breakfast at the Hotel. Cruise the Coastline! The extensive coastlines of Costa Rica make it one of the world’s premier ecotourism destinations. Explore the waters off Manuel Antonio aboard the catamaran that slices through the surf and offers a variety of food and snack options, a selection of local drinks, and snorkeling in one of the calm bays.. Take in the ocean air and watch out for dolphins, turtles, whales, and breathtaking coastal views.

Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel | Meals: B, L

DAY 6:

Manuel Antonio

A day to discover Costa Rica on your own while you are in the Manuel Antonio area. It can be a perfect occasion to add extra activities. Relax by the pool, try surf lessons on the Manuel Antonio beach or take a naturalist hike. Our local experts have an extensive menu of tours to offer you to help plan your day.

Overnight Manuel Antonio área hotel | Meals: B

DAY 7:

San José - Departure

Breakfast at hotel.

Bon Voyage. Meet your private driver for a transfer from
Manuel Antonio to San José Airport today. Approximate
travel time is three hours.

At this point, you should know the meaning of “Pura Vida” very well

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