Explore Costa Rica's Ecosystem of Renewal!

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Natural Thermal Hot Springs, & Nicoya Peninsula's Blue Zone Living.

Experience the BEST of Costa Rica in this incredible 10 Day journey designed to delight and rejuvenate nature lovers with Costa Rica’s greatest local gems! 

Immerse yourself in a rich thriving ecosystem to realign with the natural world. Go birding for the mythic & legendary Resplendent Quetzal (a gorgeous bird once worshipped by ancient Mayan and Aztec people as a God)or the shy sloth in one of the finest cloud forests in the world, with your local expert naturalist. 

Dip in the healing waters of La Fortuna surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Melt your worries away in natural thermal waters, naturally heated by rising lava underground,and filled with rich healing minerals. Exhale deeply and experience rejuvenation in every cell!

Last but certainly not least, experience the healthy lifestyle of the BLUE ZONE (locations where people live the longest) in Costa Rica’s precious Nicoya Peninsula! 

Overview & Location

  • Duration: 10 Days 
  • Season: December through April
  • Activity Level: Easy-Moderate. 
  • Activities Included: Guided exploration of Monteverde Cloud Forest with a naturalist, kayak explorations, La Fortuna and Montezuma waterfall hikes, access to thermal hot springs, guided nature walk in Curu National Wildlife Refuge, private beach kayak tour.
  • Additional Optional Activities: Zip lining, Sky trams, horseback riding, kayaking, tubing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, yoga, additional stunning hikes in local wildlife refuges, coffee and chocolate making workshops, and more.    
  • Covid requirement – Travel is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. ***Please Note: All travelers must complete the health pass form 48 hrs. before departure regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated travelers are required to purchase travel insurance. 

Day by Day

Day 1: Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 | Arrival & Grounding: Welcome to Costa Rica with Aikta, Anaiya and Misty. Arrive in San Jose (SJO) (Arrive just after midday at 12:40 PM.)

Be met by your driver and chauffeured to the Cariari B&B for a relaxing first night in Costa Rica. 12 various restaurants are all in walking distance of this beautiful B&B.  

Day 2: Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 | Drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive and settle in at your cozy mountain lodge, Senda Monteverde Hotel. Settle in and begin your explorations into the neighboring Aguti Wildlife Reserve.

 

Day 3: Monday, Feb 28, 2022, | Monteverde Cloud Forest | Enjoy a private walk-in Monteverde Reserve with your naturalist.

Day 4: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 | Drive to La Fortuna/(3 hrs.) Arrive at your beautiful hotel and enjoy the natural thermal waters!

 

Day 5: Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022 | La Fortuna/ Visit La Fortuna Waterfall and Hanging Bridges. Visit the Spring Resort. 

Day 6: Thursday, March 3.2022 | Wake up and soak in the thermal waters before beginning your 6 hour Drive to Calala Lodge – Cabuya – Happy Birthday Aikta!!! 

 

Day 7: Thursday, March 4 2022 | Calala Lodge – walk to the Cabuya island (low tide 10 am), Montezuma for lunch (30 min. drive north), Mal Pais sunset. Relax. 

Day 8: Friday, Mar 5, 2022 : Curu National Wildlife Refuge (nature walk and kayak) with Douglas. 

Day 9: Saturday, March 6, 2022: Check out of Calala Lodge. Visit Santa Teresa for the day and fly via Tambor to San Jose at 5:30 pm. Arrive at San Jose (SJO) at 6 pm, be met and be chauffeured to Cariari B&B. 

Day 10: Sunday, March 7, 2022:  Depart. You will be chauffeured to the airport (San Jose SJO) by 11 am. 

PRICING

Please note that all booking are subject to availably during the time of deposit. Hence, please leave us a message with the dates that you are considering. 

Package

10 days
$ 3000
Per person
  • Double Occupancy

Package

10 days
$ 4650
Per person
  • Single Occupancy

Guided Fly Fishing Package Inclusions

Patapsco River, Maryland, The United States

  • Guided fly fishing and instruction. 
  • Pre trip interview with Misty so we can learn more about YOU!
  • Meet & greet at pre designated spot. 
  • Use of fly fishing tackle. 
  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Packed Lunch (full-day only). 
  • Applicable taxes and/or credit card processing fee are included. 
  • Post Trip Interview (Full Day Only). 

Custom Tailor Your Package

Create your own journey!

Create your own meaningful adventures with loved ones and save yourself the time and energy coordinating everyone’s interests by leaving the details to us. 

Local H.E.A.R.T Journeys

Using local travel as a tool for personal growth.

Local H.E.A.R.T Journeys are dedicated to small group, responsible outdoor explorations that honor, both your outer and inner adventure.

Currently we feature day and overnight adventures that bring attention to the natural gems in your “backyard”. Fostering appreciation and bringing the opportunities to discover beauty and renewal right here at home.

Each adventure is designed through our unique 4 part process as well as attention to the embodiment of 5 key practices that make any journey meaningful.

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Make someone's day!

Share the gift of travel and create precious moments cherished for a lifetime. 

Schedule your complimentary (virtual)consultation with our in house expert.

Meet your fly fishing guide

Misty Dhillon is a FFI certified casting instructor who is the world authority on Golden Mahseer fly fishing in the Himalayas. For over 20 year, Misty Dhillon has worked alongside the world’s pioneers in expedition documentaries, fly fishing adventure travel and sporting travel journalists to bring to the world’s attention to the illusive Golden Mahseer fishery that is threatened by hydro electric power and an ever increasing need for water. 

Misty Dhillon has initiated river conservation in the Himalayas on a grass root level by living in the Himalayan foothills and training India’s first generation fly fishing guides from local river communities. Encouraging local stakeholders in the remote Himalayan frontier with Nepal to use intentional, catch and release, single barbless hook fly fishing as a regenerative resource for sustainable income through eco tourism while reconnecting river communities to conservation.  

Having lost his father at the age of 8, Misty used fishing and the outdoors to transform his life from the early of 15. He is hence passionate about using the fly-fishing lens to empower communities, particularly people of color.

Support Local

Packed meals for this guided fly fishing adventure are put together by Ellicott City’s very own, Little Market Café recently featured by Gordon Ramsey. 

Why this adventure?

  • Use fly-fishing in Maryland as a tool to connect to your local habitat and share it with your loved ones.
  • Enjoy fly-casting instruction with FFI certified casting instructor, Misty Dhillon. 
  • Leave the details to us and enjoy a packed lunch, put together by Ellicott City’s very own, Little Market Cafe.
  • Cast a fly to Rainbow Trout, Golden Trout, Small mouth bass and sun fish that are ideal for sowing the seeds of fly fishing. 

What makes us unique?

Our Process

Bring more meaning to your journey locally, nationally or internationally with our 4-part process. 

Schedule your complimentary consultation (virtual) with our in-house experts.