HIKE AND HOT SPRINGS AT ARENAL VOLCANO
Begin your journey at the iconic Arenal Volcano. Perfectly symmetrical in shape, this dramatic volcano rises out of the San Carlos Plains. Boarding your heli from San José, soar over dense rainforest riven by meandering rivers before flying over the immense Arenal Volcano itself.
Landing nearby, your private guide will lead you rappelling down waterfalls, hiking through lava fields, and ziplining over rainforest canopies. Round off a spectacular day with a soak in natural hot springs at the base of the majestic volcano.
UNLOCK TRIBAL AREAS OF CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK
Board a private boat that transports you through the atmospheric mangrove forests. At your destination, you’ll meet your expert guide, a local farmer who will lead you on a hike into Corcovado National Park. Here, over 100,000 acres of Pacific Lowland Rainforest spill onto deserted beaches with glassy waves lapping the pristine shoreline.
Through Pelorus’ extensive network of contacts, you will be granted exclusive rights to move through the tribally-controlled areas of this region. Marvel at this spectacular landscape, home to 800 endemic tree species, before arriving at a remote village. Slip into local life with a traditional welcome and begin an immersive encounter with the villagers for a humbling insight into their lives.
As the days pass, journey deeper into one of the world’s most biodiverse regions and, guided by the people who live among them, spot scarlet macaws, tapirs, jaguars, and squirrel monkeys. Each night will be spent with local communities that inhabit the forest and have come, over generations, to understand its rhythm.
GOLFO DULCE & TAG A SHARK
Next, on paddleboards and kayaks, take to the waters of the Golfo Dulce in search of spinner dolphins and humpback whales. Discover the teeming marine world as you snorkel below the surface, where a dazzling array of tropical fish dart in and around vibrantly colored coral reefs.
For the ultimate experience, Pelorus takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime submersible adventure that transports you 450 feet below the surface. Watch the water rise around the orb of the cockpit that offers 360-degree views as you sink into the ocean’s depths.
Here you will discover a breathtaking array of pelagic life including hammerhead sharks, manta rays, tuna, and schools of snapper. Your submersible dive will also contribute vital research essential to preserving and protecting Costa Rica’s oceans.
For a chance to get more involved in crucial conservation work, join marine biologists as they track the movements of hammerhead sharks. Out on the water, you will catch your own young hammerhead. Lifting them from the water, you fit a tagging device—that will send updates on their movements for an entire year—before you return them to their habitat.