San Jose and Coffee Plantation
San Jose and Coffee Plantation
Tortuguero National Park river view and Sloth
Tortuguero National Park river view and Sloth
Tropical Birdlife and Red-eyed Tree Frog
Tropical Birdlife and Red-eyed Tree Frog
Waterfall and Monkey in Manuel Antonio National Park
Waterfall and Monkey in Manuel Antonio National Park

Classic Costa Rica

Mixed Board Basis 9 nights from £1,799 per person

Overview

A hidden oasis which stands apart from its Central American neighbours, Costa Rica one of the world’s most biodiverse and scenic countries. This 9-night tailormade tour starts in San Jose, the nation’s capital, and explores the utterly outstanding landscapes of luscious rainforests, serene beaches, extensive wildlife and incredible national parks.

We think this tour is a fantastic choice for those wishing to experience a glimpse of the countries amazingly diverse landscapes, from rich, flourishing rainforest which overflows with unforgettable wildlife, to gorgeous white-sand beach coves, and amazing national parks dotted with stunning waterfalls, hot springs and lakes.

Costa Rica is famous for its farm-to-table restaurants and sustainable tourism, so each of your accommodations will evolve around an eco-luxury experience, and you’ll delight in the most flavourful, fresh and utterly spectacular cuisine during your time here (HOR).

1 night San Jose, 2 nights Tortuguero, 3 nights Arenal, 3 nights Manuel Antonio

Highlights

  • Arrive into the capital – San Jose. Spend some time exploring the vibrant colonial city.
  • Enjoy a rainforest experience with a guided tour of the Tortuguero National Park
  • Visit the active La Fortuna, Arenal National Park and opt to go river rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, horseback riding, hiking or cycling all at the foot of the Arenal Volcano.
  • Experience the beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park

Please note this is our recommended itinerary - should you wish to extend your stay we can tailor this.

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

San Jose

Upon arrival in San Jose, you’ll meet with a representative for your transfer to the hotel for check-in, a modern urban retreat situated in the heart of the downtown. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the wonderful sights of this bustling metropolis.

Standard: Parque del Lago (Standard Room) I Superior: Grano de Oro (Standard Room) l Deluxe: Grano de Oro (Deluxe Room)

Day 2

San Jose – Tortuguero

This morning you will transfer by road to the Dock of Pavona, where you will board your boat, navigating along the water canals to Tortuguero. You will arrive at your lodge just in time for lunch.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Standard: Pachira Lodge I Superior: Pachira Lodge (New Rooms) l Deluxe: Manatus Hotel

Day 3

Tortuguero National Park

Today you will enjoy a canal boat tour at Tortuguero National Park which is a wilderness area full of incredible biological diversity, including mammals, birds and fish which reside in eleven various habitats. A 22-mile beach is a favoured nesting ground for the Hawksbill, Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles – a breath-taking sight. Most of the parks exploration is made by boat, and your guide will fascinate you in hidden sightings of mischievous monkeys and engaging facts about the nature surrounding you.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Standard: Pachira Lodge I Superior: Pachira Lodge (New Rooms) l Deluxe: Manatus Hotel

Days 4 - 7

Tortuguero – Arenal

After breakfast you will depart for Guapiles where you will enjoy lunch. From here you will continue on by vehicle and boat to La Fortuna, a fantastic town near the foot of the jaw-dropping Arenal Volcano that is well known for its spectacular views and wild activities including rafting, waterfall rappelling, and relaxing in hot springs. The next few days will be free for you to explore the town, or take part in optional activities like whitewater rafting and mountain biking. If you would prefer something less active why not relax in one of the Hot Springs.

Breakfast included.

Standard: Arenal Manoa (Junior Suite) I Superior: Arenal Kioro l Deluxe: Tabacon Resort (Rainforest Suite)

Days 7 - 10

Arenal – Manuel Antonio

Transfer by vehicle to Manuel Antonio National Park, an amazing combination of rainforest that grows right down to the three white sand beaches that are part of the park, which protects several habitats, including primary and secondary forest, mangroves, beach vegetation and marine resources. You will have the next few days here to explore the spectacular forest and beach.

Breakfast included.

Standard: La Mariposa (Ocean View Room) I Superior: Parador Resort (Tropical Room) l Deluxe: Arenas del Mar

Day 10

Manuel Antonio – San Jose

Your trip of this incredible country comes to an end today. Head back to the airport with plenty of time to catch your flight.

Breakfast included.

 

  • 9 nights of hotel accommodation as listed or similar
  • International flights
  • Internal transport; private and shared transfers to and from itinerary destinations
  • Entrance fees and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

What’s Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity entrance fees/transportation cost not specified in itinerary
  • Meals not detailed in itinerary
  • Tips or gratuities

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