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Tropical Costa Rica

8 Nights Tour Name from £1,679 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

Costa Rica is a natural paradise which overflows in lush, exotic flora, breath-taking scenery and an abundance of incredible wildlife. This marvellous 8-night adventure explores the nation’s extraordinary highlights and most dramatic, stunning scenery, from the biodiverse parkland and fine white beaches in the west, to a 20,000 acre nature reserve in the north and glistening Caribbean Sea to the east.

There’s ample opportunity to unwind, relax and luxuriate throughout this tour, whether you’re soaking up the mineral-rich waters of a natural hot spring or stretched out along a silky soft beach, whilst exhilarating zip lining tours through magnificent cloud forests and views of the iconic Arenal Volcano will certainly stimulate your adrenaline levels. One of our favourite highlights of this tour is the Cano Negro river boat cruise - you’ll sail through Costa Rica’s tropical, indigenous rainforest in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles and exotic birds, a truly unforgettable experience (CL).

Highlights

  • Unwind and luxuriate with a two-night resort stay in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breath-taking beauty and pristine white sand beaches
  • Spend two nights in Monteverde’s spectacular Cloud Forest, delighting in nature walks on hanging bridges, exhilarating zip lining tours and more
  • Explore a part of the 20,000 acre nature reserve of Cano Negro on a River Boat Adventure
  • Soak up the mineral-rich waters of the natural hot springs overlooking Arenal Volcano
  • Wander through the fanciful and quirky gardens of Zarcero
  • Discover the decadent architecture of San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and National Theatre

Details

Day 1

Arrival in San Jose

Upon arrival in San Jose Airport, transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Spend some time relaxing and soaking up the sights as your adventure begins in the colourful capital city.

Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel

Day 2

San Jose – Coffee Plantation – Guanacaste

Leave the capital behind as you head to a local coffee plantation for a guided tour, which highlights the history and cultivation processes of this Costa Rican economic driver. This afternoon, you’ll arrive in the breath-taking Guanacaste, known for its fine white sandy beaches and biodiverse parkland. Settle in for a luxurious two-night stay in your resort, and take a relaxing stroll along the beach with mesmerising ocean views.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight: Esplendour Tamarindo

Day 3

Guanacaste

Today can be spent at leisure exploring the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of the resort’s wonderful amenity selection.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Esplendour Tamarindo

Day 4

Guanacaste – Monteverde

After breakfast, it’s off to the peaceful and secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, home to magnificent trees which grow up to 100 feet. Set off on a guided nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’ll spot an incredible abundance of flora and fauna – you may even be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight: El Establo, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 5

Monteverde Cloud Forest

There’s a huge choice of activities to enjoy today; explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery which contains over a hundred hummingbirds. Then, you can join an expert for a leisurely-paced walking tour of the ‘Hanging Bridges’ to gain a unique perspective of the cloud forest’s luscious ecosystem. Alternatively, you may take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica; this evening, enjoy an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight: El Establo

Day 6

Monteverde – Lake Arenal Cruise – Arenal

Learn about the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery; learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. Cross the beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where unforgettable views of the famous volcano await your discovery. Delight in a picturesque cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another two-night stay in a cosy lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort

Day 7

Arenal – Cano Negro – Arenal

Today, you’re headed for a guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe along Cano Negro. Spanning over 20,000 acres of land home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in the whole of Costa Rica, you’ll go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later on, return to Arenal for the chance to visit a luxurious spa and indulge in a rejuvenating treatment or massage.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort

Day 8

Arenal – Zarcero – San Jose

After breakfast, you will journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful and unique topiary garden. From here, you’ll continue to San Jose to discover the city’s treasures on a panoramic guided tour; see the bustling Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre – a fabulous sample of grand neoclassical architecture. This evening, join your fellow explorers for a farewell dinner, reminiscing over your magnificent adventure.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel

Day 9

San Jose – End of Tour

Today marks the end of your Costa Rican tour. Check-out of the hotel and if you have some spare time before heading to the airport, take a final walk around the ambient downtown area of San Jose. Transfer to the airport in plenty of time to catch your departing flight home.

  • 8 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • All tours, excursions and transportation included in itinerary
  • International flights

What’s Not Included

  • Optional tours, excursions and transportation not included in itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Any meals not included in itinerary
  • Tips, gratuities and personal expenses

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