Costa Rica Highlights
Arenal volcano  
Canopy tour  
Manuel Antonio National Park  
Hummingbird  
 
 
12 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£2385

Tour Highlights

  • Taste fresh coffee in the Central Valley
  • Iconic Arenal volcano
  • Wildlife spotting in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Lounge on the pristine Pacific coast
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Costa Rica Highlights

Costa Rica

Enjoy the many highlights of Costa Rica on this 12-day itinerary, including volcanoes, lakes, cloud forest and both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Costa Rica is a country of great natural beauty and every highlight has something unique to offer. Whether you are watching the Arenal volcano whilst bathing in hot springs, walking in the canopy of Montverde’s cloud forest or relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches that adorn its coastline, Costa Rica really is a nature lover’s paradise.


Day 1
Day 1
UK - San Jose
Daytime flight to San Jose. Overnight at the charming Grano de Oro, a turn of the century mansion featuring individually decorated rooms, beautiful gardens and a renowned restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel Grano de Oro
             
Day 2
Day 2
San Jose & the Central Valley
We offer a host of optional tours to the the natural wonders close to the city. Visit the refreshing and powerful La Paz waterfall surrounded by lush tropical forest whilst listening to the sounds of nature as you walk along the winding trails. There is also a butterfly and hummingbird garden as well as orchid garden. For a first hand up close volcano experience visit Volcan Poas National Park with its hauntingly blue crater lake. For the more adventurous, experience the thrill of swirling rapids on a Pacuare River white water rafting trip.
Day 3
Day 3
San Jose - Tortuguero
Head to Tortuguero National Park, on the Caribbean coast, for 2 nights, exploring the many channels and wildlife habitats that exist here. In season you can see turtles laying their eggs on the beach and later in the year the baby turtles hatching. Stay at the Evergreen Lodge in the heart of the national park.
Accommodation: Evergreen Lodge
       
Day 4
Day 4
Tortuguero National Park
Full day exploring the Tortuguero waterways by boat with your local guide. All excursions are included with your stay at the lodge. The canal of jungle-finged waterways behind the beach are teeming with bird and insect life. At sunrise the rainforest comes alive with wildlife including birds (over half of the species found in Costa Rica), monkeys, sloths and for the lucky alligators, tapirs, ocelots, peccaries and anteaters.
Day 5
Day 5
Tortuguero - Arenal
Transfer to the Arenal region for a 2-night stay at the base of the magnificent volcano. Enjoy the national park and spend time relaxing in the Arenal hot springs from your luxury hotel, Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa.
Accommodation: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
     
Day 6
Day 6
Arenal
Day at leisure to enjoy the surroundings, spend time relaxing in the hot springs or to do any of the optional tours in the area. Recommended tours: Hike to Arenal National Park, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Arenal Hanging Bridges, Peñas Blancas, river safari float, Toro River rafting, Sky Tram, trek, and Walk, among others.

Day 7
Day 7
Arenal - Monteverde
Transfer by road and boat to the Monteverde Cloudforest region. There is also the option to do part of this transfer by horseback. Arenal Lake is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica and was man made in 1974 to provide hydroelectric energy for the country. Stay 2 nights in the magical cloudforest area of Monteverde.
Accommodation: Trapp Family Hotel
       
Day 8
Day 8
Monteverde
Day at leisure to enjoy the surroundings or to do any of the optional tours in the area. Recommended tours: Monteverde Reserve, Trapiche tour, Night tour, Sky tram, trek, and walk, horseback riding, among others.

The reserve is mainly primary cloudforest and is shrouded in mist for most of the year. The area is home to more than 400 species of bird, including the famous resplendant quetzal which is best seen in the dry months of January to May.
Day 9
Day 9
Monteverde - Manuel Antonio National Park
From the coolness of the cloud forest, head to the steamier Pacific. Spend 3 nights at the Parador Resort, close to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Spend your days exploring the park or relaxing on the beach
Accommodation: Parador Resort & Spa
         
Days 10 - 11
Day 10
Manuel Antonio National Park
Free days to relax and to explore the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. As one of Costa Rica's most protected areas the 683 hectares of mangrove swamps and beaches are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Within the park there is also good hiking for viewing a host of wildlife. Aside from the park other options include sea kayaking, mountain biking, canopy tours, scuba diving and deep sea fishing.
Day 12
San Jose - UK
Private transfer, approximately 3 hours, from the coast to San Jose airport for your return flight.

Pricing Information & Dates

12 day tour, from £2385 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
Prices are per person sharing, including flights, transfers and breakfast throughout.

Tour Route Map

  1.   San Jose
  2.   Tortuguero National Park
  3.   Arenal National Park
  4.   Monteverde Cloudforest
  5.   Manuel Antonio National Park
  6.   San Jose

Accommodation on this Tour

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
Arenal National Park, Costa Rica
Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa This is a luxury mountain hotel located ten kilometres northwest of La Fortuna in San Carlos, with a natural viewpoint towards the Arenal Volcano. The hotel is set on 11......
     
Evergreen Lodge
Evergreen Lodge
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Evergreen Lodge Ideal for guests who wish to be immersed in the diverse wildlife of Tortuguero National Park is Evergreen Lodge. The 55 rustic jungle style bungalows have been built to coexist with......
       
Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Grano de Oro
San Jose, Costa Rica
Hotel Grano de Oro Hotel Grano de Oro is situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, the main street in downtown San Jose, and is a converted Victorian mansion dating back around 100 years. The......
             
Parador Resort & Spa
Parador Resort & Spa
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Parador Resort & Spa Perched high above the sweeping central Pacific coastline on 12 acres of rainforest teeming with wildlife, Parador is a secluded, environmentally-responsible resort with......
         
Trapp Family Hotel
Trapp Family Hotel
Monteverde Cloudforest, Costa Rica
Trapp Family Hotel The Trapp Family Hotel is the closet lodge to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which is just a 15 minute walk away. This cozy 20-room inn pays tribute to its setting with......
       

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