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Natural Costa Rica

13 Day Tour of Costa Rica  |  4 Departures  |  Max Group Size: 16  |  Price from £2,799 per person

Costa Rica has it all – lush rainforests brimming with wildlife, picture-perfect volcanoes, sandy beaches and friendly locals enjoying their relaxed pace of life. Costa Rica is a true paradise for bird enthusiasts and animal lovers, and with so many species relying on their habitats staying intact, Costa Rica has become a leading country in ecotourism and responsible travel, working hard – and with great success – to offset the challenges that can come from increasing tourism. 

Our Natural Costa Rica escorted small group tour will take you to the country’s highlights, but also to some of its most stunning off-the-beaten track destinations. Visit the famous Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast for up-close encounters with a staggering abundance of wildlife, and enjoy stunning views of Arenal volcano from your hotel. Explore San Gerardo de Dota, an outstanding and little-known mountain village, with none of the tourist numbers you'd encounter in other cloud forests, and enjoy local experiences in another of the country's less-frequented little gems, the charming town of Turrialba. Our Natural Costa Rica small escorted group tour truly is a Pura Vida experience!

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly to San Jose
Day 2 – San Jose to San Gerardo de Dota
Day 3 – San Gerardo de Dota
Day 4 – San Gerardo de Dota to Turrialba
Day 5 – Turrialba
Day 6 – Turrialba to Tortuguero
Day 7 – Tortuguero
Day 8 – Tortuguero to Arenal
Day 9 – Arenal
Day 10 – Arenal – Make Your Day Individual
Day 11 – Arenal to San Jose
Day 12 – Depart San Jose
Day 13 – Arrive UK

Inclusions

  • Make Your Day Individual on day 10
  • International and domestic flights in economy class
  • 3* and 4* charming accommodation
  • Tour Leader throughout plus expert local guides
  • All entrance fees and excursions as stated
  • Meals as stated
  • All transport
  • A Water-to-Go reusable filter bottle per person
  • An exclusive Latin Routes backpack per booking


Group Tour

This holiday is a group tour, and you will be travelling with a guide and up to 16 like-minded passengers. All our departures are guaranteed.

Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

Itinerary

13 Day Tour of Costa Rica  |  4 Departures  |  Max Group Size: 16  |  Price from £2,799 per person

Day 1 – Fly to San Jose

Depart the UK and land in the busy capital for your first overnight.
Hotel Presidente or similar 


Day 2 – San Jose to San Gerado de Dota

Your adventure beings with a transfer to San Gerardo de Dota. Only a couple of hours away, the journey will take you past green rolling hills and fruit plantations outlining one of the country’s most beautiful regions. The rainforest here is the perfect habitat for a plethora of bird and flora species.

Hotel Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa or similar – Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 – San Gerardo de Dota

Today you will experience a bird watching tour and if you are lucky you might spot the amazing Resplendent Quetzal, so have your camera ready! In the afternoon you will travel to the highlands to visit fruit plantations and discover how semi-organic farms operate.

Hotel Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa or similar – Meals: Breakfast


Day 4 – San Gerardo de Dota to Turrialba

Enjoy the overland journey to the agriculturally rich region of Turrialba. Drive past verdant valleys and imposing volcanoes. You will also visit a local cheese farm in Santa Cruz, a unique farming town in the highlands of one of the most important volcanic ranges in the country.

Hotel Villa Florencia or similar – Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 – Turrialba

Today is full of truly local experiences in this little-known region. Go wildlife spotting in the morning and in the afternoon learn all about the local produce!

Hotel Villa Florencia or similar – Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 – Turrialba to Tortuguero

It’s an early start for the journey to Tortuguero National Park, a unique eco-system of canals and rainforests rich in flora and fauna. The boat journey to your lodge is an adventure in itself, and your first chance to spot wildlife. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit Tortuguero village and meet the locals living here.

Hotel Laguna Lodge or similar – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 7 – Tortuguero

Take a boat tour through the canals and enjoy the exuberance of the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon you can explore by kayak or take a walk through the many naturalist trails of your lodge.

Hotel Laguna Lodge or similar – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 8 – Tortuguero to Arenal

Travel to La Fortuna, the gateway town to one of the country’s most iconic natural sights. Arenal Volcano has a beautiful conical shape and although currently dormant, it is still a major highlight of any Costa Rica holiday. Enjoy stunning views of its perfectly symmetrical cone from the comfort of your hotel!

Hotel Montana de Fuego or similar – Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Day 9 – Arenal

Enjoy a late start to the day with a morning and early afternoon at leisure. Later on make the most of Costa Rican nature on a night walk to discover some of the country's nocturnal wonders. After the tour, a delicious typical dinner will be prepared on a wood burning stove.

Hotel Montana de Fuego or similar – Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Day 10 – Arenal – Make Your Day Individual

On this day, you'll have the opportunity to choose one of these three activities, to experience this incredible place in just the way you want.

Natural World Experience - Arenal Volcano Park

Arenal Volcano National Park is undoubtedly one of the most visited in Costa Rica. Today you will walk along some of its numerous trails to come as close as possible to the volcano, a true wonder of the natural world!

Wildlife Experience - Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges

Located at 600 metres above sea level, this park is 250 hectares of mature forest and a haven of biodiversity. The treetops here provide the perfect environment for a high diversity of birds, mammals, butterflies and more. Spot the incredible wildlife from the top whilst you walk along the park’s hanging bridges.

Active Experience - Fortuna Waterfall Hiking

The tour begins by descending the 500-metre trail to the magnificent La Fortuna Waterfall famous for its 60-metre drop into crystal clear pools of water, where you can choose to take a swim if you wish. The surrounding scenery is truly beautiful, with lush forests and abundant wildlife.

Hotel Montaña de Fuego or similar – Meals: Breakfast


Day 11 – Arenal to San Jose

Take the breathtaking overland transfer back to the capital for one last night in Costa Rica before heading back home. Or, why not consider extending your holiday with one of our suggested extensions? Call our Travel Specialists to find out more about them.

Hotel Presidente or similar – Meals: Breakfast


Day 12 – Depart San Jose

Today you will be transferred to the international airport for your flight back to the UK.


Day 13 – Arrive UK

Land back in the UK.


Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

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