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  • Costa Rica is a naturalist’s paradise with a spectacular range wildlife and unspoiled scenery, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
  • This 7 night tour takes you to some of the country's highlights including Tortuguero National Park, San Jose City and a Sloth Sanctuary!
  • Our offer includes comfortable accommodation throughout and direct flights with British Airways.

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Your Destination

As the eco-and adventure-tourism capital of Central America, Costa Rica is magnet for nature enthusiasts, thrill seekers and those who want to step off the beaten track. La pura vida (the pure life) is the unofficial motto of the country, and it's easy to see why - emerald rainforest, pastel-coloured hummingbirds, smouldering volcanic peaks, tumbling rivers...this verdant chunk is one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet!

The country's national parks are its greatest glory, with one-third of the country set aside as protected natural areas. As well as being a world leader in eco-tourism, Costa Rica superbly caters for visitors looking for an adrenalin kick, with options including whitewater rafting, zip line tours through the rainforest canopy, surfing and quad biking.

This complete tour will give you the full experience, from the quaint beauty of its capital city, the lush depths of its green forests and protected eco-reserves and the wild vistas of its Pacific coast. It is quickly becoming more popular, so grab this chance to visit now, while landscapes are still exceptionally unspoiled...

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in San Jose (No meals)
This afternoon you will arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport located 20km away from San Jose City. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building and transfer you to your hotel where you will proceed for check-in. 

As the main entryway to the country, the Central Valley which includes San José, offers a variety of tourist, cultural and natural attractions, including Costa Rica´s best museums: the Pre Columbian Gold, Jade, National, Costa Rican Art, La Salle Natural Science, University of Costa Rica Insect and Children´s Contemporary Art and Design Museums. 

In addition, this region is home to the architectural jewel of Costa Rica: the NationalTheatre.
Today spend your day relaxing at the hotel. Dinner is on your own.

You will spend 1 night in San Jose at the Radisson San Jose Hotel (or similar) on Breakfast Board in a Standard room

Day 2 – On route to Tortuguero, Limón (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Early morning pick up at hotel, followed by transfer to Caño Blanco or Matina dock with a stop on route at local restaurant for Costa Rican traditional breakfast. On arrival to the dock visitors will board a boat, which will take them through canals to the Tortuguero National Park (approx. 2 hours). 

On the way they may observe different flora, fauna and wildlife. You will arribve to the lodge ontime for lunch, followed by visit to Tortuguero Town and Caribbean Conservation Corporation museum.

Tortuguero is the most important nesting site (July to September) in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green Turtle. The leatherback and hawksbill also nest along these beaches. This is a natural system of canals and navigable lagoons, of greatscenic beauty cross the park from southeast to the northwest forming the habitat for seven species of land turtles, the manatee or the sea cow and the crocodile. This is one of the rainiest and most biologically diverse regions in the country.

Visitors will be at leisure in the afternoon to experience the local culture developed in this lush tropical environment, visit some of the area's natural attractions, walk the nature trails or just relax in comfort on a hammock. 

Turtle nesting night tour is available directly with the lodge for an additional cost. Buffet dinner included at the lodge restaurant.

You will spend 2 nights in Tortuguero at Evergreen Lodge (or similar) on Full Board in a Standard room.
Travelling Time approx. 06 hours

Day 3 – Tortuguero National Park (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Breakfast included at the lodge. Enjoy a nature walk trip, returning to hotel on time for lunch. Please check with the hotel and your guide the schedule for the day activities. 

Afternoon canal boat tour over specialized open boats so that participants can admire thewildlife of the area. 
Dinner is included at the lodge.

IMPORTANT: During nesting season an optional night tour for turtle observation is available at the lodge at extra cost.  By purchasing this tour you will contribute to the Turtle Spotters Program, which reduce the negative impact of tourism on the sea turtles, you will contribute to the local guides and the conservation of this specie (Must wear dark clothing).

Day 4 – On route to Puerto Viejo, Limón (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel a shared boat and ground transportation will take you to Guapiles for lunch and as a meeting point for a vehicle change to continue to the South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

Afternoon arrival at Puerto Viejo with time at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities and discover the town with its many attractions including the beach. 

Today spend your day relaxing at the hotel. Dinner is on your own.

You will spend 3 nights in Puerto Viejo at Azania Bungalows Hotel (or similar) on Breakfast Board in a Standard room.

Travelling Time approx. 07 hours

Day 5 – The Sloth Sanctuary (Breakfast)
Breakfast is at the hotel followed by departure to discover these amazing creatures, the sloths. The Sloth Sanctuary, formerly known as Aviarios del Caribe, is privately owned by the Avey-Arroyo- Rochté family. 

The property is an area of approximately 300 acres, which includes the delta of the Estrella River. This delta is very special because it provides food and sanctuary to many migrating birds, such as hawks, falcons, vultures, orioles, and herons to name a few. 

It provides a home for a wonderful variety of small and large mammals, reptiles, butterflies and resident birds typical of the lowland tropical forest. 

The Sloth Sanctuary is dedicated to the on-going protection of this property for generations to come. In this little bit of paradise, you can be sure to see sloths, kinkajous, poison-dart frogs, toucans and a myriad of other flora and fauna that is found in the tropical rainforest. 

They have identified 310 species of birds on the property and are still counting! To finalize this adventure, we will do a boat ride over La Estrella River, with a great opportunity to observe different flora and fauna, same as sloths on their natural habitat. If you want to donate to this important foundation, you can visit their website www.slothsanctuary.com.

Today lunch and dinner will be on your own. Afternoon return to hotel at leisure and overnight.

Day 6 – Puerto Viejo (Breakfast)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Day is at leisure to explore the surroundings on your own, relax at the hotel or take optional activities. Do not forget to try the famous Rice & Beans, a traditional recipe from the Caribbean Coast.

Day 7 – On route to San Jose (Breakfast)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Morning is at leisure to enjoy your last hours of sun and beach at this amazing Caribbean paradise. 

Afternoon return to San Jose and dinner is at leisure.

You will spend 1 night in San Jose at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel (or similar) on Breakfast Board in a Standard room.

Travelling Distance approx. 220 km – Driving Time approx. 04 hours 30 minutes

Day 8 - Departure Costa Rica (Breakfast)
Breakfast included at the hotel (flight schedule permitting). The standard check out time at the hotel is 12:00hrs. You will be transferred to the airport t catch your flight back to the UK.

Travelling distance approx. 12 km, driving time approx. 25-45 minutes

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Your Hotels

If the hotels below are not available, you will be accommodated in ones of a similar standard. Stays are in a Standard Room throughout.

All rooms sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Radisson San Jose Hotel 4*1 night bed & breakfast
This hotel is in central San Jose and also close to Gold Museum and Central Park. 
It has 210 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, a casino, and an outdoor pool. Their recently renovated rooms provide iPod docks and refrigerators, 32-inch TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, hair dryers and free toiletries. 

Evergreen Lodge2 nights full board
This jungle lodge is set on a 5-acre piece of property. The hotel does a good job blending the structures of the lodge with the natural environment. Raised walkways extend between the various structures at the hotel, with trees and plants surrounding everything.

It’s not uncommon to see monkeys, birds, and even sloths on the hotel property. Needless to say, nature enthusiasts will love this place!

The rooms are set in attractive wooden buildings and bungalows. The rooms are spacious and simply decorated. All are equipped with comfortable beds and private bathrooms with hot water showers. Ceiling fans keep the rooms a pleasant temperature (no air conditioning).

The hotel holds a bar and restaurant (buffet style for main meals), a turtle shaped swimming pool, a hot tub and spa.

Azania Bungalows Hotel 3* – 3 nights bed & breakfast
In the vicinity of the easy going village towns of Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo, Azania Bungalows offers tranquil rest while surrounded by the natural beauty at the doorstep of Cocles Beach.

The hotel design blends wonderfully with the natural environment, from the uniquely designed bungalows composed of exotic woods and thatched roofs, to the swimming pool and sculpted waterfall Jacuzzi area embedded within lush, colourful, tropical plants and trees. There is also an open-air restaurant serving Argentinian cuisine.

Each bungalow features hot water, a fan (no air conditioning), cable TV, hair dryer, mini refrigerator and safe deposit box.

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose Hotel 4* – 1 night bed & breakfast
Located in Barrio Don Bosco, the new Park Inn Hotel is conveniently situated very near San Jose downtown. It offers 125 spacious rooms that include a 32-inch flat screen television, coffee maker, hair dryer, mini bar and air conditioning.

RBG Bar & Grill serves delicious entrees and snacks every day from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Your Journey

Flights: Direct to San Jose with British Airways.

OUTBOUND
London Gatwick: 11:35
San Jose: 15:55

INBOUND
San Jose: 17.30
London Gatwick: 10.45 (the following morning)

Hold Luggage: 23kg
Cabin Luggage: 7kg

Transfers: Shared shuttle transfers are included throughout your tour.

Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change.  We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.

Shared Transportation Description
Described as a seat in coach/shuttle transportation with several stops on route to pick up and drop off passengers at different hotels, which does not include bilingual escot. A bus change may be required for necessary connections on route, so please make sure your luggage is correctly moved to the connecting unit.

What's Included?

  • 07 night’s accommodation at the hotels mentioned above or similar on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • 3 lunches and 2 dinners as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to attractions (one time only) as per the itinerary and besides the ones indicated as exclusions
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges & sales taxes
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by on air-conditioned tourist vehicles
  • Shared transportation on shuttle basis between each destination (not guided besides Tortuguero portion)
  • Services of an English-Speaking local Guide shall be provided for the sightseeing & excursion tours only as per the itinerary.
  • Tortuguero Town Visit & Tortuguero Canals Boat Tour
  • The Sloth Sanctuary half day excursion
  • All currently applicable taxes
  • 24/7 Local Customer Assistance (+506 8881-4000)
  • Complimentary 24/7 Wi-Fi internet connection in all hotels
  • 15% Discount on any additional excursion booked at destination with CRT
  • Costa Rica Map

What's Excluded?

  • Entrance fee to Turtle Museum at Caribbean Conservation Corporation ($2 USD per person)
  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park ($15 USD per person)
  • Optional Night Turtle Nesting Excursion (seasonable)
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video
  • camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • Any meals other than the mentioned
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Tips for airport porters (luggage assistance) in case you decide to use them on arrival
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Gratuities for bellboys and maids where available
  • Costa Rica Departure Airport Taxes to be paid locally ($29 USD per person) if not included on your airfare

Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé is acting as agent for The Holiday Place with ATOL number 3101 and your contract is with that company.

Travel Documents

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Voyage Prive detailing your chosen travel arrangements. 

Your official ATOL receipt and booking confirmation issued by the Tour Operator will follow within 5 days. 

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure. Generally, travel documents are sent via email however, in some cases they will be sent by post. 

Please do make sure that you add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list and check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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