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  • Costa Rica is a naturalist’s paradise with a spectacular range of plants and colourful birdlife, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
  • Head to the sun-drenched northern Pacific coastline and witness beautiful untouched beaches, hidden coves, tropical forest and abundance of marine life.
  • Accommodation is in authentic lodges in unique locations - a thrilling adventure for intrepid travellers!

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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 Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, you will be transferred to your hotel (approx. travel time: 35 minutes / 18.5km) where you can spend some time unwinding after your flight or head out and explore Costa Rica's capital.

Nestled in Costa Rica's Central Valley and surrounded by green hills and dramatic volcanoes, modest San José is one of Central America's most laid-back and pleasant capital cities. With many museums and the nation's best dining and nightlife, there's plenty to keep you occupied in San José. Take your time poking around historic neighbourhoods like Barrio Amón, where colonial mansions have been converted into contemporary art galleries, restaurants and boutique hotels.  Visit the museums of gold, jade, art and natural history, and you'll begin to understand its multidimensional appeal.

Overnight at Holiday Inn Express Forum Hotel or similar with breakfast included.

Day 2: Doka-Grecia and Sarchi Tour
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a tour to the coffee plantations and some emblematic rural towns in Alajuela province. Your tour begins with a wonderful drive through some of the largest coffee and sugar cane plantations (Doka) in Costa Rica.  This educational and highly enjoyable coffee tour will show how Costa Rica's staggering climate determines the flavour, aroma and quality of your coffee. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional lunch.  

Continue onto Grecia, where you will see its famous metal church. The church that has a rare architecture, with high ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and classical lines. Next, you will move on to the arts & crafts factories of Sarchi recognized all over for their skilled labour and talented artistry; albeit, known primarily for the famous hand-painted oxcarts that are built there.  The evening is at leisure and dinner on your own.

Overnight at Holiday Inn Express Forum Hotel or similar with breakfast included.  Lunch is included as part of your tour.
Day 3: San José – Sarapiqui with River Rafting Class
After breakfast meet with your transportation at the reception of your hotel to depart on a river rafting adventure and then continue to drop off at your hotel in Sarapiqui, a beautiful area surrounded by rainforests.  Lunch is included during the excursion.

On your way, admire the amazing scenery while crossing the cloud forest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. The rafting activity can be substituted by a Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve if requested in advance.

What to bring:  Shorts or swim suit,  tennis shoes or rubber sole footwear, t- shirt, sun cream and extra clothes to change after the activity.

Overnight at Pozo Azul Tent Suites or similar with breakfast & lunch included.
Day 4: Sarapiquí
After breakfast at the hotel you may choose one of the following excursions to take part in - a nature walk, rappel tour, zip lining or horseback riding. In the afternoon enjoy your hotel facilities and relax. 

Overnight at Pozo Azul Tent Suites or similar with breakfast included.
Day 5: Sarapiquí – Arenal 
After breakfast meet with your transportation at the reception of your hotel, to drive to the Arenal Volcano area. The afternoon is at leisure to discover the area such as nearby thermal hot springs.

At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a dormant phase, Arenal remains the country’s most active volcano. In many ways, Lake Arenal is just as monumental as the volcano that rises above its eastern shoreline. 

Overnight at Magic Mountain or similar with breakfast included.
Day 6: Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges 
After breakfast at the hotel, meet with your transportation & depart on an amazing guided walk through the treetops. Admire the beautiful scenery from a different perspective on the Sky Walk hanging bridges. Enjoy great views of the volcano and the lake from the adventure centre balcony - a view you will never forget.

The afternoon is free to do as you please.

Overnight at Magic Mountain or similar with breakfast included.
Day 7: Arenal – Tambor Beach 
Transfer from Arenal to North Pacific Coast, to the area of Carrillo Beach. Here you will enjoy beautiful beaches and relax at your hotel with natural surroundings.

Overnight at Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel or similar with breakfast included.  

Days 8-10: Tambor Beach 
Days at leisure to soak up the sun on the pristine beaches, cool off in the swimming pool or explore your surroundings.

You can also take advantage on the additional activities included for you such as a self-guided visit to the organic vegetable garden or the local waterfall; just organize your schedule with the hotel reception. Other optional excursions are also available. A complimentary horseback riding excursion has been included at this hotel for your enjoyment. Please feel free to organize with the hotel front desk staff the most suitable schedule for this activity. 

Overnight at Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel or similar with breakfast included.  

Day 11: Tambor Beach – San Jose
Transfer from Tambor back to San José for your final night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at Holiday Inn Express Forum Hotel or similar with breakfast included.

Day 12: Departure
Transfer from the hotel in San Jose to the International airport to take your flight back home.

Your Hotels

You will stay in the below hotels or similar (depending on availability). Meals as per itinerary.

Rooms sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
San Jose: Holiday Inn Express - 2 nights in a Standard Room
This hotel is West of the city centre. It offers 100 modern bedrooms, a hot breakfast bar, free Wi-Fi, and a heated outdoor pool, spa tub, and sauna. A convenient and comfortable base for the start of your adventure.
 Sarapiqui: Hacienda Pozo Azul - 2 nights in a Tent Suite
This 2000 acre working ranch offers a great variety of eco-adventures in its amazing surrounds, and 30 Tent Suites where you can stay, totally immersed in nature. Sleep to the harmonious lullaby of the jungle´s night sounds in your Tent suite!
Arenal Area: Magic Mountain Hotel –  2 nights in a Standard Room
Located in the dramatic landscape of La Fortuna, this hotel faces the mighty Arenal Volcano, with jaw-dropping views from the panoramic elevator. The restaurant serves an array of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, alongside offering evening cocktails.

There's also an outdoor pool surrounded by tropical gardens and a large spa with an outdoor Jacuzzi, a sauna, four treatment rooms and a selection of facials, massages and beauty treatments. 
Tambor Beach: Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel - 4 nights in a Tropical Suite
Boasting its own private beach and multiple outdoor pools, this 4* hotel is both luxurious and relaxing. This minimalist style throughout the hotel is continued into the bedrooms with air conditioning, flat-screen cable TVs, coffee makers and minibars. 

Snorkelling and fishing tours, as well as horse riding and bike rides into the mountains, can be arranged and Tortuga Island can be reached by boat in 20 minutes, while Montezuma town is only 30 minutes’ drive away.

San Jose: Holiday Inn Express - 2 nights in a Standard Room

Your Journey

Flights: Are included with British Airways & 23kg of hold luggage per person.

Outbound
Depart London Gatwick: 09:00
Arrive in San Jose: 13:15

OR

Depart London Gatwick: 11:20
Arrive in San Jose: 17:25

Inbound
Depart San Jose: 15:00
Arrive in London Gatwick: 08:35 (the following morning)

OR

Depart San Jose: 17:25
Arrive in London Gatwick: 10:55 (the following morning)

Transfers: Shared transfers as per itinerary.

Approx. travel times are as follows:
    -  San Jose airport to Holiday Inn Express: 15 minutes
    -  San  José to Sarapiquí:  2 hours
    -  Sarapiquí to Arenal: 3 hours
    -  Arenal to Tambor Beach: 5 hours
    -  Tambor Beach to San José: 5 hours

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.  Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator.  Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.

Please note: This is coach/shuttle transportation with several stops en-route to pick up and drop off passengers, which does NOT include bilingual escort/personnel during transfers. A bus change may be required for necessary connections en route, so please make sure that your luggage is correctly moved to the connecting unit.

What's Included?

  • Doka Coffee Tour / Grecia City & Sarchi Oxcart Factory on day 2
  • Sarapiqui River Rafting Class OR Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve on day 3
  • 1 activity to choose from Nature Walk, Zip Lining, Rappel or Horseback riding at Hacienda Pozo Azul
  • Sky Walk at Arenal Hanging Bridges on day 6
  • Complementary Horseback Riding Tour at Tango Mar Hotel
  • Self-guided visit to the Organic Vegetable Garden at Tango Mar Hotel
  • Self-guided visit to a waterfall at Tango Mar Hotel
  • International return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick
  • Accommodation & Board Basis as per the itinerary
  • Shared shuttle transfers throughout
  • English-speaking guide throughout

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Travel Documents

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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.

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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

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