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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.
  • Your tour gives you the opportunity to see as much as you can of this stunning country while staying in some great hotels!

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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 Studio Boutique 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 Studio Boutique Hotel with breakfast included.  Lunch is included as part of your tour.
Day 3: San José - Arenal
After breakfast, depart on a river rafting adventure and then continue to drop off at your hotel in Arenal, which overlooks the iconic Arenal Volcano (approx. travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes / 120km).  On your way, admire some amazing scenery as you cross Braulio Carrillo National Park's cloud forest.  

The Sarapiquí River is known as one of the most scenic rivers in Costa Rica's tropical rainforest & is perfect for thrill seekers who wish to try their hand at water rafting. The evening is at leisure and dinner on your own.

Overnight at Tilajari Hotel & Resort with breakfast included.  Lunch is included as part of your tour.

What to bring for water rafting: shorts or swimsuit, tennis shoes or rubber sole feet ware, tee shirt, solar filter lotion and extra clothes to change after the activity.

The rafting activity can be substituted by a Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve if requested in advance.

Day 4: Arenal Volcano
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on an unforgettable experience as you hike along the lava trails of the Arenal Volcano. Expect fantastic & memorable views along the way. Admire the breathtaking scenery of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake with this unguided visit.

At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. With a surface of over 33 square mile (85 square km) and a depth of some 200 ft (60 m), it is Costa Rica’s largest landlocked body of water. As such, it provides ample opportunities for activities such as windsurfing, fishing, boating and more.

The afternoon is free to do as you please. Lunch & dinner are on your own.

Overnight at Tilajari Hotel & Resort with breakfast included. 
Day 5: Arenal to Hermosa Beach
After breakfast, you will be whisked away to your final destination: a beautiful beach of Costa Rica's North Pacific Coast (approx. travel time: 3 hours / 30 minutes / 200km).

Overnight at Bosque del Mar Hotel with breakfast included.

Day 6-7: Hermosa Beach
Spend your days relaxing on the beach & working on your tan. You can also book several excursions if you want to explore more of Costa Rica.

Overnight at Bosque del Mar Hotel with breakfast included.

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the local airport in time for your 50 minutes flight to San Jose (approx. travel time: 30 minutes / 25km). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.

The domestic flight can be substituted by a 4-5 hours shuttle transfer if requested when booking, this option is only for passengers who are travelling on return flights departing after 3pm. No extra charges to be applied for this change.

Your Hotels

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

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2 Adults

Studio Boutique Hotel & Art Gallery 5* - San Jose

2 nights in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

This 5* boutique is the perfect luxury way of exploring San Jose. The hotel itself is an ode to art: the walls are covered with paintings from many renowned artists.

There is a cafe bar and dinner restaurant for guests wanting to eat delicious food on-site.

Tilajari Hotel & Resort - Arenal

2 nights in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

Surrounded by gorgeous rainforests and gardens, the Tilajari Hotel & Resort boasts pools, a hot tub and even a butterfly garden to ensure you're always reminded of the stunning landscape. Enjoy all the amenities you need to be comfortable, such as free wifi, in a rustic atmosphere.

Bosque del Mar Beachfront Hotel - Hermosa Beach

3 nights in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

Beach-lovers will adore your final hotel. Enjoy a jacuzzi, pool, high-end restaurant, lounge bar and even a scuba diving centre when you stay at Boseque del Mar. You're only moments away from the warm and sparkling waters of Costa Rica, so make the most of your location and spend your days tanning and swimming.

Your Journey

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

Option 1
Depart London Gatwick: 9:00
Arrive in San Jose: 13:15

Depart San Jose: 15:05
Arrive in London Gatwick: 8:35 (+1)

Option 2
Depart London Gatwick: 11:20
Arrive in San Jose: 15:35

Depart San Jose: 17:25
Arrive in London Gatwick: 10:55 (+1)

All flight times are local.

Transfers: Shared transfers as per itinerary.

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 on route, so please make sure that your luggage is correctly moved to the connecting unit.

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.

What's Included?

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to San Jose
  • Internal flight between Hermosa & San Jose on the final day of your stay
  • 2 nights in San Jose with breakfast included
  • Doka-Grecia & Sarchi Tour with lunch included
  • River Rafting on Sarapiqui River OR Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve with lunch included
  • 2 nights in Arenal with breakfast included
  • Visit to Arenal Volcano & a hike along the lava paths
  • Shared Coach transfers throughout
  • English speaking guide for all sightseeing & excursions

Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Prive 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.

If you have booked Meet & Greet, you will receive a separate voucher for this via email.
Please do make sure that you add Voyage Prive to your Safe Senders list and check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

Important Information

Please note that our price does not include a departure airport tax of approximately $30 per person which is payable locally.

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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