We Love —
- 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 scenery, 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 —
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 —
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 CRT Team 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 National Theatre.
Today spend your day relaxing at the hotel. Dinner is on your own.
You will spend 2 nights in San Jose at the Holiday Inn Express Forum Hotel (or similar) on Breakfast Board in a Standard room
Breakfast is at hotel followed by a direct contact cultural experience at the coffee plantations and some emblematic rural towns in Alajuela province.
The Doka-Grecia and Sarchi tour is a relaxing yet very enjoyable tour. The 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 these differences and variety of climatic factors determine the flavour aroma and quality of the final coffee cup, besides enjoy a great traditional lunch. Then we will arrive in Grecia, and we will see the famous metal church. The church that has a rare architecture, with high ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and classical lines. Next we will move on to the arts & crafts factories of Sarchi recognized all over for their skilled labor and talented artistry; albeit, known primarily for the famous hand painted oxcarts that are built there.
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 tent suites hotel in Sarapiqui, a beautiful area surrounded by rainforests. Lunch included during the excursion and dinner on own. On your way, admire the amazing scenarios 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.
The Sarapiquí River is known as the scenic river of Costa Rica's tropical rain forest, has its origin on the Deception Depression between the Poás and Barba volcanoes and runs for 85 Km (53 Miles) to the San Juan River, border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It is used for rafting through 35 Kilometers, with all the range of difficulty in three different sections. This tour leaves at a local put-in and runs 13 Km. to Chilamate, with an average gradient of 1.2%it can be run year round, and no previous experience is required safe with several accesses throughout the tour and constant communication with the base.
What to bring: shorts or swim suit, tennis shoes or rubber sole feet ware, tee shirt, solar filter lotion and extra clothes to change into after the activity.
You will spend 2 nights in Sarapiqui at Pozo Azul Tent Suites on Breakfast Board in a Tent Suite
Travelling Distance approx. 118 km – Driving Time approx. 02 hours 30 minutes
Day 4 - Sarapiqui
After breakfast at the hotel you may choose the tour you will like to take part in between a nature walk, rappel tour, zip lining or horseback riding and make it your activity of the day. (CHOICE OF TOUR 1 OF 4)
In the afternoon enjoy your hotel facilities and relax. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Evening is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast is at the hotel and morning at leisure to enjoy some more rainforest inspiration. During the afternoon, meet with your transportation at the reception of your hotel to continue the route to Arenal Volcano area at the town named La Fortuna. Lunch and dinner at leisure. Evening is at leisure to discover or visit any of the different options of thermal hot springs in the area.
At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years. In many ways, Lake Arenal is just as monumental as the volcano that rises above its eastern shoreline. 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.
You will spend 2 nights in La Fortuna at Magic Mountain Hotel (or similar) on Breakfast Board in a Standard Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 81 km – Driving Time approx. 02 hours.
After breakfast at the hotel, meet with your transportation at the hotel parking area to depart on an amazing guided walk through the tree top. Admire the beautiful scenarios from a different perspective on the Sky Walk hanging bridges guided visit. Enjoy great views of the volcano and the lake from the adventure center balcony, certainly a picture you will never forget.
Sky Walk uses trails and a series of suspension bridges for a more relaxing introduction of the flora and fauna of the forest canopy.It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a hike on the ground and then taking you to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat called the “canopy” with a naturalist guide. In Costa Rica, Sky Adventures was the pioneer in building hanging bridges, with the introduction of Sky Walk, to admire the forest from unique viewpoints. Sky Walk’s bridges span across canyons and bring visitors face to face with the upper level of the forest canopy.
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or book optional half day afternoon excursions. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - La Fortuna to San Jose
After breakfast and morning at leisure, afternoon transfer back to San José and overnight. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Evening is at leisure.
You will spend 1 night in San Jose at Palma Real Hotel & Casino (or similar) on Breakfast Board in a Standard Room
Travelling Distance approx. 194 km – Driving Time approx. 06 Hours
Day 8 - Departure Costa Rica
Breakfast included at the hotel (flight schedule permit). According to the international flight departure time transfer from the hotel in San Jose to the International airport to take the flight back home (Approximately 3 hours prior to flight departure time). The standard check out time at the hotel is 1200hrs.
Travelling distance approx. 12 km, driving time approx. 25-45 minutes.
Your Hotels —
You will stay in the below hotels or similar (depending on availability). Meals as per itinerary.
Rooms sleep up to
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.
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!
Located in the dramatic landscape of La Fortuna, the Magic Mountain Hotel earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and 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. All guest rooms open onto private balconies with mountain views.
Near downtown San José, the airport, and the notably beautiful Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, this bright and cheerful hotel offers convenience as well as comfort. With well-appointed rooms, a restaurant and bar in-house, you can take your time as leisurely or seriously as you like. At the most basic level, the standard rooms contain hardwood floors, a flat screen television, hot water and a work desk. Beds are outfitted with luxury comforters, and the room is air-conditioned.
Your Journey —
Flights: Are included with British Airways & 23kg of hold luggage per person.
Depart London Gatwick: 9:00
Arrive in San Jose: 13:15
Depart San Jose: 14:45
Arrive in London Gatwick: 08:15 (the following morning)
Transfers: Shared transfers as per itinerary.
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.
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