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  • Exploring Costa Rica's lush rainforests, home to a multitude of colourful tropical birds and exotic wildlife.
  • Travelling with the freedom to discover places along the way with included car hire from Day 4.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park's soft, sandy beaches and emerald waters, and the majestic Arenal volcano.

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Your itinerary in brief

This Costa Rica tour will take you to some of the most beautiful places in this extraordinary country. Visit Tortuguero, one of Costa Rica's most popular eco-tourism sites, admire the majestic Arenal volcano in La Fortuna, walk on suspension bridges between the treetops in Montverde and discover magnificent beaches in Manuel Antonio.

 

Your itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in San José

Day 2: San José - Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal

Day 5: Arenal

Day 6: Arenal - Monteverde

Day 7: Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

Day 8: Manuel Antonio

Day 9: Departure

Your itinerary in detail

Day 1: Arrival in San José

The capital of Costa Rica, San José, is located in the central valley. This vast plain is guarded by majestic volcanoes and green hills, confirming the natural wealth that exists throughout the country.

 

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Costa Rican Historic Route before heading to your hotel.

  • Dinner included
  • Meet & greet and assistance at the airport
  • Local SIM card (phone not provided)
  • Private transfer to your hotel
  • Night in Hotel Aranjuez

 

 

DAY 2: SAN JOSE - TORTUGUERO

The famous equatorial zone of Tortuguero also known as 'Amazone tica' with its hot and humid climate. Traverse Braulio Carillo, the first park created in Costa Rica (and also the largest primary forest near the Central Valley), before taking your boat your transfer.

 

Round off the day with a tasting of rum and juicy Costa Rican fruit before heading back.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Boat ride and tour of Tortuguero Village
  • Visit to Turtle Museum to learn more about this threatened species
  • Night in Pachira Lodge

 

 

DAY 3: TORTUGUERO

With its peaceful canals and calm waters, Tortuguero National Park is the place to spot monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans, turtles and a multitude of colourful tropical birds.

 

The beaches of Tortuguero, a name derived from the Spanish word for turtles, are the most important nesting site for green turtles in the Western Caribbean (July to October).

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Visit and hike in Tortuguero National Park
  • Night in Pachira Lodge

 

Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal

Situated close to the majestic Arenal volcano, La Fortuna is the main point of entry to the Arenal region. Renowned for its stunning views of the Arenal Volcano, it offers a variety of activities for visitors, including hot springs, waterfalls and lush rainforests.

 

 

  • Breakfast and lunch OR dinner included
  • Visit La Fortuna
  • Visit a banana plantation on the road from Sarapiqui to Arenal
  • Car hire pick up in Guapilles
  • Night in Eco Arenal

 

 

DAY 5: ARENAL

Set out to Juanilama Reserve, a community-run conservation area with an impressive waterfall. Walk to the house of Doña Guiselle and watch as locals prepare typical Costa Rican food.

 

After, head to Eco Thermales Hot Springs and relax in one of the four pools where temperatures range from 32 ºC to 41 ºC.

  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • See how yucca is grown and help to plant/harvest it and take part in a soap-making class
  • Night in Eco Arenal

 

 

DAY 6: ARENAL - MONTEVERDE

Monteverde offers a unique experience that combines the majesty of nature with the thrill of adventure. Mist hangs from trees and mingles with orchid plants in the cloud forests, and suspension bridges allow you to walk among the treetops with panoramic views.

 

Next, move on to Curi-Cancha Reserve and walk amongst towering trees, exotic plants and spot species like hummingbirds and majestic quetzals.

  • Breakfast and lunch OR dinner included
  • Night in Country Inn Lodge  

Day 7: Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park is a natural conservation area covering 1,983 hectares of land and 55,000 hectares of sea. The beauty of its clear sandy beaches and emerald waters is one of the region's greatest attractions.

 

According to Forbes (2012), Manuel Antonio is the eighth most beautiful beach in the world. The park also protects 12 islands that are refuges for several species of seabird, and boasts some excellent beaches: Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Punta Catedral and Puerto Escondido.

  • Breakfast and lunch OR dinner included
  • Visit Tarcoles Bridge 
  • Night in Villa Rio Mar

 

 

DAY 8: MANUEL ANTONIO

Head out on a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Par and walk along shady paths through the dense vegetation which is home to monkeys, sloths and may tropical birds.

 

Explore Punta Catedral which offers lovely panoramic views of the coast and the surrounding jungle.

  • Breakfast and lunch OR dinner included 
  • Night in Villa Rio Mar

 

 

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

Visit the Quepos Maria before your journey home.

  • Breakfast included
  • Transfer to airport 

Important information about your tour and visits:

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change.

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, retire to comfortable Standard Rooms in carefully selected hotels.

 

Your hotels:

  • San José: Hotel Aranjuez
  • Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Arenal: Eco Arenal La Fortuna
  • Monteverde: Country Inn Lodge 
  • Manuel Antonio: Villa Rio Mar

 

If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply.

Maximum room capacity is 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child.

Your dining choices

Throughout your trip, enjoy a half-board dining plan (breakfast and lunch each day - drinks not included) and a full board (excluding drinks) during your stay in Tortuguero.

Your journey to Costa Rica

Flights:

You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destination

Costa Rica

As the eco-and adventure-tourism capital of Central America, Costa Rica is a 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 rainforests, 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 white water rafting, zip line tours through the rainforest canopy, surfing and quad biking. 

 

It is quickly becoming more popular, so grab this chance to visit now, while landscapes are still exceptionally unspoiled.

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally.

 

General terms and conditions of sale apply.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation as per your itinerary
  • Meals as per your itinerary with full board in Tortuguero and half board the rest of the trip
  • English-speaking guide during the tour
  • Entrance fees as per your itinerary
  • Free prepaid card (for internet access)
  • One welcome drink per person at each hotel

 

The following activities and visits as per your itinerary:

  • Tortuguero Museum
  • Free fruit and rum-tasting
  • Entrance to Tortuguero National Park
  • Visit to a banana plantation on the road from Sarapiqui to Arenal
  • Tour of Juanilama de Arenal
  • Entrance and dinner at the Thermal Waters Eco Termales of Arenal
  • Entrance to Monteverde Curicancha Biological Reserve
  • Doka Tarcoles Tour
  • Entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Panoramic tour of the historic San José Road
  • Visit to the Turtle Museum 

 

Transport/Transfers:

  • Shared boat and land transfers to Tortuguero
  • Shared transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Roundtrip transfers between the car hire office and the airport
  • Included car hire (Volkswagen T-Cross or similar) with basic insurance from days 4 to 9 (the last day of your itinerary)

 

The price does not include:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Visits and entrance fees not mentioned
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance (optional)
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Anything else not mentioned in 'this price includes'

If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

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

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

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.

 

Travel with peace of mind

 

To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.

 

Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Car hire:

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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