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    An abundance of National Parks
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    A walk in the rainforest
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    Penas Blancas River
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    Scarlet Macaw
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    Vibrant San José

Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America for solo travellers

Costa Rica

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Discover Costa Rica on this special tour for solo travellers

Join other solo travellers on this visit to beautiful Costa Rica for an all inclusive stay. From being met at the airport with fast track and airport lounge services, to the farewell dinner at the end of your tour, we’ll try to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour look forward to visiting Carara National Park famed for its birdlife, tour the capital and walk on the wildside on a rainforest walk, as well as enjoying experiences and social activities. At the end of the day relax in convivial company over dinner as you share new experiences with your travelling companions.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

42 meals: 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners

Free bar open up to 16 hours a day serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour

  • Included travel insurance
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Sundowner drink at a memorable location
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Fast track security and airport lounge UK
  • Welcome drink and dinner
  • Drinks party
  • Farewell dinner
  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Social activities

Excursions and visits

  • San José city tour
  • A wildlife tour in Carara National Park
  • Rainforest walk
  • La Paz waterfall gardens
  • Nature night walk
  • Don Juan Eco-farm visit

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Day 1 UK to San José

San Jose

After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to San José and stay two nights at the 5-star Hotel Barceló San José (3Q). The hotel is located in a quiet residential area, and has three restaurants, a bar with live music, outdoor swimming pool, gardens, free Wi-Fi, and a fitness studio.

All 254 rooms have a television, hairdryer, telephone, air conditioning, bottled water, iron and a coffee machine. The free bar is open from 10am to 10pm. D

Day 2 San José

Orosi Valley in Costa Rica

Perhaps join an optional visit to Irazu Volcano and Orosi Valley, or spend the day at leisure. B, L, D

Day 3 San José-Tárcoles

River Tarcolitos

An included morning tour of the capital visits the National Museum and the National Theatre.

Travel to Tárcoles (50 miles, 90 minutes). Spend four nights at the 3-star Hotel Villa Lapas (3Q) in a private reserve on the River Tarcolitos, staying in basic, bungalow-style lodges. Free bar from 10am to 10pm daily. B, L, D

Day 4 Tárcoles

Iguana on the Tarcoles river in Costa Rica

An optional excursion visits one of Costa Rica's most beautiful reserves where turquoise waters lap white beaches fringed by lush rainforest. You may see sloths, iguanas, howler and white-faced monkeys. B, L, D

Day 5 Carara National Park

Carara National Park

Look out for scarlet macaws and flycatchers on an included excursion to one of the finest birdwatching sites in Costa Rica. There's also an optional aerial tram ride in the afternoon. B, L, D

Carara National Park Costa Rica Caribbean

Day 6 Tárcoles

Spend the day at leisure, or join an optional excursion to Turtle Island. B, L, D

Day 7 Tárcoles-Muelle de San Carlos

Look out for crocodiles

You can join an optional boat ride this morning, venturing onto the river in search of crocodiles.

Travel to Muelle de San Carlos (76 miles, three hours). Stay seven nights at the 4-star Tilajari Resort Hotel (3Q+). The hotel is set in 35 acres of gardens with orchids and a butterfly garden dome. The free bar here is open from 10am to 10pm daily. B, L, D

Day 8 Muelle de San Carlos

The river side view at the Tilajari Resort Hotel

Spend today at leisure, either relaxing at your hotel or exploring your surroundings. B, L, D

Day 9 Rainforest walk

Rainforest Walk

Explore the foliage, flora and wildlife of the rainforest on a half-day included guided jungle walk, with a further optional guided walk of the lava trails. B, L, D

Childrens Eternal Rain Forest Costa Rica Caribbean

Day 10 Muelle de San Carlos

Blue Morpho butterfly in Costa Rica

Enjoy the next four days at leisure to take advantage of the hotel's facilities, with a choice of excursions you might like to join. Today's optional excursion is a boat ride down the Peñas Blancas River, with unrivalled opportunities to spot hummingbirds, monkeys, sloths, anteaters and rare butterflies. B, L, D

Day 11 Muelle de San Carlos

Today you can join a thrilling optional excursion to the rainforest and cross bridges and walkways suspended high above the ground in the canopy. Alternatively, indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to a chocolate plantation. B, L, D

Day 12 Muelle de San Carlos

Visit the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour floating safari on an optional excursion. At dusk there's an optional excursion to a hot springs complex in the middle of the rainforest. Take a dip in the pools, naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano, stand under a cascading waterfall and enjoy a drink at the bar. B, L, D

Day 13 Muelle de San Carlos

Pineapple farm

See how a Costa Rican family grows pineapples, papayas and medicinal plants on this optional excursion.

Enjoy a farewell dinner and live marimba music this evening. B, L, D

Day 14 Muelle de San Carlos-San José

La Paz Waterfall gardens, Costa Rica

Return to San José (82 miles, two hours and 40 minutes) and the Barceló San José (3Q) where you stay overnight.

En route there will be an included tour of La Paz waterfall gardens. B, L, D

Day 15 San José to UK

San Jose

Travel to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B, L

Day 16 UK

Arrive this morning for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.

This tour includes one night aboard aircraft.

Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America for solo travellers

Costa Rica