Skip to navigation Skip to content
Skip to content
  • *
    An abundance of National Parks
  • *
    A walk in the rainforest
  • *
    Penas Blancas River
  • *
    Scarlet Macaw
  • *
    Vibrant San José

Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America for solo travellers

Costa Rica

  • A group of people Small Group 25 or less
  • A car with a tick VIP door to door
  • A person with a suitcase Solo Travellers

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.


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
2021 departures

View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK to San José

San Jose

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart in the morning for your daytime flight to San José and stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Barceló San José (3Q). The hotel's free bar is open from 10am to 10pm. Look forward to a welcome drink and dinner this evening. D

Day 2 San José

Grand Boulevard, San Jose, Costa Rica

This morning join an optional visit to Irazu Volcano and Orosi Valley. Enjoy the rest of 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.

Spend four nights at the locally rated 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

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

At leisure. 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.

You leave Tarcoles later today and travel to the locally rated 4-star Tilajari Resort Hotel (3Q+) for a seven-night stay. 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

Iguana resting in a tree, Muelle de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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

Green Basilisk, Penas Blancas River

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. This evening, look forward to an included nature night walk. Walking for approximately one kilometre, you’ll have the chance to spot bird, reptile and rodent species that are active primarily at night. 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 an included excursion to the Don Juan Eco-farm. Here a Costa Rican family will show you the most important facets of a self-sufficient farm, and your tour of the farm will also show you how waste material is recycled in order to produce methane for cooking. 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 and the Barceló San José Hotel (3Q) where you stay overnight. En route there will be an included tour of La Paz waterfall gardens. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. 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 in the UK this morning and take your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America for solo travellers

Costa Rica