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

Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America

Costa Rica

  • A car with a tick VIP door to door
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Discover Costa Rica's diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife

The secrets of Costa Rica are unravelled during this exciting, all-inclusive tour.

A friendly and peaceful country set between the Caribbean Sea and North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica offers a diverse ecosystem, from lush jungles inhabited by monkeys, sloths and tropical bird life to the sombre beauty of its active volcanoes.

Please note: This tour includes one night aboard aircraft.

Including...

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

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

Dinner plate42 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)

CocktailFree bar open up to 16 hours a day serving local drinks throughout the tour

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapIncluded excursions and visits

  • San José city tour
  • A wildlife tour in Carara National Park
  • Rainforest walk
  • La Paz waterfall gardens

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours
* serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour

View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK to San José

San Jose City, Costa Rica

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

San Jose, 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

Fishing village in Tarcoles, Costa Rica

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). The jungle village is set in 500 acres of a private rainforest preserve on the River Tarcolitos offering great wildlife spotting opportunities. Facilities include a dining area, outdoor pool, gardens and lounge. All 76 basic, yet comfortable, bungalow-style lodges have a television, air conditioning, safe and free Wi-Fi. The free bar is open from 10am to 10pm daily. B, L, D


Day 4 Tárcoles

The Costa Rican landscape, Tarcoles

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

Osprey in the Carara National Park, Costa Rica

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

Crocodile in the Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

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. Facilities include a gift shop, gym, outdoor pool, and Jacuzzi. All rooms have a television, air conditioning, coffee maker, telephone and free Wi-Fi. The free bar is open from 10am to 10pm daily. B, L, D


Day 8 Muelle de San Carlos

Admire the views over the river

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


Day 9 Rainforest walk

Explore the jungle

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


Day 10 Muelle de San Carlos

Admire colourful birdlife such as toucans

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

Katira Restaurant

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

A two-toed sloth

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

Enjoy live marimba music

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.

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. 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 in the UK this morning and take your included UK door-to-door travel service home.


Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America

Costa Rica