- Scarlet Macaw
- A walk in the rainforest
- National Parks
- Penas Blancas River
- Vibrant San José
Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America
- VIP door to door
- 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.
14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
42 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
Free bar open up to 16 hours a day serving local drinks throughout the tour
Saga tour manager
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink
- Porterage at all hotels
Included excursions and visits
- San José city tour
- A wildlife tour in Carara National Park
- Rainforest walk
- La Paz waterfall gardens
Use of audio headsets on guided tours
* serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour
- Day 1 UK to San José
- Day 2 San José
- Day 3 San José-Tárcoles
- Day 4 Tárcoles
- Day 5 Carara National Park
- Day 6 Tárcoles
- Day 7 Tárcoles-Muelle de San Carlos
- Day 8 Muelle de San Carlos
- Day 9 Rainforest walk
- Day 10 Muelle de San Carlos
- Day 11 Muelle de San Carlos
- Day 12 Muelle de San Carlos
- Day 13 Muelle de San Carlos
- Day 14 Muelle de San Carlos-San José
- Day 15 San José to UK
- Day 16 UK
Barceló San José
Hotel Villa Lapas
Tilajari Resort Hotel
Barceló San José
Day 1 UK to San José
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
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
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
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
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
Day 6 Tárcoles
At leisure. B, L, D
Day 7 Tárcoles-Muelle de San Carlos
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
Spend today at leisure, either relaxing at your hotel or exploring your surroundings. B, L, D
Day 9 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
Day 10 Muelle de San Carlos
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
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
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
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.
Post-holiday extension - All inclusive
On day 14 of the main tour, following the included excursion to La Paz waterfall gardens, travel to Guanacaste (165 miles, five hours). Stay seven nights at the 4-star Hotel Bosque del Mar (3Q+) on Playa Hermosa, home to a sandy, blue flag beach fringing the warm Pacific. The 32-room hotel has a swimming pool and jacuzzi area, spa (charges apply), restaurant and lounge bar. All rooms are air-conditioned and have television, telephone, mini bar, coffee maker, safe and hairdryer.
Spend a final night at the 5-star Barceló San José (3Q) before your return flight. 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.
Please note, there will not be a Saga representative on this extension. Should you require assistance please contact the duty officer who will assist.