Grand Tour of Costa Rica
A comprehensive journey discovering diverse landscapes and exotic wildlife from the Caribbean lowlands and central highlands to the Pacific coast and less-visited south
Named the 'rich coast' by the early Spanish conquistadors, Costa Rica is one of the worlds' most naturally splendid and biologically diverse countries. A nature-lover's paradise, this beautiful destination boasts an envious record of environmental care, along with a magnificent coastline on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides.
Our Costa Rica tours invite you to take a journey through this land of smouldering volcanoes, dramatic landscapes, highlands and lowlands, plantations, dense rainforests and misty cloud forests. With over a quarter of the country legally protected, Costa Rica is a haven for wildlife. Home to over 850 species of birds and exotic vegetation and flora – where there are over 2,000 species of orchid to delight visitors – this idyllic destination is not to be missed.
Its literacy rate of around 95% and the disbandment of armed forces suggests a political enlightenment to complement its environmental credentials. It is extraordinary that Costa Rica is so little known despite how much there is to see and do here – which is why you must book your trip today!
If visiting national parks to witness the beauty of hundreds of bird species sounds like an ideal way to spend your trip, why not opt for our Central America’s Garden of Eden Birdwatchers tour? Not only will you get the opportunity to visit Savegre Natural Reserve, but you will also take a boat trip exploring the Amazonesque channels surrounding the Tortuguero Lagoon before visiting a reserve that is home to nearly half of the species of birds in Costa Rica.
If a journey to discover diverse landscapes is more suited to you, opt to walk, cruise and fly to different destinations within Costa Rica on our Grand Tour.
Being the height of the dry season, March is a very popular time for visitors to head to Costa Rica. As the humidity is also a lot lower, you can get stuck in to many activities. However, if you prefer to travel between December and May, this is also considered warm, dry season.
With over 40 years of experience in organising truly exceptional trips worldwide, our Costa Rica holiday tours are no exception. Each one of our guided tours to Costa Rica has been crafted to ensure that you make memories to last a lifetime, no matter whether you’re visiting this stunning destination alone, with friends or with family.
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Weather & Climate
In the Central Valley, where the main centres of population are located, the average temperature is 22°C (72°F) and the region enjoys a spring-like climate year round. In the coastal areas, the temperature is much hotter and humid, while the Pacific Northwest can be extremely hot and dry.
When to go
The 'warm' dry season is December to May, though temperature differences between summer and winter are slight. March is the height of the dry season, and the humidity is lower at this time, making this a popular time for visitors.
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Make up for lost time...
We are delighted to unveil our new brochure - a practical summary of over 200 Jules Verne programmes for 2021 and beyond, our Travel Collection so to speak.
We are delighted to offer our Worldwide Journeys brochure, featuring a collection of inspiring tours capturing the essence of each destination visited.
Our Great Journeys of the World brochure, with its new look, feel and vibrancy, will provide discerning travellers with the perfect combination of luxury and adventure.
Our ‘Secret’ itineraries have been specifically designed to introduce lesser-visited places that afford a more personal but equally rewarding experience.
Our 'Wildlife' itineraries visit some of the few truly wild places left on earth, complementing our ever popular wildlife experiences.
Welcome to our River & Coastal Cruises brochure featuring a collection of inspiring cruises, along scenic rivers and coastlines worldwide.
Within this compilation of travel arrangements we have sought to ‘amaze and surprise’ the first-time visitor and enthral the returning traveller.
We are delighted to introduce our ‘Singular’ brochure - an exceptional collection of Solo Groups and Classic Tours, all with No Single Supplement.
Our latest edition of Highlights presents a new portfolio of great value tours worldwide offering a select range of concise, more affordable, itineraries.
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Enjoy a more intimate and sociable atmosphere, benefit from more personal attention from our guides and delve into your destination in more detail.
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"The flawless silhouette of Arenal Volcano is a sight not to be missed by any visitor."
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