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Central America's Garden of Eden

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Costa Rica is renowned for its eco-ethos, unparalleled biodiversity, untamed wilderness of jungles, rivers and rainforests, and undiluted tranquillity

A magnificent masterpiece of nature, Costa Rica is a wild kaleidoscope of colour, from coast to coast, from the dazzling plumage of tropical birds to the dizzying heights of cloud forest canopies, from brooding volcanoes to starlight vigils on the beaches of green sea turtles, and from tangled jungles to the cultivated acres of coffee, cacao, and cardamom plantations. Our tour begins in the country’s cultural hub,

San José, home to about a third of Costa Rica’s population, and considered one of the safest cities in Latin America. On the Caribbean shore, we travel by boat to the sandbar of Tortuguero, a marshland maze of waterways, inaccessible by road; then inland to experience the astonishing biodiversity of Sarapiqui; continue to the Pacific west to bathe in hot springs in the foothills of the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy canopy walks in cloud forests, sharing the treetops with Costa Rica’s quetzals.

Overview - 11 nights

  • San José  - 2 nights
  • Tortuguero  - 2 nights
  • Sarapiqui  - 2 nights
  • Arenal  - 1 night
  • Monteverde  - 2 nights
  • Carara area  - 1 night
  • Flight  - 1 night

Overview - 12 nights

  • San José  - 2 nights
  • Tortuguero  - 2 nights
  • Sarapiqui  - 2 nights
  • Arenal  - 2 nights
  • Monteverde  - 2 nights
  • Carara area  - 1 night
  • Return flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Tortuguero National Park
  • La Selva Biological Station
  • Hot springs visit
  • Monteverde cloud forest
  • View the impressive Arenal Volcano
  • Wildlife spotting in the Carara area

Costa Rica is renowned for its eco-ethos, unparalleled biodiversity, untamed wilderness of jungles, rivers and rainforests, and undiluted tranquillity

Notes:

This is a full itinerary with some uneven surfaces.

Accommodation

Park Inn - San Jose

This new hotel is a short walk from downtown and the main avenue of Paseo Colon in San Jose. Bar, restaurant, pool and 117 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, coffee maker and satellite TV.

Aurola Holiday Inn - San Jose

A mirrored tower 4-star hotel with views of the Central Valley and WiFi (free). 200 air-conditioned rooms with mini bar, safe, hairdryer, coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Evergreen Lodge - Tortuguero

The lodge is located in an ideal position, just a 5 minute boat ride from the entrance of Tortuguero National Park. Restaurant, pool, WiFi (chargeable) and 55 rooms with fans.

Selva Verde Lodge - Sarapiqui

Located near the Sarapiqui River in the Costa Rican rainforest, this simple 3-star lodge offers 40 rooms with private facilities, hairdyer and fan.

La Quinta de Sarapiqui - Sarapiqui

Located on the edge of a river, set in organic gardens and surrounded by 10 acres of trails, in the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica. Restaurant, WiFi (free) and 28 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer and safe.

Volcano Lodge - Arenal

A 3-star hotel at the foot of Arenal Volcano, admist tropical gardens with restaurant, bar, pool, WiFi (free). 62 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Poco a Poco - Monteverde

Situated in the mountains of Monteverde. Spa, pool and WiFi (free). 30 rooms with hairdryer, coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Macaw Lodge - Turrubares

An authentic eco haven with an abundance of bird life, in the hills of Cerros de Turrubares and situated near to Carara National Park. Restaurant, gardens, lounge and WiFi (free). 12 rooms with fans.
Notes:

The hotels and lodges are 'eco-friendly'. Whilst precise definition will vary from property to property, it generally implies a scenic setting, environmentally sensitive architecture and operation, an active involvement in schemes to protect and regenerate Costa Rica's indigenous fauna and a desire on the part of an establishment's management to facilitate in some way its guests' enjoyment and appreciation of Costa Rica's superb natural world heritage. Our local agent has been awarded the prestigious Costa Rican Sustainable Tourism certificate and has recently been upgraded to the highest level, 'five leaves'. On occasion hotels of a similar standard may be substituted.

Extension Options

Manuel Antonio Extension for 11 night tour

Stay four nights with breakfast in sea view rooms at the stunningly located and beautifully decorated 4-star Hotel Parador in Manuel Antonio National Park combining idyllic white sand beaches with wonderful wildlife. 

Hotel Parador - Manuel Antonio

A stay at the Manuel Antonio National Park combines idyllic white sand beaches with wonderful wildlife. The 4-star hotel is stunningly located and beautifully decorated with restaurants, bar, pools, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 130 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, minibar, coffee making facilities and satellite TV. A complimentary shuttle service operates between the Parador, the nature reserve and nearby beaches.

Manuel Antonio Extension for 12 night tour

Stay three nights with breakfast in sea view (premium) rooms at the stunningly located and beautifully decorated 4-star Hotel Parador in Manuel Antonio National Park combining idyllic white sand beaches with wonderful wildlife.

Hotel Parador - Manuel Antonio

A stay at the Manuel Antonio National Park combines idyllic white sand beaches with wonderful wildlife. The 4-star hotel is stunningly located and beautifully decorated with restaurants, bar, pools, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 130 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, minibar, coffee making facilities and satellite TV. A complimentary shuttle service operates between the Parador, the nature reserve and nearby beaches.

Extra Nights

Stay in San José before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements
Park Inn (per night) £63
Single supplement £63

Aurola Holiday Inn
(per night) £63
Single supplement £63

Park Inn - San Jose

This new hotel is a short walk from downtown and the main avenue of Paseo Colon in San Jose. Bar, restaurant, pool and 117 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, coffee maker and satellite TV.

Aurola Holiday Inn - San Jose

A mirrored tower 4-star hotel with views of the Central Valley and WiFi (free). 200 air-conditioned rooms with mini bar, safe, hairdryer, coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Gatwick

November
November 2 (Saturday)

Was £3195

£ 2845

November 12 (Tuesday)
November 16 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and UK departure taxes, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation (11 nights' accommodation on 12 night tour) in 3 or 4-star hotels and lodges, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, itinerary as described, services of a naturalist guide and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, overseas departure taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

Arenal volcano optional excursion is only applicable to the 12 night tours.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Nov 02, Nov 16
  • £455
  • 2024: Nov 12
  • £525
  • 2025: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov
  • £495
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available (based on 2 people)
  • On request, please call
Optional Excursions
  • Arenal Volcano (2024)
  • £65
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £875
  • Arrival transfer
  • £43
  • Departure transfer
  • with group included
Extension Options
  • Manuel Antonio Extension - Central America's Garden of Eden - 12 nights (3 nights)
  • £815
  • Single Supplement
  • £645

  • Manuel Antonio Extension - Central America's Garden of Eden (4 nights)
  • £995
  • Single Supplement
  • £745

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