Costa Rica Holidays
10 Night Itinerary from £1,998
Multi-country Landmark Tour
Explore Costa Rica's natural wonders staying in character lodges and discovering the huge variety of habitats and fascinating bird and wildlife
Select your preferred departure date
- San Jose - 2 Nights
- Tortuguero - 2 Nights
- Arenal - 2 Nights
- Monteverde - 2 Nights
- Manuel Antonio - 2 Nights
- Admire awe-inspiring volcanoes, beaches, tropical rainforest and Costa Rica's abundant wildlife
- Visit the fuming crater of the Poas Volcano
- Travel by boat and discover the the backwaters of Tortuguero National Park
- Experience the hanging bridges and rainforest canopy of Arenal National Park
- Go horse-riding, trek around the volcano or cruise through wetlands
- Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest in the company of an expert guide
- Relax on the Golden Pacific beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park
This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.
San Jose - 2 Nights
Day 1 - Travel to Costa Rica
Day 2 - Poas Volcano
Travel to Costa Rica
Depart on a daytime flight to San Jose, arriving the same evening. You will be met by your guide and transferred to your chosen hotel.
We visit the fuming crater of Poas Volcano National Park, rich in natural history. We walk the variety of trails in the forest. We continue to the Doka Coffee Plantation for a fascinating tour including how coffee is cultivated, the roasting process and a coffee tasting.
Tortuguero - 2 Nights
Day 3 - Transfer to Tortuguero National Park
Day 4 - Tortuguero National Park tour
Transfer to Tortuguero National Park
We set off early to drive to Tortuguero National Park, passing banana plantations and taking a scenic river journey to our lodge in the Tortuguero National Park, where we stay for 2 nights. In the afternoon we take an excursion to see the local town and visit the beach. Here, from July to October each year, it is possible to observe thousands of nesting leather-back Turtles - a most incredible sight of nature.
Tortuguero National Park tour
In the morning, accompanied by our guide, we will explore Tortuguero National Park by boat, quietly observing the abundance of bird species in this glorious jungle setting with lagoons, home to spider monkeys, macaws, three toed sloths, caiman, otters and many other species. Return to the lodge to relax.
Arenal - 2 Nights
Day 5 - Travel to Arenal
Day 6 - Excursion to Arenal Volcano
Travel to Arenal
From Tortuguero we travel to Arenal and transfer to our hotel with a pool and hot springs that originate from the active volcano. In the afternoon you can relax at your leisure or accompany your tour leader on a guided walk. In the evening, weather permitting, witness the amazing colourful lava flows from the nearby volcano.
Excursion to Arenal Volcano
Spend the day visiting the Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica's best attractions. At 5437 feet, its tall and conical shape stands imposing over the pastured green hillsides surrounding its base. You will hike through the rainforest to explore this mighty mountain of fire, discovering the diverse flora and fauna along the journey to the famous lava wall where you walk on ancient lava rock and observe the massive boulders sent flying and tumbling down the volcanoes sides.
Monteverde - 2 Nights
Day 7 - Travel to Monteverde
Day 8 - Tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest
Travel to Monteverde
We cross Lake Arenal and drive up windy mountain roads to the pre-mountain cloud forest reserve at Monteverde, staying for two nights. Monteverde Cloud Forrest Reserve is a cold and humid forest, with a diverse ecosystem, high in the mountains with great views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific. In the afternoon you can relax at your leisure or join your tour leader on a guided walk.
Tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest of Monteverde Cloud Forest
This morning we walk the numerous trails through the lush forest to learn about the wildlife, birds and its ecosystem. The humidity and higher altitude (1,400 metres) provide a habitat for many species of birds, orchids and mammals, including the noisy howler monkeys and the resplendent quetzal.
Manuel Antonio - 2 Nights
Day 9 - Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Day 10 - Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 11 - Return flight home
Day 12 - Arrive in the UK
Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Transfer west to the Pacific coast, to the small town of Manuel Antonio, surrounded by rainforest, staying for 2 nights in a hotel overlooking the ocean.
Manuel Antonio National Park
One full day at leisure to relax on the beach or visit the national park close by, where well-marked walking trails make it easy to explore and spot wildlife.
Return flight home
Transfer to San Jose Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Arrive in the UK
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