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What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • San Jose
  • Finca Rosa Blanca
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloudforest
  • Nosara Beach
  • Explore the canal networks of Tortuguero National Park.

  • Zip line through the cloudforest and relax in a natural hot spring.

  • See a huge array of wildlife from tiny frogs to sloths and tropical birds.

  • Trek in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano.

  • Relax on the beach, or take a surf lesson instead.

Audley Latin America specialist Sean

What our specialists say...

Designed to be a family adventure they will never forget this trip will take you through the different environments of Costa Rica with plenty of opportunities for adventure along the way. There will be zip lining and hanging bridges and there will also be beach and spas. We've also included a private guide for you so that it's got that exclusive touch.

We recommend this trip for:

  • San Jose
  • Finca Rosa Blanca
  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Finca Rosa Blanca
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloudforest
  • Nosara Beach

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Finca Rosa Blanca

International outbound flight , San Jose , Finca Rosa Blanca

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San Jose. When you arrive in San Jose you will be met and driven to your hotel in the hills near the city to relax and recover from the flight by the pool.

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Day 2 Finca Rosa Blanca

San Jose , Tortuguero National Park , Finca Rosa Blanca

Your driver will meet you at the hotel this morning before taking you out to the banana plantations on the way to Tortuguero National Park. The last part of the journey will be by boat as there are no roads. In the afternoon you will have a private guide to explore the canals.

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Day 3 Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

A day with your guide exploring the national park. Much of this will be from the water but there are also trekking options for the more active.

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Day 4 Arenal Volcano

Tortuguero National Park , Arenal Volcano

You will get a different view of the park today as you board a light aircraft to fly to the town of La Fortuna, next to the Arenal Volcano. Your private guide will be there to meet you and, once you have checked in, take you on a tour of the reserve around the volcano. This long and active day will finish with dinner at local thermal hot springs and plenty of time to soak in the water.

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Day 5 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

This morning your private guide will take you to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge which you will explore by canoe.

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Day 6 Monteverde Cloudforest

Arenal Volcano , Monteverde Cloudforest

Leaving the volcano behind your driver will take you around a stunning lake and then up into the Monteverde Cloud Forest. As night falls, and the temperature drops, you will explore the nocturnal wildlife of the forest with your guide.

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Day 7 Monteverde Cloudforest

Monteverde Cloudforest

An active day today with zip lines and hanging bridges. This is the only day of this trip that will be as part of a group, but it is more than worth it to see the cloud forest from above the trees.

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Day 8 Nosara Beach

Monteverde Cloudforest , Nosara Beach

To finish the trip we've suggested a couple of days at Nosara beach. This isn't just a beautiful stretch of sand, it is also a great place for surfing, paddle boarding, horse riding, fishing and yoga.

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Day 9 Nosara Beach

Nosara Beach

Time to enjoy the beach.

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Day 10 International return flight

Nosara Beach , International return flight

Saying goodbye to it all your driver will take you to LIberia airport to start your journey home.

Day 11 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Holly, an Audley Travel specialist
Audley Travel specialist Carolyn

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The specialist who designs your trip to Costa Rica will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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San José & Central Valley
 
 
 
Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast
 
 
 
Arenal Volcano & the Cloudforest Reserves
 
 
 
Monteverde Cloud Forest