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    Places visited:

  • San Jose
  • Xandari Plantation Inn
  • Arenal Volcano
  • El Silencio Lodge
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • Lapa Rios
  • Uvita
  • Try some of Costa Rica's best wildlife and adventure activities around the Arenal Volcano.

  • Escape the crowds in a boutique, Cloud Forest hideaway.

  • Hike through jungle trails in search of monkeys, sloth and toucans in the remote Osa Peninsula.

  • Relax by your infinity pool or go whale and dolphin watching in Uvita.

Holly, an Audley Travel specialist

What our specialists say...

With spectacular natural beauty, prolific wildlife and exceptionally friendly people, it is little wonder that Costa Rica is a popular choice for a special holiday. This itinerary focuses on some of the country's hidden gems and luxurious hideaways.

We recommend this trip for:

  • San Jose
  • Xandari Plantation Inn
  • San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano
  • El Silencio Lodge
  • San Jose
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • Lapa Rios
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • Uvita
  • San Jose

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 Xandari Plantation Inn

International outbound flight , San Jose , Xandari Plantation Inn

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San Jose. Arrive in Costa Rica at any time today and transfer to your colourful and luxurious coffee plantation hotel 30 minutes away from the airport.

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Day 2 Arenal Volcano

San Jose , Arenal Volcano

Travel in private vehicle three hours to the Arenal Volcano region, home to some of Costa Rica's best wildlife and adventure activities.

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Day 3 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Enjoy a private day trip to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, where in the company of your guide, you will enjoy a fascinating boat journey along the Rio Frio in search of sloth, caiman, tropical birds, monkeys and turtles. After the boat trip you'll enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

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Day 4 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Day at leisure for relaxation in Arenal, or to arrange further tours - you might like to explore the Hanging Bridges, walk over old lava flows in the National Park, try canopy zip lining, kayaking, rafting or relax in hot springs.

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Day 5 El Silencio Lodge

Arenal Volcano , El Silencio Lodge

Private three and a half hour transfer taking you through lush scenery ascending up through winding roads to your peaceful lodge in one of Costa Rica's quieter cloud forests.

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Day 6 El Silencio Lodge

El Silencio Lodge

At leisure in El Silencio - admire the views from your private hot tub, or book one of the many tours on offer at the lodge such as birdwatching, cookery classes or rafting.

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Day 7 Lapa Rios

El Silencio Lodge , San Jose , Puerto Jimenez , Lapa Rios

Transfer to San Jose for your scenic 40 minute flight to the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's remote jewel in its bio diverse crown.

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Day 8 Lapa Rios

Lapa Rios

Choose from a selection of Included activities at Lapa Rios - you could try jungle walks, swimming in waterfalls or learn about rainforest medicine.

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Day 9 Lapa Rios

Lapa Rios

Further activities in the Osa Peninsula, enjoy a relaxing massage or dip in the pool or simply sit out and enjoy the wildlife coming right up to your private balcony.

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Day 10 Uvita

Lapa Rios , Puerto Jimenez , Uvita

Enjoy a beautiful, if a little bumpy, private road transfer along the coast to your boutique hideaway near Dominical. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the spectacular ocean views from the infinity pool.

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Day 11 Uvita

Uvita

At leisure on the Central Pacific Coast, enjoying the spectacular ocean views and relaxing in the villa's infinity pool.

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Day 12 Uvita

Uvita

Further relaxation in this unforgettable setting, or perhaps arrange a whale and dolphin watching tour.

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Day 13 International return flight

Uvita , San Jose , International return flight

Direct, private transfer back to San Jose by road, although it is also possible to fly most of the way and connect with your onward flight.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Chelsey
Audley Travel specialist Carolyn

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