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Highlights of Costa Rica

11 days from £2,995pp

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

Itinerary highlights

  • 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.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • San José & Central Valley
  • Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast
  • Arenal Volcano
  • 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 San José & Central Valley

International outbound flight , San José & Central Valley

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San José & Central Valley. 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.

Day 2 Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast

San José & Central Valley , Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast

Early in the morning you will be collected via a shared transfer and driven through the Braulio Carrilo National Park, stopping for breakfast soon after and making your way over to the Caribbean coast. Part of the journey to your lodge takes you down the famous canals leading to Tortuguero National Park and this will be your first opportunity to spot wildlife in the water and along the treeline. You will have a group excursion this afternoon.

Day 3 Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast

Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast

As part of your stay there are various shared tours and excursions included, mainly on the search for various wildlife within the National Park and the surrounding waterways.

Day 4 Arenal Volcano

Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast , 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 driver will be there to meet you in Arenal and you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

This morning you will enjoy a shared excursion to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.

Day 6 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Your hanging bridges tour offers a detailed and unique perspective on the flora and fauna of the tropical primary forest through a series of trails and bridges with a specialist local guide.

Day 7 Nosara Beach

Arenal Volcano , 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.


Day 8 Nosara Beach

Nosara Beach

Time to enjoy the beach.


Day 9 Nosara Beach

Nosara Beach

At leisure.


Day 10 International return flight

Nosara Beach , International return flight

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

Day 11 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel Specialist Victoria
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San José & Central Valley
Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast
Arenal Volcano

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