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Costa Rica in a week, in comfort

8 days from $4,260pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Arenal Volcano
  • El Silencio Lodge
  • Explore the canals of Tortuguero National Park and spot wildlife with your guide.

  • Walk across the lava fields near the Arenal Volcano.

  • Experience the diverse environments with a final visit to the cloudforest.

Audley Travel specialist Harry

What our specialists say...

If you have limited time to see Costa Rica then this trip is for you. It will take you to three distinctly different environments from the canals of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast to the Arenal Volcano and then the cloudforest of Bajos del Toro. There are some stunning hotels included and we have also added all the excursions you will need along the way.

We recommend this trip for:

  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Arenal Volcano
  • El Silencio Lodge

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 San Jose

San Jose

Arrival in San Jose and transfer to your hotel in the city. Depending on your arrival time there may be time to explore the famous gold museum.

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Day 2 Tortuguero National Park

San Jose , Tortuguero National Park

This morning you will transfer across the country traveling east through banana plantations and stopping for breakfast along the way. When the road comes to an end you will take to the water and continue your journey by boat, ultimately reaching Tortuguero National Park around lunchtime. You'll spend the afternoon exploring the canals and spotting the wildlife with a local guide.

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Day 3 Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

A day exploring Tortuguero National Park and its amazing wildlife.

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Day 4 Arenal Volcano

Tortuguero National Park , Arenal Volcano

Today you will leave the park by plane, giving you a totally different view of this stunning region. The flight will take you to La Fortuna close to the perfectly conical Arenal Volcano.

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Day 5 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

A busy day today will see you walk along hanging bridges in the roof of the forest, walk across lava fields and soak in a natural hot spring to round it all off.

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Day 6 El Silencio Lodge

Arenal Volcano , El Silencio Lodge

You'll move on to a totally different environment today with a journey into the cloudforest at Bajos del Toro and the El Silencio hotel.

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Day 7 El Silencio Lodge

El Silencio Lodge

A day at leisure to either walk through the cloudforest or perhaps to just relax and enjoy the spa in the hotel or the hot tub on your deck.

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Day 8 Return home

El Silencio Lodge

Your driver will collect you for the return journey to San Jose.

Michael, an Audley Travel specialist
Osa Peninsula

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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
 
 
 
El Silencio Lodge
 
 
 

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