"Hot springs, turtles, volcanoes, panoramic views, beaches, culture, festivals, hiking, nature reserves....the list goes on! Get to Costa Rica!"
From the tropical trails of Tortuguero to the beaches and volcanoes of the Gulf of Papagayo, experience some of the best Costa Rica has to offer on this fantastic two-week tour. Travel through banana plantations and local villages, take a guided tour through the canals of Tortuguero and indulge in some adrenaline-pumping activities at the Arenal Volcano. Discover amazing National Parks, explore beautiful beaches and relax in hot springs on this luxurious tour through Costa Rica.
This two-week long trip offers travellers spectacular guided tours around some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful sites, with plenty of time to relax and explore at your own pace too. Begin your journey in gorgeous Tortuguero, a nesting ground for at least four different types of sea turtles. From here you will travel through Puerto Viejo, famous for its surfing and laidback attitude, and Bajos Del Toro, where you can spend time hiking through the Bosque de Paz Rain and Cloud Forest Reserve. End your trip in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica’s premier setting for luxury resorts and beaches. Your three days here are free for you to fully explore and enjoy all that the gulf has to offer. This is truly a luxury journey, so jam-packed with adventure that the memories you make will last a lifetime!
Our local Costa Rican partners have various recycling, electricity-saving and water efficiency initiatives to help minimise waste and reduce emissions. They also work to replant native trees, helping to regenerate natural habitats.
To address the social and economic pillars of sustainability, they aim to bring benefits to local communities by hiring local guides, ensuring that revenue stays within destination communities. The company has also improved its commitment to social responsibility by adapting tours to meet the requirements of people with disabilities.
Finally, our partners also promote programmes like the CST (Certification of Tourism Sustainability) and The Blue Flag Ecology Program - programmes that aim to protect the environment for future generations whilst also providing education relating to sustainable practices.
This further verifies our Costa Rican experiences above and beyond our own world rating system!
Arrive in San Jose and transfer from the airport to your hotel.
Leave your hotel in San Jose fairly early to begin your road trip. Drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, stopping for a typical Costa Rican breakfast in Guápiles. Continue through banana plantations and local villages before reaching the dock – board the boats and navigate the canals of Tortuguero to reach your lodge. Enjoy a welcome drink and lunch, then explore the area with visits to the museum, beach and the small town of Tortuguero.
Take a walk through the tropical trails in the morning, and enjoy an afternoon boat ride through the canals of Tortuguero. In the nesting season (July to October), there is an option to take a nightly turtle-nesting tour.
After breakfast, you’ll travel to Guapiles to receive your Daihatsu Bego 4x4 (or similar model) – yours for 10 days, with full cover insurance included! Next, continue to the Puerto Viejo de Limon.
Spend a free day enjoying the beach or exploring the Cahuita National Park and its surroundings.
Continue to Bajos del Toro, and enjoy its natural wonders – walk the trails, sit by the river or go into town to barter at the local market.
Enjoy some time at the fantastic Arenal Volcano. Take a zip-line ride, relax in the hot springs or explore the hanging bridges.
Travel to the Gulf of Papagayo and explore its beaches and volcanoes.
Return to San Jose and take the afternoon to discover the city at your leisure.
Take your rental vehicle back to the airport and board your onward flight.
- Price shown is based on double occupancy (2 adults sharing) during the low season
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- Price shown is with taxes included
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- 11 x nights of lodging with breakfast included
- A three-day/two-night guided tour to Tortuguero (including transportation, accommodation, meals, guide, entrance to the National Park, and an excursion along the canals and the town)
- Daihatsu Bego 4×4 for 10 days (with full cover insurance)
- International flights
- Travel insurance
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