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Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Nature and Beaches

San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, Americas

From $834 for 9 nights
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"A wildlife lovers fantasy, it's got it all and this is your chance to see it all! If you're into photography then this is really you're dream come true!"

Costa Rica is truly a wildlife hotspot, making this adventure perfect for those who love nature. Start your trip in San José, the capital of the country, before you move deeper into the forest to experience Costa Rica’s wild side. Afterwards you will head down to the coast - having access to your own 4x4 means you can spend some time cruising round and exploring the area at your own pace, as well as having the chance to visit some of the country's highlights including the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde. Each night will be spent in a comfortable, local hotel.

A tour of the Arenal volcano will not only leave you marvelling at the power of nature but will also see you flying through trees on a zip-line and swinging through the canopy on hanging bridges. Roam into the heart of the forest as you visit the Monteverde Biological Reserve, which conceals an incredible range of animal and plant species alike. Next, ride down to Manuel Antonio where you will have three days to explore the National Park, including tours and the chance to go to the beach. On your last full day you will get to spend some tranquil time on the beach enjoying the chance to soak up a few more rays.

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!

Day 1
Arrivals day

Land at San José where you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You will be provided with a fully insured 4x4 Daihatsu Bego or another similar model. Spend time exploring and settling into the hotel and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Day 2
Arenal Volcano

After a two hour journey you’ll reach the impressive Arenal Volcano. You will have free time to explore this magical location, and the more adventurous can clamber across hanging bridges or zoom through the trees on zip lines. However, if you are seeking a more calming experience, why not go for a relaxing dip in the hot springs? In the evening enjoy dinner at the Hotel Volcano Lodge which will be your accommodation for the next two nights.

Day 3
Arenal

After breakfast, you will have this day free to explore the area at your own pace.

Day 4-5
Monteverde

Head to the Monteverde Biological Reserve to witness the incredible range of species which can be found in the area. On day 5 visit some of the nature reserves, sneak a peek at some of the frog ponds, and spend some more time enjoying the hanging bridges and zip lines.

Day 6-8
Manuel Antonio

Travel to the Manuel Antonio area, which is well known for its national park. Tour through this stunning location, and relax on beautiful golden beaches. These three nights will be spent in the Hotel El Parador, where breakfast will be provided.

Day 9
San José

Spend the morning relaxing on the beach before returning to San José in the afternoon. Tonight’s hotel will be the Hotel Wyndham Escazú, and again breakfast is included.

Day 10
Final Day

Today you will depart from Costa Rica and either head back home or continue travelling.

Rate Conditions

  • 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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Included

  • 9 x nights of lodging with breakfast included
  • Daihatsu Bego 4×4 for 9 days (with full cover insurance)

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions - if in doubt, click 'Ask a Question' up above to chat to the operator directly!

Area & Location

Area/Country:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Local currencies:
CRC
Time Change:
UTC−06:00
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