Contrasting Costa Rica

  • 9 Days

Experience Costa Rica's outstanding natural beauty with spectacular landscapes dotted with volcanoes, combined with a stay at the beach, this is a perfect introduction to Costa Rica and all it has to offer.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

Accommodation on tour
Flights
Meals
Services of a driver-guide
All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable
Transfers
VIP private home pick-up

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 7 breakfasts,

Overview

At a glance

San Jose Arenal Volcano National Park Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Samara Beach

Day 1

UK - San Jose

Fly to San Jose where you will transfer to your hotel for one night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

San Jose - Arenal area

After breakfast transfer to La Fortuna area for the next two nights. En route visit the Arenal Volcano National Park. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful area.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Arenal area

Today embark on a world of discovery with an included visit to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds, plus three different species of monkeys, as well as iguanas, sloths, turtles and caimans. The boat tour starts at Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4 kilometres from the Nicaraguan border, where you will begin the floating safari through the tropical rainforest.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Arenal - Samara Beach

After the lush rainforest and volcanic activities, transfer to the Western Coast of Costa Rica. Arrive at Samara Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Samara Beach is a long sandy beach, considered to be one of the safest in Costa Rica mainly due to the coral reef that protects it and makes it an ideal place to swim, dive and take part in other watersports.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 5 - 6

Samara Beach

Enjoy time relaxing at Samara Beach. This small beach community is very laid back so take time to enjoy exploring the restaurants and shops that are close by.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Samara - San Jose

Today leave the tranquility of the beach after breakfast and travel back to San Jose for an afternoon at leisure or choose to extend your stay at Samara.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

San Jose - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

San Jose: Presidente; Arenal: Arenal Paraiso; Samara Beach: Giada. NOTE: Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Notes

Latest customer reviews

07/11/2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.

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