13 days tour

Pura Vida Costa Rica - Premium Adventure

This tour includes:

Guide

Named tour leader, chosen for their expertise and great customer feedback

Meals

All breakfasts, three lunches and seven dinners included. Hotel breakfasts are normally buffet-style. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Costa Rican specialities include gallo pinto, a black bean and rice dish and a staple part of the local diet. Soups and stews are also common, and fresh fruit is abundant and will no doubt be one of the highlights of your time in the tropics.

Others

Guided hike in Arenal 1968 Park Guided hike to La Fortuna Waterfall Selvatura Park's treetop hanging bridges excursion Guided nature walk in Monteverde Cloud Forest Guided nature walk in Rio Perdido private reserve Access to hot springs at Arenal Springs Hotel Access to thermal pools at Rio Perdido Sundowners at the Tamarindo Diria

Transport

We travel in a private, air-conditioned 16-seater Coaster minibus. Due to the type of vehicles we use, it's common for luggage to be transported on the roof, covered by a tarpaulin. The loading and unloading will be done by your tour leader and driver. Boats are also used in Tortuguero. There is a shared transfer to Tortuguero on Day 2 of the itinerary in a larger coach.

Accommodation

Unwind at the end of each day in our expertly curated, handpicked accommodation on this Premium Adventure. Each property has been chosen for its excellent location, comfort, style and unique characteristics. Please note, on nights 2 and 3 in Tortuguero, we use standard accommodation, which is in a very comfortable and highly rated lodge in this area, which meets three-star standards. Gran Hotel Costa Rica, San Jose, two nights (four-star) Soak up the history of this iconic hotel, which complements the contemporary urban interiors Explore the historic attractions of San Jose from this centrally located accommodation Enjoy a taste of Costa Rican cuisine at the fine-dining restaurant Within walking distance you’ll find the National Theatre, Gold Museum, cafes and shops Arenal Springs Resorts and Spa, Arenal, two nights (four-star) Take in breath-taking views of Arenal Volcano from your room. Relax at one of the three freshwater swimming pools and swim up to the wet bar in one of the four hot-spring pools. Indulge in unique dining experiences Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, Monteverde, two nights (four-star) Stroll to shops and restaurants in the heart of Monteverde town. Unwind in the heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Discover private hiking trails within the hotel grounds. Hotel Rio Perdido & Thermal River, Bagaces, two nights (four-star) All bungalows offer elevated terraces with a hammock. Exclusive access to thermal pools surrounding the hotel. Discover the many hiking trails inside a private 600-acre (243ha) reserve. Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Tamarindo, two nights (four-star) Unwind in the beautiful beachfront setting on one of the most famous beaches in Costa Rica. Discover the shops and restaurants of Tamarindo, which are all within walking distance. Take a dip in any of the three swimming pools. Enjoy top-class food and drinks at the four restaurants and bars. The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance; however, we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. We endeavour to inform you of any changes in advance which could, on rare occasions, be at late notice.

Not included:

Others

— International flights — Travel insurance — Single accommodation (available on request) — Visas or vaccinations — Tipping for the naturalist guide

Flights

Flights are not included

Optional

Other activities and services are not included

Insurance

Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Pura Vida Costa Rica - Premium Adventure

  • Day 1 Day 1: Start San José
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Start San José

      Pura vida Costa Rica! Today is our arrival day and our local team is waiting to welcome you. Most flights arrive in San Jose in the afternoon or early evening and there are free transfers to the hotel for all clients. Our centrally located premium hotel is full of historic charm with an excellent address on the pedestrian boulevard Avenida Central in the heart of San Jose. Premium accommodation: Gran Hotel Costa Rica (four-star)

  • Day 2 Day 2: To Tortuguero National Park (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: To Tortuguero National Park (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

      Our adventure begins early this morning, leaving San Jose behind as we travel to the wildly beautiful Tortuguero National Park in northeast Costa Rica. Accessible only by boat or light aircraft, the vast network of waterways, canals and swamps in Tortuguero is remarkably tranquil, unspoilt and devoid of noise pollution. Immerse yourself in enchanting sights and sounds as we set off on a small motorboat for the 1hr 15min journey to our lodge, which is nestled on a tranquil strip of land in the main lagoon. Discover the picturesque surroundings and Tortuguero village. Tortuguero is probably most famous as a nesting site for the endangered green turtle, which can be seen arriving onto the beach to lay eggs from late July to October (as part of an optional excursion). Hawksbill, loggerhead and giant leatherback turtles also nest in this region, and during November to January, baby turtles hatch and make their way towards the ocean. Today's travel time will be in the region of six hours including a breakfast stop. Standard accommodation: Aninga Lodge (three-star)

  • Day 3 Day 3: Boat Tours Around Tortuguero Waterways (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Boat Tours Around Tortuguero Waterways (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

      We rise early this morning to discover the extraordinary flora and fauna of Tortuguero, passing serenely along the waterways of the national park by boat. Wildlife is usually at its most active in the early morning, and with the help of our expert guide we are likely to encounter monkeys, caiman, iguanas, butterflies and many of the 300-plus bird species recorded here. We return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast by the river. This afternoon, we explore the scenic waterways on a second boat trip along a different canal or relax at the lodge and make the most of the wonderful facilities. Alternatively, immerse yourself in nature and follow a short walking trail through the lush forest. Standard accommodation: Aninga Lodge (three-star)

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Tour leaving from San Jose

San José is the capital of Costa Rica, and it is one of the most popular touristic sites in Central America. This city stands out among the latin american cities for its high quality of life, its globalization, its environmental performance, and its public services.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Basic

Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 16 / Max: 80

Age range allowed for this experience.

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