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Explore mangroves, volcanoes, forests and waterfalls on this adventure holiday for all the family. Visit the waterways and lagoons of Tortuguero, zipline through the tree canopy to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the rainforest, and relax on the golden beaches of the Pacific Coast.

  • See sloths hanging in the trees
  • Explore the waterways of Tortuguero
  • Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the rainforest
  • See nocturnal creatures on a night walk
  • Zip-line through the cloud forest
  • Swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean

Your holiday begins in San Jose with a visit to a coffee plantation and La Paz waterfall, before travelling to Tortuguero and exploring the canals and lagoons by boat and on foot, spotting the abundant wildlife that makes its home in the region. 

Learn about where chocolate comes from and take a scenic boat trip across Arenal Lake for spectacular views of the volcano. Walk along hanging bridges for a bird's-eye view of the rainforest, and zip-line through the trees of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Finally, spend a couple of days at the beach on the beautiful Tamarindo Bay on the Pacific Coast.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to San Jose

    Daytime flight from the UK to San Jose, Costa Rica’s largest city and cultural capital.

  2. Day 2: Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall

    Travel past flower and strawberry farms to visit a coffee plantation. Later you will visit La Paz Waterfalls and gardens where there are some excellent exhibits such as a hummingbird garden and butterfly observatory. 

  3. Day 3: Braulio Carrilo National Park & Tortuguero

    Travel through the Braulio Carillo Cloud Forest before boarding your boat to Tortuguero, looking out for sloths and crocodiles along the way. 

  4. Day 4: Tortuguero National Park

    Early morning boat ride through the canals of Tortuguero. Afternoon guided walk through trails, gardens and beach. 

  5. Day 5: Sarapiqui

    Another morning boat ride through the canals of Tortuguero, before transferring to Sarapiqui. 

  6. Day 6: Tirimbina Private Reserve & chocolate tour

    rVisit the Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve, before continuing to La Fortuna for views of Arenal Volcano. This evening you will have the opportunity to visit a thermal springs resort.

  7. Day 7: Cultural Tour & hanging bridges

    Visit one of the most important agricultural areas in Costa Rica where your guide will explain about the area's produce. Next, learn some typical dances at a local school, before visiting the Arenal hanging bridges in the rainforest canopy this afternoon.

  8. Day 8: Arenal Lake & Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Take a scenic boat ride across Arenal Lake, and then continue by road to Monteverde, a forest reserve with a specialised eco-system. This evening, you will go for a night walk in the forest to look for nocturnal animals. 

  9. Day 9: Sky trek, sky tram & sky walk

    Enjoy amazing views as you explore the tropical forest on a mixture of zip-lines, hanging bridges and trails. 

  10. Day 10: To the Pacific Coast

    Transfer to the golden beaches of the Pacific Coast. 

  11. Day 11: Day at leisure

    Today is kept free for you to enjoy the beach, visit the nearby mangroves or swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. 

  12. Day 12: Return to San Jose & fly back to the UK

    Today there will be a single-timed group transfer back to San Jose Airport, where you depart on an overnight flight back to the UK.

  13. Day 13: Arrive UK

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,849 per adult, £1,749 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £3,059 per adult, £2,669 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    We use a mixture of mid-range hotels and lodges, most with swimming pool.
  • Meals

    11 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Chocolate tour

    • Nature walk

    • Rainforest canopy tour

    • Ziplining


You can typically expect to pay from £1,210 for an adult, and from £920 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

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Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
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2018 28 Jul 8 Aug £1,849 £1,749 Book or Enquire
2018 22 Dec 2 Jan £1,949 £1,849 Book or Enquire
2019 13 Apr 24 Apr £2,199 £2,099 Book or Enquire
2019 3 Aug 14 Aug £1,849 £1,849 Book or Enquire