Overview & Highlights
This guided group tour combines Costa Rica’s natural highlights with a few less visited, up and coming destinations, offering a thrilling tropical adventure bursting with wildlife.
Costa Rica is a compact, accessible country where visitors are mesmerised by the forest-mantled volcanic landscapes and the sheer volume of exuberant bio-diversity. There’s a peaceful, friendly ambiance throughout which lends itself to a truly relaxed group holiday of discovery.
To understand the complexities of the bewitching natural environment and the efforts to sustain it, on this group adventure you benefit from the services of well informed local guides, who are bursting with pride in Costa Rica’s achievements. You’ll be taken to the famous national park at Tortuguero where, boating through the mangroves, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of species - including of course turtles – and the magical fairyland of the Monteverde cloud forest, a haven for birdlife.
To this we have added up and coming new destinations: tropical Sarapiqui and the turquoise pools and sparkling waterfalls of Rio Celeste. Finally spend time at Carara, a coastal reserve famed for its scarlet macaws and the huge crocodiles which lurk in the mangroves.
Owing to the wilderness locations, most of your meals are included, so this holiday is really good value as well.
- boat trip down the canals of Tortuguero
- nature walk in Tirimbina Rainforest reserve
- Tenorio Volcano National Park and Rio Celeste hike
- Selvatura hanging bridges
- visit to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
- cooking class at local finca
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Fly into San José and transfer to hotel.
Drive and boat to Tortuguero Jungle Reserve.
Guided exploration of the reserve by boat.
By boat and road to Sarapiquí.
Visit La Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve.
Drive to Bijagua.
Visit Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano National Park.
Drive to Monteverde.
Explore Selvatura Park and Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve.
Carara National Park.
Day at leisure.
Transfer to San José airport for international flight.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
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Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.