Private Journeys

Trailblazer Costa Rica

11 days from £4,350pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Costa Rica

  • Caribbean beach

Overview & Highlights

Secluded wild beaches, untouched rainforests teeming with wildlife and tranquil lodges await on this covid-conscious holiday to Costa Rica’s remote natural gems.

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica’s wildest landscapes. On this holiday, you’ll stay in remote, scenic areas which boast an astounding variety of rare wildlife and tropical foliage.

Beginning in the lush countryside outside the capital San Jose, set off by road for a day of exploring a traditional coffee farm, a wildlife sanctuary and an imposing active volcano cloaked in clouds and mist. It’s then a short flight to the Tortuguero region on the sun-soaked Caribbean coast, where you may have the chance to witness sea turtles as they dig nests in the golden sands.

Finally you’ll unwind in pristine jungles fringed by wild beaches on the Osa Peninsula, home to many species of chattering monkeys and a kaleidoscopic array of birds.

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  • Doka Coffee Estate, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens Full Day excursion.
  • Excursions by boat in Tortuguero National Park
  • Exploring jungle trails and beaches on the Osa Peninsula

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What our clients say

  • The variety of places that we visited. I enjoyed every place we visited. Food was good. Colourful towns. Friendly people. Beautiful scenery.

    JLK, Kenley
  • The overall experience was friendly and efficient, seeing the most amazing places from high up in the desert to the wilds of Patagonia.

    CB, Beckenham
  • The tour leader was excellent as was the whole experience, especially the exciting optional excursions, kayaking, horse riding, zip linings, snorkelling and many interesting walks.

    MG, Glasgow
  • An excellent trip covering many of the key historical, geographical  and political sites, and providing insight into a rapidly changing country. Go before it changes irrevocably.

    DW, London
  • Please describe the most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "In Galapagos; swimming with a playful Sea Lion, having a penguin swim right under my tummy and watching white tipped sharks…

    DM, Marlborough
  • This is my third trip with JLA after a gap of 7 years - and they continue to deliver! A great trip and I cannot wait to go back. Excellent…

    SV, Dundee
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Our Expert's Opinion

I love this tour as it takes you to the diverse ecosystems of Costa Rica whilst staying away from the main tourist hotspots. You'll experience the very best of this breathtaking country away from the crowds, always keeping within your comfort zone.

Jamie
Jamie Swan Product & Marketing Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

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  • Charlotte
    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.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Carrie
    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.

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