9 day unescorted tour Itinerary

Highlights of Costa Rica tour

Costa Rica in Style

Get under the skin of this fascinating country on our nine day adventure which takes in Costa Rica's diverse flora and fauna and stunning scenery, including the Tortuguero canals, active volcanoes of Arenal and the mysterious cloud forest of Monteverde. Take part in zip-lining through the tree tops, discover the history of the Costa Rican coffee bean and how some of the best chocolate is made before finishing on a catamaran sea cruise with dinner and some time relaxing on a beach and you have the markings of a truly memorable holiday.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit the 'Venice of Costa Rica'
  • Cruise the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park
  • Zip lining
  • Discover a variety of rain forest wildlife
  • Visit the volcano in Arenal
  • Hanging bridges

Sample Itinerary Summary

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9 days
Destination Breakdown
  • 1 night
  • Tortuguero
    2 nights
  • 2 nights
  • Monte Verde
    1 night
  • Manuel Antonio
    2 nights
Private basis
  • Accommodation as detailed with private facilities (in case of early transfer breakfast cannot be guaranteed).
  • Meals included as stated - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Breakfast is usually a Western style buffet in your hotel, while most other meals are taken in local restaurants.
  • Private transportation except on the Tortuguero section and the Lake Crossing which is shared transportation.
  • All entrance fees and government taxes as appropriate.
Not included
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Domestic and international departure taxes (approx US$29)
  • Airport porterage
  • Guide except on included tours
  • Transfer from Manuel Antonio to your forward destination
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • San Jose

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Capital of Costa Rica
    • Starting point to many Costa Rican itineraries
    • Visit the Jade Museum and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
    • Direct flights from the UK
  • Tortuguero

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Braulio Carrillo Rainforest National Park
    • Tortuguero National Park
    • Floating tour through the famous Tortuguero canals
    • Great for spotting monkeys and bird watching
  • Arenal

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Hike around Arenal Volcano
    • Zip lining over the treetops
    • Hot springs
    • La Fortuna Waterfalls
    • Arenal Lake
  • Monte Verde

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Monteverde cloud forest
    • Selvatura Park
    • Coffee, chocolate and sugar cane plantation tour
    • Hanging bridges
  • Manuel Antonio

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Manuel Antonio National Park
    • Catamaran sea cruise
    • White sand and perfect waters
    • Home to 3 of the 4 existing monkey species in Costa Rica