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Colours of Costa Rica

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
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Costa Rica is a natural wonderland, filled with bountiful nature and incredible wildlife. Explore the abundant rainforest and cloudforest, keeping your eyes peeled for the monkeys, sloths and colourful birds that call it home.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 12 , Lunches: 8 , Dinners: 9
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required and you should expect to be on your feet for much of the day. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, trains or boats and walking around the sights, often including steps, plus occasional longer walks. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Colours of Costa Rica tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Colours of Costa Rica Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    FLY TO SAN JOSÉ
    DAY 1: FLY TO SAN JOSÉ

    Fly to San José, Costa Rica’s capital, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. Tonight, you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    SAN JOSE
    DAY 2: SAN JOSE

    This morning, get to know San Jose by exploring the main streets, theatres, museums and downtown neighbourhoods. After this, head to the outskirts of the city, to the town of Escazu where vestiges of the colonial lifestyle still can be found on every corner. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional “mascaradas” and finish your visit at a sugar cane mill.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 3
    TRAVEL TO TORTUGUERO VILLAGE
    DAY 3: TRAVEL TO TORTUGUERO VILLAGE

    Today you will travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park crossing through rural agriculture towns of banana and cocoa plantations, before you embark on a boat to cross to the beautiful jungle area of Tortuguero. This afternoon receive a visit from the local elder, learning how the town turned from a lumberjack town into one of the most important wildlife protection areas in the country.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    EXPLORE TORTUGUERO
    DAY 4: EXPLORE TORTUGUERO

    Start the morning with a boat tour on the canals of the Tortuguero National Park, where you can expect to see anything from small reptiles such as the Jesus Christ Lizard, multiple species of migratory and stationary birds, or if you are lucky, the king of the Costa Rican jungles: the elusive jaguar. Stop at the town of Tortuguero to explore and learn about their way of living.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    TRAVEL TO ARENAL
    DAY 5: TRAVEL TO ARENAL

    Leaving the Caribbean behind, your exploration continues crossing mountains, rivers and different kinds of forests, as you continue to one of the landmarks of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano. You will stop at the town of Sarapiqui to visit with a local farmer, tasting the delicacy of fresh cut Heart of Palm.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    ARENAL VOLCANO
    DAY 6: ARENAL VOLCANO

    This morning you visit Eco Centro Danaus, one of the most important projects for wildlife protection and preservation in the area. In the afternoon visit the Arenal 1968 Park, for a walk that offers spectacular panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake. You will end the day with a stop at the hot springs to relax and enjoy the peaceful and beautiful scenery.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    RIO PENAS BLANCAS
    DAY 7: RIO PENAS BLANCAS

    Enjoy a trip in an inflatable boat through the scenic Río Peñas Blancas as you try to spot a wide variety of trees, birds, monkeys and other wildlife. Your afternoon is at leisure before heading into town to enjoy an evening experiencing amongst the locals.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    TRAVEL TO MONTEVERDE
    DAY 8: TRAVEL TO MONTEVERDE

    Today you leave the imposing Arenal Volcano and its’ rain forest behind as you move to the cloud forest area of Monteverde. In the late afternoon experience a forest walk at night, learning about the various species that rule at nightfall, to the symphony of frogs and insects.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE
    DAY 9: MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE

    This morning take a memorable walk on the Hanging Bridges where you get to see the flora and fauna at every level of these magical tropical forests. The afternoon is yours to decide if you want to stay in the park or relax at the hotel, before a local host shares the history of the Quaker foundations of Monteverde with you.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    TRAVEL TO MANUEL ANTONIO
    DAY 10: TRAVEL TO MANUEL ANTONIO

    After breakfast head to the last destination of this trip, the area of Manuel Antonio. Completing the forest cycle of the country this area hosts not only a large variety of flora and fauna in a relatively small area of land, but also a significant patch of protected sea. After amazing views of the Nicoya Gulf you will arrive at your hotel where you spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 11
    MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
    DAY 11: MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

    Wake up to explore the pristine natural beauty of this National Park filled with exotic wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles and butterflies. A picturesque walk takes you to one of the beaches named the most beautiful in the world. Experience the lush rainforest, white sandy beaches below, and crystalline blue waters.

    • Breakfast
  • Day 12
    MANUEL ANTONIO
    DAY 12: MANUEL ANTONIO

    Morning at leisure to relax before exploring the local flavors of the area this afternoon with a stop at the local farmers’ market in Quepos, to pick out ingredients for dinner. Continue to a private ranch in Londres to choose the finishing flavours, colours and textures for your meal, before the preparation guided by the expert local cooks.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Days 13-14
    FLY SAN JOSE TO UK
    DAYS 13-14: FLY SAN JOSE TO UK

    This morning after breakfast you will transfer to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose for your flight home, arriving the next day.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2
    Hilton Garden Inn Santa Ana
    City Place, San Jose 10901 Costa Rica
    Hilton Garden Inn Santa Ana
    Hilton Garden Inn Santa Ana San Jose is located 15km from the airport. Situated a kilometre from a farm museum at the Santa Ana Conservation Centre and 8 km from caves. Enjoy the free WiFi and outdoor pool.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Laguna Lodge
    Limón Province, Pococí, Costa Rica
    Laguna Lodge
    Nestled on a peninsula between Laguna Tortuguero and the Caribbean Sea, this secluded ecolodge sits amongst jungle and wetlands within Parque Nacional Tortuguero, accessible only by boat. Rooms feature tile floors and wood furnishings, as well as safes and terraces.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 3
    Tilajari Resort
    Alajuela Alajuela Muelle, Provincia de Alajuela, Muelle San Carlos, 21002, Costa Rica
    Tilajari Resort
    Surrounded by greenery, this resort next to the San Carlos river is 30 km from the Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal. Rooms have satellite TV and coffeemakers. There's a relaxed riverfront restaurant and a cozy bar/cafe, as well as butterfly and botanical gardens.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    El Establo Mountain Hotel
    Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica
    El Establo Mountain Hotel
    This relaxed hotel is 4 km from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Casual rooms offer flat-screens, safes and minifridges, plus balconies or terraces. It has a laid-back eatery and a sophisticated bar/restaurant with a terrace.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 3
    Parador Resort
    9RWJ+WM8, Manuel Antonio Norte, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
    Parador Resort
    This hotel is surrounded by a tropical rainforest with a 6-minute walk from Biesanz Beach and 5 km from Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Other amenities include a spa, 4 restaurants and private dining rooms, plus several bars. There are also walking trails and 3 pools, including 2 for adults only.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 130mm
  • San Jose
  • 10°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 412mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 67mm
  • San Jose
  • 12°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 257mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 23°c
  • 46mm
  • San Jose
  • 13°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 28°c
  • 177mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 24°c
  • 53mm
  • San Jose
  • 15°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 28°c
  • 251mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 23°c
  • 255mm
  • San Jose
  • 17°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 28°c
  • 338mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 342mm
  • San Jose
  • 20°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 431mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 302mm
  • San Jose
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 27°c
  • 624mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 340mm
  • San Jose
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 463mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 383mm
  • San Jose
  • 20°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 303mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 423mm
  • San Jose
  • 17°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 400mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 262mm
  • San Jose
  • 13°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 600mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 184mm
  • San Jose
  • 10°c
  • 0mm
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 619mm
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Colours of Costa Rica map

Places Visited: UK - San Jose (2N) - Tortuguero (2N) - Arenal (3N) - Monteverde (2N) - Manuel Antonio (3N) - UK

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