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Experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica on this 14-night itinerary featuring luxury stays in tropical rainforests, untouched coastlines, and mountainous regions. Begin in the coffee highlands of San Jose before travelling to Tortuguero, located on the Caribbean coast. Discover the vibrant inland terrains of Bajos del Toro, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Arenal, and Monteverde, exploring unique ecosystems that home some of the world's rarest flora and wildlife, before finishing in Papagayo on the Pacific Ocean coastline. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm & Inn
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Manatus Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star El Silencio Lodge & Spa
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Nayara Springs
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
  • 4 nights stay at the 5-star Kasiiya Papagayo
Day 1
Fly from UK to San Jose

Arriving in the capital of San Jose, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to your accommodation for the first two nights of your itinerary. 

Day 1-3
2 nights stay at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm & Inn

Located in the scenic coffee highlands of San Jose, Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm & Inn is a charming eco-lodge that is one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Promising exclusivity, guests at the lodge can enjoy beautiful views of the coffee-coated fields from the pool, farm-to-table fare, and exploring the farm grounds. 

Day 2
Coffee Farm Tour, Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Take a tour of the farm grounds to learn about the intricate process of growing coffee. You'll see the procedure from beginning to end, starting with the farmers harvesting the red coffee cherries in their natural state and continuing with the experts removing the pulp before fermenting and drying the cherries so they can be sorted and roasted. 

Next, you'll hike to Poás volcano, a stratovolcano with two lakes, where you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring views. From there, you'll continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a wildlife sanctuary encompassing waterfalls, cloud and rain forests, as well as educational centres such as an insect exhibit and butterfly observatory that showcase the diversity of wildlife that inhabit the gardens. 

Day 3
Road transfer from San Jose to Tortuguero

Once you've checked out of the lodge, you'll be greeted by your driver and begin your transfer to your next destination, Tortuguero. Driving through Braulio Carrillo National Park, composed primarily of rainforest, you'll come across sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding nature. Before proceeding to the pier for your boat trip to Tortuguero, you will stop along the way in the village of Guapiles for a classic Costa Rican breakfast.

Day 3
Boat from Tortuguero to Manatus Lodge

Upon arrival, you'll board a private speedboat and travel through Tortuguero's enchanting wetland scenery towards your next accommodation.

Day 3-6
3 nights stay at Manatus Lodge

Residing within Tortuguero National Park, Manatus Lodge is a luxury hotel boasting quaint casita-style accommodation in the heart of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Situated on the edge of a serene river, the lodge afford guests an immersive experience in Tortuguero, elevated with touches of luxury. 

Day 4-5
Kayaking the Canals of Tortuguero, Twilight Wildlife Tour & Boat Excursion

View Tortuguero from a new perspective as you venture out on a kayaking excursion along the canals of Caño Chiquero or Caño Mora, spotting an array of species along the way, such as otters and manatees. That evening, you'll explore the unique coastal rainforest on a two-hour twilight tour, a fantastic opportunity to encounter nocturnal wildlife species.

The next day, you'll embark on a boat excursion with a naturalist through the most remote stretches of the river, where you're guaranteed to see plenty of wildlife.

Day 6
Boat from Tortuguero to Bajos del Toro

Continue your adventure across Costa Rica once you've checked out of the lodge and boarded the speedboat back to the pier. Once you've disembarked, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to your next destination, the breathtaking region of Bajos del Toro.

Day 6-8
2 nights stay at El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Set amidst lush green landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see, El Silencio Lodge & Spa offers guests an authentic retreat in nature, with opulent accommodation benefiting from seamless outdoor access. Spend your time here dining on freshly-sourced fare, relaxing with an outdoor-deck yoga session and simply enjoying the marvellous views from your private balcony.

Day 6-8
Oxcart Painting & Escenia Spa

Your time here is to do as you please. The lodge can arrange a variety of off-site experiences, from excursions to Las Gemelas and Del Toro waterfalls to chocolate tours and unique cultural experiences. Add an oxcart art class to your itinerary and spend an afternoon painting mandalas with designs based on Costa Rican plants and flowers while learning about this fascinating heritage custom. Alternatively, make the most of the serenity of your surroundings and enjoy a rejuvenating day at the Escenia Spa, a wellness sanctuary showcasing the best of Costa Rica’s natural healing ingredients.

Day 8
Road transfer from Bajos del Toro to Arenal

After a rejuvenating stay in the Bajos del Toro region, it's time to move on to your next destination. Once you've checked out of the lodge, you'll be met once again by your driver and transferred to Arenal.

Day 8-10
2 nights stay at Nayara Springs

An adults-only retreat, Nayara Springs is a glamorous luxury resort interwoven with Arenal's emerald forest. A stay at the property is an experience in and of itself, with its modern amenities, sleek and spacious accommodation and resort-style pool. 

Day 8-9
Hot Springs, Yoga & Nature Safari Float

Nayara Springs is the ideal venue to get back in touch with nature as you unwind while listening to the forest's natural symphonies and taking in the breathtaking views of the Arenal volcano from the property is home to various spring pools. In addition, the lodge offers many homoeopathic treatments in the on-site spa and twice-daily yoga classes in the pavilion.

Venture out and observe the local wildlife on a floating safari along the Peñas Blancas River, offering some of the best opportunities to glimpse various species of monkeys, sloths, turtles, caimans, and a plethora of exotic birdlife. Add an excursion to Arenal volcano to your itinerary and follow the hiking path through the forest up to the best vantage point of the natural wonder.

Day 10
Road transfer from Arenal to Monteverde

Enjoy a scenic beauty ride across Lake Arenal before meeting your driver and continuing towards your next destination. 

Day 10-11
1 night stay at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

Set against a backdrop of rolling green mountains, Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is a rustic luxury lodge providing guests with an immersive stay in the heart of one of Costa Rica's most ecologically diverse regions. The lodge boasts bright and spacious accommodation featuring panoramic views of the surrounding environment, a seasonal on-site restaurant and a host of exploratory activities.

Day 10-11
Night Tour of the Cloud Forest & Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Excursion

Spend your first evening at the lodge looking out for nocturnal wildlife on a naturalist-guided night tour, showcasing the variety of wildlife found across the multitude of habitats within the forest. 

The following day, you'll traverse the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and discover the diverse ecosystem of the forest on a number of trails taking you through the thick canopies enlivened by the sounds of the local wildlife. 

Day 11
Road transfer from Monteverde to Papagayo

Following an unforgettable adventure through the forests of Costa Rica, it's time to move on to your final destination. Once you've checked out of the hotel, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to Papagayo, situated on Costa Rica's beautiful northwestern coast. 

Day 11-15
4 nights stay at Kasiiya Papagayo

Nestled between thick tropical forestry and a golden beach, Kasiiya Papagayo is an exceptional luxury resort characterised by an atmosphere of barefoot luxury. Designed in harmony with the surroundings, accommodation at the resort is sleek yet opulent, with seamless access to the on-site spa, restaurant, and outdoors.

Day 12-14
Guided Nature Hike & Ocean Activities

During your stay at Kasiiya Papagayo, you'll embark on a personalised trek through the surrounding forest with the guidance of an expert, identifying unique flora species and spotting an array of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, grey foxes, monkeys, birds and butterflies. 

Venture out and explore the immaculate waters that surround the resort with a number of explorative water activities, from kayaking and paddleboarding around the breathtaking Kasiiya Peninsula to a guided snorkelling excursion beneath the calm seas of Punta Gorda, one of the finest snorkelling locations in Costa Rica.

Day 15-16
Fly from Liberia to UK

Once you've checked out of the resort, you'll be met by your driver one final time and transferred to the local airport before departing back to the UK.

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm & Inn
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Manatus Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star El Silencio Lodge & Spa
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Nayara Springs
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
  • 4 nights stay at the 5-star Kasiiya Papagayo
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