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Colours of Costa Rica

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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Costa Rica is a natural wonderland, filled with bountiful nature and incredible wildlife. Explore rain forest and cloud forest, keeping your eyes peeled for monkeys, sloths and colourful birds that call it home.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. 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, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 2
    LA PAZ WATERFALLS
    Day 2: LA PAZ WATERFALLS

    Explore Poás Volcano National Park today on a day trip from San José. Hike to the edge of the crater to see gas and water vapour spitting and hissing from the surface. After, continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a 70-acre natural paradise. Walk the trails whilst keeping your eye out for a multitude of fascinating wildlife.

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

    Rise early this morning and transfer by road then boat to Tortuguero. Located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, Tortuguero is a town and a national park. Wonderfully laidback, the culture here has strong Afro-Caribbean vibes, differentiating it from the rest of the country. Spend the afternoon in the village, with the jungle and waterways on one side and on the other, blissful Caribbean beach.

  • Day 4
    Explore the rainforest
    Day 4: Explore the rainforest

    This morning you will enjoy a leisurely jungle walk along the trails around your hotel before an afternoon boat trip through the area's waterways to spot the local wildlife. Perhaps take a pair of binoculars to get a close up of the sloths and monkeys in the trees. Your day will finish with a stop at a local café to learn about Costa Rica’s Caribbean gastronomy.

  • Day 5
    Travel to Sarapiqui
    Day 5 Travel to Sarapiqui

    Depart Tortuguero by boat and transfer to a local restaurant in Guapiles for lunch, before journeying approximately 2 hours to Sarapiqui at the heart of Costa Rica’s northern lowlands, nestled amongst lush rainforest. Check in to your rainforest lodge and settle in.

  • Day 6
    CHOCOLATE TOUR
    DAY 6: CHOCOLATE TOUR

    Cross the suspension bridge at La Tirimbina this morning for a visit to a former cacao plantation. Here you will learn about the history of the fruit and the manufacturing process behind chocolate before having a taste of the delicious final product, made by local environmentalists whose passion is to rescue the native cacao tree. After your tour, travel westwards to Arenal.

  • Day 7
    MISTICO PARK HANGING BRIDGES
    DAY 7: MISTICO PARK HANGING BRIDGES

    In the shadow of Arenal volcano, the Mistico Park gives a whole new perspective of the rainforest with a series of suspension bridges at canopy level. Keep an eye out for sloths, monkeys and toucans (among other species) as you walk through the trees. Spend the day walking the easy trails and taking in the beautiful natural surroundings.

  • Day 8
    MONTEVERDE BY LAKE
    DAY 8: MONTEVERDE BY LAKE

    Cross Arenal Lake, Costa Rica's largest body of water, arriving in the little town of Rio Chiquito. Keep an eye on the horizon, as you catch a glimpse of the stunning Arenal Volcano from your boat. Following your journey across the lake, you will embark on an afternoon's coffee tour of the Don Juan estate. Here you will learn the various stages and intricacies behind the coffee-making process.

  • Day 9
    MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE
    DAY 9: MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE

    Discover Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve this morning, an area covering 26,000 acres and home to the vivid-green Resplendent Quetzal, arguably the forest's most famous resident. Walk the trails and experience the sights and sounds of this magical area of Costa Rica.

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

    Head out of the Cloud Forest as you travel south towards Carara National Park. Walk the trails of this beautiful area, whilst keeping an eye out for the magnificent Scarlet Macaw, white-faced capuchin monkeys, agoutis and a variety of other wildlife. After your tour you will continue your journey to the Central Pacific Coast, where you will arrive in Manuel Antonio.

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

    Enjoy a morning tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. There is a huge variety of flora and fauna here, so keep your eyes peeled as your guide will be pointing out wildlife all around you. After your tour you will have an opportunity to cool off in the warm Pacific waters.

  • Day 12
    MANUAL ANTONIO/SAN JOSÉ
    DAY 12: MANUAL ANTONIO/SAN JOSÉ

    Depart Manuel Antonio this afternoon and begin the journey back to San José. You will spend your final night in the capital, with a farewell dinner this evening before your flight tomorrow.

  • Days 13-15
    Fly San José to Australia
    Days 13-15: Fly San José to Australia

    Transfer to the airport and fly to Australia. Arrive home in 2 days due to crossing the International Date Line once again.

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
    Arena Ipanema
    Arena Ipanema
  • Nights 2
    Amerian
    Amerian
  • Nights 2
    Kenton Palace
    Kenton Palace
  • Night 1
    DA Valparaiso
    DA Valparaiso
  • Nights 3
    Hotel Atton El Bosque
    Hotel Atton El Bosque
  • Nights 2
    Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagardo
    Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagardo
  • Night 1
    Inkaterra El Mapi
    Inkaterra El Mapi
  • Night 1
    Casa Andina Premium Cuzco
    Casa Andina Premium Cuzco
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 412mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 130mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 257mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 67mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 28°c
  • 177mm
  • Monteverde
  • 23°c
  • 46mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 28°c
  • 251mm
  • Monteverde
  • 24°c
  • 53mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 28°c
  • 338mm
  • Monteverde
  • 23°c
  • 255mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 431mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 342mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 27°c
  • 624mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 302mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 463mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 340mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 303mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 383mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 400mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 423mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 600mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 262mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tortuguero
  • 26°c
  • 619mm
  • Monteverde
  • 22°c
  • 184mm
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Colours of Costa Rica map

Places Visited: San Jose (2N+2N) - Tortuguero (2N) - Sarapiqui (1N) - Arenal (2N) - lake Arenal - Monteverde (2N) - Manuel Antonio (3N)

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