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Colours of Costa Rica

16 days Go Beyond Group Tour

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Colours of Costa Rica

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.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 13 , Lunches: 9 , Dinners: 9
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1
    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.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
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San Jose (2N) - Tortuguero (2N) - Arenal (3N) - Monteverde (2N) - Manuel Antonio (3N)
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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 and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

San Jose (2N) - Tortuguero (2N) - Arenal (3N) - Monteverde (2N) - Manuel Antonio (3N)
  • Days 1-2
    FLY TO SAN JOSÉ
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 1-2: FLY TO SAN JOSÉ

    Fly to San José, Costa Rica's capital, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. Next day is yours to start soaking up the local culture, and in the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner. (Only day 2 includes B, L, D)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    SAN JOSE
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Day 3: 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 4
    TRAVEL TO TORTUGUERO VILLAGE
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 4: 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 5
    EXPLORE TORTUGUERO
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: 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 6
    TRAVEL TO ARENAL
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: 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 7
    ARENAL VOLCANO
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 7: 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 8
    RIO PENAS BLANCAS
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 8: 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 9
    TRAVEL TO MONTEVERDE
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 9: 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 10
    MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE
    Breakfast, Dinner
    DAY 10: 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 11
    TRAVEL TO MANUEL ANTONIO
    Breakfast, Lunch
    DAY 11: 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 12
    MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
    Breakfast
    DAY 12: 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 13
    MANUEL ANTONIO
    Breakfast, Dinner
    DAY 13: 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 14-16
    FLY SAN JOSE TO AUSTRALIA
    Breakfast
    Days 14-16: FLY SAN JOSE TO AUSTRALIA

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

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

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.

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When to go

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 18
    26
    22
  • 130
  • San Jose
  • 6
    14
    10
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 412
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 18
    27
    22
  • 67
  • San Jose
  • 7
    17
    12
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 257
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 18
    28
    23
  • 46
  • San Jose
  • 8
    19
    13
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 177
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 19
    29
    24
  • 53
  • San Jose
  • 9
    21
    15
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 251
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 19
    27
    23
  • 255
  • San Jose
  • 11
    24
    17
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 338
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 19
    26
    22
  • 342
  • San Jose
  • 13
    26
    20
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 431
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 19
    26
    22
  • 302
  • San Jose
  • 14
    28
    21
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 624
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 19
    26
    22
  • 340
  • San Jose
  • 15
    28
    21
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 463
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 19
    26
    22
  • 383
  • San Jose
  • 14
    27
    20
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 303
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 18
    26
    22
  • 423
  • San Jose
  • 11
    23
    17
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 400
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 18
    26
    22
  • 262
  • San Jose
  • 8
    18
    13
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 22
    29
    26
  • 600
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Monteverde
  • 18
    26
    22
  • 184
  • San Jose
  • 6
    14
    10
  • 0
  • Tortuguero
  • 22
    29
    26
  • 619

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All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price unless a land only option is selected

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    • Above prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes, subject to change.
    • Standard itinerary departs SYD, MEL, BNE, PER & ADL. For departures from other cities, please contact us for details.
    • Customary tipping of approximately US$140 (AU$209) is paid locally in Latin America.
    • Depending on airline schedules, extra nights pre- or post-tour accommodation or stopovers may be required at additional cost.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Group Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes
    • Domestic transportation
    • 3* plus – 4* accommodation
    • Meals as specified
    • Touring with National Escorts and entrance fees

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