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Classic Costa Rica

From £1225 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Every year thousands of tourists travel to Costa Rica but few get to experience this charismatic country's real way of life. On this Classic Costa Rica trip, stay with a local family in Santa Rosa de Pocosol and get your hands dirty on a nearby farm. Uncover jungle gems in Tortuguero and Sarapiqui; hot springs, waterfalls and a live volcano in La Fortuna; and white sandy beaches at Quepos - all set to a sizzling salsa beat. This adventure into the heart of tropical paradise will surely leave you wanting more. 2019 CHANGES: From 1 January 2019 this trip will change. These changes come as a result of our traveller’s feedback that they prefer more time at a beach destination over an inland destination. We have replaced 1 night in Monteverde with an extra night in Manuel Antonio. We have also replaced the destination Sarapiqui with Rio Celeste. 2019 departures are not guaranteed for this reason as yet.
Essential Info
Starts: San Jose
Ends: San Jose
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IQVSR
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Costa Rica
What's Included


5 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included


Private minibus,local bus,boat


Hotel (11 nights),Lodge (2 nights),Homestay (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Stroll through lively markets in San Jose

•   Explore the jungle in the Tortuguero National Park

•   Chill out to the sounds of nature in Sarapiqui

•   Soak off the day in La Fortuna hot springs

•   Get close to the coalface at Arenal Volcano

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 29th Sep 2018
Returning: 13th Oct 2018
Fully Booked
Departing: 13th Oct 2018
Returning: 27th Oct 2018
Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 20th Oct 2018
Returning: 3rd Nov 2018
Fully Booked
Departing: 3rd Nov 2018
Returning: 17th Nov 2018
Fully Booked
Departing: 10th Nov 2018
Returning: 24th Nov 2018
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 17th Nov 2018
Returning: 1st Dec 2018
Fully Booked
Departing: 22nd Nov 2018
Returning: 6th Dec 2018
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 24th Nov 2018
Returning: 8th Dec 2018
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 1st Dec 2018
Returning: 15th Dec 2018
Fully Booked
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Itinerary & Notes
Hola! Welcome to Costa Rica! Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. With over half the country's population living within its parameters, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere. A good place to start exploring is the main plaza, a fantastic place to get comfy and do some people watching. Artisan booths are common here and you never know when there'll be a spontaneous art fair. Have a look at the Gold Museum which has an amazing collection of indigenous gold art. If these cultural gems get you in the mood for a bit of shopping head to the out door market in Plaza de la Cultura or the Central Market where you can buy anything from handicrafts to seafood.

Additional Activities

San Jose - Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Botanical Garden (full-day tour)
90 USD
San Jose - Butterfly farm
27 USD
San Jose - Gold Museum
11 USD
San Jose - Jade Museum
10 USD
San Jose - National Museum
12 USD
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