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Classic Costa Rica

From £1080 for 15 days
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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.
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: 28th April 2018
Returning: 12th May 2018
San Jose - San Jose
£1,200pp £1,080pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 26th May 2018
Returning: 9th June 2018
San Jose - San Jose
Availability: Good
Departing: 9th June 2018
Returning: 23rd June 2018
San Jose - San Jose
Fully Booked
Departing: 23rd June 2018
Returning: 7th July 2018
San Jose - San Jose
Fully Booked
Departing: 7th July 2018
Returning: 21st July 2018
San Jose - San Jose
1 space
Departing: 14th July 2018
Returning: 28th July 2018
San Jose - San Jose
3 spaces
Departing: 21st July 2018
Returning: 4th August 2018
San Jose - San Jose
4 spaces
Departing: 28th July 2018
Returning: 11th August 2018
San Jose - San Jose
2 spaces
Departing: 4th August 2018
Returning: 18th August 2018
San Jose - San Jose
Availability: Good
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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 - National Museum
San Jose - Gold Museum
11 USD
San Jose - Jade Museum
10 USD
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A great trip although many of the optional excursions were expensive. The trip shows many highlights of Costa Rica from rainforests and nature to culture and beautiful beaches.
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