Best of Both. 14nts fr £1,995

Tour highlights: Visit the National Parks of Poas, Arenal, Tortuguero and Cahuita and relax in the paradisiac exotic islands of Bocas del Toro.

B.A. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday departures between November – March.

B.A. Wednesday & Saturday departures April – October.

AIR FRANCE WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY DEPARTURES TO SAN JOSE
VIA PARIS FROM ALL MAJOR UK AIRPORTS. 

COSTA RICA TAILOR MADE HOLIDAYS 2017 & 2018.

EDINBURGH, MANCHESTER, BIRMINGHAM DEPARTURES AVAILABLE WITH ALTERNATIVE AIRLINES.

 

YEAR 2017 Adult price from
November £1,995
December P.O.A.
YEAR 2018 Adult price from
January WET SEASON BOCAS DEL TORO
February £2,245
March £2,195
April £2,095
May £2,145
June WET SEASON BOCAS DEL TORO
July – 21Aug £2,495
22Aug – 30Sep £2,095

* EASTER ’18 FLIGHT SUPPLEMENTS APPLY *
Contact us on sales@allabouttailormadetravel.com or call 0208 469 0516 for a quotation.

Price includes:

FLIGHTS

  • British Airways return DIRECT flights London Gatwick to San Jose ( flight duration +/- 11 hours )*

    * Regional departures from Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester to San Jose available at a small supplement.
  • One way flight from Bocas del Toro to San Jose with Nature Air.

ACCOMMODATION

BEST OF COSTA RICA & BOCAS DEL TORO ROUTE MAP



TRANSFERS

  • Private transfer from San Jose airport – Hampton Inn & Suites (+/- 5 minutes).
  • Shared transfer San Jose hotel – Arenal hotel (+/- 3 hours).
  • Private transfer Arenal – Guapiles (+/- 3 hours).
  • Return shared transfer Guapiles – La Pavona (+/- 1 hour).
  • Return boat transfers La Pavona – Mawamba Lodge (+/- 1 hour 30 minutes).
  • Shared transfer Guapiles – Puerto Viejo (+/- 2 hours).
  • Shared transfer Puerto Viejo – Bocas del Toro (+/- 2 hours 30 minutes by road, 30 minutes by boat).
  • One way flight with Nature Air Bocas del Toro – San Jose (1 hour flight)
  • Private transfer from Hampton Inn & Suites – San Jose airport (+/- 5 minutes).

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

  • Full day trip to Poas Volcano and Doka coffee tour.
  • One guided boat trip per day ( Tortuguero National Park).
  • A hiking trip on nature trails at Mawamba Lodge and visit to Tortuguero Village.
  • Full day excursion to Cahuita National Park.

 

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Meet and greet on arrival at San Jose International Airport.
  • Full ATOL protection/ATOL Certificate.

Price excludes:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park ( 10USD ).
     
  • Costa Rica airport departure tax ( 29usd per person, to be paid locally).
  • Panama taxes at border ( 7usd per person, to be paid locally)
  • Panama airport departure tax (15usd per person, to be paid locally)

Additional information.

Price is based on two people travelling together.

The beauty of tailor-made is that we can add or reduce the final number of nights, select a different room type or hotel, or even add another stop over to make your dream holiday come true.

Anything is possible – just ask us.

 

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BEST OF COSTA RICA ITINERARY DESCRIPTION

Day 1.  Welcome to Costa Rica.

On arrival at San Jose’s International airport, you will be met by our local representative who will assist you with your five minute private transfer to your hotel.

2 nights accommodation in a standard room on B&B basis at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport, San Jose.

Day 2. Full day trip to Poas Volcano and Doka Coffee Tour.

Poas Volcano

Full day guided visit to Poas Volcano National Park, Poas is an active volcano with the second larger crater in the world. Also learn about the coffee history and end the tour with a visit to the Famous town of Sarchi, home of the Costa Rican artisan.

Days 3 / 4 / 5.  San Jose – Arenal Volcano National Park.

Morning shared transfer to Arenal Volcano National Park, where you will be spending three relaxing nights at the amazing Arenal Springs Resort & Spa, located right opposite the mesmerising Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Volcano

Do something special… Arenal Springs Resort and Spa features two exclusive VIP romantic tables in the middle of their extensive hotel gardens. We can pre-book one of these tables for you and your other half. For a very reasonable cost, the hotel can arrange a Romantic Dinner for Two in the most magical private setting. To find out more about a Romantic dinner at Arenals Springs please contact a member of our sales team.

During your stay at Arenal, you will have the opportunity to do water rafting, zip lining, paddle boarding at Arenal Lake or visit a local Costa Rican farm and try a delicious traditional Costa Rican meal.

3 nights accommodation in a Junior Suite on B&B basis at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa, Arenal Volcano National Park.

Day 6.  Arenal – Tortuguero National Park.

Boat Transfer to Mawamba Lodge

Depart the hotel just before sunrise for a three hour private transfer to Guapiles. Your hotel will arrange a boxed breakfast for you on this day.

On arrival in Guapiles, there will be a 30 minute stop for a second chance for breakfast. From this point, you will join a small group of travellers and a shared one hour transfer will take you to La Pavona Dock, where you will be taking a boat transfer to Tortuguero National Park. Watch out for crocodiles, exotic birds and sloths on the way to Mawamba Lodge.

2 nights accommodation on full board basis at Mawamba Lodge – one guided boat trip included per person per night – Tortuguero National Park.

Day 7.  Tortuguero National Park.

Tortuguero National Park

Full day to explore Tortuguero National Park. Learn about the different type of bird species on your two hour guided boat tour. Visit Tortuguero town and walk on the secluded beach next to Mawamba Lodge. We recommend an early walk on the beach to admire the stunning sunrise on the beach. Between July and October, you will be able to see hundreds of leather back turtles coming out of the sea at night laying eggs. You can only access the beach via a private excursion, that must be booked separately with Mawamba Lodge.

For environmental reasons, only a limited number of people are allowed to take part of these excursions. Visit the Ranario at Mawamba Lodge for a close encounter with the beautiful typical Costa Rican green frog.

Day 8.  Tortuguero National Park – Puerto Viejo.

After breakfast, your boat transfer will take you back to La Pavona dock where your shared transfer will be waiting for you to take you back to Guapiles. From Guapiles, your shared transfer will continue to Puerto Viejo. Total transfer time: one hour boat transfer plus 3 hours road transfer approximately.

You will arrive at Escape Caribeno in the early afternoon. In the evening, we strongly suggest you walk less than five minutes into Puerto Viejo town centre and explore its vibey local Caribbean restaurants and have a drink at one of the many reggae bars.

2 nights accommodation in a beach bungalow on B&B basis at Escape Caribeno, Puerto Viejo.

Day 9. Full day snorkeling and hiking tour to Cahuita National Park.

Cahuita National Park

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel for your full day snorkeling and hiking to Cahuita National Park. First stop, the sea. You will be sailing around this stunning National Park and snorkeling for approximately two hours. Snorkeling equipment will be provided. Coral Reel ( best in Costa Rica ), Manta Rays, tropical fish are some of the marine beauties you will be encountering. After your snorkeling experience, tropical fruits and snacks will be provided before starting your afternoon hiking through Cahuita National Park and hanging out with monkeys and sloths. 

Return to your hotel around 5pm in the afternoon.

 

Day 10. Puerto Viejo – Bocas del Toro Archipelago.


Morning shared transfer to the border with Panama ( one hour road transfer ). Your transfer will then continue for another hour, followed by a 30 minute boat transfer to Colon Island, in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago.

On arrival, your hotel is a five minute walk from the pier. Welcome to PARADISE!

4 nights standard room on B&B basis at Gran Hotel Bahia, Colon Island.

Days 11 / 12 / 13. Bocas del Toro Archipelago. 

Star Fish Beach, Bocas del Toro

Three full day to relax in one of the best well kept secret places in the World, the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro. Your accommodation will be at Colon, the main island. Colon has a main street with a few authentic local restaurants and bars. From Colon Island, you can book full day boat tours to see the main sights of this wonderful archipelago including Red Frog Beach, Crawl Cay, Cayos Zapatillas where you will be able to rest and swim with hardly anyone around, you will see dolphins in the wild and an island full of sloths.  Diving and surfing is also popular in Bocas del Toro. Contact our sales team if you want to find out more about this. Another must is a visit to Star Fish beach, also in Colon Island.

Day 14. Bocas del Toro – San Jose.

Nature Air flight Bocas-San Jose

Depart your hotel and walk to the airport in Colon Island. Take your one hour scenic flight with Nature Air back to San Jose.

On arrival, your short shuttle transfer will take you to your airport hotel in San Jose.

1 night accommodation on B&B basis at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport.

Day 15. Last day.

Shuttle transfer back to San Jose’s International airport. End of itinerary.

Pura Vida!

 

Juan Sanchez from All About Tailor made Travel recommends:

“Having done a very similar trip myself recently ( October 2013 ) it is very easy for me to recommend this route. Distances are not long and this tour is based on private / shared transfers so it is pretty much stress-free all the way. After you have been touring through some of the most spectacular National Parks in Costa Rica, having visited Poas and Arenal active Volcanoes plus Tortuguero and Cahuita, relaxing in Bocas is the best place to fully recharge your batteries and put your feet up before heading back to your real World. Bocas Del Toro feels like Thailand before all the thousands of tourists arrived. Bocas still remains undiscovered but the question is, for how long?”


 

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