Costa Rica Hidden Gem, 14nts fr £1,995

Tour highlights: San JoseArenal Volcano – Puerto Viejo – Bocas del Toro Archipelago.

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.

 

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Price includes:

FLIGHTS

  • British Airways return DIRECT flights London Gatwick to San Jose ( flight duration +/- 11 hours )*
  • One way flight Bocas del Toro – San Jose, Nature Air ( flight duration one hour )

    * Regional departures from Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester to San Jose available at a small supplement.

ACCOMMODATION

 

Arenal Volcano National Park

COSTA RICA FOR THE BOHEMIAN ROUTE MAP



TRANSFERS INCLUDED

  • As per itinerary description.

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Meet and greet on arrival at San Jose International Airport.
  • Full day visit to Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens.
  • Full day visit to Cahuita National Park.
  • One way internal flight Colon Island (Bocas del Toro Archipelago) – San Jose with Nature Air.– 
  • Full ATOL protection/ATOL Certificate.

 

Price excludes:

  • Airport departure tax ( 28usd per person, to be paid locally).– 
  • Visa entrance / exit fees Panama.
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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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COSTA RICA ITINERARY DESCRIPTION

 

ITINERARY DESCRIPTION

Day 1. Welcome to Costa Rica.

Arrive at the San Jose International Airport followed by a five minute shuttle 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 excursion to Poas Volcano and Doka Coffee Plantation.

The tour begins with an early pick up at Hampton Inn & Suites hotel.

Drive through the Pan-American Highway to the Doka Coffee Estate. At Doka Coffee Estate you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. On the way you’ll learn about the “golden bean” – as coffee is sometimes called in Costa Rica – and its importance to the local culture and economy.

The Doka Coffee Estate is set along the slopes of the Poás Volcano and has been growing, harvesting and roasting coffee for three generations. The tour begins in the field, where your guide will teach you about the biology of the plant and its relevance at both a local and global scale. You’ll then visit the processing plant (which, as it turns out, was declared to be an Architectural Heritage for Humanity site in 2003) and watch as beans are de-pulped and fermented. The final stop is the roasting plant and café, where you’ll learn about and sample the estate’s eight blends of coffee.

Next, you’ll hop back in the bus and ascend the Poás Volcano along a road dotted with fern, flower and strawberry farms. At the volcano you can explore segments of the park with a light hike and peer into an impressive crater steaming with fumaroles. You’ll also visit the beautiful Botos Lagoon and learn about the various ecosystems that are present within the region.

After visiting the volcano, you’ll continue on to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Once here, you’ll walk along a forested trail that leads to the spectacular waterfalls. This area is between 4,000 and 5,000 ft., which allows for the coexistence of both a rainforest and cloud forest. Enjoy colorful flowers and beautiful birds as you walk along the trail. The La Paz Waterfalls are large and powerful—and make for great photos. While here you will also have the opportunity to visit the hummingbird garden, serpentarium, bird house (visitors are allowed to hold a toucan on their arm), butterfly garden, and frog exhibit.

The Jungle Cats exhibit is another attraction at La Paz Waterfalls Garden. The Jungle Cats stay in captivity because they cannot be released back into the wild – most of them were old, injured or were exposed to humans for too long. During the tour you can observe them and learn a lot about the felines species in Costa Rica.

The full day trip ends at approximately 6pm at your hotel.

Day 3. San Jose – Arenal Volcano National Park. (+/- 3 hours)

Private transfer to your hotel in La Fortuna, in the heart of Arenal Volcano National Park, driving via the colourful Arenal Lake enjoying scenic stops for photographs.

3 nights accommodation in a Junior Suite on B&B basis at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa – Arenal.

Escape to Arenal. Costa Rica tailor made

Arenal Volcano National Park

Days 4 & 5 – Arenal Volcano National Park.

Enjoy two full days at leisure and relax at this wonderful location, one of Costa Rica’s highlights. Arenal Springs Resort and Spa features its own hot springs and private pools with hot water from the Volcano ideal for a perfect rejuvenating break.

While staying at Arenal, you will be able to go zip lining through the cloud forest, water rafting ( beginners and intermediate levels available ) , trying cooking lessons with a local Costa Rican family or go paddle boarding at Arenal Lake as some of the preferred activities in the area.

Day 6.  Arenal – Puerto Viejo / Caribbean Coast. (+/- 4 hours)

Morning private transfer from your hotel in Arenal to Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, via scenic roads with stunning landscapes. Your driver will stop on your request for photograph opportunities at points of interest.

nights accommodation in a standard room on B&B basis at Cariblue Hotel – Puerto Viejo.

Cahuita National Park

Day 7. Cahuita National Park.

In the morning, you will be met by your local guide for a full day tour to the nearby Cahuita National Park where you will be able to walk where jungle meets the ocean and snorkel with Manta Rays.

Day 8. Puerto Viejo, full day beach.

Full day at leisure to relax at the beach and re charge your batteries.

Day 9. Puerto Viejo – Colon Island, Bocas del Toro Islands – Panama. (+/- 5 hours)

Morning departure by private road transfer to Siaxola (+/- 45 minutes) where you will be crossing the border into Panama.

From this point, you will then have a further one hour road transfer ( stop over at Changuinola where there are cash machines ) until you reach Almirante, where you will be taking a shared 30-minute boat transfer into Colon Island, which is the main island at Bocas Del Toro Archipelago. Welcome to Paradise!

5 nights deluxe room on B&B basis at Gran Hotel Bahia – Colon Island, Bocas del Toro Archipelago (Panama).

Days 10 – 11 – 12 – 13. Bocas del Toro Archipelago.

Four full days for you to complete disconnect and discover the authentic beauty of these exotic islands. Go to Star Fish beach in Colon Island and swim in waters full of massive star fish, visit Cayo Zapatilla National Park, Sloth Island, a place where dolphins swim in the wild, Red Frog Beach and more…

Private transfer to San Jose’s International Airport for your departure flight.

Day 14. Return to San Jose.

Morning one hour scenic flight from Colon Island to San Jose with Nature Air in an 18-seater plane. 

On arrival at San Jose, transfer to your hotel. 

1 night accommodation in a standard room on B&B basis at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport – San Jose.

Day 15. Return home.

Shuttle transfer back to San Jose airport for your return flight back home.

Pura Vida!

      

 

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