Costa Rica Tour & Stay holidays

Discover our Costa Rica tours and holiday tour packages

Costa Rica Tour & Stay holidays
   

Costa Rica holidays offer the best of both worlds. Relaxation on pristine white beaches – and the chance to explore some of Central America’s most incredible scenery.

Our adventure-packed Costa Rica tours can be combined with chillout time beside the sea at one of our beach hotels. Read on to discover what's out there.

To book any of our Costa Rica Tour & Stay holidays, please call us on 0871 687 0134 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

 

2-night Adventure Tour

Horse riding Rapids

Costa Rica is all about adventure and the great outdoors – and this tour delivers on both counts. From hikes through jungles through to river tubing down rapids, from zip-lining over treetops to volcano treks, this 2-night taster reveals Costa Rica’s wild side.

Adventure Taster Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Guanacaste to Rincon de la Vieja
- Travel from the Pacific coast to Rincon de la Vieja volcano and national park
- Journey time about 1 hour 15 minutes
- Enjoy some free time at the lodge
- Stay at Hacienda Guachipelín Lodge or similar for 2 nights

Day 2 – Rincon de la Vieja

- Breakfast at the lodge
- Visit Rincon de La Vieja national park, including horse riding, a guided walk through the tropical humid forest and the foothills of the volcano, a visit to the natural hot springs and hot mud baths and river tubing
- Return to the lodge

Day 3 – Rincon de la Vieja to Guanacaste
- Breakfast at the lodge
- Go zip-lining through the Rio Blanco Canyon, climb its walls and try the Tarzan swing
- Return to the lodge
- Depart and head for your beach resort hotel in Guanacaste

 
 

4-night Cloud Forest Tour

Zip wire adventure Local wildlife

From lake trips through to thermal springs, this 4-night tour lines up some memorable moments. But the star attraction is the Monteverde Cloud Forest – a jungle high in the mountains shrouded in mist. The only question is how you’re going to tackle it – by hanging bridge or zip line?

Cloud Forest Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Guanacaste to Arenal Area
- Travel from the Pacific coast to the Arenal area
- Journey time about 3 hours
- Stay at the Arenal Springs Hotel or similar hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 – Arenal Area

- Start the day with an early breakfast at the hotel
- Head north to Los Chiles, only 4km from the border with Nicaragua
- Enjoy a boat trip along the Rio Frio
- Return to the hotel
- Relax at the Tabacon hot springs

Day 3 – Arenal to Monteverde
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Go on boat ride across Arenal Lake
- Transfer to the Monteverde hotel
- Journey is about 2 hours 30 minutes
- Check into your hotel in the Monteverde area
- Enjoy a coffee tour
- Stay at the Heliconia Hotel or similar for 2 nights

Day 4 - Monteverde
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Go on a zip-ling canopy tour through the Monteverde Cloud Forest or walk across the hanging treetop bridges
- Enjoy some free time back at the hotel
- Experience a night-time tour through the jungle
- Return to the hotel

Day 5 - Monteverde to Guanacaste
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Leave Monteverde and head to Guanacaste to stay at your chosen beach resort hotel
- Journey time about 4 hours

 
 

7-night Grand Tour

Mountain Grand Tour of Costa Rica

This tour showcases the very best of Costa Rica. It’s also a trip of two halves that takes you from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. En route you’ll be treated to some of Mother Nature’s finest handiwork by way of volcanoes, hot springs, jungles and eye-popping flora and fauna.

Grand Tour of Costa Rica Itinerary

Day 1 – Guanacaste to Rincon de la Vieja
- Travel from the Pacific coast to Rincon de la Vieja volcano and national park
- Journey time about 1 hour 15 minutes
- Enjoy some free time at the lodge
- Stay at Hacienda Guachipelín Lodge or similar for 1 night

Day 2 – Rincon de la Vieja to Arenal Volcano
- Breakfast at the lodge
- Head to the Rio Negro for river tubing and a horse riding adventure
- Travel from Rincon de la Vieja to Arenal region
- Journey time about 4 hours
- Relax at the Tabacon hot springs
- Stay at Arenal Springs Hotel or similar for 2 nights

Day 3 – Arenal Region
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Enjoy a full day cultural tour
- Go on a tour of the Arenal hanging bridges

Day 4 – Arenal to Sarapiqui
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Transfer to the Sarapiqui area
- Journey time about 3 hours
- Go on a guided walk in the rainforest
- Stay at Selva Verde Lodge or similar for 1 night

Day 5 – Sarapiqui to Tortuguero
- Breakfast at La Quinta de Sarapiqui
- Depart by bus and go to the dock to take the boat to Tortuguero
- Arrive at the lodge, welcome cocktail and lunch
- Visit to Tortuguero village, the Green Turtle Museum, and walk along the beach where turtles lay their eggs
- Have dinner and stay at the Laguna Lodge or similar for 2 nights

Day 6 - Tortuguero
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Take a boat tour of the Tortuguero canals
- Return to the hotel for lunch
- Enjoy an afternoon at leisure
- Have dinner at the lodge

Day 7 – Tortuguero to San Jose
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Go by boat back to the dock and then drive to San Jose
- Enjoy a sightseeing city tour of San Jose
- Stay at Tryp Sabana Hotel or similar for 1 night

Day 8 – San Jose to Guanacaste
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Leave San Jose and head to Guanacaste to stay at your chosen beach resort hotel
- Journey time about 4 hours 30 minutes

 
 

A few more details about our Costa Rica tours...

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What’s included on the tours?
- Meals as listed in the itinerary – soft and alcoholic drinks not included
- English-speaking tour guides
- All entrance fees, tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in standard rooms at hotels and lodges

How to book
Our Costa Rica tours can't currently be booked online. However, you can call our knowledgeable Travel Advisors on 0871 687 0134. Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

Alternatively, if you're just looking to relax on the beach for a week or two, you can book your Costa Rica beach holiday online.

 
 

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