The Jewel of Central America

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Tour Overview

The secrets of Costa Rica are unravelled during this exciting, all-inclusive tour.

A friendly and peaceful country set between the Caribbean Sea and North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica offers a diverse ecosystem, from lush jungles inhabited by monkeys, sloths and tropical bird life to the sombre beauty of its active volcanoes.

Please note: This tour includes one night aboard aircraft.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 UK to San José

Accommodation Name: Barceló San José

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart in the morning for your daytime flight to San José and stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Barceló San José (3Q). The hotel's free bar is open from 10am to 10pm. D

icon Day 2 San José

Accommodation Name: Barceló San José

Perhaps join an optional visit to Irazu Volcano and Orosi Valley, or spend the day at leisure. B, L, D

icon Day 3 San José-Tárcoles

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Lapas

An included morning tour of the capital visits the National Museum and the National Theatre. Spend four nights at the 3-star Hotel Villa Lapas (3Q) in a private reserve on the River Tarcolitos, staying in basic, bungalow-style lodges. Free bar from 10am to 10pm daily. B, L, D

icon Day 4 Tárcoles

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Lapas

An optional excursion visits one of Costa Rica's most beautiful reserves where turquoise waters lap white beaches fringed by lush rainforest. You may see sloths, iguanas, howler and white-faced monkeys. B, L, D

icon Day 5 Carara National Park

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Lapas

Look out for scarlet macaws and flycatchers on an included excursion to one of the finest birdwatching sites in Costa Rica. There's also an optional aerial tram ride in the afternoon. B, L, D

icon Day 6 Tárcoles

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Lapas

At leisure. B, L, D

icon Day 7 Tárcoles-Muelle de San Carlos

Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort Hotel

You can join an optional boat ride this morning, venturing onto the river in search of crocodiles. You leave Tarcoles later today and travel to the locally rated 4-star Tilajari Resort Hotel (3Q+) for a seven-night stay. The hotel is set in 35 acres of gardens with orchids and a butterfly garden dome. The free bar here is open from 10am to 10pm daily. B, L, D

icon Day 8 Muelle de San Carlos

Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort Hotel

Spend today at leisure, either relaxing at your hotel or exploring your surroundings. B, L, D

icon Day 9 Rainforest walk

Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort Hotel

Explore the foliage, flora and wildlife of the rainforest on a half-day included guided jungle walk, with a further optional guided walk of the lava trails. B, L, D

icon Day 10 Muelle de San Carlos

Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort Hotel

Enjoy the next four days at leisure to take advantage of the hotel's facilities, with a choice of excursions you might like to join. Today's optional excursion is a boat ride down the Peñas Blancas River, with unrivalled opportunities to spot hummingbirds, monkeys, sloths, anteaters and rare butterflies. B, L, D

icon Day 11 Muelle de San Carlos

Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort Hotel

Today you can join a thrilling optional excursion to the rainforest and cross bridges and walkways suspended high above the ground in the canopy. Alternatively, indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to a chocolate plantation. B, L, D

icon Day 12 Muelle de San Carlos

Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort Hotel

Visit the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour floating safari on an optional excursion. At dusk there's an optional excursion to a hot springs complex in the middle of the rainforest. Take a dip in the pools, naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano, stand under a cascading waterfall and enjoy a drink at the bar. B, L, D

icon Day 13 Muelle de San Carlos

Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort Hotel

See how a Costa Rican family grows pineapples, papayas and medicinal plants on this optional excursion. Enjoy a farewell dinner and live marimba music this evening. B, L, D

icon Day 14 Muelle de San Carlos-San José

Accommodation Name: Barceló San José

Return to San José and the Barceló San José (3Q) where you stay overnight. En route there will be an included tour of La Paz waterfall gardens. B, L, D

icon Day 15 San José to UK

Accommodation Name: Barceló San José

Travel to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B, L

icon Day 16 UK

Arrive in the UK this morning and take your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

What's Included

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

Dinner plate42 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)

CocktailFree bar open up to 16 hours a day serving local drinks throughout the tour

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus all this...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapExcursions and visits

  • San José city tour
  • A wildlife tour in Carara National Park
  • Rainforest walk
  • La Paz waterfall gardens

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours
* serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour

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