Ultimate Costa Rica Tour
10 Night / 11 Day Tour Starting at $3,995
Ultimate Costa Rica Tour
10 Night / 11 Day Tour Starting at $3,995
From $3,495.00per person / double occupancy
- Families, friends or couples.
- 10 Nights / 11 Days
- 1 Country
- 5 cities
The Ultimate Costa Rica Tour is our most extensive tour through Costa Rica. You will travel from the capital city of San Jose to the Caribbean, back through the jungle and all the way to a luxurious resort in the Pacific Northwest coastal community of Playa Conchal. This tour allows you to experience each of the beautiful Costa Rican ecosystems. Each tour can be customized to your wants and needs, make it as rugged or as luxurious as you please.
The Ultimate Costa Rica tour includes everything you’ll need for a wonderful tour. Our goal is to include as much as possible while still giving you the freedom to make your own decisions. Thus, you will notice a great deal of items are included, from breakfasts to excursions. However, you still have plenty of time to explore on your own, from restaurants to activities.
- From the moment you start planning your trip to the moment you return home your dedicated tour advisor will be there to assist in making your trip to Costa Rica a success.
- No need to speak Spanish, although that doesn’t mean you can’t practice. In fact, all tours include bilingual tour guides so you can practice with them.
- Accommodation in either 4 or 5 star hotels (depending on which tour you choose.)
- All ground transportation is included in your tour. We utilize modern, air conditioned vehicles for all transportation needs.
- Activities such as hanging bridge tours and zip-lining are included.
- Breakfast is included on each day
- 5 lunches are included
- 5 Dinners are included
- Bottled water provided each day
- Our Los Angeles based support team is available 24/7 while on tour.
- Each of our travelers have the option to purchase travel insurance at a discounted rate.
- Each tour includes an option to be involved in a community outreach.
The Ultimate Costa Rica itinerary is our most comprehensive Costa Rica tour. You will literally traverse the entire country from east to west and truly experience Costa Rica’s highlights, in only 10 nights and 11 days.
Arrive in San Jose
Arrive in San Jose and enjoy the day and evening exploring the capital of Costa Rica. Your local tour manager will greet you at the airport and arrange for your transfer to the hotel.
Awaken to a cup of famous Costa Rican coffee and travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Travel aboard a river boat through the lush rainforest and mystical canals teaming with wildlife. Keep your eyes open as the jungle is full of amazing animals; monkeys, sea turtles, otters, manatees, ocelots, sloths, caiman and exotic birds. Arrive at your Tortuguero lodge where you will have the afternoon to visit the village, relax by the pool or explore the beach. In the evening you will enjoy a buffet dinner under the stars and along the Tortuguero lagoon.
Wake up. That majestic noise you hear are the howler monkeys singing in the morning. What a fabulous way to start the day. This morning you will meet your local guide and go on a boat guided adventure through Tortuguero National Park. Your guide will help you spot the various wildlife and educate you on the area. Be on the look out for iguanas, sloths, toucans, caiman, capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, howler monkeys and crocodiles. Spend the afternoon exploring or relaxing, the choice is yours. If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), you can choose to take a night tour with a naturalist guide and witness the sea turtles lay their eggs. A truly unforgettable experience. Tonight you will enjoy another delicious buffet dinner.
Tortuguero – Arenal
Say goodbye to the beauty of the jungle and jump on a boat to head back to the mainland, where your transfer awaits to take you to the town of La Fortuna and the majestic Arenal Volcano, an active volcano reaching almost 6,000 feet. Along your journey to Arenal, you will stop for lunch. Then you will arrive at your resort and relax the rest of the day. Take this time to have a soak in the natural hot springs or go for a walk in the quaint town of La Fortuna.
Good morning. Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then head out for a guided walking tour through Arenal National Park. Explore the lava rocks and learn about the volcanoes rich history. From there you will embark on your journey through the famous Arenal hanging bridges where you will walk through the top of the jungle canopy with monkeys, bird and sloths.
Arenal – Monte Verde
From the volcano of Arenal to the pristine rainforest in the mountain community of Monte Verde. Take a journey across Lake Arenal and continue your journey up to Monte Verde.
Monte Verde – Playa Conchal
From the mountains to the beach. Today you will continue your Costa Rican journey and head northwest to the pacific area of Playa Conchal, one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. This area is known as the Gold Coast. But before you head south, you’ll zip-line high above the jungle floor, soaring through the trees. The drive from Monte Verde to Playa Conchal is approximately 4 hours, with stops along the way for nature viewing and lunch. You will arrive in Playa Conchal in the afternoon, just in time to settle in for a sunset cocktail or mocktail followed by dinner.
Wake up and take in the Pacific ocean air. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast and have a day of relaxation. By this point you’ve been on a long journey and you probably want a day to relax by the pool, hang out at the beach or maybe play a round of golf. The day is yours and the options are endless at your all inclusive resort. You may want to finish your day with a sunset catamaran cruise.
Day two in Playa Conchal is another free day. Use it as a day to relax, maybe get a massage on the beach or head to the town of Tamarindo. The day is yours and we will be happy to help you plan it.
Playa Conchal – San Jose
Enjoy one final morning on the Pacific ocean. Enjoy a fabulous buffet breakfast and then begin your drive back to San Jose. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon, where you will have one more night to enjoy Costa Rica. We will be happy to help you plan a nice dinner out.
Depart from San Jose
Transfer to San Jose’s Santa Maria International Airport for your flight. Pura Vida!
Options and Upgrades
We want to give you options. Below are our standard options and upgrades. However, if you don’t see what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to ask, we can accommodate just about any request.
5 Star Hotel Upgrade
The Experience Costa Rica Tour is offered using 4 star accommodation, which you will find is very nice in itself. However, if you would like to experience the most exquisite hotel and spa experiences in Costa Rica, you can upgrade to 5 star accommodation. Please ask your travel advisor about 5 star hotel options and pricing.
Standard transportation is in small, professionally maintained and operated vans and shuttles. This is how most people choose to travel around Costa Rica. It’s easy, affordable and fun. You generally only travel with 4 to 6 other people and often it’s fun meeting new people. If shared transportation is not your thing, then we will be happy to organize private transfers for you. The private transfer option will give you a luxury vehicle, usually an SUV, with private driver.
Rather then drive from one stop to the next, you can fly. For example, the drive from Arenal to Manuel Antonio is 5 hours. You can choose to forgo the drive and fly, which only takes 30 minutes. We can arrange a flight for any portion of your journey. There are a number of flying options from charter airplanes and helicopters to local airlines. Your travel advisor will be happy to discuss these options with you.
There are an abundance of activities in Costa Rica and we have included some of the best in this tour. However, if there is an additional activity you would like to add or you would like some advice about additional activities please ask your travel advisor. For example, you may want to find a local surf spot, visit a particular coffee plantation or maybe you want to go river rafting. Whatever it may be, please let us know and we’ll make it happen.
Birthdays, proposals, anniversaries, weddings, reunions. We have helped plan them all. If you are celebrating a special event and need assistance, we will be happy to help. Whether it is a romantic evening for two or a milestone birthday bash, let us know and we will arrange it for you.
Are you interested in going to Costa Rica? Planning your trip is simple. Start by completing the inquiry form below and your personal travel advisor will reach out to you to discuss your preferred dates, options and pricing. Alternatively, talk to us on live chat or call us at 800 215 9999.