Your Holiday Itinerary - Tropical Costa Rica

Day 1: Home - San Jose, Costa Rica

Explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls…exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colourful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

Day 2: San Jose - Guanacaste

Start the day with a tour of a local coffee  plantation, highlighting the history of this driver
of Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive
in the Guanacaste region, known for its breathtaking
beauty and fine sandy beaches.

Day 3: Guanacaste

Fun in the sun is in store for you as you enjoy this paradise. Explore the nearby town and beaches or simply relax by the pool or beach and take advantage of the amenities offered at your lovely resort. Perhaps you’ll take this opportunity to enjoy the tropics from the water on an optional catamaran cruise.

Day 4: Guanacaste - Monteverde

You won’t believe your eyes as you travel into the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Upon arrival in Monteverde, take a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem and encounter many incredible species of fl ora and fauna up-close. This forest is the home of the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, celebrated for its gorgeous jewel-toned plumage. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot this elusive bird.

Day 5: Monteverde

Begin your day at Selvatura Park, a cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde. Venture into an enchanting, colourful world as you explore one of the world’s largest butterfl y gardens with more than 30 species of tropical butterfl ies. Next, be dazzled in a nearby gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Embark on a guided walking tour above the forest floor on a leisurely-paced “Hanging Bridges” tour. Get a different perspective on the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and fl ora. This evening, learn many interesting facts about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year from a local expert.

Day 6: Monteverde - Arenal

Uncover the importance of conservation in a visit to a tree nursery, where you will learn about the indigenous trees. Cross through the mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where views of the volcano await you. Be surrounded by tranquillity on a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal.

Day 7: Arenal

Today you’ll embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a panga (covered canoe), stopping along the way to observe and photograph the wildlife. The Arenal Volcano area is also known as the land of spas and hot springs, and you’ll have an opportunity to relax during an optional spa visit.

Day 8: Arenal - San Jose

Discover the charming town of Zarcero and visit its well-known whimsical topiary garden. Continue to the small, picturesque town of Grecia to see the unusual metal church constructed of brick-red metal panes, walk the beautifully landscaped central park or shop at the traditional local market. Later, visit San Jose’s colourful Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnifi cent building of post-Baroque splendour. This evening enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner.

Day 9: San Jose

Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your adventure in Costa Rica.

Departure Dates 2018/19 Tropical Costa Rica (9 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £1209

Travel 55 discount price from £1125

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

January 4, 6, 8, 11 - 2018

April 21, 23, 28

January 5, 7, 10, 12 - 2019

January 13, 15, 18, 20

May 5, 12, 26

January 14, 17, 19, 21 

January 22, 25, 27, 29

June 9, 16

January 24, 26, 28, 31

February 1, 3, 5, 8

July 21

February 2, 4, 7, 9

February 10, 12, 15, 17

August 25

February 11, 14, 16, 18

February 19, 22, 24, 26

September 15, 22

February 21, 23, 25, 28

March 1, 3, 5, 8

October 6, 8, 13

March 2, 4, 9, 11

March 10, 12, 15, 17

October 15, 20, 22

March  16, 18, 21

March 19, 22, 24

November 1, 3, 5

March 23, 25, 30

April 2, 5, 7

November 8, 10, 12

April 1, 4, 6, 8

April 9, 14, 16

December 1, 29

April 11, 25, 27, 29

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used. • Taxes/fees to be paid in local currency or USD upon exiting the country are approximately 32 USD (approximately £20 GBP). • An ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA, at your own expense.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery surrounding Arenal Volcano.
  • Spot indigenous wildlife while on a Cano Negro riverboat cruise.
  • Learn about Costa Rica’s vegetation on a guided walk in the cloud forest.
  • Stay in the Guanacaste region, known for its fine sandy beaches.
  • Explore San Jose including the Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre.


Tropical Costa Rica

9 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £1125

A holiday to Costa Rica with it's lush forests and stunning waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines is truly a dream vacation. Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Luxuriate at a beach and golf resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches.

This stunning 9 day tour to Costa Rica comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 13 meals (8 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: DoubleTree by Hilton, Cariari, San Jose. Esplendor Tamarindo, Guanacaste. El Establo Hotel, Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arenal Springs Resort, Arenal.
  • PLUS:
  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • Complimentary WIFI on tour
  • Climb high into the trees for your choice of a ‘hanging bridges’ tour. Or, zip lining in the cloud forest!

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will fi nd the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Conditions may apply, call for details.

Tour Highlights - Tropical Costa Rica

  • Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Discover Zarcero and its topiary garden
  • Enjoy the Arenal Volcano landscapes
  • Explore Cano Negro on a river boat adventure
  • Climb high into the trees for your choice of a ‘hanging bridges’ tour. Or, zip lining in the cloud forest!

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