12 Days

Costa Rica: A 12-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour

Discover volcanoes, cloud forests and national parks on a 12-day tour through Costa Rica. Visit a wildlife conservation centre, soak in hot-springs and spot a diverse range of animals in Central America's tropical paradise. All this plus 11 nights of hand-picked accommodation, private airport transfers, expert English-speaking guides and more. Consider expanding your adventure on an extended tour to Panama City, where the world's greatest Canal and colonial charm meet in harmony.

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Earn 3,299 Qantas Points
12 Days
Twin Share
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  • 11 nights of accommodation in San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio
  • Daily breakfasts and select meals (one lunch and two dinners)
  • The services of an English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Nature walks through Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve, Manuel Antonio National Park and Carara National Park
Earn 3,999 Qantas Points
15 Days
Twin Share, Extended Tour
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  • 11 nights of accommodation in San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio
  • Daily breakfasts and select meals (one lunch and two dinners)
  • The services of an English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Nature walks through Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve, Manuel Antonio National Park and Carara National Park PLUS
  • Three extra nights of accommodation in Panama City
  • An included flight from San Jose to Panama City
  • An extended itinerary through Panama City with guided visits to Panama Canal, the downtown district and more.
  • Daily breakfasts
Earn 4,999 Qantas Points
12 Days
Single Traveller
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  • 11 nights of accommodation in San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio
  • Daily breakfasts and select meals (one lunch and two dinners)
  • The services of an English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Nature walks through Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve, Manuel Antonio National Park and Carara National Park
Earn 6,099 Qantas Points
15 Days
Single Traveller, Extended Tour
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  • 11 nights of accommodation in San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio
  • Daily breakfasts and select meals (one lunch and two dinners)
  • The services of an English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Nature walks through Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve, Manuel Antonio National Park and Carara National Park PLUS
  • Three extra nights of accommodation in Panama City
  • An included flight from San Jose to Panama City
  • An extended itinerary through Panama City with guided visits to Panama Canal, the downtown district and more.
  • Daily breakfasts

Translating quite literally to 'The Rich Coast', Costa Rica is full of gorgeous tropical landscapes and rich history. Get your culture fix in San Jose, watch the cascades of La Fortuna, wander the cloud forest of Monteverde and bask on the coasts of Manuel Antonio National Park where you can discover thousands of animals and plant species on guided nature walks and more.

See the 'Itinerary' tab for more information.

What You'll Love...

The Wildnerness – Cloud forests, hot springs and nature reserves

The hot springs, hikes and volcanoes of La Fortuna paint the perfect picture of Costa Rica's wilderness. Discover the La Fortuna Waterfall, listen for frogs on a guided night walk and swim in the shadow of a volcano in your hotel's hot springs.

Discover one of the best examples of sustainable tourism that you can experience at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Considered as the most well known cloud forest in the world for its wide variety of biodiversity, important conservation contributions and scientific research, you'll find 2.5% of the world’s total biodiversity within this park. It’s one of the few remaining habitats in the world that supports all six species of the cat family – jaguars, ocelots, pumas, oncillas, margays, and jaguarundis.

Home to spider monkeys, sloths and hundreds of other birds and mammals, Manuel Antonio National Park is a tropical paradise and listed by Forbes as being among the world's 12 most beautiful national parks. Try to spot countless animals during a guided walk through this famous Costa Rican reserve.

The Culture – From coffee to Cartago

Visit local producers to learn how coffee and sugar cane are produced. After a crop-to-cup experience at El Trapiche’s coffee plantation, you’ll make your own candy during a sugar cane workshop.

At the foot of the Irazu Volcano lies Cartago, former capital of Costa Rica. Admire the Basilica of Los Angeles’s Byzantine architecture and witness a stunning volcanic backdrop as you wander the colonial streets.

Hand-Picked Stays – Volcanoes and Hot Springs

Soak in the natural on-site hot springs at the Hotel Arenal Springs Resort and Spa. These pools, with four different temperatures, rich mineral salts and ion based water, sit quietly in a lush rainforest. It’s sure to be a highlight on the trip – and a memorable place to relax.

Tour Extension – Panama City

Sitting at the point where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet, Panama is one of Latin America’s most important cultural and economic hubs. Enjoy a tantalising view of colonial history in old Panama City, Casco Antiquo, Plaza Bolivar and Teatro Nacional, then learn more about the iconic Panama Canal on this four-day extension with guided visits and plenty of free time to enjoy the intriguing museums and gorgeous coasts the city has to offer.

Your Package Includes

  • 11 nights of accommodation, featuring in three nights at the Studio Hotel Boutique in San Jose, three nights at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa in La Fortuna, two nights at the Hotel Poco a Poco in Monteverde and three nights at the Hotel Parador in Manuel Antonio.
  • Daily breakfasts and select meals (one lunch and two dinners).
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • The services of an English-speaking local guide.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • Nature walks through Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve, Manuel Antonio National Park and Carara National Park.

Extension Inclusions

  • Three nights of accommodation at the Novotel Panama City
  • Included international flights from San Jose to Panama City
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Guided touring through Panama City's old quarter and through one of the world's great engineering marvels, the Panama Canal.

Valid for select departure dates below:

28 April 2018 5 May 2018 29 September 2018 14 October 2018 3 November 2018 8 December 2018 12 January 2019

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$5-10 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details.

Maximum tour capacity is 20 people, minimum tour capacity is four people.

Tour includes accommodation in an entry-level room at the following hotels:

Studio Hotel Boutique, San Jose Arenal Springs Resort & Spa, La Fortuna Hotel Poco a Poco, Monteverde Hotel Parador, Manuel Antonio Novotel, Panama City* *Panama City extension only Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people.

Please note, connecting rooms are not available.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this tour package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses are not included.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.

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