Costa Rica 2019

November 4 – 15, 2019

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Costa Rica Tour
Costa Rica Tour
Costa Rica Tour

diverse costa rica

What to Expect

The country of Pure Vida Mae! It’s tropical weather means you can jump from the city to volcanoes, to cloud forests and to the beach within 2-3 hours of each other.

Located between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, on the border between North and South America, Costa Rica is a tiny island which is home to some of the healthiest and happiest people on the entire planet. It all comes down to pura vida meaning ‘pure life’, a term you’ll hear everywhere you go.

With it’s beautiful beaches, healing hot springs, spectacular waterfalls, volcanoes, tropical rain forests extending as far as the eye can see and lets not forget the howler monkeys and turtles…Costa Rica is the perfect destination for everyone. Remember to have your cameras ready!

Tour Highlights

  • 3 San Jose street markets
  • Cuiddad Colo & learn about the Cimarrona
  • Meet and stay with The Juanilama Community
  • Volcanoes & Hot Spring Spas
  • Arena National Park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Zip-line through tropical forests
  • Organic chocolate production
  • Salsa Lesson, Snorkelling & Yoga
Costa Rica Tour

Costa Rica Tour Itinerary*:

Day 1 - San Jose
Wydham Garden Hotel – Dinner
Costa Rica awaits you – Pura Vida Mae!

A private transfer at San José airport will take you directly to your hotel. Driving past the concrete buildings and heavy traffic, San José is quite the contrast to the tropical land that you’re about to discover but good to experience the diversity of this tiny island.

After you’ve freshened up at the hotel, it’s time to meet the rest of your voyageurs over over a welcome dinner and drinks. The perfect start to next 11 days ahead.

Day 2 - San Jose
Wydham Garden Hotel – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
How much can you fit into a full day in San Jose? We’ve got you covered!

Today starts your adventure. Experience three different bustling street markets. Escape the city limits to visit waterfalls, a coffee plantation, come face to face with wildlife, monkeys and butterflies. Visit colonial towns and finish the day with an authentic Costa Rican dinner.

A bit of everything and a little bit more!

Day 3 - San Jose
Wydham Garden Hotel – Breakfast
Today we’re heading into the hills to Ciuddad Colo which is famous for its warm climate, it’s picturesque mountains, folkloric traditions, handmade customs and the Cimarrona.

Today is a history lesson where you’ll learn first hand about the Cimarrona traditions, their music and the process of creating one of their typical masques used for Masquerade dancing.

Day 4 - Santa Rosa De Pocosol
The Juanilama Community – Breakfast & Lunch
Time to brush up on some Spanish phrases because today you are going to experience life in rural Costa Rica with a native family from Santa Rosa De Pocosol.

The Juanilama Community is a beautiful natured group of people committed to preserving cultural traditions and conserving the land they prize through a rural tourism initiative that they run themselves.

Though the tourism program brings in some supplemental income for the community, any member will quickly tell you that “it’s not about the money”, but rather about facilitating a truly authentic experience for their guests and sharing their love for their beloved Costa Rica.

You’ll assist with preparing lunch made with fresh vegetables from their farm and learn how to cook some authentic dishes whilst sharing stories and experiences with the women from this humble community. In the evening you’ll be entertained with their many stories and amazed with their generosity and humbleness.

Day 5 -La Fortuna
Montana de Fuego – Breakfast & Dinner
Any lingering stress in your body? After today there definitely wont be that’s for sure.

After visiting the impressive Arenal Volcano, which is famous for its perfect shape visible for miles, you’ll head to the Baldi Hot Springs for some serious pampering.

Enjoy dipping your toes between twenty five thermal pools which are filled by a crystalline waterfall and experience your very own back, neck and shoulder chocolate mud massage leaving you in a state of total relaxation.

Day 6 - La Fortuna
Montana de Fuego – Breakfast
Enjoy your morning at leisure, take a walk or participate in a little yoga before a scenic hike in the downward trails of the Arenal National Park.

Arenal was Costa Rica’s most active volcano until 2010 and its summit is still clouded in cinematic like cloud of ash and smoke.

Walk through the breathtaking landscape and witness exotic plants and wildlife before enjoying a trip around the lake to experience the stunning views from the water…Bliss!

Day 7 - Monteverde
Fonda Verla – Breakfast
Prepare to be astounded today by the beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and experience this amazing forest from above.

Step aboard the sky tram and witness stunning views and unique findings on the way up to the top of the mountain, travel though a maze of hanging bridges. suspended hundreds of feet into the air, and for those who want to experience these tropical forests in a an alternative way, there’s always the zip-line!

This evening get ready to witness a unique display when the forest comes alive.

Look out for jaguar, ocelot and the bare-necked umbrellabird to name a few. A show you would not like to miss!

Day 8 - Monteverde
Fonda Verla – Breakfast
Today we will see how the women of the Footprint project spend their day making a difference to their community.

We’ll learn about the history, see and of course sample, the organic chocolate production, be introduced to local artists and their handmade creations and learn about the history of Monteverde.

Look out for jaguar, ocelot and the bare-necked umbrellabird to name a few. A show you would not like to miss!

Day 9 - Monteverde/Manuel Antonio
Fonda Verla – Breakfast & Lunch
Let’s have some fun this morning before heading off to the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio, with our own private salsa lesson.

After burning some calories and learning some new dance moves we can enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and fresh juices before our drive to the central pacific.

Day 10 - Manuel Antonio
Hotel Plaza Yara – Breakfast
This morning is free for you to relax with your new friends in this unusual combination of beach and rainforest all at the same time.

This afternoon our catamaran aways and we set sail on relaxing sea adventure. Sunbathe, swim, snorkel whilst taking in the beautiful scenery…Paradise!

Day 11 - Manuel Antonio
Hotel Plaza Yara – Breakfast & Dinner
A bit of pampering is on the menu this morning. After stretching out in a relaxing yoga class, you’ll be treated to a full body mud wrap to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul letting the Costa Rican vibes linger just that little bit longer before you venture home tomorrow.

But, we don’t finish here because tonight your farewell dinner is reserved at the San Bada hotel with its stunning views of the rainforest on one side and the beach to the other.

Eat, drink and story tell into the evening with your new best friends

Day 12 - Departure Day
After a dip in the sea, or a sunrise photo shoot, we’ll take you back to the airport for your flight home, or, onwards to your next destination.
*Itineraries and hotels are subject to change. Elle Voyage and its partners will strive to provide you with the best possible tour and experience. It is our intention to adhere to the outlined itinerary as published. However, please be advised that it may be occasionally necessary to substitute an activity due to events that cannot be predicted. Therefore, Elle Voyage reserves the right to make changes in accommodations, tours or excursions, meals, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable.

Elle Voyage

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Experience authentic cultures, traditions and hidden gems not normally known about from an off-the-shelf holiday

Tour Details:

Dates: November 4 – 15, 2019
12 Days/11 Nights

Where: Costa Rica

What’s Included: Group Transfer, Hotels 11 nights, 11 Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 Dinners.

Tour Cost: £2499.00 (Based on twin share)

All tours are quoted in British Pounds.

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Space is limited. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

​To register for this tour, a deposit of £300 is required to secure your reservation.

Balance is due 60 days prior to travel.​​​​​​

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