Costa Rica vacation, off the beaten track

You can tell that these guys really understand the natural nooks and cultural crannies of Costa Rica. This wonderful tailor made itinerary was the most perfect adventure into unknown terrain, with a few classics like Tortuguero thrown in.
San Jose Tortuguero La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano Juanilama Boca Tapada
Price
£1518excluding flights
Duration
11 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price per person based on 2 adults sharing a double/twin room with breakfast.
Tailor made, fully flexible itinerary to suit your departure dates with local assistance included. Travel by transfers or hire car. Ask for an international flight quote.
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Description of Costa Rica vacation, off the beaten track

Price information

£1518excluding flights
Price per person based on 2 adults sharing a double/twin room with breakfast.
Tailor made, fully flexible itinerary to suit your departure dates with local assistance included. Travel by transfers or hire car. Ask for an international flight quote.
Make enquiry

Departure information

Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way

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First things first. The author of this guide has passed the 50 mark and, like most travelers, doesn’t feel any different about travel. 18-30 clubbing...

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5 Reviews of Costa Rica vacation, off the beaten track

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Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020 by

It was a good way to see Costa Rica, and experience a range of activities. I would definitely recommend it. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2019 by

The real highlight was making fresh chocolate with them from their Cocoa plantation. It was the nicest chocolate we had ever tasted and a truly unique experience! Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2018 by

The most memorable was the early morning canoe trip from Evergreen Lodge with Ray Brown wildlife watching. Snorkelling off Caño island and seeing sea turtles. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2018 by

The stunning countryside, wildlife and how incredibly clean of litter it is, great not seeing plastic rubbish everywhere... Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2017 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was encountering unexpected wildlife up close! Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We aim to use accommodation that shares our values when it comes to the environment. During this trip you will stay in an eco-lodge in La Fortuna who are committed to protecting the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. They do this by recycling, educating the community on the practices and benefits of environmental protection and using energy saving methods and biodegradable products throughout the lodge.

We also like to use local guides on each of our trips who know the area and the natural surroundings. During our trip to Corcovado National Park you will explore the area with a guide who can tell you all about the wildlife, plants and trees here and how best to protect them.

Our local partner in Costa Rica has sustainability at the forefront of their ethos and they have demonstrated this by achieving the highest level of 5 leaves as part of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program. This program is based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. This influences their choices when it comes to accommodation and excursions they offer.

People

We are constantly looking for meaningful trips which give back to the communities and adds something really special to our customer's experience in Costa Rica. During this itinerary you will spend one night with the Bribri tribe in a local village near the Panama border. Here you will learn how to make chocolate, visit a traditional finca (farm) and learn which plants have medicinal benefits. You'll enjoy a home made meal from local natural products and get an insight into local life in this tribe. This brings tourism income into the community and gives our customers a truly authentic and memorable experience.

Throughout our trips we use local guides and drivers who can pass on their specialist expertise to our customers. By having a local guide specific to each area you gain an insight and experience. This also puts money into the local's pockets, especially if you eat at local restaurants which we actively encourage.

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