14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights

14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, private coach transportation, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

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  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
  • 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Explore the serene hidden oasis of South America with a 14 day Exotic Costa Rica tour.

Wander through the artisanal town of Arenal, famous for its incredible volcano. Embark on a walk of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park, where you will have the amazing opportunity to hike over the ancient lava rocks of the volcano. Visit the beautiful cloud forest of Monteverde and enjoy an afternoon touring a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm, before travelling to the picturesque coastal town of Guanacaste.

Journey through the striking Pacific Coast, an exotic part of the country that has a combination of exquisite beaches and exuberant tropical forests’. You might even be lucky enough to spot a white-faced monkey as it runs across the beach! Arrive in Manuel Antonio where you can relax on the beach or take in the incredible surroundings.

Tour one of Costa Rica’s most visited conservation areas, Manuel Antonio National Park, home to 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, beach vegetation and lagoons. End your tour exploring the gorgeous city of San Jose at leisure, before beginning your journey home.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, professional English speaking tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more. 

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff – San Jose, Costa Rica

Today, depart New Zealand for San Jose, Costa Rica! On arrival in San Jose you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: San Jose

Enjoy today at leisure then in the evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers.

Day 3: San Jose – Arenal (B,D)

After breakfast we depart for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. We make a stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colourful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. If time permits, there may be a visit to a local school on the way to Arenal. Later this evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your group. 

Day 4: Arenal (B)

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica’s youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. 

Optional Tour (at own expense, refer fine print): Cano Negro Boat Tour – learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. 

Optional Tour (at own expense, refer fine print): Enjoy an evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs including dinner. 

Day 5: Arenal National Park – Monteverde (B)

In the morning, embark on a brisk 3km walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks. We then continue on to Monteverde. 

Day 6: Monteverde (B,L,D)

Enjoy this morning at leisure to discover beautiful Monteverde at your own pace or join an optional tour. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica’s top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country. This evening enjoy dinner together in Monteverde. 

Optional Tour (at own expense, refer fine print): Selvatura Canopy Tour – cross through the unique Cloud Forest’s canopy while suspended from a high weight capacity zip line cable, manoeuvring between the 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length, making this extreme adventure one of the longest Zipline tours in the country. 

Optional Tour (at own expense, refer fine print): Selvatura Hanging Bridges – enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground.

Day 7: Monteverde – Guanacaste (B)

Today, depart Monteverde for Guanacaste. See a huge contrast in scenery as you arrive in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste, located in the north-western part of the country along the Pacific Coast with its sun-splashed beaches. The rest of the day is yours to discover the many options in this coastal paradise. Enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 8: Guanacaste (B)

Enjoy a day at leisure in picturesque Guanacaste, strikingly beautiful with its exotic bays, exquisite beaches and admire the most beautiful natural scenery. 

Optional Tour (at own expense, refer fine print): Panache Sailing Tour – spend a relaxing afternoon sailing along Costa Rica’s coast in a Catamaran, passing beautiful offshore islands and isolated beaches. Return to land after watching the magnificent sunset. 

Day 9:  Guanacaste – Manuel Antonio (B)

After breakfast, we drive along the shores of the striking Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the country with an exotic combination of exquisite beaches and an exuberant tropical forest. Travel through the scenic mountains to the ocean’s shores – it’s not unusual here to see iguanas and white-faced monkeys on the beach! Arrive in the bustling town of Jaco, a surfer’s paradise, for free time to stroll and perhaps sample some of the local cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, we continue to Manuel Antonio. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this popular beach area. 

Day 10: Manuel Antonio (B,D)

Enjoy a day at leisure in Manuel Antonio. Perhaps relax at the beach while savouring the gorgeous surroundings.  Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner together at one of the most popular restaurants in Manuel Antonio. 

Optional Tour (at own expense, refer fine print): Carara National Park Tour – where the tropical dry forest and the humid pacific rainforest offers an opportunity to spot an abundance of different native wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, macaws, and hummingbirds. 

Day 11: Manuel Antonio National Park – San Jose (B)

Morning departure for Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most visited conservation areas. Its large land and marine biodiversity and beautiful coral reefs make this one of the world’s most impressive natural habitats. Your Tour Manager will lead you through the paths of this tropical paradise with the opportunity to discover the mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, beach vegetation and lagoons. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. Afterward, travel back to San Jose, stopping in Maravillas de Costa Rica to shop for local crafts and souvenirs to bring back home. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city or join the optional San Jose City Tour with dinner. 

Optional Tour (at own expense, refer fine print): San Jose City Tour – take a panoramic city tour of San Jose including visits to the Gold museum, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artefacts are displayed and the National Theatre, the principal jewel of San Jose. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city. 

Day 12: Costa Rica – airplane-takeoff – New Zealand (B) 

Today at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

Day 13: In flight  

Day 14: New Zealand

Arrive home today. 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage
  • All transfers within Costa Rica
  • 11 nights twin share accommodation
  • Breakfast daily plus 1 lunch and 3 dinners including a welcome and farewell dinner with your group 
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • The services of a professional English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • The services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tipping for tour manager and coach drivers 

Highlights:

  • Discover San Jose’s many historical & architectural jewels
  • Explore the artisan town of Sarchi 
  • Visit the now dormant conical-shaped Arenal Volcano
  • Tour a coffee plantation and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch
  • Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Enjoy free time in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste
  • Explore Manuel Antonio National Park – filled with wildlife and spectacular scenery

     

 

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Costa Rica tourist taxes of up to US$29 per person, personal expenses, anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $1,430 per person in addition to tour twin share voucher.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 2 – 40 people 

Accommodation: 

San Jose: Hotel Holiday Inn AUROLA Downtown San Jose or similar
Monteverde: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar
Manuel Antonio: Hotel Villas Lirio or similar
Arenal: Arenal Paraiso or similar 
Tamarindo, Guanacaste: Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort or similar 

Optional Tours: 

All prices below are in NZD

Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour – $92 per person
EcoTermales Hot Springs with dinner – $83 per person 
Selvatura Canopy Tour – $67 per person
Selvatura Hanging Bridges Tour – $42 per person 
Panache Sailing Tour – $117 per person
Half Day Carara National Park Tour – $110 per person
San Jose City Tour with dinner – $105 per person 

You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here

Optional Tours must be purchased within 7 days of  your initial booking. Please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.co.nz to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.

Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.

Optional Tours requested within 70 days of travel cannot be accepted.

Please note – this tour is an active itinerary, including several walking tours, some early starts and long days.

Land Only: To purchase this tour land only please click here

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

19 January 2019
16 February 2019
2 March 2019
30 March 2019
13 April 2019
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
22 June 2019
6 July 2019
3 August 2019
17 August 2019
14 September 2019
12 October 2019
26 October 2019
9 November 2019
23 November 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 
  • Return economy airfares departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Qantas, American Airlines, United, Delta or similar. 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only

 Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Flexi Flights – Arrive early and/or extend your stay with no fees post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after final payment has been paid.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after final payment has been paid.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee free with Flexi Flights
  • All transfers within Costa Rica 
  • 11 nights twin share accommodation
  • Breakfast daily plus 1 lunch 3 dinners 
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary 
  • Services of a professional tour manager 
  • Dedicated coach transportation
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tipping for tour manager and coach drivers 


 

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