Highlights of Costa Rica tour

Travel Team

If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. The Travel Team.

01273 823 700 Calling from outside the UK?

Map

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
04 Sep 2021
£1957
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 04 Sep 2021 departure
06 Nov 2021
£1964
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Nov 2021 departure
13 Nov 2021
£1941
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 13 Nov 2021 departure
20 Nov 2021
£1941
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 20 Nov 2021 departure
18 Dec 2021
£2316
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 18 Dec 2021 departure
29 Jan 2022
£2012
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 29 Jan 2022 departure
05 Feb 2022
£2012
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Feb 2022 departure
19 Feb 2022
£2007
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 19 Feb 2022 departure
23 Feb 2022
£2004
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Feb 2022 departure
02 Mar 2022
£2219
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 02 Mar 2022 departure
19 Mar 2022
£2219
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 19 Mar 2022 departure
23 Mar 2022
£2219
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Mar 2022 departure
30 Jul 2022
£2619
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 30 Jul 2022 departure
20 Aug 2022
£2267
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 20 Aug 2022 departure
08 Oct 2022
£2161
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 08 Oct 2022 departure
22 Oct 2022
£2206
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 22 Oct 2022 departure
05 Nov 2022
£2161
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Nov 2022 departure
16 Nov 2022
£2161
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 16 Nov 2022 departure
26 Nov 2022
£2161
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 26 Nov 2022 departure
21 Dec 2022
£2537
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Dec 2022 departure
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type

Small group tours

Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Costa Rica is well known for being dedicated to conserving the environment, having long ago set aside protected areas for conservation activity. Our visits to National Parks and protected areas help to encourage and expand the ongoing effort to preserve and protect the environment, through the payment of entry fees. For example, in Monteverde proceeds from the entry fees to the cloud forest reserve help to protect the highly endangered habitat of the Resplendant Quetzal, of which only 300 pairs remain in the world. Monteverde houses 2.5% of worldwide biodiversity; income collected through visits are used directly to fund preservation, research and educational programmes to ensure this pristine environment is preserved for future generations.
Our entry fees for Manuel Antonio and Arenal National Parks also go towards park maintenance, staff salaries, training programmes and the research and monitoring of the plethora of rich wildlife here. These funds also contribute towards the effort to expand the amount of land and sea given a protected status
Our local partner were one of the first tour operators in Costa Rica with the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), achieving five leaves (level 5) out of a maximum possible of five with all staff given regular training and support to promote environmental best practices including recycling, water and energy conservation.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our local partners in Costa Rica have been leading the way in promoting gender equality within the tourism sector; recognising that gender equality is a key element to guarantee social well-being and sustainable development, they are a vocal advocate of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) mission, which looks forward to achieve equal pay between women and men for work of equal value by 2030.

We employ local guides and encourage our clients to use restaurants, shops, and other local businesses along the way in order to benefit the communities we visit directly. We try to ensure that we have minimum impact on the flora and fauna that we see when we are exploring, so that their lives and surroundings are not affected.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

Climate

1 Reviews of Highlights of Costa Rica tour

5 out of 5 stars
SHOW
1
0
0
0
0

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Our group, guide and driver were amazing. Seeing a white nosed coati barrelling down the footpath and a sloth and it’s baby. The zip wire and Tarzan swing were really good!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take waterproof shoes/boots and jacket, an umbrella and a warm fleece. Expect lots of rain in the volcano and cloud forest area. If you’re not used to the sun, a high waterproof sunscreen is essential. At Manuel Antonio if you want to dry swimwear etc, hang them inside your room but right by your patio door to avoid the white faced monkeys stealing your stuff! Expect to be woken up at 4am by the howler monkeys.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?



Popular similar holidays

Costa Rica wildlife holiday

Costa Rica wildlife holiday

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife

From £3149 - £4249 16 days including UK flights

Costa Rica family holiday

Costa Rica family holiday

Discover Costa Rica's famous national parks

From £3249 - £3899 16 days including UK flights

Costa Rica wildlife holiday, Coastal Secrets

Costa Rica wildlife holiday, Coastal Secrets

Wildlife rich waterways of Tortuguero to the dense jungle

From £3849 - £4649 16 days including UK flights

Costa Rica tour

Costa Rica tour

Explore the Caribbean coast to the Pacific

From £1215 - £1375 15 days excluding flights