Viva Costa Rica with Contiki

9 days
26 Oct 24 to 02 Mar 25
Book by 31 Jul 24
Ready for Costa Rica? From beach towns to dense rainforests, you'll snorkel, scuba dive, zip line and surf your way around Central America’s most on-trend travel destination. 8 nights of Costa Rica’s teeming coral reefs, awe-inspiring wildlife, dramatic volcanoes and rejuvenating hot springs await.


  • 9 Day Contiki Guided Holiday
  • 8 nights in Hotels
  • 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Transport by coach
  • Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides
  • Optional free time add on experiences (additional costs apply)
  • Included Experiences
  • Marvel at Arenal Volcano (Weather Permitting)
  • Hike La Fortuna waterfall and discover how Local Chocolate is made.
  • Experience Monteverde's Cloud Forest, join a Diria Coffee tour, and plant trees during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience
  • Kayak along the Jaco Coast and much more!


  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature


  • You have to be between the age of 18 and 35 years old to travel with Contiki
  • Additional costs apply for optional free time add on experiences
  • Secure your spot today with a deposit from as low as R1000* and pay the rest 60 days before departure


  • 8 Nights accommodation
  • 8 Breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing


Day 1: San Jose to Arenal via Sarapiqui

San José Hola San Jose! After meeting up with your fellow Costa Rican explorers this morning we'll get straight on the road, bound for the biodiverse beauty of Sarapiqui. Sarapiqui Renowned for its fertile lands and gorgeous scenery, we'll stop off here for our first taste of fresh Costa Rican air - not to mention our first dose of adventure for those keen to get a little wet and wild. Arenal How to round off the first day of our adventure? How about catching our first glimpse of one of the most incredible volcanoes in Costa Rica, Arenal. This volcano is near perfectly formed and famed for its hot springs and healing properties (hint hint). Dinner tonight will be a group affair in town, already fully bonded after an action-packed first day. And our accommodation for the night is something special, set within stunning gardens in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano. Take a dip in the pool or watch iguanas bask atop the trees. This is the life. Accommodation: Hotel Arenal Montechiari (or similar) Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Arenal

Arenal Rappelling through a rainforest canyon will be the perfect wake up call this morning. Not keen? How about taking advantage of the regions geothermal properties with a visit to the hot springs this afternoon? Whichever you decide - adventure, wellness or both, the day is going to be one to remember. Accommodation: Hotel Arenal Montechiari (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Arenal to Playa Tamarindo

Arenal Leaving Arenal towering behind us this morning we'll move on for a taste of Costa Rican beach life. Tamarindo Playa Tamarindo has the reputation of being Costa Rica's numero uno surf and party destination, and for good reason. This northern beach town boasts tasty waves and golden sands dotted with lounge bars and awesome restaurants. We'll be staying right by the beach so early morning swims are high on the agenda. Accommodation: Best Western Vista Villas Tamarindo (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Playa Tamarindo

Tamarindo The bohemian atmosphere of Playa Tamarindo is utterly infectious, and it won't take long to ease into the pace of life here. Spend the day in the water snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the marine life, or stay above the waves and give surfing a try. This afternoon, why not take advantage of our catamaran cruise Add-On, another unique way to experience this beautiful ocean paradise. Accommodation: Best Western Vista Villas Tamarindo (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Playa Tamarindo to Monteverde

Tamarindo It's goodbye to the beach life for now as we pack up our towels and make for the mountains. Monteverde Feel the clean air filling your lungs as we arrive at the misty forests of Monteverde - a sight guaranteed to take your breath away. This leafy wildlife hotspot is home to butterfly gardens, coffee plantations, countless monkey species and passionate locals who work hard to preserve the balance between nature and tourism. We'll spend some time with our friends at SINAC, helping protect, preserve and regenerate the local forests with a tree planting experience. You'll even get to name your tree! We'll also learn about everyone's favourite caffeinated friend - coffee. One of Costa Rica's most famous exports, we'll learn how the plants are cultivated and the entire process of turning delicious little berries into invigorating coffee beans. Accommodation: Hotel Montana Monteverde (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Monteverde

Monteverde You could spend your morning ziplining a 1km line through the treetops today; and the adventures don't stop there. If you're looking for something a bit more tranquil, take a stroll on the hanging bridges amongst the lush cloud forest. Accommodation: Hotel Montana Monteverde (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Monteverde to Jaco

Monteverde Monteverde, it's been emotional, but we've got some beach hangs on our horizons. Jaco Beachside Jaco is known for its surfing, nightlife and its optimal location as a gateway to Costa Rica's national parks. This afternoon it's time to check out the town or get right into some relaxing by the pool (or at the bar) whilst contemplating Costa Rican life, soaking up these last few days in paradise. Accommodation: Hotel Amapola (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Jaco

Jaco Rise and shine! This morning we'll head over to Manuel Antonio, a spectacular national park. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio Manuel Antonio serves up a dizzying mix of ancient rainforest, pristine beaches and dazzling coral reefs. Get your cameras ready and be on the hunt for wildlife as we walk through this hub of mind boggling biodiversity. Jaco After a day of exploration, we'll arrive back at our hotel this evening for some poolside relaxation. Accommodation: Hotel Amapola (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Jaco to San Jose

Jaco After a final adventure op in Jaco (kayaking, anyone?) we'll make our way back to San Jose where our trip will come to a close. San José What an adventure it's been. Swap deets, we'll see each other on the road again soon. Included Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are per person twin share/multi share as per itinerary, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date. Trips valid for travellers aged 18-35 years. The discount applies to the land portions of the trip price only (this excludes any applicable taxes, included flight costs, National Park fees, festival tickets, port taxes, extra accommodation, and optional experiences.). Only R1000 deposit per person is required to confirm your trip booking. Deposit is due within 3 days of booking; airlines may impose different penalties and cancellation fees. Payment due in full 120 days before departure. All savings / discounts mentioned has already been included in advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Save up to 25%*: On trips to your dream destinations - in Latin America, Asia and beyond. Book between 09 to 31 July 2024.The PPWWSALE24 savings and discounts are only valid on select trips departing between 9TH July 2024 and 31st December 2025. The discount applies to new bookings only made between 09th July to 31st July 2024. Advertised price is based on 26 October 2024 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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