From (AUD)$5,995
Days12
Independent Travel
Costa Rica, a nature lovers paradise! Teeming with wildlife, incredible scenery, pristine, white sand beaches and tropical rainforests, this country will captivate you at every turn. Witness simmering volcanoes and surreal cloud forests, while spotting some of the world’s most exotic and fascinating fauna and flora.
Tips — Tipping payable locally
Transport — 4WD, Boat & Coach

Itinerary Costa Rica

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Costa Rica

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Take a city tour of San José, visiting museums and monuments
  • Spend 2 nights at a rainforest lodge in Tortugero National Park
  • Tour the village of Tortugero, its museum & stunning beach
  • Explore Mawamba Lodge Park with a naturalist guide
  • View the amazing fauna and flora cruising the waterways in the flooded forest
  • Soak in the volcanic thermal springs
  • Enjoy the views of Arenal Volcano from your hotel
  • Hike the lava trail at Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Experience a Tortilla cooking lesson and lunch at a local house
  • Take the scenic road - boat - road transfer across stunning Lake Arenal
  • Experience a local farmers' lunch at El Dos de Tilaran
  • Discover the Monteverde cloud forest from the Selvatura hanging bridges
  • Cruise along the Tarcoles River and see one of the largest populations of American Crocodile
  • Keep your eyes out for the illustrious scarlet macaw, Jesus Christ lizards, kingfishers and much more
  • Experience the abundant wildlife and pristine beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park

Travel

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  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation

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  • 9 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights at a rainforest lodge in Tortuguero National Park

Properties include:

  • Hotel Presidente, San José
  • Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero
  • Arenal Springs Resort, Arenal
  • Fonda Vela Hotel, Monteverde
  • Hotel Parador Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio

Hotels listed are an indication and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Meal Highlights:
    • San Jose, enjoy a degustation dinner

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based guides

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • Sea turtle nesting on Tortuguero beach typically occurs during June to October.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Tuesdays  and therefore the package cannot begin on a Sunday.
  • This is a sample itinerary. Itinerary variations are available on request.

Fitness:

  • To maximise your experience on this tour, a good level of fitness is required. This is over and above the requirements under our ‘Let’s Talk Fitness’ overview below and here.

The Small Print:

  • Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Please contact our office.

Information Costa Rica

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging. 

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding. 

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation 

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for a minimum of 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!


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