Off the Beaten Track

Enjoy the lesser-visited areas of Costa Rica – the cloud forest in San Gerardo de Dota, the rainforest of Sarapiquí, the amazing biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula. Choose from a variety of activities suitable for all the family – hiking, rafting, river floating, bird-watching, snorkelling or diving, kayaking.



Off the Beaten Track - a sample holiday itinerary for families

Day 1

Private transfer from San Jose airport to your San Jose hotel.

Day 2

Travel over to the rainforest area at Sarapiquí. Stop en route at the Poas Volcano National Park where you can hike along the well-marked paths.

Day 3

Get up early today to visit a nearby reserve which attracts a wide variety of birds at its feeding stations. See how many different varieties you can spot! In the afternoon enjoy an interactive and hands-on Chocolate Tour set in the middle of the rainforest. Great for chocoholics of all ages

Day 4

Wake up this morning to some white-water rafting on the Sarapiquí River, one of the best places in Costa Rica to go rafting. Then travel north to the Maquenque Wildlife Reserve.

Days 5-6

Days at leisure to enjoy wildlife-spotting, river floating, horseback riding, hiking in the rainforest.

Day 7

Transfer to the cloudforest area of San Gerardo de Dota, an ideal place for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Day 8

Some of the activities whilst here on offer include bird watching, nature walks, waterfall tour and horseback riding.

Day 9

Journey south to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, one of the country’s most biodiverse areas.

Day 10

Enjoy a snorkelling trip out to Caño Island – one of the best places in Costa Rica for snorkelling & diving

Day 11

Hike in the Corcovado National Park – look out for sloths, toucans, monkeys and insects galore!

Days 12-14

Travel back to the mainland and up the coast to the beach-side town of Manuel Antonio for a final couple of days relaxing in the pool or on the beach.

Day 15

Transfer to the international airport in time to check in for your flight home

This sample itinerary can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Costa Rica has a wide variety of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Costa Rica Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit what you and your family want to do on your holiday and what you want to see; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your holiday to Costa Rica.

Duration of your Costa Rica Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.


For some of the activities there is a minimum age and/or a minimum weight restriction for children. Please ask your Travel Consultant for details for your chosen activity.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your Costa Rica holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this holiday in Costa Rica.