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Costa Rica Trip Idea

Luxury and Conservation In Costa Rica

This experiential itinerary allows you to go deeper in some of Costa Rica's most spectacular regions. Embark on a hands-on conservation adventure, take to the ocean for a private yacht adventure, explore wildlife filled forests and contribute to the future of Costa Rica's sea turtle population. This experiential itinerary allows you to go deeper in some of Costa Rica's most spectacular regions. Embark on a hands-on conservation adventure, take to the ocean for a private yacht adventure, explore wildlife filled forests and contribute to the future of Costa Rica's sea turtle population.
This experiential itinerary allows you to go deeper in some of Costa Rica's most spectacular regions. Embark on a hands-on conservation adventure, take to the ocean for a private yacht adventure, explore wildlife filled forests and contribute to the future of Costa Rica's sea turtle population. This experiential itinerary allows you to go deeper in some of Costa Rica's most spectacular regions. Embark on a hands-on conservation adventure, take to the ocean for a private yacht adventure, explore wildlife filled forests and contribute to the future of Costa Rica's sea turtle population.
Best Time To Go
November to August
Costa Rica's tropical climate means that you can visit throughout most of year. Traditionally the driest months are between January and April, but don't let the possibility of some rejuvenating rains between May and August deter you. We would generally not recommend September and October as these are the wettest months of the year.
Ideal Length
10 - 14 days
Costa Rica packs a lot in to its relatively small size. We would usually recommend a stay of around 10 to 14 days. The diversity of unique experiences in this itinerary requires 2 - 3 weeks.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 2
Days 3 - 7
Days 8 - 12
Days 13 - 17
Days 1 - 2
Days 3 - 7
Days 8 - 12
Days 13 - 17
Days 1 - 2
Central Valley
Discover Pura Vida 'Pure Life' just 15 minutes from San Jose Airport as you relax into Costa Rica's natural rhythms.

  • Enjoy homegrown coffee and organic cuisine at one of Costa Rica's first carbon neutral hotels
  • Spend the day at Bosque Vivo with the project founders and become guardians of the forest
Days 3 - 7
Osa Peninsula
Discover the pristine beaches and virgin rainforest of the Osa Peninsula on Costa Rica's Pacific coastline.

  • Sleep in luxury in the rainforest amongst the monkeys and macaws
  • Enjoy a unique waterfall experience
  • Explore the coastal-marine ecosystem by kayak
  • Spend the day discovering the flora and fauna of Corcovado National Park by land and air
  • Visit the Osa Conservation Project
Days 8 - 12
La Fortuna
Explore some of the world's most spectacular natural beauty amidst the lowland forests, lakes and volcanoes of La Fortuna.

  • Private charter flight over the vibrant Sierpe canals to the active Poas and Arenal volcanoes and La Fortuna Waterfalls
  • Stay in a luxurious tented camp amidst orchids, and cacao plants with views of Arenal
  • Take to the lake in a kayak in the shadows of Arenal, then take to the skies on a ziplining adventure
  • Spend the day canyoning waterfalls and rock walls
  • Enjoy an afternoon of white water rafting on the Sarapiqui River
Days 13 - 17
Papagayo
Enjoy a luxurious end to your Costa Rican journey, exploring the pristine beaches of Guanacaste from the sumptuous Four Seasons Papagayo.

  • Spend the afternoon snorkelling with a marine life specialist
  • Explore the coast from the luxury of a private yacht
  • Enjoy cocktails and and a picnic as you watch the sun set on a remote beach
  • Unwind at the turquoise waterfalls of Rincón de la Vieja
Costa Rica Beach Ss By Simon Dannhauer
Luxury experiences crafted just for you
Costa Rica Awaits
Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
Community
Community
In Latin America, we support Awamaki, a Peruvian-based charity who connects Andean artisan weavers with global markets. With every journey we arrange to Latin America we make a donation to Awamaki. For clients travelling to the Sacred Valley in Peru, we offer the opportunity to learn about the country’s rich textile heritage with one of Awamaki’s artisan leaders - a unique experience with a positive impact.
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but for an itinerary of this length and quality you can expect to pay:
From £18,000 per person

On a luxury holiday to Costa Rica, where the average cost per person starts from £8,000, you’ll stay in some of the most exclusive and remote properties, with transport planned right to the door, every meal taken care of, and almost all activities and excursions included. By chartering a private plane and booking a couple of nights on a private island, or visiting in the low season and staying in more laid-back accommodation, the price of your trip can be altered.

Here at Journeysmiths, we create individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, 24/7 support while you are away, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of longstanding partnerships afford us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.
Scenic View During The Salkantay Trek Ss By Michal Jastrzebski
Truly Amazing Experiences
George Kenning
Over the years we have been lucky enough to travel to a number of countries in Africa but also to Peru and Brazil/Argentina and wherever we have been, we have had truly amazing experiences. Quite simply this is because we have been dealing with a team who not only take the time and trouble to find out what we really want but also who have the detailed personal knowledge of the places that they recommend.
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Why Travel with Journeysmiths

  • Knowledge, Experience & Passion
    Since 1990, we’ve been exploring our planet, discovering the world's finest properties and most reliable partners so that you too can experience the best of the wild world.

  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.


  • Privacy and Discretion
    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.

  • Positive Impact
    We ensure you are ‘Travelling Well’, with every journey we arrange benefitting the habitats, wildlife and people who live there in some way.

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