Wellness and Nature Break in Costa Rica

Highlights

  • Soar above canyons on a zip line experience
  • Visit the second largest volcanic crater in the world
  • Immerse yourself in soothing warm thermal waters
£1109 pp*
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What you'll do

Arrival

Your driver will meet you at the exit of San Jose International Airport and drive you to your hotel.

The Xandari Resort and Spa is surrounded by lush gardens with terraces providing spectacular views of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, at 1200m above sea level.

The resort is a special retreat. A collection of 24 unique villas,  surrounded by 40 acres of natural vegetation, brought alive by vibrant original artwork, stunning architecture and attentive service.

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Poas Volcano and Coffee Tour

Today you will set off on your Costa Rican adventure. Making your way towards La Fortuna you will first stop at the Poás Volcano, an active volcano with the second largest crater in the world at over 1.5 km in diameter and 320m deep.

At a height of nearly 3000m the volcano offers some of the most spectacular views in all of Costa Rica, on a clear day. The clouds start to form in the morning and so you will get there early to have the best chance of a good view. With the ever-changing ...Read All

Day at Rio Perdido

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and you will be collected for your drive to Bagaces, in the Guancaste  region. Your next stay will be at the Hotel Rio Perdido,  a sanctuary of well-being and the true embodiment of the Costa Rican phrase “Pura Vida”

The hotel  is set in the depths of Costa Rica’s Tropical Dry Forest, with canyons on either side  and volcanic ranges in the distance, it is a spectacular setting.

The accommodation is made up of 30 stan...Read All

Zip Line the Canyon and River Tubing

After breakfast, you will start your day of adventure!

You will start with an exciting canyon adventure through the inspiring Rio Blanco Canyon featuring 15 platforms, a pendulum cable, a 50-foot Tarzan swing, a 90-foot challenge bridge and five zip lines with lengths varying from 260 to over 800 feet making for an exciting and adrenaline fuelled adventure. Then you will come down to earth descending to the river valley where you will float and splash as you navigate small grade rapids...Read All

Departure

Today, after breakfast you will check out of the hotel and be transferred to Puntarenas port to embark the ship to continue on your Latin American adventure, or to be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

 

 

 

Meals: Breakfast

What's included

Included

  • Transfers to and from the airport and between activities and hotels.
  • 2 nights at Xandari resort and Spa (BB)
  • 2 nights at Rio Perdido (BB)
  • Visit to Poas volcano
  • Visit to Doka Coffee plantation and tour
  • Rio Perdido Canyon Zip line adventure
  • Rio Perdido river tubing adventure
Your local host

Roberto

I was born and raised in Costa Rica and have lived here my entire life. And ever since I could, I’ve been travelling the world. Soon after I left school, I travelled around Costa Rica and discovered every single part of it! Although, we do have a fairly small country, there’s an insane amount to explore, and I’m still exploring it today, seeking out new hiking trails, new lagoons, different viewpoints, that take you to places you hadn’t even knew existed before, it really is fascinating.

My deep knowledge of countries extends far beyond just Costa Rica as well, I’ve been lucky enough to have a broad knowledge of most of the other Central American countries, as well as, a lot of the South American coun... Read All

I was born and raised in Costa Rica and have lived here my entire life. And ever since I could, I’ve been travelling the world. Soon after I left school, I travelled around Costa Rica and discovered every single part of it! Although, we do have a fairly small country, there’s an insane amount to explore, and I’m still exploring it today, seeking out new hiking trails, new lagoons, different viewpoints, that take you to places you hadn’t even knew existed before, it really is fascinating.

My deep knowledge of countries extends far beyond just Costa Rica as well, I’ve been lucky enough to have a broad knowledge of most of the other Central American countries, as well as, a lot of the South American countries, allowing me to extend tours over there as well.

You might be surprised to know that I started out in a completely different field altogether, I studied engineering at university and worked in this industry for a little while. But, a little while later, due that passion for discovery and exploring new places eating away at me, I started my immersive travel company with a friend (14 years ago to be exact) and began having way too much fun helping people discover my wonderful country and the countries around it, so as soon as the possibility came around I just grabbed it, decided to leave engineering behind and have worked in the industry ever since.

What inspired you to work in travel?

As I’ve mentioned, I do have a bit of an obsession when it comes to showing people the beauty of Costa Rica. But apart from this, I’ve always been very much pro environment and have a keen interest in conservation. One of the best things about travel is that it can have a large component of conservation, at some point before I started working in travel, I thought I would work within conservation. So travel is a great bridge between my passions of discovery and conservation. Because if tourism is done right can help change both people’s lives and the world, and that’s really powerful.

What makes your experiences special?

Firstly, supplier and destination selection is key for us when choosing our experiences. If you get these right, you have a pretty good shot of having a truly authentic experience. So, we choose destinations that are not the same as all the other tour companies out there, those that are emerging or have something special about them, that most people don’t know about. An example would be, Drake Bay in Costa Rica, there’s a few things that everybody does e.g. the Corcovado National Park, a must visit for this area. But the difference between us and the other companies is that we use the local companies, that employ real locals, so this gives smaller companies a chance to compete with the large companies. When we choose hotels, we choose those that are sustainable, away from the normal ones.

And we always ensure the places/people we work with are committed to sustainability, it’s our mission to spread the wealth of toursim, to make sure money just doesn’t go to all the large companies, we think it should be shared equally to everyone in the country. So our suppliers are always real local people, that truly love their country and are trying to make an honest living out of it.

 

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Location

Your adventure begins at San Jose airport where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your first hotel.

 

Alajuela – it is known for its rich history and laid-back charm. Visitors can look forward to exploring Parque Central, browsing the Central Market or visiting Santamaria Cultural and Historical Museum. You will also have an abundance of local restaurants to choose from to get the best authentic Costa Rican food.

Bagaces – Set in the province of Guanacast, Bagaces is best known as the home of the magnificent Llanos de Cortes Waterfall. The city boasts a rich history and spectacularly scenic natural landscapes.

 

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