Ultimate Escape

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Partially guided
  • Tour Code BM-31059
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Spanish
  • Starts Liberia City, Costa Rica
  • Ends Liberia City, Costa Rica
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Rincon de la Vieja: Enjoy the volcanic views this spectacular national park has to offer. But watch your step as you wander around the fascinating steaming mud pots and boiling water.
  • Arenal: Admire one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the country and its mesmerising park, dotted with trails and rich in wildlife.
  • Sarapiqui: Neighbouring the Braulio Carrillo National Park, a great area for animal spotting, this magnificent region is known for its kayaking and white-water rafting.
  • Tortuguero: This park is home to the nesting grounds of the green sea turtles, offering spectacular beaches and fantastic opportunities to spot wild animals and birds.
  • Vara Blanca: This hilly, verdant area is located just north of San Jose, next to the hypnotizing active Poas Volcano.
  • Jaco:Set on the spellbinding Pacific coast, the area of Jaco boasts beautiful beaches and calm surroundings.
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Start and end in Liberia City, the "Ultimate Escape" trip is a self-guided active and outdoor trip that takes 11 days. You will travel through Arenal Volcano National Park, San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and 8 other destinations in Costa Rica. "Ultimate Escape" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Uncover the natural beauty of Costa Rica during this 11-day tour around the country. From coast to coast, discover the complexity of the different regions, including the bustling capital city of San Jose and both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Give yourself the opportunity to see a variety of active and dormant volcanoes, rainforests, as well as a plethora of animals and plant life. Enjoy all of Costa Rica wrapped up into one trip!
  • Day 1: Arrival Liberia – Rincon De La Vieja (35km – 1 Hr)
  • Day 2: Rincon De La Vieja – Arenal (150km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 3: Arenal
  • Day 4: Arenal – Sarapiqui (130km – 2.5 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Sarapiqui – Tortuguero (85km – 3 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 6: Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 7: Tortuguero – San Jose (135km – 4 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 8: San Jose – La Paz Waterfall – Vara Blanca (55km – 1.5 Hrs)
  • Day 9: Vara Blanca – Herradura Beach (120km – 2.5 Hrs)
  • Day 10: Herradura Beach
  • Day 11: Herradura Beach – Depart Liberia (200km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • 10 nights' accommodation
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  • Standard Hotel Category = Canon de la Vieja or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hacienda Guachipelin or similar 5*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Hacienda Guachipelin or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Arenal Springs or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Arenal Kioro Hotel or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = El Bambu or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = La Quinta Lodge or similar ( Lodge Standard)
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge or similar ( Lodge Standard)
  • Standard Hotel Category = Pachira Lodge or similar (Lodge Standard)
  • Superior Hotel Category = Evergreen Lodge or similar (Lodge Standard)
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Aninga Lodge or similar (Lodge Standard)
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Sleep Inn or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Park Inn or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Hotel Hilton Sabana or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Buena Vista Lodge or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Poas Volcano Lodge or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Peace Lodge or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Balcon del Mar or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Amapola or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Crocs Resort or similar 5*
  • 10 breakfasts,
  • 2 lunches on days 5, 6
  • 2 dinners on days 5, 6
  • Private transfer from/ to the airport
  • Air-conditioned transportation as indicated in the itinerary on a shared basis
  • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • Operated with Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking licensed local guides on a shared basis Please note you will be accompanied by local guides for the activities only. There is no guarantee that you will be part of a group, or part of the same group during the tour.
  • All monuments and visits as indicated: Guided hike in Arenal Volcano National Park, guided hike to Tortuguero village, guided boat tour through the Tortuguero Canals
  • Meet and greet on Day 1
  • Day 1 Rincon de la Vieja
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport porterage
  • Optional tours
  • International and domestic flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Tortuguero National Park entrance fee
  • Any extras at the hotels
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On May 06 2019
5 - Excellent
We recently went on a 4 night tour with the tour operator starting on Monday 6th May. We flew into Liberia.Our guide was named Pablo and our bus driver named Mr Campbell. Both of them were absolutely fantastic. Pablo immediately... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ultimate Escape tour. You can cancel the tour up to 22 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 21 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 04 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 21 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ultimate Escape tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Ultimate Escape tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons. Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed In many hotels in Costa Rica, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed Recommended arrival time before 15:00 hrs and departure flight after 15:00 hrs

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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