When to go

The best time for a safari in Kenya is one of the dry seasons, between June and October as well as January and February.  The famous wildebeest herds are in the Maasai Mara in September and October.

African Masai in Traditional Dress

Travel to

costa rica

A hidden rainforest trail leads to an azure-blue pond, where a waterfall plunges down, inviting you to a refreshing dip. Walk on up the hill discovering a myriad of wildlife and birds along the way. Stand still, awe-inspired at the view over the forest canopy. Zipline down back to your hotel and enjoy a spot of kayaking, rafting, snorkelling or sailing or simply an afternoon on the beach. This is La Pura Vida - Costa Rica style.

When

Best time to go to

costa rica

Places

Best places to go in

costa rica

Experiences

Key experiences in

costa rica

Itineraries

Best tours in

costa rica

Best time to Travel to 

costa rica

A hidden rainforest trail leads to an azure-blue pond, where a waterfall plunges down, inviting you to a refreshing dip. Walk on up the hill discovering a myriad of wildlife and birds along the way. Stand still, awe-inspired at the view over the forest canopy. Zipline down back to your hotel and enjoy a spot of kayaking, rafting, snorkelling or sailing or simply an afternoon on the beach. This is La Pura Vida - Costa Rica style.

Must-See Places in 

costa rica

Signature Experiences in

costa rica

Monteverde

Monteverde and neighbouring Santa Elena are where Costa Rica's ecotourism began.  It is here that you can hike through cloudforests in search of birdlife, while engaging in adventure activities such as ziplining.


Arenal

While its iconic volcano no longer erupts, the area still has enough hiking trails, outdoor activities and hot springs to merit a visit.


Manuel Antonio

Dreamlike beaches where monkeys swing down the trees right to the ocean - that is Manuel Antonio in a nutshell.  Throw in a good size national park and plenty of water and land-based activities and you have a must-visit destination, the perfect finale to any trip to Costa Rica.


Tortuguero

A remote network of canals and waterways that intersects the lowland jungle, Tortuguero is the perfect getaway for nature lovers.  Paddle a canoe or take a guided tour and discover hidden wildlife and plants along the banks.


Central Valley & Highlands

Steaming volcanoes, coffee plantations, verdant jungles clinging to steep mountains and rivers that tumble down the slopes - the Central Valley and Highlands have enough to keep you busy for a few days.


Corcovado

National Geographic called it 'the most biologically intense place on earth'.  Home to many endangered species, this is one of the last great stands of tropical rainforest in Central America.

Stay in an eco-lodge

Imagine staying in a lodge where, when you step out, you are surrounded by nothing but nature.  Birds sing in the trees, a troop of monkeys swings in the canopy and the vegetation is so lush you have to rub your eyes to make sure you are not dreaming.


Soak in a hot spring

Costa Rica has many thermal springs.  Find them in the middle of the forest, or at the bottom of the terrace of a restaurant - no matter where, take time to soak, relax and....


Ziplining

Walk to a platform overlooking the forest canopy, put on your harness, hook on to the line, push off and away you go!  There is nothing quite like gliding through the forest, as free as a bird.


White water rafting

Ranging in difficulty from class I to V, anyone can enjoy a rafting trip.  From half to two day trips, some of them staying at jungle lodges, this is the perfect way to discover the jungles of Costa Rica.


Hiking

Many of Costa Rica's national parks are crisscrossed by trails.  Hike through the jungle to a hidden pool, waterfall or beach, enjoy the views and be surprised by the wildlife you may come across.


Wildlife watching

Home to 5% of the world's lifeforms, Costa Rica is one of the prime destinations for wildlife watching.  Be it birds, mammals, insects or reptiles you are after, you will be not be disappointed.


Kayaking and boating

Kayaking and boating are two excellent ways to experience the mangroves along the coasts and the marshes of the interior, giving you access to places you cannot get to by road or on foot.

Suggested Tours

East African Wildlife Safari

 

Tour code: FEAW

 

Why we love this trip: Our best-selling safari visiting all major game parks in Kenya and Tanzania

 

Places visited: Nairobi, Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Lake Victoria, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara,  Amboseli.

 

Signature Experiences: Lots of game drives, Great Migration, village visit, canoe trip, optional balloon safari

 

Length: 14 days

 

Accommodation: Safari lodges & luxury tented camps

 

Included meals: breakfast in Nairobi, all meals while on safari

 

Transport: Minivan & 4x4 Landcruiser

 

Departures: Set small-group dates and daily private departures

 

Customizable? Yes, price on request

 

Price: Small group departures priced from $3995(low season) - $5280(high season)

Kenya Wildlife Safari

 

Tour code: FKWS

 

Why we love this trip: This popular safari visits all major game parks in Kenya

 

Places visited: Nairobi, Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara

 

Signature Experiences: Lots of game drives, Great Migration, village visit, optional balloon safari

 

Length: 8 days

 

Accommodation: Safari lodges & luxury tented camps

 

Included meals: breakfast in Nairobi, all meals while on safari

 

Transport: Minivan

 

Departures: Set small-group dates and daily private departures

 

Customizable? Yes, price on request

 

Price: Small group departures priced from $1995 (low season) - $2781(high season)

Gorillas & Maasai Mara

 

Tour code: EWYU

 

Why we love this trip: This popular safari visits major game parks in Kenya and offers gorilla tracking

 

Places visited: Nairobi, Lakes Naivasha & Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Jinja, Lake Bunyonyi, Volcanoes NP, Kigali

 

Signature Experiences: game drives, Great Migration, village visit, optional balloon safari, rafting, gorilla trek

 

Length: 16 days

 

Accommodation: full service camping in campsites, permanent tented camps, hotels

 

Included meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners

 

Transport: overland vehicle

 

Departures: set small-group dates

 

Customizable? Yes, we can tailor this in lodges and hotels - price on request

 

Price: Small group departures priced from $3910

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