Indulgence in Costa Rica - Luxury Gold

Indulgence in Costa Rica (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018)

Duration: 7 days Visiting: Costa Rica

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Experience the treasures of Costa Rica, one of Central America's most pristine and ecologically-friendly destinations. Explore exotic cloud forests, relax in the thermal pools surrounding the majestic Arenal Volcano and embrace the celebrated pure way of life - pura vida - along the tropical Guanacaste Peninsula. This eco-focused itinerary reconnects you to Mother Nature.

  1. Day 1

    Arrive in San Jose.

    Welcome to San Jose, where a warm greeting and private hotel transfer await you at the airport. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner with wine.

  2. Day 2 - Relaxed Start

    Central Valley and Bajos del Toro.

    Head to the outskirts of the Central Valley for some delicious coffee with the Arrieta family, as they share their way of life on their coffee plantation. Continue to Sarchí, for lunch among beautiful tropical plants and flowers at Else Kientzler Botanical Garden. After lunch, travel to the Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Experience the charming and remote El Silencio Lodge while dining with wine in this unique setting in the clouds.

  3. Day 3 - Relaxed Start

    Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna.

    Start your day with a mystic cloud forest hike. Walk through the cloud forest trails and hidden paths that embrace nature’s elements. Next, plant a living legacy in a carbon-offsetting cloud forest, helping to bring the vibrantly coloured quetzal bird to the region. Head to La Fortuna before arriving at your hotel just outside the Arenal Volcano National Park. After some time to relax, savour Costa Rican cuisine alongside the active volcano.

  4. Day 4

    Arenal Volcano National Park.

    Rise early this morning to meet with a volcanologist from the National University of Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory. Learn of their research in the area and how the area has been transformed by volcanic activity. Later, join your Travelling Concierge for an adventure. Choose from zipping through the canopy treetops, enjoying a skywalk on a series of suspension bridges, joining a naturalist guide on an aerial gondola, or perhaps river-rafting on the controlled rapids of Piedras Negras River? Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the Tabacon Thermal pools and perhaps choose to dine here.

  5. Day 5

    Lake Arenal and Guanacaste.

    Bid farewell to the mountains and continue your journey around Lake Arenal - the largest lake in Costa Rica. Descend to the Guanacaste plains and the resort beach destinations that the region is famous for. Enjoy lunch at Hacienda La Pacifica, a local favourite, before heading to your beachside resort.

  6. Day 6

    Guaitil and Palo Verde National Park.

    Visit artisans using local clays and the same tools and techniques of their indigenous ancestors in Guaitil to create the region's famous pottery. Then, enjoy a cultural tasting of homemade rosquillas (a type of empanada). Later, meander along the Tempisque River on-board open-air boats in the Palo Verde National Park – a birding and wildlife paradise. Spend the afternoon at your resort. In the evening, toast to your Costa Rican journey at a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine while enjoying an exclusive marimba show.

  7. Day 7

    Depart Guanacaste.

    Enjoy breakfast before your transfer to Liberia International Airport to connect with your onward flights. Alternatively, extend your holiday with additional nights at the hotel.




  • Arenal: Meet with Mr. Eliecer Duarte, volcanologist from the Costa Rican Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, and learn about the geothermal activity of active Arenal Volcano.
  • Guanacaste: Enjoy an exclusive marimba show, showcasing the beautiful sounds of one of the most popular instruments in Central America.


  • Arenal Volacano: This volcano is one of Costa Rica's most notable natural features.
  • Central Valley: Have a coffee with the Arrieta family and explore their coffee farm.
  • Palo Verde National Park: A major conservation effort is underway to preserve one of the world’s last remaining tropical dry rainforests. Explore the park’s spectacular variety of bird species, considered among the most endangered ecosystems on the planet.


  • Bajas Del Toro Cloud Forest: Dine amongst the unique setting, within the clouds, at your charming lodge.
  • Bajas Del Toro Cloud Forest: Relish lunch among beautiful tropical plants and flowers, the perfect place for relaxing in a stunning setting.
  • Guanacaste: Share a Farewell Dinner Celebration, toasting to your Costa Rican journey.
  • Tabacon: Enjoy dinner and wine with fellow guests alongside the Arenal Volcano.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Breakfasts (BB), 3 Lunches (L) and 4 Dinners (DW).


  • Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest: The perfect eco-retreat for travellers seeking authentic experiences with nature is at El Silencio Lodge & Spa.
  • Guanacaste: Inspired by local flora and fauna, The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort will stimulate senses and revitalise spirits.
  • San Jose: Real InterContinental San Jose is an urban retreat in the heart of Escazú, San Jose’s most exclusive area.
  • Tabacon: Renowned for its comfort and hospitality, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is renowned for its dozens of mineral river pools.


  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 7.



Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall San Jose

San Jose (Central) - Costa Rica

Real Palacio, Lisbon

El Silencio Lodge and Spa Bajos del Toro

Bajos del Toro (Scenic) - Costa Rica

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa Arenal

Arenal (Scenic) - Costa Rica

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Guanacaste

Guanacaste (Scenic) - Costa Rica

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