Cherish the laid-back rhythm of ‘Pura Vida’ in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Ramble tour

If you aspire to an easy-going life, then Costa Rica could be just the place for you to explore. Costa Ricans, Ticos, cherish the laid-back rhythm of ‘Pura Vida’ (pure life) in their little slice of paradise and you will too. So why not join our small group tour and ‘follow the beat’ as we ramble through Central America’s hot spot of biodiversity.

Tropical rainforests and lazy beaches, rugged mountains and volcanic peaks, lush valleys and wandering wetlands – yes, Costa Rica, known worldwide for its natural beauty, has it all. Add in more than 13,000 bird, animal and plant species and the colourful country will quickly invade your senses.

If you have a penchant for bird watching, our Costa Rica tour is indeed, paradise!

Hummingbirds – by the hundreds, toucans, trogons and tanagers; kingfishers, creepers and quetzals; aracari, antbirds and owls; you’ll find birds in every colour of the rainbow, more than eight hundred species of them. And we’ve scoped out some of the best lodges for seeing and photographing these beauties at close quarters. The photo-friendly set-ups are a photographer’s dream-come-true!

Along with bird hides and bush walks, you’ll also enter a world of unusual mammals and entertaining amphibians. Do you know how fast a sloth moves? Or just how cute  ‘blue jeans’ frog is? Or how Howler Monkeys can send a shiver down your spine? If you don’t know now, you soon will if you come on our Costa Rica tour with us.

You’ll love the diversity of landscapes we encounter on our rambles – highlands, lowlands, riverbanks, ravines, forests and farms. Believe us – with all it has to offer, from its flashy Resplendent Quetzal to its fresh-from-the-roaster first-class coffee, Costa Rica and its Pura Vida will charm you through and through.

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What you can experience on our Costa Rica tour

Explore the most bio-diverse country in Central America

Biodiversity in the extreme.

500 Hectares (1250 acres) of virgin tropical rainforest with an incredible variety of fauna and flora.

Birding hotspot in a magical world of towering trees and restful river.

Haven for hummingbirds, paradise for bird photographers.

Frog-friendly garden with many interesting inhabitants.

Spectacular falls, lush cloud forest, butterflies, birds, big cats and more.

Explore the exceptional biodiversity from scenic waterways and jungle canals.

Highland home of the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, seek and you shall hopefully find!

Luxuriant rainforest sanctuary, abundant beauty.

Lively capital city, occupying the central valley.

Doesn’t this just make you want to hop on a plane?

Tour Dates

19 February – 11 March 2020

Depart Auckland,
New Zealand

NZD $12,995

*includes return economy airfares Auckland

Depart Australia (Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne)

AUD $11,787

*includes return economy airfares

*price subject to change due to airfare and exchange rate increases

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Where to Next?

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Arctic And Around

A polar cruise around the Svalbard archipelago.


Arctic And Around

The arctic region is just about as far away as your fearless inner ‘friends’ can carry you – almost off the edge of the map. And you surely won’t be caught up in a crowd if you venture above the Arctic Circle with us, for a polar cruise around the Svalbard archipelago.

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Galapagos Explorer

You’ll relish this journey from beginning to end.

Galapagos Explorer

Few destinations offer the complete uniqueness and intrigue of these two Pacific treasures with their history, mystery, archeology and wildlife. First stop, mainland Ecuador to peek into the country’s history and culture and visit its magical Cloud Forest. Our journey then takes us to the Galapagos Islands for our stunning 8 day cruise. You also the option to go to Easter Island and wonder its mysteries.

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Madagascar Magic

You’ll find Madagascar is one huge kaleidoscope of charm, colour and culture

Madagascar Magic

Madagascar, land of lemurs: brown, bamboo, ruffed, ring-tailed, Verraux’s sifakas, Indri-Indri… OK, so you get the picture. This African island, fourth largest island in the world, is famous for its lemurs, which come in about a hundred species.

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Namibian Explorer

Do you sometimes (maybe even often) crave a bit of space, yearn to escape your everyday hustle bustle?

Namibian Explorer

The biggest surprise in store may be the comfortable transport and luxury accommodation we’ve planned for you. There’ll be no overland truck or putting up tents, but don’t worry, you’ll still have an authentic African safari and an adventure you’ll never forget.

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Epic Patagonia The Falkland Islands

Patagonia, with its tantalizing spirit and larger-than-life landscapes has always pulled dreamers, daredevils and diehard adventurers into its embrace.

Epic Patagonia The Falkland Islands

You’ll watch elephant seals and sealions wrangle on the beaches and rollick in the tussock. Prolific birdlife will have you seeking that rare sighting, that magic in-flight photo. And a troll through the Falklands’ history will leave you thoughtful.

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Best of Brazil

Explore South America’s biodiversity star

Best of Brazil

With riches beyond measure from rainforests to rivers, birds to beaches, wildlife to waterfalls, where to start? It’s a dilemma facing anyone wanting an ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ adventure in this extraordinary country. Let us suggest a solution. When you can’t do it all, settle for the best you can do. That’s what we’ll be doing on our Best of Brazil small group tour. Take a look.

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