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Natural Splendours of Costa Rica

Group Tour | General interest | Wildlife 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £1995 Current prices from: £1995
Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the small country of Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. This journey explores some of the major national parks and the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting habitats found here, including rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes and canals.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • View the Arenal volcano from your hotel
  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero & cross Lake Arenal by boat
  • Caño Negro boat trip
  • Explore hanging bridges at Monteverde
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 18)

Arenal

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 3188 3188 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2170 2272 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 2068
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2229 1195 763 743 2229 38715 44417 42417 37815 40316 32113 29211
Rainy Days 7 5 3 4 14 18 20 21 19 20 18 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2781 2882 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781

Liberia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3290 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 7 5 6 5 5 5 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 20 60 321 2319 26911 1426 2179 36414 31612 1004 131
Rainy Days 8 6 6 7 17 22 21 21 23 21 13 11
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Manuel Antonio

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 572 281 542 1586 39816 41816 41116 48119 51920 60124 35314 1285
Rainy Days 11 8 7 8 17 22 21 22 22 21 17 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882

Monteverde

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2882 2984 2781 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1864 1966 1966 1966 1966 1864 1966 1864 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1305 673 462 532 25510 34213 30212 34013 38315 42317 26210 1847
Rainy Days 10 8 7 10 19 24 23 23 24 23 16 14
Humidity N N L L L N N N N N N N
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puerto Jimenez

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3493 3290 3188 3290 3188 3188 3086 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 2170 2170 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1034 944 1265 2269 41216 40116 41016 47319 51220 68227 51820 2329
Rainy Days 7 5 5 8 19 21 21 23 21 22 18 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882

San Jose (Costa Rica)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1661 1661 1763 1763 1763 1763 1763 1763 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 70 90 562 26110 29612 2058 28211 37215 34314 1556 361
Rainy Days 12 9 8 10 19 24 23 24 24 23 18 16
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

San Ramon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2882 2882 2781 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2577 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1763 1763 1763 1763 1763 1763 1763 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 191 110 120 482 28611 33013 26010 34814 41516 41616 1887 572
Rainy Days 8 6 4 7 17 19 21 22 21 21 19 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Tamarindo (Costa Rica)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 7 5 6 5 5 5 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 20 60 331 2339 28611 1857 25510 35614 36214 1195 131
Rainy Days 7 5 5 7 17 22 20 21 23 21 13 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882

Arniston

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2577 2272 2068 1966 1864 1864 1966 2170 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1457 1254 1050 948 948 1050 1254 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 7 6 6 5 6 6 7 7 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 291 331 351 572 422 512 492 582 331 412 321 231
Rainy Days 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 13 10 10 8 7
Humidity E E VH H M L L M H VH VH E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2068 1864 1763 1763 1661 1661 1661 1763 1864 1966

Cape Town

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2475 2272 1966 1763 1763 1763 1864 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1254 1050 846 846 846 948 1050 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 5 6 6 7 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 311 432 823 1365 1897 1646 1636 964 612 402 432
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 12 13 13 14 11 9 6 6
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Cederberg Wilderness Area

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2475 1966 1661 1355 1355 1355 1661 1966 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 948 643 337 236 134 134 337 439 745 948
Sunshine hours 12 11 10 8 7 6 7 8 8 10 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 120 191 241 361 723 773 663 703 301 281 231 201
Rainy Days 2 3 4 5 7 7 8 8 6 4 3 4
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Constantia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2475 2272 1966 1763 1763 1763 1864 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1254 1050 948 846 846 948 1050 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 5 6 6 7 8 10 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 341 351 422 1014 1576 1747 1667 1526 954 723 452 412
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 12 13 13 13 11 8 6 7
Humidity E E VH H M L M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1661 1661 1763 1966

Durban

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2781 2679 2475 2373 2272 2373 2373 2475 2577 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2068 1763 1457 1152 1152 1254 1559 1661 1864 2068
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1406 1255 1185 683 562 311 301 542 763 984 1165 1014
Rainy Days 16 13 12 9 6 4 4 6 10 15 16 15
Humidity M M M L N N N N N N L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 4/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2475 2373 2272 2272 2272 2272 2475 2577

Franschhoek

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2781 2373 1966 1864 1661 1763 1966 2170 2475 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1355 1152 846 745 643 643 846 948 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 6 6 7 7 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 261 271 321 793 1416 1456 1416 1385 793 622 402 301
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 10 10 10 10 9 7 6 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Graaf Reinet

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2781 2475 2170 1864 1966 2068 2373 2577 2781 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1152 846 541 541 643 745 948 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 9 9 8 7 7 8 9 9 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 432 512 281 231 131 161 211 131 321 321 341
Rainy Days 5 7 8 6 4 4 3 4 4 6 6 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Grahamstown

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2577 2475 2272 2068 1966 2068 2272 2272 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1457 1152 846 643 541 643 846 1050 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 622 713 77030 492 452 341 371 532 622 773 703 683
Rainy Days 9 9 9 7 5 4 4 5 7 10 10 9
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hermanus

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2373 2170 1966 1864 1763 1763 1864 2068 2272 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1457 1355 1152 948 846 948 1050 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 10 9 8 7 6 5 6 6 7 8 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 201 231 291 462 693 833 763 783 512 482 331 201
Rainy Days 5 5 6 8 11 11 11 12 10 8 6 7
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1661 1661 1661 1864 1966

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2882 2679 2475 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2272 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1661 1355 1152 1152 1254 1457 1559 1457 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 9 8
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1255 1195 873 562 432 281 291 392 412 984 331 934
Rainy Days 12 11 10 8 6 4 5 5 8 11 6 11
Humidity E E VH H M M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Johannesburg

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2577 2272 2068 1763 1864 2068 2373 2475 2577 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1355 1050 643 337 337 541 948 1254 1355 1457
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1345 934 924 562 151 90 40 80 281 763 1124 1134
Rainy Days 14 10 11 8 3 2 1 2 3 9 13 14
Humidity L L N N N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Knysna

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2170 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1457 1254 1050 948 1050 1050 1254 1355 1559
Sunshine hours 9 8 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 683 622 733 783 713 693 673 954 753 904 743 653
Rainy Days 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 10 11 12 10 11
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2068 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170

Kruger National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3493 3391 3290 3086 2882 2679 2679 2882 3086 3086 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2068 1763 1254 846 948 1152 1457 1763 1966 2170
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 8 9 8 9 9 9 8 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 813 622 381 301 100 60 70 90 131 422 572 823
Rainy Days 6 7 5 4 2 2 1 1 2 5 6 7
Humidity VH VH H M M L L L M M H VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Langebaan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 2882 2577 2272 1966 1864 2068 2272 2577 2781 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 1966 1661 1355 1152 1050 1254 1457 1661 1864 2068
Sunshine hours 11 11 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 60 90 261 392 532 492 361 271 161 120 80
Rainy Days 3 2 4 6 10 10 11 10 9 6 4 5
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Montagu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 2882 2475 2170 1864 1763 1966 2170 2373 2679 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1355 1050 745 439 439 541 745 948 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 141 181 251 392 381 412 371 442 261 271 251 171
Rainy Days 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mpumalanga

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2475 2272 1966 1763 1763 1864 1966 2068 2272 2373
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 100 100 80 60 20 20 40 30 60 70 90 90
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Paarl

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 2984 2577 2170 1966 1864 1864 2170 2475 2781 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1254 948 745 643 745 948 1457 1355 1559
Sunshine hours 12 11 10 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 11 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 171 211 261 743 1185 1335 1175 1094 161 492 291 211
Rainy Days 4 3 4 7 11 11 11 11 10 7 5 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 9/VH 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Paternoster

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763 1763 1763 1864 2068 2170 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1355 1152 1050 948 948 1050 1152 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 40 100 201 331 452 371 381 191 120 90 70
Rainy Days 3 2 3 6 8 9 9 10 7 5 4 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Pilanesberg National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2882 2679 2373 2068 2170 2475 2882 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1559 1152 745 337 337 643 1152 1152 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1064 1014 773 522 151 90 40 30 161 572 793 1245
Rainy Days 11 9 9 5 1 1 1 1 3 7 10 12
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Plettenberg Bay

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2373 2272 2068 1966 1966 1966 1966 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1355 1152 948 846 846 948 1152 1355 1559
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 7 6 6 7 7 7 8 9 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 663 743 773 753 683 693 974 793 904 773 663
Rainy Days 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 10 10 11 10 10
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2170 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170

Port Elizabeth

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2475 2272 2170 2068 2068 2170 2272 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1457 1152 846 846 948 1152 1355 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 351 392 502 522 512 492 422 582 542 552 492 341
Rainy Days 8 8 10 8 8 7 7 9 8 11 10 8
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2170 2068 1864 1864 1763 1763 1864 1966 2068

Pretoria

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2781 2475 2272 1966 2068 2272 2679 2781 2781 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1457 1152 643 337 337 541 1050 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1345 753 793 552 120 90 30 60 201 753 1034 1144
Rainy Days 13 10 10 7 2 2 1 2 3 9 12 14
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Stellenbosch

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2679 2373 1966 1763 1661 1763 1864 2170 2475 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1355 1050 846 745 643 643 745 948 1152 1254
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 341 291 452 803 1325 1656 1506 1566 894 653 422 442
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 12 13 12 13 11 9 6 6
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Swellendam

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2882 2577 2272 2068 1966 2068 2272 2475 2781 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1559 1254 948 643 643 745 948 1152 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 10 9 8 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 371 452 482 653 512 442 452 602 381 502 402 311
Rainy Days 6 6 7 8 9 9 10 10 9 9 7 7
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

The Drakensberg Mountains

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2373 2170 1966 1661 1661 1966 2170 2272 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1050 745 236 -228 -228 134 541 846 948 1152
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 8 7 7 8
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1978 1697 1536 572 181 131 120 231 311 773 1205 1757
Rainy Days 18 17 16 9 4 2 2 4 6 14 16 19
Humidity E E E VH M M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 5/M 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Winelands

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 2882 2577 2170 1864 1763 1864 2068 2373 2679 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1457 1254 948 745 643 745 846 1152 1355 1457
Sunshine hours 12 11 10 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 251 221 351 622 1225 1486 1275 1245 723 502 321 351
Rainy Days 4 4 4 7 11 11 11 12 10 18 5 5
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Worcester

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 2882 2577 2170 1966 1864 1966 2170 2475 2679 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1254 846 643 541 643 846 1050 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 7 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 100 131 151 321 502 673 632 612 361 331 201 131
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 10 10 10 10 9 7 6 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to San José

Fly from London (regional connections available) to San José with British Airways. Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. In the morning, visit Poas or Irazú Volcano and see its impressive crater and surroundings. (N) (B)

Days 3-4: Tortuguero

Shared overland transfer to Caño Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Cruise through the canals and backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for birdlife, monkeys, sloths and other wildlife. Stay for 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge and enjoy a full day of shared local excursions. From July to September, an option is available to observe turtles nesting on the beach. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Arenal

Return to Caño Blanco by boat and drive to Arenal, visiting La Selva Biological Station en route. Learn about the scientific and conservation work of the researchers and take a short walk in the protected rainforest surroundings. Stay 2 nights at Arenal Paraiso, with views of Arenal Volcano. (B, L)

Day 6: Caño Negro

Full-day tour to Caño Negro, an important wetland habitat for a range of bird species. (B, L)

Day 7: Lake Arenal • Monteverde

Shared boat across Lake Arenal, taking in the spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue to Monteverde for 2 nights at the Fonda Vela Hotel. Afternoon visit to the Selvatura Butterfly Garden & Walkways and explore the treetop canopy from its hanging bridges. (B)

Day 8: Monteverde

Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest, a habitat for rare flora and fauna, such as the colourful quetzal bird. Afternoon visit to a typical family-run farm to learn about coffee and sugar cane production. (B, L)

Day 9: Sarchí • San José

Return to San José via the town of Sarchí, home to traditional handicrafts and colourfully painted oxcarts, and final overnight. (B)

Days 10-11: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for a flight to London with British Airways. (B) (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Standard tour

All the lodges are comfortable but do not always have a wide range of facilities. The tour also includes some longer drives on unpaved roads.

Itinerary

Departures in April are based on indirect flights via the US or Bogotá.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Mawamba Lodge
    Mawamba Lodge

    Mawamba is a 15 acre beachfront lodge offering views of the canals. It is the ideal hideaway for nature lovers. Two family style restaurants serve international and local cuisine and the pool-bar is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can enjoy exotic tropical cocktails. The lodge facilities include, swimming pool, relaxation areas with hammocks and rocking chairs, nature trails, beach access and a conference room, where lectures on Tortuguero natural history and videos are presented daily.

  • Fonda Vela
    Fonda Vela

    The alpine-style Fonda Vela is set in 35 hectares of gardens and forested grounds and within walking distance of the entrance to the Monteverde cloud forest reserve. The property features 40 rooms with large windows, a restaurant decorated with the work of artists, and a bar.

  • Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel
    Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel

    The Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel is located 25 minutes from the international airport, next to San Jose's largest metropolitan park and close to downtown. Guestrooms are spacious and equipped with modern amenities. The main onsite restaurant serves both local and international dishes, with a second restaurant specialising in Japanese cuisine.Features: 213 rooms, 8 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, bar/lounge, gym. <br>Room amenities: Television, desk, safe, hairdryer, coffee maker, Wi-Fi.Please note that the hotel is currently undergoing renovation until March 2020. However, we have been advised that the work is being carried out on a gradual basis and should not cause any disturbance to guests.

  • Arenal Paraiso Resort & Spa
    Arenal Paraiso Resort & Spa

    The Arenal Paraiso Resort & Spa offers 118 comfortable bungalow-style rooms with spectacular views of the majestic Arenal volcano, as well as air conditioning, refrigerator, cable television and either a balcony or terrace. Facilities include two restaurants, a swimming pool and 13 pools of natural thermal spring waters, as well as a laundry service, gift shop, and nature trails.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

NRI2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2395 per person

High season from £2495 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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