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Discover Costa Rica
This tour is perfect for those wanting to see Costa Rica’s highlights while also exploring hidden corners of this beguiling destination. Crammed with opportunities to spot wildlife, Costa Rica is a nature lover’s dream.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
- Duration: 15 days/14 nights
- Starts in: San José
Guide Price £2299
- Tranquil boat trip through Tortugeuro National Park
- Guided nature walk in the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Relax on Manuel Antonio’s amazing beaches
- Two night stay in a remote rainforest lodge
- Hiking at La Fortuna and Savegre Valley
- Admire the imposing Arenal Volcano
Day 1 San José
Arrive in Costa Rica’s capital city and transfer to your hotel where you’ll meet your fellow travellers this evening.
Day 2 San José to Tortuguero NP
Rise early and travel to Tortuguero National Park. Accessible only by boat, Tortuguero’s canals and waterways are beautiful.
Day 3 Tortuguero NP
Look out for wildlife on a morning boat trip including caiman, monkeys and iguanas, while the birdlife is prolific. The afternoon is at leisure where you may relax at the tranquil lodge or take a stroll along the beach.
Day 4 Tortugeuro NP to Arenal
Travel to the Arenal area by boat and bus, passing huge banana and sugar cane plantations. Take the opportunity to visit one of the hot springs created by the geothermal activity.
Day 5 Arenal
Visit La Fortuna waterfall this morning before taking a dip in one of the natural pools. After lunch, enjoy a scenic walk in Arenal National Park, passing lava fields as you go. If the weather is clear, admire the summit of Arenal’s huge volcano.
Day 6 Arenal to Monteverde
Enjoy the views as you travel through the Central Highlands to the magical cloud forest at Monteverde.
Day 7 Monteverde
Explore the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve on a guided walk. There’s a huge range of flora and fauna and your guide will help you discover the mysterious cloud forest.
Day 8 Monteverde to Manuel Antonio NP
Descend from the mountains to the balmy coast at Manuel Antonio. There should be time on arrival this afternoon to enjoy an optional activity in this wonderful area.
Day 9 Manuel Antonio NP
Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s smallest national park but it packs a huge amount in to its compact area. Enjoy a guided tour and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Spend the afternoon on one of the beautiful beaches.
Days 10-11 Manuel Antonio NP to Piedras Blancas NP
Travel south to Piedras Blancas National Park. You’ll spend two nights in a rainforest lodge where there’s the opportunity for guided walks in this unspoilt area and time to relax by the lodge’s swimming pool.
Days 12-13 Piedras Blancas NP to Savegre Cloud Forest
Your route winds its way back through the mountains to the Savegre Valley. One of Costa Rica’s lesser known cloud forests, spend time enjoying the views and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.
Days 14-15 Savegre Cloud Forest to San José
Travel back to the capital via the picturesque village of Copey. Enjoy your final evening in San José before tour ends on the morning of day 15.
Departs:Frequent departures, Jan - May, Jul - Dec 2020 & 2021.
- Arrival transfer in San José
- 14 nights hotel accommodation
- 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 6 dinners
- International flights
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