Keel Billed Toucan

Costa Rica: A World of Nature
Featuring Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano & Manuel Antonio National Park

Duration: 6th - 17th November 2018
Location: Costa Rica
Price: From £1979 pps excluding flights
11-12  Days •  23  Meals 
Through Rainforests, Plantations, and Waterways
Visting: Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Sarapiqui, San Jose, Manuel Antonio National Park

Immerse yourself in this vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. Visit the green turtle research station. Settle in for two nights in Tortuguero National Park which protects 13 of Costa Rica’s endangered species. Spend two nights in an eco-lodge within the Sarapiquí Rainforest. Taste Costa Rica’s finest during a pineapple plantation visit and a cacao demonstration and tasting. Take in the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano during your three night stay at the foot of the volcano. Choose from a thrilling zip-lining experience or hiking the lava fields of Arenal Volcano. Walk among the treetops on a guided tour of Arenal’s hanging bridges. Embark on a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching cruise. Soak up the sweeping view of the Pacific during a resort stay at Manuel Antonio. Explore the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, just minutes from your resort.

Day 1 San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins

Discover the fascinating ecosystems of Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Doubletree Cariari Hotel

Day 2 San Jose - Tortuguero National Park

Today brings dormant volcanos and crater lakes as we journey through Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to the Caribbean lowlands. Along the way, take in mountain vistas and Caribbean-style villages. Later, discover the wonders of Tortuguero National Park’s rainforest as you cruise the rivers and canals with an expert guide. Enjoy a 2-night stay at an eco-lodge surrounded by lush tropical forest and an array of wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings during a visit to the world’s first green turtle research station. Here, dedicated scientists are working to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Evergreen Lodge

Day 3 Tortuguero National Park

Get your camera ready. Set out on an early morning bird-watching excursion* that explores the myriad of local and migratory birds that flock to this area. Next, embark on a nature cruise through the park – keep an eye out for howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and caimans. Tortuguero National Park, a study in biology, protects over 350 species of birds and mammals. Savor time to seek out green macaws and some of Costa Rica’s endangered animals, including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters and even manatees

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Evergreen Lodge

Day 4 Tortuguero National Park - Sarapiquí

Take to the water again and embark on a leisurely boat ride to the mainland as we travel to the Sarapiquí region, one of the world’s most important research regions for tropical rainforests. Visit an organic pineapple plantation to learn about the various types of this exotic fruit and taste why Costa Rican pineapples are among the world’s best. Arrive at your eco-lodge nestled in the rainforest and surrounded by towering Almendro trees, howler monkeys and keel billed toucans. Enjoy free time to hike through the deep green forest or simply relax in a hammock and take in the nature around you.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Selva Verde Lodge

Day 5 Sarapiquí

Discover the history and continuing importance of cacao to Central America’s economy when you visit a cacao plantation. Observe the process of producing chocolate from the cacao bean and sample the delicious finished product. Then, see the region from a different perspective on an exhilarating Sarapiquí River rafting adventure. Return to your rainforest lodge for a traditional Costa Rican dinner.

Breakfast & Dinner - Selva Verde Lodge

Day 6 Sarapiquí - Arenal Volcano

Begin the day engulfed in nature with an early morning bird watching tour along the natural forest trails and nearby stream. Later, behold the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano and absorb the tranquility of your surroundings as you begin a 3-night stay at your resort featuring panoramic views of the volcano.

Breakfast - Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 7 Arenal Volcano

This morning, experience the rainforest from the treetops on a guided walking tour along Arenal’s hanging bridges. Then, the choice is yours! Embark on one of Costa Rica’s most thrilling zip lining experiences and take in one-of-a-kind views of the Arenal rainforest. Or, enjoy a moderate hike along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park; cross lava fields and pause to enjoy spectacular views of the volcano.

Breakfast & Dinner - Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 8 Arenal Volcano

Enjoy a day at leisure. This morning you may take an optional river safari down the Peñas Blancas River. For the more adventurous, an exhilarating white water rafting expedition on the San Blas River is also available. Or, simply explore the resort or relax in the soothing waters of one of the region’s hot springs. This evening, roll up your sleeves for a hands-on cooking demonstration; then savor the local flavors of Costa Rica during a traditional dinner

Breakfast & Dinner - Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 9 Arenal Volcano - Tarcoles - Manuel Antonio National Park

Head to the Pacific Coast today. Along the way, stop for a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching excursion. Hop aboard a safari boat to explore the remarkable mangrove ecosystem of the Rio Grande of Tarcoles, home to one of the world’s largest wild crocodile populations. View waterfowl, iguanas, and over fifty varieties of native birds, including the very rare scarlet macaw. Later we continue to the world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park to check into our resort just outside the park. Soak up the sweeping views and take in the sunset overlooking the park and the Pacific Ocean before dining this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Parador Resort And Spa Punta Quepos

Day 10 Manuel Antonio National Park

Wake up to a cool breeze and spectacular views. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. You can enjoy the luxurious amenities of your resort, walk the nearby nature trails that lead to dramatic views of the Pacific, or perhaps head to the nearby white sand beaches.

Breakfast - Parador Resort And Spa Punta Quepos

Day 11 Manuel Antonio National Park - San Jose

This morning we explore spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its pristine beaches and primary forest. Spend your time walking the forest trails in search of the three-toed sloth, agoutis, squirrel monkeys and iguanas; or take a swim in the inviting blue waters. Then, say goodbye to the coast and continue to San Jose and toast to the natural richness that is Costa Rica at a wonderful farewell dinner.

Breakfast & Dinner - Doubletree Cariari Hotel

Day 12 San Jose - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today. Head for home with many amazing memories.

Breakfast

 

  • Join an expert guide to learn about the local culture and ecosystem.
  • Visit the world’s first green turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park.
  • Explore Arenal during an extended 3-night stay.

Must-See's

  • Stay in Tortuguero National Park and find yourself surrounded by wildlife.
  • Enjoy your 2-night stay just outside of pristine Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Hop aboard a river boat for a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching excursion.

Choice On Tour

  • Embark on one of Costa Rica’s most thrilling zip lining experiences and take in one-of-a-kind views of the Arenal rainforest. Or, enjoy a moderate hike along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park; cross lava fields and pause to enjoy spectacular views of the volcano.

Culinary

  • Enjoy a traditional Costa Rican dinner complete with cooking demonstration.
  • Indulge in the sweet taste of chocolate at a cacao plantation.

£1979 Twin/Double
£2479 Single
£1959 Triple
All prices are per person and exclude flights

Guide price for flights - from £499pp depending on departure airport & times

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