Natural Splendours of Costa Rica

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.

10 nights from £1995pp

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  • Natural Splendours of Costa Rica
  • Natural Splendours of Costa Rica

Natural Splendours of Costa Rica Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly to San José

    Fly from London (regional connections available) to San José with British Airways. Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel for 2 nights. (N)

  • Day 2: San José

    In the morning, visit Poas or Irazú volcano and see its impressive crater and surroundings. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

  • Day 3: Tortuguero

    Shared overland transfer to CanÞo 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 or similar. (B, L, D)

  • Day 4: Tortuguero

    Full day of shared local excursions in Tortuguero. From July to September, an option is available to observe turtles nesting on the beach. (B, L, D)

  • Day 5: Arenal

    Return to CanÞo 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 the 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 Sarchiì, home to traditional handicrafts and colourfully painted oxcarts. Stay overnight at the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel. (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.

  • Single supplement

    From £345pp.

  • 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.

Tour Highlights

  • 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 26)

Price Includes

3- & 4-star accommodation
Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
Average group size - 16 people (max 26)
Direct international flights with British Airways
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
Experienced local tour manager
9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

Dates and Prices

2020 Departures £ prices per person based on 2 people sharing

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