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Costa Rica Highlights

8 days fr £847pp

San Jose • Tortuguero National Park • Arenal Volcano • Monteverde

Save 10% + transfers plus breakfast included · 7 nights fr £1,319 pp (Including flights)

Prepare to be amazed and embark on an exciting trip around the Costa Rica's highlights. Staying in 4* accommodation throughout, you'll see Tortuguero National Park for your first chance to spot colourful wildlife, before you're amazed by the captivating Arenal Volcano and the incredible Monteverde Cloud Forest. After discovering the main highlights, why not extend your stay to include 7 nights on the beach?

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7 nights from £1,319pp (incl flights)
Valid 01/01/2022 - 30/06/2022
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TOUR DETAILS
Accommodation:
  • Standard fr £847pp
  • Superior fr £998pp
Validity (selected dates between):
  • 01/05/2022 - 30/06/2022
Also included:
  • 7 Nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • All transfers & excursions
Not included:
  • International Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Beach Extension Hotel
Overview
Costa Rica is certainly one of the must visit tourist destinations these days. This rugged, rainforested Central American country has coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific and roughly a quarter of its land in made up of protected jungle teeming with exotic wildlife. The capital city San Jose is home to lots of cultural institutions and this beautiful country, as you will discover on this eight day tour, is famous for its lovely beaches and dramatic volcanoes.
Day 1
San Jose
On arrival at Costa Rica's capital you will be met at the international airport and driven to your chosen hotel in the city. Relax after the journey then the rest of the day and evening is free for you to go out on your own and explore. Your guide will help with suggestions about what to see and where to eat. Take your time walking around historic neighbourhoods such as Barrio Amon, where colonial mansions have been converted into art galleries and join the crowds of locals in the Parque La Sabana.
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Day 2
Tortuguero National Park
Leave the city early and travel through San Jose Central Valley to the Tortuguero area. On the way, you pass drive across the Braulio Carrillo National Park, a flora and fauna sanctuary and an emerald-green mass of vegetation. When you reach the Caribbean Sea boats are waiting to take you on a two hour ride through the canals sheltered in the jungle to your lodge. On arrival enjoy a buffet lunch and in the afternoon, you visit the Tortuguero village and its turtle museum.
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Day 3
Tortuguero National Park
Today, you explore by boat the secondary Tortuguero canals in this jungle paradise. The huge park is a mosaic of deltas on an alluvial plain nestled between the coast, on the east, and the low-lying volcanic hills to the west. The park protects the nesting beach of the green turtle and the wetland forests extending inland for about 12 miles. From July through September, you can take the optional turtle-watching tour during the evening that you can arrange directly with the hotel.
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Day 4
Tortuguero to Arenal
After breakfast your journey continues with a boat transfer to the area of Guapiles, where you have lunch. Then head towards the Arenal Volcano area, collecting your car if on the self drive option. There are lots of scenic views on the way to the volcano as you pass through pineapple, banana and sugar cane plantations. On arrival at Arenal check in to your next hotel, where you will be staying for two nights, then go out and see some of the sights.
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Day 5
Arenal Volcano
Free time this morning to take part activities in the area including canopy tours, horseback riding, exploring the Venado Caves, floating along the river and much more. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to take a walk along the lava trails of the volcano through the forests. After the walk, you can visit the Hot Springs and take a dip, soaking up the mineral waters of the pools surrounded by tropical forest. Then have dinner at the Hot Springs.
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Day 6
Arenal - Monteverde
During the morning, a regular shuttle service will be provided to Monteverde. Along the way you will have great views of the Arenal Volcano and the lake at the same time. As well as the stunning scenery, you will get a feel for the real Costa Rica as you travel through towns and villages. On arrival in the Monteverde area you will be in a cloud forest region and after checking in to your next hotel there are a whole range of activities you can choose from.
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Day 7
Monteverde Cloud Forest
This morning you visit the suspended bridges in the cloud forest. These bridges were created so visitors to the canopy and from them you can get a great view of the birds and animals. Then experience the highest elevations of Monteverde Cloud Forest in the comfort on an aerial tram that will take you to amazing landscapes with ideal photo opportunities. The afternoon you can visit the Cloud Forest Reserve, go riding, stop at the butterfly garden or a coffee plantation.
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Day 8
Monteverde to San Jose or Beach extension
Today your short but action packed tour around Costa Rica comes to an end. Possibly time for some more sightseeing or souvenir shopping in Monteverde before heading back to San Jose to catch an onward flight or begin your journey home. After seeing lots of the sights in this beautiful country now may be a good time to consider booking an extension to your holiday and staying on at one of the luxurious beach resorts and soaking up the sun.
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