Classic Costa Rica Tour

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Classic Costa Rica Tour

  • Return flights from London
  • Private arrival transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Shared transfers between destinations
  • All meals, tours and entrance to the National Park while in Tortuguero
  • Tour in Arenal: Arenal Volcano National Park & Ecotermales with Dinner
  • Tour in Monteverde: Selvatura Park, Canopy & Walkways
  • Tour in Manuel Antonio: Visit Manuel Antonio Park
  • 1 night at Presidente Hotel. Standard Room
  • 2 nights at Mawambe Lodge. Standard Room
  • 2 nights at Arenal Manoa Lodge. Standard Room
  • 2 nights at Trapp Family Lodge. Junior Suite Room
  • 4 nights at Parador Hotel. Tropical Room.
  • Lodging taxes
  • Private departure transfers

  • Not included: departure tax ($29 per person), tips, optional tours, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses

    Discover some of the key attractions, from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific side, via the amazing Arenal volcano area.

    Sitting between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is home to an incredible range of rare flora and fauna. This small and extremely friendly country contains famed volcanoes, waterfalls, uncrowded beaches and national parks with bountiful wildlife. Discover the key attractions such as Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio on this wide-ranging 12 day itinerary.

    Day 1 - Arrival in San José

    Arrival in San José

    Meet and greet at Juan Santamaria International Airport. Transfer to your hotel in San Jose. Driving time: 20 minutes approx.


    Overnight at Presidente Hotel. Standard Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 1 - Arrival in San José

    Day 2 - Tortuguero

    San José – Tortuguero

    Early pick up from your hotel for the journey to the un-spoiled Caribbean coastal area. Accompanied by a guide who will be with the small group for the whole time at Tortuguero, experience a scenic drive with a variety of landscapes as you travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park and beyond. There will be a break for breakfast where you will enjoy fresh local produce including delicious pineapple. Further on, as the roads become basic tracks you will pass extensive banana plantations before reaching Caño Blanco pier to board a boat which is the only method of transport to reach the extraordinary exotic paradise of Tortuguero. Keep your camera handy as this is a wonderful wildlife-spotting opportunity as the boat meanders along verdant canals. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious lunch as you arrive to the lodge.

    After lunch, visit the tiny town of Tortuguero: the green turtle information centre and beach area is the most important nesting site of the endangered Green Turtle in the Western Hemisphere. Giant Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Loggerhead Turtles also nest here (July - Sept)


    Overnight at Mawamba Lodge. Standard Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 2 - Tortuguero

    Day 3 - Tortuguero

    Tortuguero

    After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour through one of the lodge's trails, where you are likely to spot a howler monkey and observe interesting trees. There is some free time before lunch, chance to relax by the pool or talk a stroll on the beach. In the afternoon, there's a visit to Tortuguero National Park, exploring the canals in small, open boats to allow a better visibility. Tortuguero is a network of navigable lakes, rivers and canals (both natural and man-made) that are used for transportation and are a great place for observing local wildlife such as birds, monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, American crocodiles and caymans. The canals also provide shelter to endangered animals such as the Oriental Indian Manatee. More free time before dinner, enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset while you mix and mingle with guests, sharing your experiences of the day.

    Overnight at Mawamba Lodge. Standard Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3 - Tortuguero

    Day 4 - Tortuguero – Arenal

    Tortuguero – Arenal

    After breakfast, head off back via the boat transfer through the canals again, enjoying the scenic ride once more to the pier, for the drive back through the lowlands with fruit plantations. Lunch is included before transferring to the Arenal area, an enjoyable drive of around 3 hours passing cattle ranches, pineapple plantations and sugar cane fields to name but a few as the road climbs up to the town of La Fortuna.

    Few sites in Costa Rica inspire more respect and admiration than Arenal Volcano. At 5,437 feet, its tall and conical shape stands imposing over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remains Costa Ricas most active volcano for the past 43 years. Its history is charged with eruptions - both major and minor - that have intimately affected the region and the people who live here.

    There are many optional activities on offer in this area, including nature trails close to the base of the volcano and to picturesque waterfalls.

    Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel. Junior Suite Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 4 - Tortuguero – Arenal

    Day 5 - Arenal Volcano National Park & Hot Springs

    Arenal

    Enjoy breakfast before heading off for an afternoon visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park & Ecotermales Hot Springs. During this visit, you will walk along the tropical forest and areas which were once devastated by the Volcano. Before returning to your hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner.

    Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel. Junior Suite Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 5 - Arenal Volcano National Park & Hot Springs

    Day 6 - Monteverde

    Arenal – Monteverde

    After breakfast, depart the hotel and drive to the Lake Arenal Dam for a 30 minute scenic cruise across tranquil Lake Arenal before discovering the town of Monteverde.

    Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge. Superior Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 6 - Monteverde

    Day 7 - Monteverde

    Monteverde

    Morning visit to Selvatura Park, for a Canopy and Walkways tour - after a briefing you will be kitted out to then 'fly' through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica and it is also the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Following this thrill there will be the chance to experience the tree top walkway along a range of bridges of various lengths and altitudes.

    Afternoon at leisure; walk round the village of Monteverde or to take an optional excursion - night tours are popular in this area.

    Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge. Superior Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 7 - Monteverde

    Day 8 - Manuel Antonio Beach

    Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

    After breakfast, transfer to the Central Pacific coastal area. Another journey through varying countryside and many more glimpses of Costa Rican life.

    Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica's leading beach destinations, with some fine stretches of sandy beaches and good surfing conditions.

    Overnight at Parador Hotel. Tropical Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 8 - Manuel Antonio Beach

    Days 9 - Manuel Antonio National Park

    Manuel Antonio National Park

    After breakfast, visit Manuel Antonio National Park for a half day guided tour.

    Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognised as being one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet. Lush tropical forests, lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches make up one of the most diverse ecosystems imaginable. Among the 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, some of the frequently viewed residents include white-faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths and iguanas. The endangered squirrel monkey calls the park home as well.

    After the tour you have the choice of remaining in the area to relax at Manuel Antonio beach or to return to the hotel to enjoy the facilities there in the afternoon.

    Overnight at Parador Hotel. Tropical Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Days 9 - Manuel Antonio National Park

    Day 10 - Manuel Antonio

    Manuel Antonio

    Breakfast at the Hotel. Day at leisure. Optional tours are not included but can be arranged at the hotel activity desk.

    Overnight at Parador Hotel. Tropical Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 10 - Manuel Antonio

    Day 11 - Manuel Antonio

    Manuel Antonio

    A day to spend relaxing around the Parador's grounds, enjoy a swim in one of the pools or perhaps take a spa treatment. A popular pastime is spotting the resident sloth!

    Overnight at Parador Hotel. Tropical Room

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 11 - Manuel Antonio

    Day 12 - Departure

    Departure

    After breakfast and depending on your international departure flight time, take a private transfer to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (approx. 3 hours).

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