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A unique trip highlighting the best that Costa Rica has to offer. Explore a colourful oasis of emerald rainforest and towering volcanic peaks.
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Eight nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing with an English speaking guide and all transfers
Discover Costa Rica from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Coast. From San Jose, travel north to Tortuguero National Park, visit the Arenal Volcano and drive through ever-changing scenery to Monteverde Cloud Forest before returning to San Jose. This is a comprehensive journey of the best that Costa Rica has to offer.
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Contrasting Tortuguero; explore jungle waterways on one side and kick back on a Caribbean beach on the other.
The Arenal Volcano, sitting in Costa Rica's northern lowlands district, with a perfect symmetrical shape.
Chance to experience the Monteverde Cloud Forest from hanging bridges, zip lines and suspension bridges.
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On arrival in San Jose, you will be transferred to your hotel.
You will be transferred to the dock for a cruise through
the canals with spectacular wildlife viewing to the tiny Caribbean village of Tortuguero,
a true paradise where there are no cars on the streets and nature literally bursts into the
village. On one side of the village, rivers and waterways beckon you to paddle deep into
the jungle, while on the other side, a Caribbean beach welcomes thousands of sea turtles
each year. (B)(L)(D)
Today is yours to explore the exotic paradise of Tortuguero on foot
and by boat and encounter an enormous variety of flora and fauna. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast, transfer by boat and road to the Arenal
Volcano district. Sitting within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano
is tall and imposing with a reputation that precedes it. Its perfect symmetrical shape
makes it a photographer’s dream and, until recently, it was Costa Rica’s most active
This morning is at your leisure to enjoy optional activities. Spend the
afternoon on a sightseeing excursion of the area surrounding Arenal Volcano and swim in
the volcanic hot springs. (B)(D)
Today you will travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
The reserve will astound you with its beauty and amazing biodiversity. Wind sculpted
woodlands give way to rainforests where tall trees rise high into the sky. The climate
of the Cloud Forest has helped shape an amazing set of creatures that call the reserve
home, from the jaguar and Baird’s tapir to the famously resplendent quetzal. (B)
Today enjoy an exciting trip to Selvatura Canopy, a network of
suspension bridges and trails built deep within the primary cloud forest. It’s cables and
platforms are built into the cloud forest rather than above it, allowing you to feel truly
immersed within the forested environment. In total, there are 15 cables and 18 viewing
platforms that stretch over three kilometres, the longest cable length of any canopy
excursion in Costa Rica. (B)
Return by road to San Jose for one more night in the
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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