Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Ziplining, toucans and San Jose Valley
Ziplining, toucans and San Jose Valley
Sarapiqui and Santa Elena Cloud Forest
Sarapiqui and Santa Elena Cloud Forest
Sky trams and suspension bridges in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Sky trams and suspension bridges in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Beautiful wildlife in Costa Rica
Beautiful wildlife in Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Eco Adventure

Mixed Board Basis 7 nights from £2,029 per person Including Flights

Overview

Costa Rica is an utterly fascinating and beautiful country, and although it’s fairly small, it offers endless adventure and breath-taking moments throughout. Home to a huge selection of luscious national parks, beautiful protected areas and world-famous beaches, nature lovers won’t be disappointed – the abundance of wildlife and marine life to be found here is incredible.

During this wonderful seven-night adventure, you’ll be guided through Costa Rica’s immense rainforests, national parks, volcanoes, cloud forests and more with fascinating local specialists via sailing safaris, treks, hikes and zip-lining, whilst immersing into the local culture and history of these stunning regions. During your explorations, keep a look out for magnificent creatures such as turtles, monkeys, sloths, toucans, and macaws. This is a wonderful tour for adventurous families or couples looking to escape to one of the world’s prettiest countries, whilst enjoying a blend of relaxation, exploration and adrenaline-fuelled conquests in equal measure.

One of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Costa Rica has a huge focus on green energy, farm to table cuisine and sustainable tourism. In respect to this, you’ll delight in a number of fantastic cultural experiences where you’ll learn about eco-friendly tourism, farming and sustainability. (TT)

Highlights

  • Spend some time exploring the beautiful architecture and sights of the capital, San Jose
  • Learn from master chocolatiers on the history and production of some of the world’s finest chocolate
  • Explore Tortuguero National Park’s beautiful rainforest waterways, with potential sightings of howler monkeys, toucans and sloths
  • Witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs on the Caribbean shores (seasonal)
  • Immerse in a number of cultural experiences, including meeting with a local Tico family at their palm plantation, joining the friendly owners of your Sarapiqui hotel for dinner, listening to a local Quaker share stories about their colourful history, and joining a local family for lunch at their eco-friendly hacienda
  • Hike the Sarapiqui rainforest in search of the endangered green macaw
  • Learn from local specialists and tour guides about the fascinating life and landscapes in Costa Rica
  • Discover an amazing array of wildlife in the luscious rainforests of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Enjoy a wonderful variety of optional tours and excursions including: Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Arenal Volcano Hike, Kayaking on Lake Arenal, White-Water Rafting, El Trapiche Tour, Horseback Riding Tour, Sky Tram and Sky Trek.
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrive in San Jose

Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Spend some time at leisure enjoying the hotels facilities or wandering around the city before joining your travel director and tour group for a welcome reception (included).

Overnight: Sheraton San Jose

Day 2

San Jose – Braulio Carrillo National Park – Tortuguero National Park

You’ll leave the capital today and journey to San Isidro de Heredia, where you’ll dive into culture instantly with master chocolatiers Julio Fernandez and George Soriana to learn about the history of chocolate and how it’s produced in this small workshop. Then it’s on to Siquirres, where you’ll embark on a beautiful river journey through protected wetlands to the secluded Tortuguero.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant afro-Caribbean atmosphere as you stroll through the village streets, and then visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening beside the enchanting sounds of resident cicadas and tree frogs.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Overview: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Day 3

Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing

Explore Tortuguero’s luscious waterways, keeping a keen eye out for howler monkeys, toucans and sloths amidst a dense canopy of tropical rainforest. If you’re visiting during nesting season, you’ll be lucky enough to be able to join an optional walk to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs on the Caribbean shores.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Overnight: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Day 4

Tortuguero – Sarapiqui

Say goodbye to Tortuguero as you head back to the mainland to enjoy lunch, before meeting with a local Tico family at their palm plantation to learn about and sample the heart of the palm. You can also embark on an optional white-water rafting experience this morning on a class level II and III, where you’ll navigate nearly 8 miles on the Sarapiqui River. This evening, enjoy a delightful BBQ with the owners of your hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Overnight: Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge

Day 5

Saraqpiqui – Arenal

Discover Costa Rica's beautiful wildlife on a lesurely hike, looking out for the endangered green macaw. Connect with the locals, joining the Quintana Family for a Be My Guest Lunch at their eco-friendly hacienda. Continue to Arenal Volcano, where you’ll spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at leisure. Optional excursions at Arenal Volcano including a visit to Arenal Natura Ecological Park, a volcano hike, or a kayak long Lake Arenal.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Overnight: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

Day 6

Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest

After a morning at leisure, your incredible encounter with Costa Rica’s natural wonders continues; Straddle the Continental Divide and touch the sky in Monteverde Cloud Forest, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore this wonderfully biodiverse sanctuary. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde and delve into the history of the American Quakers who settled here in the 1950s.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Es Establo Mountain Hotel

Day 7

Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing

This morning, join your guide for an excursion through the luscious rainforests of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Ascend to the treetops high about the jungle floor below, treading lightly across the Sky Walk Suspension Bridges amongst wildlife that finds sanctuary in the boughs of the surrounding canopy. Optional excursions today include a tour through El Trapiche farm, a horseback riding tour, or a trip on board the Sky Tram where you can then zipline through the rainforest.

As your amazing eco-adventure nears its end, share stories with your newfound friends at a farewell dinner this evening.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight: Es Establo Mountain Hotel

Day 8

Monteverde – Depart San José

Bid farewell to Costa Rica today; after breakfast, transfer to San José International Airport for your flight. For those wishing to extend their stay, we suggest you travel on to Guanacaste Beach to relax and soak up the glorious sunshine for a few nights.

Breakfast included.

  • International flights
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 17 meals – 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All transport mentioned in itinerary

What’s Not Included

  • Domestic flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Optional excursions, entrance fees, tours, activities and transport
  • Tips and gratuities

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