THE NATURAL WONDERS OF COSTA RICA

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06 November 2020

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Price: From £3495/person

Take a boat trip among the waterways of Tortuguero National Park

Visit the Arenal Volcano area, one of the best activity hubs of Central America

Discover Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, take a boat ride in one of the most ecologically diverse sites in Costa Rica

Wildlife viewing and volunteering at Proyecto Asis Wildlife Refuge

Explore Manuel Antonio National Park during a private guided hike

Three nights by Corcovado National Park (Osa Peninsula) – the most biologically intense place on Earth

Day 1: Arrive at San Jose

 

Upon arrival at the capital of Costa Rica, our driver will transfer you to your accommodation. In the evening free time for leisure.

Overnight in San Jose.

Meals included: None

San JOse City Centre in Costa Rica

Day 2: San Jose to Tortuguero National Park

 

Early departure from San Jose, you will be travelling with a shared transfer to one of the country’s unique places, to Tortuguero. Breakfast will be served en-route. At the end of the drive, you will embark on a small boat and be taken to your lodge in the lagoons. Later on today, you will explore the tiny village of Tortuguero and learn about the local people and how they live in such a remote place on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. You will also have the chance to visit the Sea Turtle Information Centre and learn about this vital sea turtle nesting site.

Overnight in Tortuguero.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Boat trip on Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

 

After an early breakfast, you will take a shared boat excursion to the canals of the National Park of Tortuguero. The visit to the National Park is usually the highlight of the stay in this region as you will be able to see the dense vegetation and its inhabitants, monkeys, birds, and big green iguanas.

Overnight in Tortuguero.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sunset in Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero to Arenal

 

Breakfast at the lodge, then you will leave Tortuguero on a shared boat. Then you will be picked up by a private transfer and will be taken to Arenal. (2,5 Hours)

Check in to your hotel and free time for leisure.

Overnight in Arenal.

Meals Included: Breakfast

The view of Arenal Volcano

Day 5: Cano Negro Private boat excursion

 

Today you will be visiting one of the most important wetlands and migratory bird refuge, Cano Negro. This crucial wildlife reserve is close to the Nicaraguan border. You will embark on a private boat with a naturalist guide and will look for caimans, monkeys, sloths and different birds. Lunch will be provided during the excursion.

Overnight in Arenal.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

A bird in Cano Negro wetlands

Day 6: Arenal

 

You will spend the day at the Asis Wildlife Rescue Centre Project. The project support social, cultural, environmental and conservation project within the Arenal area.

Firstly, you will have the chance to discover the reserve with a guide and learn about the animals who inhabit the are and why conservation is so important.

Later on, you will have the chance to look into the Rescue Centre’s daily life, help prepare food for the rescued animals, and feed them.

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Overnight in Arenal

La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano landscape

Day 7: Arenal to Manuel Antonio

 

Breakfast at the hotel then your driver will transfer you to Manuel Antonio (5 hours). After arrival, free time for leisure and enjoy the facilities of the hotel.

Overnight in Manuel Antonio.

Meals Included: Breakfast

The beach of Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 8: Manuel Antonio National Park

 

Breakfast at the hotel, then you will be heading out to explore the small but incredibly diverse Manuel Antonio National Park with your private guide. The park is one of the most popular in the country due to its beautiful beaches and abundant wildlife. Three of the four monkey species can be found here. You will take a 3km long hike with your guide and learn about the National Park and its flora and fauna.

Overnight in Manuel Antonio.

Meals Included: Breakfast

A sloth in Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 9: Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jimenez (Osa Peninsula)

 

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and a private transfer will take you to Puerto Jimenez where you will stay for the next three nights.

The Osa Peninsula is one of the most remote places in the country; it is home to Corcovado National Park, which is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

Overnight in the Osa Peninsula.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sunset on the Osa Peninsula

Day 10: Osa Peninsula

 

You will have the chance to do optional activities included in your package.

  • Morning and sunset birding
  • Waterfall hike
  • Medicinal plants walk
  • Rainforest Ridge & Osa Trail hikes
  • Matapolo beach tour
  • Night tour
  • Sustainability tour

Overnight in the Osa Peninsula.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Macaws over Corcovado

Day 11: Osa Peninsula

 

You will have the chance to do optional activities included in your package.

  • Morning and sunset birding
  • Waterfall hike
  • Medicinal plants walk
  • Rainforest Ridge & Osa Trail hikes
  • Matapolo beach tour
  • Night tour
  • Sustainability tour

Overnight in the Osa Peninsula.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A monkey in Corcovado National Park

Day 12: Departure day

 

Breakfast at the lodge and then you will embark your flight from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose. Your trip will finish on arrival at San Jose Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Corcovado National Park from above.

San Jose

Grano de Oro Hotel (Luxury)

A beautiful hotel in the heart of San Jose. The hotel was built in a Victoria Style and has been welcoming its guests since 1991.

The hotel has a gourmet restaurant onsite, a rooftop terrace, swimming pool and its rooms are beautifully designed.

Presidente Hotel (Premium)

Modern, 4-star hotel in central San Jose. The rooms are simple but nicely decorated. It has a rooftop terrace with a bar and a good restaurant.

Tortuguero

Manatus Hotel (Luxury)

Modern, 4-star hotel in central San Jose. The rooms are simple but nicely decorated. It has a rooftop terrace with a bar ad good restaurant.

Evergreen Lodge (Premium)

A nice lodge, 5 minutes away from the National Park. It has a nice view to the lagoon, great food. The lodge has bungalows and spacious rooms which have been designed in a Caribbean style.

Arenal

Amor Arenal (Luxury)

A beautiful, stylish 5-star rainforest lodge at the foothills of Arenal Volcano. It is located on the edge of a virgin rainforest. The travellers can enjoy its all-organic, farm to table restaurant. The room are spacious and offer a great comfort. The hotel also has 3 mineral water swimming pools.

Arenal Manoa Hotel (Premium)

A nice hotel on the Costa Rican countryside, near Arenal Volcano. It is a perfect place for couples and for families. Travellers can enjoy the beautiful grounds and the swimming pools and their hot springs. There is also a good restaurant onsite for those who want to discover the local culinary.

Manuel Antonio

Parador Resort & Spa (Luxury & Premium)

A prestigious resort hotel which is located on a small peninsula approx. 3 miles from Manuel Antonio National Park. The hotel is surrounded by a 12-acres rainforest. There are chances that you might see some monkeys on the ground of the hotel. There is also an ocean-view swimming pool and a nice spa-department. The hotel also has its own restaurant and bar.

Osa Peninsula

Lapa Rios Ecolodge (Luxury)

An excellent lodge on the Osa Peninsula. The lodge is protecting the last tropical lowland rainforest of Central America. The 17 bungalows are settled among the 1000 acres protected forest which give the travellers a first-hand rainforest experience. The hotel is also operating in a sustainable way. The lodge itself is a birders paradise, there are more than 300 bird species around the hotel.

El Remanso Lodge (Premium)

The 14 rooms and villas were built within the virgin rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. The rooms are beautifully designed and airy. The proximity of nature will be guaranteed combined with a bit of luxury. The hotel also leads in sustainability and offers fresh gourmet-like culinary experiences. It is a perfect place to explore the peninsula and Corcovado National Park.

Prices & Inclusions

Luxury

Travel Period

Holiday Price

Single Supplement

15th January 2023 – 30th April 2023

£5545/person £1815/person

01st May – 30th June 2023

£5025/person £1815/person

1st July – 31st August 2023

£5545/person £1815/person

1st September 2023 – 31st October 2023

£5025/person £1815/person

Premium

Travel Period

Holiday Price

Single Supplement

15th January  – 30th April 2023

£3605/person £1110/person

01st May – 31st October 2023

£3495/person £1005/person
The Prices of the “premium” tours include an Extra night in the Osa Peninsula compared to the standard itinerary.

Inclusions

  • Private arrival transfer from San Jose Airport
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar for 11 nights
  • Program based on the Meal Plan (11 breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners)
  • Transfers as per the itinerary (Shared & Private)
  • Shared boat excursion in Tortuguero
  • Shared guided visit of the village of Tortuguero and the Sea Turtle
  • Information Centre
  • Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge boat excursion
  • Arenal wildlife tour and volunteering at the Proyecto Asis Wildlife Refuge
  • Private guided Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
  • Optional included activities at the Osa Peninsula
  • Domestic flight from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose

 

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
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Costa Rica is located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama; it is bordered from East by the Caribbean Sea and from West by the Pacific Ocean.

 

Volcanoes, heigh mountain ranges, and lush tropical forests are dominating the landscapes. It also provides beautiful golden beaches for some who want to relax at the end of their holiday.

 

This Central American country is one of the leaders in eco-tourism and sustainability. They have more than 190 biological reserves and national parks. The country has 12 different life zones and despite of its small size it is home of nearly 5% of the total living species of the Earth.

 

It is a perfect place for wildlife watching, birding (over 900 species of birds), wildlife and nature photography and for families who can combine nature, adventure, and the beach.

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