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An adventure through colourful, eco-friendly Costa Rica, with mesmerising city, nature and beach stays, with all travel and exciting excursions
Day 1: UK - San José
Depart the UK for San José. Arrive in San José and spend the night.
Day 2: San José - Tortuguero
Head to Tortuguero, stopping en route for breakfast. Pass through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, before checking in to your Tortuguero hotel. Take an afternoon tour of Tortuguero, including the Turtle Conservation Museum and the village. Enjoy a boat ride through the leafy canals back to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 3: Tortuguero
Take a trip to Tortuguero Hill to enjoy the views, or take a boat trip along Tortuguero's canals. Enjoy lunch at the hotel and the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, why not take the opportunity to see turtles spawning on the beach (July to September). (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 4: Tortuguero - Guapiles - Arenal
Set off for the charming city of Guapiles, arriving in time for lunch. Then, continue to La Fortuna, where the Arenal Volcano is located. Arrive at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 5: Arenal
In the afternoon, take a guided hike to the Arenal Volcano, discovering the abundance of flora and fauna along the way. After the hike, you've the option to head to one of the area's hot springs (£102 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 6: Arenal
Spend the day at leisure in Arenal, with an optional horseback ride to the Fortuna Waterfalls (£57 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 7: Arenal - Monteverde
Set off for Monteverde, travelling along the banks of Lake Arenal. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel in Monteverde and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Take an optional Monteverde Canopy Tour (£42 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 8: Monteverde
Take an excursion to the Hanging Bridges to take in views from the treetops in Monteverde. Cross a combination of trails and hanging bridges which criss-cross the cloud forest. Spend the afternoon at leisure and, in the evening, join an optional night walk to discover the local nocturnal wildlife (£41 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 9: Monteverde
Enjoy the day at leisure in leafy Monteverde or take an optional excursion to the Curi-Cancha Biological Reserve (£54 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 10: Monteverde - Tamarindo
Set off for Tamarindo, known for its beaches and surfing. After checking in to your hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 11: Tamarindo
After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure or take an optional boat safari in the Las Baulas National Park (£36 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 12: Tamarindo
Spend the day at leisure, or opt for a morning catamaran tour for a chance to discover unique flora and fauna, from howler monkeys to crocodiles and iguanas (£77 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 13: Tamarindo - San José
Transfer back to Costa Rica's capital of San José and spend some time at leisure. You've the option to join a San José city tour (£57 per person). (Meals: breakfast)
Day 14: San José - UK
Transfer to the airport to catch an overnight flight back to the UK. (Meals: breakfast)
Good to know
Please note that your outbound/inbound flight is/may be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.
Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.
Hiking the magnificent the Arenal Volcano with its perfectly coned peak
Criss-crossing the cloud forest on hanging bridges in Monteverde
Discovering some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches in Tamarindo
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