Day 1 - Outbound
Fly from London (Heathrow or Gatwick) to San Jose. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 2 - Caribbean Beaches - Puerto Viejo de Limón
Enjoy your breakfast and afterwards, a shuttle transfer will pick you up for a scenic drive past lush pasturelands and banana plantations, through the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Your destination is the Atlantic Coast, passing by the port town of Puerto Limón and continuing southwards to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.
The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the fantastic beaches!
Day 3 - Caribbean Beaches - Cahuita NationalPark
Enjoy day of leisure (Optional: Explore the Cahuita National Park)
Day 4 - Tortuguero National Park
After an early breakfast, you will be picked up by a transfer service and taken to Siquirres (Caribbean Dish restaurant). From here you will continue by the transfer service of the lodge to the small river harbor. From there you navigate up the Tortuguero River by boat, alongshore a small peninsula bordered by the Caribbean Sea on the other side. Upon arrival you check-in to your room at the lodge for a two-night stay. Explore the diverse exotic flora and fauna of this region.
Finally you may relax by the pool, take a walk on the beach or explore the trails around the lodge on your own, it is your choice.
Optional activity: guided night hike on one of the jungle paths of the lodge.
Day 5 - Tortuguero National Park
A full day of activities begins with the unforgettable sights and sounds of an early morning tour to experience the awakening of Tortuguero wildlife (optional).
In the afternoon, you enjoy a boat tour through the quiet backwater canals of the national park, for up-close observation of the flora and fauna which makes this part of the world so unique. During the months of and July-September/October, an optional guided night hike along the beach is offered, to observe the nesting of the sea turtles.
Day 6 - Sarapiquí - Hacienda Pozo Azul
After breakfast embark by boat around 9 am. From the river harbor, you will continue by bus to a typical Costa Rican restaurant for a delicious home-cooked lunch in Guápiles. After lunch, a transfer by the lodge will pick you up to continue your journey to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 7 - Hacienda Pozo Azul - Adventure in the Jungle
Enjoy a day of leisure (optional activities available such as canopy, white water rafting, rappelling and horseback riding)
Day 8 - Arenal Volcano
After breakfast, transfer from Boca Tapada to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano through the lush mountains of the Cordillera Central, past flourishing coffee and fruit plantations and then transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 9 - Arenal Volcano
Enjoy day of leisure (optional tour of Arenal Volcano)
Day 10 - Guanacaste - Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
After breakfast, a shuttle transfer will take you around Arenal Lake to Cañas and continuing north on the Interamericana via Liberia to Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 11 - Guanacaste - Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
Enjoy day of leisure (optional tour of Rincón de la Vieja National Park)
Day 12 - Monteverde Cloud Forest
After breakfast, a shuttle transfer will pick you up at the hotel to continue south on the Interamericana before taking on the 35 km of adventurous gravel road winding their way to Sta. Elena in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region. Transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Once in Monteverde, there are numerous optional activities that you are welcome to enjoy during the remainder of your afternoon, including a visit to the Frog Pond, the Snake Farm, or the Orchid Garden.
Day 13 - Monteverde Cloud Forest
Your adventurous day features a "walk in the clouds." Start with your feet on the ground, hiking through lush forest toward the Selvatura “Walkways"; suspended bridges, platforms and trails leading through canopy of the cloud forest. From here you can catch a rare glimpse through the tops of giant trees into the parts of this hidden world that would otherwise remain a mystery to most of us. While exploring the different trails, keep your binoculars or camera handy, since you might catch a glimpse of the rare and famous king bird – the Quetzal!
Day 14 - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
After breakfast, you will be picked up by a shuttle transfer that takes you on the Interamericana South along the coastline towards the town of Jacó. You can ask your driver to stop at the bridge over Río Tárcoles, a great place for spotting large crocodiles, basking on the banks of the river. Then continue further south to Manuel Antonio for an afternoon check-in at your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 15 - Manuel Antonio National Park & Beaches
Enjoy day of leisure
Day 16 – San Jose
Breakfast at the hotel. In the course of this day, a shuttle transfer will take you back to San José. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 17 – San Jose – Flight back to the UK
Transfer to the International Airport for your flight back to the UK.
Day 18 – Arrive in the UK
Arrive in the UK
Caribbean, Rainforest & Volcanoes
International and internal flights in economy class
All airport departure taxes
Tours and transfers included as specified in the itinerary
Daily breakfast (unless stated otherwise)
Excluded In The Price:
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, tips, porterage, etc.
Airport departure tax (USD 29 per person)
Hotel 3* (16 Nights)