Day 1 - Outbound
Fly from London to San José.
Welcome! Upon your arrival at San José International Airport, our Spanish-speaking transfer escorts you to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 2 - San José – Tortuguero
Off to an early start from your hotel in San José, you drive along a scenic route of lush pasturelands and banana plantations, through the Braulio Carrillo National Park. You stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast before arriving at the small river harbor. From there you navigate by boat. Let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious lunch, as you will be welcomed at Laguna Lodge. After lunch, you will visit the museum, the beach area and the small and picturesque town of Tortuguero. You have the possibility to return the lodge by walking on the beach to arrive just in time for dinner.
Day 3 – Tortuguero
Check out of the hotel and transfer to Tortuguero for a one-night stay.
Get ready to discover the private trails of the lodge and experience this unique paradise of magnificent flora and fauna. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon and after lunch, 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. Before dinner, enjoy a “siesta”, relax by the pool or take a walk on the beach. 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 4 - Tortuguero - Arenal Volcano
After breakfast, you will embark the boat around 9 a.m. leaving for Caño Blanco or Pavones. Continue by bus to Guápiles. Right here, you will be picked up by a shuttle bus and taken to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Stay at your hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 5 - Arenal Lake Crossing - Monteverde Cloud Forest Region
Today, continue your journey to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Region, crossing Arenal Lake by boat. This transfer service is a scenic and relatively fast way to reach the Monteverde area from La Fortuna. You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to the Arenal Lake Dam. There you will aboard into a safe pontoon boat for an approx. 40 minutes ride to Río Chiquito, a little town at the other side of the lake. Once arrived, a microbus takes you on another 1.5 hours ride to Monteverde.
Stay at your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 6 - Monteverde Cloud Forest Region
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 7 - San José
Pick up by the shuttle bus and ride back to San José. Once in San José, the remainder of the day is yours to do as you wish. You might visit one of the various galleries or museums (optional - entrance fees not included) or just go on a sightseeing tour. Stay at your hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 8 – Return to the UK
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Nature Adventure Costa Rica
International and internal flights in economy class
All airport departure taxes
Tours 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 taxes (USD 29 per person) payable locally
Hotel 3* (7 Nights)