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Natural Costa Rica

13 Day Tour of Costa Rica  |  4 Departures  |  Max Group Size: 16  |  Price from £2,799 per person

Costa Rica has it all – lush rainforests brimming with wildlife, picture-perfect volcanoes, sandy beaches and friendly locals with a relaxed pace of life. A group tour in the country truly is a Pura Vida experience!

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly to San Jose
Day 2 – San Jose to San Gerardo de Dota
Day 3 – San Gerardo de Dota
Day 4 – San Gerardo de Dota to Turrialba
Day 5 – Turrialba
Day 6 – Turrialba to Tortuguero
Day 7 – Tortuguero
Day 8 – Tortuguero to Arenal
Day 9 – Arenal
Day 10 – Arenal – Make Your Day Individual
Day 11 – Arenal to San Jose
Day 12 – Depart San Jose
Day 13 – Arrive UK

Group Tour

This holiday is a group tour, and you will be travelling with a guide and up to 16 like-minded passengers. All our departures are guaranteed, to book your space, complete the enquiry form or call one of our Travel Specialists today on 0203 859 9225.

Solo Travellers:
Single supplement is 20% of the total tour cost per person.

Flights:
International flights from London included. Regional connections available at a supplement

Inclusions:
Make Your Day Individual on day 10
International and domestic flights in economy class
3* and 4* charming accommodation
Tour Leader throughout plus expert local guides
All entrance fees and excursions as stated
Meals as stated
All transport
A Water-to-Go reusable filter bottle per person
An exclusive Latin Routes backpack per booking

PLEASE NOTE: All tours are 100% guaranteed, however, if your departure has 3 clients or less, the tour will not be escorted by a Tour Leader but will be accompanied in each area by a local guide.

Itinerary

13 Day Tour of Costa Rica  |  4 Departures  |  Max Group Size: 16  |  Price from £2,799 per person

Day 1 – Fly to San Jose
Depart the UK and land in the busy capital for your first overnight.
Hotel Presidente or similar 

Day 2 – San Jose to San Gerado de Dota
Your adventure beings with a transfer to San Gerardo de Dota. Only a couple of hours away, the journey will take you past green rolling hills and fruit plantations outlining one of the country’s most beautiful regions. The rainforest here is the perfect habitat for a plethora of bird and flora species.
Hotel Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa or similar – Meals: B 

Day 3 – San Gerardo de Dota
Today you will experience a bird watching tour and if you are lucky you might spot the amazing Resplendent Quetzal, so have your camera ready! In the afternoon you will travel to the highlands to visit fruit plantations and discover how semi-organic farms operate.
Hotel Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa or similar – Meals: B 

Day 4 – San Gerardo de Dota to Turrialba
Enjoy the overland journey to the agriculturally rich region of Turrialba. Drive past verdant valleys and imposing volcanoes. You will also visit a local cheese farm in Santa Cruz, a unique farming town in the highlands of one of the most important volcanic ranges in the country.
Hotel Villa Florencia or similar – Meals: B 

Day 5 – Turrialba
Today is full of truly local experiences in this little-known region. Go wildlife spotting in the morning and in the afternoon learn all about the local produce!
Hotel Villa Florencia or similar – Meals: B 

Day 6 – Turrialba to Tortuguero
It’s an early start for the journey to Tortuguero National Park, a unique eco-system of canals and rainforests rich in flora and fauna. The boat journey to your lodge is an adventure in itself, and your first chance to spot wildlife. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit Tortuguero village and meet the locals living here.
Hotel Laguna Lodge or similar – Meals: B, L, D

Day 7 – Tortuguero
Take a boat tour through the canals and enjoy the exuberance of the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon you can explore by kayak or take a walk through the many naturalist trails of your lodge.
Hotel Laguna Lodge or similar – Meals: B, L, D

Day 8 – Tortuguero to Arenal
Travel to La Fortuna, the gateway town to one of the country’s most iconic natural sights. Arenal Volcano has a beautiful conical shape and although currently dormant, it is still a major highlight of any Costa Rica holiday. Enjoy stunning views of its perfectly symmetrical cone from the comfort of your hotel!
Hotel Montana de Fuego or similar – Meals: B, L

Day 9 – Arenal
Enjoy a late start to the day with a morning and early afternoon at leisure. Later on make the most of Costa Rican nature on a night walk to discover some of the country's nocturnal wonders. After the tour, a delicious typical dinner will be prepared on a wood burning stove.
Hotel Montana de Fuego or similar – Meals: B, D >> 

Day 10 – Arenal – Make Your Day Individual
Natural World Experience:  Arenal Volcano Park Arenal Volcano National Park is undoubtedly one of the most visited in Costa Rica. Today you will walk along some of its numerous trails to come as close as possible to the volcano, a true wonder of the natural world!

Wildlife Experience:

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges – Located at 600 metres above sea level, this park is 250 hectares of mature forest and a haven of biodiversity. The treetops here provide the perfect environment for a high diversity of birds, mammals, butterflies and more. Spot the incredible wildlife from the top whilst you walk along the park’s hanging bridges.

Active Experience:  
Fortuna Waterfall Hiking – The tour begins by descending the 500-metre trail to the magnificent La Fortuna Waterfall famous for its 60-metre drop into crystal clear pools of water, where you can choose to take a swim if you wish. The surrounding scenery is truly beautiful, with lush forests and abundant wildlife.
Hotel Montaña de Fuego or similar – Meals: B

Day 11 – Arenal to San Jose
Take the breathtaking overland transfer back to the capital for one last night in Costa Rica before heading back home. Or, why not consider extending your holiday with one of our suggested extensions on page 67?
Hotel Presidente or similar – Meals: B

Day 12 – Depart San Jose
Today you will be transferred to the international airport for your flight back to the UK

Day 13 – Arrive UK
Land back in the UK.

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