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The country of Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world; nestled between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Costa Rica boasts exotic wildlife, lush, green jungle and hot active volcanoes.
This Cox and Kings Tour will take you on a journey exploring the rainforests to cruising the various lakes and canals.
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
- UK departure and overseas airport taxes
- Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
- Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- Direct flights with British Airways
- View the Arenal volcano from your superior hotel
- Cross Lake Arenal by boat & cruise the canals of Tortuguero
- Caño Negro boat trip & explore the hanging bridges at Monteverde
- Small group size - maximum 26 people
The Arenal Paraiso and Spa
The Arenal Paraiso has comfortable bungalow style rooms which offer spectacular views of the majestic Arenal Volcano, as well as a private bath, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable television and a private terrace. There is a host of services and activities, including a restaurant, swimming pool, jacuzzi, laundry service, gift shop, and nature trails.
Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel, San Jose (Costa Rica)
The Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel is located 25 minutes from the international airport, next to San Jose's largest metropolitan park and close to downtown. Guestrooms are spacious and equipped with modern amenities. The main onsite restaurant serves both local and international dishes, with a second restaurant specialising in Japanese cuisine.
Fonda Vela, Monteverde
The alpine-style Fonda Vela is set in 35 hectares of gardens and forested grounds and within walking distance of the entrance to the Monteverde cloud forest reserve. The property features 40 rooms with large windows, a restaurant decorated with the work of artists, and a bar.
Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero
Mawamba is a 15 acre beachfront lodge offering views of the canals. It is the ideal hideaway for nature lovers. Two family style restaurants serve international and local cuisine and the pool-bar is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can enjoy exotic tropical cocktails. The lodge facilities include, swimming pool, relaxation areas with hammocks and rocking chairs, nature trails and beach access
Day 1: Fly to San José
Fly from London (regional connections available) to San José with British Airways. Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2: San José
In the morning, visit Poas or Irazu volcano and see its impressive crater and surroundings. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3: Tortuguero
Shared overland transfer to Caño Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Cruise through the canals and backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for birdlife, monkeys, sloths and other wildlife.
Day 4: Tortuguero
Full day of shared local excursions in Tortuguero. From July to September, an option is available to observe turtles nesting on the beach.
Day 5: Arenal
Return to Caño Blanco by boat and drive to Arenal, visiting La Selva Biological Station en route. Learn about the scientific and conservation work of the researchers and take a short walk in the protected rainforest surroundings. Stay 2 nights at Arenal Paraiso hotel, with views of the Arenal volcano.
Day 6: Caño Negro
Full-day tour to Caño Negro, an important wetland habitat for a range of bird species.
Day 7: Monteverde
Shared boat across Lake Arenal, taking in the spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue to Monteverde for 2 nights at the Fonda Vela Hotel. Afternoon visit to the Selvatura Butterfly Garden & Walkways and explore the treetop canopy from its hanging bridges.
Day 8: Monteverde
Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest, a habitat for rare flora and fauna, such as the colourful quetzal bird. Afternoon visit to a typical family-run farm to learn about coffee and sugar cane production.
Day 9: San José via Sarchí
Return to San José via the town of Sarchí, home to traditional handicrafts and colourfully painted ox carts.
Day 10-11: Fly to London via the US
Transfer to the airport for a flight to London with British Airways.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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