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Lead Price
From £2695pp
Duration
11 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Natural Splendours of Costa Rica

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the small country of Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. This journey explores some of the major national parks and the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting habitats found here, including rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes and canals.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to San José
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Fly to San José

Fly from London (regional connections available) to San José with British Airways. Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotelfor 2 nights and a welcome dinner. (D) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: San José
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San José

In the morning, visit Poas or Irazú Volcano and see its impressive crater and surroundings. (B)

DAY 3: Tortuguero
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Tortuguero

Shared overland transfer to Can~o Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Cruise through the canals and backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for birdlife, monkeys, sloths and other wildlife. Stay for 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Tortuguero
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Tortuguero

Enjoy a full day of shared local excursions. From July to September, an option is available to observe turtles nesting on the beach. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Arenal
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Arenal

Return to Can~o 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 (or similar), with views of Arenal Volcano. (B, L)

DAY 6: Caño Negro
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Caño Negro

Full-day tour to Can~o Negro, an important wetland habitat for a range of bird species. (B, L)

DAY 7: Lake Arenal - Monteverde
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Lake Arenal - 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. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Fondavela
DAY 8: Monteverde
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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 and a farewell drink back at your hotel. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Fondavela
DAY 9: Sarchí - San José
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Sarchí - San José

Return to San José via the town of Sarchi´, home to traditional handicrafts and colourfully painted oxcarts, and final overnight. (B)

DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for a flight to London with British Airways. (B)

DAY 11: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 1: Fly to San José
- +

Fly to San José

Fly from London (regional connections available) to San José with British Airways. Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotelfor 2 nights and a welcome dinner. (D) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: San José
- +

San José

In the morning, visit Poas or Irazú Volcano and see its impressive crater and surroundings. (B)

DAY 3: Tortuguero
- +

Tortuguero

Shared overland transfer to Can~o Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Cruise through the canals and backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for birdlife, monkeys, sloths and other wildlife. Stay for 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Tortuguero
- +

Tortuguero

Enjoy a full day of shared local excursions. From July to September, an option is available to observe turtles nesting on the beach. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Arenal
- +

Arenal

Return to Can~o 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 (or similar), with views of Arenal Volcano. (B, L)

DAY 6: Caño Negro
- +

Caño Negro

Full-day tour to Can~o Negro, an important wetland habitat for a range of bird species. (B, L)

DAY 7: Lake Arenal - Monteverde
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Lake Arenal - 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. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Fondavela
DAY 8: Monteverde
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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 and a farewell drink back at your hotel. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Fondavela
DAY 9: Sarchí - San José
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Sarchí - San José

Return to San José via the town of Sarchi´, home to traditional handicrafts and colourfully painted oxcarts, and final overnight. (B)

DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for a flight to London with British Airways. (B)

DAY 11: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • View the conical Arenal Volcano from your hotel
  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero and cross Lake Arenal by boat
  • Explore forest canopies from the hanging bridges at Monteverde
  • Take a boat trip through the Caño Negro wetlands

Important information

Standard tour
All the lodges are comfortable but do not always have a wide range of facilities. The tour also includes some longer drives on unpaved roads.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 18)
  • 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Direct international flights with British Airways (via Miami in April)
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome dinner & farewell drink
  • Hotel porterage

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £3,195 | Guide price month: September

High season from £3,295 | Guide price months: January - April

Single supplement on request

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