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Costa Rica is an ideal destination for nature-lovers and birdwatchers. Travel to off the beaten track locations for an immersive experience of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity and unspoilt ecosystems. Stay in rainforest or cloud forest lodges, enjoy gentle hikes and take a river cruise to observe the rich native flora and fauna.
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Fly from London to San José via the US with United Airlines. On arrival transfer to the Crowne Plaza Corobici for 1 night. (N)
Visit the impressive Irazú volcano, the largest volcano in Costa Rica, and marvel at its distinctive green crater lake. Continue to the cloud forest of San Gerado de Dota for a 2-night stay at Trogon Lodge. (B)
Take an excursion into the cloud forest for fantastic bird spotting opportunities with an expert guide. If lucky, catch a glimpse of the elusive resplendent quetzal. (B)
Transfer to Selva Bananito private reserve, close to the Caribbean Coast, and stay 3 nights at its family-run ecolodge. Enjoy optional rainforest excursions included guided walks and bird watching. (B, L, D)
Travel to the Selva Verde Eco Lodge, located on the banks of the Sarapiquí river, for an overnight stay. Visit La Selva Biological Station, one of the world's most important sites for tropical ecosystem research, and discover the biodiversity of lowland tropical rainforest. (B)
Continue to Boca Tapada, home to a vast array of wildlife, and one of the best places in Costa Rica to spot the endangered Great Green and Scarlet Macaws. Stay at Maquenque Eco Lodge, set in a wildlife refuge close to San Carlos river. (B)
Take a boat trip through the wetlands to spot sloths, howler monkeys and abundant birdlife. Transfer to Tenorio Lodge, located between two volcanoes, for a 2-night stay (B)
Hike along the Celeste river through dense tropical rainforest to Los Teñideros, the site where two streams come together to form the heavenly blue colour that gives Rio Celeste its name. (B)
Transfer to Liberia airport for your flight back to London via the US. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
This tour is based in 3-star accommodation in Standard rooms, unless specified otherwise in the itinerary.
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