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Journey into the emerald rainforests of Costa Rica. Come face to face with exotic wildlife, see Arenal Volcano, and so much more...

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DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • restaurantSelected meals
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About this holiday

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Read on for the full day-by-day itinerary...
  • Join Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a traditional Costa Rican lunch at their Hacienda Pozo Azul, a 2000-acre working ranch
  • Indulge in gourmet chocolate made from the world's best cacao beans. Visit a Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm
  • Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde's colourful history. 
  • Visit the Quintana Family's Hacienda Pozo Azul and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy
  • View Arenal Volcano
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Inclusions

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TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 17 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners)
  • Transport as shown in itinerary
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Rain ponchos provided for your use
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Accommodation

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  • Sheraton San Jose
  • Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
  • Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge
  • Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
  • El Establo Mountain Hotel

Travel dates

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*** Book and pay by 18 Dec 2019 for the following prices ***

Twin share - $2295 per person

  • 12-19 Sep 2020
  • 03-10 Oct 2020
  • 21-28 Oct 2020

Twin share - $2317.50 per person

  • 08-15 Feb 2020
  • 12-19 Feb 2020
  • 15-22 Feb 2020
  • 22-29 Feb 2020
  • 07-14 Mar 2020
  • 05-12 Dec 2020
  • 19-26 Dec 2020

Twin share - $2335.50 per person

  • 14-21 Mar 2020
  • 21-28 Mar 2020
  • 28 Mar-04 Apr 2020
  • 11-18 Apr 2020
  • 18-25 Apr 2020
  • 25 Apr-02 May 2020
  • 02-09 May 2020
  • 16-23 May 2020
  • 23-30 May 2020
  • 13-20 Jun 2020
  • 20-27 Jun 2020
  • 27 Jun-04 Jul 2020
  • 18-25 Jul 2020

Twin share - $2362.60 per person

  • 11-18 Jan 2020
  • 18-25 Jan 2020
  • 25 Jan-01 Feb 2020

Itinerary

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DAY 1: ARRIVE SAN JOSE

Learn the secrets of Pura Vida - Costa Rica's inimitable zest for life that will linger throughout your effortlessly delivered encounter with a land that boasts no artificial ingredients. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception.

Meals - Welcome Reception

DAY 2: SAN JOSÉ – BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

We leave the Costa Rica capital behind and journey to San Isidro de Heredia, where we'll Dive into Culture with master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriana, to learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Then, it's on to Siquirres where we'll embark on a river journey through protected wetlands to secluded Tortuguero. Immerse yourself in its vibrant Afro-Caribbean atmosphere as you stroll through the village streets, then visit the Green Turtle Research Station. We enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening accompanied by the enchanting sounds of resident cicadas and tree frogs.

Meals - Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING

Explore Tortuguero's lush waterways, keeping a keen eye out for howler monkeys, toucans and sloths amidst the dense rainforest canopy. If you're lucky enough to be visiting during nesting season, choose to join an optional walk to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs on the Caribbean shores.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4: TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUÍ

Bid adiós to Tortuguero and head back to the mainland where we'll enjoy lunch before meeting the Tico family for a Dive into Culture experience at their palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. We continue to Sarapiquí where we'll get up close and personal to the Costa Rica's exquisite nature during a leisurely hike. Keep a look out for the endangered great green macaw and connect with your beautiful natural surrounds. Enjoy a Regional Meal dinner this evening at your hotel with the owners.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch and Be My Guest

DAY 5: SARAPIQUÍ – ARENAL

Embark on an optional rafting trip^. We Connect with Locals, joining the Quintana Family for a Be My Guest lunch at their eco-friendly hacienda. Make a Difference and learn how your visit contributes to the local community. We continue to Arenal Volcano, where we spend the afternoon relaxing.

Meals - Breakfast and Be My Guest

DAY 6: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST

Our soul-stirring encounter with Costa Rica's natural wonders continues after a morning at leisure. Straddle the Continental Divide and touch the sky in Monteverde Cloud Forest, where you'll have an opportunity to explore this biodiverse sanctuary, renowned for its collection of orchid species - more than in any other single place. Tonight, we'll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde and delve into the history of the American Quakers who settled in the area in the 1950s.

Meals - Breakfast and dinner

DAY 7: MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST SIGHTSEEING

This morning, join your guide for an excursion through the lush rainforests of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We ascend to the treetops high above the jungle floor below, treading lightly along the Sky Walk^ suspension bridges amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in the boughs of the surrounding canopy. As our epic eco-adventure nears its end, we share stories with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals - Breakfast and farewell dinner

DAY 8: MONTEVERDE – DEPART LIBERIA

For now it's a fond hasta luego to Costa Rica, but not goodbye. Transfer to Liberia International Airport or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay.

Meals - Breakfast

Why not extend your stay in Costa Rica or see more of Central America? Please call our local travel team on 1 300 414 198 for ideas, or to book your tour and flights. We can also assist with travel insurance.

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Fine print

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