Costa Rica Nature Adventure

For this fantastic activity packed Costa Rican adventure we explore the central and north-eastern part of Costa Rica, taking in the canals and rainforest in the Tortugero Sarapiqui – an adventurers dream. We will also see the stunning volcano of Arenal before heading to the Monteverde cloud forest. An optional beach extension takes you to the beautiful and rugged Nicoya Peninsula.

 

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COSTA RICA NATURE ADVENTURE ITINERARY

Day 1: San José

Upon arrival in San José, you will be met at the airport by a Pioneer representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at Rincón del Valle Hotel or similar (Deluxe room) (PT)

Day 2: Tortuguero (B,L,D)

This morning you have an early morning departure as you head off on the first part of your adventure to Tortuguero National Park. The journey to Tortuguero is by coach followed by boat and we will stop en-route for a typical Costa Rican breakfast. You will arrive at your jungle lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon is a great opportunity to visit the Village of Tortuguero along with your guide. Through this visit you will learn the ways of life of the local residents of Tortuguero. After the visit and some free time, we will return back to the Lodge walking by the trail on the beach directly to the Lodge (weather permitting).

Overnight at Mawamba Lodge (Standard room)

Day 3: Tortuguero (B,L,D)

This morning after breakfast your naturalist guide will take on a visit to the “Mawamba Park” which includes the butterfly farms, frog farm and garden, bio-digestor and gardens. This visit is combined with a walk in the trails at the Lodge. In the afternoon, embark on a canal boat tour through the Tortuguero canals for more opportunities to spot abundant wildlife. This tour introduces you to the rich rainforest and its great array of wildlife.

Overnight at Mawamba Lodge or similar (Standard room)

Day 4: Tortuguero to Sarapiqui  (B,L)

After breakfast at the lodge, we will take the boat ride back to dock before transfer to Guápiles. Here we will have a buffet lunch before meeting our private driver for our transfer to Sarapiqui.

Overnight at La Tirimbina Lodge (Standard room)

Day 5: Sarapiqui (B,L)

We take a dose of adventure this morning on the half-day Sarapiqui river white water rafting (class II-III) – this is a fun rafting descent suitable for beginners but for those not interested, we can arrange an alternative activity . After lunch we will transfer to La Fortuna town which lies at the foot of the famous and stunning Arenal Volcano.

Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel (Junior Suites)

Day 6: Aernal (B)

This morning we visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges for a natural history walk. This afternoon is at your leisure and if you would like we can organise a hike through the forest at the foot of the volcano.

Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel (Junior Suites)

Day 7: Arenal to Monteverde (B)

After breakfast at the hotel we will transfer by boat to Monteverde and the cloud forests.

Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge (1 Mountain Suite)

Day 8: Monteverde (B)

This morning we can visit the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve for a morning walk tour. This offers you a fantastic opportunity to see birds . This afternoon is free to relax or go for a hike.

Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge (1 Mountain Suite)

Day 9: Monteverde to San José  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to San José.

Overnight at Rincón del Valle hotel (1 Deluxe)

Day 10: San José (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to International airport. (Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría).

Day 11:

Arrive back in UK early morning

Optional Beach Extension:

Optional Extension Day 9: Monteverde to Quizales Beach  (B)

Rather than heading back to San José, we will transfer to the beautiful and rugged Quizales Beach on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Overnight at Tango Mar Resort (Beach front room)

Optional Extension Day 10 – Day 12: Quizales Beach (B)

Days at leisure

Overnight at Tango Mar Resort (Beach front room)

Day 13: Quizalez to San José (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to San José.

Overnight at Rincón del Valle hotel (1 Deluxe)

Day 14: San José (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to International airport. (Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría).

Day 15: Home

Arrive back in UK early morning

 

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  • Duration10 days/9 nights
  • Price£1,975 $2,375
    Prices are based on 2 pax Optional Beach Extension: GBP £795 | USD $960 Excluding international flights
  • Upcoming Group Departures-
  • Tailormade DeparturesOn request

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