DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

8 Years

£ 1950

A Fantastic 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.

Price £1,950 / $2,450

Prices are based on 2 pax. Excludes international flights.

Optional Beach Extension (Manuel Antonio): £1350 $1500

Optional Beach Extension (Tambor): £1695 $1850

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Day by Day

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)

This morning we will head East to Lirio Lodge, where you will stay for  two nights, giving you a chance to explore the area. Meals and boat transfers are all included. Additionally, you will have a guided walk in the Pacuare Biological Reserve, where you could get a chance to see turtles including huge leatherbacks, the rare agami heron,, sloths, and different species of monkey. Even jaguars have been spotted here.

 

Overnight at Los Lirio at TTG Lodge (Standard room)

Lirio Lodge is located in Barra de Pacuare, the most pure section of the Totuguero canals. Found in this extensive and unspoilt natural canal, Lirio Lodge is enclosed by tropical rainforest, and separated from the sea by a narrow peninsula of tropical jungle; the famous Pacuare Reserve. Being surrounded by spectacular flora , fauna and water this is also the perfect environment to take out one of the lodges kayaks.

Lirio lodge is surrounded by three Sea Turtle conservation projects, and you will get the chance to have a tour around a turtle protection project. Costa Rica is home to 5 of the 7 sea turtles in the world, and the Caribbean beaches and waters are used by the Leatherback, Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead turtles. Additionally, during your stay here you might get the chance to visit a local school (Monday to Fridays).

Overnight at Los Lirio at TTG

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)

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)

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)

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

Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge (1 Mountain Suite)

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)

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to San José.

Overnight at Rincón del Valle hotel (1 Deluxe)

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

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Beach Extension: Quizalez

Optional Extension Day 9: Monteverde to Quizales Beach

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

Days at leisure

Overnight at Tango Mar Resort (Beach front room)

Day 13: Quizalez to San José

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to San José.

Overnight at Rincón del Valle hotel (1 Deluxe)

Day 14: San José

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

Day 15: Home

Arrive back in UK early morning

Beach Extension: GBP £950 | USD $1,050

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 by Ms. J Friend
A Fabulous Country And Experience!

A very enjoyable and well organised trip. Stephanie and the local team were superb, as were the logistics. A country with lots to offer in terms of wildlife, activities, beach and adrenaline. Fabulous country and experience. I would recommend it.

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