Volcanic Peaks, Exuberant Rainforest & Abundant Wildlife

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: colombus

From: £3778.00

Highlights

  • Experience Costa Rica's abundant wildlife, pristine national parks and golden coastline
  • Take daily excursions  through diverse ecosystems and habitats with expert naturalists
  • Enjoy some of the best wildlife and birdwatching in Latin America
  • Stay in a specialist eco-lodge, tucked away within cloud forest
  • Explore the hanging bridges and rainforest canopy of the Arenal National Park
  • Choose to go horse-riding, hike around the volcano or cruise through wetlands
  • See the smoking green crater lake of a volcano up close
  • Relax on the golden Pacific coast beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park

San Jose & Poás - Days 1 - 2

Day 1 - Departure from UK

Depart on the direct flight to San Jose. On arrival, transfer to your comfortable lodge in the hills above the city.

  

Day 2 - Poás Volcano

Visit the nearby Poás Volcano, with its active, smoking crater, and emerald green crater-lake. Continue to the stunning La Paz Waterfalls Gardens, where well-made walkways lead you past a series of waterfalls which cut through the surrounding lush forest. Afternoon at leisure to relax by the hotel pool, enjoy the spa, or walk in the extensive grounds.

El Silencio Lodge - Day 3 - 4

Day 3-4 - El Silencio Lodge

Transfer to El Silencio Lodge, staying for 2 nights in luxurious, individual cabins nestled in a secluded area of Cloud Forest. Spend the afternoon and following day exploring the forest to find abundant wildlife, hidden waterfalls, and gentle streams.

Arenal Volcano - Days 5 - 7

Day 5-7 - Arenal National Park

Transfer to the Arenal National Park. Stay for three nights at a hotel by the towering Arenal Volcano. You have the full day in the park, go horseriding through the forest, walk on the hanging bridges trails through the rainforest canopy, relax in the hot springs, or take optional excursions, including a hike around the volcano to see the lava flows or boat trip to the wetlands of Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, filled with migratory birds.

 

Manuel Antonio National Park - Days 8-10

Day 8-10 - Manuel Antonio National Park

Transfer south to the Pacific Coastal town of Manuel Antonio, staying for three nights at a hotel surrounded by rainforest and overlooking beaches and coves. The pristine Manuel Antonio National Park has well-marked trails and is teeming with wildlife, including birds, monkeys and sloths.

Corcovado National Park - Days 11-15

Days 11-13 Pacific Coast to the Osa Peninsula

Continue south along the Pacific Coast to the Osa Peninsula, and on to your lodge overlooking the Golfo Dulce. Stay for three nights in the rainforest, surrounded by exotic birds, monkeys, sloths and the sounds of nature. Enjoy guided hiked in the forest, bird watching, and boat trips onto the bay to see dolphins and other marine life. There is also access to beaches within walking distance. For the more adventurous there is also waterfall rappelling on offer.

San Jose - Days 14-15

Days 14-15 - San Jose

Short internal flight in a ten-seater light aircraft back to San Jose. Stay for one night, before taking the direct overnight flight home, arriving Day 16.

What's Included

  • 16 Days / 14 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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