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