Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica with this amazing independent shared tour. Combine spectacular cloud forests and volcanic ranges with fascinating and beautiful wildlife. With plenty of free time as well as guided tours, you’ll have the perfect chance to see the best of this amazing land.
Depart London. On arrival in San Jose on Day 2, you will meet the driver and transferred to your hotel for a 1 night stay.
Depart early and drive through the spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park. Continue through banana plantations to the pier. A boat ride through the canals will take you to your Lodge. In the afternoon, depart to the nearby private trail, next to the National Park, for a guided walk into the tropical rainforest. A visit to Tortuguero is included before walking back to the lodge by the beach. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, explore the Mawamba Park. This guided visit includes the butterfly farm, the frog farm and garden and the iguana farm. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat tour in the Tortuguero Canals which are a great place for observing wildlife such as birds, monkeys, sloths, American crocodiles and caimans. The Park also provides shelter to endangered animals such as manatees, tapirs and jaguars. Free time before dinner is served. (B,L,D)
Continue on a three-hour private transfer with an English-speaking driver to Arenal, one of Costa Rica’s main attractions. At 1633 meters above sea level, the infamous Arenal Volcano has been until recently the most active in Central America and was considered to be one of the world's ten most active volcanoes! (B)
Today you will have a full day at leisure to enjoy the area and the optional activities available in the Arenal region, which include hikes to the volcano, canopy tours, mountain biking, horse riding to La Fortuna waterfall and a visit to the local hot springs at Tabacon. (B)
Today you will travel by boat on Lake Arenal to Rio Chiquito, before being transferred to your hotel in Monteverde. The protected Biological Reserve is home to many species, including the endangered golden toad and the colourful Quetzal bird, along with almost 500 butterfly species. (B)
Today you will have a day at leisure to take one of the many optional excursions available in the area. You can explore the cloud forest reserves of Monteverde and Santa Elena, visit hummingbird, orchid and butterfly gardens, see the forest canopy from the bridges of the Sky Walk, or take an exhilarating harness and zip line ride through the treetops. (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will have a private transfer back to San José for an overnight stay. (B)
Today you will have the transfer to San Jose International Airport on time to board your flight home.
Holiday Price Overview
Fully ATOL Protected
Shared touring as specified with services of an English-speaking guide
Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)