Natural Splendours of Costa Rica

Resort:Natural Splendours of Costa Rica
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Costa Rica
Price From: £1995.00


Located between the Caribbean Sea and the
Pacific Ocean, the small country of Costa Rica
is one of the most ecologically diverse places
on Earth. This journey explores some of the
major national parks and the astonishing
variety of wildlife and contrasting habitats
found here, including rainforest, cloud forest,
volcanoes, lakes and canals.


Day 1: Fly to San Jos

Fly from London (regional connections
available) to San Jos with British Airways.
Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel
for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: San Jos

In the morning, visit Poas or Iraz volcano and
see its impressive crater and surroundings.
Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 3: Tortuguero

Shared overland transfer to Cao Blanco
on the Caribbean coast. Cruise through the canals and backwaters that lead to Tortuguero,
looking for birdlife, monkeys, sloths and other
wildlife. Stay for 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge
or similar. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Tortuguero

Full day of shared local excursions in
Tortuguero. From July to September, an option
is available to observe turtles nesting on the
beach. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Arenal

Return to Cao Blanco by boat and drive to
Arenal, visiting La Selva Biological Station
en route. Learn about the scientific and
conservation work of the researchers and
take a short walk in the protected rainforest
surroundings. Stay 2 nights at Arenal Paraiso,
with views of the Arenal volcano. (B, L)

Day 6: Cao Negro

Full-day tour to Cao Negro, an important
wetland habitat for a range of bird species. (B, L)

Day 7: Lake Arenal Monteverde

Shared boat across Lake Arenal, taking in
the spectacular views of the lake and its
surroundings. Continue to Monteverde for 2
nights at the Fonda Vela Hotel. Afternoon visit
to the Selvatura Butterfly Garden & Walkways
and explore the treetop canopy from its
hanging bridges. (B)

Day 8: Monteverde

Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest,
a habitat for rare flora and fauna, such as the
colourful quetzal bird. Afternoon visit to a
typical family-run farm to learn about coffee
and sugar cane production. (B, L)

Day 9: Sarch San Jos

Return to San Jos via the town of Sarch,
home to traditional handicrafts and colourfully
painted oxcarts. Stay overnight at the Crowne
Plaza Corobici Hotel. (B)

Days 10-11: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for a flight to London
with British Airways. (B) (N)

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