Life in the Wilderness
8 Days / 7 Nights
Experience the best of Costa Rica during this week-long tour of the country. Discover the amazing tropical flora and fauna from Tortuguero on the Caribbean Coast, through the Arenal Volcano and the Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast.
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Day 1. Arrive San José (-/-/-)
Welcome to San José, Costa Rica. Transfer to your hotel. Explore the city and its charms, its theatres, museums, shopping, or just enjoy a coffee while watching the daily life of the "Ticos".
Day 2. San José - Tortuguero (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will drive through the majestic Braulio Carrillo National Park on your way to Guapiles, where you will enjoy a delicious typical breakfast. Our destination is a boat dock to board our river boat and embark on a 1 hour 30 minutes journey through the rivers and canals of Tortuguero before arriving at our hotel. After lunch, we will visit the town of Tortuguero. Dinner is included.
Day 3. Tortuguero (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning hike through the private trails of the hotel. After lunch you will tour by boat through the canals of Tortuguero. The Tortuguero National Park is famous for being the habitat for seven species of turtles, a great diversity of crustaceans, many species of birds, some monkeys and several species of freshwater fish. Also, we recommend the night tour to see nesting sea turtles (July to September). Dinner is included.
Day 4. Tortuguero - Arenal Volcano (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel back through the canals of Tortuguero to reach the pier where your ground transportation will meet you. Awaiting you today in the Northern Plains is the impressive Arenal Volcano, a natural wonder offering you the chance to witness the cone-shaped crater. Along the way there, you will see various plantations and cattle ranches until you reach the town of La Fortuna. The town is worth visiting to walk and to have lunch or dinner. Your hotel is strategically located to appreciate the Volcano.
Day 5. Arenal Volcano (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. The resorts with hot springs and spas are one of the biggest attractions to enjoy in this region. Another claim to fame in the area is the amount of activities available: canopy tours, suspension bridges, aerial trams, a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall either on foot or horseback riding, as well as other activities on Lake Arenal.
Day 6. Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning your journey will take you to the warm central Pacific. En route observe beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages typical of the country, do not forget to stop on the bridge over the Tarcoles River to watch the giant crocodiles. The evergreen landscape consists of rice plantations and oil palms.
Day 7. Manuel Antonio (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the sun and the beach, in addition to Manuel Antonio National Park. In the area excursions such as zip lines, horseback riding, white water rafting on the Savegre and catamaran tours for whale and dolphin watching are offered. Also in the surroundings you can enjoy a wide variety of cuisine for all budgets.
Day 8. Manuel Antonio - San José (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel . Transfer to the airport. If your flight leaves before 15:00; you will require a private transfer for additional charge.
PRICES AND INCLUSIONS
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS FROM £685 per person + flights
based on 2 people travelling together with shared transfers or self drive
The price includes:
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
1 night accommodation in San Jose, breakfast included
2 nights accommodation in Tortuguero, with full board included
Hike in the Tortuguero Village
Hike in the private trails of the hotel
Boat excursion through the Tortuguero Canals
Entrance fee to the Tortuguero National Park
Shared transfer from Guápiles to Arenal
2 nights’ accommodation in Arenal, breakfast included
Shared transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio
2 nights’ accommodation in Manuel Antonio, breakfast included
Shared transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José (Airport)
Meals as mentioned in the program without drinks (B/L/D) = (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
The price does not include:
Return flights from the UK to Costa Rica. Request a quote from us.
Anything not specifically mentioned above.
Optional tours, camera fees.
Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters.
Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.
Peak season surcharges
Private transfer surcharges if required
Full cover insurance in case of self drive option
Prerequisites for self drive option:
Valid driver's license. The foreign license is valid in Costa Rica for 90 days from the date of entry into the country
Minimum driver age of 21 years
The driver must carry the driver's license of the country of origin
The driver must present a passport
The driver must present a valid credit card for the security deposit (USD 750 approximately)
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