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9 Day Spirit of Costa Rica

A truly paradise for nature lovers

9 Day Spirit of Costa Rica

$ 1,291 from, per person

Travel by boat through the beautiful Tortuguero canals, watch turtles nesting on the beaches of Tortuguero (July – September), marvel at the majesty of the mighty Arenal Volcano, look out for the colourful Quetzal bird in the cloud forests of Monteverde

Destination: 8 nights Costa Rica

PRICES INCLUDE
• 8 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar
• Meals as specified: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
• Shared touring with services of an English-speaking guide
• Shared transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary

Prices are per person based on twin share

Standard from £999 per person as per itinerary
• Hotel in San Jose – Standard: Presidente Hotel (1 night)
• Hotel in Tortugero– Standard: Mawamba Lodge Hotel (2 nights)
• Hotel in Arenal – Standard: Volcano Lodge (2 nights)
• Hotel in Monteverde – Standard: Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge (2 nights)
• Hotel in San Jose – Standard: President Hotel (1 night)

Superior from £1499 per person as per itinerary
• Hotel in San Jose – Superior: Crowne Plaza Corobici (1 night)
• Hotel in Tortugero– Superior: Pachira Lodge (2 nights)
• Hotel in Arenal – Superior: Arenal Manoa (2 nights)
• Hotel in Monteverde – Superior: Fonda Vela (2 nights)
• Hotel in San Jose – Superior: Crowne Plaza Corobici (1 night)

Boutique from £2529
• Hotel in San Jose – Boutique: Finca Rosa Blanca Hotel (1 night)
• Hotel in Tortugero– Boutique: Tortuga Lodge Hotel (2 nights)
• Hotel in Arenal – Boutique: Nayara Spring (2 nights)
• Hotel in Monteverde – Boutique: Senda Monteverde (2 nights)
• Hotel in San Jose – Boutique: Finca Rosa Blanca Hotel (1 night)

Single supplements available upon request

  • Departure/Return Location
    San Jose
  • Important Notes
    What is Included • 8 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners • Shared touring with services of an English-speaking guide • Shared transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Main Destinations
    San José | Tortuguero | Arenal | Monteverde
  • Incredible Moment
    Adventurous travellers will also love the range of activities on offer with rafting, trekking, canopy tours, horseback riding and mountain biking available
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Meals
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Insurance
    Internal Flights

Day to Day Itinerary

1
Day 1 - San Jose'
Upon arrival in Costa Rica’s capital San José, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Dependant on your flight arrival time, use the rest of the day to get acquainted with the capital city.
• Hotel – Standard: Presidente Hotel
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – No Meals
2
Day 2 - San José - Tortuguero
Depart San José early and drive through spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park. After a stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, travel through banana plantations and take a boat through the beautiful Tortuguero canals to your lodge, arriving around lunchtime. After lunch at the lodge take a hike and a boat ride (Pachira Lodge only) to Tortuguero village and the green turtle information centre. Standard: Mawamba Lodge;
• Hotel – Standard: Mawamba Lodge
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
3
Day 3 - Tortugero
Home to over 60 mammal and 300 bird species, Tortuguero is truly amazing. Take a guided morning walk along the forest trails and after lunch enjoy a boat ride along the scenic waterways; a great place for observing wildlife, including two and three-toed sloths, and caiman. If staying at Mawamba visit the butterfly, frog and iguana farms. From July to September an optional night trip is available to see the green turtles nesting along the beach.
• Hotel – Standard: Mawamba Lodge
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
4
Day 4 -Tortuguero - Arenal
Leave after breakfast for a journey by boat and road to Arenal, one of Costa Rica’s main attractions.
• Hotel – Standard: Volcano Lodge
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast and Lunch
5
Day 5 – Arenal
Enjoy a full day to relax or enjoy the area and the optional activities available. Perhaps hike to the volcano, join a canopy tour or visit the hot springs at Tabacon (own expense).
• Hotel – Standard: Volcano Lodge
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
6
Day 6 - Arenal - Monteverde
Travel by boat on Lake Arenal to Rio Chiquito before transferring to Monteverde. The town is set in a humid and temperate cloud forest; the protected Monteverde Biological Reserve is home to many species including the endangered golden toad and the colourful Quetzal bird.
• Hotel – Standard: Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
7
Day 7 - Monteverde
Today is at leisure. Perhaps explore the cloud forest reserves of Monteverde and Santa Elena, visit hummingbird, orchid and butterfly gardens or see the forest canopy from the bridges of the Sky Walk.
• Hotel – Standard: Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
8
Day 8 Monteverde - San José
Return to San José for a final night, or ask about stopping at Rio Perdido en route for a few days of relaxation at its wellness and adventure resort situated on a unique thermal river. There are a wide choice of other tour extensions and experiences available including stays in Manuel Antonio National Park, where rainforest meets the turquoise-blue sea, wildlife viewing in Corcovado National Park or simply relaxing at a boutique beach hotel.
• Hotel – Standard: Presidente Hotel
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
9
Day 9 - Depart San José
The tour ends on day nine with a transfer to San José Airport. (B)
Prices Include:
• 8 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar
• Meals as specified: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
• Shared touring with services of an English-speaking guide
• Shared transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary

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