Costa Rica Wildlife and Nature Package
Are you ready to see all that is shown on the Discover Channel and the National Geographic Channel?? Starting from £2,600 per person (DBL occupancy) San Jose/Tortuguero/Arenal/Monteverde/Manuel Antonio/Osa/San Jose
Day 1: Fly to the San Jose International airport (SJO). As soon as you step off the aircraft you will be met by one of our representatives, where your itinerary will be explained and any questions you have will be answered. The representative will provide you with a pouch that contains vouchers and information about your trip. From the airport you will be privately transported to Hotel Alta. Only 15 minutes away from the colorful suburb of Escazu and Santa Ana. Hotel Alta is a wonderful Spanish/Costa Rican style colonial hotel. From the hotel on a clear day you can see 3 of the volcanoes surrounding the central valley.
Day 2: You will be picked up early in the morning and the drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant vegetation. On the way you will stop for breakfast at Selva Tropical Restaurant where you can enjoy a butterfly garden with a variety of tropical flowers. After breakfast you will continue our trip to CaÃ±o Blanco deck driving by banana plantations.
At CaÃ±o Blanco, you will board the covered boat to the lodge, passing the Tortuguero canals arriving between 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will stay at Manatus Hotel in Tortuguero which is famous for where the Turtles lay their eggs.
Day 3: Optional 6:15 am tour to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast (service between 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.). Then another boat tour to admire the canals of Tortuguero National Park. This is a wonderful and interesting experience where you can see abundant flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch and free time for a siesta, enjoy the pool or go for a walk to the beach. Then you have another optional tour to the canals or stay at the lodge to explore the private trails of the lodge and visit the open butterfly garden. Dinner at the lodge and free night. Stay at the Manatus Hotel. Depending on the time of year you may get to see the Turtles Nesting!!
Day 4: Take a private transfer to Arenal, stay at the Arenal Paraiso in a Superior Private Bungalow with views of the Volcano. Relax in the thermally heated swimming pool and take a drink in the hot spring fed wet bar.
Day 5: Wake up and get ready to explore all that Arenal has to offer. Take an Observation Hike of the volcano with a guide who will point animals and plants of interest, finish the guided tour reaching a vantage point over the volcano where you are able to watch the lava flow. After this relax and soothe your muscles in the natural mineral hot springs of the Tabacon Resort and enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort. Stay at the Areal Paraiso.
Day 6 : Take a 4×4 and boat transfer across Lake Arenal to Monteverde famous for the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Stay at Hotel El Establo. Set on a private 150 acres farm (50% protected primary forest) adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve great views and an abundance of wildlife awaits.
Day 7 : Take a sky walk tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. You will have the opportunity to explore the forest canopy in a safe and easy manner, walking a simple trail system through the tropical jungle featuring seven suspension bridges that crisscross deep canyons at the level of treetops. If lucky you may see the world famous Quetzal bird!!! The longest bridge is 656 feet in length. Stay at Hotel El Establo.
Day 8 : Take a private transfer to Manuel Antonio, stay at Hotel Si Como No.
Day 9 : Free day to rest and absorb the sun, maybe take a White Water Rafting Tour, ATV Tour or do some sports fishing. Stay at Hotel Si Como No.
Day 10 : Take a Canopy Tour and play Tarzan!!! Sail through the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy and over the trails far below. Experts guides will lead you in this exciting adventure into the heart of the rainforest, explaining what is going on around you. From the 9 exhilarating zip lines to the 3 pulse pounding repel lines you are guaranteed a thrilling adventure. Stay at Hotel Si Como No.
Day 11 : Transfer to Manuel Antonio Airstrip and take a flight to Palma Sur. Then take a boat transfer to the Aguila de Osa, set in the last natural frontier in Costa Rica. If you want to see Costa Rica in its raw eco form then you are in the right place. There are numerous packages available as part of the stay at Aguila de osa, you can choose from the Whale and Dolphin Interaction, Jungle Package and Standard Package. This journey takes you on the Jungle package. Which ever you choose you will definitely have the opportunity to see some of Costa Rica’s famous wildlife!!!
Day 12: Take as part of the package a tour of CaÃ±o Island. You will get to snorkel around the island and see a variety of marine life, then take a hike to the Rangers Station on the Island through the untamed Jungle. Stay at Aguila de Osa.
Day 13: Take a tours as part of the package of Corcovado National Park which is renown for its rich diversity and spectacular scenery. Common sightings at either of the ranger stations include scarlet macaws, monkeys, peccaries, iguanas, sloth’s, lizards, and a wide variety of plants, amphibians and insects. Once finished at the ranger station feel free to follow the trials and as many lead to waterfalls great for bathing. Stay at Aguila de osa.
Day 14: Relax on the beach or explore some of the trails that lie on the property of the Aguila.
Day 15: Time to leave Paradise and start your journey back home. Take a boat transfer to the Local Airport and fly back to San Jose. Stay at Hotel Alta and be surrounded by the beauty of the Central Valley.
Day 16: Privately transfer to San Jose international airport and have a safe flight home.
The total cost of your Costa Rica Holiday will be from £2600* per person (double occupancy)
*Prices are subject to change without notice and are based on an exchange rate of 1GBP to 1.5USD. . The price you are quoted by our Travel Consultants will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes domestic transportation, hotel accommodation, tours and all taxes and charges. International airfare is not included.