Explore mangroves, volcanoes, forests and waterfalls on this adventure holiday for all the family. Visit the waterways and lagoons of Tortuguero, zipline through the tree canopy to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the rainforest, and relax on the golden beaches of the Pacific Coast.
See sloths hanging in the trees
Explore the waterways of Tortuguero
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the rainforest
See nocturnal creatures on a night walk
Zip-line through the cloud forest
Swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean
Your holiday begins in San Jose with a visit to a coffee plantation and La Paz waterfall, before travelling to Tortuguero and exploring the canals and lagoons by boat and on foot, spotting the abundant wildlife that makes its home in the region.
Learn about where chocolate comes from and take a scenic boat trip across Arenal Lake for spectacular views of the volcano. Walk along hanging bridges for a bird's-eye view of the rainforest, and zip-line through the trees of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Finally, spend a couple of days at the beach on the beautiful Tamarindo Bay on the Pacific Coast.
Day1: Fly to San Jose
Daytime flight from the UK to San Jose, Costa Rica’s largest city and cultural capital.
Day2: Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall
Travel past flower and strawberry farms to visit a coffee plantation. Later you will visit La Paz Waterfalls and gardens where there are some excellent exhibits such as a hummingbird garden and butterfly observatory.
Day3: Braulio Carrilo National Park & Tortuguero
Travel through the Braulio Carillo Cloud Forest before boarding your boat to Tortuguero, looking out for sloths and crocodiles along the way.
Day4: Tortuguero National Park
Early morning boat ride through the canals of Tortuguero. Afternoon guided walk through trails, gardens and beach.
Another morning boat ride through the canals of Tortuguero, before transferring to Sarapiqui.
Day6: Tirimbina Private Reserve & chocolate tour
rVisit the Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve, before continuing to La Fortuna for views of Arenal Volcano. This evening you will have the opportunity to visit a thermal springs resort.
Day7: Cultural Tour & hanging bridges
Visit one of the most important agricultural areas in Costa Rica where your guide will explain about the area's produce. Next, learn some typical dances at a local school, before visiting the Arenal hanging bridges in the rainforest canopy this afternoon.
Day8: Arenal Lake & Monteverde Cloud Forest
Take a scenic boat ride across Arenal Lake, and then continue by road to Monteverde, a forest reserve with a specialised eco-system. This evening, you will go for a night walk in the forest to look for nocturnal animals.
Day9: Sky trek, sky tram & sky walk
Enjoy amazing views as you explore the tropical forest on a mixture of zip-lines, hanging bridges and trails.
Day10: To the Pacific Coast
Transfer to the golden beaches of the Pacific Coast.
Day11: Day at leisure
Today is kept free for you to enjoy the beach, visit the nearby mangroves or swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Day12: Return to San Jose & fly back to the UK
Today there will be a single-timed group transfer back to San Jose Airport, where you depart on an overnight flight back to the UK.
Day13: Arrive UK
Prices from (exc. international flights):£1,849per adult,£1,749per child
Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK):£3,059per adult,£2,669per child
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.