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Well suited to UK summer months, this itinerary takes in volcanoes, cloud forests, mangroves and hopefully some turtles before ending on the beach.

  • Visit the cloud forest at Monteverde
  • Cross hanging bridges & explore caves
  • Visit Arenal Volcano
  • Explore Tortuguero mangroves by boat
  • Relax on a Caribbean beach
  • See turtles (seasonal)

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to San Jose

    Daytime flight from the UK to San Jose, arriving later the same day.

  2. Days 2-3 : Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, where you'll find more than 500 species of orchids, and a huge variety of mammals and birds, including the beautiful quetzal.

  3. Days 4-6 : Arenal Volcano National Park; caves & hanging bridges

    Today take a scenic boat ride across Arenal Lake, from where you'll then travel by road to La Fortuna, gateway to the Arenal Volcano. Explore Venado subterranean caves, where there are eight impressive galleries decorated with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, crystals and fossils.

    Afterwards, enjoy a walk over the hanging bridges, accompanied by a naturalistic guide. Enjoy the multicolour world of the tropical rainforest together with incredible views from the highest bridges. 

  4. Days 7-8 : Tortuguero National Park; turtles & mangroves

    Transfer by road and boat to Tortuguero, travelling through the canals where you can see a variety of flora and fauna, including sloths, monkeys and turtles. The following day you can listen to hundred of bird species singing in the early morning on a boat tour.

  5. Days 9-11 : Beach stay at Puerto Viejo

    Spend a few days on the beautiful Caribbean beaches at Puerto Viejo and Cahuita, one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica, with palm trees and pure white sand. 

  6. Day 12: Return to San Jose & fly back to the UK

  7. Day 13: Arrive UK

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £2,699 per adult, £2,599 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £3,899 per adult, £3,599 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
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