Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CENTRAL AMERICA

Rincon de la Vieja

Rio Perdido

3

Papagayo

Arenal Volcano LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

2

COSTA RICA

Los Angeles Cloud Forest

2

1

San José

1

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

Pacific Ocean

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

Corcovado The Osa Peninsula

3

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £3699pp

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore the diverse wildlife and wilderness of Corcovado • Snorkel in pristine coral reefs off Caño Island • Explore the Los Angeles Cloud Forest and visit a working coffee plantation • See the forest from the canopy at the Arenal Hanging Bridges • Relax in the thermal river at Rio Perdido • Cap your Costa Rica adventure off with 3 nights at the beach on the Papagayo Peninsular 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

12 day Costa Rica Wildlife & Discovery San Jose • Corcovado National Park • San Ramon • Arenal • Rio Perdido • Rincon de la Vieja • Papagayo

Day 1: Arrive San José On arrival into San Jose you will be met and

Day 6: San Ramón and Sarchí Cultural Tour Today, embark on a half day tour (departs morning and afternoon) of San Ramón known as the “City of Poets” and then visit a working coffee plantation to discover how Costa Rica’s finest is harvested. From there you will continue to Sarchi a town home to the typical artisans of Costa Rica, browse the expertly crafted handicrafts and mingle with the locals before returning to your hotel. The rest of the day is free, this evening, perhaps join an optional Cloud Forest Night Tour and discover how the forest transforms after dark. (B) Day 7: San Ramón – Arenal - Rio Perdido This morning you will be picked up by a driver guide and taken to the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges. Here you will join a walking tour to learn more about the forest and the local environment and enjoy the close contact with nature from a unique perspective high above the forest floor. You will also weather dependent catch some great views of the mighty active volcano Arenal. After your walking tour continue on to Rio Perdido nestled in the mountains and surrounded by rare dwarf forest. (B) Rio Perdido (2 nights) Day 8: Rio Perdido There are many options for activities and relaxing at Rio Perdido, the highlight being the thermal river that runs for a mile alongside the property. Other activities include hiking and biking through forest trails, canyon adventures and zip-lining. (B) Day 9: Rio Perdido - Rincón de la Vieja – Papagayo Depart Rio Perdido and embark on a full tour to the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park with its geothermal wonders, huge ancient forest home and wildlife varying from spider monkeys to toucans and leaf-cutter ants. After head to the Papagayo Peninsular for some relaxation time by the beach. (BL) El Mangroove (3 nights) Days 10 – 12: Papagayo Peninsular El Mangroove is nestled amongst mangrove and beach front forest, chill out at the pool with a cocktail, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean, unwind at the spa or explore the local area. On day 12 transfer by road back to San José for your onward flight. (B)

transferred to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore San José. Hotel Presidente Day 2: San José - Corcovado National Park This morning you will be transferred to the local airport for the short flight to Palmar Sur, gateway to the Osa Peninsular and Corcovado National Park the “crown jewel” of Costa Rica’s national parks. Transfer by road and then by boat through wetlands and mangroves before reaching Casa Corcovado. Enjoy lunch and a welcome cocktail on arrival and the rest of the day is free to explore the hotels nature trails and Rise early and enjoy a full-day excursion to Corcovado National Park with your naturalist guides – don’t forget to pack some sturdy trainer or walking shoes. Prepare to be amazed by the diversity of the wildlife, expect to see monkeys, tropical birds and sloths and even on a rare occasion jaguars plus much more. A picnic lunch is included. (BLD) Day 4: Snorkelling on Caño Island After breakfast, head to Caño Island for a half day snorkelling trip in the clear warm waters and protected coral reefs off the coast of the Osa Peninsular. The waters are teeming with a wide variety of fish and marine mammals, including – if you are lucky – manta rays, turtles and small white-tipped sharks. At certain times of the year, you may also see pilot or humpback whales, and dolphins! Afterwards enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. (BLD) Day 5: Corcovado National Park - San José - San Ramón Return to Palmar Sur the same way you arrived and fly back to San José, on arrival into San Jose you will be transferred to the Los Angeles Cloud Forest in the San Ramon area. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the surroundings of this charming boutique property. (B) Hotel Villa Blanca Cloud Forest & Nature Reserve (2 nights) beach. (BLD) Casa Corcovado (3 nights) Day 3: Corcovado National Park

TOUR DETAILS

£3699 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 11 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners • Shared touring with English-speaking guides • Private transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary

DEPARTURES 2019: Daily

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 1+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Additional nights are available on all stops on the route; it can also be tailored to include additional destinations as required.

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