14 days from £3,407
We’ve combined the highlights of Costa Rica’s luxuriant interior with a cruise along the coast to Nicaragua on an evocative clipper sail boat, the Star Flyer. From volcanoes to cool cloud forest and wild, isolated coast to one of Central America’s oldest colonial cities, this trip captures the diversity of these two fascinating countries. Visit one of the world’s most active volcanoes at Arenal, see sloth and the resplendent quetzal in Monteverde. You’ll also have a chance to white water raft or get a bird’s eye view of the jungle canopy from an aerial tram.
Day 1: Arrive San José, 2 nights.
Day 2: Optional white water rafting or aerial tram trip.
Day 3: Transfer via La Paz waterfalls and Poas Volcano to Puerta Caldera and board Star Flyer clipper.
Day 4: At sea to Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur.
Day 5: Optional excursion to Granada or Masaya.
Day 6: Sail to Playa del Coco; optional zip lining or Palo Verde National Park.
Day 7: Santa Rosa National Park.
Day 8: Sail to Samara, then on to Puerto Carillo. Optional excursions include river kayaking and a coffee farm visit.
Day 9: Curu Wildlife Reserve, Osa peninsular.
Day 10: Disembark Puerta Caldera, continue to Arenal, 2 nights.
Day 11: Excursion to Ecotermales hot springs.
Day 12: Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest, 2 nights.
Day 13: Tour of reserve – optional horse riding.
Day 14: Transfer to San José airport.
Owing to many clients' preference for flexibility, and the variation in flight price according to season and availability, the price quoted excludes the cost of international flights, which we will happily arrange for you. Flights to Latin America can be daytime or overnight, while the return flight is always overnight, so you will need to add at least one day to arrive at the total length of your holiday.
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The mast, sails and rigging are all on this deck so you have to be aware of your surroundings and bear in mind you are on a large sailing vessel and not a cruise liner. One of the most spectacular, if a little bit scary, experiences you can enjoy on the boat is to climb out along the bowsprit and get into the nets on the stern.
Rafe Stone, Product Manager
Read the Daily Express's Sarah Gilbert's adventure on the Star Flyer in her article from our online magazine.
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