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Active Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Rivers and volcanoes

16 days from £3,356pp

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Active Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Rivers and volcanoes

16 days from £3,356pp

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This holiday will suit those who want to try out a medley of different active adventures as a means of enjoying the sumptuous scenery. You have the opportunity to ride the rapids, bike round an island, climb a volcano and hike along jungle trails. Following all this exertion you have a well deserved break on the sweeping sands of a Pacific bay.

The pleasant climate varied landscapes of volcanoes, lakes, fast-flowing rivers, and palm-fringed beaches combine to make Costa Rica and Nicaragua very attractive to outdoor adventure seekers. Costa Rica has long had a network of accessible national parks with extensive hiking trails, as well as offering adventure activities, from zip-lining to white-water rafting. Nicaragua is new to this kind of development but is gaining a reputation for responsible tourism with eco-lodges and plenty to do in the open air, including biking and horse-riding.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in San José. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Rainforest aerial tram zip-line adventure.

Day 3

White-water rafting on the Pacuare river.

Day 4

White-water rafting; drive to Arenal.

Day 5

Hike to Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Day 6

Mountain-biking in Arenal volcano area.

Day 7

Drive to El Castillo in Nicaragua. Night-time caiman spotting.

Day 8

Trekking in Indio Maíz reserve; guided fortress tour.

Day 9

Transfer to Granada.

Day 10

At leisure in Granada area.

Day 11

Transfer to Ometepe Island; guided biking tour.

Day 12

Guided hike up Maderas volcano.

Day 13

At leisure on the island.

Day 14

By boat and road to lodge on Pacific coast.

Day 15

At leisure on the Pacific coast.

Day 16

Transfer to Managua airport for international flight home.

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Included in this holiday

Central San José
Places visited

See Giant Leatherback Turtles
Things to do

Don Carlos


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