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Costa Rica Wildlife Discovery

15 days from £3679pp

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Costa Rica Wildlife Discovery

15 days from £3679pp

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Costa Rica is one of the most rewarding countries in the world for wildlife observation, with a long and impressive history of conservation and eco-tourism allowing species to flourish. The comprehensive network of national parks with their extensive trails is always very accessible. The tiny country is bursting with an extraordinary diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna, and this private wildlife observation journey gives you all the opportunity to explore its national parks in various eco-systems.

Exploration of the Caribbean jungle channels and mangrove forests of the wildlife-filled Tortuguero reserve. Bathe in naturally heated thermal springs in the shadow of the picture-perfect Arenal Volcano, and cruise through wetlands sheltering thousands of migrating birds. Head on to explore the little-visited but wildlife-prolific Bosque de Paz cloud forest reserve. Finally, move on to the Pacific coast and another wildlife experience at a jungle lodge on the remote Osa Peninsula.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in San José and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Drive and boat to Tortuguero Jungle Reserve.

Day 3

Wildlife spotting excursion and village visit in Tortuguero.

Day 4

At leisure.

Day 5

Fly and drive to Arenal volcano area.

Day 6

Guided wildlife spotting expedition.

Day 7

Guided excursion to the Ecotermales hot springs.

Day 8

Transfer to Bajos del Toro.

Day 9

Optional guided tour of a nature reserve.

Day 10

At leisure with optional jungle walks.

Day 11

Transfer to airstrip and fly to the Pacific coast’s Osa Peninsula, transfer to lodge.

Day 12

Snorkelling expedition; whale and dolphin watching in season.

Day 13

Wildlife-spotting hike in Corcovado National Park.

Day 14

Transfer to airstrip and fly to San José.

Day 15

Transfer to airport for international flight home.

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Costa Rica Caribbean Coast
Places visited

Caribbean coast

Thing to do

Visit Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve

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