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Highlights Of Costa Rica


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Highlights Of Costa Rica

 Costa Rica

10 days from £1699 pp  Including flight from LHR

This holiday shows the best of the unspoilt natural marvel that is Costa Rica. Visit the cloud forests in Monte Verde, boat along the Rio Rrio river and walk around Caño Negro wildlife refuge.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy the wildlife
  • Enjoy the beaches
  • Enjoy the boat rides
  • Enjoy unspoilt natural beauty
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This holiday shows the best of the unspoiled natural marvel that is Costa Rica. Visit the cloud forests in Monte Verde, boat along the Rio river, and walk around Caño Negro wildlife refuge.

Short Itinerary

Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow and Arrive San Jose

Day 02 : San Jose – Arenal – San Carlos

Day 03 : Sightseeing

Day 04 : La Fortuna – Monteverde – Cloud Forest Lodge

Day 05 : Sightseeing

Day 06 : Monteverde – Manuel Antonio

Day 07 : Manuel Antonio

Day 08 : Manuel Antonio

Day 09 : Manuel Antonio – San Jose

Day 10 : Final Departure

Tour Ends

 Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow and Arrive San Jose
Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San Jose [1 or 2 stopovers; 1-5 hours’ layovers]. A representative from LUMLE will be waiting for you at the airport upon arrival on the flight: JUAN SANTAMARIA AIRPORT at for your PRIVATE transfer: AIRPORT – HOTEL ZONE 1 and next destination WYNDHAM GARDEN SAN JOSE ESCAZU HOTEL. (Approx. 45 minutes) Overnight at HOTEL WYNDHAM GARDEN SAN JOSE ESCAZU or similar
 Day 02 : San Jose – Arenal – San Carlos
A representative from LUMLE will be picking you up at 8:00 A.M. at: WYNDHAM GARDEN SAN JOSE ESCAZU HOTEL for your SHUTTLE transfer: SAN JOSE – ARENAL and next destination: MONTAÑA DE FUEGO HOTEL & SPA. (Approx. 4 hours) Overnight at HOTEL MONTAÑA DE FUEGO or similar – ARENAL VOLCANO
 Day 03 : Sightseeing
A representative from LUMLE will be picking you up at 8:00 A.M. at MONTAÑA DE FUEGO HOTEL & SPA for your tour CAÑO NEGRO WILDLIFE REFUGE (RIO FRIO RIVER). Included: TRANSPORTATION, GUIDE, BEVERAGES & LUNCH, BOAT TOUR IN THE RIVER – We will pick you up at your hotel to start a drive of approximately 2 hours until you get to a dock before the little town Los Chiles up in the north. In this town, you will embark on a boat tour on the Frio River for about 3 hours with very good chances to caimans, howler and white-throated capuchin monkeys, sloths, green basilisk, fresh water turtles, iguanas and others. It is a fascinating trip for nature lovers. The boat tour is not on the Caño Negro Lagoon itself but on the Frio River. An area of lakes and swampy land formed from alluvial sedimentation make up this wildlife refuge, which has been included on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. The seasonal lake of Caño Negro, some 800 ha in area and 3 m deep, is a damned part of the Frío River. If the river level allows it, the trip will include viewing the edge of the lagoon. You will come back on the same river back to the dock for lunch and then by bus back to the Arenal Volcano area. DROP OFF: MONTAÑA DE FUEGO HOTEL & SPA. Overnight at HOTEL MONTAÑA DE FUEGO or similar – ARENAL VOLCANO
 Day 04 : La Fortuna – Monteverde – Cloud Forest Lodge
A representative from LUMLE will be picking you up at 8:00 A.M. at: MONTAÑA DE FUEGO HOTEL & SPA for your SHUTTLE transfer: LA FORTUNA – MONTEVERDE A.M. (BUS – BOAT – BUS) and next destination: CLOUD FOREST LODGE. Overnight at HOTEL CLOUD FOREST LODGE or similar – MONTEVERDE
 Day 05 : Sightseeing
A representative from LUMLE will be picking you up at 8:00 A.M. at CLOUD FOREST LODGE for your tour CANOPY & WALKWAYS (SHARED). Included: TRANSPORTATION & EQUIPMENT – This tour not only combines the thrill of one of Costa Rica’s most safe and popular adventures but also provides a unique viewpoint of the cloud forest canopy. The tour consists of 13 cables, including a 1 km cable, 15 platforms, and one Tarzan Swing. There is a total of 2.2 miles of total cable length. It is suitable for people of all ages. This tour lasts two and a half hours approximately. We will also enjoy the treetop walkways that provide us the best way to safely admire the cloud forest canopy. The treetop walkways tour consists of 1.9 miles of trails in which our visitors will encounter eight bridges of various lengths which range between 170 feet and 560 feet. The treetop walkways can be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical conditions. This activity lasts between one hour and a half and two hours. DROP OFF: CLOUD FOREST LODGE. Overnight at HOTEL CLOUD FOREST LODGE or similar – MONTEVERDE
 Day 06 : Monteverde – Manuel Antonio
A representative from LUMLE will be picking you up at 8:00 A.M. at: CLOUD FOREST LODGE for your SHUTTLE transfer: MONTEVERDE – MANUEL ANTONIO (A.M.) and next destination: PLAYA ESPADILLA CABINS. (Approx. 4 hours) Overnight at HOTEL CABINAS PLAYA ESPADILLA or similar – MANUEL ANTONIO
 Day 07 : Manuel Antonio
Overnight at HOTEL CABINAS PLAYA ESPADILLA or similar – MANUEL ANTONIO
 Day 08 : Manuel Antonio
Overnight at HOTEL CABINAS PLAYA ESPADILLA or similar – MANUEL ANTONIO
 Day 09 : Manuel Antonio – San Jose
A representative from LUMLE will be picking you up at: PLAYA ESPADILLA CABINS for your SHUTTLE transfer: MANUEL ANTONIO – SAN JOSE and next destination: WYNDHAM GARDEN SAN JOSE ESCAZU HOTEL. (Approx. 4 1/2 hours) Overnight at HOTEL WYNDHAM GARDEN SAN JOSE ESCAZU or similar.
 Day 10 : Final Departure
A representative from LUMLE will be picking you up at: WYNDHAM GARDEN SAN JOSE ESCAZU HOTEL for your PRIVATE transfer: HOTEL ZONE 1 – AIRPORT and next destination: JUAN SANTAMARIA AIRPORT. (Approx. 45 minutes)

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary with bed & breakfast
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour with transportation, guide, entrance fee, boat ride and lunch included
  • Jeep – Boat Jeep Shuttle transfer from the Arenal Volcano area to Monteverde
  • Selvatura Tour with transportation, guide, entrance fee, canopy, walkways and equipment included

What's not included

  • Other meals than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport tax where applicable
  • Drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fee where applicable
  • Anything not mentioned in what's included

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Travel Info

    • Flight time 13¾ hours (Madrid)
    • Timezone UTC -6
    • Recommended airlines British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia, Air France and KLM
    • Best season Mid December to April is dry season considered the ideal times to visit Costa Rica

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