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Costa Rica And Nicaragua

Central America
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALCSN

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Explore enchanting Costa Rica, where canopied forests, butterfly gardens and bubbling hot springs are en masse. Then journey to colourful Nicaragua – a land of lakes and volcanoes – in search of colonial architecture, jostling markets and wondrous wildlife.

​Explore enchanting Costa Rica, where canopied forests, butterfly gardens and bubbling hot springs are en masse. Then journey to colourful Nicaragua – a land of lakes and volcanoes – in search of colonial architecture, jostling markets and wondrous wildlife.

PRICE FROM ? £2599 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 14 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 20 meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

PLUS

  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • ​Non-stop flights to Costa Rica on the new British Airways direct route
  • Tour of San José, Costa Rica's vibrant capital
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Coffee farm visit with lunch included
  • Enjoy views of the Arenal Volcano
  • Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Walking tour of Granada
  • Carara National Park
  • Spot wildlife in Manuel Antonio National Park

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/San José
  • Depart on your scheduled flight to San José. We will transfer you to your hotel on arrival. ​
  • DAY 2 San José
  • Your adventure begins with a guided tour of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. We'll introduce you to sights such as the National Theatre and the Gold Museum. Then, when you have your bearings, the rest of the day is yours to do as you please.​
  • DAY 3 Tortuguero National Park
  • ​Today you're heading to Tortuguero National Park, which is home to an array of wildlife including monkeys, sloths, crocodiles and caymans. Our journey takes us through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and across the Continental Divide, where you'll take in breathtaking views of primary forests. Towards the end of your journey, we will transfer you to your lodge by boat. This afternoon you'll learn all about sea turtles when we visit the Tortuguero Village and the Caribbean Conservation Museum.​
  • DAY 4 Tortuguero National Park
  • There's a full day of activities ahead including, if conditions are right, two boat trips through jungle-sheltered canals. ​
  • DAY 5 Arenal Volcano
  • We are going to leave Tortuguero National Park by boat and then drive to Muelle de San Carlos. This will be our base for the next three nights as we explore the area around the Arenal Volcano, which has been active since 1968. ​
  • DAY 6 Arenal Volcano
  • Today is yours to spend at leisure. If you would prefer to join an organised excursion, we recommend an optional visit to the Hanging Bridges of Arenal and La Fortuna. There's also the option to enjoy a late afternoon trip to the hot springs of Tabacon. You'll take in wonderful views of the Arenal Volcano and dinner is included.​
  • DAY 7 Arenal Volcano
  • Enjoy a relaxing morning or join an optional boat trip along the Peñas Blancas River. This afternoon there's a guided walk through the rainforest to look forward to. ​
  • DAY 8 Monteverde
  • We're moving on to Monteverde today, a journey that takes us along scenic and sometimes bumpy roads! American Quakers set up the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in the 1950s and now it's home many different species of birds and mammals, including the howler monkey. Lunch is included at a coffee farm along the way, and this afternoon we'll listen to a fascinating talk by a descendent of the original Quaker settlers. After a tour of Monteverde village we will transfer you to your hotel. Then, if you choose to join our optional excursion, there's a guided forest walk this evening.  ​
  • DAY 9 Monteverde
  • You will learn all about the cloud forest when we visit a nature reserve today. This afternoon is all yours, or there are optional activities to choose from if you wish. ​
  • DAY 10 Granada
  • You're bound for Nicaragua today, the largest country in Central America. Here we will discover an extraordinary landscape of volcanoes, lakes, mountains and colonial towns. We are going to explore a traditional white village this afternoon and then head to the elegant city of Granada. ​
  • DAY 11 Granada
  • Granada sits on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in the world. Today's walking tour will help you get your bearings and we'll also visit the fascinating Convento San Francisco Museum. You're free to do as you wish this afternoon. If you want to relax and soak up the atmosphere, an optional horse-drawn carriage ride and boat trip is hard to beat.​
  • DAY 12 Granada, Masaya & Managua
  • You've got another day to enjoy Granada at leisure. Alternatively, your Tour Manager will be hosting a full-day optional trip to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. There will be a stop along the way at Masaya, where you can browse the colourful market. You'll also visit the Masaya Volcano National Park and, if conditions are right, we'll venture close to the smoking crater. ​
  • DAY 13 Puntarenas
  • We'll take to the road and cross the border back into Costa Rica today. Our journey takes us south to the coastal area of Puntarenas. ​
  • DAY 14 Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Your highlight today is a trip to Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. We are going to take a guided walk through this beautiful unspoiled reserve. Keep your eyes peeled for the wonderful wildlife that lives here, we might be lucky enough to spot monkeys, toucans and more. Afterwards, why not kick back and relax and on the beach. ​
  • DAY 15 Carara National Park
  • We're heading to the Carara National Park this morning, one of the country's best areas for birdwatching. Lots of species call the park their home, including the beautiful scarlet macaw. Afterwards we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​
  • DAY 16 UK
  • ​You'll arrive in the UK today​.
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Accommodation

    • Studio Hotel
    • The 4-star Studio Hotel in San Jose is perfectly located, offering sweeping views of the surrounding Central Valley. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, terrace and outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning and tea/coffee-making facilities.
    • Pachira Lodge
    • The lodge is positioned extremely close to the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park. The National Park is famed for the huge variety of biodiversity, as depicted by the 11 differing habitats, including rainforests, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches and lagoons.
    • Tilajari Hotel Resort
    • The 3-star Tilajari Resort in Muelle de San Carlos is perfectly located amid wonderful scenery near the San Carlos River. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar/lounge, three outdoor swimming pools and a fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, TV and hairdryer.
    • Hotel Fonda Velal
    • Hotel Fonda Vela is informal hillside hotel, located nearby Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. It has its own beautiful gardens with a variety of places to go birdwatching. Each room is en-suite and has a TV, a minibar, satellite channels and a hairdryer. Hotel also features an indoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, WiFi access and a private parking.
    • La Gran Francia
    • The 3-star La Gran Francia Hotel is located right in the heart of the historical colonial city of Granada. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer and TV.
    • Croc's Resort & Casino
    • Croc’s Casino Resort, located right on the beach in Jaco, offers exceptional services to their customers. All rooms are coming en-suite with a hairdryer and free toiletries. They also further benefit from elegant décor, air conditioning and free WiFi. Guests can relax in an outdoor pool and a spa or enjoy nightlife and entertainment in a casino and bars. Local and international cuisine is served in three restaurants located in the hotel.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Enjoy stunning views from the Hanging Bridges of Arenal
  • Enjoy a boat trip along the picturesque Peñas Blancas River
  • Visit the Tabacon hot springs for volcano views, with dinner
  • Visit Managua and Masaya Volcano National Park (subject to conditions)
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Further Information

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