Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes

Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes

Start: San Jose (Costa Rica) Finish: San Jose (Costa Rica)

Visiting: San Jose (Costa Rica), Tortuguero, Braulio Carillo, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal, Sarapiqui, Manuel Antonio


Duration: 7 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Trafalgar with any specific dietary requirements

Tour code: LFCAA16

Tour operator: Trafalgar

Tour operated in: English


From: $2145 $2102

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Tour Overview

Glide along the canals of Tortuguero under the watchful eyes of colourful toucans and trek up the slopes of the Arenal Volcano-a family adventure in the Pura Vida playground.

Highlights

  • iconDIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a local Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm. (Day 4)
  • iconVISIT Tortuguero National Park, a wildlife centre near Sarapiquí, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park
  • iconLOCAL SPECIALIST Learn about some of Tortuguero's most famous residents, its nesting sea turtles. (Day 2)
  • iconMAKE A DIFFERENCE Help to support a local community and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor with a visit to the family run Snake Garden Wildlife Center. (Day 4)
  • iconFAMILY FUN Cruise through Tortuguero's canals and lagoons seeking out incredible tropical wildlife species. Visit a wildlife centre in Sarapiquí and interact with the resident reptiles and amphibians. Walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges and go ziplining on the slopes of Arenal Volcano. (Day 3, 6)
  • iconCRUISE the canals of Tortuguero National Park

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Arrive San José

Location: San Jose (Costa Rica)

Accommodation: Sheraton San Jose

Meals: Kick-Off Party

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica. Leave your gringo boots at the door and embrace the Pura Vida playground of Costa Rica. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Chill at the pool or go walkabout before meeting your Travel Director and fellow adventurers this evening for some fiesta fun at our Kick-Off Party.

icon Day 2: San José – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

Location: Tortuguero, Braulio Carillo, Tortuguero National Park

Accommodation: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise this morning and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You'll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here-six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. Join a Local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the turtles that nest in Tortuguero. This evening, we enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort's open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon.

icon Day 3: Tortuguero Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There's nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off on a 'Family Fun' cruise through the park's canals with your captain and guide to explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you'll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you'll spot tons of monkeys-agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge, the choice is yours. If you're visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), choose to join an optional experience night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

icon Day 4: Tortuguero – Horquetas – Sarapiquí – Arenal National Park (2 Nights)

Location: Arenal, Sarapiqui

Accommodation: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you'll 'Dive into Culture' and visit a local Tico family's palm plantation to learn how they grow this exotic vegetable. Taste something you've probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiquí where you'll 'Make a Difference' during your visit to the Snake Garden Wildlife Center, which rehabilitates animals that can no longer live in the wild. This evening, enjoy a pizza party in an open-air kitchen where you can make your own pizza.

icon Day 5: Arenal National Park Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise and shine as the forest and volcano call you back. Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano's past eruptions. Then, head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level with the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see towering Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim in the pool back at the hotel.

icon Day 6: Arenal National Park – Manuel Antonio (2 Nights)

Location: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio

Accommodation: Parador Resort and Spa

Meals: Breakfast

Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you zipline (Waiver Required) through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures for some 'Family Fun'. Later, head south to Manuel Antonio, renowned for its warm blue waters, beautiful beaches and abundant exotic wildlife.

icon Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Walking deep into the national park with your guide, you'll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list-at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then, it's time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or choose an optional Mangrove Kayak tour^ or Open Sea Kayak and Snorkel tour^ where you may see various bird species, reptiles, anteaters and white-faced monkeys. This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships over a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

icon Day 8: Manuel Antonio National Park – Depart San Jose

Meals: Breakfast

Travel back to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or consider extending your stay at the Sheraton San Jose.

What's Included

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    6 dinners

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    VIP entry to many sights

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

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    Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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    3 lunches

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    7 breakfasts

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    All porterage and local charges included

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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