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Tortuguero

Situated on a sliver of land between the sea and the Tortuguero canal along Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, the peaceful ...

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Sample Itinerary - REF CENTRAL AMERICA 12

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Day 1: San Jose

Upon arrival into San Jose airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax at the hotel with it's extensive facilities or to head off into San Jose and begin exploring.

Day 2: San Jose - La Fortuna

After breakfast today you take a shuttle to Arenal - one of Costa Rica's most iconic and famous sites. Positioned within Costa Rica's fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal volcano is an unavoidable presence while travelling within this part of the country. Arenal's perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer's dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your 'must do in Costa Rica' list. There are a number of leisure activities to do here including a hike along the base of Arenal Volcano, kayaking on beautiful Lake Arenal, horse riding, canyoning or a boat tour of Cano Negro wildlife reserve.

Day 3: La Fortuna

Free day to further explore the area in Arenal. There are many things to see and do here including an eco-park, zip-lining, caves and hot springs. The area of La Fortuna is also full of many nice restaurants where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Day 4: La Fortuna - Monteverde

After breakfast you depart for Monteverde, crossing Lake Arenal by boat and continue on by jeep, crossing Lake Arenal to the border with Monteverde. Once at the hotel the afternoon is free to explore or partake in one of the many optional activities on offer, such as a tree top Canopy Tour, horse riding or a tour of the coffee plantations.

Day 5: Monteverde

Today enjoy a hike through the scenic Monteverde Reserve with its incredible biodiversity. Wind-sculpted elfin woodlands give way to rainforests where tall trees - festooned with orchids, ferns and vines rise into the sky.

Day 6: Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

Today you will have a shuttle transfer to Manuel Antonio and check you into the hotel.

Day 7: Manuel Antonio

Today you will have a guided trip to explore the stunning national park with its gorgeous beaches, lush forests and wonderful flora and fauna. Optional activities within the park include a canopy tour and ocean kayaking.

Day 8: Manuel Antonio - San Jose

Return to San Jose today, where the remains of the day are free to explore the capital.

Day 9: San Jose

You will have a private transfer to the airport today, which marks the end of your Costa Rican adventure.

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