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Sample Itinerary - REF CENTRAL AMERICA 16

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Day 1: San Jose

Welcome to Costa Rica. 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 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

Hike a short distance in the national park along the old lava flow trail of the 1968 eruption. Subject to cloud conditions, you will be rewarded with fabulous views of Arenal volcano, while the sun sets around you. En route back to town you will stop at the thermal baths for a rejuvenating soak in the man-made pools, where thermal water is pumped from underground, a buffet dinner is included. Towels and lockers are available for a small fee.

Day 4: La Fortuna - Monteverde

After breakfast you depart for Monteverde cross Lake Arenal by boat and continue 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.

Days 6-9: Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

A shuttle transfer takes you to Manuel Antonio on day 6 and the following day 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 10: Manuel Antonio - San Jose

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

Day 11: San Jose

After breakfast and hotel check out, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.