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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 6

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Day 1: San Jose

Welcome to the start of your Costa Rican Adventure! Upon arrival into San Jose International Airport you will be met by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel in San Jose. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can either head into the city and start exploring or relax at the hotel.

Day 2: San Jose - La Fortuna

Today you head to one of Costa Rica's most iconic sites - the Arenal Volcano. It’s a strato-volcano – a large, symmetrical volcano that’s built upon layers of ash, rock and lava – and at 5,437 feet, it stands high above the rest of the countryside. Your visit here today includes a short hike to take in the fantastic vistas, and some time spent relaxing at the Baldi Hot Springs.

Day 3: La Fortuna

Spend your day at leisure today. Locally you can book and pay for some fantastic excursions in the area such as kayaking, horse riding, rafting or a boat tour of Cano Negro wildlife reserve.

Day 4: La Fortuna - Monteverde

This morning our driver takes you off to Arenal Lake where you catch the 40 min crossing by boat. From the otherside, your driver will take you on the scenic journey to Monteverde. This evening at sunset, you head out for night walk tour to see all the nocturnal animals spring to life.

Day 5: Monteverde

Today we take a guided naturalist walk in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve wihich astounds visitors with its beauty, bounty and great amount of biodiversity. Wind-sculpted elfin woodlands give way to rainforests where tall trees – festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines and mosses – rise high into the sky.

Day 6: Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

This morning, you will travel to the gorgeous coastal town of Manual Antonio. Today is at leisure to relax on the beautiful beaches or enjoy a range of activities within the park including a forest canopy tour and ocean kayaking.

Day 7: Manuel Antonio

Today is spent exploring Manuel Antonio National Park, which is the smallest park in Costa Rica but is considered the most beautiful because of its stunning beaches. During the guided walk you will get to see monkeys, iguanas, sloths and more.

Day 8: Manuel Antonio - San Jose

This morning or afternoon the choice is yours, we have organised a private transfer back to the city of San Jose.

Day 9: San Jose - Cahuita

Today you will head to the tropical southern Caribbean coast. Arriving at Cahuita, check into your hotel and enjoy free time to explore.

Day 10: Cahuita

This morning join the tour which will take you snorkeling for about two hours in the most important Coral Reef of Costa Rica. After a nice tropical snack, the second part of your tour will be hiking in Cahuita National Park.

Day 11: Cahuita - Tortuguero

This morning we have a 3 hour drive to Caño Blanco dock. From here, you will be transferred by boat through the Tortuguero canals to your hotel. An excursion to see the turtles nesting can be booked and paid locally at your hotel.

Day 12: Tortuguero

This morning we take a guided tour into the canals of Tortuguero. It’s the Caribbean version of the Amazon. The Tortuguero Canals are an extensive system of natural and man-made waterways used both for simple transportation and jungle exploration. Travelling through the canals is a fascinating experience rich in wildlife that includes monkeys, iguanas, and colourful tropical birds. After the visit you will come back to the hotel to take your breakfast and have the rest of the day free to enjoy the peace and harmony of the place.

Day 13: Tortuguero - San Jose

This morning we depart travelling the same way we came, first by boat then by road back to the city of San Jose.

Day 14: San Jose

Sadly your journey through tropical paradise has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.