Departure Date: 11/06/2020
When it comes to natural wonders there is very little that Costa Rica doesn't offer visitors. On this enthralling tour, your family can experience spectacular Tortuguero National Park catch a glimpse of the park’s amazing wildlife, explore the unique cloud forests on the world famous Monteverde Sky Walk, soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the coast.
Landing in San Jose and start your tour of the scenic capital. At 1,253 metres above sea-level this metropolitan city sits in a high valley between green volcanic mountains offer visitors amazing views. With beautiful 19th century architecture buildings to admire, independently owned coffee shops brewing local beans to visit, several parks and museums to explore, there’s no chance you’ll miss an opportunity to enjoy authentic Costa Rican culture.
Leaving the capital your next stop is Tortuguero. This Caribbean delta is the key nesting site for green turtles in the whole region and known for the lushness of its rainforest and the amazing tropical life that it supports. Travel by boat through the beautiful rainforest and discover why Tortuguero earned the nickname of 'Central America's Amazon'. As you glide through the creeks and lagoons you'll be able to see all sorts of birdlife, as well as monkeys, caiman and river turtles.
Your next stop is the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. This little Creole town is a fascinating melting pot of Afro-Caribbean, BriBri Indian, Tico and Creole cultures as well as a significant European population made up of travelers who came to Puerto Viejo, fell in love with the town and never left.
Arrive in the town of La Fortuna and one of the first sights you’ll see is the Arenal Volcano as it towers above the surrounding landscape. Take a nature hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall. This Waterfall is a must see and the based offers a perfect place for hikes to swim and relax after the hike.
After experiencing spectacular views, embark on a Rainforest Chocolate Tour, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use in tropical America, to the processing of the product we know and enjoy nowadays.
Discover the lush Cloud Forest of Monteverde. This area is known as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges in the New World Tropics. This environment creates a constant game of drizzle and warm sunshine; a combination that makes Monteverde the most famous cloud forest in the world. It is called a cloud forest rather than a rainforest because of its altitude: as the high-altitude forest juts up through the clouds. Enjoy a free afternoon here to explore the cloud forest region and experience optional activities such as flying across canopy ziplines, walking across suspended bridges through the forest canopy, or go horseback riding in the hills.
Finish your travels in Costa Rica in the lively beach town of Tamarindo. Tamarindo has some of the best beaches on Costa Rica's Pacific coastline. Relax and unwind or make the most of the watersports available here. During your free time why not take a day excursion head towards the protected reserve of the Tamarindo Mangrove and Estuary where you can kayak through a natural paradise. Paddling through the mangroves allows for visitors to observe the different species of animals without disturbing them. Keep your eye out for brown pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, ibis and ospreys, as well as two types of monkeys, iguanas and American crocodiles!
Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years) on the Costa Rica itinerary 17 day Itinerary. Price includes return flights with American Airlines from Dublin to San Jose via Dallas, return from Liberia to Dublin via Dallas plus 1 checked bag of 23KG each, meals, transportation and tours as attached. Depart from Dublin on 11th June 2020.
From €3739 per person
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