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Costa Rica Holidays

The Canopy Tour

10 Night Itinerary from £2,1981,627$2,077

Escorted Group Tour

Explore Costa Rica's natural wonders staying in character lodges and discovering the huge variety of habitats and fascinating bird and wildlife

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Explore Costa Rica, uncovering its rich wildlife, tropical rainforests, volcanoes and thermal springs

Explore Costa Rica's natural wonders staying in character lodges and discovering the huge variety of habitats and fascinating bird and wildlife

Travel Highlights

  • Travel with like-minded travellers and expert guides on our Costa Rica group tour
  • Visit lush national parks, misty cloud forests, towering volcanoes and golden beaches
  • Stay in comfortable and characterful lodges 
  • Trek through rainforest in the shadow of the towering Arenal Volcano
  • Tour the wildlife-rich Tortuguero National Park with an expert naturalist
  • Experience the hanging bridges and exotic bird life of the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Relax on Manuel Antonio's golden beaches and follow its wildlife trails

Journey Breakdown

The Canopy Tour
Travel Itinerary

San Jose Days 1 - 2

Day 1 - Travel to Costa Rica

Day 2 - Poas Volcano

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Travel to Costa Rica

Depart on a daytime flight to San Jose, arriving the same evening. You will be met by your Tour Leader, as well as the other members of the group and taken to your hotel for 2 nights. We conduct an introductory briefing and there is the opportunity for a short walk in San Jose. Each evening throughout the tour before dinner your Tour Leader will give a short meeting at the hotel to prepare for the following day's activities and schedule. 

Day 2 - Poas Volcano

We visit the fuming crater of Poas Volcano National Park, rich in natural history. We walk the variety of trails in the forest. We continue to the Doka Coffee Plantation for a fascinating tour including how coffee is cultivated, the roasting process and a coffee tasting.

Tortuguero Days 3 - 4

Day 3 - Transfer to Tortuguero National Park

Day 4 - Tortuguero National Park tour

Itinerary Description

Day 3 - Transfer to Tortuguero Park

We set off early to drive to Tortuguero National Park, passing banana plantations and taking a scenic river journey to our lodge in the Tortuguero National Park, where we stay for 2 nights. In the afternoon we take an excursion to see the local town and visit the beach. Here, from July to October each year, it is possible to observe thousands of nesting leather-back Turtles - a most incredible sight of nature.  

Day 4 - Tortuguero National Park tour

In the morning, accompanied by our guide, we will explore Tortuguero National Park by boat, quietly  observing the abundance of bird species in this glorious jungle setting with lagoons, home to spider monkeys, macaws, three toed sloths, caiman, otters and many other species. Return to the lodge to relax.

Arenal Days 5 - 6

Day 5 - Travel to Arenal

Day 6 - Excursion to Arenal Volcano

Itinerary Description

Day 5 - Travel to Arenal

From Tortuguero we travel to Arenal and transfer to our hotel with a pool and hot springs that originate from the active volcano. In the afternoon you can relax at your leisure or accompany your tour leader on a guided walk. In the evening, weather permitting, witness the amazing colourful lava flows from the nearby volcano.

Day 6 - Excursion to Arenal Volcano

Spend the day visiting the Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica's best attractions. At 5437 feet, its tall and conical shape stands imposing over the pastured green hillsides surrounding its base. You will hike through the rainforest to explore this mighty mountain of fire, discovering the diverse flora and fauna along the journey to the famous lava wall where you walk on ancient lava rock and observe the massive boulders sent flying and tumbling down the volcanoes sides.

Monteverde Days 7 - 8

Day 7 - Travel to Monteverde

Day 8 - Tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest

Itinerary Description

Day 7 - Travel to Monteverde

We cross Lake Arenal and drive up windy mountain roads to the pre-mountain cloud forest reserve at Monteverde, staying for two nights. Monteverde Cloud Forrest Reserve is a cold and humid forest, with a diverse ecosystem, high in the mountains with great views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific. In the afternoon you can relax at your leisure or join your tour leader on a guided walk.

Day 8 - Tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest

This morning we walk the numerous trails through the lush forest to learn about the wildlife, birds and its ecosystem. The humidity and higher altitude (1,400 metres) provide a habitat for many species of birds, orchids and mammals, including the noisy howler monkeys and the resplendent quetzal.

Manuel Antonio Days 9 - 11

Day 9 - Transfer to Manuel Antonio

Day 10 - Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 11 - Return flight home

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

Itinerary Description

Day 9 - Transfer to Manuel Antonio

Transfer west to the Pacific coast, to the small town of Manuel Antonio, surrounded by rainforest, staying for 2 nights in a hotel overlooking the ocean.

Day 10 - Manuel Antonio National Park

One full day at leisure to relax on the beach or visit the national park close by, where well-marked walking trails make it easy to explore and spot wildlife.

Day 11 - Return flight home

Transfer to San Jose Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Return to San Jose Days 11

Day 11 - Return home

Itinerary Description

Day 11 - Return home

Return to San José in time for your return flight, arriving the following day, day 12. You can also choose to extend your trip by transferring south along the Pacific Coast to spend 3 nights relaxing at the beach or visit the Osa Peninsula by the Pacific for Corcovado National Park.

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Please note: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a room and economy class flights.

What's Included

  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Veloso Tour Leader
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • Veloso Tour Leader
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • Veloso Tour Leader
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Transport and meals as shown

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