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Italy is an intriguing, fascinating, enchanting hub of civilisation set in spectacularly beautiful surroundings.
New England tours show you landscapes that explode with colour. Forests resplendent in gold, crimson and ochre.
See the contrasting sights and sounds of Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina from the valleys to the spectacular Machu Picchu.
→ San Jose
→ Manuel Antonio
Tamarindo Beach Extension
→ Flamingo Beach hotel
Wilderness Escape Extension
→ Pacuare Lodge
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11-Day Enlightened Tour
Nature’s secrets are revealed in all their glory on this 11 day journey from coast to rainforest canopy.
So Much is Included in the Price
• Return flights to and from the UK including all UK taxes
• Amazing closeness to wildlife, see colourful toucans and parrots in your hotel gardens, walk through the heights of the rainforest canopy and visit Manuel Antonio National Park where you can watch capuchin monkeys play and float in the warm waters of the Pacific
• Sightseeing as specified with transfers and entrance fees included
• Local expert guides who’ll share their knowledge of the country, its wildlife and culture
• Free time to explore independently
• 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
Want to Extend Your Holiday?
Tamarindo Beach from £345pp
Extend your holiday on the northern Pacific coast at Tamarindo, a lively town backing on to a smooth, wide beach, with a stay at the Flamingo Beach hotel.
Wilderness Escape from £490pp
Head for the jungle with a stay at Pacuare Lodge, a wilderness accessible only by river.
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Departs 28 November 2013
20 February 2014
01 May 2014
Prices From Only £2,155
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Land Only Option:
Day 1 London Heathrow to San Jose
Depart Heathrow this morning for your flight to San Jose via Madrid, where you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel RincÃ³n del Valle for 1 night.
Day 2 San Jose to Tortuguero
You’ll leave the city this morning, passing green valleys and extinct volcanoes and board a boat for a journey through the Tortuguero canals surrounded by colourful bird life. You’ll check into the Pachira Lodge for a 2 night stay and after lunch you’ll take in a tour of Tortuguero village, situated close to the Caribbean coast where locals speak patois English. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3 Tortuguero
An early start means you’ll see the Tortuguero canals as they come to life at dawn on a morning boat tour. As you cruise through the Tortuguero National Park, your guide will be able to tell you all about the diverse and wonderful wildlife, including green turtles which nest here every year. This afternoon is free to relax in pristine nature.
Day 4 Tortuguero to Arenal
This morning you’ll take the boat back to the Cano Blanco pier, then head by road through beautiful hill scenery to Arenal, stopping for lunch along the way at a local restaurant. You’ll arrive early evening and settle into the Los Lagos hotel for 3 nights.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 5 Arenal
Prepare for a thrilling adventure this morning on a trip to the Arenal Hanging Bridges. You’ll be able to walk right into the heart of the rainforest canopy on high bridges, along stunning trails that bring you up close to the indigenous flowers and vegetation, following the flight paths of the many birds that migrate between North and South America. This afternoon, you’re free to explore in your own time.
Day 6 Arenal
Today is at leisure, with so much to do in the area. Take a walk on Arenal volcano, explore beautiful Lake Arenal or simply relax in the natural hot springs and waterfalls.
Day 7 Arenal to Manuel Antonio
This morning you’ll transfer from the highlands to the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. You’ll stay at the Hotel Parador for 3 nights, located by the Manuel Antonio National Park on a beautiful peninsula between two bays, with a large infinity pool and views of azure seas. The wildlife is abundant, with tropical birds, several species of monkey and sloth all found within the hotels’ tropical gardens.
Day 8 Manuel Antonio
Today, a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park will reveal more of the beautiful nature of Costa Rica. Watch out for white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons and colourful birds as you follow natural trails through the park. There’s also time for a dip in the warm, turquoise waters of the Pacific before returning to your hotel early afternoon.
Day 9 Manuel Antonio
You have a free day today, with time to relax in tropical surroundings or spend the day at the beach. You can choose from a variety of adventurous jungle activities, such as zip wiring and a variety of exciting watersports.
Day 10 Depart San Jose
This morning you’ll transfer back to San Jose for the afternoon flight to London via Madrid.
Day 11 Arrive London Heathrow
You’ll arrive into London this afternoon.
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The RincÃ³n del Valle hotel is a comfortable hotel located in the heart of San Jose near to La Sabana Metropolitan Park.
Nestled in the wilderness and surrounded a network of scenic canals this jungle style country lodge offers a unique stay in Costa Rica only 5 minutes away from Tortuguero National Park.
With stunning views of Arenal Volcano the Los Lagos hotel is surrounded by nature and bird watching delights.
Adjacent to the stunning Playa Biesanz and minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park the Parador resort and spa combines European old world charms with warm welcoming Costa Rican hospitality.
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