From £995 pp excl flights
8 Days
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This unique itinerary gives you the chance to sample the best that the Caribbean coast has to offer, from lush river-filled forests and turtle hatching grounds at Tortugero to the beautiful beaches of Cahuita and the bird-watcher's paradise of El Copal Reserve. Then we added in a visit to the indigenous Bribri community and some river rafting to create a holiday full of the magic of Costa Rica. Enjoy!

Day to Day Itinerary

SOUTH CARIBBEAN 2

This is a suggested itinerary. Dates, stops & activities are all flexible.

8 Days: San Jose - Tortuguero- Cahuita - Bri Bri Indegenous Communityi - El Copal Reserve

Activities: Hiking, Boat Rides, Communtiy Visit, Wilfife viewing, White Water Rafting

Day 1: Arrive at the international airport of San José, where you will be met by one of our representatives and taken to your charming hotel. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time to do a walking tour around the centre of town.

Day 2: Your Tortuguero guide will pick you up at your hotel early to start the trip to the Costa Rican Caribbean (shared transfer). Board a comfortable boat for the exotic trip down the freshwater canals that take you to Tortuguero National Park. After a refreshing tropical drink and lunch, boat across the river to visit the Sea Turtle Museum, the beach and Tortuguero Village. (B/L/D)

Day 3: Today starts with a shared boat tour through the canals at dawn, marvelling at the exotic protected flora and fauna protected in the park. After breakfast, enjoy the private nature trails at the lodge, take another boat trip or relax around the pool. During turtle season (July-Sept) you will be able to watch the turtles coming up the beach to lay their eggs. (B/L/D)

Day 4: After breakfast, a boat will take you back along the canals to Guápiles. After lunch your adventure continues as you drive south along the Caribbean coast to Cahuita. Enjoy the afternoon in Cahuita National Park where it is easy to see monkeys, sloths, iguanas and tropical birds and take a dip in the warm ocean. (B/L)

Day 5: Wake up to the sounds of the forest and, together with your driver, set off by road and canoe to the Bribri indigenous territory, in the tropical rainforest of Talamanca. This is an incomparable opportunity to experience the Bribri culture and learn about indigenous medical plants and Bribri cuisine. (B/L)

Day 6: Today is free for you to relax on the beach, explore the area or choose one of the optional activities (not included): dolphin watching, snorkel or kayak tour, Caribbean cooking class, surf lessons, Caribbean dance lessons, night hiking or bicycle tour. (B)

Day 7: Today you will be driven back to the Central Valley and the stunning El Copal Reserve. It is a paradise for birdwatchers with 190 hectares of protected forest and over 380 bird species. Relax in hammocks and enjoy the view from the lodge’s balconies or take a walk along one of the numerous forest trails. (B/D)

Day 8: Experience a rafting adventure on the Pejibaye river! The trip is approximately 6km long, floating on turquoise water and passing by traditional crops such as coffee, sugar cane and macadamia nuts. The rapids are gentle and suitable for the whole family. Afterwards, it is time to head back to San José to travel home or continue your voyage through Costa Rica.(B)

Price: From £995 per person
Services included: hotels on shared room basis, meals, transfers and activities as mentioned, entry fees, English speaking guide.
Services not included: flights, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
This is a suggested itinerary. Dates, stops & activities are all flexible.

Best Time To Travel

Much of Costa Rica is covered by rainforest so you can expect rain most of the year round. The dry season on the Pacific coast runs from December to April, with the Caribbean coast tending to be drier from March through to August. Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for the majority of the year, with September and October being the only two months we would suggest not travelling.

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