Luxury Nature Explorer

A spectacular trip through Costa Rica with a focus on nature and wildlife whilst staying at the best available luxury hotels and a pioneering Eco lodge.

Places you visit: Central Valley – Osa Peninsular  – Arenal – Monteverde – Manuel Antonio

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“The Latin American Travel Company is amazing and I cannot praise it highly enough! Their customer service is second to none – any queries were dealt with immediately and efficiently by John Stanley and we were each provided with a personalised guidebook to take with us.”

Jan Patis, February 2018.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Costa Rica & Transfer To Your Hotel

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Today you touch down at San Jose airport where your private driver will be waiting to welcome you to Costa Rica and whisk you off to your hotel located just outside the city. The drive should take no more than 30 minutes depending on traffic. Spend the rest of the afternoon in the spa or by the pool.

Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: Xandari

Day 2: Spectacular light aircraft flight to the Osa Peninsula

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After breakfast take a 50 minute flight on a small plane to Puerto Jimenez. The planes fly low to allow for beautiful views of the passing landscapes below. On arrival board a 4×4 for an off road transfer through the jungle to arrive at your remote Eco lodge! Your guide will point out wildlife along the way.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Lapa Rios

Days 3 – 5: Three Days Of Activities At The Eco Lodge

During your stay at Lapa Rios you have included a choice of daily on site tours led by the expert resident naturalist guides. Available tours include a selection of bird watching tours, rainforest and waterfall hikes, local medicine tour, beach trips, a variety of hiking tours and more!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Lapa Rios

Day 6: Journey To The Arenal Volcano

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Today you depart the lodge with a 4×4 transfer back to the air strip then a 50 minute flight back to San Jose. At San Jose your private driver will be waiting to take you to Arenal, about a 2 hour drive. After checking into your luxury hotel the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Nayara Hotel

Day 7: The Hanging Bridges With A Private Guide

Today you will explore the network of 16 hanging bridges and nature trails accompanied by your own private guide. This is a unique way to experience the primary rainforest up close from the tops of the trees. Your private guide will take you to quieter corners of the reserve where you can explore at your own pace. Don’t forget your camera!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Nayara Hotel

Day 8: Day At Leisure In Arenal

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Today is a free day to enjoy the comforts of your luxury hotel, or take an additional excursion. We can organise a wide range of activities including hiking, zip-lining, bird watching, visits to nearby waterfalls, hot springs and more.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Nayara Hotel

Day 9: Privately Guided Lake Crossing To Monteverde

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After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the shores of Arenal Lake to board the small boat. The scenic trip across the lake takes about one hour. Your guide will point out the different birds and sights that can be seen from the boat. On the other side you continue by road to Monteverde in the cloud forest.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Senda Monteverde

Day 10: The Monteverde Reserve Private Tour

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This morning you will explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve accompanied by an expert private local guide. The value of a private guide is that they can take you away from the large groups and to lesser visited parts of the reserve. You can go at your own pace and take your time exploring the network of trails.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Senda Monteverde

Day 11: Private Transfer To Manuel Antonio

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After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast. The journey takes between 3 and 4 hours and you can ask to stop at any point along the way for a break. After check in the rest of the day is at leisure to relax on the beach!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Arenas del Mar

Day 12: A Private Tour Of Manuel Antonio National Park

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Today your private guide will lead you on an informative walk around arguably Costa Rica’s most beautiful national park. Your private guide will be able to take you to hidden corners of the park and avoid the large groups that crowd the main trails. The beaches are breath taking so don’t forget your swimming costume!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Arenas del Mar

Days 13 & 14: Final Two Days At Leisure

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End your trip relaxing by the pool or enjoy the privileged access to the beach from your hotel. Kayaking, catamaran tours, horse riding and more are all available as optional activities.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Arenas del Mar

Day 15: Departure Or Extend!

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Finish your trip here or why not stay a few nights extra! We’ve been to Costa Rica many times and can help you plan the perfect trip. Call us on 0208 191 7772 today!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Remember this trip can be customised to your particular tastes and interests!

Our Suggested Accommodation

This trip can be customised to your style of travel and preferred standard of accommodation. Below is our suggested accommodation for this trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • All accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • All tours as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All other entrance fees
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • 100% financial protection with our ATOL license & ABTA membership
  • Our exclusive 100+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
  • Full support from your dedicated specialist
  • International flights – we can include these for you, just ask us for a quote
  • Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
  • Travel insurance

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