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Central America’s Garden of Eden

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  • Date: January
  • Destination: Costa Rica
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Price: 3879
Destination Costa Rica
From Dublin
Date January to November 2019
Duration 11 nights
Price From €3,879pp
Flight Details Dublin to Costa Rica, indirect
Costa Rica to Dublin, indirect

Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to Costa Rica

Spend 11 days immersed in Costa Rica and discover the vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. Settle in for two nights in an Eco-lodge in Tortuguero National Park. Look for birds in the early morning light of Selva Verde Nature Reserve. Relax in the hot springs of Arenal Volcano, traverse the scenic Tilarán Mountains to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve & much more.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly from Dublin to Gatwick. One night in a Gatwick airport hotel.

Day 2 Fly from Gatwick direct to San José. Transfer to the Park Inn Hotel for two nights.

Day 3 Visit the National Theatre and the Gold and Jade museums. Afternoon at leisure for independent exploration. (B)

Day 4 Drive to the Atlantic coast via the Braulio Carrillo National Park. By boat to the Evergreen Lodge or Pachira Lodge in Tortuguero for two nights. Visit the Turtle Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 5 A boat tour exploring the Amazonesque channels surrounding the Tortuguero Lagoon. Afternoon at leisure. Tortuguero cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Transfer by boat to Caño Blanco or La Pavona and continue by road, to La Quinta de Sarapiqui for a two-night stay. Enjoy a cookery class. Evening talk by your naturalist guide. (B, L)

Day 7 A morning walk through the intriguing La Selva Nature Reserve with a resident naturalist guide. The reserve is home to nearly half of the 850 species of birds in Costa Rica as well as monkeys, peccaries, agoutis and coatis. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 8 Drive to Arenal Volcano to bathe in the hot springs at Ecotermales La Fortuna. Overnight at Volcano Lodge or similar. (B, D)

Day 9 Traverse the scenic Tilarán Mountains to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (3 hrs). A high elevation cloud forest offers miles of trails and excellent opportunities for bird watching, including the Silverthroated Tanager and Collared Redstart. Afternoon tour of walkways and bridges built high in the cloud forest canopy. Spend two nights at Poco a Poco Hotel. (B)

Day 10 A guided walk explores the trails of the reserve. Time at leisure prior to a night walk in the grounds of the lower altitude of the Bosque Eterno de Los Niños. (B)

Day 11 Travel to the Carara area for overnight at the Macaw Lodge or similar. (B)

Day 12 Travel to San José . Return flight to London. (B)

Day 13 Arrive London in the morning. Flight back to Dublin.

  • Key
  • B – Breakfast
  • L – Lunch
  • D – Dinner

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Price Inclusions

  • Return indirect flights from Dublin to San José, Costa Rica
  • All transfers included and all transportation in Costa Rica
  • 10 nights accommodation in 3 or 4star hotels and lodges
  • Meals as per the itinerary – Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners included
  • Services of a naturalist guide and local representatives
  • Tours each day in Costa Rica, outlined in the itinerary
  • Flight Costa Rica to Dublin, via London
  • Taxes, charges & 20kg check-in bag per person

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Booking remarks

  • World traveller Plus upgrade €750 pp
  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Single room supplement €600
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €500 per person
  • Full payment due on receipt of confirmation if within 16 weeks
  • Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
  • Itinerary subject to change
  • Tour subject to minimum numbers
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

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Accommodation details

3 and 4 star hotels and lodges in Costa Rica

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Dates and Prices

Date Price
11 January 2019 €3,879
18 January 2019 €3,959
25 January 2019 €3,959
01 February 2019 €4,179
08 February 2019 €4,029
15 February 2019 €4,179
22 February 2019 €4,099
08 March 2019 €3,959
15 March 2019 €3,879
01 November 2019 €3,879
15 November 2019 €4,099
22 November 2019 €3,879

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