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Saga - The Jewel of Central America

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A friendly and peaceful country set between the Caribbean Sea and North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica offers a diverse ecosystem, from lush jungles inhabited by monkeys, sloths and tropical bird life to the sombre beauty of its active volcanoes.

  • 14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
  • 42 meals: 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Free bar open up to 16 hours a day
  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a
  • reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Local expert guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • San José city tour
  • A wildlife tour in Carara National Park
  • Rainforest walk
  • Paz waterfall gardens

Day 1: UK to San José

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart in the morning for your daytime flight to San José and stay two nights at thelocally rated 4-star Barceló San José.

Day 2: San José

Perhaps join an optional visit to Irazu Volcano and Orosi Valley, or spend the day at leisure.

Day 3: San José-Tárcoles

An included morning tour of the capital visits the National Museum and the National Theatre. Spend four nights at the 3+-star Hotel Villa Lapas in a private reserve on the River Tarcolitos, staying in basic, bungalow-style lodges.

Day 4: Tárcoles

An optional excursion visits one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful reserves where turquoise waters lap white beaches fringed by lush rainforest. You may see sloths, iguanas, howler and white-faced monkeys.

Day 5: Carara National Park

Look out for scarlet macaws and flycatchers on an included excursion to one of the finest birdwatching sites in Costa Rica. There’s also an optional aerial tram ride in the afternoon.

Day 6: Tárcoles

Enjoy a full day excursion to picturesque Turtle Island, located 20-miles off the coast of Costa Rica. Here you can partake in a range of activities included hiking, snorkelling and water sports, or simply relax on the stunning white-sand beach.

Day 7: Tárcoles-Muelle de San Carlos

You can join an optional boat ride this morning, venturing onto the river in search of crocodiles. You leave Tarcoles later today and travel to the locally rated 4-star Tilajari Resort Hotel for a seven-night stay.

Day 8: Muelle de San Carlos

Spend today at leisure, either relaxing at your hotel or exploring your surroundings.

Day 9: Rainforest walk

Explore the foliage, flora and wildlife of the rainforest on a half-day included guided jungle walk, with a further optional guided walk of the lava trails.

Day 10: Muelle de San Carlos

Enjoy the next four days at leisure to take advantage of the hotel’s facilities, with a choice of excursions you might like to join. Today’s optional excursion is a boat ride down the Peñas Blancas River, with unrivalled opportunities to spot hummingbirds, monkeys, sloths, anteaters and rare butterflies.

Day 11: Muelle de San Carlos

Today you can join a thrilling optional excursion to the rainforest and cross bridges and walkways suspended high above the ground in the canopy. Alternatively, indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to a chocolate plantation.

Day 12: Muelle de San Carlos

Visit the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour floating safari on an optional excursion. At dusk there’s an optional excursion to a hot springs complex in the middle of the rainforest. Take a dip in the pools, naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano, stand under a cascading waterfall and enjoy a drink at the bar.

Day 13: Muelle de San Carlos

See how a Costa Rican family grows pineapples, papayas and medicinal plants on this optional excursion. Enjoy a farewell dinner and live marimba music this evening.

Day 14: Muelle de San Carlos-San José

Return to San José and the Barceló San José where you stay overnight. En route there will be an included tour of La Paz waterfall gardens.

Day 15: San José to UK

Travel to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.

Day 16: UK

Arrive in the UK this morning and take your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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