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Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes

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Get up close and personal with turtles, monkeys, butterflies and more on this Family Experience.

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    • Crossovers: All 2017 departure dates will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.
    • Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. on Day 8, please be aware when booking your flights.
    • Cruise through Tortuguero's canals and lagoons seeking out incredible tropical wildlife species. Visit a wildlife centre in Sarapiquí and interact with the resident reptiles and amphibians. Walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges and go ziplining on the slopes of Arenal Volcano.
    • Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
    • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
    • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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    San Jose (Costa Rica), Costa Rica

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    San Jose (Costa Rica), Costa Rica

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    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Crossovers: All 2017 departure dates will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.
      • Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. on Day 8, please be aware when booking your flights.
      • Cruise through Tortuguero's canals and lagoons seeking out incredible tropical wildlife species. Visit a wildlife centre in Sarapiquí and interact with the resident reptiles and amphibians. Walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges and go ziplining on the slopes of Arenal Volcano.
      • Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Under the watchful eyes of colourful toucans and the lush canopy of dense rainforests, enjoy an unforgettable encounter with the vibrant landscapes and creatures of Costa Rica. Glide along the canals of Tortuguero, trek up the slopes of the steaming Arenal Volcano and note the diverse species you encounter along the way.


      Trip type: Family Experience

      Trip code: LFCA

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

      • 3 lunches

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park

        • Visit Tortuguero National Park, a wildlife centre near Sarapiquí, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 3 lunches


      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Umbrellas provided for your use.

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      San José – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

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      Tortuguero Sightseeing

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      Tortuguero – Horquetas – Sarapiquí – Arenal National Park (2 Nights)

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      Arenal National Park Sightseeing

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      Arenal National Park – Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights)

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      Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing

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      Manuel Antonio National Park – Depart San Jose

      Day 1

      Arrive San José Day 1 - Arrive San José

      Bienvenidos a Costa Rica. You're going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party.

      Hotel

      Sheraton San Jose

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Hotel

      Sheraton San Jose

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Day 1

      Day 2

      San José – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) Day 2 - San José – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

      Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You'll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here-six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours-hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the local students (when school is in session). Join a Local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort's open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon.

      Hotel

      Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Tortuguero Sightseeing Day 3 - Tortuguero Sightseeing

      There's nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off on a cruise through the park's canals with your captain and guide to explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you'll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you'll spot tons of monkeys-agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge, the choice is yours. If you're visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Tortuguero – Horquetas – Sarapiquí – Arenal National Park (2 Nights) Day 4 - Tortuguero – Horquetas – Sarapiquí – Arenal National Park (2 Nights)

      Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you'll visit a local Tico family's palm plantation. Gain a Cultural Insight into growing this exotic vegetable and the family that grows it. Taste something you've probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiquí where you'll visit a wildlife centre for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild.

      Hotel

      Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Arenal National Park Sightseeing Day 5 - Arenal National Park Sightseeing

      Rise and shine as the forest and volcano call you back. Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano's past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level with the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see towering Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim in the pool back at the hotel. End the day at a dinner with your travelling companions.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Arenal National Park – Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Day 6 - Arenal National Park – Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights)

      Get ready to have a blast. Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures in your lifetime. Later, head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night.

      Hotel

      Parador Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Parador Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing Day 7 - Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing

      Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you'll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list-at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then, it's time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort's pool, or choose an optional catamaran cruise with snorkelling where you might see see dolphins, parrotfish or sea turtles (available Jan-Apr). This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences over a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Manuel Antonio National Park – Depart San Jose Day 8 - Manuel Antonio National Park – Depart San Jose

      Travel back to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Sheraton San Jose.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Cultural Insight
        Visit a local Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        Learn about some of Tortuguero's most famous residents, its nesting sea turtles

      • Join Trafalgar
        Travel Today, Sustain TomorrowSnake Garden Wildlife Center At this family-run wildlife refuge, you'll meet the local native and Irish-Canadian founders to learn about their work supporting the local community and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park

        • Visit Tortuguero National Park, a wildlife centre near Sarapiquí, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 3 lunches


      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Umbrellas provided for your use.

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Everything was great from stay to finish!Product : What a lovely place, recommended friend to visit.

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        Service rating : Right from landing at the the airport, at every transfer during travel and back to the airport again, every detail was taken care of. I felt we were truly valued and cared for well.Product : Excellent authentic experiences of the culture, of both coasts and in between. The

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        Service rating : Our guide, Danny, was excellent. He was knowledgeable, attentive and good about letting us know exactly what to expect. He made a good trip an excellent one.Product : Overall the itinerary was excellent. The only drawback was leaving on Saturday am It worked perfectly for me

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        Tour guide and bus driver were 5+ stars. The tour was well planned and balanced with activities and free time. Lodging at Arenal was lovely setting but facility and service were poor. Other locations were excellent. Trafalgar did a poor job of descriptions of optional activities; most were wrong

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        Service rating : Great service - Travel directorate met all our needs and expectations. Always courteous helpful and pleasant.Product : Trafalgar well planned in all tours and provide the best accommodations.It gave us great insight into the country, culture and people

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