Costa Rica - Walks and Wildlife Adventure Holiday
Costa Rica, Discovery, 15 days - from £1,595 (land only) - from €1,915 (land only) - from $2,595 (land only)
- Explore Costa Rica - the `Jewel of Central America`
- Trek on the slopes of Arenal Volcano & visit Corcovado NP by boat
- Walk through rainforest & waterfalls on this Costa Rica holiday
- See a wide range of wildlife including the elusive quetzal
- All meals except 2 dinners included in the holiday price
With its tropical rainforest, active volcanoes, deserted beaches, colourful wildlife, perfect climate and friendly people, Costa Rica is well named the ‘jewel of Central America'. We begin our amazing adventure holiday in Costa Rica with some scenic walking beneath Volcan Arenal and on Rincon de la Vieja, where we climb to the crater rim for views of its bubbling lake. Heading south, we stop off at the Pacific beach town of Dominical, before embarking on a 3-day trip into the Corcovado National Park. Journeying by boat and including a journey out to Cano Island for a walk and snorkelling, we will be on the lookout for dolphins, whales and turtles. Our wildlife bonanza holiday is rounded off as we go in search of quetzals and other exotic bird species at San Gerardo de Dota and in the El Copal Reserve. This walking and wildlife holiday is designed to take us to the lesser-known places away from the crowds and main stream tourists, yet allows us to experience the best of this remarkable country.
Is this holiday for you?
This adventure tour is designed to provide an insight into the many different elements which make up Costa Rica. It is not intended to be a long or continuous walking holiday. We have a couple of days which are 6 hour walks, which will be through the forest, and we may experience slippery mud underfoot as rain showers are not unusual in Costa Rica. The main focus during these walks will be looking for wildlife and observing the different climatic zones and types of rainforest. We spend some time on boats admiring the forest, beaches and islands - so you should not have a fear of water! The majority of the holiday is leisurely, with a number of short and longer walks and other activities. We have one night where we have to carry our own belongings to the rustic forest lodge, our main baggage will go with the vehicle.