Costa Rica - Walks and Wildlife Adventure Holiday
Costa Rica, Discovery, 15 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,035 (land only) - from $2,795 (land only)
Great value wildlife holiday
With all but 2 meals included in the holiday price, this is a great value wilderness and wildlife experience.
- Off the beaten track in Costa Rica, the Jewel of Central America
- Trek the slopes of Arenal Volcano & visit Corcovado NP by boat
- Rainforests, waterfalls and beaches on this Costa Rica holiday
- Walk amongst abundent birdlife, including the elusive quetzal
- Wonderful wildlife, including coatis, sloth and tapir
Costa Rica is well named the ‘jewel of Central America', with its tropical rainforest, active volcanoes, deserted beaches, colourful wildlife, perfect climate and friendly people; experience it all on this exciting wildlife and walking adventure holiday. We begin our amazing adventure in Costa Rica with some scenic walking beneath Volcan Arenal and on Rincon de la Vieja. We have three days to explore the trails and enjoy the mud pools, hot springs, waterfalls and abundent wildlife. 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, we will be on the lookout for dolphins, whales and turtles; stopping off for walks and snorkelling opportunities. 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 holiday is designed to provide an insight into the many different elements that define Costa Rica. It is not intended to be a long or continuous walking holiday. We have a couple of days of 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.