Exploring the Osa Peninsula

12 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from £7,195 per person


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)

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Day 1
Fly to San Jose today. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.
Day 2
Travel into the Tortuguero National Park today by road and boat, with a stop for breakfast en-route. You will arrive in time for lunch at your lodge and an afternoon excursion to Tortuguero village.
Day 3
Enjoy a nature walk in the jungle as well as a guided boat safari in search of wildlife along one of the canals of Tortuguero's lush flooded forest.
Day 4
Depart Tortuguero today by boat and road. After a stop for lunch you will travel on to Arenal Volcano region.
Day 5
Today visit Arenal's 1968 Reserve, named after the most famous eruption of the volcano in living memory. This afternoon take a relaxing soak in some hot springs.
Day 6
Travel across Lake Arenal and on to the cool climes of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Afternoon to relax or begin exploring.
Day 7
This morning take a guided tour to discover the flora and fauna of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The afternoon is free for you to arrange further tours - we particularly recommend zip lining or visiting the wonderful, family-run plantation at El Trapiche.
Day 8
An early start for your transfer back to San Jose in time for your scenic flight to the wild and beautiful Osa Peninsula. You will be met at the airport and take a group transfer to your lodge.
Day 9
Free time in the Osa Peninsula to arrange activities. This is the best place in the country to view wildlife, so we recommend spending as much time as possible on the jungle trails.
Day 10
Further time in the Osa Peninsula - in addition to wildlife tours you could take a surfing lession, go horse riding, bird watching or kayaking.
Day 11
Travel back to San Jose by light aircraft in time for your onward flight back to the UK.
Day 12
Arrive home today.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Take in some of Costa Rica’s best-known national parks and reserves on a classic route around the country, but finishing in the Osa Peninsula for more of an intense wildlife experience. Your tour will begin exploring the flooded forests and canals of the Tortuguero National Park, an area that provides a gentle introduction to the jungle as well as the novelty of staying in a lodge that is only accessible by boat. Next stop is Arenal for a complete change of scenery in the central volcanic range – you will visit one of the pristine national parks in this area and have the chance to soak your limbs in some thermal springs. Continue on to Monteverde to learn about the fascinating flora and fauna of the cloud forest on your guided tour. You can also explore canopy walkways in the tree tops, with the option to try out zip lining if you are feeling adventurous. Finally take the spectacular journey by light aircraft down to the Osa Peninsula. Wildlife viewing here is the best in the country, and a three night stay ensures you really  maximise your time in the rainforest.

1 night San Jose – 2 nights Tortuguero National Park – 2 nights Arenal – 2 nights Monteverde Cloud Forest – 3 nights Osa Peninsula

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